- 18 Oct 19
It comes as no surprise that Dermot Kennedy and Tones & I continue to dominate the Official Irish Charts this week.
Tones and I's 'Dance Monkey' remains the No. 1 single in Ireland this week, breaking yet another record. The Australian’s breakout hit 'Dance Monkey' has now spent eight weeks atop the Irish charts, more than any other woman since 2010. The last time a female lead sat at No. 1 this long was Leona Lewis in 2007 with 'Bleeding Love'. Rihanna also achieved eight weeks that year with 'Umbrella' ft. Jay Z.
Last week, the single became the longest-reigning song by an Australian artist since 2000.
'Ride It' by Regard retains the No. 2 spot, and 'Circles' by Post Malone jumps one higher to claim No. 3. Harry Styles secures this week’s highest new entry at No. 4 with 'Lights Up', his second Top 10 as a soloist. Rounding out the top five is 'Highest in the Room' by Travis Scott.
Lewis Capaldi also claims a Top 10 slot this week with 'Bruises' rising five spots to No. 9. Ed Sheeran is right behind at No. 10; featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B, 'South of the Border' is this week’s highest climber, up 18 places to 10. Niall Horan’s 'Nice To Meet Ya' gains ground at No. 12, up three places.
Meanwhile, Dermot Kennedy stormed to No. 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart for a second week.
2019’s fastest-selling album so far, Without Fear logs another week at the top, outselling the rest of this week’s Top 5 combined. Kennedy also claimed the No. 5 spot with his self-titled record.
On the Homegrown Irish Charts, Dermot Kennedy also reigns king with 'Outnumbered' and 'Rome' claiming the No. 1 and 2 spots respectively. 'Outnumbered' has been at the top of the chart for 18 weeks now.
The highest new entry in this week’s Irish artist Top 20 goes to 'Back To You' by folk/Americana duo Hudson Taylor. The band are in the middle of a string of domestic tour dates and will play six straight nights at Whelan's in December.