- 04 Oct 19
Familiar names top the official Irish charts this week with Tones and I, Lewis Capaldi, and Dermot Kennedy all reigning supreme.
Tones and I’s breakthrough hit 'Dance Monkey' shows no signs of slowing down as it claims a sixth week atop the official singles charts.
Real name Toni Watson, the Australian singer-songwriter finished over 5,000 chart sales ahead of her nearest competition, Post Malone’s Circles.
'Dance Monkey' is now the longest-reigning Irish No. 1 hit for an Australian artist this millennium, surpassing the five non-consecutive weeks achieved by 'Somebody That I Used To Know' by Australian artist Gotye in 2012, and the five consecutive weeks scored by Sia’s 'Cheap Thrills' in 2016.
'Dance Monkey' also joins only six songs by female lead artists to spent at least six consecutive weeks at No. 1 this decade, along with Adele’s 'Someone Like You' (2011), Rihanna’s 'We Found Love' (2011), Ellie Goulding’s 'Love Me Like You Do' (2015), Dua Lipa’s 'New Rules' (2017) and Ariana Grande’s 'Thank U, Next' (2018).
Elsewhere on the Irish singles charts, Kosovan DJ Regard reaches a new peak with 'Ride It', climbing two places to No. 3, while AJ Tracey’s 'Ladbroke Grove' continues to scale the Top 10 in its 18th week on chart, up one to a new personal best at No. 6.
Young T & Bugsey edge closer to the Top 10 with 'Strike A Pose' ft. Aitch, up four spots to No. 11, while 'Bruises' by Lewis Capaldi returns to the Top 50 at No. 23 following the release of a remixes EP.
Capaldi is also back atop the Irish albums chart with Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, which joins Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? as the longest-reigning chart-toppers of 2019 to date, with both clocking in six non-consecutive weeks.
Lewis’ debut album had the biggest opening week of the year so far on release in May and is Ireland’s fastest-selling debut of the decade by a male artist.
The Beatles are also back on the Official Irish Albums Chart with Abbey Road, which sits at No. 3 following its 50th anniversary reissue.
Dublin rock group Girl Band score this week’s highest new entry with The Talkies, matching the peak position of their 2015 debut album Holding Hands with Jamie at No. 11. DaBaby also enters the Top 20 with his second studio album Kirk at No. 17.
And of course, atop the Irish Homegrown charts for the 16th week is Dermot Kennedy with 'Outnumbered', followed by 'Power Over Me' at No. 2.