Ava Max dethrones Ariana Grande to claim Ireland’s Christmas Number 1 single

Festive favourites from Ariana Grande and Sia reach new peak positions this week.

Ava Max has secured Ireland’s 2018 Christmas Number 1 on the Official Irish Singles Chart.

After two weeks at Number 2, it’s third time lucky for Sweet But Psycho, which claims the coveted Xmas top spot by just over 300 combined sales.

Ava becomes the first female soloist to claim the Official Irish Christmas Number 1 in five years, following on from the chart-topping success of X Factor UK winner Sam Bailey in 2013 with Skyscraper.

Completing the all-female Xmas Top 3 are Ariana Grande at Number 2 with thank u, next, and Without Me by Halsey at 3.

New entries and high climbers

Ariana Grande is back again at Number 4; promotional single Imagine becomes the Floridian’s eighth Top 5 hit.

Elsewhere, Kodak Black’s Zeze featuring Travis Scott and Offset rebounds seven to Number 14, Dermot Kennedy leaps 10 slots to a new peak of Number 25, and Khalid catapults 14 positions with Saturday Nights, up to 31.

Finally, fifteen Christmas tracks jingle their way within the Top 50. They are: Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You (7); Fairytale of New York from The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl (9); Wham!’s Last Christmas (11); Do They Know It’s Christmas by Band Aid (17); Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (22); Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me (26 and a new peak); It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Michael Buble (27); John & Yoko’s Happy Xmas (War is Over) (29); Driving Home For Christmas from Chris Rea (34); Shakin’ Stevens classic Merry Christmas Everyone (40); Elton John’s Step Into Christmas (44); It’s the Wonderful Time of the Year (47); Sia’s Santa’s Coming For Us (48 and a new peak); White Christmas from Bing Crosby (49); and Leona Lewis’ One More Sleep (50).

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