Ava Max is Number 1 on the Official Irish Singles Chart for a second week with Sweet But Psycho.
The US rising star’s breakthrough hit claims its strongest week of downloads and streams yet, cruising to a lead of over 700 combined sales.
Elsewhere in the Top 5, the Christmas season sends The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York climbing from 9 to Number 3 this week. The yuletide classic featuring Kirsty MacColl was Christmas Number 1 on the Irish Chart back in 1987. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey also enjoys an uplift, rising three places to Number 4.
New entries and high climbers
Three more Christmas songs return to the Top 10; Wham!’s Last Christmas lifts four to 7, Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas ascends eight to 9, and Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree from Brenda Lee catapults 12 places to 10.
Festive songs reaching new high positions this week are: Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me (14); Bobby Helms’ Jingle Bell Rock (29); Santa’s Coming For Us by Sia (37); Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! from Frank Sinatra (42); Sam Smith’s Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (46); The Ronettes’ Sleigh Ride (47); Baby It’s Cold Outside by Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor (48); and Jose Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad (49).
Finally, released on Christmas Eve, Post Malone’s latest single Wow. debuts at Number 36.
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