Tones and I officially claims Ireland’s longest-reigning Number 1 of the decade by a female lead artist.
The Australian’s breakout hit Dance Monkey has now spent eight weeks atop the Official Irish Singles Chart, more than any other woman since 2010. The last time a female lead sat at Number 1 this long was Leona Lewis in 2007 with Bleeding Love. Rihanna also achieved eight weeks that year with Umbrella ft. Jay Z.
Harry Styles secures this week’s highest new entry at Number 4 with Lights Up, his second Top 10 as a soloist. Lewis Capaldi claims a Top 10 slot this week too; Bruises rises five to Number 9. Ed Sheeran is right behind at Number 10; featuring Camila Cabello & 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 Number 12, up three places, Maroon 5 also climb with Memories to a new peak of Number 13, up 14 spots, and there’s also an upward move of 12 rungs to Number 14 for Blackbear’s Hot Girl Bummer.
More songs reaching new peaks include: Jorja Smith’s Be Honest featuring Burna Boy (23); God is a Dancer from Tiesto & Mabel (27); Raye’s Love Me Again (34); and Graveyard by Halsey (37).
Production trio Meduza are new at 31 with Lose Control ft. Becky Hill and Goodboys, and there’s more dance music new at 38 from Riton & Oliver Heldens with Turn Me On ft. Vula, and finally, Jax Jones scores a landmark tenth Top 50 with the Ella Henderson-assisted This Is Real at 47.
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