Ireland's Official Top 40 biggest singles of 2018 so far

Find out which tracks are leading the way as we enter the final stretch of 2018.

As we begin the final quarter of 2018, OfficialCharts.com have revealed the Official Top 40 biggest singles in Ireland so far this year.

Drake is out in front on the year-to-date chart, which combines sales, audio streams and, for the first time, video streams, which have counted toward the Official Irish Chart since July. The Canadian rapper's track God’s Plan chalke up a mammoth ten weeks at Number 1 between February and April.

The song, lead single from Drake's chart-topping album Scorpion so far has a combined sales' tally of just over 90,000, including 9.02 million streams – the most streamed track in the YTD Top 40. Drake’s follow-up, the Lauryn Hill-sampling Nice For What, is at 10 in the Top 40 after peaking at Number 2 in May, and most recent hit In My Feelings is at 31.

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Landing in second place is Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa's huge hit of the early summer, One Kiss, which logged nine weeks at the top over two separate stints between April and June. Dua also has another Number 1 in the YTD Top 5 – IDGAF, which hit the top for a week in January, is at 5, on 75,700 – and farther down, her first chart-topper New Rules is 21st.


Image: Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa in the One Kiss video

Rudimental’s These Days ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen (86k combined sales) is in third. The track spent seven non-consecutive weeks at Number 2 this year, denied Number 2 glory by God’s Plan.  

George Ezra's Shotgun was the big song of the summer, racking up a nine-week stint at the top across June, July, and August, and is fourth biggest tune of the year so far overall, with combined sales of 84k. Shotgun is also the most downloaded song of the year, and is the most streamed on video – 3.98 million views since we started counting in July. Four slots down, George makes another appearance – Paradise is on 69k, in eighth place for the year so far.

Marshmello & Anne-Marie’s Number 3-peaking collaboration Friends places sixth (72k), ahead of Anne-Marie’s 2002, which reached Number 2, and is on 70,000 combined sales

Ed Sheeran makes three appearances: Perfect (9), his guest appearance on Eminem's River (24), and Shape of You (32).

Finally, US rapper Post Malone lands three entries in the YTD Top 40; the highest is the chart-topping Rockstar ft. 21 Savage at 16, followed by Psycho ft. Ty Dolla $ign at 17 and Better Now at 22. 

Ireland's Official Top 40 biggest singles of 2018 so far

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
2 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
3 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/JESS GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 2
4 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
5 IDGAF DUA LIPA 1
6 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE 3
7 2002 ANNE-MARIE 2
8 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 5
9 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
10 NICE FOR WHAT DRAKE 2
11 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 1
12 SOLO CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO 1
13 THE MIDDLE ZEDD/MAREN MORRIS/GREY 7
14 ALL THE STARS KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA 4
15 LULLABY SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH 8
16 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE 2
17 PSYCHO POST MALONE FT TY DOLLA SIGN 2
18 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
19 BREATHE JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN 4
20 YOUNGBLOOD 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 4
21 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
22 BETTER NOW POST MALONE 4
23 THIS IS ME KEALA SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS 11
24 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN 2
25 LOVE LIES KHALID & NORMANI 8
26 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN 10
27 NEVERMIND DENNIS LLOYD 13
28 I LIKE IT CARDI B/BAD BUNNY/J BALVIN 10
29 FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN 3
30 RISE JONAS BLUE FT JACK & JACK 3
31 I MISS YOU CLEAN BANDIT FT JULIA MICHAELS 3
32 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
33 GIRLS LIKE YOU MAROON 5 FT CARDI B 5
34 17 MK 9
35 NEVER BE THE SAME CAMILA CABELLO 6
36 IN MY FEELINGS DRAKE 2
37 BODY LOUD LUXURY FT BRANDO 4
38 STRANGERS SIGRID 7
39 FINESSE BRUNO MARS & CARDI B 5
40 ANSWERPHONE BANX & RANX/ELLA EYRE/BANE 10

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Looking at Irish-specific acts, folk-rock quartet Kodaline have the year's biggest track to date with Follow Your Fire, lead single from third album Politics Of Living. Read our interview with the band about the record here

The Cranberries feature three times in the Top 10 of 2018 so far. Following the death of singer Dolores O'Riordan, the band's music flooded back into the Irish singles chart; early '90s hits Zombie, Linger and Dreams were the most popular. 

Pop-rock duo Picture This are also making a big impact this year, after their self-titled debut album stormed to Number 1 in 2017. Four of the band's songs feature in the Irish-only Top 10, led by This Morning, which peaked at Number 6. 

Ireland's Official Top 10 biggest singles by Irish acts

  TITLE ARTIST
1 FOLLOW YOUR FIRE KODALINE
2 ZOMBIE CRANBERRIES
3 THIS MORNING PICTURE THIS
4 TAKE MY HAND PICTURE THIS
5 LINGER CRANBERRIES
6 ADDICTED TO YOU PICTURE THIS
7 SLOW HANDS NIALL HORAN
8 NEVER CHANGE PICTURE THIS
9 TOO MUCH TO ASK NIALL HORAN
10 DREAMS CRANBERRIES

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