IRMA and RTÉ 2FM have today announced the launch of the brand new Irish Homegrown Top 20 Chart on Friday June 7.
The weekly chart, compiled by the Official Charts Company, will highlight the biggest tracks by Irish acts each week based on combined sales across physical, download and streaming. Eligibility rules can be found by clicking here.
As part of The Official Chart Show on RTE2FM every Friday night at 7pm, host Bláthnaid Treacy will unveil the biggest Homegrown singles of the week, with the full Top 20 published in the Charts section of this site.
Preceding the launch of the first Irish Homegrown Top 20 chart next week, and to coincide with RTÉ 2FM’s 40th birthday celebrations on May 31, the biggest Irish Homegrown tracks of the year so far have been revealed with Dermot Kennedy’s Power Over Me taking the top spot.
Power Over Me has spent 29 weeks on the Official Irish Singles Top 50 and is the biggest seller of 2019 so far by an Irish act, besting Westlife’s Hello My Love by just 70 combined sales.
"I can’t believe Power Over Me is the biggest track by an Irish act this year so far! I’m so grateful for all the support I’ve been shown with this song," Dermot told us. "Having a chart that focuses purely on Irish artists is a great way to highlight the breadth of talent in Ireland, and I consider myself very lucky to be part of it."
Hello My Love therefore, has to settle for second place on the Irish Homegrown Top 20 of 2019 so far. Westlife’s first new single since 2011, it gave them their 26th Top 10 hit on the Official Irish Singles Chart when it peaked at Number 2 in January.
Picture This have two of the Top 5 biggest Irish Homegrown tracks of the year so far with One Drink at Number 3 and Everything or Nothing at Number 5. Both tracks are taken from their Number 1 album MDRN LV which was released in February.
Completing the Top 5 is Hozier whose Almost (Sweet Music) ranks at Number 4. Taken from his second album Wasteland Baby! which went straight to the top of the Official Albums Chart on release in March.
Wild Youth - whose song Making Me Dance ranks in 8th - are ready for "the wealth of talent" in Ireland to be recognised.
Ireland's Top 20 biggest Homegrown songs of 2019 so far
|1||POWER OVER ME||DERMOT KENNEDY||11|
|2||HELLO MY LOVE||WESTLIFE||2|
|3||ONE DRINK||PICTURE THIS||12|
|4||ALMOST (SWEET MUSIC)||HOZIER||8|
|5||EVERYTHING OR NOTHING||PICTURE THIS||7|
|8||MAKING ME DANCE||WILD YOUTH||73|
|11||FOLLOW YOUR FIRE||KODALINE||20|
|13||MONSTER||WALKING ON CARS||N/A|
|14||CAN'T MOVE ON||WILD YOUTH||59|
|16||TOO MUCH TO ASK||NIALL HORAN||6|
|18||COLDEST WATER||WALKING ON CARS||72|
|20||THIS TOWN||NIALL HORAN||6|
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