Katy Perry's Official Irish Singles Chart history - the numbers behind her success in Ireland

As Katy returns with Never Really Over, we look back at the story so far on the Irish Chart.

Katy Perry is on track to return to the Official Irish Singles Chart this week with her new single Never Really Over, her first major headline release in two years.

With Katy on the comeback trail, look back at how her discography to date has performed on the Irish Charts.

Top 50 hits

Katy is no stranger the Official Irish Singles Chart. She has appeared on the Top 50 an impressive 26 times - that's more hits than chart heavyweights like Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and Sam Smith.

How many times has she cracked the Top 10?

Katy has reached the chart's top flight on 16 occasions, that's more than fellow contemporaries such as Pink and Justin Timberlake. All but one of Katy's lead singles peaked at Number 1 - a good omen for Never Really Over? 

Six of Katy's Top 10 hits - Firework, California Gurls, If We Ever Meet Again, Teenage Dream, Starstrukk and Hot n Cold - were within the most popular downloads of 2010, making her the second-most downloaded artist of the year, behind Rihanna.

Number 1s

Speaking of chart toppers, Katy has so far managed four in Ireland: I Kissed A Girl, California Gurls featuring Snoop Dogg, Teenage Dream and Roar. Of those, California Gurls was the fastest-selling, becoming the ninth most-downloaded song of 2010. Interestingly, Firework achieved more downloads that year (in sixth), despite peaking at Number 2.

Even one of her album tracks became a chart hit

Prism album track Walking On Air was released as an instant-grat (rather than a single) and peaked at Number 13 in 2013. Only in Canada and New Zealand did it chart higher, reaching Number 12 in those countries. Despite not having a music video, the track out-peaked official singles Unconditionally, Birthday and This Is How We Do from the same album.

Katy Perry's Official Irish Chart Top 50 hits to date

TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
I KISSED A GIRL KATY PERRY 1 2008
HOT N COLD KATY PERRY 3 2008
THINKING OF YOU KATY PERRY 38 2009
WAKING UP IN VEGAS KATY PERRY 8 2009
STARSTRUKK 3OH!3 FT. KATY PERRY 4 2009
IF WE EVER MEET AGAIN TIMBALAND WITH KATY PERRY 3 2010
CALIFORNIA GURLS KATY PERRY FT. SNOOP DOGG 1 2010
TEENAGE DREAM KATY PERRY 1 2010
FIREWORK KATY PERRY 2 2010
E.T. KATY PERRY FT. KANYE WEST 5 2011
LAST FRIDAY NIGHT KATY PERRY 2 2011
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY KATY PERRY 13 2011
PART OF ME KATY PERRY 5 2012
WIDE AWAKE KATY PERRY 6 2012
ROAR KATY PERRY 1 2013
UNCONDITIONALLY KATY PERRY 27 2013
DARK HORSE KATY PERRY FT. JUICY J 3 2013
WALKING ON AIR KATY PERRY 13 2013
BIRTHDAY KATY PERRY 47 2014
THIS IS HOW WE DO KATY PERRY 31 2014
CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM KATY PERRY FT. SKIP MARLEY 6 2017
BON APPETIT KATY PERRY FT. MIGOS 42 2017
SWISH SWISH KATY PERRY FT. NICKI MINAJ 28 2017
FEELS CALVIN HARRIS FT. PHARRELL WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & BIG SEAN 3 2017
365 ZEDD & KATY PERRY 33 2019
NEVER REALLY OVER KATY PERRY 14 2019

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