Sam Smith's Official Irish Singles Chart history - the numbers behind their success in Ireland

With Sam's new single out and a new album coming soon, we look back at their success so far.

Sam Smith's next album To Die For has officially been announced, kicking off a new chapter that could see them score a third Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart.

With the record's title track out now and the album dropping in May, we're looking back at Sam's success on the Official Irish Singles Chart so far.

Top 50 hits

Sam has so far scored 18 Top 50 entries in Ireland - that's more appearances than his contemporaries like Adele, Emeli Sande and Jessie J. Eight of those tracks feature on their debut In The Lonely Hour (including its Drowning Shadows deluxe edition), which was the third biggest album of 2014 behind Ed Sheeran's + and Hozier's self-titled.

How many times has Sam Smith cracked the Top 10?

Sam has reached the Top 10 on 10 occasions; the first was the Naughty Boy collaboration La La La and the most recent was 2019's How Do You Sleep?. Eight of those also cracked the Top 5 - that's more than the likes of The Weeknd, Maroon 5, Rita Ora and Little Mix. Bizarrely, Sam has peaked at Number 4 four times.

Number 1s

Sam has a pair of Number 1s - worldwide smash Stay With Me, and 2018's Promises, a collaboration with Calvin Harris. Promises spent five weeks at Number 1 and has been streamed 15.2 million times in Ireland.

Several of their singles were higher charting in Ireland than the UK

Ok, so now we're just having a humble brag about some of Sam's tracks performing better on Irish soil than their native UK. Most recently, How Do You Sleep? was a Top 5 hit, peaking at Number 4 - that's higher than Number 7 that the song topped out at in the UK.

In December 2018, Sam released Fire On Fire, the soundtrack theme for Netflix's Watership Down. The winter warmer reached Number 38 in Ireland, while it didn't break into the UK Top 40. Sticking with a festive time of year, Sam's version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas from 2014 peaked at 46 on the Official Irish Singles Chart, 19 positions higher than in the UK.

Sam Smith's Official Irish Chart Top 50 hits to date

TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
LATCH DISCLOSURE FT. SAM SMITH 35 2012
LA LA LA NAUGHTY BOY FT. SAM SMITH 3 2013
MONEY ON MY MIND SAM SMITH 4 2014
STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH 1 2014
I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE SAM SMITH 6 2014
LIKE I CAN SAM SMITH 11 2014
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS SAM SMITH 46 2014
LAY ME DOWN SAM SMITH FT. JOHN LEGEND 4 2015
OMEN DISCLOSURE FT. SAM SMITH 29 2015
WRITING'S ON THE WALL SAM SMITH 9 2015
TOO GOOD AT GOODBYES SAM SMITH 2 2017
PRAY SAM SMITH 29 2017
ONE LAST SONG SAM SMITH 36 2017
PROMISES CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH 1 2018
FIRE ON FIRE SAM SMITH 38 2018
DANCING WITH A STRANGER SAM SMITH & NORMANI 4 2019
HOW DO YOU SLEEP? SAM SMITH 4 2019
TO DIE FOR SAM SMITH 21 2020

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