Irish Singles Chart number-one singles

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  1. Annie's Song

    Annie's Song (1974)

    7,549 views

    "Annie's Song" is a rock/country song recorded and written by singer-songwriter John Denver. It was his second number-one song in the United States, occupying that spot for two weeks in July 1974. "Annie's Song" also went to number one on the Easy Listening chart. It went to number one in the United Kingdom, where it was Denver's only major hit single (many of Denver's American hits were more familiar in the UK through cover versions by other artists).


  2. Someone Like You

    Someone Like You

    6,009 views

    "Someone Like You" is a song by English singer-songwriter Adele written by Adele and Dan Wilson for her second studio album 21. The pop ballad was inspired by a broken relationship, and lyrically it speaks of Adele coming to terms with it. XL Recordings released the song as the second single from the album on 24 January 2011 in the United Kingdom and on 9 August 2011 in the United States. Accompanied only by a piano in the song (played by co-writer Wilson), Adele sings about the end of the relationship with her ex-boyfriend. The song received positive reviews from music critics who chose the song as a highlight of the album and praised the lyrics, its simple sound and Adele's vocal performance.


  3. All Summer Long

    All Summer Long (2007)

    5,653 views

    "All Summer Long" is the title of a song recorded by Kid Rock. It was released in 2008 as the third single from his ninth studio album Rock n Roll Jesus. The song contains musical and lyrical references to several hit songs of the 1970s, including Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London", and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama"; the idea for the mashup was suggested by Mike E. Clark. The song was a number-one hit in eight countries across Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom. It even crossed over to country music radio, giving Kid Rock his first top-ten country hit. The song was the official theme song to WWE's pay-per view event, Backlash 2008. Also, the song was performed on the MTV music awards with rapper Lil Wayne in 2008.


  4. Linda Lewis

    Linda Lewis

    5,588 views
    British musician

  5. Everything I Do, I Do It For You

    Everything I Do, I Do It For You (1991)

    5,541 views

    "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" is a soft rock power ballad performed by Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams and co-written with Michael Kamen and Robert John "Mutt" Lange, featured on the soundtrack album from the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and on Adams' sixth studio solo album Waking Up the Neighbours. It was an enormous chart success internationally, particularly in the United Kingdom, where it spent sixteen consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart (the longest in British chart history), seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and nine weeks atop the Canadian Singles Chart in Adams's native Canada. It was a number one hit on many charts and went on to sell more than 15 million copies worldwide, making it Adams' most successful song and one of the best-selling singles of all time.


  6. Sweet Caroline

    Sweet Caroline (1968)

    4,896 views

    "Sweet Caroline" is a pop song written and performed by Neil Diamond and officially released on September 16, 1969, as a single. It was later released on December 9, 1972 as a part of Diamond's Hot August Night album. There are three distinct mixes of this song. The original mono 45 mix had a loud orchestra and glockenspiel compared to the stereo version on the Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show LP. The third version was a remix found only on the initial CD release of Neil Diamond's "His 12 Greatest Hits". This version has the orchestra mixed down very noticeably and has the background vocals mixed up. It has a longer fade as well. The song reached #4 on the Billboard chart and eventually went platinum for sales of one million singles.


  7. Hallelujah

    Hallelujah (1994)

    4,334 views

    "Hallelujah" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a cover by John Cale, which later formed the basis for a cover by Jeff Buckley. It is the subject of the book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" (2012) by Alan Light. In a New York Times review of the book, Janet Maslin praises the book and the song, noting that "Cohen spent years struggling with his song 'Hallelujah.' . . . He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down."


  8. You Raise Me up

    You Raise Me up (2003)

    4,002 views

    "You Raise Me Up" is a song that was originally composed by the duo, Secret Garden. The music was written by Secret Garden's Rolf Løvland and the lyrics by Brendan Graham. After the song was performed early in 2002 by the Secret Garden and their invited lead singer, Brian Kennedy, the song only became a minor UK hit. The song has been recorded by more than a hundred other artists including Josh Groban, who popularized the song in 2003; his rendition became a hit in the United States. The Irish band Westlife then popularized the song in the United Kingdom two years later. "You Raise Me Up" is sung as a contemporary hymn in church services.


  9. Don't Matter

    Don't Matter (2006)

    3,706 views

    "Don't Matter" is a Reggae fusionR&B song recorded by Akon for his second studio album Konvicted (2006). The song was released as the album's third single in early 2007. In April 2007, it became Akon's first solo U.S. number-one single and second number-one overall. A crucial part of the chorus takes from Bob Marley's 1979 classic "Zimbabwe". The bridge also borrows the melody from R. Kelly's song "Ignition (Remix)". This song was #31 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. This song was also #81 on MTV Asia's list of Top 100 Hits of 2007.


  10. How You Remind Me

    How You Remind Me (2001)

    3,524 views

    "How You Remind Me" is a single from rock band Nickelback's 2001 album, Silver Side Up. A "Gold Mix" was made for latter editions of the single with the heavier guitars edited out of the chorus. This single would be the last rock single to be #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 until Maroon 5's song "Makes Me Wonder" went to #1 six years later in 2007. Lead vocalist and guitarist Chad Kroeger wrote the song about his old girlfriend Jodi, with whom he had a dysfunctional relationship. He refers to this song as the song that put Nickelback on the map as referred to their concert in Sturgis. It is often considered to be the band's signature song.


  11. A Groovy Kind Of Love

    A Groovy Kind Of Love (1988)

    3,341 views

    "A Groovy Kind of Love" is a pop song written by Toni Wine and Carole Bayer Sager and published by the Screen Gems music publishing company. It is heavily based on the Rondo movement of Sonatina in G major, op. 36 no. 5 by Muzio Clementi. The song was released first by Diane & Annita in 1965, and several covers have since appeared on worldwide music charts.


  12. Angel

    Angel (2000)

    3,308 views

    "Angel" is a 2001 number one hit song by reggae artist Shaggy featuring Rayvon. It was the follow-up to Shaggy's U.S. number-one hit "It Wasn't Me". "Angel" reached number one in the U.S. for the week of 31 March 2001 becoming his final top forty song in the US to date.


  13. I Believe I Can Fly

    I Believe I Can Fly (1998)

    3,285 views

    "I Believe I Can Fly" is a 1996 song by R&B singer R. Kelly. The song was written, produced and performed by Kelly and was featured on the soundtrack to the 1996 film Space Jam. It was originally released on November 26, 1996, but later appeared in Kelly's 1998 album R..


  14. Lonely

    Lonely (2003)

    3,247 views

    "Lonely" (also known as "Mr. Lonely") is a single by Senegalese-American R&B and hip hop singer Akon; it appears on his debut album, Trouble. The single was released in 2005 and was his first worldwide hit. It reached number one in several countries, including in the United Kingdom and Germany (where it stayed there for eight weeks), and Australia. It was also highly popular in France where it reached number two, and in the United States when it peaked at #4. An edited version is on Radio Disney's playlist and on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8.


  15. All of Me

    All of Me

    3,239 views

    "All of Me" is a song by American contemporary R&B recording artist John Legend from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013). Legend co-wrote the song with Toby Gad and co-produced it with Dave Tozer. The song is a dedication to Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen. "All of Me" impacted American mainstream urban radio as the album's third single on August 12, 2013.


  16. Mandy

    Mandy (1974)

    3,238 views

    "Mandy", originally titled "Brandy", is a song written and composed by Scott English and Richard Kerr.


  17. I Will Always Love You

    I Will Always Love You (1995)

    3,049 views

    "I Will Always Love You" is a song by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. The country track was released on June 6, 1974 as the second single from Parton's thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene (1974). The singer wrote the song, which was recorded on June 13, 1973, for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was professionally splitting at the time. "I Will Always Love You" received positive comments from critics and attained commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart two times. With the accomplishment, Parton became the first artist ever to earn a number one record twice with the same song as a singer, and three times as a writer. "I Will Always Love You" is the second song ever to reach the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 in separate chart runs. Parton also sang the song in the film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.


  18. Give Me Everything

    Give Me Everything

    2,802 views

    "Give Me Everything" is a song by American rapper Pitbull, released on March 18, 2011 as the second single from his sixth studio album, Planet Pit (2011). It was written by Matt Howard, American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, Dutch producer and DJ Afrojack. Ne-Yo and Nayer feature on the song, while Afrojack produced the song. It combines hip hop, pop, and "Broadway-style theatricality".


  19. All for Love

    All for Love (1994)

    2,777 views

    "All for Love" is a rock song written by Bryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Michael Kamen for the soundtrack The Three Musketeers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, performed by Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting. The song's musical-style and production were heavily inspired by rock and pop music from the 1980s, and its lyrics chronicle a relationship. The song was released as a CD single in the United States on November 16, 1993.


  20. What Makes You Beautiful

    What Makes You Beautiful

    2,760 views

    "What Makes You Beautiful" is a song by the English-Irish boy band One Direction. It served as their debut single and lead single from their debut studio album, Up All Night (2011). Written by Savan Kotecha and its producers, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk, the song was released by Syco Records on 11 September 2011. After recording it at Cosmos Studios and Kinglet Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, the band felt relieved to have a song that they were happy to release as their first single. The track is an uptempo song which interpolates pop genres teen pop, power pop and pop rock. It features a prominent guitar-based chorus and riff, and the middle eight consists of a "na na na" hook. The song's opening guitar riff is similar to that of the classic song "Summer Nights" from the musical Grease and its 1978 motion picture adaptation.


  21. It Wasn't Me

    It Wasn't Me (2000)

    2,589 views

    "It Wasn't Me" is the first official single from reggae artist Shaggy's multi-platinum studio album Hot Shot, released on February 26, 2001. The song has since been regarded as Shaggy's breakthrough in the pop market, and is his highest charting song to date, topping the charts in Australia, Austria, France, Holland, Ireland, America and the United Kingdom. The song features vocals from collaborator Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent.


  22. Can't Fight The Moonlight

    Can't Fight The Moonlight (2001)

    2,553 views

    "Can't Fight the Moonlight" is a song written by Diane Warren, recorded by LeAnn Rimes and featured on the soundtrack of the film Coyote Ugly, and in the film itself. Released as a single on August 22, 2000, the song had huge success, reaching number one in eight countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia, where it was the best-selling single of 2001.


  23. We Found Love

    We Found Love (2011)

    2,494 views

    "We Found Love" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her sixth studio album Talk That Talk (2011). The song features British/Scottish producer/singer Calvin Harris. "We Found Love" was released as the lead single from the album and premiered on September 22, 2011, in the United Kingdom on the Capital FM radio station and was made available to download on the same day. The song has met with mixed reviews from music critics, who praised the song's composition and Rihanna's vocal performance, however, some critics felt that the lyrical content was sparse and came second to Harris' production.


  24. Sailing

    Sailing (1975)

    2,435 views

    "Sailing" is a song written by Gavin Sutherland and recorded by The Sutherland Bros. Band (featuring the Sutherland Brothers Gavin and Iain). Released in June 1972, it can be found on their album 'Lifeboat' released in the same year.


  25. Boombastic

    Boombastic (1995)

    2,280 views

    "Boombastic" is the second single released by Shaggy from his album Boombastic. Released in 1995, it achieved huge success in many countries, including Ireland, UK, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia where it topped the singles charts.


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