Westlife

Irish charts: Kate Bush stays No. 1 as Westlife’s Greatest Hits enters the Top 5

After their stellar show at the Aviva Stadium, a band of Irish boys – or should it be a band of men? – Westlife re-entered the Official Irish Albums Chart at No. 3.

Scottish DJ duo LF SYSTEM of Conor Larkman and Sean Finnegan may be marking their second week at No. 1 in the UK, but here in Ireland Kate Bush retains the top spot with their 1985 love dogs classic ‘Running Up That Hill’.

They may not have snatched the coveted top spot, but LF SYSTEM’s “Afraid To Feel” – which samples soul band Silk’s 1975 track “I Can’t Stop (Turning You On)” – takes second place today (July 15).

Elsewhere in the Top 5, George Ezra continues his steady rise with the infectious ‘Green Green Grass’ – which climbs to No. 4 from No. 12. It’s the second hit single from his No. 1 album at UK child of the gold rush.

Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” and Drake’s “Massive” rounded out the Top 5 singles, with Dermot Kennedy’s “Someone You Love” falling four spots this week to No. 6.

“As It Was” by Harry Styles, “21 Reasons” by Ella Henderson and Nathan Dawe, “I Ain’t Worried” by OneRepublic and “Glimpse of Us” by Joji finished the Top 10.

In terms of Irish talent, the only other Emerald Isle act in the Top 20 is Belters Only at No. 14 with “I Will Survive”. Dermot Kennedy’s long-awaited second album probe arrives in September.

With stranger things To thank Kate Bush for the ‘Running Up That Hill’ revival, Metallica also entered the Irish Top 50 with ‘Master of Puppets’ thanks to Season 4 Vol.2 of the hit Netflix show.

Meanwhile, in the albums chart, a big concert bounce is evident, with Westlife’s The biggest hits album entering the Top 5 at No. 3, climbing 21 spots thanks to their shows at Aviva Stadium.

Harry Styles’ third installment Harry’s house moves up two places to first place, with = by Ed Sheeran at No. 2. The Beginnings of Olivia Rodrigo ACID is at No. 4 while Dermot Kennedy is tirelessly sales-worthy Without fear concludes the Top 5.

ABBA Gold: Greatest HitsFleetwood Mac’s RumorsHarry Styles’ Thin lineElton John’s Diamonds and Westlife’s wild dream complete the Top 10.

Following the release of Love, DaminiBurna Boy entered both the Official Irish Singles Chart with ‘Last Last’ at No. 39 and the Albums Chart.

Wasteland by Brent Faiyaz is the highest new entry on the albums chart at No. 15.

Finally, Brent Faiyaz Wasteland – No.15 on the main charts – is at No.1 in the Irish Independent Charts, dislodging Fontaines DC’s Skinty Fla, which goes from n°1 to n°3. Between these two is Arctic Monkeys A M – which was an astonishing 456 weeks on the charts. Platinum album in Ireland, it went 5 times platinum in the UK.