Irish Singles Chart number-one singles

Posted Mar 14, 2011
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  1. We Are the World
    #1

    We Are the World (1985)

    10,557 views

    "We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide.


  2. Annie's Song
    #2

    Annie's Song (1974)

    9,277 views

    "Annie's Song" (also known as "Annie's Song (You Fill Up My Senses)") is a folk rock country song recorded and written by singer-songwriter John Denver. The song was released as a single from Denver's album, Back Home Again. 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. Billboard ranked it as the No. 25 song for 1974.


  3. Someone Like You
    #3

    Someone Like You

    6,259 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.


  4. Everything I Do, I Do It For You
    #4

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

    6,419 views

    "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" is a song by Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams. Written by Adams, Michael Kamen and Robert John "Mutt" Lange, featured on two albums simultaneously on its release, the soundtrack album from the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and on Adams' sixth studio solo album Waking Up the Neighbours (1992).


  5. All Summer Long
    #5

    All Summer Long (2007)

    6,389 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.


  6. Linda Lewis
    #6

    Linda Lewis

    7,528 views

    Linda Lewis (born Linda Ann Fredericks, 27 September 1950, West Ham, Essex) is an English vocalist, songwriter and guitarist. Lewis is the oldest of six children, three of whom also had singing careers. She is best known for the singles "Rock-a-Doodle-Doo" (1972), "Sideway Shuffle" (1973), and her version of Rudy Clark's "Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" (1975) albums such as Lark (1972), Not a Little Girl Anymore (1975) and Woman Overboard (1977), and the later Second Nature (1995), which became successful in countries such as Japan. Lewis also provided vocals for others such as David Bowie, Al Kooper, Cat Stevens, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Rick Wakeman, Rod Stewart, Hummingbird, Joan Armatrading and Jamiroquai.


  7. Sweet Caroline
    #7

    Sweet Caroline (1969)

    5,404 views

    "Sweet Caroline" is a song written and performed by American recording artist Neil Diamond and officially released on September 16, 1969, as a single with the title "Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)". It was arranged by Charles Calello, and recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.


  8. Hallelujah
    #8

    Hallelujah (1984)

    4,361 views

    "Hallelujah" is a song written by Canadian recording artist 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 inspired a cover by Jeff Buckley. Buckley's version is the most enduringly popular and critically acclaimed cover of the song to date. 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."


  9. You Raise Me up
    #9

    You Raise Me up (2001)

    4,748 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.


  10. How You Remind Me
    #10

    How You Remind Me (2001)

    4,183 views

    "How You Remind Me" is a song by Canadian rock band Nickelback, released in August 2001 as the lead single from their album Silver Side Up. A "Gold Mix" was made for latter editions of the single with the heavier guitars edited out of the chorus. 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 when played at their concert in Sturgis. It is often considered to be their signature song.


  11. Don't Matter
    #11

    Don't Matter (2006)

    4,636 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 uses 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.


  12. All of Me
    #12

    All of Me (2013)

    4,002 views

    "All of Me" is a song by American 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. It 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.


  13. Angel
    #13

    Angel (2001)

    4,104 views

    "Angel" is a song by Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy featuring Rayvon. It was the follow-up to Shaggy's U.S. number-one hit "It Wasn't Me", released on March 6, 2001.


  14. A Groovy Kind Of Love
    #14

    A Groovy Kind Of Love (1988)

    3,805 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.


  15. I Believe I Can Fly
    #15

    I Believe I Can Fly (1996)

    3,623 views

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


  16. Mandy
    #16

    Mandy (1974)

    3,445 views

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


  17. Lonely
    #17

    Lonely (2005)

    3,720 views

    "Lonely" (also known as "Mr. Lonely") is a song 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 was on Radio Disney and on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8.


  18. I Will Always Love You
    #18

    I Will Always Love You (1974)

    3,288 views

    "I Will Always Love You" is a song written, composed, and originally recorded 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.


  19. What Makes You Beautiful
    #19

    What Makes You Beautiful (2011)

    3,139 views

    "What Makes You Beautiful" is a song by 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 producer Rami Yacoub, the song was released by Syco Records on 11 September 2011. The uptempo track makes use of the teen pop, power pop, and pop rock genres, and features a prominent guitar-based chorus and riff. The middle eight consists of a "na na na" hook while the opening guitar riff is similar to that of the song "Summer Nights" from the Broadway musical and motion picture Grease.


  20. Give Me Everything
    #20

    Give Me Everything

    3,122 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".


  21. It Wasn't Me
    #21

    It Wasn't Me (2000)

    3,068 views

    "It Wasn't Me" is the first single from Jamaican-American reggae artist Shaggy's multi-platinum studio album Hot Shot (2000). The song features vocals from English singer Rikrok. The lyrics of the song depict one man asking his friend what to do after his girlfriend caught him having sex with another woman. His friend's advice is to deny everything, despite clear evidence to the contrary, with the phrase "It wasn't me."


  22. All for Love
    #22

    All for Love (1994)

    3,082 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.


  23. We Found Love
    #23

    We Found Love (2011)

    2,583 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
    #24

    Sailing (1972)

    2,865 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. Can't Fight The Moonlight
    #25

    Can't Fight The Moonlight (2000)

    2,762 views

    "Can't Fight the Moonlight" is a Country pop song written by Diane Warren, recorded by country pop singer LeAnn Rimes and featured on the soundtrack of the film Coyote Ugly. It is also featured in the film and is also credited as the theme of the film. Released as a single on August 22, 2000 by Rimes, the song peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, the song topped the charts in eight countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom. In the former country, "Can't Fight the Moonlight" became Australia's best-selling single of 2001.


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