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January 12, 2011 at 1:34 pm #10675
This question got days of fun on holidays a few years ago, so I thought I’d pose it to see how many get them all!
Only 18 Irish acts have hit no.1 in the UK music charts since the charts began in November 1952. Can you name them all?? feel free to guess a few that you think and I’ll periodically say which ones are correct or not. It includes Northern Ireland as well. One of the good things isthat you can’t just google the answer because they never actually sorted them like that whenever they compiled the guinness book of hit singles! (sadly out of print now!)
And just to help a bit, no, the pogues, the dubliners, daniel o’donnell, samantha mumba or snow patrol never hit no.1 in UK (although ms. mumba was no.1 in both Ireland and USA!!)January 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm #107483JedtKeymaster
Ok, here goes…..
B*witched (bet not many would have guessed this one, or admit to it!)
Jedward?? maybe…not sure about that one actuallyJanuary 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm #107484
Very good Sabbi! All right except for the script! Their album went to no. 1 alright but the best single performance was "man who can’t be moved" which got to no. 2 😉January 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm #107485
Chris De Burgh
Sinead O Connor
Thats all I can come up withJanuary 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm #107486
Oh wait I know more…
CranberriesJanuary 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm #107487
along with Sabbis…
Sinead o connor
Brian KennedyJanuary 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm #107488
oops had a sandwich under the grill and took a while to post mine 😳 😳 😳January 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm #107489
dustin the turkey?!January 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm #107490
Some more correct ones in there, Wrong ones are:
Val doonican (although there is one or two similar!)
Dustin the turkey
Oh and Sabbi, I should have said no to Jedward as well 😉
So the correct ones so far are: B*Witched, Boyzone, Boomtown rats, Sinead O’Connor, Ronan Keating, Westlife, U2, Chris de Burgh, The Corrs, Enya,
10 down, 8 to go! 😉January 12, 2011 at 2:59 pm #107491
Actually Julymam, I wasn’t sure if "Dustinthe Turkey" was a guess or if you were telling us what was on your sandwich under the grill! 😆 😆January 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm #107492
Actually Julymam, I wasn’t sure if "Dustin the Turkey" was a guess or if you were telling us what was on your sandwich under the grill! 😆 😆
😆 😆 😆 😆 eh yeah i was jst tellin u what was on my sandwich 😳 😳 😉January 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm #107494
Joe Dolan?January 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm #107495
Joe Dolan?January 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm #107500
No and no for Joe Dolan! 😆
Still another individual out of one of the bands already correctly guessed, and might be worth thinking of up north and also of eurovision!! 😉
And the very first one (female) became part of cockney rhyming slang!January 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm #107502
Brian mc Fadden?
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