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Logan beats Duke Special in chart battle

1 of 1 Logan scores his biggest hit in years with Prayin'
Logan scores his biggest hit in years with Prayin'

The record-buying public of Ireland have spoken and Eurovision veteran Johnny Logan has beaten Duke Special in their battle for chart supremacy.

Logan chose Prayin', written by Alan Earls from Greystones, Co Wicklow, on last week's episode of RTÉ music series The Hit and his recording of the song has landed him a No 3 hit, two places ahead of Duke Special with 1969 which was penned by Limerick's Aaron Hackett.

Elsewhere on the chart, Lady Gaga limps into the Top 10 with her new song Applause, Ellie Goulding burns up the bestsellers at No 2 and there's no budging Avicii at No 1.

Over on the album chart, Kodaline spend their sixth week at No 1 with their debut album In a Perfect World and somebody keeps buying Mumford and Sons albums.

Top 20 singles in Ireland

1 (last week) 1 (this week) Wake Me Up Avicii (Positiva)
2 Burn Ellie Goulding (Polydor)
3 Prayin' Johnny Logan (Vision Independent)
2 4 Counting Stars Onerepublic (Interscope)
5 1969 Duke Special (Vision Independent)
4 6 Best Song Ever One Direction (Syco Music)
10 7 Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey (Polydor)
8 8 We Can't Stop Miley Cyrus (Rca)
5 9 Love Me Again John Newman (Island)
10 Applause Lady Gaga (Streamline/Interscope/Konlive)
6 11 Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Interscope)
9 12 It's Time Imagine Dragons (Interscope)
7 13 La La La Naughty Boy Feat. Sam Smith (Virgin)
14 We Own The Night Wanted (Global Talent)
11 15 Thinking About You Calvin Harris Feat. Ayah Marar (Columbia)
12 16 Little Talks Of Monsters And Men (Universal)
14 17 Get Lucky Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams (Columbia)
35 18 Wait For Me Kings Of Leon (Rca)
16 19 I Love It Icona Pop Feat. Charli Xcx (Atlantic)
18 20 Everything Has Changed Taylor Swift Feat. Ed Sheeran (Big Machine)

Top 20 albums in Ireland

1 (last week) 1 (this week) In A Perfect World Kodaline (B-Unique)
2 2 Where I Wanna Be Nathan Carter (Sharpe Music)
4 3 Night Visions Imagine Dragons (Interscope)
9 4 Nothing But The Beat David Guetta (Parlophone France)
7 5 Up All Night One Direction (Syco Music)
8 6 To Be Loved Michael Bublé (Reprise)
14 7 Babel Mumford & Sons (Island)
12 8 Take Me Home One Direction (Syco Music)
6 9 18 Months Calvin Harris (Columbia)
11 10 The Truth About Love Pink (Rca)
13 11 Our Version Of Events Emeli Sandé (Virgin)
18 12 Born To Die Lana Del Rey (Polydor)
10 13 Bad Moon Rising - The Collection Creedence Clearwater Revival (Spectrum)
29 14 Bad Blood Bastille (Virgin)
5 15 Collection: 1973 - 2012 Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)
17 16 All The Little Lights Passenger (Nettwerk)
30 17 Absolute Zero Little Green Cars (Island)
26 18 Unorthodox Jukebox Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
42 19 Curtain Call - The Hits Eminem (Interscope)
27 20 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons (Island)

Chart courtesy of IRMA

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