Sunday, July 1, 2012

Five Irish Number One Hit Singles by Jason Donovan

I've always been intrigued by the fact that a lot of the worldwide highest singles chart placings of music artists have been in the Irish singles chart. Between 1988 and 1989 Jason Donovan had five consecutive number one singles in the Irish charts. His debut single Nothing Can Divide Us in 1988 had gotten to number 5 in the UK but it was a top 3 hit here in Ireland, a chart position that it also shared in his native Australia. 

His duet Especially For You with Kylie Minogue was his first Irish number one in 1988 and his singles Too Many Broken Hearts, Sealed With A Kiss, Every Day (I Love You More) and When you Come Back To Me were all number ones in 1989. What is also noteworthy is that the first four of those number ones were all from his debut album Ten Good Reasons. In 1991 his cover of Any Dream Will Do also made it to number one in both Ireland and the UK. 

Here are all five of Jason's consecutive Irish number one singles from 1988 to 1989.

First his duet with Kylie; Especially For You.

a Top of The Pops performance of his second Irish number one hit; Too Many Broken Hearts

a live in concert (in Dublin!) performance of Sealed With a Kiss

the video for his fourth Irish number one Every Day (I Love You More)

and here is one of the poppiest Christmas songs of the 80s When You Come Back To Me

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