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It's 2015 and Maniac 2000 is number one in Ireland

And it’s all thanks to Nicky Byrne.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, the country celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of Maniac 2000, the single most important song in Irish music history.

Today, 2fm’s The Nicky Byrne Show launched a campaign to get it back into the charts.

Loads of Irish people adhered to their request.

And it quickly began to ascend the charts…

…before eventually knocking Ellie Goulding from the coveted top spot, much to the delight of many.

Nobody was more excited than Mark McCabe himself

Except for maybe Nicky Byrne.

It’s safe to say that the country as a whole is obsessed with it again

Oh, let’s just listen to it once for old time’s sake

Source: James Hawkins/YouTube


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