Prayin' (Johnny Logan song)

"Prayin'" is a song written by Alan Earls from Greystones, County Wicklow[2] and recorded by Australian-born Irish singer and composer Johnny Logan. The song was released in association with RTÉ's music entertainment series The Hit. The song peaked at number 3 on the Irish charts and number 1 on the Irish rock chart.[3]

Single by Johnny Logan
Released9 August 2013
Formatdigital download, streaming
LabelVision Independent Productions
  • Alan Earls
Johnny Logan singles chronology
"Last Days of Beautiful"
"The Way She Looks At You"

Following the chart position, Logan spoke to the Irish Independent saying "For a person who has been around as long as I have, this is incredible. I feel like the singer Bill Nighy plays in the film Love Actually, the guy who tops the charts by accident."[4]


Padraig Muldoon from WiwiBloggs said “"Prayin'" is completely different to his previous work. It's an anthemic rock song, which you could easily imagine being performed to a packed stadium. After a few listens it's very hard not to sing along. And despite its somber themes of death and loss it is oddly uplifting.”[4]

Track listing

Digital download[5]


Chart (2013) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 3


  1. "Prayin' by Johnny Logan". amazon. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. "Johnny Logan 'Prayin for a Hit!". Meath Chronicle. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  3. "Johnny Logan WINS Chart Battle". Eurovision Ireland. 16 August 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. "Ireland: Johnny Logan Raps His Way to Chart Success". wiwibloggs. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  5. "Prayin' by Johnny Logan". iTunes Store. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  6. "Chart Track: Week 33, 2013". Irish Singles Chart.
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