Ryan O'Shaughnessy (EP)

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Ryan O'Shaughnessy
EP by Ryan O'Shaughnessy
Released August 13, 2012
Recorded 2012 Peermusic Studios
Genre Pop
Length 20:47
Label RCA Records, Sony Music, Syco
Producer Jonas Westling
Ryan O'Shaughnessy chronology
- Ryan O'Shaughnessy
Singles from Ryan O'Shaughnessy
  1. "No Name"
    Released: August 5, 2012

Ryan O'Shaughnessy is the first EP by Irish singer-songwriter Ryan O'Shaughnessy released on August 13, 2012 in the United Kingdom. The EP peaked to number 1 on the Irish Albums Chart. The album includes the single "No Name".


  • "No Name" was released as the lead single from the EP on August 5, 2012. The single has peaked to number 3 on the Irish Singles Chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Digital Spy gave the EP a positive review stating, "Listening to his self-titled EP - a taster of what will follow on his debut album - it's easy to see why. Much like his contemporary, O'Shaughnessy is a fresh-faced singer-songwriter-guitar-player with a heavy heart. But while Sheeran regularly delves into the nastiness of drugs, miscarriages and booze, he remains in the tight, well-worn confines of love and relationships. Lead track 'No Name' - about an unrequited crush - remains as fresh and genuine as it did during its first outing earlier this year, while 'First Kiss' carries the same boy-next-door innocence without feeling overly contrived. 'Lost In You' and 'Sofa Bed' swerve dangerously close to borderline obsessive, but given they were written pre-BGT, something tell us he'll have a very different perspective come the full album."[1]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "No Name"   Ryan O'Shaughnessy Westling 2:57
2. "Time Stands Still"   Ryan O'Shaughnessy Westling 3:42
3. "Sofa Bed"   Ryan O'Shaughnessy Westling 3:36
4. "Lost In You"   Ryan O'Shaughnessy Westling 3:36
5. "First Kiss"   Ryan O'Shaughnessy Westling 3:15
6. "Waiting"   Ryan O'Shaughnessy Westling 3:41

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Irish Albums Chart[2] 1
UK Albums Chart 9

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom August 10, 2012[3] Digital download RCA Records
August 13, 2012[4] CD