The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2017 so far

With the first quarter of 2017 clear, OfficialCharts.com reveals the 40 biggest tracks of the year so far.

The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2017 so far

2017 in music has, so far, belonged to Ed Sheeran, so it won’t come as much surprise that he dominates the UK’s Official Top 40 biggest tracks of the year to date.

With the first quarter of the year (Q1) cleared, Shape Of You – one of Ed's double single release ahead of his third album ÷ - leads the way with a massive 1.8 million shifted across all formats.

67% of that figure is streaming equivalent sales (121 million plays), while 33% is digital downloads (604,000), meaning Shape Of You is also the biggest ‘selling’ song of 2017 so far and most streamed.

The second of Ed’s releases, Castle On The Hill, is the second biggest song of the YTD, with 1.1 million equivalent units sold, made up of 397,000 downloads and 74.7 streams.

A total of seven songs by Ed Sheeran appear in the YTD Top 40 off the back of his hugely successful ÷ album. Galway Girl is proving a hit with the British public, placing seventh (445,000 combined copies), while the seven featured songs from ÷ have collectively amassed 1.2 million individual track downloads alone as fans cherry-pick their favourites from the collection.

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Ed Sheeran with his Official Number 1 Single Award for Shape Of You.

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Meanwhile, Rag’n’Bone Man’s hugely successful breakthrough single Human is third with 644,000 combined sales (a total of 903,000 across all formats since its release last year), while You Don’t Know Me by producer Jax Jones is fourth (595,000).

Rounding off the Top 5 are Little Mix with Touch, the second single from their fourth album Glory Days. The track, which was released last year, peaked at Number 4 and has shifted 515,000 equivalent units so far in 2017 (651,000 including 2016’s numbers). Touch’s predecessor, Shout Out To My Ex, places 26th.

Following a strong run of form delivering hit after hit, US production duo The Chainsmokers enjoy multiple entries in the list; Paris is currently 2017’s ninth biggest song, Something Just Like This (with Coldplay) is 14th and Closer is 25th. Rising star Dua Lipa also appears three times, with Be The One at 18, No Lie (with Sean Paul) at 21 and Scared To Be Lonely (with Martin Garrix) at 23.

The Official Top 40 Biggest Songs of 2017* so far are:

POS  TITLE ARTIST CHART PEAK
1 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
2 CASTLE ON THE HILL ED SHEERAN 2
3 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 2
4 YOU DON'T KNOW ME JAX JONES FT RAYE 3
5 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4
6 ROCKABYE CLEAN BANDIT 1
7 GALWAY GIRL ED SHEERAN 2
8 CALL ON ME STARLEY 6
9 PARIS CHAINSMOKERS 5
10 SEPTEMBER SONG JP COOPER 7
11 I DON'T WANNA LIVE FOREVER (FIFTY SHADES ZAYN/TAYLOR SWIFT 5
12 I WOULD LIKE ZARA LARSSON 2
13 SAY YOU WON'T LET GO JAMES ARTHUR 1
14 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY 2
15 I FEEL IT COMING WEEKND FT DAFT PUNK 9
16 SEXUAL NEIKED 5
17 CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM KATY PERRY FT SKIP MARLEY 5
18 BE THE ONE DUA LIPA 9
19 STARBOY WEEKND FT DAFT PUNK 2
20 BIG FOR YOUR BOOTS STORMZY 6
21 NO LIE SEAN PAUL FT DUA LIPA 10
22 JUST HOLD ON LOUIS TOMLINSON & STEVE AOKI 2
23 SCARED TO BE LONELY MARTIN GARRIX & DUA LIPA 14
24 HOW WOULD YOU FEEL (PAEAN) ED SHEERAN 2
25 CLOSER CHAINSMOKERS FT HALSEY 1
26 SHOUT OUT TO MY EX LITTLE MIX 1
27 SOLO DANCE MARTIN JENSEN 8
28 FAKE LOVE DRAKE 10
29 IT AIN'T ME KYGO & SELENA GOMEZ 7
30 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 4
31 DON'T WANNA KNOW MAROON 5 FT KENDRICK LAMAR 5
32 NEW MAN ED SHEERAN 5
33 BAD THINGS MACHINE GUN KELLY/CABELLO 16
34 24K MAGIC BRUNO MARS 5
35 YOU WANT ME TOM ZANETTI FT SADIE AMA 22
36 ALL NIGHT VAMPS FT MATOMA 24
37 NOW AND LATER SAGE THE GEMINI 17
38 HAPPIER ED SHEERAN 6
39 CIAO ADIOS ANNE-MARIE 9
40 ONE DANCE DRAKE FT WIZKID & KYLA 1

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*List is based on combined digital downloads and streaming equivalent sales.

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The Official Top 20 most streamed songs of 2017 are:

POS TITLE ARTIST CHART PEAK
1 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
2 CASTLE ON THE HILL ED SHEERAN 2
3 YOU DON'T KNOW ME JAX JONES FT RAYE 3
4 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4
5 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 2
6 GALWAY GIRL ED SHEERAN 2
7 CALL ON ME STARLEY 6
8 PARIS CHAINSMOKERS 5
9 ROCKABYE CLEAN BANDIT 1
10 SEPTEMBER SONG JP COOPER 7
11 I DON'T WANNA LIVE FOREVER (FIFTY SHADES ZAYN/TAYLOR SWIFT 5
12 I WOULD LIKE ZARA LARSSON 2
13 SAY YOU WON'T LET GO JAMES ARTHUR 1
14 STARBOY WEEKND FT DAFT PUNK 2
15 SEXUAL NEIKED 5
16 BIG FOR YOUR BOOTS STORMZY 6
17 JUST HOLD ON LOUIS TOMLINSON & STEVE AOKI 2
18 I FEEL IT COMING WEEKND FT DAFT PUNK 9
19 CLOSER CHAINSMOKERS FT HALSEY 1
20 FAKE LOVE DRAKE 10

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The Official Top 20 most downloaded songs of 2017 are:

POS   ARTIST CHART PEAK
1 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
2 CASTLE ON THE HILL ED SHEERAN 2
3 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 2
4 YOU DON'T KNOW ME JAX JONES FT RAYE 3
5 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4
6 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY 2
7 ROCKABYE CLEAN BANDIT 1
8 CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM KATY PERRY FT SKIP MARLEY 5
9 BE THE ONE DUA LIPA 9
10 CALL ON ME STARLEY 6
11 SEPTEMBER SONG JP COOPER 7
12 I DON'T WANNA LIVE FOREVER (FIFTY SHADES ZAYN/TAYLOR SWIFT 5
13 GALWAY GIRL ED SHEERAN 2
14 PARIS CHAINSMOKERS 5
15 PLAY THAT SONG TRAIN 21
16 I FEEL IT COMING WEEKND FT DAFT PUNK 9
17 CIAO ADIOS ANNE-MARIE 9
18 NO LIE SEAN PAUL FT DUA LIPA 10
19 I WOULD LIKE ZARA LARSSON 2
20 SCARED TO BE LONELY MARTIN GARRIX & DUA LIPA 14

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