The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2017 so far

2017 is almost over - Official Charts reveals the Top 40 biggest tracks of the year so far.

Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You approaches massive sales and streaming landmark, while Despacito charges up from behind to put the pressure on for the 2017 singles crown, according to the Official Charts Company.

As we enter the final quarter of the year, Shape Of You - one of Ed's double single release ahead of his third album ÷ back in January –  holds its lead as 2017’s biggest single, on the cusp of breaking 3 million combined sales, 2.95m shifted across all formats.

Nearly three quarters of that total is powered by streaming (220m plays), while 26% is digital downloads (761k), making Shape Of You the biggest selling song of 2017 so far as well as most streamed, AND the UK’s most streamed song of all time.

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

Ed features a further three times on the year-to-date Top 40; the second of his ÷ releases, Castle On The Hill, is the third biggest song with 1.7m equivalent units sold, Galway Girl is fourth (1.2m) and his latest single Perfect places at 31 (627k).

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Despacito makes huge ground in race for 2017 singles crown

Sheeran is by no means home and dry yet however; overtaking Castle On The Hill since the halfway point of the year to rise to Number 2 is Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s Despacito (Remix).

With 2m equivalent units sold already, split between 583k downloads and 142m streams, the track, which was re-worked for its UK release in April with Justin, was the biggest song of the summer on the Official Chart, logging 11 weeks at Number 1, and now the clearest challenger to Ed for the 2017 singles crown.

US rapper French Montana takes fifth place with his runaway smash Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee (1.11m), while Clean Bandit’s Symphony ft. Zara Larsson, which reached Number 1 in May, is close behind at 6 (1.12m). The trio feature again at Number 19 with their 2016 Christmas Number 1, Rockabye.

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British acts dominate

British acts dominate the Top 40 singles of 2017 so far, with more than 20 songs by British-born acts, 22 if you include Coldplay’s joint billing on Something Just Like This with The Chainsmokers and Dua Lipa’s co-headline on Scared To Be Lonely with Martin Garrix. 

BRITs Critics Choice winner Rag’n’Bone Man scores two entries on the rundown, including his hugely successful breakthrough single Human (7) which nudges past 1m equivalent units this year (a total of 1.3m since its release in December 2016), and follow-up, Skin, at 34.

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Meanwhile, London DJ/producer Jax Jones is at 8 with his Number 3-peaking collaboration with Raye, You Don’t Know Me (984k).

Further down, breakthrough stars Maggie Lindemann and Anne-Marie feature with their respective singles Pretty Girl (27) and Ciao Adios (30), and rapper Future sneaks into the Top 40 at 40 with his single Mask Off despite its Number 22 peak on the Official Singles Chart.

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

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POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
2 DESPACITO (REMIX) LUIS FONSI/DADDY YANKEE/BIEBER 1
3 CASTLE ON THE HILL ED SHEERAN 2
4 GALWAY GIRL ED SHEERAN 2
5 UNFORGETTABLE FRENCH MONTANA FT SWAE LEE 2
6 SYMPHONY CLEAN BANDIT FT ZARA LARSSON 1
7 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 2
8 YOU DON'T KNOW ME JAX JONES FT RAYE 3
9 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY 2
10 I'M THE ONE DJ KHALED/BIEBER/QUAVO/CHANCE 1
11 SOLO DANCE MARTIN JENSEN 7
12 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4
13 MAMA JONAS BLUE FT WILLIAM SINGE 4
14 WILD THOUGHTS DJ KHALED FT RIHANNA/TILLER 1
15 THERE'S NOTHING HOLDIN' ME BACK SHAWN MENDES 4
16 SWALLA JASON DERULO/NICKI MINAJ/TY 6
17 STRIP THAT DOWN LIAM PAYNE FT QUAVO 3
18 CALL ON ME STARLEY 6
19 ROCKABYE CLEAN BANDIT 1
20 IT AIN'T ME KYGO & SELENA GOMEZ 7
21 DID YOU SEE J HUS 9
22 PARIS CHAINSMOKERS 5
23 SEPTEMBER SONG JP COOPER 7
24 PASSIONFRUIT DRAKE 3
25 SLIDE CALVIN HARRIS/OCEAN/MIGOS 10
26 ATTENTION CHARLIE PUTH 9
27 PRETTY GIRL MAGGIE LINDEMANN 8
28 THAT'S WHAT I LIKE BRUNO MARS 12
29 STAY ZEDD & ALESSIA CARA 8
30 CIAO ADIOS ANNE-MARIE 9
31 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 4
32 FEELS HARRIS/PHARRELL/PERRY/BIG SEAN 1
33 ISSUES JULIA MICHAELS 10
34 SKIN RAG'N'BONE MAN 13
35 SCARED TO BE LONELY MARTIN GARRIX & DUA LIPA 14
36 YOUR SONG RITA ORA 7
37 POWER LITTLE MIX 6
38 ONE LAST TIME ARIANA GRANDE 2
39 CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM KATY PERRY FT SKIP MARLEY 5
40 MASK OFF FUTURE 22

©2017 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

*Based on sales and streaming equivalent sales combined

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The Official Top 40 biggest selling songs of 2017 so far*:

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
2 DESPACITO (REMIX) LUIS FONSI/DADDY YANKEE/BIEBER 1
3 CASTLE ON THE HILL ED SHEERAN 2
4 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 2
5 SYMPHONY CLEAN BANDIT FT ZARA LARSSON 1
6 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY 2
7 GALWAY GIRL ED SHEERAN 2
8 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER ARTISTS FOR GRENFELL 1
9 YOU DON'T KNOW ME JAX JONES FT RAYE 3
10 ONE LAST TIME ARIANA GRANDE 2
11 CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM KATY PERRY FT SKIP MARLEY 5
12 SKIN RAG'N'BONE MAN 13
13 THERE'S NOTHING HOLDIN' ME BACK SHAWN MENDES 4
14 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4
15 SIGN OF THE TIMES HARRY STYLES 1
16 ROCKABYE CLEAN BANDIT 1
17 MAMA JONAS BLUE FT WILLIAM SINGE 4
18 UNFORGETTABLE FRENCH MONTANA FT SWAE LEE 2
19 BE THE ONE DUA LIPA 9
20 YOUR SONG RITA ORA 7
21 CIAO ADIOS ANNE-MARIE 9
22 SOLO DANCE MARTIN JENSEN 7
23 FEELS HARRIS/PHARRELL/PERRY/BIG SEAN 1
24 WILD THOUGHTS DJ KHALED FT RIHANNA/TILLER 1
25 STRIP THAT DOWN LIAM PAYNE FT QUAVO 3
26 POWER LITTLE MIX 6
27 SLOW HANDS NIALL HORAN 7
28 I'M THE ONE DJ KHALED/BIEBER/QUAVO/CHANCE 1
29 IT AIN'T ME KYGO & SELENA GOMEZ 7
30 ON MY MIND DISCIPLES 15
31 SWALLA JASON DERULO/NICKI MINAJ/TY 6
32 CALL ON ME STARLEY 6
33 WHAT ABOUT US PINK 3
34 ATTENTION CHARLIE PUTH 9
35 PRETTY GIRL MAGGIE LINDEMANN 8
36 SEPTEMBER SONG JP COOPER 7
37 PLAY THAT SONG TRAIN 21
38 I FEEL IT COMING WEEKND FT DAFT PUNK 9
39 MALIBU MILEY CYRUS 11
40 PARIS CHAINSMOKERS 5

©2017 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

*Based on downloads and physical sales.

The Official Top 40 most streamed songs of 2017 so far

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
2 DESPACITO (REMIX) LUIS FONSI/DADDY YANKEE/BIEBER 1
3 CASTLE ON THE HILL ED SHEERAN 2
4 GALWAY GIRL ED SHEERAN 2
5 UNFORGETTABLE FRENCH MONTANA FT SWAE LEE 2
6 SYMPHONY CLEAN BANDIT FT ZARA LARSSON 1
7 I'M THE ONE DJ KHALED/BIEBER/QUAVO/CHANCE 1
8 YOU DON'T KNOW ME JAX JONES FT RAYE 3
9 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY 2
10 SOLO DANCE MARTIN JENSEN 7
11 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 2
12 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4
13 WILD THOUGHTS DJ KHALED FT RIHANNA/TILLER 1
14 DID YOU SEE J HUS 9
15 MAMA JONAS BLUE FT WILLIAM SINGE 4
16 SWALLA JASON DERULO/NICKI MINAJ/TY 6
17 THERE'S NOTHING HOLDIN' ME BACK SHAWN MENDES 4
18 CALL ON ME STARLEY 6
19 PASSIONFRUIT DRAKE 3
20 STRIP THAT DOWN LIAM PAYNE FT QUAVO 3
21 IT AIN'T ME KYGO & SELENA GOMEZ 7
22 PARIS CHAINSMOKERS 5
23 SLIDE CALVIN HARRIS/OCEAN/MIGOS 10
24 ROCKABYE CLEAN BANDIT 1
25 SEPTEMBER SONG JP COOPER 7
26 PRETTY GIRL MAGGIE LINDEMANN 8
27 ATTENTION CHARLIE PUTH 9
28 MASK OFF FUTURE 22
29 STAY ZEDD & ALESSIA CARA 8
30 THAT'S WHAT I LIKE BRUNO MARS 12
31 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 4
32 SCARED TO BE LONELY MARTIN GARRIX & DUA LIPA 14
33 ISSUES JULIA MICHAELS 10
34 BIG FOR YOUR BOOTS STORMZY 6
35 HUMBLE. KENDRICK LAMAR 6
36 SAY YOU WON'T LET GO JAMES ARTHUR 1
37 CIAO ADIOS ANNE-MARIE 9
38 FEELS HARRIS/PHARRELL/PERRY/BIG SEAN 1
39 WHAT DO I KNOW ED SHEERAN 9
40 POWER LITTLE MIX 6

©2017 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

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