The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2018 so far

Featuring big hits from Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, Drake, Ariana Grande and Anne-Marie.

Drake is shaping up to have another incredible year on the charts following the release of his new album Scorpion, and its lead single, God’s Plan, is currently the UK’s biggest single of 2018, OfficialCharts.com can reveal.

The longest-reigning Number 1 single of 2018 so far, God’s Plan by Drake, is the officially the UK’s biggest song of 2018 so far, OfficialCharts.com can reveal.

The lead single from the rapper and singer’s Scorpion album, the nine-week chart-topper has accrued combined chart sales of 1.2m, and is also the most-streamed song of the first six months of the year with 111m plays. Drake’s second Number 1 hit of 2018 Nice For What also makes the Top 10 at Number 8 with combined sales of 754k.

Rudimental’s These Days ft. Macklemore, Jess Glynne and Dan Caplen – Number 1 for a single week in April - has also topped one million combined sales (1.03m) and is 2018’s second biggest song so far (and biggest based on pure sales). These Days helped Jess Glynne break the record for being the British female soloist with the most Number 1 hits, now tallying at seven.

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa’s eight-week chart-topping smash One Kiss is the year’s third-biggest hit to date (949k), while Keala Settle’s This Is Me from The Greatest Showman soundtrack is at Number 4 (881k), and 2017’s Official Christmas Number 1, Ed Sheeran’s Perfect places fifth with 835k this year (2.2m in total). Check out the Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2018 so far.

Dua Lipa makes two more appearances in the YTD Top 40; IDGAF is at 6 (832k) and 2017 chart-topper New Rules is still going strong well into this year, placing 16th. Portugal. The Man’s slow-burner of a hit Feel It Still – which took 33 weeks from its first entry point reach Number 3 – is at 7, and Lil Dicky and Chris Brown’s viral Number 1 Freaky Friday is also in the Top 10 at Number 9 (740k).

The year’s most popular song so far to miss the Official Chart Top 5 is Jax Jones and Ina Wroldsen’s Number 7-peaking Breathe at Number 19, while B Young’s breakthrough single Jumanji is the biggest song to miss the Top 10, ranking in the year-to-date list at Number 24 despite topping out at Number 13 on the Official Singles Chart in April.

Fellow newcomer Not3s occupies two spots with My Lover at 27 and his guest spot on Mabel’s Fine Line at 38, and there are more appearances for The Greatest Showman songs: The Greatest Show is at 26, while Rewrite The Stars, performed by Zac Efron and Zendaya places at 31.  

The Official Top 40 biggest singles of 2018 so far*

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
2 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
3 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
4 THIS IS ME SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS 3
5 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
6 IDGAF DUA LIPA 3
7 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN 3
8 NICE FOR WHAT DRAKE 1
9 FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN 1
10 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE 4
11 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2
12 BARKING RAMZ 2
13 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN 1
14 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
15 PSYCHO POST MALONE FT TY DOLLA SIGN 4
16 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
17 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE 1
18 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2
19 BREATHE JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN 7
20 ALL THE STARS KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA 5
21 TIP TOE JASON DERULO FT FRENCH MONTANA 5
22 LULLABY SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH 6
23 THE MIDDLE ZEDD/MAREN MORRIS/GREY 7
24 JUMANJI B YOUNG 13
25 I MISS YOU CLEAN BANDIT FT JULIA MICHAELS 4
26 THE GREATEST SHOW JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA 20
27 MY LOVER NOT3S 14
28 FINESSE BRUNO MARS & CARDI B 5
29 NEVER BE THE SAME CAMILA CABELLO 7
30 ANYWHERE RITA ORA 2
31 REWRITE THE STARS ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA 16
32 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
33 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
34 MEANT TO BE BEBE REXHA FT FLORIDA GEORGIA 11
35 SAY SOMETHING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FT STAPLETON 9
36 STRANGERS SIGRID 10
37 17 MK 7
38 FINE LINE MABEL FT NOT3S 11
39 LOVE LIES KHALID & NORMANI 12
40 ANSWERPHONE BANX & RANX/ELLA EYRE/BANE 5

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*Digital download and streaming combined.

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The Official Top 40 most streamed songs of 2018 so far

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
2 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
3 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
4 IDGAF DUA LIPA 3
5 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
6 THIS IS ME SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS 3
7 NICE FOR WHAT DRAKE 1
8 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE 4
9 FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN 1
10 BARKING RAMZ 2
11 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN 3
12 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
13 PSYCHO POST MALONE FT TY DOLLA SIGN 4
14 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN 1
15 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2
16 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE 1
17 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
18 ALL THE STARS KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA 5
19 JUMANJI B YOUNG 13
20 TIP TOE JASON DERULO FT FRENCH MONTANA 5
21 THE MIDDLE ZEDD/MAREN MORRIS/GREY 7
22 BREATHE JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN 7
23 MY LOVER NOT3S 14
24 I MISS YOU CLEAN BANDIT FT JULIA MICHAELS 4
25 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
26 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2
27 REWRITE THE STARS ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA 16
28 THE GREATEST SHOW JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA 20
29 LULLABY SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH 6
30 FINESSE BRUNO MARS & CARDI B 5
31 ANYWHERE RITA ORA 2
32 LOVE LIES KHALID & NORMANI 12
33 NEVER BE THE SAME CAMILA CABELLO 7
34 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
35 17 MK 7
36 ANSWERPHONE BANX & RANX/ELLA EYRE/BANE 5
37 MEANT TO BE BEBE REXHA FT FLORIDA GEORGIA 11
38 LET YOU DOWN NF 6
39 LOOK ALIVE BLOCBOY JB FT DRAKE 17
40 FINE LINE MABEL FT NOT3S 11

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The Official Top 40 best-selling singles of 2018 so far*

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
2 THIS IS ME SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS 3
3 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
4 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN 3
5 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2
6 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
7 FOR YOU (FIFTY SHADES FREED) LIAM PAYNE/RITA ORA 8
8 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2
9 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
10 LULLABY SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH 6
11 SAY SOMETHING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FT STAPLETON 9
12 NEVER BE THE SAME CAMILA CABELLO 7
13 FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN 1
14 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN 1
15 IDGAF DUA LIPA 3
16 STRANGERS SIGRID 10
17 BREATHE JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN 7
18 MEANT TO BE BEBE REXHA FT FLORIDA GEORGIA 11
19 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE 4
20 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
21 FLAMES DAVID GUETTA FT SIA 7
22 LEAVE A LIGHT ON TOM WALKER 7
23 I'LL BE THERE JESS GLYNNE 1
24 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
25 I KNOW YOU CRAIG DAVID FT BASTILLE 5
26 ANYWHERE RITA ORA 2
27 TIP TOE JASON DERULO FT FRENCH MONTANA 5
28 IN MY BLOOD SHAWN MENDES 10
29 NICE FOR WHAT DRAKE 1
30 FINESSE BRUNO MARS & CARDI B 5
31 THE GREATEST SHOW JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA 20
32 BARKING RAMZ 2
33 THE MIDDLE ZEDD/MAREN MORRIS/GREY 7
34 MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC PALOMA FAITH 28
35 SOLO CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO 1
36 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
37 FINE LINE MABEL FT NOT3S 11
38 REWRITE THE STARS ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA 16
39 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
40 17 MK 7

©2018 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

*Based on digital downloads and physical sales