The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2018 so far

Here's how your 2018 has been sounding – with big singles from Drake, Ed Sheeran, Ramz and Dua Lipa.

Time flies on the Official Chart, and we're already one quarter of 2018 down, with three months of sales and streams behind us. Out in front so far is Drake and his monster Number 1 God's Plan.

The Canadian rapper's track went straight in at the top of the Official Singles Chart to spend nine weeks there, with 755,000 sales across all formats. Its 67 million plays mean God's Plan is also the most streamed song of 2018 so far. Look back at Drake's complete Official UK Chart history here.

Ed Sheeran's Perfect, which was the Official Christmas Number of 2017 and benefited from versions featuring high profile guests Beyoncé and Andrea Bocelli, is next up, on 556,000 in 2018 alone. Ed appears again in fifth place as a guest on Eminem's River – shifting 509,000 across all formats.

The biggest song of 2018 by a group comes from Rudimental and their collaboration with Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen. These Days is the current Official Singles Chart Number 1 and has racked up 143,000 downloads – the most downloaded single of the year so far – and 38 million streams to finish in third spot at this stage with a chart tally of 520,000. Watch Rudimental celebrate These Days reach Number 1 on the Official Chart below: 

Big news for London rapper Ramz – he's nabbed the most successful debut single of the year so far with Barking, with 59,000 downloads and 46 million streams making it the fourth biggest song of the year at this quarterly stage, totalling just shy of 520,000 copies.

The biggest song of the year so far by a female artist – and a British one to boot – comes from Dua Lipa. IDGAF is in sixth with 509,000 combined sales, with its preceding single, chart-topping New Rules, in 12th place. Dua's self-titled debut album also features in the Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2018 so far.


Dua Lipa with her Official Number 1 Single Award for New Rules.

The Greatest Showman has been a true phenomenon and the smash hit musical sees several of its tunes make the year-to-date Top 40, with the highest coming in seventh spot on our countdown – the rousing This Is Me, from Keala Settle and members of the cast, has scored 451,000 combined sales in 2018 so far. The movie's other big hits take up three more spots on the list at 26, 28, and 37.

Other acts making their first appearance in the quarterly Official Chart are Portugal. The Man, at 8 with Feel It Still, and BBC Sound Of winner Sigrid, whose Top 10 hit Strangers is in 23rd.

The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2018 so far

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
2 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
3 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
4 BARKING RAMZ 2
5 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN 1
6 IDGAF DUA LIPA 3
7 THIS IS ME SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS 3
8 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN 3
9 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
10 BREATHE JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN 7
11 TIP TOE JASON DERULO FT FRENCH MONTANA 5
12 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
13 NEVER BE THE SAME CAMILA CABELLO 7
14 FINESSE BRUNO MARS & CARDI B 5
15 I MISS YOU CLEAN BANDIT FT JULIA MICHAELS 4
16 ANYWHERE RITA ORA 2
17 ALL THE STARS KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA 5
18 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE 1
19 MY LOVER NOT3S 14
20 LET YOU DOWN NF 6
21 FOR YOU (FIFTY SHADES FREED) LIAM PAYNE/RITA ORA 8
22 I KNOW YOU CRAIG DAVID FT BASTILLE 5
23 STRANGERS SIGRID 10
24 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE 4
25 17 MK 7
26 REWRITE THE STARS ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA 16
27 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
28 THE GREATEST SHOW JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA 20
29 FINE LINE MABEL FT NOT3S 11
30 SILENCE MARSHMELLO FT KHALID 3
31 DECLINE RAYE FT MR EAZI 15
32 BLINDED BY YOUR GRACE - PT 2 STORMZY FT MNEK 7
33 JUMANJI B YOUNG 14
34 NO WORDS DAVE FT MOSTACK 17
35 MAN'S NOT HOT BIG SHAQ 3
36 SAY SOMETHING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FT STAPLETON 9
37 A MILLION DREAMS ZIV ZAIFMAN/JACKMAN/WILLIAMS 22
38 HIM & I G-EAZY & HALSEY 22
39 PRAY FOR ME WEEKND/KENDRICK LAMAR 11
40 I FALL APART POST MALONE 19

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The Official Top 40 most streamed songs of 2018 so far

1 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE
2 BARKING RAMZ
3 PERFECT ED SHEERAN
4 IDGAF DUA LIPA
5 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN
6 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE
7 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG
8 THIS IS ME SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS
9 NEW RULES DUA LIPA
10 I MISS YOU CLEAN BANDIT FT JULIA MICHAELS
11 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE
12 ALL THE STARS KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA
13 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN
14 MY LOVER NOT3S
15 BREATHE JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN
16 TIP TOE JASON DERULO FT FRENCH MONTANA
17 FINESSE BRUNO MARS & CARDI B
18 ANYWHERE RITA ORA
19 NEVER BE THE SAME CAMILA CABELLO
20 LET YOU DOWN NF
21 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN
22 REWRITE THE STARS ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA
23 17 MK
24 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE
25 THE GREATEST SHOW JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA
26 SILENCE MARSHMELLO FT KHALID
27 I KNOW YOU CRAIG DAVID FT BASTILLE
28 DECLINE RAYE FT MR EAZI
29 NO WORDS DAVE FT MOSTACK
30 JUMANJI B YOUNG
31 FINE LINE MABEL FT NOT3S
32 STRANGERS SIGRID
33 BLINDED BY YOUR GRACE - PT 2 STORMZY FT MNEK
34 I FALL APART POST MALONE
35 FOR YOU (FIFTY SHADES FREED) LIAM PAYNE/RITA ORA
36 PSYCHO POST MALONE FT TY DOLLA SIGN
37 A MILLION DREAMS ZIV ZAIFMAN/JACKMAN/WILLIAMS
38 MAN'S NOT HOT BIG SHAQ
39 BOUFF DADDY J HUS
40 HIM & I G-EAZY & HALSEY

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