The Top 40 biggest songs of 2017 on the Official Chart

Including eleven Number 1s from the likes of Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris and Clean Bandit.

Ed Sheeran completes a hugely successful year by claiming the UK’s biggest single of 2017 with Shape Of You, OfficialCharts.com can reveal. 

The track, which was released in January as the lead single from his third album ÷, has shifted 3.2 million combined sales to be the year’s best-selling and most streamed track, split between 787,000 sales and a whopping 248 million streams.

Ed’s music has dominated the Official Chart throughout 2017 and all four of ÷’s singles - Castle On The Hill (Number 3, released the same week as Shape Of You), Galway Girl (5) and Perfect (6), which claimed this year’s Official Christmas Number 1 - all finish inside the year-end Top 10.

Shape Of You spent a mammoth 14 weeks at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart between January and April and to date has logged 51 weeks inside the Top 100.


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

The news comes as the record labels' association, The BPI, have revealed that streaming now accounts for over half of music consumption in the UK (50.4%). In December 2017 a landmark 1.5 billion audio streams were recorded in a single week. 

Platforms such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music have helped fuel the music industry's fastest growth since 1998, equating to everyone in the country playing 1,036 tracks (that's nearly three continuous days of music) in 2017.  

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Meanwhile, Spanglish summer hit Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber finishes as the UK’s second biggest single with 2.3 million combined sales. The song became a global smash after Justin was added to a remix of the song, logging 11 weeks at Number 1 between May and August.

Another huge summer smash, French Montana’s Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee, finishes at Number 4 on the biggest singles of 2017 with 1.4 million combines sales. The track peaked at Number 2 in August and spent 30 weeks in the Top 40.

British trio Clean Bandit make two entries in the Top 40: their chart-topping single Symphony ft. Zara Larsson places at Number 7 (1.3 million) and Rockabye is at 23. Rag’n’Bone Man’s breakout hit Human also earns a spot in the Top 10 at Number 8 (1.1 million), while British DJ/producer Jax Jones finishes at 10 with You Don't Know Me ft. Raye. 

A total of eleven Number 1 singles appear in 2017’s year-end Top 40, including Dua Lipa’s New Rules at Number 11, DJ Khaled’s I’m The One at 12 and Wild Thoughts at 13, and Calvin Harris’ Feels ft. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean at 25.

Several breakout singles by rising stars also feature, including J Hus’ Did You See at 21, Call On Me by Australian singer-songwriter Starley at 27, Maggie Lindemann’s Pretty Girl at 28 and Anne-Marie’s Ciao Adios at 40.

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The Top 40 biggest songs of 2017 on the Official Singles Chart

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 UNFORGETTABLE FRENCH MONTANA FT SWAE LEE 2
5 GALWAY GIRL ED SHEERAN 2
6 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
7 SYMPHONY CLEAN BANDIT FT ZARA LARSSON 1
8 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 2
9 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY 2
10 YOU DON'T KNOW ME JAX JONES FT RAYE 3
11 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
12 I'M THE ONE DJ KHALED/BIEBER/QUAVO/CHANCE 1
13 WILD THOUGHTS DJ KHALED FT RIHANNA/TILLER 1
14 MAMA JONAS BLUE FT WILLIAM SINGE 4
15 SOLO DANCE MARTIN JENSEN 7
16 THERE'S NOTHING HOLDIN' ME BACK SHAWN MENDES 4
17 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4
18 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
19 SWALLA JASON DERULO/NICKI MINAJ/TY 6
20 STRIP THAT DOWN LIAM PAYNE FT QUAVO 3
21 DID YOU SEE J HUS 9
22 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE 1
23 ROCKABYE CLEAN BANDIT 1
24 FEELS HARRIS/PHARRELL/PERRY/BIG SEAN 1
25 IT AIN'T ME KYGO & SELENA GOMEZ 7
26 ATTENTION CHARLIE PUTH 9
27 CALL ON ME STARLEY 6
28 PRETTY GIRL MAGGIE LINDEMANN 8
29 SEPTEMBER SONG JP COOPER 7
30 PASSIONFRUIT DRAKE 3
31 YOUR SONG RITA ORA 7
32 PARIS CHAINSMOKERS 5
33 POWER LITTLE MIX 6
34 SLIDE CALVIN HARRIS/OCEAN/MIGOS 10
35 ISSUES JULIA MICHAELS 10
36 THAT'S WHAT I LIKE BRUNO MARS 12
37 STAY ZEDD & ALESSIA CARA 8
38 ONE LAST TIME ARIANA GRANDE 2
39 TOO GOOD AT GOODBYES SAM SMITH 1
40 CIAO ADIOS ANNE-MARIE 9

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This chart is based on combined sales and streams.

The Top 20 biggest selling songs of 2017 on the Official Chart (sales only)

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 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
6 SYMPHONY CLEAN BANDIT FT ZARA LARSSON 1
7 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY 2
8 GALWAY GIRL ED SHEERAN 2
9 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER ARTISTS FOR GRENFELL 1
10 YOU DON'T KNOW ME JAX JONES FT RAYE 3
11 ONE LAST TIME ARIANA GRANDE 2
12 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
13 WHAT ABOUT US PINK 3
14 SKIN RAG'N'BONE MAN 13
15 CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM KATY PERRY FT SKIP MARLEY 5
16 THERE'S NOTHING HOLDIN' ME BACK SHAWN MENDES 4
17 UNFORGETTABLE FRENCH MONTANA FT SWAE LEE 2
18 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
19 SIGN OF THE TIMES HARRY STYLES 1
20 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4

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The Top 20 most streamed songs of 2017 on the Official Chart

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 UNFORGETTABLE FRENCH MONTANA FT SWAE LEE 2
5 GALWAY GIRL ED SHEERAN 2
6 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
7 SYMPHONY CLEAN BANDIT FT ZARA LARSSON 1
8 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
9 I'M THE ONE DJ KHALED/BIEBER/QUAVO/CHANCE 1
10 WILD THOUGHTS DJ KHALED FT RIHANNA/TILLER 1
11 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY 2
12 YOU DON'T KNOW ME JAX JONES FT RAYE 3
13 MAMA JONAS BLUE FT WILLIAM SINGE 4
14 SOLO DANCE MARTIN JENSEN 7
15 DID YOU SEE J HUS 9
16 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 2
17 THERE'S NOTHING HOLDIN' ME BACK SHAWN MENDES 4
18 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4
19 SWALLA JASON DERULO/NICKI MINAJ/TY 6
20 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE 1

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