Ellie Goulding is poised to return to the Top 40 with her new single Close To me, a collab with Diplo and Swae Lee – but what about the hits that came before?
Starting with her first hit Starry Eyed, in 2010, Ellie has racked up 19 Top 40s, including 10 Top 10s, of which two went all the way to Number 1. We crunched the stats to find Ellie Goulding's biggest songs of all time, across physical, digital, and audio and video streaming equivalent sales.
Ellie's biggest tune overall is Love Me Like You Do, which is Ellie's longest running chart-topper, staying at Number 1 for four weeks in early 2015. Taken from the first Fifty Shades movie, Love Me Like You Do is both Ellie's most downloaded and streamed song, clocking up 838,000 downloads and 84 million plays on audio and video streaming services.
Next up is Burn, Ellie's first Number 1, topping the charts for three weeks in late summer 2013 and amassing 789,000 sales – her second most downloaded tune – and 39.7 million streams. See Ellie Goulding's full UK chart history.
In third it's emotional ballad How Long Will I Love You, which spent 10 weeks in the Top 10 over Christmas and New Year 2013, peaking at 3. Along with 781,500 downloads and 32.4 million streams, How Long Will I Love You is her biggest physical seller, with 8,700 copies sold on CD thanks to it being that year's Children In Need single.
Elton John cover Your Song was Ellie's second Top 10 and her highest peak until she got her chart-toppers, spending two weeks at Number 2 in December 2010, stuck behind… The X Factor Finalists of 2010 and their cover of David Bowie's Heroes. It's her fourth biggest tune with 829,000 downloads and 20.4 million listens.
In fifth place, and her second most streamed song, with 47.7m plays, it's one of two Calvin Harris collabs in Ellie's all-time Top 10 – Outside, which has been downloaded 330,000 times since release in late 2014, peaking at 6.
Calvin Harris team-up I Need Your Love peaked at 4 in 2012, and its 490,000 downloads put it in sixth, followed by first hit Starry Eyed. On My Mind, lead single from Ellie's third album Delirium and a thinly veiled pot-shot at Ed Sheeran, is her third most streamed tune (46m listens) and eighth on her all-time Top 10.
Ellie Goulding's Official Top 10 biggest songs
|1||LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO||ELLIE GOULDING||1||2015|
|3||HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU||ELLIE GOULDING||3||2013|
|4||YOUR SONG||ELLIE GOULDING||2||2010|
|5||OUTSIDE||CALVIN HARRIS/ELLIE GOULDING||6||2014|
|6||I NEED YOUR LOVE||CALVIN HARRIS/ELLIE GOULDING||4||2012|
|7||STARRY EYED||ELLIE GOULDING||4||2010|
|8||ON MY MIND||ELLIE GOULDING||5||2015|
|9||STILL FALLING FOR YOU||ELLIE GOULDING||11||2016|
|10||ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN||ELLIE GOULDING||5||2012|
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