Songs you slept on 2019: The biggest songs that missed the Official Singles Chart Top 40 this year

We shine a little light on and show some love to the biggest near-misses of 2019.

The Official Singles Chart is, by nature, all about hits. Artists release tracks in the hope that they can make it all the way to Number 1, obviously, but most would settle for a Top 40. 

But what about the songs that didn't quite make it? Forty slots sounds like a lot but… not everyone can grab one. We look at the tunes that were almost, but not quite the hits they deserved to be.

The biggest song not to get into the Top 40 in 2019 was I Could Get Used to This, a collab between Becky Hill and DJ and producer Weiss. Becky has had a pretty decent 2019, scoring a Top 10 with Sigala and a Top 40 album of her own, and Weiss signed his first record deal this year too, but sadly they just missed out on a Top 40.

American rapper Polo G is runner-up in our rundown of almosts, and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie is third.

Sam Fender went straight in at Number 1 with his debut album Hypersonic Missiles and the title track is one of the biggest songs not to reach the Top 40, topping out at Number 48. Will We Talk is the closest Sam's come to the Top 40 on the Official Singles Chart, reaching Number 43 in September – and that track also appears on our list. 

Among the notable entries are Billie Eilish, Bebe Rexha – who makes two appearances – David Guetta and… well they're all very notable. Sorry these tunes didn't hit the Top 40, guys – there's always next time!

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 I COULD GET USED TO THIS BECKY HILL & WEISS 45
2 POP OUT POLO G FT LIL TJAY 41
3 LOOK BACK AT IT A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE 51
4 HYPERSONIC MISSILES SAM FENDER 48
5 PURE WATER MUSTARD & MIGOS 62
6 NEEDED TIME YXNG BANE 51
7 BET OCTAVIAN FT MICHAEL PHANTOM 44
8 ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL BILLIE EILISH 77
9 GIRLS NEED LOVE SUMMER WALKER FT DRAKE 41
10 IT'S YOU ALI GATIE 45
11 NOBODY MARTIN JENSEN & JAMES ARTHUR 52
12 BABY GIGGS 48
13 CON CALMA DADDY YANKEE/KATY PERRY/SNOW 66
14 NOW YOU'RE GONE TOM WALKER FT ZARA LARSSON 79
15 STAY (DON'T GO AWAY) DAVID GUETTA FT RAYE 41
16 MY ONE WILEY/TORY LANEZ/KRANIUM/DAPPY 41
17 WANTING NOT3S 42
18 WORTH IT YK OSIRIS 84
19 SIMMER MAHALIA FT BURNA BOY 46
20 LAST HURRAH BEBE REXHA 50
21 WILL WE TALK SAM FENDER 43
22 CANTER GERRY CINNAMON 50
23 CALL YOU MINE CHAINSMOKERS & BEBE REXHA 50
24 JOY BASTILLE 46
25 MIXED PERSONALITIES YNW MELLY FT KAYNE WEST 97
26 LOVE ME AGAIN RAYE 55
27 SAINT-TROPEZ POST MALONE 52
28 XTC SOLARDO & ELI BROWN 48
29 WHITE LIES M-22 --
30 YOU LITTLE BEAUTY FISHER 78
31 CLOUT OFFSET FT CARDI B 64
32 11 MINUTES YUNGBLUD/HALSEY/TRAVIS BARKER 59
33 ALMOST (SWEET MUSIC) HOZIER 82
34 CAN WE PRETEND PINK FT CASH CASH 88
35 ONLY HUMAN JONAS BROTHERS 64
36 GUCCI DEMON B YOUNG 44
37 PEER PRESSURE JAMES BAY FT JULIA MICHAELS 85
38 RAPTURE KOFFEE --
39 YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME FREYA RIDINGS 57
40 ONE THING RIGHT MARSHMELLO FT KANE BROWN 76

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