The 1975’s biggest songs on the Official Chart revealed
The 1975 are one of the biggest British breakthrough bands of the last decade, building a reputation as one of the world's best live acts. Their passionate fan base have lead them to success the world over, including an unbroken streak of Number 1s on the Official Albums Chart.
This week, to celebrate the release of the group's fifth studio album Being Funny In A Foreign Language, we look back at their Top 20 biggest songs in UK chart history, ranked in sales and streams order.
3. Somebody Else
The final single from their Mercury-nominated second album, Somebody Else is The 1975 in full heartbreak synth-pop mode. It might have missed the Top 40, peaking at Number 55, but the song lingered around the Top 100 for 11 weeks in 2016, and ranks as the group's third biggest hit. Its tally stands at 882,000 combined chart units, including 88 million streams.
2. The Sound
The Sound places at Number 2 on the band's all-time list. The lead release from their chart-topping second album, Matt revealed at the time that they almost gave the song to One Direction, but “it just didn’t really work very well”. Thankfully it did for them, notching up 19 weeks on the Official Chart with overall chart units of 1 million including 103 million streams. Watch back this memorable performance of the song at the 2017 BRIT Awards:
The 1975’s breakthrough hit is also their most successful single, with a mighty 1.5 million combined chart units, including 120 million streams and 370,000 downloads. The track – revealed by Matt as a “love letter to the authority figures” and about “small town boredom” - was radio staple in 2013. Chocolate was a slow burner on the Official Singles Chart, debuting at Number 71 in February 2013, and eventually peaked at 19 and spent 35 weeks inside the Top 100.
The 1975’s Official Top 20 biggest singles:
|6||IT'S NOT LIVING (IF IT'S NOT WITH YOU)||1975||46||2018|
|9||LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT||1975||33||2018|
|11||GIVE YOURSELF A TRY||1975||22||2018|
|14||IF YOU'RE TOO SHY (LET ME KNOW)||1975||14||2020|
|17||A CHANGE OF HEART||1975||127||2015|
|18||SINCERITY IS SCARY||1975||57||2018|
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