The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2018 so far

Featuring big hits from Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, Drake, Ariana Grande and Anne-Marie.

Drake is having quite a time of it in 2018 – thanks to a decent spell at Number 1, God’s Plan is currently the UK’s biggest single of the year so far, OfficialCharts.com can reveal.

The lead single from the rapper and singer’s Scorpion album, the nine-week chart-topper has accrued combined sales of 1.46m across all formats, and is also the most-streamed song of the first nine months of the year with 135.5m plays. Drake’s second Number 1 hit of 2018 Nice For What also makes the Top 10 at Number 6, with combined sales of 1.06m.

Another long-running Number 1 is in second place on our snapshot of 2018's biggest songs: Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa's One Kiss spent eight weeks at the summit and has combined sales of 1.39m. 

Rudimental’s These Days ft. Macklemore, Jess Glynne and Dan Caplen – Number 1 for a single week in April – has topped 1.25m combined sales (1.25m) and is 2018’s third biggest song so far. These Days was key to Jess Glynne breaking the record for being the British female soloist with the most Number 1 hits, now tallying at seven.

Keala Settle’s This Is Me from The Greatest Showman soundtrack is at Number 4, with 1.15m combined sales – it's also the biggest song of 2018 based on pure sales, clocking up 237,000 downloads.

Shotgun by George Ezra was the official song of the summer, and it's fifth of 2018 so far overall, with 1.11m combined sales, while another George tune, Paradise, lands at 8 (973k). 2017’s Official Christmas Number 1, Ed Sheeran’s Perfect, is sandwiched between them at 7 on 1.03m (2.36m in total).

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Dua Lipa makes two more appearances in the YTD Top 40; IDGAF is at 9 (941k) and 2017 chart-topper New Rules is still a major player well into this year, placing 17th. Portugal. The Man’s slow-burner Feel It Still – which took 33 weeks from its first entry point to finally peak at Number 3 – is tenth. 

The year’s most popular song so far to miss the Official Chart Top 5 is Sigala and Paloma Faith's Lullaby, which places at 22, while the biggest song to miss the Top 10 is The Greatest Show from, yes, The Greatest Showman, which peaked at 20, and is 26th in the countdown so far.

Video streams began to be counted toward the Official Chart in the most recent quarter of the year, from July, and the most streamed song is Maroon 5 and Cardi B's Girls Like You, with 33m plays – it's at 51 on the overall tally of the year so far. 

Biggest breakthroughs of 2018

Aside from Portugal. The Man, the next top-selling breakthrough single is  Lil Dicky viral Number 1 Freaky Friday, featuring Chris Brown, at Number 11 (881k).

More big breakthrough hits this year come from: B Young, with Jumanji (32); Banx & Ranx's Answerphone (35); Tom Walker (37) and Not3s' My Lover (39).

Outside the Top 40, XXXTentacion's first Top 10 Sad (53); Strangers from Sigrid (55); Blocboy JB's Look Around ft. Drake (61); EO's German (62); Lucid Dreams from Juice WRLD (66); the Number 1 from Benny Blanco, Eastside; and Dennis Lloyd's Nevermind have all found success this year.

The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2018 so far*

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
2 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
3 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
4 THIS IS ME KEALA SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN 3
5 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
6 NICE FOR WHAT DRAKE 1
7 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
8 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2
9 IDGAF DUA LIPA 3
10 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN 3
11 FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN 1
12 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE 4
13 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2
14 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
15 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
16 BARKING RAMZ 2
17 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
18 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN 1
19 PSYCHO POST MALONE FT TY DOLLA SIGN 4
20 SOLO CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO 1
21 IN MY FEELINGS DRAKE 1
22 LULLABY SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH 6
23 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE 1
24 THE MIDDLE ZEDD/MAREN MORRIS/GREY 7
25 I LIKE IT CARDI B/BAD BUNNY/J BALVIN 8
26 THE GREATEST SHOW JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA 20
27 BETTER NOW POST MALONE 6
28 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
29 BREATHE JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN 7
30 REWRITE THE STARS ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA 16
31 ALL THE STARS KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA 5
32 JUMANJI B YOUNG 13
33 TIP TOE JASON DERULO FT FRENCH MONTANA 5
34 I'LL BE THERE JESS GLYNNE 1
35 ANSWERPHONE BANX & RANX/ELLA EYRE/BANE 5
36 I MISS YOU CLEAN BANDIT FT JULIA MICHAELS 4
37 LEAVE A LIGHT ON TOM WALKER 7
38 MEANT TO BE BEBE REXHA FT FLORIDA GEORGIA 11
39 MY LOVER NOT3S 14
40 ANYWHERE RITA ORA 2

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*Digital download, plus audio and video streaming combined.

The Official Top 40 songs most streamed on audio of 2018 so far

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
2 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
3 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
4 NICE FOR WHAT DRAKE 1
5 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
6 THIS IS ME KEALA SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN 3
7 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
8 IDGAF DUA LIPA 3
9 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2
10 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE 4
11 FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN 1
12 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN 3
13 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
14 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2
15 IN MY FEELINGS DRAKE 1
16 PSYCHO POST MALONE FT TY DOLLA SIGN 4
17 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
18 BARKING RAMZ 2
19 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE 1
20 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
21 BETTER NOW POST MALONE 6
22 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN 1
23 SOLO CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO 1
24 THE MIDDLE ZEDD/MAREN MORRIS/GREY 7
25 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
26 LULLABY SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH 6
27 I LIKE IT CARDI B/BAD BUNNY/J BALVIN 8
28 THE GREATEST SHOW JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA 20
29 JUMANJI B YOUNG 13
30 ALL THE STARS KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA 5
31 REWRITE THE STARS ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA 16
32 MY LOVER NOT3S 14
33 SAD XXXTENTACION 5
34 I MISS YOU CLEAN BANDIT FT JULIA MICHAELS 4
35 ANSWERPHONE BANX & RANX/ELLA EYRE/BANE 5
36 TIP TOE JASON DERULO FT FRENCH MONTANA 5
37 BREATHE JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN 7
38 LOVE LIES KHALID & NORMANI 12
39 BAD VIBE M O/LOTTO BOYZZ/MR EAZI 18
40 YOUNGBLOOD 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 4

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The Official Top 40 songs most streamed on video of 2018 so far

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 GIRLS LIKE YOU MAROON 5 FT CARDI B 7
2 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
3 RISE JONAS BLUE FT JACK & JACK 3
4 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
5 TASTE TYGA FT OFFSET 5
6 I LIKE IT CARDI B/BAD BUNNY/J BALVIN 8
7 SOLO CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO 1
8 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2
9 YOUNGBLOOD 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 4
10 FEFE 6IX9INE/MINAJ/MURDA BEATZ 17
11 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
12 OH MY DAPPY FT AY EM 23
13 I LOVE IT KANYE WEST & LIL PUMP 3
14 EASTSIDE BENNY BLANCO/HALSEY/KHALID 1
15 079ME B YOUNG 23
16 I'LL BE THERE JESS GLYNNE 1
17 NO BRAINER DJ KHALED/BIEBER/QUAVO/CHANCE 3
18 BUTTERFLIES AJ TRACEY & NOT3S 19
19 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
20 IN MY FEELINGS DRAKE 1
21 PROMISES CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH 1
22 BODY LOUD LUXURY FT BRANDO 4
23 3 LIONS BADDIEL/SKINNER/LIGHTNING SEED 1
24 JACKIE CHAN TIESTO/DZEKO/PREME/POST MALONE 5
25 GOD IS A WOMAN ARIANA GRANDE 4
26 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2
27 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
28 DESPACITO (REMIX) LUIS FONSI/DADDY YANKEE/BIEBER 1
29 LONDON AJ & DENO FT EO 45
30 LUCID DREAMS JUICE WRLD 10
31 PRAISE THE LORD (DA SHINE) ASAP ROCKY FT SKEPTA 18
32 RING RING JAX JONES/MABEL/RICH THE KID 12
33 GERMAN EO 13
34 MAN DOWN SHAKKA FT ALUNAGEORGE 25
35 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
36 NICE FOR WHAT DRAKE 1
37 OCEAN MARTIN GARRIX FT KHALID 25
38 FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN 1
39 BEST LIFE HARDY CAPRIO FT ONE ACEN 26
40 THIS IS ME KEALA SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN 3

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The Official Top 40 best-selling singles of 2018 so far*

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 THIS IS ME KEALA SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN 3
2 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
3 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
4 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
5 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN 3
6 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2
7 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
8 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2
9 FOR YOU (FIFTY SHADES FREED) LIAM PAYNE/RITA ORA 8
10 SOLO CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO 1
11 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
12 LULLABY SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH 6
13 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
14 LEAVE A LIGHT ON TOM WALKER 7
15 I'LL BE THERE JESS GLYNNE 1
16 FLAMES DAVID GUETTA FT SIA 7
17 SAY SOMETHING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FT STAPLETON 9
18 FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN 1
19 NEVER BE THE SAME CAMILA CABELLO 7
20 MEANT TO BE BEBE REXHA FT FLORIDA GEORGIA 11
21 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN 1
22 IDGAF DUA LIPA 3
23 STRANGERS SIGRID 10
24 BREATHE JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN 7
25 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE 4
26 GIRLS LIKE YOU MAROON 5 FT CARDI B 7
27 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
28 PROMISES CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH 1
29 NICE FOR WHAT DRAKE 1
30 THE GREATEST SHOW JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA 20
31 ANYWHERE RITA ORA 2
32 IN MY FEELINGS DRAKE 1
33 IF YOU'RE OVER ME YEARS & YEARS 6
34 IN MY BLOOD SHAWN MENDES 10
35 I KNOW YOU CRAIG DAVID FT BASTILLE 5
36 RISE JONAS BLUE FT JACK & JACK 3
37 I LIKE IT CARDI B/BAD BUNNY/J BALVIN 8
38 YOUNGBLOOD 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 4
39 TIP TOE JASON DERULO FT FRENCH MONTANA 5
40 BODY LOUD LUXURY FT BRANDO 4

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*Based on digital downloads and physical sales