The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2018

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

Congratulations to Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa, who claim the UK’s biggest single of 2018 on the Official Chart with One Kiss.

The track, which spent eight weeks at Number 1 between April and June, takes the top spot on the chart of the year with a combined sales figure of 1.57 million – made up of 137m audio streams, 15m video streams and 244,000 downloads.

MORE: Check out the Official Top 40 biggest singles of 2019 so far here

It was closely fought race for the top spot; Drake’s God’s Plan finishes just 7,000 combined sales behind (1.56m). The song, which trailed his fifth album Scorpion, spent nine weeks at the helm between February and April. Drake may have just missed out on the top spot, but he bags two more spots in the Top 40: fellow chart-toppers Nice For What and In My Feelings place at 7 and 15. God's Plan also finishes as the year's most streamed song with 147m plays. 

Drake and Calvin's impressive streaming numbers comes as the British Phonographic Industry (BPI)’s annual report reveals that streaming was up 34% year-on-year in the UK last year, with 91 billion audio streams across the year. In December, a landmark 2 billion audio streams were served in a single week for the first time.

Shotgun by George Ezra was the official song of the summer, and it's the third biggest track of 2018 with 1.49m combined sales, while another George tune, Paradise, is at 8 (1.11m).

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Keala Settle’s This Is Me from The Greatest Showman soundtrack is at Number 4, with 1.4m combined sales – it's also the biggest song of 2018 based on pure sales, clocking up 277,000 downloads.

Rudimental’s These Days ft. Macklemore, Jess Glynne and Dan Caplen – Number 1 for a single week in April – has topped 1.39m combined sales and is the year's fifth 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.

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 (1.02m), and Dua Lipa makes two more appearances in the Top 40 of 2018; IDGAF is at 11 (1.01m) and 2017 chart-topper New Rules was still a major player in 2018, placing 20th (837k).

The year’s most popular song so far to miss the Official Chart Top 10 is The Greatest Show from, yes, The Greatest Showman, which peaked at 20, and is 18th in the countdown.

Video streams began to be counted toward the Official Chart from July 2018, and the most streamed clip is Maroon 5 and Cardi B's Girls Like You, with 61m plays – it's at 26 on the overall tally of the year.

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 14 (953k).

More big breakthrough hits from 2018 come from: Benny Blanco's Eastside ft. Halsey & Khalid (20), Loud Luxury's Body (33) and Tom Walker's Leave A Light On (36).

It was a strong year for British acts on the Official Chart, with almost half (18) of the Top 40 made up of songs by (or featuring) British acts.

The Official Top 40 biggest singles of 2018

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
2 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
3 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
4 THIS IS ME SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS 3
5 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
6 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
7 NICE FOR WHAT DRAKE 1
8 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2
9 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2
10 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN 3
11 IDGAF DUA LIPA 3
12 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
13 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE 4
14 FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN 1
15 IN MY FEELINGS DRAKE 1
16 SOLO CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO 1
17 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
18 THE GREATEST SHOW JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA 20
19 EASTSIDE BENNY BLANCO/HALSEY/KHALID 1
20 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
21 BETTER NOW POST MALONE 6
22 PSYCHO POST MALONE FT TY DOLLA SIGN 4
23 I LIKE IT CARDI B/BAD BUNNY/J BALVIN 8
24 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE 1
25 PROMISES CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH 1
26 GIRLS LIKE YOU MAROON 5 FT CARDI B 7
27 LULLABY SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH 6
28 YOUNGBLOOD 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 4
29 BARKING RAMZ 2
30 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN 1
31 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
32 REWRITE THE STARS ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA 16
33 BODY LOUD LUXURY FT BRANDO 4
34 I'LL BE THERE JESS GLYNNE 1
35 THE MIDDLE ZEDD/MAREN MORRIS/GREY 7
36 LEAVE A LIGHT ON TOM WALKER 7
37 A MILLION DREAMS ZIV ZAIFMAN/JACKMAN/WILLIAMS 22
38 ALL THE STARS KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA 5
39 BREATHE JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN 7
40 TASTE TYGA FT OFFSET 5

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Chart compiled combining sales, audio and video streams.

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The Official Top 40 most streamed audio tracks of 2018

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
2 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
3 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
4 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
5 THIS IS ME SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS 3
6 NICE FOR WHAT DRAKE 1
7 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
8 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2
9 IDGAF DUA LIPA 3
10 IN MY FEELINGS DRAKE 1
11 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
12 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2
13 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE 4
14 FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN 1
15 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN 3
16 BETTER NOW POST MALONE 6
17 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE 1
18 EASTSIDE BENNY BLANCO/HALSEY/KHALID 1
19 PSYCHO POST MALONE FT TY DOLLA SIGN 4
20 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
21 SOLO CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO 1
22 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1
23 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1
24 THE GREATEST SHOW JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA 20
25 I LIKE IT CARDI B/BAD BUNNY/J BALVIN 8
26 BARKING RAMZ 2
27 YOUNGBLOOD 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 4
28 SAD XXXTENTACION 5
29 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN 1
30 REWRITE THE STARS ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA 16
31 LULLABY SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH 6
32 THE MIDDLE ZEDD/MAREN MORRIS/GREY 7
33 BODY LOUD LUXURY FT BRANDO 4
34 LUCID DREAMS JUICE WRLD 10
35 PROMISES CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH 1
36 TASTE TYGA FT OFFSET 5
37 JUMANJI B YOUNG 13
38 ALL THE STARS KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA 5
39 I'LL BE THERE JESS GLYNNE 1
40 TASTE TYGA FT OFFSET 5

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The Official Top 40 most downloaded singles of 2018

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 THIS IS ME SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS 3
2 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
3 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
4 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
5 FEEL IT STILL PORTUGAL THE MAN 3
6 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2
7 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
8 PROMISES CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH 1
9 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2
10 SOLO CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO 1
11 FOR YOU (FIFTY SHADES FREED) LIAM PAYNE/RITA ORA 8
12 LEAVE A LIGHT ON TOM WALKER 7
13 GIRLS LIKE YOU MAROON 5 FT CARDI B 7
14 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
15 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1
16 I'LL BE THERE JESS GLYNNE 1
17 LULLABY SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH 6
18 FLAMES DAVID GUETTA FT SIA 7
19 LOST WITHOUT YOU FREYA RIDINGS 9
20 SAY SOMETHING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FT STAPLETON 9
21 FREAKY FRIDAY LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN 1
22 SHALLOW LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER 1
23 NEVER BE THE SAME CAMILA CABELLO 7
24 THE GREATEST SHOW JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA 20
25 MEANT TO BE BEBE REXHA FT FLORIDA GEORGIA 11
26 BODY LOUD LUXURY FT BRANDO 4
27 STRANGERS SIGRID 10
28 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN 1
29 IDGAF DUA LIPA 3
30 BREATHE JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN 7
31 FRIENDS MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE 4
32 YOUNGBLOOD 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 4
33 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1
34 NEVER ENOUGH LOREN ALLRED 24
35 IN MY FEELINGS DRAKE 1
36 NICE FOR WHAT DRAKE 1
37 RISE JONAS BLUE FT JACK & JACK 3
38 IF YOU'RE OVER ME YEARS & YEARS 6
39 ANYWHERE RITA ORA 2
40 TASTE TYGA FT OFFSET 5

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The Official Top 40 most streamed video tracks of 2018

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 GIRLS LIKE YOU MAROON 5 FT CARDI B 7
2 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
3 EASTSIDE BENNY BLANCO/HALSEY/KHALID 1
4 TASTE TYGA FT OFFSET 5
5 RISE JONAS BLUE FT JACK & JACK 3
6 BABY SHARK PINKFONG 27
7 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
8 PROMISES CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH 1
9 I LOVE IT KANYE WEST & LIL PUMP 3
10 SOLO CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO 1
11 I LIKE IT CARDI B/BAD BUNNY/J BALVIN 8
12 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2
13 YOUNGBLOOD 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 4
14 BODY LOUD LUXURY FT BRANDO 4
15 FEFE 6IX9INE/MINAJ/MURDA BEATZ 17
16 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
17 FUNKY FRIDAY DAVE FT FREDO 1
18 LET YOU LOVE ME RITA ORA 4
19 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
20 079ME B YOUNG 23
21 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
22 DESPACITO (REMIX) LUIS FONSI/DADDY YANKEE/BIEBER 1
23 THANK U NEXT ARIANA GRANDE 1
24 OH MY DAPPY FT AY EM 23
25 LONDON AJ & DENO FT EO 45
26 LUCID DREAMS JUICE WRLD 10
27 I'LL BE THERE JESS GLYNNE 1
28 NO BRAINER DJ KHALED/BIEBER/QUAVO/CHANCE 3
29 WOMAN LIKE ME LITTLE MIX FT NICKI MINAJ 2
30 TAKI TAKI DJ SNAKE/GOMEZ/CARDI B/OZUNA 15
31 SICKO MODE TRAVIS SCOTT 9
32 BUTTERFLIES AJ TRACEY & NOT3S 19
33 RAP DEVIL MACHINE GUN KELLY 15
34 SHALLOW LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER 1
35 THIS IS ME SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS 3
36 JACKIE CHAN TIESTO/DZEKO/PREME/POST MALONE 5
37 GOD IS A WOMAN ARIANA GRANDE 4
38 PRAISE THE LORD (DA SHINE) ASAP ROCKY FT SKEPTA 18
39 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2
40 TASTE TYGA FT OFFSET 5

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