The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2019 so far

Hits by Lewis Capaldi, Lil Nas X, Mabel and Stormzy are among the songs the UK have been streaming and downloading most this year.

2019 is shaping up to be Lewis Capaldi’s year; as well as having the UK's biggest album released this year, Someone You Loved is currently 2019’s biggest song.

Released in November 2018, Someone You Loved first charted inside the Top 40 in April 2019 and went on to spend seven weeks at Number 1. The ballad has so far notched up 1.9 million chart sales this year, including 221 million streams, more than any other song on audio and video platforms.

Another 2019 breakthrough star, US rapper and singer Lil Nas X, takes second place with Old Town Road on 1.5 million chart sales. The hip-hop-meets-country track – initially a viral hit online through Tik Tok - spent two weeks at Number 1 across April/May and is the UK’s biggest song released this year.

Eight more Number 1 singles in 2019 feature in the year-to-date Top 40 chart, four of which place inside the Top 10: Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s eight-week leader I Don’t Care at 3 (1.2m), Ava Max’s January chart-topper Sweet But Psycho at 5 (1.45m), Stormzy’s Vossi Bop at 8 and Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings at 9.


Stormzy with his Official Number 1 Single Award for Vossi Bop.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, big tracks by breakthrough artists this year are Billie Eilish’s Number 2 hit Bad Guy, placing at Number 6, and Meduza’s club smash Piece Of Your Heart ft. Goodboys at 10.

Further down, more big hits from this year’s rising stars include Dave’s Location ft. Burna Boy (16), AJ Tracey’s Top 5 hit Ladbroke Grove (20), NSG’s Options ft. Tion Wayne (27) and Russ & Tion Wayne’s Keisha & Becky (35).

The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2019 so far:

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 SOMEONE YOU LOVED LEWIS CAPALDI 1
2 OLD TOWN ROAD LIL NAS X 1
3 I DON'T CARE ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER 1
4 GIANT CALVIN HARRIS & RAG'N'BONE MAN 2
5 SWEET BUT PSYCHO AVA MAX 1
6 BAD GUY BILLIE EILISH 2
7 DON'T CALL ME UP MABEL 3
8 VOSSI BOP STORMZY 1
9 7 RINGS ARIANA GRANDE 1
10 PIECE OF YOUR HEART MEDUZA FT GOODBOYS 2
11 WOW. POST MALONE 3
12 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
13 SUNFLOWER POST MALONE FT SWAE LEE 3
14 DANCING WITH A STRANGER SAM SMITH & NORMANI 3
15 JUST YOU AND I TOM WALKER 3
16 LOCATION DAVE FT BURNA BOY 6
17 SHALLOW LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER 1
18 SENORITA SHAWN MENDES/CAMILA CABELLO 1
19 HOLD ME WHILE YOU WAIT LEWIS CAPALDI 4
20 LADBROKE GROVE AJ TRACEY 4
21 NOTHING BREAKS LIKE A HEART MARK RONSON FT MILEY CYRUS 2
22 SUCKER JONAS BROTHERS 4
23 BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ED SHEERAN FT KHALID 1
24 THANK U NEXT ARIANA GRANDE 1
25 BREAK UP WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND I'M BORED ARIANA GRANDE 1
26 GRACE LEWIS CAPALDI 9
27 OPTIONS NSG FT TION WAYNE 7
28 HIGH HOPES PANIC AT THE DISCO 12
29 SOS AVICII FT ALOE BLACC 6
30 3 NIGHTS DOMINIC FIKE 3
31 BURY A FRIEND BILLIE EILISH 6
32 WITHOUT ME HALSEY 3
33 HAPPIER MARSHMELLO FT BASTILLE 2
34 TALK KHALID 9
35 KEISHA & BECKY RUSS & TION WAYNE 7
36 EASTSIDE BENNY BLANCO/HALSEY/KHALID 1
37 PROMISES CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH 1
38 BOASTY WILEY/STEFFLON DON/SEAN PAUL 11
39 TAKE ME BACK TO LONDON ED SHEERAN FT STORMZY 1
40 CROSS ME ED SHEERAN/CHANCE/PNB ROCK 4

©2019 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

This chart is based on combined physical, download and streaming equivalent sales from Week 1 to Week 39 2019.

Article image: Action Press/Shutterstock (Lewis Capaldi)