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:
|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|
|9||7 RINGS||ARIANA GRANDE||1|
|10||PIECE OF YOUR HEART||MEDUZA FT GOODBOYS||2|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|33||HAPPIER||MARSHMELLO FT BASTILLE||2|
|35||KEISHA & BECKY||RUSS & TION WAYNE||7|
|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)