The UK’s Top 40 biggest songs of 2019 have been unveiled, and Lewis Capaldi takes the Number 1 spot with Someone You Loved.
The Scottish singer-songwriter’s big breakout track, which spent seven weeks at Number 1 across March/April, notched up a massive 2.33 million chart sales in 2019, according to Official Charts Company data. Someone You Loved is also the year’s most-streamed song, with 228 million audio streams across the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer.
The news comes as music trade body the BPI revealed that music consumption in the UK was up for fifth year in a row, with 114 billion music streams logged in 2019 – up 3,000% on 2012.
Three more Lewis Capaldi songs finish inside the year-end Top 40: Top 5 hit Hold Me While You Wait at 14, Bruises at 25 and Grace at 27. View Lewis Capaldi's Official UK Chart history in full.
Another 2019 breakthrough star, US rapper and singer Lil Nas X, takes second place with Old Town Road on 1.75 million chart sales. The hip-hop-meets-country track, which first gained success as a viral hit on Tik Tok, spent two weeks at Number 1 across April/May.
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s I Don’t Care – the lead single from Ed’s No.6 Collaborations Project album – finishes third on 1.43 million chart sales, Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy is fourth (1.34m), and Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man’s Giant – which spent five weeks at Number 2 in March – is fifth (1.29m).
Eight more Number 1 songs in 2019 feature in the UK’s Official Top 40 songs of the year, four of which place inside the Top 10. Ava Max’s January chart-topper Sweet But Psycho is at 6 (1.25m); Stormzy’s Vossi Bop finishes at 7 (1.14m); Tones & I’s 11-week chart-topper Dance Monkey – the longest-running Number 1 by a female artist ever – is at 8 (1.12m); and Senorita by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello rounds the Top 10 out at 10 (1.07m).
Tones & I with her Official Number 1 Single Award for Dance Monkey.
Other big breakthroughs this year came for Mabel, who ranks ninth with Don’t Call Me Up, and production trio Meduza, who land at 11 with Piece Of Your Heart ft. Goodboys. AJ Tracey’s Ladbroke Grove (18), Dominic Fike’s 3 Nights (24), NSG’s Options ft. Tion Wayne (32), Russ & Tion Wayne’s Keisha & Becky (35), Regard’s Ride It (38) and Young T & Bugsey’s Strike A Pose (39) also rank inside the year-end Top 40.
Elsewhere, other acts with multiple entries in the Top 40 are Ariana Grande, with 7 Rings (16), Thank U Next (30) and Break Up With You’re Girlfriend I’m Bored (33); Ed Sheeran with I Don’t Care (3), Beautiful People ft. Khalid (21), and Take Me Back To London ft. Stormzy (23); while Billie Eilish gains a second Top 40 entry with Bury A Friend at 36.
The Official Top 40 Biggest Songs of 2019
|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||BAD GUY||BILLIE EILISH||2|
|5||GIANT||CALVIN HARRIS & RAG'N'BONE MAN||2|
|6||SWEET BUT PSYCHO||AVA MAX||1|
|8||DANCE MONKEY||TONES & I||1|
|9||DON'T CALL ME UP||MABEL||3|
|10||SENORITA||SHAWN MENDES/CAMILA CABELLO||1|
|11||PIECE OF YOUR HEART||MEDUZA FT GOODBOYS||2|
|13||LOCATION||DAVE FT BURNA BOY||6|
|14||HOLD ME WHILE YOU WAIT||LEWIS CAPALDI||4|
|15||SUNFLOWER||POST MALONE FT SWAE LEE||3|
|16||7 RINGS||ARIANA GRANDE||1|
|18||LADBROKE GROVE||AJ TRACEY||3|
|19||JUST YOU AND I||TOM WALKER||3|
|20||SHALLOW||LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER||1|
|21||BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE||ED SHEERAN FT KHALID||1|
|22||DANCING WITH A STRANGER||SAM SMITH & NORMANI||3|
|23||TAKE ME BACK TO LONDON||ED SHEERAN FT STORMZY||1|
|24||3 NIGHTS||DOMINIC FIKE||3|
|26||HIGHER LOVE||KYGO & WHITNEY HOUSTON||2|
|28||NOTHING BREAKS LIKE A HEART||MARK RONSON FT MILEY CYRUS||2|
|30||THANK U NEXT||ARIANA GRANDE||1|
|31||HIGH HOPES||PANIC AT THE DISCO||12|
|32||OPTIONS||NSG FT TION WAYNE||7|
|33||BREAK UP WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND I'M BORED||ARIANA GRANDE||1|
|34||SOS||AVICII FT ALOE BLACC||6|
|35||KEISHA & BECKY||RUSS & TION WAYNE||7|
|36||BURY A FRIEND||BILLIE EILISH||6|
|37||HAPPIER||MARSHMELLO FT BASTILLE||2|
|39||STRIKE A POSE||YOUNG T & BUGSEY FT AITCH||9|
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Chart compiled based on sales and streaming equivalent sales from Week 1 - Week 52, 2019.