It's been one year since video streams were introduced into the Official Singles Chart.
One of the most popular mediums of listening to music, video streaming was ushered into the UK's singles chart last summer - with a bit of help from Dua Lipa. The inclusion of video streams arrived as Apple Music and Spotify added video to their platform, and as YouTube launched their subscription service in the UK.
With the one year anniversary here, we're revealing UK's most popular music videos on streaming platforms in 2019, as well as the most streamed videos since they became eligible for chart inclusion (July 2018).
Pinkfong - Baby Shark
Doo doo doo doo doo doo! The Baby Shark craze swept the nation in late 2018 through to 2019, with kids across the UK imitating the dance moves and characters of Pinkfong's animated seafloor. The results of the hugely viral video saw the Korean cartoon track reach Number 6 on the Official Singles Chart in January 2019.
Baby Shark is the most streamed song on video platforms in 2019, racking up 49.4 million plays so far. The song is the third most-popular since video streaming was introduced, totalling 72.7 million views.
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B - Girls Like You
Girls Like You's popularity came from its two official music videos - Maroon 5 enlisted celebrity friends such as Ellen Degeneres, Camila Cabello and Jennifer Lopez for the visuals, which centred around female empowerment. Not knowing who would pop up next was part of the appeal, making the song Maroon 5's biggest global hit in years.
Girls Like You peaked at Number 7 in the UK and ranks as 2019's second most streamed track on the video format (31.9 million). Tallying streams since the introduction of video to the Official Chart, Girls Like You has generated 92.9 million, more than any other.
George Ezra - Shotgun
George's first UK Number 1 single reached the summit the week video streams were introduced to the Official Chart. The song of last summer (officially) has achieved 27.5 million video streams in 2019 alone, landing it in fifth place. Factoring in video plays since July 2018, Shotgun is the second-most popular visual, notching up 75.2 million plays.
Elsewhere, US singer Ava Max claims the most video streams this year by a female artist with Sweet But Psycho (4), besting the likes of Ariana Grande's 7 Rings (11) and Billie Eilish's Bad Guy (14).
A string of UK newcomers also perform well on the format including Lewis Capaldi's Someone You Loved (3), Russ & Tion Wayne's Keisha & Becky (15), Don't Call Me Up by Mabel (17), Russ' Gun Lean (20), Dave & Fredo's Funky Friday (24), and Options by NSG ft. Tion Wayne (26).
The Official Top 40 most streamed music videos of 2019 so far
|2||GIRLS LIKE YOU||MAROON 5 FT CARDI B||7|
|3||SOMEONE YOU LOVED||LEWIS CAPALDI||1|
|4||SWEET BUT PSYCHO||AVA MAX||1|
|6||SUNFLOWER||POST MALONE FT SWAE LEE||3|
|7||GIANT||CALVIN HARRIS & RAG'N'BONE MAN||2|
|8||SHALLOW||LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER||1|
|9||DANCING WITH A STRANGER||SAM SMITH & NORMANI||3|
|10||OLD TOWN ROAD||LIL NAS X||1|
|11||7 RINGS||ARIANA GRANDE||1|
|13||I DON'T CARE||ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER||1|
|14||BAD GUY||BILLIE EILISH||2|
|15||KEISHA & BECKY||RUSS & TION WAYNE||7|
|17||DON'T CALL ME UP||MABEL||3|
|18||BOASTY||WILEY/STEFFLON DON/SEAN PAUL||11|
|19||BREAK UP WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND I'M BORED||ARIANA GRANDE||1|
|21||HIGH HOPES||PANIC AT THE DISCO||12|
|22||LET YOU LOVE ME||RITA ORA||4|
|23||TASTE||TYGA FT OFFSET||5|
|24||FUNKY FRIDAY||DAVE FT FREDO||1|
|26||OPTIONS||NSG FT TION WAYNE||7|
|29||KITCHEN KINGS||D-BLOCK EUROPE||16|
|31||ADVICE||CADET & DENO DRIZ||14|
|33||ME||TAYLOR SWIFT FT BRENDON URIE||3|
|34||PLEASE ME||CARDI B & BRUNO MARS||12|
|36||BURY A FRIEND||BILLIE EILISH||6|
|37||BODY||LOUD LUXURY FT BRANDO||4|
|38||YOU ARE THE REASON||CALUM SCOTT||43|
|39||I AM YOUR GUMMY BEAR||GUMMY BEAR||N/A|
|40||JUST YOU AND I||TOM WALKER||3|
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The Official Top 40 most streamed music videos since July 1 2018
|1||GIRLS LIKE YOU||MAROON 5 FT CARDI B||7|
|5||TASTE||TYGA FT OFFSET||5|
|6||SHALLOW||LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER||1|
|7||SUNFLOWER||POST MALONE FT SWAE LEE||3|
|8||SWEET BUT PSYCHO||AVA MAX||1|
|9||PROMISES||CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH||1|
|10||SOMEONE YOU LOVED||LEWIS CAPALDI||1|
|11||LET YOU LOVE ME||RITA ORA||4|
|12||FUNKY FRIDAY||DAVE FT FREDO||1|
|13||RISE||JONAS BLUE FT JACK & JACK||3|
|14||BODY||LOUD LUXURY FT BRANDO||4|
|17||SOLO||CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO||1|
|18||NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY||ARIANA GRANDE||2|
|19||GIANT||CALVIN HARRIS & RAG'N'BONE MAN||2|
|20||I LIKE IT||CARDI B/BAD BUNNY/J BALVIN||8|
|21||I LOVE IT||KANYE WEST & LIL PUMP||3|
|22||DANCING WITH A STRANGER||SAM SMITH & NORMANI||3|
|23||OLD TOWN ROAD||LIL NAS X||1|
|24||YOUNGBLOOD||5 SECONDS OF SUMMER||4|
|25||7 RINGS||ARIANA GRANDE||1|
|26||DESPACITO (REMIX)||LUIS FONSI/DADDY YANKEE/BIEBER||1|
|27||THANK U NEXT||ARIANA GRANDE||1|
|29||WOMAN LIKE ME||LITTLE MIX FT NICKI MINAJ||2|
|30||SICKO MODE||TRAVIS SCOTT||9|
|33||ONE KISS||CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA||1|
|35||HIGH HOPES||PANIC AT THE DISCO||12|
|36||LONDON||AJ & DENO FT EO||45|
|38||OH MY||DAPPY FT AY EM||23|
|39||ADVICE||CADET & DENO DRIZ||14|
|40||I DON'T CARE||ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER||1|
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