The UK's most-streamed videos of 2019 so far

It's been 12 months since video streams were introduced into the Official Singles Chart - these are the biggest so far.

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

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 BABY SHARK PINKFONG 6
2 GIRLS LIKE YOU MAROON 5 FT CARDI B 7
3 SOMEONE YOU LOVED LEWIS CAPALDI 1
4 SWEET BUT PSYCHO AVA MAX 1
5 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 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
12 VOSSI BOP STORMZY 1
13 I DON'T CARE ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER 1
14 BAD GUY BILLIE EILISH 2
15 KEISHA & BECKY RUSS & TION WAYNE 7
16 EASTSIDE BENNY BLANCO/HALSEY/KHALID 1
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
20 GUN LEAN RUSS 9
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
25 WOW. POST MALONE 3
26 OPTIONS NSG FT TION WAYNE 7
27 EARTH LIL DICKY 21
28 BETTER KHALID 15
29 KITCHEN KINGS D-BLOCK EUROPE 16
30 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
31 ADVICE CADET & DENO DRIZ 14
32 TALK KHALID 9
33 ME TAYLOR SWIFT FT BRENDON URIE 3
34 PLEASE ME CARDI B & BRUNO MARS 12
35 WITHOUT ME HALSEY 3
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

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 GIRLS LIKE YOU MAROON 5 FT CARDI B 7
2 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1
3 BABY SHARK PINKFONG 6
4 EASTSIDE BENNY BLANCO/HALSEY/KHALID 1
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
15 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1
16 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3
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
28 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1
29 WOMAN LIKE ME LITTLE MIX FT NICKI MINAJ 2
30 SICKO MODE TRAVIS SCOTT 9
31 VOSSI BOP STORMZY 1
32 FEFE 6IX9INE/MINAJ/MURDA BEATZ 17
33 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1
34 079ME B YOUNG 23
35 HIGH HOPES PANIC AT THE DISCO 12
36 LONDON AJ & DENO FT EO 45
37 BETTER KHALID 15
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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