The UK's Official Top 100 biggest songs of the decade 2010 - 2019

Featuring 55 Number 1 songs, including tracks from Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson, Rihanna, Adele and Justin Bieber.

The Top 100 biggest songs of the 2010s has been unveiled, with Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You taking the Number 1 spot.

The Top 100 list, compiled by the Official Charts Company, features 55 Number 1s and 207 million chart sales, taking in physical, downloads and streaming equivalent sales.

Ed, who has been crowned the UK's Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade, spent 14 weeks at Number 1 with Shape Of You in 2017. Since then it's amassed over 4.5m chart sales. It's one of three Ed tracks in the Top 5 end-of-decade list - Thinking Out Loud (3) and former Christmas Number 1, Perfect (5).

Ed has racked up a massive 38 weeks at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart to date; he’s shifted an incredible 53.8m combined singles; and his tracks have been streamed an eye-watering 4.6 billion times in the UK alone. View Ed Sheeran's full Official Chart history.

Behind Ed's Shape Of You is Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars (3.28m) - a seven-week chart-topper and instant classic upon its release in December 2014. Despacito (Remix) by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber ranks fourth overall this decade (3.15m); the UK’s song of the summer 2017 and now the world’s most-watched music video on YouTube of all time.

Huge Number 1s

More huge hits feature in the Top 10: Drake’s One Dance – one of the longest-running Number 1s in UK chart history at 15 weeks – is sixth with 3.04m chart sales, and Pharrell Williams’s 2013 single Happy is seventh (3.03m). 

The one that never went away

Despite being released in 2004, Mr Brightside by The Killers is the 12th biggest single of the 2010s, with 2.85m chart sales. The song’s popularity has endured over the past decade and is a regular feature in the weekly Top 100 singles chart, boosted by the inclusion of streaming into the Official Singles Chart in 2014.

Leading ladies

Just under a quarter of the list is made up of female-led singles, the biggest being Adele’s Someone Like You. The five-week chart-topper that turned the Tottenham-born singer-songwriter into a global megastar in 2011 ranks 16th overall on 2.48m. Sia’s Cheap Thrills follows close behind at 18, and Dua Lipa’s 2017 Number 1 New Rules is at 27.

The one-hit wonders

A string of acts who scored one Top 40 single this decade feature in the Top 100, led by Let Her Go by Passenger at Number 19, a Number 2 hit in 2013. OMI’s Cheerleader follows at 22, Lukas Graham’s 7 Years ranks at 30, Mr Probz’s 2014 chart-topper Waves (41), Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know (42), Walk The Moon’s Shut Up & Dance (44), Calum Scott’s Dancing On My Own (54) and Vance Joy’s Riptide (65).

The UK's Official Top 100 Biggest Songs of the Decade 2010 - 2019

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
1 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN 1 2017
2 UPTOWN FUNK MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS 1 2014
3 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN 1 2014
4 DESPACITO (REMIX) LUIS FONSI/DADDY YANKEE/BIEBER 1 2017
5 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 1 2017
6 ONE DANCE DRAKE FT WIZKID & KYLA 1 2016
7 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS 1 2013
8 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND 2 2014
9 SORRY JUSTIN BIEBER 1 2015
10 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE 1 2014
11 CASTLE ON THE HILL ED SHEERAN 2 2017
12 MR BRIGHTSIDE KILLERS 10 2004
13 WAKE ME UP AVICII 1 2013
14 LOVE YOURSELF JUSTIN BIEBER 1 2015
15 SHOTGUN GEORGE EZRA 1 2018
16 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE 1 2011
17 TAKE ME TO CHURCH HOZIER 2 2014
18 CHEAP THRILLS SIA 2 2016
19 LET HER GO PASSENGER 2 2013
20 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA 3 2013
21 POMPEII BASTILLE 2 2013
22 CHEERLEADER (FELIX JAEHN REMIX) OMI 1 2015
23 SAY YOU WON'T LET GO JAMES ARTHUR 1 2016
24 SOMEONE YOU LOVED LEWIS CAPALDI 1 2018
25 HELLO ADELE 1 2015
26 UNFORGETTABLE FRENCH MONTANA FT SWAE LEE 2 2017
27 NEW RULES DUA LIPA 1 2017
28 CAN'T STOP THE FEELING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE 2 2016
29 WHAT DO YOU MEAN JUSTIN BIEBER 1 2015
30 7 YEARS LUKAS GRAHAM 1 2016
31 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA 1 2011
32 BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL 1 2013
33 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH 1 2014
34 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN 3 2011
35 CLOSER CHAINSMOKERS FT HALSEY 1 2016
36 GET LUCKY DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS 1 2013
37 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG 1 2017
38 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA 1 2018
39 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC 1 2013
40 CHANDELIER SIA 6 2014
41 WAVES MR PROBZ 1 2014
42 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA 1 2012
43 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS 1 2011
44 SHUT UP & DANCE WALK THE MOON 4 2015
45 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FT RIHANNA 2 2010
46 THIS IS ME SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS 3 2018
47 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 2 2016
48 STITCHES SHAWN MENDES 1 2015
49 LEAN ON MAJOR LAZER FT MO & DJ SNAKE 2 2015
50 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE 1 2017
51 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA 2 2011
52 I TOOK A PILL IN IBIZA MIKE POSNER 1 2016
53 GALWAY GIRL ED SHEERAN 2 2017
54 DANCING ON MY OWN CALUM SCOTT 2 2016
55 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) BRUNO MARS 1 2010
56 SYMPHONY CLEAN BANDIT FT ZARA LARSSON 1 2017
57 ROCKABYE CLEAN BANDIT 1 2016
58 PHOTOGRAPH ED SHEERAN 15 2014
59 GOD'S PLAN DRAKE 1 2018
60 THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR CALVIN HARRIS FT RIHANNA 2 2016
61 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN 1 2012
62 LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO ELLIE GOULDING 1 2015
63 LUSH LIFE ZARA LARSSON 3 2016
64 HOLD BACK THE RIVER JAMES BAY 2 2014
65 RIPTIDE VANCE JOY 10 2013
66 THESE DAYS RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE 1 2018
67 ROAR KATY PERRY 1 2013
68 SEE YOU AGAIN WIZ KHALIFA FT CHARLIE PUTH 1 2015
69 CAN'T HOLD US MACKLEMORE/RYAN LEWIS/DALTON 3 2013
70 IMPOSSIBLE JAMES ARTHUR 1 2012
71 RADIOACTIVE IMAGINE DRAGONS 12 2012
72 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY 2 2017
73 ROLLING IN THE DEEP ADELE 2 2011
74 LET IT GO JAMES BAY 10 2014
75 OLD TOWN ROAD LIL NAS X 1 2019
76 SHAKE IT OFF TAYLOR SWIFT 2 2014
77 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY 2 1994
78 WONDERWALL OASIS 2 1995
79 A THOUSAND YEARS CHRISTINA PERRI 11 2011
80 STARBOY WEEKND FT DAFT PUNK 2 2016
81 DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA/MARTIN 1 2012
82 ONE LAST TIME ARIANA GRANDE 2 2015
83 SING ED SHEERAN 1 2014
84 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON 1 2014
85 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE 1 2012
86 SHOUT OUT TO MY EX LITTLE MIX 1 2016
87 DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' JOURNEY 6 1982
88 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL 11 2013
89 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE CALVIN HARRIS & DISCIPLES 2 2015
90 WORK RIHANNA FT DRAKE 2 2016
91 COLD WATER MAJOR LAZER/JUSTIN BIEBER/MO 1 2016
92 DON'T LET ME DOWN CHAINSMOKERS FT DAYA 2 2016
93 DO I WANNA KNOW ARCTIC MONKEYS 11 2013
94 THE HILLS WEEKND 3 2015
95 HOLD MY HAND JESS GLYNNE 1 2015
96 KING YEARS & YEARS 1 2015
97 CAN'T FEEL MY FACE WEEKND 3 2015
98 DIAMONDS RIHANNA 1 2012
99 TIMBER PITBULL FT KESHA 1 2014
100 PARADISE GEORGE EZRA 2 2018

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