Zara Larsson's Official biggest songs in the UK revealed

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Though she's only 26 years old, Swedish pop queen Zara Larsson has been racking up Official Singles Chart hits for nearly nine years. She scored her first UK Top 10, Never Forget You with MNEK, back in September 2015.

Since then, Zara has built a reputation as one of the most fun, unfiltered and proudly feminist pop stars around as she's dispensed high-quality bangers including 2018's Ruin My Life, 2019's Don't Worry Bout Me and 2023's Can't Tame Her. Talking about the latter's chart success, Zara told us last April: "The fact is, the song is really energetic and fun and it puts you in a good mood." And she was absolutely, 100% correct. 

Now, as she prepares to release her fourth studio album Venus, we've crunched the numbers to reveal Zara's official Top 20 biggest songs in the UK for the first time ever. 

5. I Would Like

Released: 2016
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 2
Total UK chart units: 1.01 million

When I Would Like peaked at Number 2 in 2016, it became Zara's highest-charting single until Symphony, her Clean Bandit collaboration, went one better the following year (but more on that in a bit...). It's a typically slinky electro bop that features a smart sample from Dat Sexy Body by Jamaican artist Sasha. 

4. Girls Like (Tinie Tempah ft. Zara Larsson)

Released: 2015
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 5
Total UK chart units: 1.51 million

Zara has collaborated with everyone from David Guetta (2023's On My Love) to Tom Walker (2019's Now You're Gone), but she scored one of her biggest hits when she joined forces with British rapper Tinie Tempah. Released in 2016, Girls Like is a deep house-infused club banger that features lashings of Zara's infectious sass. "I know what boys like, I know what they want," she sings on the chorus. 

3. Never Forget You (with MNEK)

Released: 2015
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 5
Total UK chart units: 1.72 million

In 2015, Zara scored her first Official Singles Chart hit when Never Forget You teamed her with UK artist-producer MNEK. The two stars co-wrote the song together (with Arron Davey) and went on to become regular collaborators. MNEK has since co-written a steady stream of Zara bangers including 2016's Ain't My Fault, which peaked at Number 13 on the Official Singles Chart, and her 2023 smash Can't Tame Her, which climbed to Number 25.

2. Lush Life

Released: 2015
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 3
Total UK chart units: 2.49 million

When it was released in 2015, Lush Life became Zara's second consecutive Top 10 hit and went on to spend 57 weeks on the Official Singles Chart. It's an enduring song of the summer that captures all the joyful possibilities of being young, single and carefree. When Zara sings "I live my day as if it was the last, live my day as if there was no past," you'll want to book a flight to somewhere sunny immediately. 

1. Symphony (Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson)

Released: 2017
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 1
Total UK chart units: 2.65 million

This chart-topping collab is a true beauty: Zara's emotional vocals dovetail stunningly with Clean Bandit's signature mix of classical strings and dance beats. It's a disco tearjerker made even more moving by the video, which shows a conductor losing his boyfriend in a bike crash. Though some viewers wondered whether the characters were meant to be father and son, Zara, a staunch LGBTQ+ ally, confirmed in her usual straight-talking way that they are definitely a gay couple. We love you Zara – never change. 

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