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With the first quarter of 2016 clear, OfficialCharts.com have exclusively revealed the biggest songs of the year so far.
Leading the way so far at Number 1 on the list, which is based on combined digital, physical and streaming equivalent sales, are Danish band Lukas Graham with 7 Years.
The track has been a mainstay at the top end of the Official Singles Chart, logging five weeks at the top between February and March. To date, its chart sales stand at 857,000, including 39 million streams and 466,000 digital/physical sales.
7 Years also currently holds the biggest one-week combined sales figure for a Number 1 single this year, shifting 134,000 in seven days during its second week at the top.
Taking second place on the year-to-date list is Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself (668,000 combined sales). The song hit the top spot for three weeks last December and logged another three in January. Its run at the top was interrupted on the week of the Christmas Number 1, which was claimed by the NHS Choir after a fiercely fought battle.
Despite missing out on the overall YTD list, Love Yourself claims the most-streamed song of the year so far, currently on 40.4 million plays (77.05 million overall since last year).
Bieber makes another two entries on the tally; at Number 6 with Sorry and 13 with What Do You Mean.
Shawn Mendes claims the third biggest song of 2016 so far with Stitches (649,000). The song logged two weeks at the top in January/February after a steady 16-week climb up the Top 100. Meanwhile, Rihanna’s Work ft. Drake finishes fourth (595,000) and Jonas Blue & Dakota’s Fast Car is fifth (576,000).
Further down, Little Mix just miss out on a Top 10 placing with Secret Love Song at Number 11 (380,000 combined sales), and Adele makes two entries on the list. Her Number 1 smash Hello places 16th, and When We Were Young is at 26.
Elsewhere, there are a number of entries on the list that didn’t necessarily reach a high peak on the Official Singles Chart but proved slow burners further down. One of them is Ellie Goulding’s Army which, despite its Number 20 peak on the chart, finishes 29th on the year-to-date list. Another is Charlie Puth’s One Call Away, which earns a place at 34 despite its Number 26 peak on the chart.