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Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen achieved the first number one on the Official Single Streaming Chart.

The Official Audio Streaming Chart is a music chart based on UK plays of songs through streaming services, including Spotify, Napster and We7.[1] It features data from both premium and ad-supported services.[2] It is compiled weekly by the Official Charts Company (OCC), and was initially published both on their official website OfficialCharts.com (Top 100), and in the magazine Music Week (Top 75).

As of the chart dated 12 July 2014—the date of inclusion of streaming data into the UK Singles Chart—the chart was relaunched as Official Audio Streaming Chart.[3] The Top 100 is published on the OCC website. The first song to top the rebranded chart was "Sing" by Ed Sheeran.

The chart was first launched on 14 May 2012.[4] Its first number one was "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen.[5] At the time of the chart's launch, the most streamed artist of the year was Ed Sheeran.[6] Sheeran remarked that streaming services had "always been an important way for [him] to get music out to [his] fans".[7] Martin Talbot, managing director of the OCC, stated that the chart represented "a true coming-of-age moment for music streaming in the UK".[8]

Official Album Streaming Chart[edit]

Launched in March 2015 when streaming was added to the Official Albums Chart, this uses the same streaming sources as the Official Audio Streaming Chart to measure how many times albums have been streamed each week. The formula is based on the 12 most streamed tracks from each album.[citation needed]

Number ones[edit]

Key
No. nth song to top the Official Audio Streaming Chart
re Return of a song to number one
dagger Most-streamed song of the year[a]
Contents
2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015
No. Artist[b] Song[b] Record label[c] Reached number one
(for the week ending)[b]
Weeks at
number one[b]
1 Jepsen, Carly RaeCarly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" Interscope 19 May 2012 2
2 fun. featuring Janelle Monáe "We Are Young" Atlantic/Fueled by Ramen 2 June 2012 4
3 Flo Rida "Whistle" Atlantic 30 June 2012 2
4 Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa "Payphone" A&M/Octone 14 July 2012 5
5 Florence and the Machine "Spectrum (Say My Name)" Island 18 August 2012 1
6 Wiley featuring Ms D "Heatwave" One More Tune/Warner Bros. 24 August 2012 3
re Florence and the Machine "Spectrum (Say My Name)" Island 15 September 2012 1
7 Swift, TaylorTaylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Mercury 2 October 2012 1
8 Script, TheThe Script featuring will.i.am "Hall of Fame" Epic/Phonogenic 29 September 2012 2
9 Psy "Gangnam Style" Island 13 October 2012 3
10 Rihanna "Diamonds" Def Jam 3 November 2012 1
11 Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin "Don't You Worry Child" Virgin 17 November 2012 1
12 Labrinth featuring Emeli Sandé "Beneath Your Beautiful" Syco 24 November 2012 4
13 Mars, BrunoBruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven" Atlantic 22 December 2012 1
14 Murs, OllyOlly Murs "Troublemaker" Epic 29 December 2012 1
15 Arthur, JamesJames Arthur "Impossible" Syco 5 January 2013 3
16 will.i.am featuring Britney Spears "Scream & Shout" Interscope 26 January 2013 3
17 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz "Thrift Shop" Macklemore 16 February 2013 4
18 Bastille "Pompeii" Virgin 16 March 2013 7
19 Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky" dagger Columbia 4 May 2013 7
20 Thicke, RobinRobin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines" Interscope 22 June 2013 6
21 Avicii "Wake Me Up!" Positiva/PRMD 3 August 2013 7
22 Perry, KatyKaty Perry "Roar" Virgin 21 September 2013 3
23 OneRepublic "Counting Stars" Interscope 12 October 2013 5
24 Lorde "Royals" Virgin 16 November 2013 1
25 Eminem featuring Rihanna "Monster, TheThe Monster" Interscope 23 November 2013 6
26 Carey, MariahMariah Carey "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Columbia 4 January 2014 1
27 Williams, PharrellPharrell Williams "Happy" Columbia 11 January 2014 1
28 Pitbull featuring Kesha "Timber" J/Mr. 305/Polo Grounds 18 January 2014 3
29 Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne "Rather Be" dagger Atlantic 8 February 2014 10
30 Legend, JohnJohn Legend "All of Me" Columbia 19 April 2014 1
re Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne "Rather Be" dagger Atlantic 26 April 2014 1
re Legend, JohnJohn Legend "All of Me" Columbia 3 May 2014 1
31 Mr. Probz "Waves" Left Lane 10 May 2014 8
32 Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran "Sing" Asylum 5 July 2014 3[d]
33 Grande, ArianaAriana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea "Problem" Republic 26 July 2014 2
34 Magic! "Rude" RCA 9 August 2014 5
35 Wood, LillyLilly Wood & Robin Schulz "Prayer in C" Atlantic 13 September 2014 3
36 Harris, CalvinCalvin Harris featuring John Newman "Blame" Columbia 4 October 2014 1
37 Trainor, MeghanMeghan Trainor "All About That Bass" Epic 11 October 2014 1
38 Swift, TaylorTaylor Swift "Shake It Off" EMI 18 October 2014 1
re Trainor, MeghanMeghan Trainor "All About That Bass" Epic 25 October 2014 2
39 Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud" Atlantic 8 November 2014 7
40 Ronson, MarkMark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk" Columbia 27 December 2014 8
41 Goulding, EllieEllie Goulding "Love Me Like You Do" Polydor 21 February 2015 4
42 West, KanyeKanye West, Rihanna and Paul McCartney "FourFiveSeconds" Roc Nation 21 March 2015 3
43 Years & Years "King" Polydor 11 April 2015 2
44 Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth "See You Again" Atlantic 25 April 2015 1
  1. ^ In 2012, the most-streamed song of the year was "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra, which was released before the Official Streaming Chart was introduced in May.[9]
  2. ^ a b c d The artist, song, date of reaching number one and number of weeks at number one are those given by the OCC.[10][11][12][13]
  3. ^ The record labels are those given by the OCC.[14]
  4. ^ "Sing"'s second week at number one was the first publication of the Official Audio Streaming Chart.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plunkett, John (10 May 2012). "Spotify and other streaming services get own chart". The Guardian (London: Guardian News and Media). ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Langshaw, Mark (10 May 2012). "Official music streaming chart launching in UK". London: Digital Spy. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Official Audio Streaming Chart Top 100". officialcharts.com. 
  4. ^ "Media Centre". bpi.co.uk. 
  5. ^ "The UK’s first Official Streaming Chart is unveiled!". officialcharts.com. 
  6. ^ "Ed Sheeran is most-streamed artist of 2012". The Daily Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media). 10 May 2012. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 613316876. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Fred Attewill. "Ed Sheeran tops first ever UK official streaming chart". Metro. 
  8. ^ "Former Next Big Thing winner Ed Sheeran the most streamed act of 2012". Norwich Evening News. 
  9. ^ "The Top 40 most streamed tracks of 2012 revealed". officialcharts.com. 
  10. ^ "2012 Top 40 Official Streaming Chart Archive". London: Official Charts Company. 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "2013 Top 40 Official Streaming Chart Archive". London: Official Charts Company. 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "2014 Top 40 Official Streaming Chart Archive". London: Official Charts Company. 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "2014 Top 40 Official Audio Streaming Chart Archive". London: Official Charts Company. 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Artist Chart History". London: Official Charts Company. 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 

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