Official Streaming Chart

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

The Official 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 6 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 40 is published on the OCC website, the full Top 100 is published exclusively by UKChartsPlus.

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]

Number ones[edit]

Key
No. nth song to top the Official Streaming Chart
re Return of a song to number one
dagger Most-streamed song of the year[a]
Contents
2012 • 2013 • 2014
No. Artist[b] Song[b] Record label[c] Reached number one[b] Weeks at
number one[b]
1 Jepsen, Carly RaeCarly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" Interscope 14 May 2012 2
2 fun. featuring Janelle Monáe "We Are Young" Atlantic/Fueled by Ramen 28 May 2012 4
3 Flo Rida "Whistle" Atlantic 25 June 2012 2
4 Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa "Payphone" A&M/Octone 9 July 2012 5
5 Florence and the Machine "Spectrum (Say My Name)" Island 13 August 2012 1
6 Wiley featuring Ms D "Heatwave" One More Tune/Warner Bros. 19 August 2012 3
re Florence and the Machine "Spectrum (Say My Name)" Island 10 September 2012 1
7 Swift, TaylorTaylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Mercury 17 September 2012 1
8 Script, TheThe Script featuring will.i.am "Hall of Fame" Epic/Phonogenic 24 September 2012 2
9 Psy "Gangnam Style" Island 8 October 2012 3
10 Rihanna "Diamonds" Def Jam 29 October 2012 1
11 Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin "Don't You Worry Child" Virgin 12 November 2012 1
12 Labrinth featuring Emeli Sandé "Beneath Your Beautiful" Syco 19 November 2012 4
13 Mars, BrunoBruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven" Atlantic 17 December 2012 1
14 Murs, OllyOlly Murs "Troublemaker" Epic 24 December 2012 1
15 Arthur, JamesJames Arthur "Impossible" Syco 31 December 2012 3
16 will.i.am featuring Britney Spears "Scream & Shout" Interscope 22 January 2013 3
17 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz "Thrift Shop" Macklemore 11 February 2013 4
18 Bastille "Pompeii" Virgin 11 March 2013 7
19 Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky" dagger Columbia 29 April 2013 7
20 Thicke, RobinRobin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines" Interscope 17 June 2013 6
21 Avicii "Wake Me Up!" Positiva/PRMD 29 July 2013 7
22 Perry, KatyKaty Perry "Roar" Virgin 16 September 2013 3
23 OneRepublic "Counting Stars" Interscope 7 October 2013 5
24 Lorde "Royals" Virgin 11 November 2013 1
25 Eminem featuring Rihanna "Monster, TheThe Monster" Interscope 18 November 2013 6
26 Carey, MariahMariah Carey "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Columbia 29 December 2013 1
27 Williams, PharrellPharrell Williams "Happy" Columbia 6 January 2014 1
28 Pitbull featuring Kesha "Timber" J/Mr. 305/Polo Grounds 13 January 2014 3
29 Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne "Rather Be" Atlantic 3 February 2014 10
30 Legend, JohnJohn Legend "All of Me" Columbia 14 April 2014 1
re Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne "Rather Be" Atlantic 21 April 2014 1
re Legend, JohnJohn Legend "All of Me" Columbia 28 April 2014 1
31 Mr. Probz "Waves" Left Lane 5 May 2014 8
32 Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran "Sing" Asylum 30 June 2014 3
33 Grande, ArianaAriana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea "Problem" Republic 21 July 2014 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]
  3. ^ The record labels are those given by the OCC.[12]

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