The global smash finished its week stint at Number 1 in December but has hung around the Top 40 for the entirety of so far. The track was first released in but unexpectedly took off this year after becoming a viral hit on TikTok, thanks to a remix by Kazakh producer Imanbek. It narrowly missed out on Number 1, logging three weeks at Number 2, but hung around the Top 10 for a total of 25 weeks — the most ever for a British female solo artist. Its chart sales tally for is ,, 1. Dua makes a second entry in the year-to-date Top 40; follow-up single Physical places at The touching ballad earned Lewis his second UK Number 1 single in February and has racked up , chart sales this year. Joel Corry Press. The dance-pop track debuted at Number 61 in January and went on to peak at Number 4 in April. Joel told OfficialCharts.
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Compiled by PPL the organisation that monitors all recorded music plays in the UK, not just on radio and TV, but in cinemas, clubs, pubs, restaurants, gyms and even karaoke bars , these songs have soundtracked our lives over the last ten years. There are plenty more surprises in store. See the top 10 below and find the rest of the chart elsewhere on this page. Nashville rockers Kings of Leon truly broke into the mainstream with 'Sex on Fire', although the song only charted as high as No. The track title doesn't mean anything, according to frontman Caleb Followill — it was just a running joke they had while making it in the studio. Did you know? The track was almost shelved because Caleb wasn't happy with it.
In the music industry , the top 40 is the current, 40 most-popular songs in a particular genre. It is the best-selling or most frequently broadcast popular music. Record charts have traditionally consisted of a total of 40 songs. The term "Top 40", describing a radio format , appeared in Its introduction coincided with a transition from the old ten-inch 78 rpm record format for single "pop" recordings to the seven-inch vinyl 45 rpm format, introduced in , which was outselling it by and soon replaced it completely in The Top 40 thereafter became a survey of the popularity of 45 rpm singles and their airplay on the radio. Some nationally syndicated radio shows, such as American Top 40 , featured a countdown of the 40 highest ranked songs on a particular music or entertainment publication.