Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ is the most streamed song in the UK so far in 2014

Number One single features alongside singles from Pharrell Williams, John Legend and Sam Smith

Clean Bandit‘s single ‘Rather Be’ is the most streamed song of 2014 so far.

The track, which features guest vocals from Jess Glynne, has been streamed more than 32m times in the UK since the start of the year. The data is revealed today via BPI analysis of Official Chart Company data with songs by Sam Smith, Pitbull and Katy Perry also featuring in the 10 most played songs.

The popularity of ‘Rather Be’ has seen the song become the second most streamed song of all time in the UK, behind Bastille single ‘Pompeii’. The song spent four weeks at Number One following its release in January.


Elsewhere in the Top 10, Sam Smith has two tracks with both ‘Money On My Mind’ and ‘Stay With Me’ proving popular. John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’, which is one of the year’s best-selling singles behind Pharrell’s ‘Happy’, is also popular on streaming platforms and charts at Number Three on the BPI list.

Overrall, music fans in the UK have streamed 10.2 billion tracks so far this year, almost double the amount recorded at the same time in 2013 when the tally stood at 5.4 billion. A previously released list of the year’s best selling albums showed releases by Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Coldplay to be most popular.

Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – ‘Rather Be’
Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’
John Legend – ‘All Of Me’
Mr Probz – ‘Waves’
Pitbull featuring Ke$ha – ‘Timber’
Katy Perry featuring Juicy J – ‘Dark Horse’
Sam Smith – ‘Money On My Mind’
Iggy Azalea – ‘Fancy’
Bastille – ‘Pompeii’
Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’


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