Biggest single of 2022 so far revealed

Harry Styles has seen off competition from Ed Sheeran and We Don’t Talk About Bruno from Disney’s Encanto.
Harry Styles has seen off competition from Ed Sheeran and We Don’t Talk About Bruno from Disney’s Encanto.

As It Was by Harry Styles has become the biggest single of the year so far.

The lead single from the former One Direction star’s third album, Harry’s House, has claimed more than 855,000 combined chart units in the year to date, including 95 million streams.

The 1980s-inspired track is also the most physically purchased (11,000 units) and digitally downloaded (33,000 units) song of the year so far in the UK, according to the Official Charts Company.

Ed Sheeran most played artist
Ed Sheeran (Hannah McKay/PA)

In second is Peru by Ed Sheeran and Nigerian Afrobeats star Fireboy DML, while third place goes to We Don’t Talk About Bruno from Disney’s Encanto.

Bruno is the most-streamed track of the year to date with 110 million streams overall, bolstered by 36 million video streams – the most for any song so far in 2022.

There are also appearances on the list from breakthrough talent.

Go by Cat Burns is at number seven and Irish DJ duo Belters Only’s Make Me Feel Good featuring Jazzy claims ninth place.

Both artists earned their first UK top 10 single this year.

Burns said: “If someone told me Go was going to be in the top 10 of the Official Singles Chart, let alone the unbelievable success it has brought to me as an artist a year ago, I would’ve laughed.

“The song has taken on a life of its own and I’m incredibly grateful for everyone’s support.”

Sheeran secures a total of three songs in the top 10 – Peru at number two, Bad Habits at number four and Shivers at number six.

The Suffolk music star’s collaboration with Camila Cabello, Bam Bam, also features at number 22.

He also claims the biggest album of the year so far with = (Equals).

After ending 2021 as the second biggest album, Sheeran’s fourth record looks on course to claim the top spot this year with 256,000 combined UK chart units and counting.

Harry’s House is at number two, while Sour by Olivia Rodrigo is at number three.

In fourth place is Adele’s 30, with Between Us by girl group Little Mix, who recently went on hiatus, at number five.

– The biggest singles of 2022 to the end of Q2

1 – As It Was – Harry Styles

2 – Peru – Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran

3 – We Don’t Talk About Bruno – Gaitan/Castillo/Adassa/Feliz

4 – Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran

5 – Where Are You Now – Lost Frequencies/Calum Scott

6 – Shivers – Ed Sheeran

7 – Go – Cat Burns

8 – Heat Waves – Glass Animals

9 – Make Me Feel Good – Belters Only featuring Jazzy

10 – Starlight – Dave

– The biggest albums of 2022 to the end of Q2

1 – Equals – Ed Sheeran

2 – Harry’s House – Harry Styles

3 – Sour – Olivia Rodrigo

4 – 30 – Adele

5 – Between Us – Little Mix

6 – 50 Years – Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac

7 – The Highlights – The Weeknd

8 – Divide – Ed Sheeran

9 – Curtain Call – The Hits – Eminem

10 – Dawn FM – The Weeknd