Most Number 1 Songs: Who's had the most Number 1's in the UK charts?

30 April 2019, 15:45 | Updated: 20 May 2019, 17:42

Calvin Harris, Jess Glynne and Ed Sheeran with The Official Big Top 40 Number 1 trophy
Calvin Harris, Jess Glynne and Ed Sheeran with The Official Big Top 40 Number 1 trophy. Picture: The Official Big Top 40

Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran lead the way as the artists with the most Number 1's on the UK's biggest chart show.

The Official Big Top 40 is the UK's biggest chart show so it's a pretty huge deal when your song gets to Number 1.

But just reaching the top once is a huge achievement, never mind repeating the success again and again and again...

These are the artists have been at Number 1 more than anyone else, with British stars Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran currently out in front with nine gongs each...

  1. Calvin Harris (9)

    Calvin Harris with The Official Big Top 40 Number 1 trophy
    Calvin Harris with The Official Big Top 40 Number 1 trophy. Picture: The Official Big Top 40

    Feels (featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)

    Giant (featuring Rag'N'Bone Man)

    One Kiss (featuring Dua Lipa)

    Promises (featuring Sam Smith)

    Summer

    This Is What You Came For (featuring Rihanna)

    Under Control (with Alesso, featuring Hurts)

    We Found Love (Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris)

    We'll Be Coming Back (featuring Example)

  2. Ed Sheeran (9)

    Ed Sheeran with The Official Big Top 40 Number 1 trophy
    Ed Sheeran with The Official Big Top 40 Number 1 trophy. Picture: The Official Big Top 40

    Galway Girl

    How Would You Feel (Paean)

    I Don't Care (with Justin Bieber)

    Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé)

    River (Eminem featuring Ed Sheeran)

    Shape Of You

    Shape Of You (Stormzy Remix)

    Sing

    Thinking Out Loud

  3. Jess Glynne (8)

    Jess Glynne with The Official Big Top 40 trophy
    Jess Glynne with The Official Big Top 40 trophy. Picture: The Official Big Top 40

    Don't Be So Hard On Yourself

    Hold My Hand

    I'll Be There

    My Love (Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne)

    Not Letting Go (Tinie Tempah featuring Jess Glynne)

    Rather Be (Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne)

    Real Love (Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne)

    These Days (Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)

  4. Justin Bieber (8)

    Justin Bieber Performs On NBC&squot;s "Today"
    Justin Bieber Performs On NBC's "Today". Picture: Getty

    Cold Water (Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber & MØ)

    Despacito (Remix) (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber)

    I Don't Care (with Justin Bieber)

    I'm The One (DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)

    Let Me Love You (DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber)

    Love Yourself

    Sorry

    What Do You Mean?

  5. Sam Smith (8)

    The BRIT Awards 2018 - Red Carpet Arrivals
    The BRIT Awards 2018 - Red Carpet Arrivals. Picture: Getty

    Dancing With A Stranger (with Normani)

    La La La (Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith)

    Lay Me Down (featuring John Legend)

    Money On My Mind

    Promises (Calvin Harris featuring Sam Smith)

    Stay With Me

    Too Good At Goodbyes

    Writing's On The Wall

  6. Rita Ora (6)

    Rita Ora & Absolut Lime Kick-Off Grammy Awards Weekend With First Live Performance Of New Song, "Proud" At the Absolut Open Mic Project x Spotify Event In NYC
    Rita Ora & Absolut Lime Kick-Off Grammy Awards Weekend With First Live Performance Of New Song, "Proud" At the Absolut Open Mic Project x Spotify Event In NYC. Picture: Getty

    Anywhere

    For You (with Liam Payne)

    How We Do (Party)

    I Will Never Let You Down

    Let You Love Me

    R.I.P. (featuring Tinie Tempah)

  7. Tinie Tempah (6)

    Tinie Tempah Performs At The Capital FM Arena
    Tinie Tempah Performs At The Capital FM Arena. Picture: Getty

    Crazy Stupid Love (Cheryl featuring Tinie Tempah)

    Frisky

    Not Letting Go (featuring Jess Glynne)

    Pass Out

    Turn The Music Louder (KDA featuring Tinie Tempah & Katy B)

    Written In The Stars (featuring Eric Turner)

  8. Rihanna (6)

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    US-ENTERTAINMENT-COSMETICS-RIHANNA. Picture: Getty

    What's My Name? (featuring Drake)

    We Found Love (featuring Calvin Harris)

    Only Girl (In The World)

    Run This Town (Jay-Z featuring Rihanna & Kanye West)

    Russian Roulette

    This Is What You Came For (Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna)

  9. David Guetta (6)

    David Guetta Performs In Milan
    David Guetta Performs In Milan. Picture: Getty

    Lovers On The Sun (featuring Sam Martin)

    Sexy Chick (featuring Akon)

    Club Can't Handle Me (Flo Rida featuring David Guetta)

    Titanium (featuring Sia)

    Where Them Girls At (featuring Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida)

    When Love Takes Over (featuring Kelly Rowland)

  10. Clean Bandit (5)

    Clean Bandit with The Official Big Top 40 Number 1 trophy
    Clean Bandit with The Official Big Top 40 Number 1 trophy. Picture: Clean Bandit

    Rather Be (featuring Jess Glynne)

    Real Love (featuring Jess Glynne)

    Rockabye (featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)

    Symphony (featuring Zara Larsson)

    Solo (featuring Demi Lovato)

  11. Cheryl (5)

    Cheryl with The Official Big Top 40 Number 1 trophy
    Cheryl with The Official Big Top 40 Number 1 trophy. Picture: The Official Big Top 40

    Call My Name

    Crazy Stupid Love (featuring Tinie Tempah)

    Fight For This Love

    I Don't Care

    Promise This

  12. One Direction (5)

    One Direction Performs On ABC&squot;s "Good Morning America"
    One Direction Performs On ABC's "Good Morning America". Picture: Getty

    Drag Me Down

    Live While We're Young

    One Way Or Another

    Story Of My Life

    What Makes You Beautiful

  13. Bruno Mars (5)

    2018 Billboard Music Awards - Show
    2018 Billboard Music Awards - Show. Picture: Getty

    The Lazy Song

    Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars)

    Grenade

    Locked Out Of Heaven

    Just The Way You Are