And looking back over the stats and development of our Official Singles Chart since the 1990s, Disney has had a spotty but substantial streak of crossover chart hits. New chart rules limited artists to a maximum of three songs in the Top 100. However, Sheeran’s biggest hits like “Shape Of You” enjoy such a long life span they could clog up the top 10 for more than a year. Jason Donovan’s performance as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat stole the hearts of West End audiences, so it was little surprise that the studio recording of ‘Any Dream Will Do’ would go on to great success. Staying at number one in the UK charts for two weeks, it became one of the smash hits of the year, selling over 400,000 copies. Below are links to the official weekly charts for some of the world’s biggest music markets.

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On the OST front, Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go” and “You’re Welcome” both landed outside the Top 40 in 2016, and Frozen II’s would-be banger “Into The Unknown” rose through the chart to #19 in 2019 but fell off swiftly thereafter. The very next month, another big change was introduced – audio streaming was also counted when compiling the official chart from June. One listen was not equal to one purchase in the OCC’s calculations, which could be why this new rule hasn’t always translated into Disney songs moving up the charts. What’s more, Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates already had two #1s under his belt, and this one – another double A-side, this time with Will Young’s cover of “The Long And Winding Road” – hit a lot of demographics beside Lilo & Stitch’s target audience. Nevertheless, this is still the peak UK chart performance by a single from a Disney song to date. The studio’s animated Renaissance era did start to change that though, with pop covers of songs featuring over the end credits of the film.

It still sits at the top of both iTunes and Apple Music charts at time of writing. The stunning ballad, which reflects on the singer’s divorce from husband Simon Konecki, was released at midnight, and represents the first piece of new music in five years. However, even this handicap isn’t sufficient to stop “Three Lions”, first released in 1996, returning to the top slot each time England looks like winning an international tournament, because of the millions of plays the track gets. Blogger and YouTuber LadBaby can enjoy consecutive charitable Christmas number ones with sausage roll-themed songs by energising an online fan base to buy the more valuable downloads. During the changeover between the decline of purchased music and the dominance of streaming, record companies agreed that a piece of music someone actually paid for should have a higher chart value than one listened to for free.

It’s just that there is no longer a Top of the Pops for people to grumble about each week – but that’s another story. Martin Talbot, chief executive of The Official Charts Company, said it was “absolutely vital” for the charts to evolve and “reflect the changing market places and consumer behaviour”. The Official Charts Company introduced a metric so that a song needs 600 plays on an ad-funded streaming service, or 100 via a subscription to equal one paid-for sale. “But that changed from the moment it began to stir in different means of consumption, streaming a song is a different process to purchasing one and the two sit in an uneasy hybrid.

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We Don’t Talk About Bruno drops to number nine – a victim of the charts’ “accelerated decline” rule, which cuts older song’s streaming numbers in half to prevent them from clogging up up the Top 40 indefinitely. She released five records with Atlantic Records; The Family Jewels, Electra Heart, Froot, Love & Fear and Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land. The Official UK Top 40 chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on official sales of sales of downloads, CD, vinyl, audio streams and video streams. The Top 40 is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, the full Top 100 is published exclusively on Why not take a look at our playlist filled with inspiring songs filled with energy.

Select from top downloads, albums, newest releases, iOS apps and Books. In the singles chart, the biggest splash is likely to come from Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa, who’ve teamed up on the bass-rattling pop anthem Sweetest Pie. The latest update from the Official Charts Company earlier this week revealed that John and Dua Lipa‘s ‘Cold Heart’ is on course to end Sheeran’s long reign at the top of the UK singles chart. On the whole, Disney hasn’t enjoyed the same success with redoing songs from its 1990s animated films as it has at the worldwide box office. End-credits covers of “Beauty And The Beast”, “A Whole New World”, and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” all placed low in the Top 100.