The 20 Top-Selling Songs of 2017, So Far

Bruno Mars, the Chainsmokers, Justin Bieber, and Quavo each have two of the 20 bestselling songs of the first six months of 2017. But none of those stars came out on top. Who did? Read on. Here are the 20 bestselling digital hits of the first half of the year, according to Nielsen.

20. The Chainsmokers, “Paris” (657,000)

This song, which reached No. 6 on Billboard‘s Hot 100, was the duo’s fourth top 10 hit. It was the lead single from their first full-length album, Memories…Do Not Open. LISTEN HERE.
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19. Kygo x Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me” (680,000)

This song, which reached No. 10, was Kygo’s first top 10 hit; Gomez’s seventh. This is the first of two collaborations in this top 20 by a foreign-born DJ/producer (Kygo was born in Norway) and a popular female singer. LISTEN HERE.
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18. Migos, “Bad and Boujee” feat. Lil Uzi Vert (688,000)

This hip-hop smash logged three weeks at No. 1. It was the lead single from the trio’s sophomore album, Culture. LISTEN HERE.
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17. Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.” (696,000)

This was Lamar’s first No. 1 hit as a solo artist. The rapper first topped the Hot 100 in 2015 as the featured artist on Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” This was the lead single from Lamar’s fourth studio album, DAMN. LISTEN HERE.
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16. Lady Gaga, “Million Reasons” (698,000)

This country-tinged ballad, which reached No. 4, was Gaga’s 14th top 10 hit. It was the second single from her fourth solo studio album, Joanne. The song got a new lease on life following Gaga’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl. LISTEN HERE.
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15. The Weeknd, “I Feel It Coming” feat. Daft Punk (730,000)

This song, which reached No. 4, is eerily reminiscent of Michael Jackson in the ’80s. This was the Weeknd’s sixth top 10 hit; Daft Punk’s third. The two acts previously teamed for the No. 1 hit “Starboy.” LISTEN HERE.
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14. KYLE, “iSpy” feat. Lil Yachty (732,000)

This genial song, which reached No. 4, was KYLE’s first top 10 hit; Lil Yachty’s second (following D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli,” on which he was featured). Lil Yachty, 19, is the youngest artist in this top 20 recap. LISTEN HERE.
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13. Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay” (734,000)

This song, which reached No. 7, was the third top 10 hit for both of these artists. This is the second of two collaborations in this top 20 by a foreign-born DJ/producer (Zedd was born in the Soviet Union) and a popular female singer. LISTEN HERE.
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12. Clean Bandit, “Rockabye” feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie (736,000)

This song, which reached No. 9, was the second top 10 hit for this British trio. It hit No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart back in November. Sean Paul, 44, is the oldest artist in this top 20 recap. LISTEN HERE.
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11. DJ Khaled, “I’m the One” feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne (761,000)

This is the bestselling hip-hop song so far this year. It was DJ Khaled’s first No. 1 hit; Bieber’s fourth No. 1, Lil Wayne’s third, and Quavo’s second (counting one with Migos). LISTEN HERE.
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10. Bruno Mars, “24K Magic” (769,000)

This sprightly song, which reached No. 4, was Mars’s 13th top 10 hit. It was the lead single (and title track) from Mars’s third studio album, 24K Magic. It was just the warmup for an even bigger hit to follow. LISTEN HERE.
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9. Julia Michaels, “Issues” (889,000)

This song, which reached No. 11, is the bestselling hit so far this year by a female artist singing by herself. It’s Michaels’s first hit as an artist. She co-wrote such hits as Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Selena Gomez’s “Good for You” and “Hands to Myself.” LISTEN HERE.
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8. Imagine Dragons, “Believer” (905,000)

This song, which leaps to No. 6 this week, is the bestselling rock song so far this year. It’s the band’s third top 10 hit, following “Radioactive” and “Demons.” It’s the lead single from the group’s third studio album, Evolve. LISTEN HERE.
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7. James Arthur, “Say You Won’t Let Go” (914,000)

This tender ballad, which reached No. 11, is from the X Factor U.K. winner’s sophomore album, Back From the Edge. It hit No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart way back in October. LISTEN HERE.
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6. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” (988,000)

This song, which reached No. 3, was the Chainsmokers’ fifth top 10 hit; Coldplay’s fourth. The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” was the No. 2 bestseller of 2016. Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” was No. 5 for 2008. LISTEN HERE.
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5. Zayn & Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (1,048,000)

This was Zayn’s second top 10 solo hit; Swift’s 20th. It’s the year’s top hit that was sung, at least in part, by a woman. The song, from Fifty Shades Darker, is also the year’s top hit from a film. LISTEN HERE.
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4. Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road” (1,246,000)

This frisky song, which reached No. 6, is the top-selling country hit so far this year. It has logged 21 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Top Country Songs, just a few weeks shy of the record held by Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise.” LISTEN HERE.
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3. Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” (1,377,000)

This was Mars’s seventh No. 1 hit. Mars has had one of the year’s top 10 bestsellers three times. He scored with “Just the Way You Are” (No. 8 for 2010), “When I Was Your Man” (No. 9 for 2013), and “Uptown Funk” (No. 1 for 2015). LISTEN HERE.
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2. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito” feat. Justin Bieber (1,437,000)

This song, which has been No. 1 for eight weeks, is the first song sung mostly in Spanish to reach No. 1 since Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” in 1996. It’s Bieber’s fifth No. 1 hit. LISTEN HERE.
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1. Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” (2,170,000)

This was the British star’s first No. 1 hit. It logged 12 weeks at No. 1, longer than any other song so far this year. “Shape of You” was one of two lead singles from Sheeran’s third album. (The other, “Castle on the Hill,” ranks No. 21 on this tally.) LISTEN HERE.
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