The track which features Bruno Mars has racked up over 45 million streams so far this year.
Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars, has been named the most streamed track of 2015 so far, in a list compiled by OfficialCharts.com. The track has already notched up just over 45 million streams since January, giving it a total of 51.3 million since its release last December.
Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ is the year’s most streamed song so far.
The year’s second most streamed track is reggae-pop hit ‘Cheerleader’ from OMI, which has been streamed over 40 million times. The track was released back in April and hit the number one spot during its third week of release.
Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’ placed at number three on the list with a total of 37.5 million streams this year and 50.8 million overall since its release last September. At four was Ed Sheeran's ‘Thinking Out Loud’, while Ellie Goulding's ‘Love Me Like You Do’, from the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack rounded off the top five.
The list’s release comes as the BPI (which represents the British music industry) has announced that streaming is up 80% in the first half of 2015 compared to last year. So far in 2015 59 songs having already racked up 10 million streams in the last six months and numbers are expected to grow even more following the launch of Apple Music.
"The launch of Apple Music will give further impetus to the revolution of music streaming," Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI and BRIT Awards said. "Millions of households are experiencing the joy of instantly playing any song they want, all around their house and on any device, and exploring a universe of new music and classic albums."