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The Vodafone Big Top 40 is like the British equivalent of American Top 40 hosted by Marvin Humes of This Morning fame, broadcast every Sunday at 4pm-7pm GMTnote . It is the biggest radio programme in the UK, broadcast on at least 140 British radio channels. including Heart and Capital. The first show was broadcast on June 14, 2009 and has data taken from live iTunes downloads.

The first number one single to appear on the chart was "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland. The song to achieve the most weeks on the chart is "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (remixed by Justin Bieber) at eleven weeks, held on July 23, 2017. The runners-up are "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber and "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit featuring Anne-Marie and Sean Paul, which were all number one for seven weeks.


The show starts with shortened versions of the ten most downloaded songs of the week. Then there is a countdown of the 40-11 songs until 6pm, where the live iTunes top 10 is locked and said songs play out in full, with the number 1 song announced just before the end of the show.

The official website can be found here.

    The current chart (August 13, 2017) 
  1. "What About Us" by P!nk
  2. "New Rules" by Dua Lipa
  3. "Feels" by Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
  4. "Rain" by The Script
  5. "Back To You" by Louis Tomlinson ft. Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals
  6. "Despacito (Remix)" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
  7. "More Than Friends" by James Hype ft. Kelli-Leigh
  8. "Sun Comes Up" by Rudimental ft. James Arthur
  9. "Instruction" by Jax Jones ft. Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don
  10. "Your Song" by Rita Ora
  11. "Súbeme La Radio (Remix)" by Enrique Iglesias ft. Sean Paul and Matt Terry
  12. "Came Here For Love" by Sigala ft. Ella Eyre
  13. "Pretty Girl (Cheat Codes x Cade Remix)" by Maggie Lindemann
  14. "Wild Thoughts" by DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller
  15. "Mama" by Jonas Blue ft. William Singe
  16. "Unforgettable" by French Montana ft. Swae Lee
  17. "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" by Shawn Mendes
  18. "Slow Hands" by Niall Horan
  19. "Attention" by Charlie Puth
  20. "One Last Time" by Ariana Grandenote 
  21. "Symphony" by Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
  22. "Miracles (Someone Special)" by Coldplay and Big Sean
  23. "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran
  24. "Galway Girl" by Ed Sheeran
  25. "Castle on the Hill" by Ed Sheeran
  26. "Power" by Little Mix ft. Stormzy
  27. "Strip That Down" by Liam Payne ft. Quavo
  28. "Crying In the Club" by Camila Cabello
  29. "2U" by David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber
  30. "Malibu" by Miley Cyrus
  31. "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit ft. Anne-Marie and Sean Paulnote 
  32. "No More Sad Songs" by Little Mix ft. Machine Gun Kelly
  33. "Real Life" by Duke Dumont and Gorgon City ft. Nations
  34. "Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay
  35. "Boys" by Charli XCX
  36. "Know No Better" by Major Lazer ft. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo
  37. "Get Low" by Zedd and Liam Payne
  38. "Mi Gente" by J Balvin ft. Willy William
  39. "Versace on the Floor" by Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta
  40. "I'm the One" by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne


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