Not Letting Go Tinie Tempah feat. Jess Glynne
22 December 2014, 11:02
What an incredible year it's been for the Vodafone Big Top 40. There has been booty dropping beats and all out rock tunes in the world's first real-time chart show.
The first number one of the year went to Pitbull and Kesha for their seemingly unstoppable hit 'Timber'. "It's going down... I'm yelling TIMBER!!!!"
It's ALL about this song in 2014... and it doesn't seem to be going ANYWHERE! Pharrell's been the name of everyone's lips and this song is a BIG part of why he's basically the superstar of the year.
Another hit that arrived at the start of this year and is STILL being played regularly in clubs up and down the country is Clean Bandit's breakthrough hit.
Sam Smith was the artist to watch in 2014 and it seems like EVERYONE wants a piece of him. From Mary J Blige to Disclosure, Sam's a big name right now and this was his signature hit.
Jess Glynne crops up again on ANOTHER number one, this time back in March for Route 94's dancefloor hit 'My Love'.
The 'Need U (100%)' DJ returned in March with yet ANOTHER hit that was impossible not to dance along to.
The Aussie four-piece arrived in style in March this year, going straight to number one and earning even MORE millions of fans in the process. These are ones to watch...
The 'I Need (A Dollar)' singer proved he can make hit after hit when he returned with 'The Man', a song it's VERY difficult not to find yourself singing along to all day.
'Nobody To Love' dropped in April and quickly hit number one - even secured the lads a place at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball in December!
Kiesza burst onto the scene out of nowhere in April and her hit 'Hideaway' (and the song's truly memorable music video) hit number one.
"Wave after wave, wave after wave..." Mr Probz. was number one for a week with 'Waves' back in April.
Superstar DJ Calvin Harris made his welcome return in April, landing a number one with 'Summer' and setting the tone for his fourth studio album, 'Motion'.
The return of Rita FINALLY happened in May when she roped in Calvin Harris to feature on her amazing comeback single, scoring a number one in the process.
Further proof Sam Smith was the man of the year came in May when he landed his second solo number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40.
'I Wanna Feel' enjoyed a week at number one in May this year. Picture: Press Release
The UK singer-songwiter's Pharrell-produced hit 'Sing' blasted to number one twice this year, as fans eagerly awaited the launch of his second album 'X'. Picture: Press Shot
X Factor star Ella Henderson teamed up with Ryan Tedder for her debut solo single, which worked a treat as 'Ghost' reached number one in June.
2014 may as well be called the Year Of 5SOS, as the boys landed themselves a second BT40 number one in June with 'Don't Stop'. Picture: PA
Ariana well and truly broke-through to the mainstream this year, with her Iggy Azalea team-up 'Problem' earning herself a strong number one in June. Picture: Artwork
The 'Scream & Shout' star is back... and he's brought one HELLUVA tune along to announce his return!
Rixton smashed it with their debut single. The lads were signed to the same label as Justin Bieber by Scooter Braun himself, what a way to start their career.
We waited and waited AND waited. Until that day finally came when Cheryl dropped some brand new music and boy was it worth the wait. We danced the Summer away with this single and YOU put the Geordie princess No.1 once again.
It was about time we had some reggae in the top ten, but MAGIC! took it one step further by snatching the No.1 spot from Cheryl. Since then we've also enjoyed Zedd's banging remix of the tune too.
It really was a summer of huge dance hits. Dutch duo Nico & Vinz secured their first No.1 with 'Am I Wrong' taken from their studio LP 'Black Star Elephant'.
The French DJ showed the world why he is one of the world's most recognizable dance maestros with 'Lovers On The Sun'. Guetta would later go on to team up Sam Martin once more for his tune 'Dangerous'.
When Robin Schulz remixed Lilly Wood's 'Prayer In C' nobody would have believed a few weeks later they'd be topping the world's first real-time chart show, but they did!
Carrying on the trend of HUGE dance tracks dominating the chart during the summer comes Duke Dumont's 'Won't Look Back'.
The British DJ duo teamed up with the singing and acting sensation that is Paloma Faith. 'Changing' stayed in the top ten for another EIGHT weeks after the topping the chart.
It was kind of inevitable that a powerhouse trio such as this were going to get the No.1 spot, right? Nicki, Ari and Jessie blew the competition out of the water in September.
Not only was this Meghan Trainor's debut single, but it also became the LONGEST reigning No.1 of the entire year. It stayed on top for a total of FIVE weeks.
Well look who it is again. Cheryl made it a 100% record as she made it two singles, two No.1s in 2014!
Ed Sheeran's album 'X' was the year's best selling record, and this song is just one example of why. The music video starred Ed himself pulling off some impressive dance moves.
Can this pairing ever release a song together without it shooting straight to the top? This dream collaboration made it to No.1 once again with their second single 'Real Love'.
Sam Smith, Olly Murs, One Direction AND Ed Sheeran. Yep, this was ALWAYS going to go to No.1 really wasn't it?
The most surprising No.1 of the entire year came when British rockers Bring Me The Horizon captured their FIRST ever No.1 with 'Drown'. Picture: PA
Have you been able to stop dancing to the song yet? Ever since the song was rush released after Fleur East performed the funky track on The X Factor it has been total chart domination.