One Direction’s ‘Drag Me Down’ breaks two more records at once—seriously!

What’s better than coming straight in at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart? Setting a new streaming record at the same time, that’s what.

Of course we’re talking about One Direction’s newest single, ‘Drag Me Down.’ Can you hear us from all the way up top, boys?

According to, the song “debut[ed] at the top of this week’s tally and earn[ed] the highest first-week streams for a single ever in the UK.”

Just how many plays did it take to break that record? Oh, just 2.03 million.

And who’s responsible for that record-smashing number? Here’s a hint.

No, not Niall—you. One Direction’s amazingly dedicated fans. They’re the reason ‘Drag Me Down’ is following ‘What Makes You Beautiful,’ ‘Little Things,’ and ‘One Way or Another’ as the band’s fourth Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

So, as we continue to wait for the new music video, keep listening to ‘Drag Me Down,’ and let’s see how many other records fans can help the boys break.

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Written by Jackie Kolgraf

I'm the lead style/beauty writer & U.S. content coordinator here at Maximum Pop!, where I get to combine my love for Louis Tomlinson with his love for Adidas. I hail from Boston, and I'm obsessed with my wiener dog, nail art trends, One Direction, and perfume samples. I believe in daily pizza.

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