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 Officialcharts.com, 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.