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post Oct 21 2020, 11:00 AM
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Ariana Grande's biggest singles on the Official Chart revealed
21 October 2020 | By Rob Copsey

In just seven years, Ariana Grande has gone from TV child star to purveyor of top notch pop.

Her arrival into music in 2013 was a near-instant success, but since 2018, Grande's powers have gone stratospheric, her albums Sweetener and Thank U, Next breaking multiple streaming records.

With the release of Ariana's sixth album Positions imminent, we reveal her Top 20 biggest songs in the UK - based on Official Charts Company data - that have helped her rise to the top. First, a look at some highlights.

Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored
Chart peak: 1
Combined sales: 808,000

Its brilliant title aside, Break Up... was also a record breaker. The Max Martin-helmed track knocked her previous single 7 Rings down to Number 2 the week of its release, making Ariana the first female artist in UK chart history to replace herself at the top of the chart.

Santa Tell Me
Chart peak: 13
Combined sales: 681,000

As is often the way with original Christmas songs, Ariana's ludicriously cute festive offering had a modest start on the Official Chart, peaking at Number 79 in 2014, largely noticed only by her fans. It's since earned its place as a worthy addition to any Christmas playlist and has enjoyed an annual resurgence for the past three years, reaching Number 13 in 2018 and 2019.

Thank u, Next
Chart peak: 1
Combined sales: 1.44 million

Taking control of the narrative around her whirlwind romance with ex Pete Davidson, Ariana dropped thank u, next moments before Davidson had planned to reference the relationship in a skit on Saturday Night Live. Expressing gratitude to her name-dropped exes and empowering messages of self-love, the single became a global phenomenon, smashing records including most YouTube views in a video's first 24 hours (55 million).

Break Free
Chart peak: 16
Combined sales: 837,000

After channelling ‘90s R&B and 1960s girl groups on her debut album Yours Truly, Ariana went into full on pop banger mode for her 2014 follow-up My Everything. Break Free showcased the shift best; assisted by EDM whizz Zedd, it’s colourful, life-affirming and was easily one of her boldest releases. What’s more, the quite frankly ridiculous Barbarella-inspired video proved she had personality.

Into You
Chart peak: 14
Combined sales: 1.29 million

The second single from Ariana’s Dangerous Woman album has taken on cult status with Ariana fans as the often forgotten gem in her crown after it ‘only’ reached Number 14 on the Official UK Singles Chart and 13 on America’s Billboard Hot 100. It’s a relentless, throbbing, immaculately put together Max Martin production that doesn’t let up for a full four minutes and four seconds. If time is not of the essence, check out the six essays (!) written about it on Maxopedia – a fan site dedicated to all of Max’s work.

One Last Time
Chart peak: 2
Combined sales: 1.79 million

A modest hit when it was released in 2015 as the fifth single from her My Everything album, One Last Time – a love song set at the end of the world - took on new meaning in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of 22 people and injured over 500 at her arena concert. One Last Time was adopted by fans after the attack and climbed to Number 2 on the Official Singles Chart. With a total of 419,000 downloads and 108 million streams, it's her biggest hit overall to date.

Ariana Grande’s Official Top 20 biggest singles
POS TITLE ARTIST CHART PEAK YEAR
1 ONE LAST TIME ARIANA GRANDE 2 2014
2 BANG BANG JESSIE J/GRANDE/MINAJ 1 2014
3 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2 2018
4 THANK U NEXT ARIANA GRANDE 1 2018
5 SIDE TO SIDE ARIANA GRANDE FT NICKI MINAJ 4 2016
6 INTO YOU ARIANA GRANDE 14 2016
7 7 RINGS ARIANA GRANDE 1 2019
8 PROBLEM ARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA 1 2014
9 DANGEROUS WOMAN ARIANA GRANDE 17 2016
10 BREAK FREE ARIANA GRANDE FT ZEDD 16 2014
11 BREAK UP WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND I'M BORED ARIANA GRANDE 1 2019
12 GOD IS A WOMAN ARIANA GRANDE 4 2018
13 RAIN ON ME LADY GAGA & ARIANA GRANDE 1 2020
14 SANTA TELL ME ARIANA GRANDE 13 2014
15 BREATHIN ARIANA GRANDE 8 2018
16 LOVE ME HARDER ARIANA GRANDE FT THE WEEKND 48 2014
17 BOYFRIEND ARIANA GRANDE & SOCIAL HOUSE 4 2019
18 FOCUS ARIANA GRANDE 10 2015
19 BED NICKI MINAJ FT ARIANA GRANDE 20 2018
20 STUCK WITH U ARIANA GRANDE & JUSTIN BIEBER 4 2020

©2020 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.
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post Oct 21 2020, 11:56 AM
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The reason for One Last Time being #1 is heartbreaking, but it also feels right that it’s Ariana’s best seller.

BUWGIB is such a non #1, there were much better single options on thank you, next.
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post Oct 21 2020, 01:04 PM
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'Into You' being above '7 Rings'. ohmy.gif
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Why did I think Thank U Next was her biggest hit now?
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post Oct 21 2020, 01:11 PM
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I thought 7 rings was her biggest (well, it is globally anyway).
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post Oct 21 2020, 01:15 PM
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Bed being at #19 is bizarre, it felt like such a non event.
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post Oct 21 2020, 01:16 PM
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'Into You' feels like the bigger hit over '7 Rings' in the long-term, I think.
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I'm impressed with how high the overall sales for 'One Last Time' are.
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Didn't know she had so many Max Martin songs
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