Ed Sheeran dominates Request Chart of 2017

Ed Sheeran has dominated the annual request chart countdown, becoming the first artist ever to become the No.1 most requested artist of the year as well as having the top two most requested songs, with “Shape Of You” being the year’s No.1 and “Castle On The Hill” at No.2. He had a third entry in the Top 20, “Galway Girl” at No.8.

Elsewhere on the songs chart, Bette Midler‘s “Wind Beneath My Wings” secured its highest ever position on the request chart, at No.3, and making its 23rd appearance in our annual countdown. One behind that, Abba also reached a new peak with “Dancing Queen” at No.4, and rounding off the Top 5 was “My Way” by Frank Sinatra which appears in our annual Top 20 for the 23rd time.

In the most requested artists of the year, the so-called ‘old favourites’ dominated with only Little Mix (14) and Justin Bieber (18) from the current mainstream in our annual Top 20. Michael Buble reached a new peak of number 8, whilst Abba made the top 5 for the very first time.

Alan Joyce presented the chart show for the 26th year in a row, with Emma Joyce and Amy Roberts updating the chart live on social media. Here are the Top 20s for the year:


1   (N)    SHAPE OF YOU Ed Sheeran
2   (N)    CASTLE ON THE HILL Ed Sheeran
3  (25)   WIND BENEATH MY WINGS Bette Midler
4   (7)    DANCING QUEEN Abba
5   (5)    MY WAY Frank Sinatra
6  (23)   REHAB Amy Winehouse
7   (2)    HAPPY Pharrell Williams
8   (N)    GALWAY GIRL Ed Sheeran
10  (re)   I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston
11  (re)   ANNIE’S SONG John Denver
12  (re)   RING OF FIRE Johnny Cash
13  (re)   GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones
14  (N)    YELLOW SUBMARINE The Beatles
15  (N)    MACK THE KNIFE Ella Fitzgerald
16  (16)   I WANT TO BREAK FREE Queen
17  (re)   ANGELS Robbie Williams
18  (N)    24K MAGIC Bruno Mars
19  (N)    MERCY Shawn Mendes
20  (N)    FLASHLIGHT Jessie J


1   (9)    Ed Sheeran
2   (3)    Elvis Presley
3   (8)    Queen
4   (5)    Frank Sinatra
5   (6)    Abba
6   (14)  The Beatles
7   (1)    Adele
8   (10)  Michael Buble
9   (15)  Michael Jackson
10  (re)   Celine Dion
11  (39)  Elton John
12  (re)   Neil Diamond
13  (13)  Bob Marley
14  (16)  Little Mix
15  (19)  Coldplay
16  (26)  Rod Stewart
17  (33)  Whitney Houston
18  (2)    Justin Bieber
19  (11)  Nat King Cole
20  (35)  Robbie Williams