Sam Smith scoops his sixth UK Number 1 single with Too Good at Goodbyes
Released last Friday (8th August 2017), the lead single from Sam’s as-yet-untitled second album rockets to the top with 4.4 million streams and 33,000 downloads sold. The song is the Londoner’s sixth UK Number 1 following La La La (with Naughty Boy), Money On My Mind, Stay With Me, Lay Me Down (with John Legend) and Writing’s On The Wall.
With six Number 1s now under his belt, Sam joins the likes of Sir Rod Stewart, Queen, Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, who each have six chart toppers. When it comes to British males, only six men have had more songs hit the top spot, they are Cliff Richard, Calvin Harris, George Michael, Elton John, Tinie Tempah and Robbie Williams.
Continuing with the theme of sixes, Too Good at Goodbyes is the sixth song to debut straight in at Number 1 in 2017, following Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You, Harry Styles’ Sign of The Times, DJ Khaled’s I’m The One, Artists for Grenfell’s Bridge Over Troubled Water and Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do.