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It’s now less than two months until the UK’s first Coronation in 70 years. As King Charles III is crowned in Westminster Abbey on May 6, there will be street parties up and down the country followed by the Coronation concert at Windsor Castle the following day. For the bank holiday weekend’s celebrations, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has compiled the official Coronation Celebration playlist for the public to enjoy. Ahead of the ceremony, new research by Party Delights has pitted the 27 songs against each other based on Spotify streams, YouTube views, peak chart position and search volume, with The Beatles coming out on top with their track.

It turns out the playlist’s first song, Come Together is the most popular track on the King’s official Coronation playlist. The iconic song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney as the opening track of The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road.

The Fab Four hit came in at No 1 with over 582 million streams on Spotify, 111 million YouTube views and 99 per cent search volume of Google Trends, making it the highest of any track by some distance. Electric Light Orchestra’s Mr Blue Sky was a close second with almost 200 million more Spotify streams, however, it was let down by a lower search volume and fewer official video views on YouTube. Here’s the ranking:

1. Come Together – The Beatles
2. Mr Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
3. A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
4. Treat People With Kindness – Harry Styles
5. Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
6. I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers
7. Our House – Madness
8. Slave To The Rhythm – Grace Jones
9. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) – Kate Bush
10. Shine – Take That
11. Green Green Grass Of Home – Tom Jones
12. Celestial – Ed Sheeran
13. Starry Eyed – Ellie Goulding

14. Daddy Cool – Boney M
15. Dance All Over Me – George Ezra
16. People Get Ready – Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart
17. King – Years & Years
18. Love Reign O’er Me – The Who
19. It’s A Beautiful Day – Michael Bublé
20. We Are The Champions – Queen
21. Gold – Spandau Ballet
22. Say You’ll Be There – Spice Girls
23. One Day Like This – Elbow
24. SPACE MAN – Sam Ryder
25. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
26. All Over The World – Pet Shop Boys
27. Starlight – Emeli Sandé

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