Spotify has revealed that One Direction’s Drag Me Down set a number of new streaming records upon its release on Friday 31st July.

One Direction’s Drag Me Down broke the record for the greatest number of streams over one day on Spotify, upon its release on Friday 31st July. Drag Me Down was streamed more than 4.75m times globally on Friday, smashing the record previously set by Wiz Khalifa with See You Again (feat.Charlie Puth), which saw 4.26m streams on April 17th (which it achieved during its fifth week of release).

Drag Me Down shot straight to the top of the Spotify Global Chart on its first day of release, the first track ever to achieve this in Spotify history. (The previous fastest track to hit number 1 was Calvin Harris’ blame, which hit number 1 after 2 days)

Drag Me Down went straight in at number 1 in 15 countries worldwide on its first day*

Almost 1.2m One Direction fans worldwide listened to Drag Me Down on its first day on Spotify

*Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, US