Writing’s on the Wall sold a staggering 70,000 in combined sales and streams ‘ 13,000 ahead of Justin Bieber’s What Do You Mean, its closest competitor.
Writing on Instagram on Friday (2 October), Smith, 23, said: “I feel like I’m In a dream”. Thank you to all who played and purchased Writings on the wall this week.
The previous highest-charting Bond themes were Adele’s “Skyfall” in 2012 and Duran Duran’s “View To A Kill” in 1985, which both peaked at number two.
Surprisingly, a few classic Bond themes barely made it into the top ten.
He told BBC Radio 1: “Out of all the songs I’ve brought out in my life, I was not expecting this to even chart in the top 10, let alone number one“.
It is also the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965. Spectre will be released in United Kingdom cinemas on 6 November and sees Daniel Craig reprising the lead role.
Writing On The Wall is however one of the lowest-selling number one singles in recent years.
A teaser of the official video was released earlier this week, with the full music video being unveiled on Monday next to co-incide with James Bond Day.
In the albums chart, electronic duo Disclosure – siblings Howard and Guy Lawrence – notched up their second number one with “Caracal“.
Last week’s number one, David Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock, slid to third place, Scottish synth band Chvrches entered at four with Every Open Eye and Jess Glynne dropped to five.