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"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets was the first single to sell 1 million copies in the UK.

The definition of a million-selling single, as regarded by the Official Charts Company (OCC), has changed in line with new technology for music consumption. Originally only physical record sales were counted since the start of the UK Singles Chart in November 1952. Digital downloads of a track were included from 2004 onwards and from 2014 onwards BPI-certified awards (Silver, Gold and Platinum) and the weekly charts include audio streaming.[1][2] In 2017, the OCC included streaming in their definition of a million-seller and published a full list of the 311 songs which had achieved this.[3] Certified awards can also include shipments (sales to trade).[4][5][6] The OCC and Music Week regularly announce when a record becomes a million seller.[7][8][9]

Contents

History

In 1959, British periodical Disc introduced an initiative to present a Gold record to singles that sold more than 1 million units.[10] Information about when a record was classified Gold by Disc is "not well documented", and the awards relied on record companies correctly compiling and supplying sales information.[10] This led to errors, such as The Shadows' instrumental "Apache" and The Archies' "Sugar, Sugar" incorrectly being awarded a gold disc in January 1970.[nb 1] Such inaccuracies led to the instigation of an official classification system.[10] In April 1973, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) began classifying singles and albums by the number of units sold. The highest threshold is "Platinum record" and was then awarded to singles that sold more than 1 million units.[11] For singles released after 1 January 1989, the number of sales required to qualify for Platinum, Gold and Silver records was dropped to 600,000 units (Platinum), 400,000 units (Gold) and 200,000 units (Silver).[11][12] In February 1987, the BPI introduced multi-Platinum awards so that if a single sold 1,200,000 units it was classified as double Platinum, 1,800,000 units as triple Platinum, etc.[12]

Digital downloads have been counted towards singles sales from 2004 onwards:[13] the first single to achieve a million digital sales was "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas.[14] Additionally, audio streaming has been included in the official chart and BPI awards since 30 June 2014, at a rate of 100 streams representing one unit sale;[2] however, the OCC still compiles a 'sales' (only) chart.[15]

In 1963, the Beatles' song "She Loves You" became the best-selling single of all time in the UK.[16] This record was broken in 1977 when Paul McCartney's subsequent band Wings surpassed it with "Mull of Kintyre", which also became the first song to sell 2 million copies in the UK.[17] In 1984, Band Aid released the charity-record "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in response to the famine in Ethiopia; it sold 1 million copies in the first week and soon became the best-selling single.[18][19] This record was broken in 1997, following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, when Elton John released "Candle in the Wind 1997", a re-write of the Marilyn Monroe tribute released in 1973. Selling more than 650,000 copies on its first day on sale and more than 1.5 million in its first week, it quickly became the UK's best-selling single.[18][20][21] It was classified by the BPI as 9× Platinum (5.4 million) in October 1997, but more recent reports by the OCC put its total sales at 4.93 million.[3]

Million-selling singles (paid-for sales)

The following list is restricted to paid-for sales since the inception of a UK chart in 1952. Unless stated otherwise, sales figures from the OCC are as of 19 September 2017.[3] At this date, the OCC started recording million-sellers using combined sales (including streaming), but published the paid-for sales figures as well.

As of June 2018[update], 175 singles have sold 1 million copies in the UK.[22][23][3] Of these, 110 were originally released in the 20th century (70 of them selling 1 million before the year 2000)[8] and the remainder were released between 2000 and 2014. The most recently released single to become a million-seller is "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars,[24] which was released in December 2014 and passed a million sales ten weeks later in February 2015. Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" is the earliest release: originally 1942, although only sales from 1952 onwards are counted. The year in which the most million-sellers were released is 2011, with fifteen; while a record 39 releases in the 2010s have sold a million copies.[23]

ArtistSingle (two songs separated by / denotes a double A-side)Date released[nb 2]Date certified
PlatinumDate sold
1 million
[nb 3]Copies sold[nb 4]Order in which songs reached
1 million Bing Crosby "White Christmas" 1942[26] N/A 2010–12 1,047,349 117 Bill Haley & His Comets "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" December 1954[27] N/A 1955[28] 1,439,196 1[28] Paul Anka "Diana" August 1957[29] N/A 1957 1,253,486 Harry Belafonte "Mary's Boy Child" October 1957[30] N/A 1957 1,187,752 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires "It's Now or Never" October 1960[30] N/A 1960 1,272,271 Acker Bilk "Stranger on the Shore" November 1961[29] N/A 1961 1,186,534 Cliff Richard and The Shadows "The Young Ones" January 1962[29] N/A 1962 1,068,368 Frank Ifield "I Remember You" June 1962[29] N/A 1962 1,106,190 The Beatles "She Loves You" August 1963[31] N/A 1963 1,922,275 Gerry and the Pacemakers "You'll Never Walk Alone" October 1963 N/A 2016[32] 1,011,244 165[32] The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" November 1963[31] N/A 1963 1,810,829 The Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" March 1964[31] N/A 1964 1,547,454 The Beatles "I Feel Fine" November 1964[31] N/A 1964 1,423,196 The Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody" July 1965
October 1990 (re-issue) 1 November 1990 2004–10[33] 1,101,570 Ken Dodd "Tears" August 1965[29] N/A 1965 1,523,690 The Seekers "The Carnival Is Over" October 1965[29] N/A 1965 1,426,218 The Beatles "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" December 1965[31] N/A 1965 1,402,308 Tom Jones "Green, Green Grass of Home" November 1966[34] N/A 1966 1,257,737 Engelbert Humperdinck "Release Me" May 1967[35] N/A 1967 1,384,673 Engelbert Humperdinck "The Last Waltz" November 1967[35] N/A 1967 1,184,163 The Beatles "Hey Jude" August 1968 N/A 2010–12 1,141,635 116 The Archies "Sugar, Sugar" October 1969[30] N/A 2004–10[nb 1] 1,040,461 The New Seekers "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" December 1971[38] N/A 2004–10[39] 1,016,440 Simon Park Orchestra "Eye Level" November 1972 1 January 1978 1978 1,008,481 Little Jimmy Osmond "Long Haired Lover from Liverpool" November 1972[40] N/A 2004–10[41] 1,006,661 Tony Orlando and Dawn "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" February 1973 N/A 2010–12 1,011,658 118 Gary Glitter "I Love You Love Me Love" November 1973 1 January 1974 1973 1,146,051 Slade "Merry Xmas Everybody" December 1973 1 December 1980 1980 1,306,566 Rod Stewart "Sailing" September 1975 N/A[nb 5] 2010–12 1,064,038 120 Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"
"Bohemian Rhapsody" / "These Are the Days of Our Lives" October 1975
November 1991 1 January 1976
1 December 1991 1975[nb 6] 2,540,604 John Lennon "Imagine" October 1975 1 February 1981 1981 1,714,351 Showaddywaddy "Under the Moon of Love" November 1976 N/A[nb 5] 2010–12 1,014,475 121 Brotherhood of Man "Save Your Kisses for Me" March 1976 1 May 1976 1976 1,025,364 Elton John and Kiki Dee "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" June 1976 N/A[nb 5] 2013[42] 1,029,242 134[42] ABBA "Dancing Queen" August 1976 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[37] 1,133,288 Julie Covington "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" November 1976 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[44] 1,032,296 David Soul "Don't Give Up on Us" December 1976 1 February 1977 1976 1,167,371 Donna Summer "I Feel Love" July 1977 N/A 2012[45] 1,127,511 115 Wings "Mull of Kintyre" / "Girls' School" November 1977 1 December 1977Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 November 1986
1978 2,086,183 Boney M. "Rivers of Babylon" / "Brown Girl in the Ring" April 1978 1 May 1978 1978 2,032,656 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John "You're the One That I Want" May 1978 1 July 1978 1978 2,072,035 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John "Summer Nights" September 1978 1 October 1978 1979 1,640,672 Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive" October 1978 N/A[nb 5] 2010–12 1,082,038 119 Boney M. "Mary's Boy Child – Oh My Lord" November 1978 1 December 1978 1978 1,885,274 Village People "Y.M.C.A." November 1978 1 January 1979 1979 1,513,677 Ian Dury and the Blockheads "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" November 1978 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[8] 1,129,369 Blondie "Heart of Glass January 1979 1 February 1979 1979 1,322,316 Art Garfunkel "Bright Eyes" January 1979 1 May 1979 1979 1,222,230 Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)" November 1979 1 January 1980 2004–10 1,146,548 Adam and the Ants "Stand and Deliver" May 1981 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[8] 1,060,856 Soft Cell "Tainted Love" July 1981 N/A[nb 5] 1981 1,356,094 The Human League "Don't You Want Me" November 1981 1 January 1982 1982 1,637,503 Journey "Don't Stop Believin'" December 1981 22 July 2013 2014[46] 1,105,177 151[46] Tight Fit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" January 1982 N/A[nb 5] 2010–12 1,045,051 122 Dexy's Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express "Come On Eileen" June 1982 1 September 1982 1982 1,425,474 Irene Cara "Fame" June 1982 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[37] 1,079,222 Survivor "Eye of the Tiger" July 1982 1 December 2014 2004–10[37] 1,650,293 New Order "Blue Monday" March 1983 N/A[nb 7] 1,239,137 UB40 "Red Red Wine" August 1983 N/A 2014[46] 1,063,106 150[46] Culture Club "Karma Chameleon" September 1983 1 October 1983 1983 1,528,498 Billy Joel "Uptown Girl" September 1983 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[48] 1,066,141 Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Relax" October 1983 1 March 1984 1984 2,066,230 Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Two Tribes" June 1984 1 June 1984 1984 1,629,287 George Michael "Careless Whisper" July 1984 1 September 1984 1984 1,523,852 Stevie Wonder "I Just Called to Say I Love You" August 1984 1 September 1984 1984 1,874,225 Ray Parker, Jr. "Ghostbusters" August 1984 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[37] 1,170,587 Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas?" November 1984 1 December 1984 1984 3,802,066 Wham! "Last Christmas" / "Everything She Wants" December 1984 1 January 1985 1985 1,825,115 Jennifer Rush "The Power of Love" May 1985 1 November 1985 1985 1,456,087 Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up" July 1987 N/A 2018[22] 1,020,000[22] 172–175 The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl "Fairytale of New York" December 1987 22 July 2013 2012[49] 1,217,112 126[49] Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan "Especially for You" November 1988 N/A[nb 5] 2014[50] 1,008,057 154[50] Black Box "Ride On Time" August 1989 1 October 1989 2004–10[51] 1,092,718 Bryan Adams "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" June 1991 1 August 1991Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 September 1991
1991 1,848,154 Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" October 1992 1 December 1992Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 January 1993
1993 1,642,360 Wet Wet Wet "Love Is All Around" May 1994 1 June 1994Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 August 1994
1994 1,898,790 Whigfield "Saturday Night" September 1994 1 September 1994 1994 1,193,115 Celine Dion "Think Twice" October 1994 1 January 1995 1994 1,374,888 Mariah Carey "All I Want for Christmas Is You" December 1994 19 December 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 11 December 2015
2013[52] 1,172,436 142[52] Robson Green & Jerome Flynn "Unchained Melody" / "White Cliffs of Dover" May 1995 May 1995Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: May 1995
1995 1,867,755 Take That "Back for Good" March 1995 1 April 1995 2004–10[8] 1,119,470 Peter Andre featuring Bubbler Ranx "Mysterious Girl" September 1995 1 August 1996 2013[42] 1,040,672 135[42] Coolio featuring L.V. "Gangsta's Paradise" October 1995 1 November 1995Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 2 May 2014
1995 1,585,504 Robson Green & Jerome Flynn "I Believe" / "Up on the Roof" October 1995 1 November 1995 1995 1,121,703 Oasis "Wonderwall" October 1995 1 January 1996Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 2 July 2013
2004–10[53] 1,502,270 Michael Jackson "Earth Song" November 1995 1 December 1995 1995 1,210,297 Babylon Zoo "Spaceman" January 1996 1 January 1996 1996 1,161,286 Oasis "Don't Look Back in Anger" February 1996 1 April 1996Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 9 June 2017
2018 1,000,000 172–175 Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds "Three Lions"
"3 Lions '98" June 1996
June 1998 1 July 1996
3 July 1998 1998[nb 8] 1,577,260 Fugees "Killing Me Softly June 1996 1 June 1996Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 August 1996
1996 1,457,641 Spice Girls "Wannabe" July 1996 1 August 1996Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
1996 1,385,211 Spice Girls "2 Become 1" December 1996 1 December 1996Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 2 March 2018
1996 1,137,775 No Doubt "Don't Speak" February 1997 22 July 2013 2015[54] 1,017,532 163[54] Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans "I'll Be Missing You" June 1997 1 July 1997Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 August 1997
  • 3×: 23 February 2018
1997 1,663,303 Elton John "Candle in the Wind 1997" /
"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" September 1997 1 September 1997Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 September 1997
  • 3×: 1 September 1997
  • 4×: 1 September 1997
  • 5×: 1 September 1997
  • 6×: 1 September 1997
  • 7×: 1 October 1997
  • 8×: 1 October 1997
  • 9×: 1 October 1997
1997 4,935,426 Aqua "Barbie Girl" October 1997 7 November 1997Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 5 December 1997
  • 3×: 22 July 2013
1997 1,844,310 Natalie Imbruglia "Torn" October 1997 12 December 1997Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 25 September 2015
2004–10[55] 1,197,721 Various artists "Perfect Day" November 1997 21 November 1997Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 9 January 1998
1997 1,550,017 All Saints "Never Ever" November 1997 5 December 1997Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 30 January 1998
1998 1,363,504 Teletubbies "Teletubbies say "Eh-oh!"" December 1997 12 December 1997Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 19 December 1997
1997 1,110,708 Robbie Williams "Angels" December 1997 6 February 1998Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 4 December 1998
2009–10 1,228,319 Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On" February 1998 27 February 1998Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 24 April 1998
1998 1,583,276 Run–D.M.C. vs Jason Nevins "It's Like That" March 1998 27 March 1998Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
1998 1,322,898 Boyzone "No Matter What" August 1998 7 August 1998 1998 1,157,952 Aerosmith "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" September 1998 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 11 December 2015
2012[56] 1,190,480 113[56] Cher "Believe" October 1998 30 October 1998Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 8 January 1999
  • 3×: 1 August 2014
1998 1,826,573 Steps "Heartbeat" / "Tragedy" November 1998 8 January 1999 1999 1,212,288 Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" February 1999 19 February 1999Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 26 March 1999
1999 1,558,054 Lou Bega "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of ...)" August 1999 September 1999 2014[57] 1,029,722 155[57] Eiffel 65 "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" September 1999 8 October 1999 2000-02 1,130,082 Bob the Builder "Can We Fix It?" December 2000 15 December 2000 2001 1,029,644 Atomic Kitten "Whole Again" February 2001 2 March 2001 2013[42] 1,021,465 131[42] Shaggy featuring Rikrok "It Wasn't Me" February 2001 2 March 2001Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
2001[58] 1,428,204 Hear'Say "Pure and Simple" March 2001 30 March 2001Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 30 March 2001
2001[58] 1,100,356 Kylie Minogue "Can't Get You Out of My Head" September 2001 28 September 2001Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 28 August 2015
2002[59] 1,195,229 Enrique Iglesias "Hero" January 2002 15 March 2002 2015[60] 1,036,015 159[60] Will Young "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" February 2002 1 March 2002Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 March 2002
  • 3×: 1 March 2002
2002[61] 1,795,213 Gareth Gates "Unchained Melody" March 2002 22 March 2002Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 March 2002
2002 1,345,850 Eminem "Lose Yourself" December 2002 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 April 2016
2015[54] 1,077,213 162[54] The Black Eyed Peas "Where Is the Love?" June 2003 October 2003Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 28 July 2017
2017 1,018,056 168-170[3] Band Aid 20 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" November 2004 17 December 2004Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 17 December 2004
2004 1,184,396 Tony Christie featuring Peter Kay "(Is This the Way to) Amarillo" March 2005 8 April 2005Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
2005 1,354,478 Shayne Ward "That's My Goal" December 2005 13 January 2006 2006[62] 1,112,671 Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" April 2006 26 May 2006Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 15 April 2016
2010–11[8][63] 1,131,184 104[63] Snow Patrol "Chasing Cars" July 2006 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 8 January 2016
2013[64] 1,159,099 139[64] Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love" October 2007 18 January 2008 2010[65] 1,114,596 103[65] Take That "Rule the World" October 2007 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 13 February 2018
2014[46] 1,070,725 152[46] Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" September 2008 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
  • 3×: 9 March 2018
2010[9] 1,386,171 101[9] Adele "Make You Feel My Love" October 2008 22 April 2011Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 12 May 2017
2017 1,002,171 168-170[3] Kings of Leon "Use Somebody" December 2008 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 10 June 2016
2013[66] 1,115,392 133[42] Alexandra Burke "Hallelujah" December 2008 16 January 2009Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
2009[7] 1,310,017 Lady Gaga "Poker Face" April 2009 7 January 2010Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 23 October 2015
2010[9] 1,180,377 102[9] The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" July 2009 7 January 2010Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
2010[8] 1,477,778 100[8] Cheryl Cole "Fight for This Love" October 2009 14 May 2010 2012[67] 1,040,958 125[67] Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" October 2009 20 August 2013 2013[68] 1,045,372 138[68] Eminem featuring Rihanna "Love the Way You Lie" July 2010 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 25 July 2014
2011[69] 1,258,763 107[69] CeeLo Green "Fuck You" August 2010 January 2011 2017 1,002,504 168-170[3] Bruno Mars "Just the Way You Are (Amazing)" September 2010 2 August 2011Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 9 August 2013
2011[63] 1,331,684 106[63] Rihanna "Only Girl (In the World)" October 2010 7 January 2011Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 January 2016
2011[70] 1,162,460 108[70] Katy Perry "Firework" November 2010 11 March 2011 2014[71] 1,091,743 147[71] Matt Cardle "When We Collide" December 2010 22 July 2013 2012[72] 1,017,149 123[72] Bruno Mars "Grenade" January 2011 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 26 January 2018
|| 2018[73] 1,000,000 171[73] Adele "Rolling in the Deep" January 2011 24 June 2011Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 April 2016
2014[74] 1,086,347 144[74] Adele "Someone like You" January 2011 1 April 2011Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
  • 3×: 29 July 2016
2011[63] 1,644,597 105[63] Jessie J featuring B.o.B "Price Tag" January 2011 13 May 2011Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 4 July 2014
2012[75] 1,228,371 111[75] LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock "Party Rock Anthem" January 2011 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
2012[76] 1,284,335 110[76] Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer "Give Me Everything" March 2011 16 September 2011 2014[71] 1,048,500 146[71] Christina Perri "Jar of Hearts" May 2011 22 July 2013 2016[77] 1,018,874 164[77] Ed Sheeran "The A Team" June 2011 28 October 2011Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 3 July 2015
2013[42] 1,118,825 132[42] LMFAO "Sexy and I Know It" July 2011 22 July 2013 2018 1,000,000 172–175 Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera "Moves like Jagger" August 2011 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
2011[78] 1,536,041 109 Coldplay "Paradise" September 2011 4 July 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 31 March 2017
2018 1,000,000 172–175 Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris "We Found Love" September 2011 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
2012[79] 1,415,416 112[79] One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful" September 2011 15 February 2013 2016[80] 1,010,042 167[80] Gotye featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know" December 2011 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
2012[45] 1,515,527 114[45] David Guetta featuring Sia "Titanium" December 2011 10 August 2012Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 4 July 2014
2013[81] 1,300,566 130[81] Nicki Minaj "Starships" February 2012 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 27 October 2017
2016[32] 1,162,065 166[32] fun. featuring Janelle Monáe "We Are Young" April 2012 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 28 August 2015
2013[82] 1,145,195 128[82] Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" April 2012 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
2012[67] 1,358,631 124[67] Passenger "Let Her Go" July 2012 28 June 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 4 July 2014
2013[83] 1,243,336 141[83] Psy "Gangnam Style" August 2012 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 27 December 2013
2013[84] 1,304,437 129[84] Rihanna "Diamonds" September 2012 15 February 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 19 February 2016
2014[74] 1,098,959 145[74] Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin "Don't You Worry Child" October 2012 22 July 2013 2015[60] 1,050,457 160[60] James Arthur "Impossible" December 2012 15 February 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 July 2013
2013[85] 1,310,169 127[85] Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky" April 2013 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 23 August 2013
  • 3×: 7 July 2017
2013[42] 1,471,356 136[42] Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith "La La La" May 2013 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 13 November 2015
2014[71] 1,070,199 148[71] Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines" May 2013 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 9 August 2013
  • 3×: 18 December 2015
2013[86] 1,667,615 137[86] OneRepublic "Counting Stars" June 2013 23 November 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 12 December 2014
2014[87] 1,132,526 153[87] Avicii "Wake Me Up!" July 2013 9 August 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 3 January 2014
  • 3×: 26 August 2016
2013[64] 1,483,346 140[64] John Legend "All of Me" August 2013 30 May 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 17 October 2014
  • 3×: 25 March 2016
2015[88] 1,259,708 156[88] Katy Perry "Roar" September 2013 1 November 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 24 July 2015
2015[89] 1,112,787 157[89] Pharrell Williams "Happy" November 2013 24 January 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 28 March 2014
  • 3×: 18 July 2014
  • 4×: 22 April 2016
2014[90] 1,921,805 143[90] Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne "Rather Be" January 2014 7 March 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 4 July 2014
  • 3×: 21 August 2015
2014[15] 1,283,122 149[15] Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud" June 2014 14 November 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 30 January 2015
  • 3×: 18 September 2015
2015[60] 1,219,184 161[60] Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk" December 2014 6 January 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 13 February 2015
  • 3×: 22 May 2015
  • 4×: 10 June 2016
2015[24] 1,647,310 158[24]

Although "Brown Girl in the Ring" was listed as the B-side, it received extensive airplay, which caused the single to peak in the charts for a second time.

Artists with the most million-selling singles

Twenty-two artists have had at least two million-selling singles in the UK (if John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are counted as one artist), but only four artists have had more than two: The Beatles, who have six; Rihanna, who has four (including one as a featured artist); Adele and Pharrell Williams, who both have three (including two for Williams as a featured artist).

ArtistNo. of
million-sellersSongs The Beatles 6 "She Loves You", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Can't Buy Me Love", "I Feel Fine",
"Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out", "Hey Jude" Rihanna 4† "Love the Way You Lie", "Only Girl (In the World)", "We Found Love", "Diamonds" Pharrell Williams 3† "Get Lucky", "Blurred Lines", "Happy" Adele 3 "Make You Feel My Love", "Rolling in the Deep", "Someone like You" Bruno Mars 3† "Just the Way You Are (Amazing)", "Grenade", "Uptown Funk" Boney M. 2 "Rivers of Babylon" / "Brown Girl in the Ring", "Mary's Boy Child – Oh My Lord" The Black Eyed Peas 2 "Where Is the Love?", "I Gotta Feeling" Celine Dion 2 "My Heart Will Go On", "Think Twice" Ed Sheeran 2 "The A Team", "Thinking Out Loud" Elton John 2 "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Candle in the Wind 1997" Eminem 2 "Lose Yourself", "Love the Way You Lie" Engelbert Humperdinck 2 "Release Me", "The Last Waltz" Frankie Goes to Hollywood 2 "Relax", "Two Tribes" John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John 2‡ "You're the One That I Want", "Summer Nights" Katy Perry 2 "Firework", "Roar" Kings of Leon 2 "Sex on Fire", "Use Somebody" Kylie Minogue 2 "Especially for You", "Can't Get You Out of My Head" Lady Gaga 2 "Poker Face", "Bad Romance" LMFAO 2 "Party Rock Anthem", "Sexy and I Know It" Oasis 2 "Wonderwall", "Don't Look Back in Anger" Robson & Jerome 2 "I Believe" / "Up on the Roof", "Unchained Melody" / "White Cliffs of Dover" Spice Girls 2 "Wannabe", "2 Become 1" Take That 2 "Back for Good", "Rule the World"
  • Includes featured performances
  • Duets

Songs with 1 million combined sales

This is a list of singles which have reached a million combined sales when streaming is taken into account (100 streams equivalent to one download or physical sale). In addition to those 175 listed above, 136 songs have achieved one million combined sales.[3] Eighteen of these were released before 2000 and twenty-seven in 2015. The most combined sales (and only song with over 2 million streaming equivalent sales) without a million traditional sales, is "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran.

In the full list of 311 songs with combined sales over a million, Rihanna features as a named artist on 10 and Sheeran features on 9.

See also: List of most streamed songs in the United Kingdom ArtistSingleDate released[nb 9]Date certified PlatinumCopies soldStreaming salesCombined sales The Beatles "Help!" July 1965 N/A 987,769 51,019 1,038,788 Frank Sinatra "My Way" March 1969 N/A 991,563 55,991 1,047,554 George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" January 1971 N/A 960,561 54,578 1,015,139 Rod Stewart "Reason to Believe" / "Maggie May" July 1971 N/A 928,882 99,112 1,027,994 John Lennon & Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band
with the Harlem Community Choir "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" December 1971 N/A 937,801 85,084 1,022,885 Bee Gees "How Deep Is Your Love" September 1977 N/A 963,471 52,051 1,015,522 The Jam "Town Called Malice" / "Precious" January 1982 N/A 931,196 133,602 1,064,797 Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" January 1983 N/A 843,050 252,869 1,095,919 David Bowie "Let's Dance" March 1983 N/A 908,867 155,360 1,064,227 Lionel Richie "Hello" February 1984 N/A 964,623 67,679 1,032,302 Shakin' Stevens "Merry Christmas Everyone" December 1985 N/A 855,675 176,416 1,032,090 Starship "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" March 1987 N/A 957,336 103,849 1,061,185 Mark Morrison "Return of the Mack" March 1996 1 May 1996 921,665 111,534 1,033,198 Will Smith "Men in Black" August 1997 1 August 1997 961,805 48,759 1,010,565 Goo Goo Dolls "Iris" April 1998 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 19 May 2017
975,953 274,718 1,250,671 B*Witched "C'est la Vie" June 1998 1 July 1998 927,535 77,032 1,004,568 Eminem featuring Dido "Stan" December 2000 15 December 2000Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 12 January 2018
953,053 196,492 1,149,545 Wheatus "Teenage Dirtbag" February 2001 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 19 January 2018
924,964 234,043 1,159,007 Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland "Dilemma" October 2002 25 October 2002Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 11 May 2018
933,965 176,126 1,110,091 R. Kelly "Ignition (Remix)" May 2003 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 30 June 2017
767,829 487,222 1,255,050 The Killers "Mr. Brightside" May 2004 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 27 May 2016
  • 3×: 3 November 2017
969,851[91] 775,092[91] 1,744,943[91] Kanye West "Gold Digger" August 2005 4 July 2014 649,157 362,163 1,011,321 Coldplay "Fix You" September 2005 4 July 2014 727,508 318,738 1,046,246 Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" June 2006 22 July 2013 795,563 250,928 1,046,491 The Fray "How to Save a Life" January 2007 22 July 2013 748,702 319,381 1,068,082 Rihanna featuring Jay-Z "Umbrella" May 2007 12 December 2008 869,597 171,399 1,040,996 Jason Mraz "I'm Yours" March 2008 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 8 September 2017
830,946 371,728 1,202,674 Coldplay "Viva la Vida" April 2008 23 November 2012Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 20 October 2017
860,580 317,442 1,178,022 Beyoncé "Halo" February 2009 22 July 2013 760,027 295,025 1,055,052 Owl City "Fireflies" January 2010 22 July 2013 844,895 163,452 1,008,347 Tinie Tempah "Pass Out" April 2010 11 March 2011 917,533 173,967 1,091,500 Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull "On the Floor" March 2011 22 July 2013 919,643 90,280 1,009,923 Labrinth featuring Tinie Tempah "Earthquake" October 2011 22 July 2013 936,842 131,143 1,067,985 Christina Perri "A Thousand Years" November 2011 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 26 January 2018
844,044 285,467 1,129,511 Ed Sheeran "Lego House" November 2011 22 July 2013 811,534 293,051 1,104,585 Imagine Dragons "Radioactive" February 2012 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 12 May 2017
692,497 598,387 1,290,884 The Lumineers "Ho Hey" March 2012 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 18 August 2017
890,096 317,186 1,207,282 Rudimental featuring John Newman "Feel the Love" May 2012 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 8 December 2017
907,979 264,573 1,172,552 Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa "Payphone" June 2012 22 July 2013 859,932 173,821 1,033,753 The Script featuring will.i.am "Hall of Fame" August 2012 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 16 March 2018
829,898 294,584 1,124,481 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz "Thrift Shop" September 2012 14 June 2013 841,728 203,738 1,045,466 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton "Can't Hold Us" October 2012 11 October 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 26 January 2018
760,854 460,757 1,221,610 Bruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven" November 2012 22 July 2013 863,122 246,329 1,109,451 Labrinth featuring Emeli Sandé "Beneath Your Beautiful" December 2012 22 July 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 7 August 2015
  • 3×: 5 January 2018
963,449 197,914 1,161,363 Pink featuring Nate Ruess "Just Give Me a Reason" February 2013 22 July 2013 851,173 219,664 1,070,836 Bastille "Pompeii" March 2013 7 November 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 7 August 2015
  • 3×: 5 January 2018
959,693 749,011 1,708,704 Rudimental featuring Ella Eyre "Waiting All Night" April 2013 27 February 2015 790,626 301,268 1,091,893 Arctic Monkeys "Do I Wanna Know?" June 2013 7 February 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 18 May 2018
459,623 575,455 1,035,078 John Newman "Love Me Again" June 2013 27 December 2013 804,466 250,831 1,055,297 Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais "Summertime Sadness" July 2013 4 July 2014 652,060 364,386 1,016,446 Ellie Goulding "Burn" August 2013 3 January 2014 785,459 320,272 1,105,731 Ellie Goulding "How Long Will I Love You?" August 2013 6 June 2014 776,390 228,482 1,004,872 Avicii "Hey Brother" September 2013 23 May 2014 711,296 314,200 1,025,496 George Ezra "Budapest" September 2013 10 October 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 23 September 2015
  • 3×: 1 June 2018
761,988 866,882 1,628,870 Hozier "Take Me to Church" September 2013 13 February 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 29 May 2015
  • 3×: 23 December 2016
934,466 1,017,851 1,952,317 Eminem featuring Rihanna "The Monster" October 2013 7 March 2014 696,280 363,633 1,059,913 Magic! "Rude" October 2013 17 October 2014 596,606 506,388 1,102,994 Vance Joy "Riptide" November 2013 3 April 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 December 2017
424,836 721,599 1,146,436 Idina Menzel "Let It Go" November 2013 2 December 2013Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 17 February 2017
817,522 442,630 1,260,153 Pitbull featuring Kesha "Timber" December 2013 27 February 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 30 January 2015
817,206 474,155 1,291,361 Mr Probz "Waves" February 2014 4 July 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 30 January 2015
933,555 757,402 1,690,957 Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne "My Love" March 2014 4 July 2014 594,828 407,241 1,002,069 Sia "Chandelier" March 2014 27 February 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 15 July 2016
661,055 860,819 1,521,874 Sam Smith "Stay with Me" April 2014 22 August 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 24 April 2015
  • 3×: 23 March 2018
834,622 832,637 1,667,260 Ed Sheeran "Sing" April 2014 20 June 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 2 December 2016
671,626 667,036 1,338,662 James Bay "Let It Go" May 2014 5 February 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 26 January 2018
332,633 770,619 1,103,253 Sam Smith "I'm Not the Only One" May 2014 23 January 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 13 February 2018
507,375 603,131 1,110,507 Ella Henderson "Ghost" May 2014 20 June 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 2 December 2016
860,629 533,046 1,393,675 Ed Sheeran "Don't" June 2014 13 February 2015 399,001 674,153 1,073,154 Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz "Prayer in C" July 2014 1 January 2015 471,505 530,711 1,002,215 Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj "Bang Bang" July 2014 30 January 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 June 2018
554,197 544,591 1,098,788 Meghan Trainor "All About That Bass" August 2014 14 November 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 18 December 2015
884,347 493,444 1,377,790 Taylor Swift "Shake It Off" August 2014 28 November 2014Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 6 October 2017
962,045 222,251 1,184,296 Maroon 5 "Sugar" August 2014 5 June 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 15 September 2017
499,025 699,682 1,198,708 Ariana Grande "One Last Time" August 2014 9 June 2017Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 23 February 2018
373,318 644,752 1,018,070 James Bay "Hold Back the River" November 2014 1 May 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 13 May 2016
666,955 802,947 1,469,902 Kygo featuring Conrad Sewell "Firestone" December 2014 18 September 2015 368,736 700,133 1,068,869 Ellie Goulding "Love Me Like You Do" January 2015 8 January 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 15 January 2016
823,581 677,205 1,500,786 Fetty Wap "Trap Queen" January 2015 23 October 2015 316,087 779,095 1,095,181 Rihanna featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney "FourFiveSeconds" January 2015 8 May 2015 521,572 478,597 1,000,169 Years & Years "King" January 2015 5 June 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 3 February 2017
547,326 744,835 1,292,162 Skrillex and Diplo featuring Justin Bieber "Where Are Ü Now" February 2015 28 August 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 19 May 2017
389,654 848,976 1,238,630 Major Lazer featuring DJ Snake and "Lean On" March 2015 17 July 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 26 February 2016
508,189 1,122,573 1,630,762 Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth "See You Again" March 2015 22 May 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 12 February 2016
725,538 750,415 1,475,954 Jess Glynne "Hold My Hand" March 2015 26 June 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 28 April 2017
599,567 661,809 1,261,377 Omi "Cheerleader" April 2015 15 May 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 7 August 2015
  • 3×: 3 March 2017
861,086 1,057,439 1,918,526 The Weeknd "The Hills" May 2015 4 December 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 26 May 2017
402,281 850,674 1,252,956 Jason Derulo "Want to Want Me" May 2015 21 August 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 14 July 2017
517,338 709,925 1,227,263 Major Lazer featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG "Light It Up" May 2015 6 May 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 16 March 2018
243,603 886,372 1,129,975 Little Mix "Black Magic" May 2015 13 November 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 9 March 2018
511,452 602,663 1,114,114 Ed Sheeran "Photograph" May 2015 25 September 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 17 March 2017
386,001 961,965 1,347,966 Lost Frequencies "Are You with Me" June 2015 4 September 2015 472,916 704,534 1,177,449 Walk the Moon "Shut Up and Dance" June 2015 2 October 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 3 February 2017
561,532 804,348 1,365,879 Zara Larsson "Lush Life" June 2015 22 April 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 20 January 2017
364,088 1,044,625 1,408,713 The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face" June 2015 6 November 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 17 February 2017
399,177 900,528 1,299,644 Calvin Harris featuring Disciples "How Deep Is Your Love" July 2015 30 October 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 3 March 2017
428,914 859,413 1,288,326 Justin Bieber "What Do You Mean?" September 2015 13 November 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 19 February 2016
  • 3×: 23 June 2017
533,581 1,320,256 1,853,837 Shawn Mendes "Stitches" September 2015 27 May 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 26 August 2016
462,447 1,083,740 1,546,188 Zara Larsson and MNEK "Never Forget You" September 2015 19 February 2016 286,487 797,993 1,084,480 DNCE "Cake by the Ocean" September 2015 8 July 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 11 May 2018
387,666 700,763 1,088,430 Adele "Hello" October 2015 13 November 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 22 January 2016
  • 3×: 9 June 2017
948,618 906,431 1,855,050 Justin Bieber "Sorry" October 2015 4 December 2015Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 12 February 2016
  • 3×: 26 August 2016
724,188 1,443,719 2,167,907 Justin Bieber "Love Yourself" October 2015 5 January 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 4 March 2016
  • 3×: 28 October 2016
718,549 1,340,666 2,059,215 Coldplay "Adventure of a Lifetime" November 2015 15 April 2016 358,763 667,486 1,026,248 Coldplay "Hymn for the Weekend" December 2015 8 July 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 5 January 2018
285,453 850,515 1,135,968 Jonas Blue featuring Dakota "Fast Car" January 2016 8 April 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 30 June 2017
375,295 857,590 1,232,886 Zayn "Pillowtalk" January 2016 22 April 2016 279,742 725,346 1,005,089 Lukas Graham "7 Years" January 2016 11 March 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 3 June 2016
  • 3×: 9 February 2018
653,657 1,054,211 1,707,868 Rihanna featuring Drake "Work" February 2016 8 April 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 24 March 2017
320,615 979,179 1,299,794 Mike Posner "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" February 2016 15 April 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 12 August 2016
481,827 1,112,294 1,594,122 Fifth Harmony "Work from Home" February 2016 27 May 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 25 August 2017
327,487 882,415 1,209,902 The Chainsmokers featuring Daya "Don't Let Me Down" February 2016 2 September 2017Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 21 July 2017
274,575 961,855 1,236,430 Kungs vs. Cookin' on 3 Burners "This Girl" February 2016 19 August 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 9 March 2018
378,758 732,577 1,111,335 Shawn Mendes "Treat You Better" March 2016 21 October 2016 234,717 807,200 1,041,918 Neiked "Sexual" March 2016 13 January 2017Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 12 June 2018
232,032 787,850 1,019,882 Sia "Cheap Thrills" March 2016 13 May 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 2 September 2016
  • 3×: 27 October 2017
517,082 1,247,640 1,764,721 Calum Scott "Dancing On My Own" March 2016 26 August 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 3 March 2017
564,531 799,103 1,363,635 Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla "One Dance" April 2016 13 May 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 8 July 2016
  • 3×: 4 November 2016
  • 4×: 3 November 2017
553,973 1,791,007 2,344,981 Drake featuring Rihanna "Too Good" April 2016 12 August 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 December 2017
217,917 950,620 1,168,538 Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna "This Is What You Came For" May 2016 24 June 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 4 November 2016
472,496 1,029,796 1,502,292 Justin Timberlake "Can't Stop the Feeling!" May 2016 15 July 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 3 February 2017
619,672 896,803 1,516,475 Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ "Cold Water" July 2016 16 September 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 31 March 2017
290,821 1,028,294 1,319,114 The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey "Closer" July 2016 16 September 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 20 January 2017
  • 3×: 8 June 2018
399,659 1,192,591 1,592,250 James Arthur "Say You Won't Let Go" September 2016 4 November 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 3 March 2017
441,807 1,043,327 1,485,134 DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber "Let Me Love You" August 2016 21 October 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 10 November 2017
278,911 882,940 1,161,851 The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk "Starboy" September 2016 16 December 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 6 October 2017
260,561 921,864 1,182,426 Little Mix "Shout Out to My Ex" October 2016 30 December 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 2 February 2018
373,706 697,130 1,070,835 Clean Bandit "Rockabye" October 2016 30 December 2016Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 5 May 2017
472,156 901,941 1,374,097 Rag'n'Bone Man "Human" November 2016 17 February 2017Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 21 July 2017
521,543 747,730 1,269,274 Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" January 2017 3 February 2017Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 3 March 2017
  • 3×: 31 March 2017
  • 4×: 9 June 2017
  • 5×: 13 October 2017
764,737[92] 2,241,667[92] 3,006,404[92] Ed Sheeran "Castle on the Hill" January 2017 10 February 2017Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 14 April 2017
  • 3×: 1 December 2017
478,716 1,192,607 1,671,322 Ed Sheeran "Galway Girl" March 2017 21 April 2017Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 15 September 2017
246,524 952,547 1,199,071 Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson "Symphony" March 2017 26 May 2017Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 1 December 2017
264,440 802,053 1,066,492 French Montana featuring Swae Lee "Unforgettable" April 2017 14 July 2017 148,756 857,998 1,006,754 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber "Despacito" April 2017 2 June 2017Multi-Platinum
  • 2×: 7 July 2017
  • 3×: 1 September 2017
  • 4×: 2 March 2018
566,425 1,334,174 1,900,599

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b "Sugar, Sugar" was erroneously awarded a gold record by Disc having sold approximately 945,000 copies. RCA Records informed Disc that 1 million copies had been shipped, however not all were sold.[36][10] The single went on to sell more than 1 million copies with the introduction of music downloads in 2004.[37]
  2. ^ Unless explicitly cited, the release dates are given by the BPI.[25]
  3. ^ General reference, except where explicitly cited
  4. ^ Sales figures given by the OCC - these do not include streaming
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n The record was classified "Gold" (500,000) prior to 1989.[43] Not classified Platinum when the threshold was reduced to 600,000 in 1989, as record was released under the old thresholds.[11]
  6. ^ "Bohemian Rhapsody" has sold 1 million copies and been certified Platinum both in its original 1975 release and in its 1991 re-release as a double 'A' side following the death of Freddie Mercury.
  7. ^ "Blue Monday" was released in 1983 and re-released in 1988 and 1995. New Order's label, Factory Records, was not a member of the British Phonographic Industry so they never received any sales certifications.[47] However, the record sold more than 1 million units.
  8. ^ "Three Lions" and "3 Lions '98" were each treated as individual songs and classified Platinum by the BPI. The OCC's list of million-sellers grouped them as the same song, thus making it a million-seller.
  9. ^ Unless explicitly cited, the release dates are given by the BPI.[25]

See also

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