Tuesday 25 September 2018

The new 'million sellers' club

Jim Hayes

The UK's Official Charts Company has revised its list of songs that have sold over a million by combining sales and streams for the first time. As a result, the number of tracks to sell at least a million has jumped from the 169 achieved on pure sales, to over 300. Elton still tops the list, but a certain Mr Sheeran and some other new kids on the block are snapping at his heels. Check out the top ten, with combined sales/streams in brackets…

1 Something About The Way You Look Tonight/Candle In The Wind Elton John 1997 (4,950,898)

2 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 1984 (3,943,060)

3 Shape Of You Ed Sheeran 2017 (2,876,460)

4 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen 1975 (2,795,034)

5 Uptown Funk Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars 2014 (2,723,470)

6 Happy Pharrell Williams 2013 (2,629,657)

7 Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran 2014 (2,521,302)

8 One Dance Drake ft Wizkid & Kyla 2016 (2,344,981)

9 Rather Be Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne 2014 (2,218,697)

10 Sorry Justin Bieber 2015 (2,167,907)

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