Top Selling Singles of 2012 – Top 40

Top 40 Selling Singles of 2012

As 2012 drew to a close there were a number of shows highlighting the top selling singles of the year.  Sadly the majority of those didn’t bother to wait until the end of the year.  So who got the accolade of Top Selling Single of 2012?  There were some big tracks.  Carly Rae Jepsen had arguably the biggest pop record of the year.  Everybody talks about One Direction being the biggest band, so they must be in with a shout.

Add to that the monster hit that was X Factor winner James Arthur and of course the global phenomenan Psy and ‘Gangam Style’.  But who did come across the line as the top seller? See below for the Top 40.

UK Top 40 Singles of the year 2012:

Gotye Somebody I Used To Know Top Selling Single of 2012

Gotye Somebody I Used To Know Top Selling Single of 2012

1 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW by GOTYE FT KIMBRA 1318000

2 CALL ME MAYBE by CARLY RAE JEPSEN 1143000

3 WE ARE YOUNG by FUN. FT JANELLE MONAE 986000

4 TITANIUM by DAVID GUETTA FT SIA 922000

5 IMPOSSIBLE by JAMES ARTHUR 897000

6 GANGNAM STYLE by PSY 878000

7 STARSHIPS by NICKI MINAJ 864000

8 DOMINO by JESSIE J 749000

9 PAYPHONE by MAROON 5 FT WIZ KHALIFA 725000

10 WILD ONES by FLO RIDA FT SIA 695000

11 DIAMONDS by RIHANNA 672000

12 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL by LABRINTH FT EMELI SANDE 663000

13 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD by SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA/MARTIN 632000

14 NEXT TO ME by EMELI SANDE 621000

15 WHISTLE by FLO RIDA 620000

Flo Rida Whistle Top Selling Single

No accounting for taste Whistle in top selling singles

16 FEEL THE LOVE by RUDIMENTAL FT JOHN NEWMAN 619000

17 MAMA DO THE HUMP by RIZZLE KICKS 559000

18 TOO CLOSE by ALEX CLARE 557000

19 SPECTRUM by FLORENCE & THE MACHINE 554000

20 SKYFALL by ADELE 547000

21 HALL OF FAME by THE SCRIPT FT WILL.I.AM 529000

22 CANDY by ROBBIE WILLIAMS 503000

23 DRIVE by TRAIN 502700

24 HOT RIGHT NOW by DJ FRESH FT RITA ORA 482000

25 PRINCESS OF CHINA by COLDPLAY & RIHANNA 475000

26 WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER by TAYLOR SWIFT 465000

27 BLACK HEART by STOOSHE 456000

28 R.I.P. by RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH 453000

29 TROUBLEMAKER by OLLY MURS FT FLO RIDA 441000

30 SEXY AND I KNOW IT by LMFAO 434000

31 N****S IN PARIS by JAY-Z & KANYE WEST 432000

32 WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN by RIHANNA 422200

33 LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN by BRUNO MARS 421000

34 CALL MY NAME by CHERYL 420700

35 TURN ME ON by DAVID GUETTA FT NICKI MINAJ 417000

36 STRONGER (WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU) by KELLY CLARKSON 416685

37 DON’T WAKE ME UP by CHRIS BROWN 416684

38 HEATWAVE by WILEY FT MS D 416000

39 THIS IS LOVE by WILL.I.AM FT EVA SIMONS 403000

40 WINGS by LITTLE MIX

Data Supplied by Patrick Downes

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