Top 40 Selling Singles by Females

Top 40 Selling Singles by Females

In honour of International Women’s Day 2014, which takes place today (8th March, 2014), we thought we would bring a lovely female based piece.  Thanks to the guys at the Official Charts we have got the Top 40 list of Top Selling Singles by female artists (based on UK sales).

Adele features in Top 40 selling singles by females

Adele features in Top 40 selling singles by females

In a chart you might expect to be dominated by Adele, following her domination in recent years, you may be surprised to hear she only has one entry in the Top 10 (with Someone Like You in fifth).  In fact only one artist has two entries in the Top 10, Celine Dion with both My Heart Will Go On and Think Twice in the Top 10 sellers.

Cher hits top spot with huge hit, Believe.  The track seemed to be number one for the entire year in 1998.  I will Always Love You by the late Whitney Houston is in second spot.  Britney Spears massive debut, Baby One More Time is in third spot.  Amazingly Umbrella by Rihanna aka the Rain Song isn’t even in the Top 40, despite being number one for weeks.

The highest X Factor seller is Hallelujah by Alexandra Burke in 12th, with Leona Lewis‘ in 21st with Bleeding Love.

Alexandra Burke top female in Top 40 selling singles by females

Alexandra Burke top female in Top 40 selling singles by females

Some of the less obvious entries include Whigfield (15th), Julie Covington (28th) and B’Witched (39th).  The bigger surprises include the absence of Madonna, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey and Girls Aloud.  Not such a big surprise that The Saturdays don’t appear.

Anyway, Happy International Women’s Day to all the women out there.

1 BELIEVE CHER 1998
2 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON 1992
3 …BABY ONE MORE TIME BRITNEY SPEARS 1999
4 MY HEART WILL GO ON CELINE DION 1998
5 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE 2011
6 THE POWER OF LOVE JENNIFER RUSH 1985
7 WANNABE SPICE GIRLS 1996
8 THINK TWICE CELINE DION 1994
9 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FEATURING CALVIN HARRIS 2011
10 NEVER EVER ALL SAINTS 1997
11 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN 2012
12 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE 2008
13 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FEATURING B.O.B 2011
14 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE 2001
15 SATURDAY NIGHT WHIGFIELD 1994
16 TORN NATALIE IMBRUGLIA 1997
17 POKER FACE LADY GAGA 2009
18 2 BECOME 1 SPICE GIRLS 1996
19 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA 2010
20 I FEEL LOVE DONNA SUMMER 1977
21 BLEEDING LOVE LEONA LEWIS 2007
22 FAME IRENE CARA 1982
23 I WILL SURVIVE GLORIA GAYNOR 1979
24 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY 1994
25 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE CHERYL COLE 2009
26 BAD ROMANCE LADY GAGA 2009
27 WHOLE AGAIN ATOMIC KITTEN 2001
28 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA JULIE COVINGTON 1976
29 ROLLING IN THE DEEP ADELE 2011
30 DIAMONDS RIHANNA 2012
31 FIREWORK KATY PERRY 2010
32 STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ 2012
33 SAY YOU’LL BE THERE SPICE GIRLS 1996
34 JUST DANCE LADY GAGA 2010
35 JAR OF HEARTS CHRISTINA PERRI 2011
36 I KNOW HIM SO WELL ELAINE PAIGE AND BARBARA DICKSON 1984
37 A MOMENT LIKE THIS LEONA LEWIS 2006
38 MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE ADELE 2008
39 C’EST LA VIE B’WITCHED 1998
40 ROAR KATY PERRY 2013
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One thought on “Top 40 Selling Singles by Females

  1. Yes girl power. Some def strong women in the list. Not sure its right though – No Estelle and American Boy. No Madonna (at all) and no Girls Aloud – really?

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