Top Selling Singles of the Decade (So far)

Top Selling Singles of the Decade

I remember when we used to provide regular updates on the top selling singles and albums of the year.  Adele would dominate the lists and her releases would span the years.  So it seemed improbable if not impossible that anybody would topple her.  Well its been a while but now that The Official Chart Company have released the tope selling singles of the decade it seemed only fair we revisit.

Well Adele has not only suffered the improbable but also the perceived impossible.  The soul singer has been bumped off the top spot and her highest entry Someone Like You only makes it to number three. Evidence that we need Adele back to make waves again.  I just hope she doesn’t appear as a judge on The Voice.

Pharrell is Happy as he tops best selling singles of the decade

Pharrell is Happy as he tops best selling singles of the decade

Potential Man of the Decade so far Pharrell literally has the midas touch.  He is in at number two with the controversial Blurred Lines, the track that catapulted virtual nobody Robin Thicke in to the limelight and potentially lost his wife.  Then its no surprise but Pharrell’s own feel good classic Happy is the top seller of the decade with a massive 1.8m copies in the UK alone and spent a ridiculous 50 weeks in the UK Top 40 (almost a year).

The likes of David Guetta, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Eminem and Ed Sheeran all feature prominently, but the 2010’s appear to belong to Pharrell Williams thanks to three entries in the Top 40.  Have a look at the list and see if your favourite is in there.

The Official Biggest Selling Singles of the decade so far are:

1 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
2 BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL
3 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE
4 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA
5 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA
6 GET LUCKY DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS
7 WAKE ME UP AVICII
8 UPTOWN FUNK MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS
9 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS
10 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
11 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) BRUNO MARS
12 IMPOSSIBLE JAMES ARTHUR
13 GANGNAM STYLE PSY
14 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO/LAUREN BENNETT/GOONROCK
15 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
16 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FT BOB
17 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FT RIHANNA
18 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
19 LET HER GO PASSENGER
20 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA
21 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
22 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
23 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN
24 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC
25 DIAMONDS RIHANNA
26 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
27 ROAR KATY PERRY
28 FIREWORK KATY PERRY
29 LA LA LA NAUGHTY BOY FT SAM SMITH
30 ROLLING IN THE DEEP ADELE
31 GIVE ME EVERYTHING PITBULL/NE-YO/AFROJACK/NAYER
32 WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE
33 DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA/MARTIN
34 JAR OF HEARTS CHRISTINA PERRI
35 FORGET YOU CEE LO GREEN
36 SEXY AND I KNOW IT LMFAO
37 STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ
38 GRENADE BRUNO MARS
39 WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL ONE DIRECTION
40 PARADISE COLDPLAY
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