By Dan Lane
In three weeks’ time the Official Singles Chart will be celebrating its 60th anniversary. To mark this momentous milestone, the Official Charts Company will be releasing The Million Sellers book detailing the UK’s biggest selling singles of all time!
2012 looks set to be the biggest ever year for singles sales in the UK, however it still takes something special for a record to join the hallowed ‘Million Sellers Club’. The Million Sellers is the definitive guide to an elite collection of tracks which have, in their own unique way, crossed the border into legendary chart status on these shores.
Since the Official Singles Chart began in 1952, only 123 tracks have broken through the million copies sales barrier, and The Million Sellers looks at the stories behind each and every one of these now legendary singles.
From shellac 78s to digital downloads, for a single to sell a million copies usually means catching the public’s imagination fast. It reflects an unstoppable popular urge to buy into this artist or that craze, or signifies simply a song so good that you want to own it the first time you hear it.
From Elvis Presley to The Beatles, Michael Jackson to Kylie Minogue, and Adele to Rihanna, plus a few surprises along the way, the Official Charts Company the ultimate guide to the hit singles that made a million or more of us rush to make them members of The Million Sellers club.