By Dan Lane
According to the latest Official Charts Company sales data, Gotye FT Kimbra’s Somebody That I Used To Know is the UK’s biggest selling single of 2012 so far.
The 2012 half-year report published by the British music industry’s trade body, The BPI, reveals that the track has sold an impressive 1.1 million copies to date. Somebody That I Used To Know steadily climbed up the Official Singles Chart since its worldwide release last summer, knocking David Guetta FT’s Sia’s Titanium off the top of the chart on February 12 of this year. It spent five non-consecutive weeks at Number 1.
Another former Number 1 single, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, is in second place with sales of nearly 850,000, while David Guetta FT Sia’s Titanium is at Number 3 with sales of over 791,000.
Nicki Minaj’s Starships is at Number 4 with sales of 678,000, while Fun. FT Janelle Monae’s We Are Young is at Number 5 with sales of over 672,000 copies.
US rapper Flo Rida has the lion’s share of tracks in the Top 20 biggest selling singles of 2012 so far with three tracks – Wild Ones (7), Good Feeling (16) and Whistle (20) – while Sia, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj and David Guetta all feature on two tracks each.
You can view the Official Top 20 singles of 2012 so far below:
|01||SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW||GOTYE FT KIMBRA|
|02||CALL ME MAYBE||CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|03||TITANIUM||DAVID GUETTA FT SIA|
|05||WE ARE YOUNG||FUN FT JANELLE MONAE|
|07||WILD ONES||FLO RIDA FT SIA|
|08||NEXT TO ME||EMELI SANDE|
|09||MAMA DO THE HUMP||RIZZLE KICKS|
|10||HOT RIGHT NOW||DJ FRESH FT RITA ORA|
|11||TOO CLOSE||ALEX CLARE|
|12||TURN ME ON||DAVID GUETTA FT NICKI MINAJ|
|13||STRONGER (WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU)||KELLY CLARKSON|
|14||SHE DOESN'T MIND||SEAN PAUL|
|15||SEXY AND I KNOW IT||LMFAO|
|16||GOOD FEELING||FLO RIDA|
|18||R.I.P.||RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH|
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