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Lady Gaga scores another million-selling single!

16/08/2013

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Lady Gaga scores another million-selling single!

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Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance becomes one of the UK’s biggest selling singles of all-time.

Congratulations to Lady Gaga who today claims the second million selling single of her career!

The US star is currently battling it out with Ellie Goulding in the race to this week’s Official Number 1 single with her comeback track Applause, but regardless of what happens on Sunday’s final chart, the champagne corks will be popping in the Haus Of Gaga this weekend, as sales of her 2009 hit Bad Romance have crossed over the million copies sales barrier in the last 24 hours.

Walk, walk, fashion baby…

Clad in a pair of Alexander McQueen’s death-defying ‘lobster claw’ uber heels, Gaga strutted all the way to the top of the Official Singles Chart with Bad Romance in December 2009, before being bizarrely knocked off a week later by Rage Against The Machine’s Killing In The Name - the result of perhaps the greatest Christmas Number 1 races of all time! However, two weeks later Gaga pawed her way back to pop’s throne, reclaiming the top spot once again and the first Number 1 of 2010.

Bad Romance now joins Gaga’s previous million seller, Poker Face, as one of the UK’s biggest selling singles of all-time. Taken from The Fame Monster, Bad Romance is only the 138th track to sell over a million copies in British history, and the twelfth single to reach this milestone this year. It follows Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines FT TI and Pharrell Williams which crossed over the million mark last month.

Sir Elton John’s double A-side, Something About The Way You Look Tonight / Candle In The Wind '97, remains the UK’s biggest selling single of all-time. It has clocked up nearly 5 million sales since its release sixteen years ago this month.

The Sweet Sixteen

Lady Gaga is only the sixteenth artist ever to achieve more than one million selling single in the UK.

Sir Paul McCartney has nine to his name, spread across his work with The Beatles (six), Band Aid (two) and Wings (one).

You can see the full list of all the UK’s 138 million selling singles below:

The UK’s Official biggest selling singles of all-time

  TRACK ARTIST YEAR OF RELEASE
1 SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT/CANDLE IN THE WIND '97 ELTON JOHN 1997
2 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 1984
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY QUEEN 1975
4 MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS' SCHOOL WINGS 1977
5 YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 1978
6 RELAX FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD 1983
7 RIVERS OF BABYLON/BROWN GIRL IN THE RING BONEY M 1978
8 SHE LOVES YOU THE BEATLES 1963
9 UNCHAINED MELODY/(THERE'LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN 1995
10 LOVE IS ALL AROUND WET WET WET 1994
11 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD BONEY M 1978
12 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU STEVIE WONDER 1984
13 BARBIE GIRL AQUA 1997
14 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN WILL YOUNG 2002
15 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND THE BEATLES 1963
16 BELIEVE CHER 1998
17 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU BRYAN ADAMS 1991
18 LAST CHRISTMAS/EVERYTHING SHE WANTS WHAM! 1984
19 IMAGINE JOHN LENNON 1975
20 SUMMER NIGHTS JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 1978
21 TWO TRIBES FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD 1984
22 I'LL BE MISSING YOU PUFF DADDY & FAITH EVANS 1997
23 DON'T YOU WANT ME? HUMAN LEAGUE 1981
24 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON 1992
25 PERFECT DAY VARIOUS ARTISTS 1997
26 THREE LIONS BADDIEL & SKINNER & LIGHTNING SEEDS 1996
27 CAN'T BUY ME LOVE THE BEATLES 1964
28 ...BABY ONE MORE TIME BRITNEY SPEARS 1999
29 TEARS KEN DODD 1965
30 MY HEART WILL GO ON CELINE DION 1998
31 KARMA CHAMELEON CULTURE CLUB 1983
32 YMCA VILLAGE PEOPLE 1978
33 EYE OF THE TIGER SURVIVOR 1982
34 CARELESS WHISPER GEORGE MICHAEL 1984
35 GANGSTA'S PARADISE COOLIO FT LV 1995
36 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE 2011
37 (WE'RE GONNA) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS 1955
38 I FEEL FINE THE BEATLES 1964
39 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER THE SEEKERS 1965
40 THE POWER OF LOVE JENNIFER RUSH 1985
41 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/DAY TRIPPER THE BEATLES 1964
42 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA 2011
43 RELEASE ME ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK 1967
44 KILLING ME SOFTLY FUGEES 1996
45 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA 2011
46 I GOTTA FEELING BLACK EYED PEAS 2009
47 UNCHAINED MELODY GARETH GATES 2002
48 WANNABE SPICE GIRLS 1996
49 COME ON EILEEN DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS 1982
50 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY 2005
51 IT WASN'T ME SHAGGY FT RIKROK 2001
52 WONDERWALL OASIS 1995
53 NEVER EVER ALL SAINTS 1997
54 THINK TWICE CELINE DION 1994
55 TAINTED LOVE SOFT CELL 1981
56 HEART OF GLASS BLONDIE 1979
57 IT'S NOW OR NEVER ELVIS PRESLEY 1960
58 IT'S LIKE THAT RUN-DMC VS JASON NEVINS 1997
59 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS 2011
60 SEX ON FIRE KINGS OF LEON 2008
61 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE 2008
62 DIANA PAUL ANKA 1957
63 GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME TOM JONES 1966
64 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE 1973
65 BRIGHT EYES ART GARFUNKEL 1979
66 HEARTBEAT/TRAGEDY STEPS 1998
67 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO FT LAUREN BENNETT AND GOONROCK 2011
68 MARY'S BOY CHILD HARRY BELAFONTE 1957
69 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN 2012
70 BLUE MONDAY NEW ORDER 1983
71 THE LAST WALTZ ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK 1967
72 EARTH SONG MICHAEL JACKSON 1995
73 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 20 2004
74 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) BRUNO MARS 2010
75 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE 2001
76 STRANGER ON THE SHORE MR ACKER BILK AND HIS PARAMOUNT JAZZ BAND 1961
77 DON'T GIVE UP ON US DAVID SOUL 1976
78 SATURDAY NIGHT WHIGFIELD 1994
79 SPACEMAN BABYLON ZOO 1996
80 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE GARY GLITTER 1973
81 ANGELS ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1997
82 NO MATTER WHAT BOYZONE 1998
83 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FT B.O.B 2011
84 POKER FACE LADY GAGA 2009
85 TORN NATALIE IMBRUGLIA 1997
86 IMPOSSIBLE JAMES ARTHUR 2012
87 I BELIEVE/UP ON THE ROOF ROBSON & JEROME 1995
88 2 BECOME 1 SPICE GIRLS 1996
89 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FT RIHANNA 2010
90 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS 1978
91 GHOSTBUSTERS RAY PARKER JR. 1984
92 TELETUBBIES SAY "EH-OH!" TELETUBBIES 1997
93 THAT'S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD 2005
94 I REMEMBER YOU FRANK IFIELD 1962
95 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) PINK FLOYD 1979
96 PURE AND SIMPLE HEAR'SAY 2001
97 BACK FOR GOOD TAKE THAT 1995
98 HEY JUDE THE BEATLES 1968
99 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA 2010
100 BLUE (DA BA DEE) EIFFEL 65 1999
101 DANCING QUEEN ABBA 1976
102 I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING AEROSMITH 1998
103 I FEEL LOVE DONNA SUMMER 1977
104 THE YOUNG ONES CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS 1962
105 BLEEDING LOVE LEONA LEWIS 2007
106 RIDE ON TIME BLACK BOX 1989
107 CRAZY GNARLS BARKLEY 2006
108 FAME IRENE CARA 1982
109 UNCHAINED MELODY THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS 1965
110 STAND & DELIVER ADAM AND THE ANTS 1981
111 I WILL SURVIVE GLORIA GAYNOR 1979
112 UPTOWN GIRL BILLY JOEL 1983
113 SAILING ROD STEWART 1975
114 CAN WE FIX IT? BOB THE BUILDER 2000
115 SUGAR SUGAR THE ARCHIES 1969
116 WHITE CHRISTMAS BING CROSBY WITH THE KEN DARBY SINGERS AND JOHN SCOTT TROTTER ORCHESTRA 1942
117 GANGNAM STYLE PSY 2012
118 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME BROTHERHOOD OF MAN 1976
119 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL 1987
120 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT TIGHT FIT 1982
121 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE 2011
122 I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING THE NEW SEEKERS 1971
123 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA JULIE COVINGTON 1976
124 WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE 2010
125 EYE LEVEL THE SIMON PARK ORCHESTRA 1972
126 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE SHOWADDYWADDY 1976
127 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL LITTLE JIMMY OSMOND 1972
128 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE CHERYL COLE 2009
129 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE DAWN FT TONY ORLANDO 1973
130 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA 2011
131 DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE 1976
132 MYSTERIOUS GIRL PETER ANDRE FT BUBBLER RANX 1995
133 WHOLE AGAIN ATOMIC KITTEN 2001
134 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN 2011
135 USE SOMEBODY KINGS OF LEON 2008
136 GET LUCKY DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS & NILE RODGERS 2013
137 BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE FT TI & PHARRELL WILLIAMS 2013
138 LADY GAGA BAD ROMANCE 2009

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