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Lady Gaga tops chart marking five years of Official Downloads Chart

06/09/2009

Lady Gaga leads the way in the new All-Time Official Downloads Chart, which is published this week to mark five years of the Official Download Chart.

The one-off chart, published by the Official Charts Company today, covers the five-year lifespan of the download rundown. It counts all download sales from the start of September 2004 to the end of August 2009.

Lady Gaga has two tracks in the top five - Poker Face at 1 with 779,000 sales and Just Dance at 3 with 700,000 sales. Other strong performers include Kings Of Leon with two of their own titles in the top five, while Leona Lewis claims two positions in the top 10.

Lady Gaga sent a message of thanks to all of her fans for helping her to the historic double. She says, “The commitment and devotion of my fans in the UK, otherwise known as 'my little monsters', has made for a truly memorable and successful year for myself and The Fame. I am honoured to be the songwriter and performer behind the #1 and #3 all-time most downloaded songs in history in the UK. I love my fans eternally, and will continue to live, breathe, bleed, and love music and fashion for them."

The chart reflects the growth in influence of the download in the past two years – the Top 100 features 46 entries from 2008 and 21 from 2009 so far. Overall, 15 releases from 2007 make the Top 100, along with 13 from 2006, 2 from 2005 and 3 from 2004. The newest release in the top 10 is La Roux's In For The Kill at 5, which was released in March this year, while the oldest is the 2005 release Rockstar by Nickelback.

The Official Download Chart was launched in September 2004, to reflect the most popular tracks within the brand new legitimate download business, following the launch of a string of download services in the previous few months, including MyCokeMusic and iTunes Music Store.

Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot says, "This is a fabulous achievement from Lady Gaga, to come from nowhere in January to dominating the all-time downloads list with two in the top 3. Her success – and that of Kings Of Leon and Leona Lewis too - reflect the resurgent success of the singles market in the era of the download and highlights that mass appeal pop music is alive and well in 2009."

Notes to Editors:

1.   Chart information quoted from this release must be credited to The Official Charts Company

All-Time Official Downloads Top 40

Position    Title    Artist    Label
           
1    POKER FACE    LADY GAGA    INTERSCOPE
2    SEX ON FIRE    KINGS OF LEON    HAND ME DOWN
3    JUST DANCE    LADY GAGA    INTERSCOPE
4    USE SOMEBODY    KINGS OF LEON    HAND ME DOWN
5    IN FOR THE KILL    LA ROUX    POLYDOR
6    RUN    LEONA LEWIS    SYCO MUSIC
7    HALLELUJAH    ALEXANDRA BURKE    SYCO MUSIC
8    BLEEDING LOVE    LEONA LEWIS    SYCO MUSIC
9    CHASING CARS    SNOW PATROL    FICTION
10    ROCKSTAR    NICKELBACK    ROADRUNNER
11    I KISSED A GIRL    KATY PERRY    VIRGIN
12    IF I WERE A BOY    BEYONCE    COLUMBIA
13    UMBRELLA    RIHANNA FT JAY-Z    DEF JAM
14    RULE THE WORLD    TAKE THAT    POLYDOR
15    BROKEN STRINGS    JAMES MORRISON/NELLY FURTADO    POLYDOR
16    BOOM BOOM POW    BLACK EYED PEAS    INTERSCOPE
17    MERCY    DUFFY    A&M
18    CRAZY    GNARLS BARKLEY    WARNER BROS
19    HOT N COLD    KATY PERRY    VIRGIN
20    DANCE WIV ME    DIZZEE RASCAL/HARRIS/CHROME    DIRTEE STANK
21    NUMBER 1    TINCHY STRYDER FT N-DUBZ    4TH & BROADWAY
22    HUMAN    KILLERS    VERTIGO
23    SO WHAT    PINK    LAFACE
24    THE FEAR    LILY ALLEN    REGAL RECORDINGS
25    AMERICAN BOY    ESTELLE FT KANYE WEST    ATLANTIC/HOMESCHOOL
26    LOW    FLO RIDA FT T-PAIN    ATLANTIC
27    BLACK & GOLD    SAM SPARRO    ISLAND
28    APOLOGIZE    TIMBALAND PTS ONEREPUBLIC    BLACKGROUND/INTER
29    THE PROMISE    GIRLS ALOUD    FASCINATION
30    GRACE KELLY    MIKA    CASABLANCA/ISLAND
31    I GOTTA FEELING    BLACK EYED PEAS    INTERSCOPE
32    VALERIE    MARK RONSON FT AMY WINEHOUSE    COLUMBIA
33    DISTURBIA    RIHANNA    DEF JAM
34    VIVA LA VIDA    COLDPLAY    PARLOPHONE
35    BONKERS    DIZZEE RASCAL/VAN HELDEN    DIRTEE STANK
36    RIGHT ROUND    FLO RIDA FT KESHA    ATLANTIC
37    4 MINUTES    MADONNA FT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE    WARNER BROS
38    ABOUT YOU NOW    SUGABABES    ISLAND
39    JAI HO (YOU ARE MY DESTINY)    AR RAHMAN FT PUSSYCAT DOLLS    INTERSCOP
40    I'M NOT ALONE    CALVIN HARRIS    COLUMBIA

Official Download Charts 2004 to 2008

2004
1    DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS    BAND AID 20    MERCURY
2    VERTIGO    U2    ISLAND
3    WHAT YOU WAITING FOR    GWEN STEFANI    INTERSCOPE
4    LOSE MY BREATH    DESTINY'S CHILD    COLUMBIA
5    I BELIEVE IN YOU    KYLIE MINOGUE    PARLOPHONE
6    JUST LOSE IT    EMINEM    INTERSCOPE
7    IF THERE'S ANY JUSTICE    LEMAR    SONY MUSIC
8    I'LL STAND BY YOU    GIRLS ALOUD    POLYDOR
9    NUMB/ENCORE    JAY-Z & LINKIN PARK    WEA
10    DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT    SNOOP DOGG FT PHARRELL    GEFFEN

2005
1    YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL    JAMES BLUNT    ATLANTIC
2    PUSH THE BUTTON    SUGABABES    ISLAND
3    BAD DAY    DANIEL POWTER    WARNER BROS
4    FEEL GOOD INC    GORILLAZ    PARLOPHONE
5    DON'T CHA    PUSSYCAT DOLLS FT BUSTA RHYMES    A&M
6    THAT'S MY GOAL    SHAYNE WARD    SYCO MUSIC
7    HUNG UP    MADONNA    WARNER BROS
8    (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO    TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY    UMTV
9    I LIKE THE WAY    BODYROCKERS    MERCURY
10    GOLD DIGGER    KANYE WEST FT JAMIE FOXX    ROC-A-FELLA

2006
1    CRAZY    GNARLS BARKLEY    WARNER BROS
2    HIPS DON'T LIE    SHAKIRA FT WYCLEF JEAN    EPIC
3    I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCIN'    SCISSOR SISTERS    POLYDOR
4    MANEATER    NELLY FURTADO    GEFFEN
5    CHASING CARS    SNOW PATROL    FICTION
6    FROM PARIS TO BERLIN    INFERNAL    APOLLO/EUROPA
7    A MOMENT LIKE THIS    LEONA LEWIS    SYCO MUSIC
8    NO TOMORROW    ORSON    MERCURY
9    I WISH I WAS A PUNK ROCKER    SANDI THOM    RCA
10    NAIVE    KOOKS    VIRGIN

2007
1    BLEEDING LOVE    LEONA LEWIS    SYCO MUSIC
2    UMBRELLA    RIHANNA FT JAY-Z    DEF JAM
3    GRACE KELLY    MIKA    CASABLANCA/ISLAND
4    HOW TO SAVE A LIFE    FRAY    EPIC
5    ABOUT YOU NOW    SUGABABES    ISLAND
6    RUBY    KAISER CHIEFS    B UNIQUE/POLYDOR
7    THE WAY I ARE    TIMBALAND FT KERI HILSON    INTERSCOPE
8    HEY THERE DELILAH    PLAIN WHITE T'S    ANGEL/HOLLYWOOD
9    RULE THE WORLD    TAKE THAT    POLYDOR
10    VALERIE    MARK RONSON FT AMY WINEHOUSE    COLUMBIA

2008
1    MERCY    DUFFY    A&M
2    I KISSED A GIRL    KATY PERRY    VIRGIN
3    SEX ON FIRE    KINGS OF LEON    HAND ME DOWN
4    ROCKSTAR    NICKELBACK    ROADRUNNER
5    HALLELUJAH    ALEXANDRA BURKE    SYCO MUSIC
6    AMERICAN BOY    ESTELLE FT KANYE WEST    ATLANTIC/HOMESCHOOL
7    BLACK & GOLD    SAM SPARRO    ISLAND
8    4 MINUTES    MADONNA FT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE    WARNER BROS
9    DANCE WIV ME    DIZZEE RASCAL/HARRIS/CHROME    DIRTEE STANK
10    RUN    LEONA LEWIS    SYCO MUSIC

For further information contact:
Amy Howard, Official Charts Company.
: 01480 860 530  M. 07768 891 264
E: amy@theofficialcharts.com
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