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Naughty Boy and Sam Smith smash 1 million UK sales with La La La

10/06/2014

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Naughty Boy and Sam Smith reach 1 million sales with La La La

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La La La has broken through the million copies sales barrier to become the UK’s 148th million selling single. Plus: the UK's biggest selling singles of all time revealed!

According to the Official Charts Company’s sales data, Naughty Boy and Sam Smith’s La La La has now become one of the biggest selling singles in British history, smashing though one million UK sales. La La La is only the 148th track to reach this sales milestone since the Official Singles Chart began in November, 1952.

Released in May of last year, La La La knocked Daft Punk’s Get Lucky off Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, scoring the pair their first chart topping single.

Naughty Boy (real name Shahid Khan) helped launch the career of Emeli Sande. The 29-year-old from Watford produced her 2012 breakthrough album, Our Version Of Events, which has sold over 2.1 million copies in the UK.

After topping the Official Singles Chart with La La La, Sam Smith went on to win the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award at this year’s ceremony, and also topped the BBC’s Sound Of 2014 Poll. He has since had two more Number 1 singles (Money On My Mind and Stay With Me), while his debut album, In The Lonely Hour, is currently Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

"As a musician or artist to be remembered in the history of UK music is nothing but an honour and privilege," Naughty Boy told OfficialCharts.com. "I would like to thank Sam Smith and everyone involved in making this record a success."

“The fact that La La La has sold so many copies and broken so many boundaries is unbelievable,” says Sam Smith. “I was actually really worried about releasing that track because I didn’t want to be known as a featured artist. I couldn’t have been more wrong! “

“Congratulations to both Naughty Boy and Sam Smith on La La La becoming one of the UK’s biggest selling singles of all-time,” comments Martin Talbot, Chief Executive of the Official Charts Company. “It’s a fantastic achievement, and sees these young British stars rubbing shoulders with other Great Britons such as Sir Elton John, The Beatles and Queen in the Million Sellers Club.”

La La La is joined in the Million Sellers’ Club today by two other recent hits: Pitbull’s 2011 Number 1, Give Me Everything FT Ne-yo, Afrojack and Nayer, and Katy Perry’s 2010 Number 3 hit, Firework, which both also tipped over a million UK sales in recent weeks.

Elton John’s Something About The Way You Look Tonight / Candle In The Wind ’97 remains the UK’s biggest selling single of all time with 4.92 million sales to its name. Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas is in second place with 3.75 million sales, followed by Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody (2.44 million sales). The Top 5 is completed by Wings Mull Of Kintyre / Girls’ School (2.08 million sales) and John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s You’re The One That I Want (2.05 million sales).

You can see the full list of all of the UK’s 148 million selling singles below:

The UK's Official Biggest Selling Singles Of All-Time

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

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