By Dan Lane
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart, every weekend our good friends at MTV will be counting down some very special Top 60s. Today at midday, they will be revealing the Top 60 biggest-selling debut singles of the 21st Century.
Pop Idol winner Will Young leads the charge with his 2002 double A-side single Anything Is Possible / Evergreen being crowned the biggest-selling debut single of the 21st Century. In its first week on sale, it sold a staggering 1.1 million copies, and has shifted nearly 1.8 million copies to date.
Will’s fellow Pop Idol finalist Gareth Gates is at Number 2 with his version of Unchained Melody, which was made famous by The Righteous Brothers in 1965, and later Robson & Jerome in 1995. Gareth’s version, which was also released in 2002, sold 850,000 in its first week on sale and has sold over 1.3 million copies to date.
2008 X Factor winner Alexandra Burke is at Number 3 with her cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. Gotye FT Kimbra’s Somebody That I Used To Know is at Number 4, and Bruno Mars completes the Top 5 with Just the Way You Are (Amazing) at Number 5.
You can view the Top 10 below, but be sure to tune into MTV at 12 (midday) today to see the full Top 60 countdown!
|01||ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN||WILL YOUNG|
|02||UNCHAINED MELODY||GARETH GATES|
|04||SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW||GOTYE FT KIMBRA|
|05||JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING)||BRUNO MARS|
|06||THAT'S MY GOAL||SHAYNE WARD|
|07||PURE AND SIMPLE||HEARSAY|
|09||CAN WE FIX IT||BOB THE BUILDER|
|10||WHEN WE COLLIDE||MATT CARDLE|
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