By Dan Lane
As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Official Singles Chart, Steve Lamacq challenged his listeners to come up with unusual subjects for an Official Top 10.
In turn, we agreed to mine the Official Charts Company’s sales data, and come up with some Official Top 10s, no matter how weird. Yesterday (Tuesday, November 13) Steve revealed The Official Top 10 Singles With One Word In The Title.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s 1983 smash Relax, which is the seventh biggest selling single of all time, tops the chart with sales of over two million copies. Cher’s Believe is in second place. Released in 1998, to date it has sold 1.74 million copies, and is the sixteenth biggest selling single of all time.
At Number 3 is John Lennon’s 1975 hit, Imagine (1.6 million copies), while Ken Dodd’s Tears is at Number 4. Released in 1965, Tears has sold over 1.52 million copies to date, and is the 28th biggest selling single of all time. Spice Girls complete the Top 5 with Wannabe. Technically, ‘wannabe’ is a morph of three words, ‘want to be’, but since it’s made it into the dictionary, we’ve allowed it in this chart.
The Official Top 10 Singles With One Word In The Title is as follows:
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