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The Official Top 150 Biggest Selling Singles Of the 21st Century revealed!

08/05/2012

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The Official Top 150 Biggest Selling Singles Of the 21st Century revealed!

By Dan Lane

As part of a special day of Bank Holiday programming, yesterday (Monday, May 7) BBC Radio 1 revealed the Official Top 150 Biggest Selling Singles Of the 21st Century.

The mammoth countdown kicked off at 7am with Reggie Yates, host of the Official Chart Show, and continued into Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills’ shows, leaving Official Update presenter Greg James to reveal the final Top 40.

Former Pop Idol contestant Will Young topped the chart with his debut release, Anything Is Possible / Evergreen, which has clocked up nearly 1.8 million sales to date. February of this year marked the 10th anniversary of the single's release and  Young beating bookies favourite Gareth Gates to win the finale of the hit reality TV series.

“Ten years ago I won Pop Idol. Since then I have still not achieved my dream of a Tupperware range. Life can be cruel...” commented Young on his Twitter.

Adele, whose second album, 21, recently overtook sales of Michael Jackson’s Thriller to become the UK’s fifth biggest selling album of all-time, took second place with Someone Like You. The track, which was the second single to be lifted from 21, has sold a staggering 1,348,000 copies to date.

With 1,342,000 sales under its belt, Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates was in third place with his cover of Alex North, Hy Zaret and Todd Duncan’s 1955 hit Unchained Melody. The track was made famous by The Righteous Brothers some ten years later and became the theme song of 1990 film, Ghost. The Black Eyed PeasDavid Guetta-produced 2009 smash, I Gotta Feeling, was Number 4 in the countdown with sales of 1,289,000, while Shaggy’s 2001 former Number 1, It Wasn’t Me, completed the Top 5 with sales of 1,255,000.

The full Official Top 150 Biggest Selling Singles Of the 21st Century chart is as follows:

01 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN WILL YOUNG
02 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE
03 UNCHAINED MELODY GARETH GATES
04 I GOTTA FEELING BLACK EYED PEAS
05 IT WASN'T ME SHAGGY FT RIKROK
06 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA
07 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY
08 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE
09 SEX ON FIRE KINGS OF LEON
10 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS BAND AID 20
11 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE
12 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) BRUNO MARS
13 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS
14 POKER FACE LADY GAGA
15 THAT'S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD
16 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO/LAUREN BENNETT/GOONROCK
17 PURE AND SIMPLE HEARSAY
18 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FT BOB
19 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FT RIHANNA
20 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA
21 BLEEDING LOVE LEONA LEWIS
22 CRAZY GNARLS BARKLEY
23 CAN WE FIX IT BOB THE BUILDER
24 WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE
25 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE CHERYL COLE
26 WHOLE AGAIN ATOMIC KITTEN
27 BAD ROMANCE LADY GAGA
28 HERO ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
29 GIVE ME EVERYTHING PITBULL/NE-YO/AFROJACK/NAYER
30 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA
31 JUST DANCE LADY GAGA
32 USE SOMEBODY KINGS OF LEON
33 FORGET YOU CEE LO GREEN
34 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN
35 A MOMENT LIKE THIS LEONA LEWIS
36 ROLLING IN THE DEEP ADELE
37 GRENADE BRUNO MARS
38 CHASING CARS SNOW PATROL
39 RULE THE WORLD TAKE THAT
40 DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' JOURNEY
41 FIREWORK KATY PERRY
42 STAN EMINEM
43 HERO X FACTOR FINALISTS
44 ON THE FLOOR JENNIFER LOPEZ FT PITBULL
45 MEET ME HALFWAY BLACK EYED PEAS
46 DILEMMA NELLY FT KELLY ROWLAND
47 THE CLIMB JOE MCELDERRY
48 JAR OF HEARTS CHRISTINA PERRI
49 MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE ADELE
50 IN FOR THE KILL LA ROUX
51 PASS OUT TINIE TEMPAH
52 WHAT'S MY NAME RIHANNA FT DRAKE
53 UMBRELLA RIHANNA FT JAY-Z
54 HEY BABY DJ OTZI
55 PARADISE COLDPLAY
56 UPTOWN GIRL WESTLIFE
57 DON'T STOP MOVIN' S CLUB 7
58 LOSE YOURSELF EMINEM
59 PURE SHORES ALL SAINTS
60 WE NO SPEAK AMERICANO YOLANDA BE COOL VS D CUP
61 TEENAGE DIRTBAG WHEATUS
62 CALIFORNIA GURLS KATY PERRY FT SNOOP DOGG
63 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
64 RUN LEONA LEWIS
65 OMG USHER FT WILL I AM
66 BAD BOYS ALEXANDRA BURKE FT FLO RIDA
67 WHO LET THE DOGS OUT BAHA MEN
68 EARTHQUAKE LABRINTH FT TINIE TEMPAH
69 FIREFLIES OWL CITY
70 KILLING IN THE NAME RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
71 AIRPLANES BOB FT HAYLEY WILLIAMS
72 SEXY AND I KNOW IT LMFAO
73 BOOM BOOM POW BLACK EYED PEAS
74 WHEREVER YOU ARE MILITARY WIVES/GARETH MALONE
75 YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL JAMES BLUNT
76 EMPIRE STATE OF MIND JAY-Z FT ALICIA KEYS
77 YOUR SONG ELLIE GOULDING
78 MAD WORLD MICHAEL ANDREWS FT GARY JULES
79 EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (PART II) ALICIA KEYS
80 IF I WERE A BOY BEYONCE
81 WHERE IS THE LOVE BLACK EYED PEAS
82 SEXY CHICK DAVID GUETTA FT AKON
83 WHENEVER WHEREVER SHAKIRA
84 S&M RIHANNA
85 IT FEELS SO GOOD SONIQUE
86 DYNAMITE TAIO CRUZ
87 HIPS DON'T LIE SHAKIRA FT WYCLEF JEAN
88 BROKEN STRINGS JAMES MORRISON/NELLY FURTADO
89 ROCKSTAR NICKELBACK
90 TELEPHONE LADY GAGA FT BEYONCE
91 I KISSED A GIRL KATY PERRY
92 WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL ONE DIRECTION
93 HUMAN KILLERS
94 BORN THIS WAY LADY GAGA
95 PATIENCE TAKE THAT
96 THE TIME (DIRTY BIT) BLACK EYED PEAS
97 MERCY DUFFY
98 SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND GIRLS ALOUD
99 ROCK DJ ROBBIE WILLIAMS
100 TIK TOK KESHA
101 HOT N COLD KATY PERRY
102 THE LAZY SONG BRUNO MARS
103 GOOD FEELING FLO RIDA
104 SHE SAID PLAN B
105 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE S CLUB 7
106 NUMBER 1 TINCHY STRYDER FT N-DUBZ
107 SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT) BEYONCE
108 A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION ELVIS VS JXL
109 RUDE BOY RIHANNA
110 BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE CHRIS BROWN FT BENNY BENASSI
111 VIVA LA VIDA COLDPLAY
112 I NEED A DOLLAR ALOE BLACC
113 LOW FLO RIDA FT T-PAIN
114 EVERYBODY HURTS HELPING HAITI
115 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL
116 DOMINO JESSIE J
117 CAN'T FIGHT THE MOONLIGHT LEANN RIMES
118 CHANGED THE WAY YOU KISS ME EXAMPLE
119 GROOVEJET (IF THIS AIN'T LOVE) SPILLER
120 YOU'VE GOT THE LOVE FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
121 THE KETCHUP SONG (ASEREJE) LAS KETCHUP
122 WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER DAVID GUETTA FT KELLY ROWLAND
123 BONKERS DIZZEE RASCAL/VAN HELDEN
124 VALERIE MARK RONSON FT AMY WINEHOUSE
125 F**K IT (I DON'T WANT YOU BACK) EAMON
126 HEAVEN DJ SAMMY & YANOU FT DO
127 WRITTEN IN THE STARS TINIE TEMPAH FT ERIC TURNER
128 LEGO HOUSE ED SHEERAN
129 DO IT LIKE A DUDE JESSIE J
130 LEAVE RIGHT NOW WILL YOUNG
131 ANGEL SHAGGY FT RAYVON
132 WITHOUT ME EMINEM
133 I'M YOURS JASON MRAZ
134 DANCE WIV ME DIZZEE RASCAL/HARRIS/CHROME
135 HALO BEYONCE
136 HUNG UP MADONNA
137 HEART SKIPS A BEAT OLLY MURS FT RIZZLE KICKS
138 IRIS GOO GOO DOLLS
139 GRACE KELLY MIKA
140 DANCE WITH ME TONIGHT OLLY MURS
141 SWEAT SNOOP DOGG
142 I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCIN' SCISSOR SISTERS
143 AMERICAN BOY ESTELLE FT KANYE WEST
144 ANYONE OF US (STUPID MISTAKE) GARETH GATES
145 THE MAN WHO CAN'T BE MOVED SCRIPT
146 IGNITION REMIX R KELLY
147 DON'T CHA PUSSYCAT DOLLS FT BUSTA RHYMES
148 PAPARAZZI LADY GAGA
149 APOLOGIZE TIMBALAND PTS ONEREPUBLIC
150 AXEL F CRAZY FROG

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