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The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles Of 2014 so far!

02/07/2014

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The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles Of 2014 so far! (Pictured: Pharrell Williams - Happy)

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Pharrell Williams, Clean Bandit, and John Legend revealed as the UK’s top selling singles artists during the first half of 2014.

Happy by Pharrell Williams remains the UK’s biggest selling single for a second quarter in a row, according to the Official Charts Company’s sales data.

Taken from the soundtrack to Despicable Me 2, Happy was released last summer. However, it didn’t start gaining sales momentum until December, where it became an unexpected entrant in the annual Christmas Number 1 race. Happy peaked at Number 2 behind X Factor winner Sam Bailey’s Skyscraper, and climbed to the top spot a week later.

In March of this year, Happy broke through the one million copies sales threshold, earning Pharrell his third million-selling UK single in less than a year; a sales feat only The Beatles had achieved before him. His other two million sellers are Blurred Lines (with Robin Thicke and TI) and Get Lucky (with Daft Punk), which are, respectively, the two biggest selling singles of 2013.

At the time of writing, Happy has clocked up four non-consecutive weeks at the Official Singles Chart summit, and 30 weeks in the Top 40 with sales of 1.29 million copies this year (1.52 million, total).

Classical crossover quartet Clean Bandit are in second place with Rather Be FT Jess Glynn. The London-based group – brothers Jack and Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Neil Amin-Smith – knocked Pharrell WilliamsHappy off the top of the Official Singles Chart at the end of January.

Rather Be became the fastest-selling single of 2014 so far, shifting an incredible 163,000 copies during its first week of sale. It was also the biggest weekly sale for a January Number 1 since Babylon Zoo’s Spaceman in 1996. Rather Be spent four consecutive weeks at Number 1, and has sold over 977,000 copies to date.

John Legend’s All Of Me climbs seven places to Number 3 in the Year To Date Top 40. The heartfelt ballad was written for his wife, model Christine Teigen, and has spent a staggering 18 weeks in the Official Singles Chart Top 10. All Of Me has sold nearly 702,000 copies this year, 715,000 total.

The Top 5 is completed by Pitbull and Ke$ha’s Timber (Number 4 with 691,000 sales) and Waves by Dutch hip-hop star Mr Probz (Number 5 with 577,000 sales).

The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles Of 2014

1 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
2 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
3 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
4 TIMBER PITBULL FT KESHA
5 WAVES MR PROBZ
6 MY LOVE ROUTE 94 FT JESS GLYNNE
7 DARK HORSE KATY PERRY FT JUICY J
8 NOBODY TO LOVE SIGMA
9 MONEY ON MY MIND SAM SMITH
10 HIDEAWAY KIESZA
11 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
12 I GOT U DUKE DUMONT FT JAX JONES
13 HEY BROTHER AVICII
14 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
15 FEELIN' MYSELF WILL I AM/CYRUS/KHALIFA
16 SUMMER CALVIN HARRIS
17 TRUMPETS JASON DERULO
18 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON
19 THE MAN ALOE BLACC
20 SAY SOMETHING A GREAT BIG WORLD/AGUILERA
21 HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU ELLIE GOULDING
22 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN RITA ORA
23 SING ED SHEERAN
24 READY FOR YOUR LOVE GORGON CITY FT MNEK
25 DRUNK IN LOVE BEYONCE FT JAY-Z
26 CRYING FOR NO REASON KATY B
27 SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
28 FANCY IGGY AZALEA FT CHARLI XCX
29 LOYAL CHRIS BROWN/LIL WAYNE/TYGA
30 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC
31 STAY HIGH TOVE LO
32 TSUNAMI (JUMP) DVBBS & BORGEOUS/TINIE TEMPAH
33 MAGIC COLDPLAY
34 STAY THE NIGHT ZEDD FT HAYLEY WILLIAMS
35 ONLY LOVE CAN HURT LIKE THIS PALOMA FAITH
36 RIPTIDE VANCE JOY
37 I'M A FREAK ENRIQUE IGLESIAS FT PITBULL
38 MILLION POUND GIRL (BADDER THAN BAD) FUSE ODG
39 BRAVEHEART NEON JUNGLE
40 DIBBY DIBBY SOUND DJ FRESH/JAY FAY/MS DYNAMITE

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