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

01/10/2014

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

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Songs by Pharrell Williams, Clean Bandit and John Legend revealed as the UK’s top selling songs of 2014 so far. Plus, Magic claim the third quarter’s best seller and Idina Menzel’s Let It Go smashes half a million sales.

Canadian rockers Magic with their Number 1 hit Rude, have come out on top in the Official Charts Company’s list of the UK’s official best sellers of the third quarter of 2014, while Happy by Pharrell Williams remains the biggest selling single of 2014 for a third quarter in a row, OfficialCharts.com can reveal.

Rude, the reggae-infused summer anthem, topped the Official Singles Chart back in August and has sold 419,000 copies over past quarter, firing it straight into the Top 20 of the year to date at Number 16.

Just behind Magic is rising star Ella Henderson who rings in the second biggest-selling song of quarter 3 with her debut outing Ghost. Ghost spent two weeks at Number 1 upon its June release and is now perched just outside the Top 5 biggest sellers of the year in sixth place with total sales of 639,000 (351,000 of those were sold in the quarter).

Check out the rest of the biggest sellers of quarter 3 below: 

1 RUDE MAGIC
2 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON
3 PROBLEM ARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA
4 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
5 AM I WRONG NICO & VINZ
6 CRAZY STUPID LOVE CHERYL COLE FT TINIE TEMPAH
7 PRAYER IN C LILLY WOOD & ROBIN SCHULZ
8 SHAKE IT OFF TAYLOR SWIFT
9 IT'S MY BIRTHDAY WILL I AM FT CODY WISE
10 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH

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Overall, Pharrell Williams’ Happy, which was recently crowned as the most downloaded track of all time having sold 1.65 million copies according to Official Charts Company data, continues to lead the way as the biggest song of 2014.

Happy, which was originally released in summer 2013 as part of the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, pushed past the one million sales mark in March and has racked up sales of 1.42 million this year alone. The track earned Pharrell his third million-selling single in the UK in less than a year after Get Lucky (with Daft Punk) and Blurred Lines (with Robin Thicke and TI). The sales feat has only previously been achieved by The Beatles.

Meanwhile, Classical-pop quartet Clean Bandit are in second place with Rather Be FT Jess Glynne. The Cambridge-based group sold a massive 163,000 copies of the song during its first week on sale, becoming the biggest weekly sale for a January Number 1 single Babylon Zoo’s Spaceman in 1996. Rather Be has now sold 1.1 million copies.

John Legend’s All Of Me remains the third biggest-seller of 2014, selling 885,000 copies this year (898,000 in total). The heartfelt ballad, which was written for his wife Christine Teigen, has spent a mammoth 18 weeks in the Official Singles Chart Top 10 this year.

The Top 5 is completed by Mr Probz’s Waves, which climbs a place to Number 4 in the year-to-date Top 40 with sales of 758,000, and Pitbull FT Kesha’s Timber is at 5 having shifted 726,000.

Elsewhere, Sam Smith’s Stay With Me climbs seven places from the previous quarter to Number 7 (sales of 549,000), while Idina Menzel’s Frozen movie theme Let It Go has now smashed through the half a million sales barrier, breaking into the Top 10.

Despite having the lowest chart peak of the year-to-date top performers, peaking at Number 11, Let It Go from Disney movie Frozen has continued to sell and sell, to the tune of 504,000 copies. Idina’s recording has not dropped out of the Top 75 since it entered the Official Singles Chart last December, or 42 weeks ago, a proven favourite in the homes of the nation!

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 WAVES MR PROBZ
5 TIMBER PITBULL FT KESHA
6 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON
7 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
8 MY LOVE ROUTE 94 FT JESS GLYNNE
9 NOBODY TO LOVE SIGMA
10 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
11 HIDEAWAY KIESZA
12 DARK HORSE KATY PERRY FT JUICY J
13 SING ED SHEERAN
14 MONEY ON MY MIND SAM SMITH
15 I GOT U DUKE DUMONT FT JAX JONES
16 RUDE MAGIC
17 SUMMER CALVIN HARRIS
18 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
19 HEY BROTHER AVICII
20 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN RITA ORA
21 PROBLEM ARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA
22 FEELIN' MYSELF WILL I AM/CYRUS/KHALIFA
23 SAY SOMETHING A GREAT BIG WORLD/AGUILERA
24 FANCY IGGY AZALEA FT CHARLI XCX
25 HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU ELLIE GOULDING
26 ONLY LOVE CAN HURT LIKE THIS PALOMA FAITH
27 TRUMPETS JASON DERULO
28 THE MAN ALOE BLACC
29 LOYAL CHRIS BROWN/LIL WAYNE/TYGA
30 AM I WRONG NICO & VINZ
31 SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
32 READY FOR YOUR LOVE GORGON CITY FT MNEK
33 DRUNK IN LOVE BEYONCE FT JAY-Z
34 GECKO (OVERDRIVE) OLIVER HELDENS & BECKY HILL
35 DANGEROUS LOVE FUSE ODG FT SEAN PAUL
36 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC
37 CRAZY STUPID LOVE CHERYL COLE FT TINIE TEMPAH
38 CRYING FOR NO REASON KATY B
39 WIGGLE JASON DERULO FT SNOOP DOGG
40 STAY HIGH TOVE LO

© 2014 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

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