Chart Day: Every end of year chart from 2005–2014

To mark the very last Sunday Official Chart (sniff!) we're helping Radio 1 count down the biggest songs of every year from 2005 right up to 2014.

Today is a big day in Official Chart history. Sunday 5 July marks the last ever announcement of a brand new Top 40 on a Sunday. From next week, to coincide with the launch of Global Release Day, the Official Chart will be revealed on Radio 1 by Greg James on – you've guessed it – a Friday.

It's going to be emotional. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Radio 1 are devoting all day to the Official Charts with "Chart Day", counting down the biggest hits of every year from 2005 right up to last year.

But if you're one of those people who loves a spoiler, look no further – we've got the Official End of Year Singles Chart right here.

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2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014


If you're going to be beaten to the top of the year-end charts by anyone, you're going to want it to be a million-seller.

2005 was dominated by Tony Christie and Peter Kay's (Is This The Way To) Amarillo, which spent seven weeks atop the Official Singles Chart thanks to an appearance in that year's Comic Relief. The track, which had originally reached Number 18 in 1971, sold a whopping 1.1 million copies.

He won The X Factor, but Shayne Ward had to settle for silver in the year-end chart, with his winner's single That's My Goal. Despite being on sale for just one week in 2005, Shayne racked up  874,000 sales and was Christmas Number 1 2005, plus the first chart-topper of 2006.

A little animated frog with a controversial, erm, dinkle completes our Top 3 – Crazy Frog's Axel F cover is the most successful version of the song, kept Coldplay of the top and in 2005, sold almost 525,000 copies.

James Blunt's slow burner of a summer hit You're Beautiful and Pussycat Dolls' sassy Don't Cha were debut hits for each act, and big sellers in 2005.

Madonna's disco-influenced comeback Hung Up gets her in the year-end Top 10 at Number 8 and it's a double-whammy for Comic Relief as McFly's All About You – 2005's official Comic Relief song – makes an appearance too.

And who's that down at Number 33? Why it's Rihanna making her debut – but certainly not her last showing – with Pon De Replay.

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2006 saw another chart milestone as we celebrated the first track to reach Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart on downloads alone. That song was, of course, Gnarls Barkley's Crazy, which had spent an astonishing nine weeks at the top. It sold almost 820,000 copies in 2006, and has since passed the mighty million mark.

For the second year running an X Factor winner occupied second place on the year-end chart. This year it was the turn of Leona Lewis, whose Moment Like This would take Christmas Number 1 that year too.

2006 was quite a year for lengthy chart-toppers, with third and fourth place on the year-end countdown going to Shakira's Hips Don't Lie feat. Wyclef Jean (5 weeks) and Scissor Sisters' I Don't Feel Like Dancin' (4 weeks).

The biggest selling song not to hit the top that year was Infernal's Eurodance smash From Paris To Berlin, which shifted over 300,000 copies.

Take That's triumphant return after ten years, Patience, netted them a ninth Number 1 and a Top 10 placing, just one spot above Rihanna's SOS. And it's hello to Lily Allen, whose debut single Smile just misses out on a Top 10 spot.

MORE: End of Year Official Singles Chart Top 100 – 2006 

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She was beaten to the top in 2006, but 2007 belonged to X Factor star Leona Lewis, as her post-win launch single Bleeding Love topped the end of year rundown. Leona spent seven weeks at Number 1, shifting over 787,000 copies of the track – Bleeding Love would later sail past a million.

Rihanna continued her ascent, with her mammoth chart-topper Umbrella – which spent 10 weeks at Number 1 during a washout of a summer – finishing up second with over 511,000 sales.

Making his debut was Mika, with his Number 1 Grace Kelly and other X Factor star Leon Jackson, 2007's winner, made an impression with his cover of Whitney and Mariah duet When You Believe.

Take That really were back for good: Rule The World didn't make it to Number 1 but it did finish fourth in the end of year chart after spending a month at Number 2 behind – yes, that's right – Leona. It's since gone on to take a seat in the million sellers' club.

Sugababes' top seller About You Now rounds off the Top 5, marking their final chart-topper and notching up 346,000 sales after a month-long stint at Number 1.

MORE: End of Year Official Singles Chart Top 100 – 2007

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The X Factor ruled the chart again, taking the top TWO spots on your year-end chart. Series winner Alexandra Burke scored the biggest first weeks sales of a contestant with her cover of Hallelujah, which took the festive Number 1 spot and sold just under 888,000 copies to be 2008's top seller.

Alexandra appeared again on the Number 2 top seller a cover of Mariah Carey's Hero by that year's finalists, which sold over 750,000 copies in 2008.

High profile debuts in the end of year rundown include Duffy's Mercy (3), Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl (4) and Sam Sparro's Black & Gold (10).

Biggest selling song not to top the Official Singles Chart in 2008 was slow-burning Rockstar from Nickelback. The track took 16 weeks to reach its peak of Number 2 and was rewarded with over 469,000 sales and a Top 5 year-end placing.

MORE: End of Year Official Singles Chart Top 100 – 2008

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The year we all went gaga for Lady Gaga, Mother Monster dominates 2009's best sellers chart.

Coming out on top is second single and Number 1 Poker Face, with an impressive tally of 882,000 – the song would go on to become Lady Gaga's first million-seller.

The star's debut, Just Dance, finishes in third and in the middle of this Gaga sandwich, another huge hit of the summer, Black Eyed Peas' I Gotta Feeling. The track was one of a trio of chart-toppers for the band in 2009, and all three of them make the end of year Top 10, with Boom Boom Pow at 7 and Meet Me Halfway at 10.

Cheryl Cole (as was) stepped out into the solo arena for the very first time and in the process landed a future million-seller. In 2009, however, Fight For This Love had to "make do" with 745,000 sales.

Thanks to a high-profile social media campaign, X Factor winner Joe McElderry did not score the Christmas Number 1 with his Miley Cyrus cover The Climb – that went to Rage Against The Machine's not entirely festive Killing In The Name Of. Both songs make 2009's Top 10, at 5 and 8 respectively.

MORE: End of Year Official Singles Chart Top 100 – 2009

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It may have been kept at Number 2 by four different artists, but there's no way Eminem and Rihanna's monster hit Love The Way You Lie was letting anyone else get its claws into the year-end Number 1. Spending 14 weeks in the Top 10 alone, this hot collaboration with two of pop's biggest stars sold over 854,000 copies.

The X Factor makes its traditional appearance in the end of year chart, with 2010's victor Matt Cardle selling over 814,000 copies of his Biffy Clyro reimagining, When We Collide.

2010 was the year Bruno Mars launched his assault on the Official Charts, and his first Number 1 Just The Way You Are scores some big (amazing) sales to land in third. Rihanna's strut toward world domination gathers pace in 2010's top songs – Only Girl (In The World) ends up in fourth place (in the chart), with over 710,000 sales. All these tracks would one day be million sellers.

Usher and's team-up on OMG was a big seller, with a tally of 675,000, and debut smashes from Owl City (6), Yolanda Be Cool (9) and Tinie Tempah (10) keep 2010's big 10 fresh.

MORE: End of Year Official Singles Chart Top 100 – 2010 

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You wait so many years for a million-seller to top the year-end chart and then, what do you know, along came two at once! And one of them wasn't even a Number 1!

After a show-stopping performance at that year's BRIT Awards, Adele rightly claimed 2011's top spit for herself, with the heart-rending ballad Someone Like You. With sales of over 110,000 every week for three straight weeks, Someone Like You was a million-seller within six months and closed out the year with a hefty 1.24 million sales.

And also making the seven-figure sales mark was Maroon 5's Moves Like Jagger feat. Christina Aguilera. The swivel-hipped disco banger never actually made the top spot – it was denied that honour by no fewer than seven different songs – and it was destined to be a bridesmaid yet again, despite a healthy sales haul of 1.04 million for the year.

Three songs that would end up alongside Adele and Maroon 5 on million-sellers' row completed the Top 5, with LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem (3), Jessie J's Price Tag (4) and Rihanna's We Found Love (5) all scoring multiple weeks at the top and clearing over 900,000 sales for the year.

Pitbull lands two tracks in the Top 10 with Give Me Everything with pals including NeYo and Afrojack (6) and his feature on Jennifer Lopez's On The Floor (10) giving Mr Worldwide his time to shine.

And a very first appearance for future chart milestone smasher Ed Sheeran – his Number 3 hit The A Team scores 800,000 sales to take eighth spot on the 2011 countdown.

MORE: End of Year Official Singles Chart Top 100 – 2011 

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An Olympic year with sales to match, 2012 saw another two million-sellers top the year-end chart – and both debut hits. Belgian-born star Gotye, with a little help from Kimbra, took his minimal track Somebody That I Used To Know to top of the Official Singles Chart for five weeks, spending a total of 18 weeks in the Top 10 alone. He finished as the biggest seller of the year, with over 1.31 million copies sold.

Not a million miles behind was Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen, whose worldwide smash Call Me Maybe managed a month at Number 1 and logged over 1.14 million sales in 2012.

Another debut rounds off the Top 3, with fun's We Are Young feat. Janelle Monae just falling  a few thousand short of all that all-important million.

Landing behind David Guetta & Sia (4) and X Factor winner James Arthur (5), global phenomenon, Psy, took Gangnam Style to Number 1 and sold over 877,000 copies. Sia's collaboration with Flo Rida on Wild Ones would break through 695,000 copies to score the Australian star two spots in the year-end Top 10.

2012 was another big year for Jessie J – Domino lands the star a second top 10 year-end placing – while Nicki Minaj just edges her at 7. Starships sold over 860,000 copies alone in 2012.

MORE: End of Year Official Singles Chart Top 100 – 2012 

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A big year for singles, 2013 saw FOUR singles sell a million, and one of those never even managed to top the charts.

Coming first, the track that was as big on controversy as it was on sales, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines feat. T.I. and Pharrell. Clearing a massive 1.47 million sales and spending five weeks at the top, Blurred Lines caused a storm with its racy video and what you might generously call questionable lyrics. It was the tune that got everybody talking and dancing.

At Number 2 and on 1.3 million sales, Pharrell was back again, this time featuring on Daft Punk's slice of retro-disco heaven Get Lucky.

Swedish DJ Avicii cemented his place in pop history with Wake Me Up, which scored the fastest first-week sales of 2013, clearing 1.18 million by the end of the year.

The final million-seller from Passenger didn't make it to Number 1, but it did rack up 1.03 million sales during 2013.

Sam Smith, who was set to become a very big deal in 2014, made his first chart showing with his old mate Naughty Boy on the future million-seller La La La (5), while Katy Perry made a triumphant return with a mighty Roar (6).

Pink and Justin Timberlake scored high with Just Give Me A Reason feat. Nate Ruess (8) and Mirrors (10) with sailing past 700,000 sales. Mirrors is, so far, Justin Timberlake's biggest selling single.

MORE: End of Year Official Singles Chart Top 100 – 2013 

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A big year for the Official Singles Chart, 2014 saw the introduction of streaming counting toward chart positions for the first time. The first Number 1 of the new era was Ariana Grande's Problem feat. Iggy Azalea, who finished 26th on the year-end countdown.

Top of the 2014 heap, however, is Pharrell's Happy, which occupied the Number 1 spot no fewer than three times – the first song to do so in over 50 years – and sold 1.5 million copies.

Another million-seller comes up in second, with both Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne scoring their first Number 1 with Rather Be, which shifted 1.13 million copies.

John Legend's All of Me never made it to the top of the Official Singles Chart, but it did clear a million sales and finishes third.

A few more debuts ended up being the year's top sellers. Dutch singer Mr Probz scored a huge Number 1 with Waves and is rewarded with fourth place on the countdown, while Ella Henderson laid the Ghost of X Factor to rest with her massive first single. Meghan Trainor also sneaks into the Top 10 with her debut global smash All About That Bass.

Ed Sheeran occupies no fewer than four spots on the 2014 Top 100, Thinking Out Loud comes out the highest (5) followed by Sing (12), Don't (29) and I See Fire (66)

MORE: End of Year Official Singles Chart Top 100 – 2014 

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