Clean Bandit’s Rather Be hits 1 million UK sales!

The classical crossover quartet claim the first million-selling single released in 2014. Plus: See the UK's biggest selling singles of all-time!

Rather Be by Clean Bandit has now sold over a million copies in the UK, the Official Charts Company can confirm.

The track, which also features the vocals of north London singer/songwriter Jess Glynne, has become one of the UK’s biggest selling singles of all time.

Rather Be is only the 149th track to reach this sales milestone since the Official Singles Chart began in November, 1952, and now sits alongside the likes of Sir Elton John’s Candle In The Wind ‘97, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and The BeatlesShe Loves You in the Million Sellers Club.

Rather Be is the seventh track to cross over the million copies sales threshold this year, but only the first track released in 2014 to do so.

“One million is such a mental, massive number!”

“It’s just so hard to believe!” Clean Bandit’s Neil Amin-Smith tells OfficialCharts.com. “It’s amazing to be mentioned in the same breath as people like Elton John, The Beatles and Queen. One million is such a mental, massive number.”

“There’s no way we could have predicted what’s happened,” he adds. “A year ago we were having a great time doing what we were doing, but we were a million miles away from these kinds of numbers. It’s just crazy to think that Rather Be has performed like it has.

“Thank you all so much! People can’t even begin to imagine how amazing it feels for us when we can play the song and everyone sings it back at us. And I can’t quite believe that there are people still buying it now, it’s insane to imagine, but thanks to them too, the latecomers!”

“It’s insane to imagine there are people still buying it now!”

Released at the end of January, Rather Be spent four consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart. It also became the fastest-selling single of 2014 so far, shifting an incredible 163,000 copies during its first week of sale. At the time of writing, Rather Be has spent 25 weeks in the Top 40.

As well as being a million seller, Rather Be is also the most streamed track of 2014 so far, too. To date, it has been played over 26 million times on audio streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer, Napster and O2 Tracks.

You can see the full list of all of the UK’s 149 million selling singles below:

The UK's Official Biggest Selling Singles Of All-Time

1 SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK
TONIGHT/CANDLE IN THE WIND 97
ELTON JOHN
2 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY QUEEN
4 MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS' SCHOOL WINGS
5 YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
6 RELAX FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
7 RIVERS OF BABYLON/BROWN GIRL IN THE RING BONEY M
8 SHE LOVES YOU THE BEATLES
9 LOVE IS ALL AROUND WET WET WET
10 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD BONEY M
11 UNCHAINED MELODY/(THERE'LL BE
BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER
ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN
12 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU STEVIE WONDER
13 BARBIE GIRL AQUA
14 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND THE BEATLES
15 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN WILL YOUNG
16 BELIEVE CHER
17 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU BRYAN ADAMS
18 LAST CHRISTMAS/EVERYTHING SHE WANTS WHAM!
19 IMAGINE JOHN LENNON
20 SUMMER NIGHTS JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
21 I'LL BE MISSING YOU PUFF DADDY & FAITH EVANS
22 TWO TRIBES FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
23 DON'T YOU WANT ME? HUMAN LEAGUE
24 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON
25 BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL
26 PERFECT DAY VARIOUS ARTISTS
27 THREE LIONS BADDIEL & SKINNER & LIGHTNING SEEDS
28 CAN'T BUY ME LOVE THE BEATLES
29 EYE OF THE TIGER SURVIVOR
30 MY HEART WILL GO ON CELINE DION
31 ...BABY ONE MORE TIME BRITNEY SPEARS
32 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE
33 TEARS KEN DODD
34 KARMA CHAMELEON CULTURE CLUB
35 GANGSTA'S PARADISE COOLIO FEATURING L.V.
36 YMCA VILLAGE PEOPLE
37 CARELESS WHISPER GEORGE MICHAEL
38 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FEATURING CHRISTINA AGUILERA
39 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FEATURING KIMBRA
40 (WE'RE GONNA) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS
41 THE POWER OF LOVE JENNIFER RUSH
42 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER THE SEEKERS
43 I FEEL FINE THE BEATLES
44 I GOTTA FEELING BLACK EYED PEAS
45 KILLING ME SOFTLY FUGEES
46 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/DAY TRIPPER THE BEATLES
47 WONDERWALL OASIS
48 GET LUCKY DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS
49 RELEASE ME ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
50 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
51 COME ON EILEEN DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
52 IT WASN'T ME SHAGGY FEATURING RIKROK
53 WANNABE SPICE GIRLS
54 UNCHAINED MELODY GARETH GATES
55 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FEATURING CALVIN HARRIS
56 THINK TWICE CELINE DION
57 NEVER EVER ALL SAINTS
58 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY
59 WAKE ME UP AVICII
60 TAINTED LOVE SOFT CELL
61 SEX ON FIRE KINGS OF LEON
62 HEART OF GLASS BLONDIE
63 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
64 IT'S LIKE THAT RUN-D.M.C. VS JASON NEVINS
65 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE
66 IMPOSSIBLE JAMES ARTHUR
67 IT'S NOW OR NEVER ELVIS PRESLEY
68 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE
69 DIANA PAUL ANKA
70 GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME TOM JONES
71 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) BRUNO MARS
72 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO FEATURING LAUREN BENNETT AND GOONROCK
73 GANGNAM STYLE PSY
74 BRIGHT EYES ART GARFUNKEL
75 BLUE MONDAY NEW ORDER
76 HEARTBEAT/TRAGEDY STEPS
77 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FEATURING B.O.B
78 MARY'S BOY CHILD HARRY BELAFONTE
79 EARTH SONG MICHAEL JACKSON
80 THE LAST WALTZ ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
81 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE
82 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 20
83 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FEATURING RIHANNA
84 ANGELS ROBBIE WILLIAMS
85 STRANGER ON THE SHORE MR ACKER BILK AND HIS PARAMOUNT JAZZ BAND
86 SATURDAY NIGHT WHIGFIELD
87 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
88 DON'T GIVE UP ON US DAVID SOUL
89 SPACEMAN BABYLON ZOO
90 TORN NATALIE IMBRUGLIA
91 POKER FACE LADY GAGA
92 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE GARY GLITTER
93 NO MATTER WHAT BOYZONE
94 GHOSTBUSTERS RAY PARKER JR.
95 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA
96 2 BECOME 1 SPICE GIRLS
97 LET HER GO PASSENGER
98 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
99 I BELIEVE/UP ON THE ROOF ROBSON & JEROME
100 I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING AEROSMITH
101 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) PINK FLOYD
102 TELETUBBIES SAY "EH-OH!" TELETUBBIES
103 THAT'S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD
104 I REMEMBER YOU FRANK IFIELD
105 HEY JUDE THE BEATLES
106 BLUE (DA BA DEE) EIFFEL 65
107 BACK FOR GOOD TAKE THAT
108 PURE AND SIMPLE HEAR'SAY
109 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
110 I FEEL LOVE DONNA SUMMER
111 DANCING QUEEN ABBA
112 CRAZY GNARLS BARKLEY
113 BLEEDING LOVE LEONA LEWIS
114 UNCHAINED MELODY THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
115 RIDE ON TIME BLACK BOX
116 THE YOUNG ONES CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS
117 FAME IRENE CARA
118 USE SOMEBODY KINGS OF LEON
119 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL
120 I WILL SURVIVE GLORIA GAYNOR
121 STAND & DELIVER ADAM AND THE ANTS
122 UPTOWN GIRL BILLY JOEL
123 SAILING ROD STEWART
124 CHASING CARS SNOW PATROL
125 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN
126 SUGAR SUGAR THE ARCHIES
127 WHITE CHRISTMAS BING CROSBY
128 CAN WE FIX IT? BOB THE BUILDER
129 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT TIGHT FIT
130 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY
131 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
132 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE CHERYL COLE
133 MYSTERIOUS GIRL PETER ANDRE FEATURING BUBBLER RANX
134 BAD ROMANCE LADY GAGA
135 I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING THE NEW SEEKERS
136 WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE
137 DIAMONDS RIHANNA
138 WHOLE AGAIN ATOMIC KITTEN
139 DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE
140 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE SHOWADDYWADDY
141 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA JULIE COVINGTON
142 EYE LEVEL THE SIMON PARK ORCHESTRA
143 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE DAWN FEATURING TONY ORLANDO
144 ROLLING IN THE DEEP ADELE
145 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL LITTLE JIMMY OSMOND
146 GIVE ME EVERYTHING PITBULL FEATURING NE-YO, AFROJACK AND NAYER
147 FIREWORK KATY PERRY
148 LA LA LA NAUGHTY BOY FT SAM SMITH
149 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNEH

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