The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Singles of the Millennium so far revealed

Including Mark Ronson, Pharrell, Lady Gaga and three X Factor winner's single.

Pharrell Williams' has another accolade to add to his ever-growing list of achievements; Happy is officially the biggest selling single of the Millennium so far. 

As the singer and producer gears up for his performance at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival, OfficialCharts.com can confirm that Happy has now overtaken Will Young’s Pop Idol winner’s single Anything Is Possible/Evergreen as the best-selling single of the Millennium, according to a new countdown compiled by the Official Charts Company. 

Happy has sold 1.81 million since it was released in June last year as part of the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, and later as the lead single from the star’s second solo album G I R L.

Happy first hit Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart in January 2014 and has spent four non-consecutive weeks at the summit. Its highest sales week was on the third week of January in 2014, when it sold a combined total of 127,500.

Since its release, the track has racked up a weekly combined sales average of 21,000, spent 50 weeks in the Top 40 and is currently enjoying its 80th week in the Top 100. Click here to view its full, week-by-week chart history.

Pharrell makes a second appearance in the Top 5 best-selling singles of the Millennium so far at Number 3, as a guest feature on Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. The song, which was released in June 2013 and has sold 1.63 million, logged five weeks at Number 1 and was the best-selling single of that year.

Adele takes fourth place on the list with Someone Like You. The track, which has sold 1.57 million, spent five weeks at Number 1 following an emotional BRIT Awards performance in February 2011.

Completing the Top 5 is Maroon 5’s Christina Aguilera collaboration Moves Like Jagger. The song has shifted 1.5 million copies since its release in August 2011 and is one of a very small group of million-selling songs to have missed the top spot (it logged eight weeks at Number 2).

Notable entries further down the list (all 40 of which have sold over 1 million) are Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk, which spent seven weeks at Number 1 in 2014/2015, has sold 1.39 million copies to date, while three X Factor winner’s singles  makes the Top 40: Alexandra Burke’s Hallelujah (17), James Arthur’s Impossible (18), Shayne Ward’s That’s My Goal (33).

The Official Biggest Selling Singles of the Millennium so far are:

1 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
2 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN WILL YOUNG
3 BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL
4 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE
5 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA
6 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA
7 I GOTTA FEELING BLACK EYED PEAS
8 GET LUCKY DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS
9 WAKE ME UP AVICII
10 UPTOWN FUNK MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS
11 IT WASN'T ME SHAGGY FT RIKROK
12 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS
13 UNCHAINED MELODY GARETH GATES
14 SEX ON FIRE KINGS OF LEON
15 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
16 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) BRUNO MARS
17 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE
18 IMPOSSIBLE JAMES ARTHUR
19 GANGNAM STYLE PSY
20 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY
21 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO/LAUREN BENNETT/GOONROCK
22 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
23 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FT BOB
24 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FT RIHANNA
25 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
26 LET HER GO PASSENGER
27 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS BAND AID 20
28 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE
29 POKER FACE LADY GAGA
30 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA
31 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
32 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
33 THAT'S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD
34 CRAZY GNARLS BARKLEY
35 BLEEDING LOVE LEONA LEWIS
36 PURE AND SIMPLE HEARSAY
37 CHASING CARS SNOW PATROL
38 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN
39 USE SOMEBODY KINGS OF LEON
40 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC

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