Biggest Songs of Every Year
2016: Drake feat. Wizkid and Kyla - One Dance. Drake's 15-week chart topper got the music world talking in 2016.
2015: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk.
2014: Pharrell Williams – Happy. The track was the first song in 57 years to hit Number 1 on three separate occasions.
2013: Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines.
2012: Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know.
2011: Adele – Someone Like You.
2010: Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie. Best-seller of the year, but did not top the Official Singles Chart.
2009: Lady Gaga – Poker Face.
2008: Alexandra Burke – Hallelujah.
2007: Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love.
2006: Gnarls Barkley – Crazy. The first track to hit Number 1 on downloads alone.
2005: (Is This The Way To) Amarillo – Tony Christie feat. Peter Kay.
2004: Band Aid 20 – Do They Know It's Christmas.
2003: Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love.
2002: Will Young – Evergreen. The fastest-selling debut single ever.
2001: Shaggy – It Wasn't Me.
2000: Bob The Builder – Can We Fix It.
1999: Britney Spears – Baby One More Time.
1998: Cher – Believe. The biggest selling single by a female solo artist of all time in the UK.
1997: Candle In The Wind/Something About The Way You Look Tonight – Elton John. Officially the UK's biggest selling single of all time.
1996: Fugees – Killing Me Softly.
1995: Robson & Jerome – Unchained Melody. The second time this song (or a version of it) has been the top selling single of the year.
1994: Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around. Spent a whopping 15 weeks at Number 1.
1993: Meatloaf – I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That).
1992: Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You. Spent 10 weeks at the top and was also 1992's Christmas Number 1.
1991: Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. Still holds the record for the longest consecutive run at Number 1 – 16 weeks.
1990: Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody. Re-released thanks to the movie Ghost, this would be the first of two times a version of this song would finish as the top selling song of the year.
1989: Black Box – Ride On Time.
1988: Mistletoe and Wine – Cliff Richard. Also the Official Christmas Number 1 for this year.
1987: Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up.
1986: The Communards – Don't Leave Me This Way.
1985: Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love. Jennifer was the first female solo artist to score the biggest selling single of the year in 31 years.
1984: Band Aid – Do They Know It's Christmas?
1983: Culture Club – Karma Chameleon.
1982: Dexy's Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen.
1981: Soft Cell – Tainted Love.
1980: The Police – Don't Stand So Close To Me.
1979: Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes.
1978: Boney M – Rivers of Babylon/Brown Girl in the Ring.
1977: Wings – Mull Of Kintyre.
1976: Brotherhood of Man – Save Your Kisses For Me. Won the Eurovision Song Contest.
1975: Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby.
1974: Mud – Tiger Feet.
1973: Dawn – Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.
1972: Royal Scots Dragoon Guards – Amazing Grace.
1971: George Harrison – My Sweet Lord.
1970: Elvis Presley – The Wonder of You. His fourth year-end Number 1.
1969: Archies – Sugar Sugar.
1968: Beatles – Hey Jude. The Fab Four's third and final year-end best seller.
1967: Engelbert Humperdinck – Release Me.
1966: Tom Jones – Green Green Grass of Home.
1965: Ken Dodd – Tears.
1964: Beatles – Can't Buy Me Love.
1963: Beatles – She Loves You.
1962: Frank Ifield – I Remember You.
1961: Elvis Presley Wooden Heart.
1960: Elvis Presley – It's Now Or Never.
1959: Cliff Richard – Living Doll.
1958: Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock.
1957: Paul Anka – Diana.
1956: Pat Boone – I'll Be Home.
1955: Slim Whitman – Rose Marie.
1954: Doris Day – Secret Love. It would be another 31 years until another female solo artist scored the biggest selling single of the year.
1953: Frankie Laine – I Believe.
1952: Vera Lynn – Auf Wiederseh'n (Sweetheart).