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List of million-selling singles in the United Kingdom

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"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets was the first single to sell 1 million copies in the UK.
"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets was the first single to sell 1 million copies in the UK.

The definition of a million-selling single, as regarded by the Official Charts Company (OCC), has changed in line with new technology for music consumption. Originally only physical record sales were counted since the start of the UK Singles Chart in November 1952. Digital downloads of a track were included from 2004 onwards and from 2014 onwards BPI-certified awards (Silver, Gold and Platinum) and the weekly charts include audio streaming.[1][2] In 2017, the OCC included streaming in their definition of a million-seller and published a full list of the 311 songs which had achieved this.[3] Certified awards can also include shipments (sales to trade).[4][5][6] The OCC and Music Week regularly announce when a record becomes a million seller.[7][8][9]

History

In 1959, British periodical Disc introduced an initiative to present a Gold record to singles that sold more than 1 million units.[10] Information about when a record was classified Gold by Disc is "not well documented", and the awards relied on record companies correctly compiling and supplying sales information.[10] This led to errors, such as The Shadows' instrumental "Apache" and The Archies' "Sugar, Sugar" incorrectly being awarded a gold disc in January 1970.[nb 1] Such inaccuracies led to the instigation of an official classification system.[10] In April 1973, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) began classifying singles and albums by the number of units sold. The highest threshold is "Platinum record" and was then awarded to singles that sold more than 1 million units.[11] For singles released after 1 January 1989, the number of sales required to qualify for Platinum, Gold and Silver records was dropped to 600,000 units (Platinum), 400,000 units (Gold) and 200,000 units (Silver).[11][12] In February 1987, the BPI introduced multi-Platinum awards so that if a single sold 1,200,000 units it was classified as double Platinum, 1,800,000 units as triple Platinum, etc.[12]

Digital downloads have been counted towards singles sales from 2004 onwards:[13] the first single to achieve a million digital sales was "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas.[14] Additionally, audio streaming has been included in the official chart and BPI awards since 30 June 2014, at a rate of 100 streams representing one unit sale;[2] however, the OCC still compiles a 'sales' (only) chart.[15]

In 1963, the Beatles' song "She Loves You" became the best-selling single of all time in the UK.[16] This record was broken in 1977 when Paul McCartney's subsequent band Wings surpassed it with "Mull of Kintyre", which also became the first song to sell 2 million copies in the UK.[17] In 1984, Band Aid released the charity-record "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in response to the famine in Ethiopia; it sold 1 million copies in the first week and soon became the best-selling single.[18][19] This record was broken in 1997, following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, when Elton John released "Candle in the Wind 1997", a re-write of the Marilyn Monroe tribute released in 1973. Selling more than 650,000 copies on its first day on sale and more than 1.5 million in its first week, it quickly became the UK's best-selling single.[18][20][21] It was classified by the BPI as 9× Platinum (5.4 million) in October 1997, but more recent reports by the OCC put its total sales at 4.93 million.[3]

Million-selling singles (paid-for sales)

The following list is restricted to paid-for sales since the inception of a UK chart in 1952. Unless stated otherwise, sales figures from the OCC are correct as of 19 September 2017.[3] At this date, the OCC started recording million-sellers using combined sales (including streaming), but published the paid-for sales figures as well.

As of February 2020, 178 singles have sold 1 million copies in the UK.[22][23] Of these, 112 were originally released in the 20th century (70 of them selling 1 million before the year 2000)[8] and the remainder were released between 2000 and 2014. The most recently released single to become a million-seller is "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars,[24] which was released in December 2014 and passed a million sales ten weeks later in February 2015. Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" is the earliest release: originally 1942, although only sales from 1952 onwards are counted. The year in which the most million-sellers were released is 2011, with fifteen; while a record 40 releases in the 2010s have sold a million copies.[23]

Artist Single (two songs separated by / denotes a double A-side) Date released[nb 2] Date certified
Platinum
Date sold
1 million
[nb 3]
Copies sold[nb 4] Order in which songs reached
1 million
Bing Crosby "White Christmas" 1942[26] N/A 2010–12 1,047,349 117
Bill Haley & His Comets "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" December 1954[27] N/A 1955[28] 1,439,196 1[28]
Paul Anka "Diana" August 1957[29] N/A 1957 1,253,486
Harry Belafonte "Mary's Boy Child" October 1957[30] N/A 1957 1,187,752
Elvis Presley
with The Jordanaires
"It's Now or Never" October 1960[30] N/A 1960 1,272,271
Acker Bilk "Stranger on the Shore" November 1961[29] N/A 1961 1,186,534
Cliff Richard and The Shadows "The Young Ones" January 1962[29] N/A 1962 1,068,368
Frank Ifield "I Remember You" June 1962[29] N/A 1962 1,106,190
The Beatles "She Loves You" August 1963[31] N/A 1963 1,922,275
Gerry and the Pacemakers "You'll Never Walk Alone" October 1963 N/A 2016[32] 1,011,244 165[32]
The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" November 1963[31] N/A 1963 1,810,829
The Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" March 1964[31] N/A 1964 1,547,454
The Beatles "I Feel Fine" November 1964[31] N/A 1964 1,423,196
The Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody" July 1965
October 1990 (re-issue)
1 November 1990 2004–10[33] 1,101,570
Ken Dodd "Tears" August 1965[29] N/A 1965 1,523,690
The Seekers "The Carnival Is Over" October 1965[29] N/A 1965 1,426,218
The Beatles "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" December 1965[31] N/A 1965 1,402,308
Tom Jones "Green, Green Grass of Home" November 1966[34] N/A 1966 1,257,737
Engelbert Humperdinck "Release Me" January 1967[35] N/A 1967 1,384,673
Engelbert Humperdinck "The Last Waltz" August 1967[35] N/A 1967 1,184,163
The Beatles "Hey Jude" August 1968 N/A 2010–12 1,141,635 116
Frank Sinatra "My Way" March 1969[36] N/A 2018[37] 1,000,000 176-177[37][38]
The Archies "Sugar, Sugar" October 1969[30] N/A 2004–10[nb 1] 1,040,461
The New Seekers "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" December 1971[41] N/A 2004–10[42] 1,016,440
Simon Park Orchestra "Eye Level" November 1972 1 January 1978 1978 1,008,481
Little Jimmy Osmond "Long Haired Lover from Liverpool" November 1972[43] N/A 2004–10[44] 1,006,661
Tony Orlando and Dawn "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" February 1973 N/A 2010–12 1,011,658 118
Gary Glitter "I Love You Love Me Love" November 1973 1 January 1974 1973 1,146,051
Slade "Merry Xmas Everybody" December 1973 1 December 1980 1980 1,306,566
Rod Stewart "Sailing" September 1975 N/A[nb 5] 2010–12 1,064,038 120
Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"
"Bohemian Rhapsody" / "These Are the Days of Our Lives"
October 1975
November 1991
1 January 1976
1 December 1991
1975[nb 6] 2,540,604
John Lennon "Imagine" October 1975 1 February 1981 1981 1,714,351
Showaddywaddy "Under the Moon of Love" November 1976 N/A[nb 5] 2010–12 1,014,475 121
Brotherhood of Man "Save Your Kisses for Me" March 1976 1 May 1976 1976 1,025,364
Elton John and Kiki Dee "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" June 1976 N/A[nb 5] 2013[46] 1,029,242 134[46]
ABBA "Dancing Queen" August 1976 21 June 2019 2004–10[40] 1,133,288
Julie Covington "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" November 1976 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[47] 1,032,296
David Soul "Don't Give Up on Us" December 1976 1 February 1977 1976 1,167,371
Donna Summer "I Feel Love" July 1977 N/A 2012[48] 1,127,511 115
Wings "Mull of Kintyre" / "Girls' School" November 1977 1 December 1977 1978 2,086,183
Boney M. "Rivers of Babylon" / "Brown Girl in the Ring"dagger April 1978 1 May 1978 1978 2,032,656
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John "You're the One That I Want" May 1978 1 July 1978 1978 2,072,035
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John "Summer Nights" September 1978 1 October 1978 1979 1,640,672
Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive" October 1978 N/A[nb 5] 2010–12 1,082,038 119
Boney M. "Mary's Boy Child – Oh My Lord" November 1978 1 December 1978 1978 1,885,274
Village People "Y.M.C.A." November 1978 1 January 1979 1979 1,513,677
Ian Dury and the Blockheads "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" November 1978 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[8] 1,129,369
Blondie "Heart of Glass January 1979 1 February 1979 1979 1,322,316
Art Garfunkel "Bright Eyes" January 1979 1 May 1979 1979 1,222,230
Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)" November 1979 1 January 1980 2004–10 1,146,548
Adam and the Ants "Stand and Deliver" May 1981 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[8] 1,060,856
Soft Cell "Tainted Love" July 1981 5 July 2019 1981 1,356,094
The Human League "Don't You Want Me" November 1981 1 January 1982 1982 1,637,503
Journey "Don't Stop Believin'" December 1981 22 July 2013 2014[49] 1,105,177 151[49]
Tight Fit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" January 1982 N/A[nb 5] 2010–12 1,045,051 122
Dexy's Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express "Come On Eileen" June 1982 1 September 1982 1982 1,425,474
Irene Cara "Fame" June 1982 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[40] 1,079,222
Survivor "Eye of the Tiger" July 1982 1 December 2014 2004–10[40] 1,650,293
New Order "Blue Monday" March 1983 7 June 2019 April 2005 1,239,137
UB40 "Red Red Wine" August 1983 23 November 2018 2014[49] 1,063,106 150[49]
Culture Club "Karma Chameleon" September 1983 1 October 1983 1983 1,528,498
Billy Joel "Uptown Girl" September 1983 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[50] 1,066,141
Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Relax" October 1983 1 March 1984 1984 2,066,230
Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Two Tribes" June 1984 1 June 1984 1984 1,629,287
George Michael "Careless Whisper" July 1984 1 September 1984 1984 1,523,852
Stevie Wonder "I Just Called to Say I Love You" August 1984 1 September 1984 1984 1,874,225
Ray Parker, Jr. "Ghostbusters" August 1984 N/A[nb 5] 2004–10[40] 1,170,587
Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas?" November 1984 1 December 1984 1984 3,802,066
Wham! "Last Christmas" / "Everything She Wants" December 1984 1 January 1985 1985 1,825,115
Jennifer Rush "The Power of Love" May 1985 1 November 1985 1985 1,456,087
Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up" July 1987 3 April 2020 2018[51] 1,002,000[51] 172–175[51]
The Pogues
featuring Kirsty MacColl
"Fairytale of New York" December 1987 22 July 2013 2012[52] 1,217,112 126[52]
Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan "Especially for You" November 1988 N/A[nb 5] 2014[53] 1,008,057 154[53]
Black Box "Ride On Time" August 1989 1 October 1989 2004–10[54] 1,092,718
Bryan Adams "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" June 1991 1 August 1991 1991 1,848,154
Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" October 1992 1 December 1992 1993 1,642,360
Wet Wet Wet "Love Is All Around" May 1994 1 June 1994 1994 1,898,790
Whigfield "Saturday Night" September 1994 1 September 1994 1994 1,193,115
Celine Dion "Think Twice" October 1994 1 January 1995 1994 1,374,888
Mariah Carey "All I Want for Christmas Is You" December 1994 19 December 2013 2013[55] 1,172,436 142[55]
Robson Green & Jerome Flynn "Unchained Melody" / "White Cliffs of Dover" May 1995 May 1995 1995 1,867,755
Take That "Back for Good" March 1995 1 April 1995 2004–10[8] 1,119,470
Peter Andre
featuring Bubbler Ranx
"Mysterious Girl" September 1995 1 August 1996 2013[46] 1,040,672 135[46]
Coolio
featuring L.V.
"Gangsta's Paradise" October 1995 1 November 1995 1995 1,585,504
Robson Green & Jerome Flynn "I Believe" / "Up on the Roof" October 1995 1 November 1995 1995 1,121,703
Oasis "Wonderwall" October 1995 1 January 1996 2004–10[56] 1,502,270 172–175[51]
Michael Jackson "Earth Song" November 1995 1 December 1995 1995 1,210,297
Babylon Zoo "Spaceman" January 1996 1 January 1996 1996 1,161,286
Oasis "Don't Look Back in Anger" February 1996 1 April 1996 2018[51] 1,000,000[51] 172–175[51]
Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds "Three Lions"
"3 Lions '98"
June 1996
June 1998
1 July 1996
3 July 1998
1998[nb 7] 1,577,260
Fugees "Killing Me Softly June 1996 1 June 1996 1996 1,457,641
Spice Girls "Wannabe" July 1996 1 August 1996 1996 1,385,211
Spice Girls "2 Become 1" December 1996 1 December 1996 1996 1,137,775
No Doubt "Don't Speak" February 1997 22 July 2013 2015[57] 1,017,532 163[57]
Puff Daddy and Faith Evans
featuring 112
"I'll Be Missing You" June 1997 1 July 1997 1997 1,663,303
Elton John "Candle in the Wind 1997" /
"Something About the Way You Look Tonight"
September 1997 1 September 1997 1997 4,935,426
Aqua "Barbie Girl" October 1997 7 November 1997 1997 1,844,310
Natalie Imbruglia "Torn" October 1997 12 December 1997 2004–10[58] 1,197,721
Various artists "Perfect Day" November 1997 21 November 1997 1997 1,550,017
All Saints "Never Ever" November 1997 5 December 1997 1998 1,363,504
Teletubbies "Teletubbies say "Eh-oh!"" December 1997 12 December 1997 1997 1,110,708
Robbie Williams "Angels" December 1997 6 February 1998 2009–10 1,228,319
Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On" February 1998 27 February 1998 1998 1,583,276
Run-DMC vs. Jason Nevins "It's Like That" March 1998 27 March 1998 1998 1,322,898
Goo Goo Dolls "Iris" April 1998 22 July 2013 2020[59] 1,030,000[59] 178[59]
Boyzone "No Matter What" August 1998 7 August 1998 1998 1,157,952
Aerosmith "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" September 1998 22 July 2013 2012[60] 1,190,480 113[60]
Cher "Believe" October 1998 30 October 1998 1998 1,826,573
Steps "Heartbeat" / "Tragedy" November 1998 8 January 1999 1999 1,212,288
Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" February 1999 19 February 1999 1999 1,558,054
Lou Bega "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of ...)" August 1999 September 1999 2014[61] 1,029,722 155[61]
Eiffel 65 "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" September 1999 8 October 1999 2000-02 1,130,082
Bob the Builder "Can We Fix It?" December 2000 15 December 2000 2001 1,029,644
Atomic Kitten "Whole Again" February 2001 2 March 2001 2013[46] 1,021,465 131[46]
Shaggy
featuring Rikrok
"It Wasn't Me" February 2001 2 March 2001 2001[62] 1,428,204
Hear'Say "Pure and Simple" March 2001 30 March 2001 2001[62] 1,100,356
Kylie Minogue "Can't Get You Out of My Head" September 2001 28 September 2001 2002[63] 1,195,229
Enrique Iglesias "Hero" January 2002 15 March 2002 2015[64] 1,036,015 159[64]
Will Young "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" February 2002 1 March 2002 2002[65] 1,795,213
Gareth Gates "Unchained Melody" March 2002 22 March 2002 2002 1,345,850
Eminem "Lose Yourself" December 2002 22 July 2013 2015[57] 1,077,213 162[57]
The Black Eyed Peas "Where Is the Love?" June 2003 October 2003 2017[57] 1,018,056 168–170[3]
The Killers "Mr. Brightside" May 2004 22 July 2013 2018[37] 1,010,000[37] 176-177[37]
Band Aid 20 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" November 2004 17 December 2004 2004 1,184,396
Tony Christie
featuring Peter Kay
"(Is This the Way to) Amarillo" March 2005 8 April 2005 2005 1,354,478
Shayne Ward "That's My Goal" December 2005 13 January 2006 2006[66] 1,112,671
Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" April 2006 26 May 2006 2010–11[8][67] 1,131,184 104[67]
Snow Patrol "Chasing Cars" July 2006 22 July 2013 2013[68] 1,159,099 139[68]
Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love" October 2007 18 January 2008 2010[69] 1,114,596 103[69]
Take That "Rule the World" October 2007 22 July 2013 2014[49] 1,070,725 152[49]
Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" September 2008 22 July 2013 2010[9] 1,386,171 101[9]
Adele "Make You Feel My Love" October 2008 22 April 2011 2017 1,002,171 168–170[3]
Kings of Leon "Use Somebody" December 2008 22 July 2013 2013[70] 1,115,392 133[46]
Alexandra Burke "Hallelujah" December 2008 16 January 2009 2009[7] 1,310,017
Lady Gaga "Poker Face" April 2009 7 January 2010 2010[9] 1,180,377 102[9]
The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" July 2009 7 January 2010 2010[8] 1,477,778 100[8]
Cheryl Cole "Fight for This Love" October 2009 14 May 2010 2012[71] 1,040,958 125[71]
Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" October 2009 20 August 2013 2013[72] 1,045,372 138[72]
Eminem
featuring Rihanna
"Love the Way You Lie" July 2010 22 July 2013 2011[73] 1,258,763 107[73]
CeeLo Green "Fuck You" August 2010 January 2011 2017 1,002,504 168–170[3]
Bruno Mars "Just the Way You Are (Amazing)" September 2010 2 August 2011 2011[67] 1,331,684 106[67]
Rihanna "Only Girl (In the World)" October 2010 7 January 2011 2011[74] 1,162,460 108[74]
Katy Perry "Firework" November 2010 11 March 2011 2014[75] 1,091,743 147[75]
Matt Cardle "When We Collide" December 2010 22 July 2013 2012[76] 1,017,149 123[76]
Bruno Mars "Grenade" January 2011 22 July 2013 2018[77] 1,000,000[77] 171[77]
Adele "Rolling in the Deep" January 2011 24 June 2011 2014[78] 1,086,347 144[78]
Adele "Someone like You" January 2011 1 April 2011 2011[67] 1,644,597 105[67]
Jessie J
featuring B.o.B
"Price Tag" January 2011 13 May 2011 2012[79] 1,228,371 111[79]
LMFAO
featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
"Party Rock Anthem" January 2011 22 July 2013 2012[80] 1,284,335 110[80]
Pitbull
featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
"Give Me Everything" March 2011 16 September 2011 2014[75] 1,048,500 146[75]
Christina Perri "Jar of Hearts" May 2011 22 July 2013 2016[81] 1,018,874 164[81]
Ed Sheeran "The A Team" June 2011 28 October 2011 2013[46] 1,118,825 132[46]
LMFAO "Sexy and I Know It" July 2011 22 July 2013 2018[51] 1,000,000[51] 172–175[51]
Maroon 5
featuring Christina Aguilera
"Moves like Jagger" August 2011 22 July 2013 2011[82] 1,536,041 109
Coldplay "Paradise" September 2011 4 July 2014 2018[51] 1,000,000[51] 172–175[51]
Rihanna
featuring Calvin Harris
"We Found Love" September 2011 22 July 2013 2012[83] 1,415,416 112[83]
One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful" September 2011 15 February 2013 2016[84] 1,010,042 167[84]
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
"Somebody That I Used to Know" December 2011 22 July 2013 2012[48] 1,515,527 114[48]
David Guetta
featuring Sia
"Titanium" December 2011 10 August 2012 2013[85] 1,300,566 130[85]
Nicki Minaj "Starships" February 2012 22 July 2013 2016[32] 1,162,065 166[32]
fun.
featuring Janelle Monáe
"We Are Young" April 2012 22 July 2013 2013[86] 1,145,195 128[86]
Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" April 2012 22 July 2013 2012[71] 1,358,631 124[71]
Passenger "Let Her Go" July 2012 28 June 2013 2013[87] 1,243,336 141[87]
Psy "Gangnam Style" August 2012 22 July 2013 2013[88] 1,304,437 129[88]
Rihanna "Diamonds" September 2012 15 February 2013 2014[78] 1,098,959 145[78]
Swedish House Mafia
featuring John Martin
"Don't You Worry Child" October 2012 22 July 2013 2015[64] 1,050,457 160[64]
James Arthur "Impossible" December 2012 15 February 2013 2013[89] 1,310,169 127[89]
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
"Get Lucky" April 2013 22 July 2013 2013[46] 1,471,356 136[46]
Naughty Boy
featuring Sam Smith
"La La La" May 2013 22 July 2013 2014[75] 1,070,199 148[75]
Robin Thicke
featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams
"Blurred Lines" May 2013 22 July 2013 2013[90] 1,667,615 137[90]
OneRepublic "Counting Stars" June 2013 23 November 2013 2014[91] 1,132,526 153[91]
Avicii "Wake Me Up!" July 2013 9 August 2013 2013[68] 1,483,346 140[68]
John Legend "All of Me" August 2013 30 May 2014 2015[92] 1,259,708 156[92]
Katy Perry "Roar" September 2013 1 November 2013 2015[93] 1,112,787 157[93]
Pharrell Williams "Happy" November 2013 24 January 2014 2014[94] 1,921,805 143[94]
Clean Bandit
featuring Jess Glynne
"Rather Be" January 2014 7 March 2014 2014[15] 1,283,122 149[15]
Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud" June 2014 14 November 2014 2015[64] 1,219,184 161[64]
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
"Uptown Funk" December 2014 6 January 2015 2015[24] 1,647,310 158[24]

daggerAlthough "Brown Girl in the Ring" was listed as the B-side, it received extensive airplay, which caused the single to peak in the charts for a second time.

Artists with the most million-selling singles

Twenty-three artists have had at least two million-selling singles in the UK (if John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are counted as one artist), but only six artists have had more than two: The Beatles, who have six; Rihanna, who has four (including one as a featured artist); Adele, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams and Lady Gaga, who all have three (including one for Mars as a featured artist and two for Williams as a featured artist).

Artist No. of
million-sellers
Songs
The Beatles 6 "She Loves You", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Can't Buy Me Love", "I Feel Fine",
"Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out", "Hey Jude"
Rihanna 4† "Love the Way You Lie", "Only Girl (In the World)", "We Found Love", "Diamonds"
Adele 3 "Make You Feel My Love", "Rolling in the Deep", "Someone like You"
Bruno Mars 3† "Just the Way You Are (Amazing)", "Grenade", "Uptown Funk"
Pharrell Williams 3† "Get Lucky", "Blurred Lines", "Happy"
Boney M. 2 "Rivers of Babylon" / "Brown Girl in the Ring", "Mary's Boy Child – Oh My Lord"
The Black Eyed Peas 2 "Where Is the Love?", "I Gotta Feeling"
Celine Dion 2 "My Heart Will Go On", "Think Twice"
Ed Sheeran 2 "The A Team", "Thinking Out Loud"
Elton John 2 "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Candle in the Wind 1997"
Eminem 2 "Lose Yourself", "Love the Way You Lie"
Engelbert Humperdinck 2 "Release Me", "The Last Waltz"
Frankie Goes to Hollywood 2 "Relax", "Two Tribes"
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John 2‡ "You're the One That I Want", "Summer Nights"
Katy Perry 2 "Firework", "Roar"
Kings of Leon 2 "Sex on Fire", "Use Somebody"
Kylie Minogue 2 "Especially for You", "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
Lady Gaga 2 "Poker Face", "Bad Romance"
LMFAO 2 "Party Rock Anthem", "Sexy and I Know It"
Oasis 2 "Wonderwall", "Don't Look Back in Anger"
Robson & Jerome 2 "I Believe" / "Up on the Roof", "Unchained Melody" / "White Cliffs of Dover"
Spice Girls 2 "Wannabe", "2 Become 1"
Take That 2 "Back for Good", "Rule the World"
  • dagger Includes featured performances
  • double-dagger Duets

Songs with 1 million combined sales

This is a list of singles which have reached a million combined sales when streaming is taken into account (100 streams equivalent to one download or physical sale). In addition to those 175 listed above, at least 137 songs have achieved one million combined sales, according to a list published by the OCC in September 2017.[3] Nineteen of these were released before 2000 and twenty-seven in 2015. The most combined sales (and only song with over 2 million streaming equivalent sales) without a million traditional sales, is "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran.

In the full list of 312 songs with combined sales over a million, Rihanna features as a named artist on 10 and Sheeran features on 9.

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Artist Single Date released[nb 8] Date certified Platinum Copies sold Streaming sales Combined sales
The Beatles "Help!" July 1965 N/A 987,769 51,019 1,038,788
Frank Sinatra "My Way" March 1969 N/A 991,563 55,991 1,047,554
George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" January 1971 N/A 960,561 54,578 1,015,139
Rod Stewart "Reason to Believe" / "Maggie May" July 1971 N/A 928,882 99,112 1,027,994
John Lennon and Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band
with the Harlem Community Choir
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" December 1971 27 December 2019 937,801 85,084 1,022,885
Stevie Wonder "Superstition" January 1973 26 August 2016 460,000 650,000 1,110,000[95]
Bee Gees "How Deep Is Your Love" September 1977 N/A 963,471 52,051 1,015,522
The Jam "Town Called Malice" / "Precious" January 1982 23 August 2019 931,196 133,602 1,064,797
Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" January 1983 3 March 2017 843,050 252,869 1,095,919
David Bowie "Let's Dance" March 1983 N/A 908,867 155,360 1,064,227
Lionel Richie "Hello" February 1984 N/A 964,623 67,679 1,032,302
Shakin' Stevens "Merry Christmas Everyone" December 1985 5 January 2018 855,675 176,416 1,032,090
Starship "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" March 1987 N/A 957,336 103,849 1,061,185
Mark Morrison "Return of the Mack" March 1996 1 May 1996 921,665 111,534 1,033,198
Will Smith "Men in Black" August 1997 1 August 1997 961,805 48,759 1,010,565
B*Witched "C'est la Vie" June 1998 1 July 1998 927,535 77,032 1,004,568
Eminem
featuring Dido
"Stan" December 2000 15 December 2000 953,053 196,492 1,149,545
Wheatus "Teenage Dirtbag" February 2001 22 July 2013 924,964 234,043 1,159,007
Nelly
featuring Kelly Rowland
"Dilemma" October 2002 25 October 2002 933,965 176,126 1,110,091
R. Kelly "Ignition (Remix)" May 2003 22 July 2013 767,829 487,222 1,255,050
Kanye West
featuring Jamie Foxx
"Gold Digger" August 2005 4 July 2014 649,157 362,163 1,011,321
Coldplay "Fix You" September 2005 4 July 2014 727,508 318,738 1,046,246
Shakira
featuring Wyclef Jean
"Hips Don't Lie" June 2006 22 July 2013 795,563 250,928 1,046,491
The Fray "How to Save a Life" January 2007 22 July 2013 748,702 319,381 1,068,082
Rihanna
featuring Jay-Z
"Umbrella" May 2007 12 December 2008 869,597 171,399 1,040,996
Jason Mraz "I'm Yours" March 2008 22 July 2013 830,946 371,728 1,202,674
Coldplay "Viva la Vida" April 2008 23 November 2012 860,580 317,442 1,178,022
Beyoncé "Halo" February 2009 22 July 2013 760,027 295,025 1,055,052
Owl City "Fireflies" January 2010 22 July 2013 844,895 163,452 1,008,347
Tinie Tempah "Pass Out" March 2010 11 March 2011 917,533 173,967 1,091,500
Jennifer Lopez
featuring Pitbull
"On the Floor" March 2011 22 July 2013 919,643 90,280 1,009,923
Labrinth
featuring Tinie Tempah
"Earthquake" October 2011 22 July 2013 936,842 131,143 1,067,985
Christina Perri "A Thousand Years" November 2011 22 July 2013 844,044 285,467 1,129,511
Ed Sheeran "Lego House" November 2011 22 July 2013 811,534 293,051 1,104,585
Imagine Dragons "Radioactive" February 2012 22 July 2013 692,497 598,387 1,290,884
The Lumineers "Ho Hey" March 2012 22 July 2013 890,096 317,186 1,207,282
Rudimental
featuring John Newman
"Feel the Love" May 2012 22 July 2013 907,979 264,573 1,172,552
Maroon 5
featuring Wiz Khalifa
"Payphone" June 2012 22 July 2013 859,932 173,821 1,033,753
The Script
featuring will.i.am
"Hall of Fame" August 2012 22 July 2013 829,898 294,584 1,124,481
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
featuring Wanz
"Thrift Shop" September 2012 14 June 2013 841,728 203,738 1,045,466
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
featuring Ray Dalton
"Can't Hold Us" October 2012 11 October 2013 760,854 460,757 1,221,610
Bruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven" November 2012 22 July 2013 863,122 246,329 1,109,451
Labrinth
featuring Emeli Sandé
"Beneath Your Beautiful" December 2012 22 July 2013 963,449 197,914 1,161,363
Pink
featuring Nate Ruess
"Just Give Me a Reason" February 2013 22 July 2013 851,173 219,664 1,070,836
Bastille "Pompeii" March 2013 7 November 2013 959,693 749,011 1,708,704
Rudimental
featuring Ella Eyre
"Waiting All Night" April 2013 27 February 2015 790,626 301,268 1,091,893
Arctic Monkeys "Do I Wanna Know?" June 2013 7 February 2015 459,623 575,455 1,035,078
John Newman "Love Me Again" June 2013 27 December 2013 804,466 250,831 1,055,297
Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais "Summertime Sadness" July 2013 4 July 2014 652,060 364,386 1,016,446
Ellie Goulding "Burn" August 2013 3 January 2014 785,459 320,272 1,105,731
Ellie Goulding "How Long Will I Love You?" August 2013 6 June 2014 776,390 228,482 1,004,872
Avicii "Hey Brother" September 2013 23 May 2014 711,296 314,200 1,025,496
George Ezra "Budapest" September 2013 10 October 2014 761,988 866,882 1,628,870
Hozier "Take Me to Church" September 2013 13 February 2015 934,466 1,017,851 1,952,317
Eminem
featuring Rihanna
"The Monster" October 2013 7 March 2014 696,280 363,633 1,059,913
Magic! "Rude" October 2013 17 October 2014 596,606 506,388 1,102,994
Vance Joy "Riptide" November 2013 3 April 2015 424,836 721,599 1,146,436
Idina Menzel "Let It Go" November 2013 2 December 2013 817,522 442,630 1,260,153
Pitbull
featuring Kesha
"Timber" December 2013 27 February 2015 817,206 474,155 1,291,361
Mr Probz "Waves" February 2014 4 July 2014 933,555 757,402 1,690,957
Route 94
featuring Jess Glynne
"My Love" March 2014 4 July 2014 594,828 407,241 1,002,069
Sia "Chandelier" March 2014 27 February 2015 661,055 860,819 1,521,874
Sam Smith "Stay with Me" April 2014 22 August 2014 834,622 832,637 1,667,260
Ed Sheeran "Sing" April 2014 20 June 2014 671,626 667,036 1,338,662
James Bay "Let It Go" May 2014 5 February 2016 338,543[96] 972,413[96] 1,310,956[96]
Sam Smith "I'm Not the Only One" May 2014 23 January 2015 507,375 603,131 1,110,507
Ella Henderson "Ghost" May 2014 20 June 2014 860,629 533,046 1,393,675
Ed Sheeran "Don't" June 2014 13 February 2015 399,001 674,153 1,073,154
Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz "Prayer in C" July 2014 1 January 2015 471,505 530,711 1,002,215
Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj "Bang Bang" July 2014 30 January 2015 554,197 544,591 1,098,788
Meghan Trainor "All About That Bass" August 2014 14 November 2014 884,347 493,444 1,377,790
Taylor Swift "Shake It Off" August 2014 28 November 2014 962,045 222,251 1,184,296
Maroon 5 "Sugar" August 2014 5 June 2015 499,025 699,682 1,198,708
Ariana Grande "One Last Time" August 2014 9 June 2017 373,318 644,752 1,018,070
James Bay "Hold Back the River" November 2014 1 May 2015 674,185[96] 924,017[96] 1,598,202[96]
Kygo
featuring Conrad Sewell
"Firestone" December 2014 18 September 2015 368,736 700,133 1,068,869
Ellie Goulding "Love Me Like You Do" January 2015 8 January 2015 823,581 677,205 1,500,786
Fetty Wap "Trap Queen" January 2015 23 October 2015 316,087 779,095 1,095,181
Rihanna
featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney
"FourFiveSeconds" January 2015 8 May 2015 521,572 478,597 1,000,169
Years & Years "King" January 2015 5 June 2015 547,326 744,835 1,292,162
Skrillex and Diplo
featuring Justin Bieber
"Where Are Ü Now" February 2015 28 August 2015 389,654 848,976 1,238,630
Major Lazer
featuring DJ Snake and
"Lean On" March 2015 17 July 2015 508,189 1,122,573 1,630,762
Wiz Khalifa
featuring Charlie Puth
"See You Again" March 2015 22 May 2015 725,538 750,415 1,475,954
Jess Glynne "Hold My Hand" March 2015 26 June 2015 599,567 661,809 1,261,377
Omi "Cheerleader" April 2015 15 May 2015 861,086 1,057,439 1,918,526
The Weeknd "The Hills" May 2015 4 December 2015 402,281 850,674 1,252,956
Jason Derulo "Want to Want Me" May 2015 21 August 2015 517,338 709,925 1,227,263
Major Lazer
featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG
"Light It Up" May 2015 6 May 2016 243,603 886,372 1,129,975
Little Mix "Black Magic" May 2015 13 November 2015 511,452 602,663 1,114,114
Ed Sheeran "Photograph" May 2015 25 September 2015 386,001 961,965 1,347,966
Lost Frequencies "Are You with Me" June 2015 4 September 2015 472,916 704,534 1,177,449
Walk the Moon "Shut Up and Dance" June 2015 2 October 2015 561,532 804,348 1,365,879
Zara Larsson "Lush Life" June 2015 22 April 2016 364,088 1,044,625 1,408,713
The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face" June 2015 6 November 2015 399,177 900,528 1,299,644
Calvin Harris
featuring Disciples
"How Deep Is Your Love" July 2015 30 October 2015 428,914 859,413 1,288,326
Justin Bieber "What Do You Mean?" September 2015 13 November 2015 533,581 1,320,256 1,853,837
Shawn Mendes "Stitches" September 2015 27 May 2016 462,447 1,083,740 1,546,188
Zara Larsson and MNEK "Never Forget You" September 2015 19 February 2016 286,487 797,993 1,084,480
DNCE "Cake by the Ocean" September 2015 8 July 2016 387,666 700,763 1,088,430
Adele "Hello" October 2015 13 November 2015 948,618 906,431 1,855,050
Justin Bieber "Sorry" October 2015 4 December 2015 724,188 1,443,719 2,167,907
Justin Bieber "Love Yourself" October 2015 5 January 2016 718,549 1,340,666 2,059,215
Coldplay "Adventure of a Lifetime" November 2015 15 April 2016 358,763 667,486 1,026,248
Coldplay "Hymn for the Weekend" December 2015 8 July 2016 285,453 850,515 1,135,968
Jonas Blue
featuring Dakota
"Fast Car" January 2016 8 April 2016 375,295 857,590 1,232,886
Zayn "Pillowtalk" January 2016 22 April 2016 279,742 725,346 1,005,089
Lukas Graham "7 Years" January 2016 11 March 2016 653,657 1,054,211 1,707,868
Rihanna
featuring Drake
"Work" February 2016 8 April 2016 320,615 979,179 1,299,794
Mike Posner "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" February 2016 15 April 2016 481,827 1,112,294 1,594,122
Fifth Harmony "Work from Home" February 2016 27 May 2016 327,487 882,415 1,209,902
The Chainsmokers
featuring Daya
"Don't Let Me Down" February 2016 2 September 2017 274,575 961,855 1,236,430
Kungs vs. Cookin' on 3 Burners "This Girl" February 2016 19 August 2016 378,758 732,577 1,111,335
Shawn Mendes "Treat You Better" March 2016 21 October 2016 234,717 807,200 1,041,918
Neiked "Sexual" March 2016 13 January 2017 232,032 787,850 1,019,882
Sia "Cheap Thrills" March 2016 13 May 2016 517,082 1,247,640 1,764,721
Calum Scott "Dancing On My Own" March 2016 26 August 2016 564,531 799,103 1,363,635
Drake
featuring Wizkid and Kyla
"One Dance" April 2016 13 May 2016 553,973 1,791,007 2,344,981
Drake
featuring Rihanna
"Too Good" April 2016 12 August 2016 217,917 950,620 1,168,538
Calvin Harris
featuring Rihanna
"This Is What You Came For" May 2016 24 June 2016 472,496 1,029,796 1,502,292
Justin Timberlake "Can't Stop the Feeling!" May 2016 15 July 2016 619,672 896,803 1,516,475
Major Lazer
featuring Justin Bieber and
"Cold Water" July 2016 16 September 2016 290,821 1,028,294 1,319,114
The Chainsmokers
featuring Halsey
"Closer" July 2016 16 September 2016 399,659 1,192,591 1,592,250
James Arthur "Say You Won't Let Go" September 2016 4 November 2016 441,807 1,043,327 1,485,134
DJ Snake
featuring Justin Bieber
"Let Me Love You" August 2016 21 October 2016 278,911 882,940 1,161,851
The Weeknd
featuring Daft Punk
"Starboy" September 2016 16 December 2016 260,561 921,864 1,182,426
Little Mix "Shout Out to My Ex" October 2016 30 December 2016 373,706 697,130 1,070,835
Clean Bandit "Rockabye" October 2016 30 December 2016 472,156 901,941 1,374,097
Rag'n'Bone Man "Human" November 2016 17 February 2017 521,543 747,730 1,269,274
Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" January 2017 3 February 2017 764,737[97] 2,241,667[97] 3,006,404[97]
Ed Sheeran "Castle on the Hill" January 2017 10 February 2017 478,716 1,192,607 1,671,322
Ed Sheeran "Galway Girl" March 2017 21 April 2017 246,524 952,547 1,199,071
Clean Bandit
featuring Zara Larsson
"Symphony" March 2017 26 May 2017 264,440 802,053 1,066,492
French Montana
featuring Swae Lee
"Unforgettable" April 2017 14 July 2017 148,756 857,998 1,006,754
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
featuring Justin Bieber
"Despacito" April 2017 2 June 2017 566,425 1,334,174 1,900,599

Since the publication of the 'millionaires' by the Official Charts Company in September 2017, many other songs have been revealed as 'millionaires' through announcements on their website as well as the announcement by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) of BPI Brit Certified Awards. Songs which have been awarded a 2x Platinum award have combined sales in excess of 1.2 million copies. The following songs have achieved a multi-platinum certification from the BPI since September 2017:

Artist Single Date released[nb 9] Date certified Platinum
Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way" February 1977 22 September 2017
Electric Light Orchestra "Mr. Blue Sky" January 1978 24 November 2017
Queen "Don't Stop Me Now" February 1979 10 June 2016
Toto "Africa" January 1983 15 September 2017
Bryan Adams "Summer of '69" August 1985 9 December 2016
Bon Jovi "Livin' on a Prayer" October 1986 15 April 2016
Whitney Houston "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" May 1987 9 February 2018
Fleetwood Mac "Everywhere" March 1988 12 January 2018
Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child o' Mine" August 1988 28 August 2015
Tracy Chapman "Fast Car" April 1988 11 July 2014
Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" November 1991 14 August 2015
East 17 "Stay Another Day" November 1994 1 December 1994
Faithless "Insomnia" November 1995 31 July 2015
Robert Miles "Children" February 1996 1 April 1996
Blackstreet
featuring Dr. Dre
"No Diggity" September 1996 15 April 2016
The Verve "Bitter Sweet Symphony" June 1997 22 July 2013
TLC "No Scrubs" March 1999 23 August 1999
Toploader "Dancing in the Moonlight" February 2000 12 September 2014
Coldplay "Yellow" June 2000 9 October 2015
Eminem "The Real Slim Shady" July 2000 18 July 2014
Nickelback "How You Remind Me" March 2002 9 August 2013
Eminem "Without Me" May 2002 22 July 2013
50 Cent "In da Club" March 2003 12 September 2014
The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army" April 2003 3 February 2017
Evanescence "Bring Me to Life" June 2003 22 July 2013
Beyoncé
featuring Jay-Z
"Crazy in Love" July 2003 6 March 2015
Outkast "Hey Ya!" November 2003 1 May 2015
Usher
featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris
"Yeah!" March 2004 15 August 2014
Maroon 5 "She Will Be Loved" September 2004 3 February 2017
Jay-Z & Linkin Park "Numb/Encore" December 2004 7 February 2015
James Blunt "You're Beautiful" May 2005 22 July 2013
Arctic Monkeys "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" October 2005 30 October 2015
The Kooks "Naïve" March 2006 4 March 2016
The Kooks "She Moves in Her Own Way" June 2006 21 April 2017
Arctic Monkeys "Fluorescent Adolescent" July 2007 30 June 2017
Kanye West "Stronger" August 2007 3 April 2015
Timbaland presents OneRepublic "Apologize" October 2007 22 July 2013
Nickelback "Rockstar" November 2007 23 April 2010
Estelle
featuring Kanye West
"American Boy" March 2008 22 July 2013
The Script "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" July 2008 22 July 2013
Beyoncé "If I Were a Boy" November 2008 22 July 2013
The Killers "Human" November 2008 22 July 2013
Florence and the Machine "Dog Days Are Over" December 2008 15 April 2016
James Morrison
featuring Nelly Furtado
"Broken Strings" December 2008 22 July 2013
Florence and the Machine "You've Got the Love" January 2009 22 July 2013
Train "Hey, Soul Sister" August 2009 13 November 2015
Flo Rida
featuring T-Pain
"Low" October 2009 22 July 2013
Taio Cruz "Dynamite" May 2010 22 July 2013
B.o.B.
featuring Hayley Williams
"Airplanes" June 2010 22 July 2013
Birdy "Skinny Love" January 2011 19 December 2014
Foster the People "Pumped Up Kicks" June 2011 18 March 2016
Adele "Set Fire to the Rain" July 2011 25 January 2013
Avicii "Levels" November 2011 22 July 2013
Jay-Z and Kanye West "Niggas in Paris" November 2011 18 July 2014
Flo Rida
featuring Sia
"Wild Ones" January 2012 22 July 2013
Mumford & Sons "I Will Wait" September 2012 18 December 2015
Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble" December 2012 22 July 2013
Rihanna
featuring Mikky Ekko
"Stay" January 2013 28 March 2014
Imagine Dragons "Demons" January 2013 8 April 2016
Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man" February 2013 2 August 2013
The 1975 "Chocolate" March 2013 15 July 2016
Drake
featuring Majid Jordan
"Hold On, We're Going Home" August 2013 1 August 2014
Katy Perry
featuring Juicy J
"Dark Horse" December 2013 1 August 2014
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera "Say Something" February 2014 4 July 2014
Calvin Harris "Summer" March 2014 17 October 2014
Coldplay "A Sky Full of Stars" May 2014 22 May 2015
Ed Sheeran "Bloodstream" June 2014 21 August 2015
George Ezra "Blame It On Me" August 2014 1 May 2015
Sia "Elastic Heart" January 2015 27 November 2015
Twenty One Pilots "Stressed Out" April 2015 29 July 2016
Drake "Hotline Bling" July 2015 5 February 2016
Jess Glynne "Don't Be So Hard on Yourself" August 2015 29 January 2016
Tinie Tempah
featuring Zara Larsson
"Girls Like" February 2016 1 July 2016
Alan Walker "Faded" February 2016 8 July 2016
Gnash
featuring Olivia O'Brien
"I Hate U, I Love U" February 2016 30 September 2016
Ariana Grande "Into You" May 2016 3 February 2017
Twenty One Pilots "Heathens" June 2016 25 November 2016
Jonas Blue
featuring JP Cooper
"Perfect Strangers" June 2016 7 October 2016
Hailee Steinfeld and Grey
featuring Zedd
"Starving" July 2016 3 February 2017
Ariana Grande
featuring Nicki Minaj
"Side to Side" August 2016 20 January 2017
JP Cooper "September Song" September 2016 5 May 2017
Maggie Lindemann "Pretty Girl" September 2016 8 September 2017
Bruno Mars "24k Magic" October 2016 17 February 2017
Martin Jensen "Solo Dance" November 2016 9 June 2017
Little Mix "Touch" December 2016 17 March 2017
Jax Jones
featuring RAYE
"You Don't Know Me" December 2016 31 March 2017
Imagine Dragons "Believer" February 2017 1 June 2018
Jason Derulo
featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
"Swalla" February 2017 14 July 2017
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay "Something Just Like This" February 2017 26 May 2017
J Hus "Did You See" March 2017 11 August 2017
Lewis Capaldi "Bruises" March 2017 6 September 2019
Portugal. The Man "Feel It Still" March 2017 23 March 2018
Drake "Passionfruit" March 2017 28 July 2017
Shawn Mendes "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" April 2017 28 July 2017
Little Mix "Power" May 2017 29 September 2019
Jonas Blue
featuring William Singe
"Mama" May 2017 11 August 2017
DJ Khaled
featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne
"I'm the One" May 2017 7 July 2017
Rita Ora "Your Song" May 2017 29 September 2017
Sigala and Ella Eyre "Came Here for Love" June 2017 8 December 2017
Calvin Harris
featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
"Feels" June 2017 29 September 2017
DJ Khaled
featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller
"Wild Thoughts" June 2017 18 August 2017
Dua Lipa "New Rules" July 2017 13 October 2017
Marshmello
featuring Khalid
"Silence" August 2017 5 January 2018
Camila Cabello
featuring Young Thug
"Havana" August 2017 24 November 2017
Post Malone
featuring 21 Savage
"Rockstar" September 2017 24 November 2017
Sam Smith "Too Good at Goodbyes" September 2017 8 December 2017
Tom Walker "Leave A Light On" October 2017 14 September 2018
Loud Luxury
featuring Brando
"Body" October 2017 26 October 2018
Rita Ora "Anywhere" October 2017 9 February 2018
Ed Sheeran "Perfect" December 2017 15 September 2017
Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron and Zendaya "The Greatest Show" December 2017 10 August 2018
Keala Settle
and The Greatest Showman Ensemble
"This Is Me" December 2017 27 April 2018
Rudimental
featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen
"These Days" January 2018 13 April 2018
George Ezra "Paradise" January 2018 8 June 2018
Dua Lipa "IDGAF" January 2018 6 April 2018
Marshmello and Ann-Marie "Friends" February 2018 25 May 2018
5 Seconds of Summer "Youngblood" April 2018 5 October 2018
Ariana Grande "No Tears Left to Cry" April 2018 6 July 2018
Anne-Marie "2002" April 2018 27 July 2018
Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa "One Kiss" April 2018 25 May 2018
Drake "Nice for What" April 2018 8 June 2018
Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin "I Like It" April 2018 31 August 2018
George Ezra "Shotgun" May 2018 27 July 2018
Clean Bandit
featuring Demi Lovato
"Solo" May 2018 24 August 2018
Panic! at the Disco "High Hopes" May 2018 1 March 2019
Maroon 5
featuring Cardi B
"Girls Like You" May 2018 19 October 2018
Juice Wrld "Lucid Dreams" May 2018 30 November 2018
Tyga
featuring Offset
"Taste" May 2018 16 November 2018
Post Malone "Better Now" June 2018 7 September 2018
Drake "In My Feelings" July 2018 7 September 2018
Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid "Eastside" July 2018 26 October 2018
Marshmello and Bastille "Happier" August 2018 4 January 2019
Calvin Harris and Sam Smith "Promises" August 2018 9 November 2018
Ava Max "Sweet but Psycho" August 2018 1 February 2019
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper "Shallow" October 2018 15 February 2019
Post Malone
featuring Swae Lee
"Sunflower" October 2018 15 March 2019
Ariana Grande "Thank U, Next" November 2018 11 January 2019
Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved" November 2018 5 April 2019
Calvin Harris
featuring Rag'n'Bone Man
"Giant" January 2019 12 April 2019
Tom Walker "Just You and I" January 2019 10 May 2019
Mabel "Don't Call Me Up" January 2019 10 May 2019
Meduza
featuring Goodboys
"Piece of Your Heart" February 2019 28 June 2019
Lil Nas X "Old Town Road" March 2019 31 May 2019
Billie Eilish "Bad Guy" March 2019 21 June 2019
Dave
featuring Burna Boy
"Location" March 2019 2 August 2019
Stormzy "Vossi Bop" April 2019 5 July 2019
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber "I Don't Care" May 2019 5 July 2019
Lewis Capaldi "Hold Me While You Wait" May 2019 16 August 2019
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello "Señorita" June 2019 30 August 2019
AJ Tracey "Ladbroke Grove" June 2019 20 September 2019
Ed Sheeran
featuring Khalid
"Beautiful People" July 2019 20 September 2019
Tones and I "Dance Monkey" July 2019 8 November 2019
The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" November 2019 6 March 2020
Dua Lipa "Don't Start Now" November 2019 31 January 2020

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b "Sugar, Sugar" was erroneously awarded a gold record by Disc having sold approximately 945,000 copies. RCA Records informed Disc that 1 million copies had been shipped, however not all were sold.[39][10] The single went on to sell more than 1 million copies with the introduction of music downloads in 2004.[40]
  2. ^ Unless explicitly cited, the release dates are given by the BPI.[25]
  3. ^ General reference, except where explicitly cited
  4. ^ Sales figures given by the OCC - these do not include streaming
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l The record was classified "Gold" (500,000) prior to 1989.[45] Not classified Platinum when the threshold was reduced to 600,000 in 1989, as record was released under the old thresholds.[11]
  6. ^ "Bohemian Rhapsody" has sold 1 million copies and been certified Platinum both in its original 1975 release and in its 1991 re-release as a double 'A' side following the death of Freddie Mercury.
  7. ^ "Three Lions" and "3 Lions '98" were each treated as individual songs and classified Platinum by the BPI. The OCC's list of million-sellers grouped them as the same song, thus making it a million-seller.
  8. ^ Unless explicitly cited, the release dates are given by the BPI.[25]
  9. ^ Unless explicitly cited, the release dates are given by the BPI.[25]

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