UK Million Sellers Top 100

This is not the official Top 100 issued by Radio 2 in 2011 or any other chart they have compiled. I’ve paid attention to music industry released information in dribs and drabs about record sales, current and historic, and made lots of assumptions. I guarantee this is not 100% accurate, but it’s a bit of hypothetical fun, and as many of the records are still in the UK singles chart it will continue to be out of date week on week. There are now (OCTOBER 2013) 140 million sellers and an updated list has been issued by the Official Charts Company (see their website) which is still not entirely accurate but isn’t too far away from my assumptions. Mine though now go to the end of July and include predicted sales for fast sellers based on daily sales over the last week or two…

DECEMBER QUICK UPDATE; 1 CANDLE IN THE WIND ’97/ SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John
2 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen
4 MULL OF KINTYRE 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 Beatles
9 MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M
10 LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet
11 UNCHAINED MELODY/ WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Robson & Jerome
12 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU Stevie Wonder
13 BARBIE GIRL Aqua
14 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN Will Young
15 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND Beatles
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 TWO TRIBES Frankie Goes To Hollywood
22 I’LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy/ Faith Evans
23 DON’T YOU WANT ME Human League
24 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston
25 PERFECT DAY Various Artists
26 THREE LIONS/’98 Baddiel & Skinner/ Lightning Seeds
27 CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Beatles
28 …BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears
29 TEARS Ken Dodd
30 MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion
31 KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
32 YMCA Village People
33 EYE OF THE TIGER Survivor
34 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ Pharrell Williams
35 CARELESS WHISPER George Michael
36 GANGSTA’S PARADISE Coolio/ LV
37 SOMEONE LIKE YOU Adele
38 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Halley & His Comets
39 I FEEL FINE Beatles
40 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers
41 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush
42 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/ DAY TRIPPER Beatles
43 MOVES LIKE JAGGER Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera
44 RELEASE ME  Engelbert Humperdinck
45 KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees
46 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/ Kimbra
47 I GOTTA FEELING Black Eyed Peas
48 UNCHAINED MELODY Gareth Gates
49 WANNABEE Spice Girls
50 COME ON EILEEN Dexy’s Midnight Runners
51 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO Tony Christie
52 IT WASN’T ME Shaggy/ Rik-Rok
53 WONDERWALL Oasis
54 NEVER EVER All Saints
55 WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna/ Calvin Harris
56 THINK TWICE Celine Dion
57 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers
58 TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell
59 HEART OF GLASS Blondie
60 IT’S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley
61 IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
62 SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon
63 HALLELUJAH Alexandra Burke
64 DIANA Paul Anka
65 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade
66 GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones
67 IMPOSSIBLE James Arthur
68 BRIGHT EYES Art Garfunkel
69 TRAGEDY/ HEARTBEAT Steps
70 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO
71 CALL ME MAYBE Carly Rae Jepson
72 MARY’S BOY CHILD Harry Belafonte
73 BLUE MONDAY New Order
74 THE LAST WALTZ Engelbert Humperdinck
75 EARTH SONG Michael Jackson
76 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS Band Aid 20
77 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) Bruno Mars
78 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Kylie Minogue
79 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk
80 DON’T GIVE UP ON US David Soul
81 SATURDAY NIGHT Whigfield
82 WAKE ME UP Avicii/ Aloe Blacc
83 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE Gary Glitter
84 SPACEMAN Babylon Zoo
85 2 BECOME 1 Spice Girls
86 ANGELS Robbie Williams
87 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Eminem/Rihanna
88 PRICE TAG Jessie J
89 POKER FACE Lady Gaga
90 NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone
91 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads
92 TORN Natalie Imbruglia
93 I BELIEVE/ UP ON THE ROOF Robson & Jerome
94 GHOSTBUSTERS Ray Parker Jnr
95 TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH Teletubbies
96 THAT’S MY GOAL Shayne Ward
97 I REMEMBER YOU Frank Ifield
98 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL Pink Floyd
99 PURE AND SIMPLE Hear’Say
100 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK Pogues & Kirsty Maccoll
101 BACK FOR GOOD Take That
102 HEY JUDE The Beatles
103 ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD Rihanna
104 BLUE (BA DA BEE) Eiffel 65
105 DANCING QUEEN Abba
106 I FEEL LOVE Donna Summer
107 I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith
108 GANGNAM STYLE Psy
109 THE YOUNG ONES Cliff Richard & The Shadows
110 BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis
111 RIDE ON TIME Black Box
112 CRAZY Gnarls Barkley
113 FAME Irene Cara
114 UNCHAINED MELODY Righteous Brothers
115 STAND AND DELIVER Adam & The Ants
116 WE ARE YOUNG fun./ Janelle Monae
117 TITANIUM David Guetta/SIA
118 I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor
119 UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
120 SAILING Rod Stewart
121 CAN WE FIX IT Bob The Builder
122 SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
123 WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby
124 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME Brotherhood Of Man
125 THE A TEAM Ed Sheeran
126 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT Tight Fit
127 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING The New Seekers
128 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA Julie Covington
129 WHEN WE COLLIDE Matt Cardle
130 EYE LEVEL Simon Park Orchestra
131 LET HER GO Passenger
132 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU Mariah Carey
133 USE SOMEBODY Kings Of Leon
134 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE Showaddywaddy
135 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL Little Jimmy Osmond
136 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE Cheryl Cole
137 CHASING CARS Snow Patrol
138 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE Dawn
139 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART Elton John/ Kiki Dee
140 WHOLE AGAIN Atomic Kitten
141 MYSTERIOUS GIRL Peter Andre/ Bubbla Ranx
142 BAD ROMANCE Lady Gaga

1 CANDLE IN THE WIND ’97/ SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John
2 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen
4 MULL OF KINTYRE 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 Beatles
9 UNCHAINED MELODY/ WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Robson & Jerome
10 LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet
11 MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M
12 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU Stevie Wonder
13 BARBIE GIRL Aqua
14 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN Will Young
15 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND Beatles
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 TWO TRIBES Frankie Goes To Hollywood
22 I’LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy/ Faith Evans
23 DON’T YOU WANT ME Human League
24 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston
25 PERFECT DAY Various Artists
26 THREE LIONS/’98 Baddiel & Skinner/ Lightning Seeds
27 CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Beatles
28 …BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears
29 TEARS Ken Dodd
30 MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion
31 KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
32 YMCA Village People
33 EYE OF THE TIGER Survivor
34 CARELESS WHISPER George Michael
35 GANGSTA’S PARADISE Coolio/ LV
36 SOMEONE LIKE YOU Adele
37 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Halley & His Comets
38 I FEEL FINE Beatles
39 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers
40 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush
41 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/ DAY TRIPPER Beatles
42 MOVES LIKE JAGGER Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera
43 RELEASE ME  Engelbert Humperdinck
44 KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees
45 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/ Kimbra
46 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ Pharrell Williams
47 I GOTTA FEELING Black Eyed Peas
48 UNCHAINED MELODY Gareth Gates
49 WANNABEE Spice Girls
50 COME ON EILEEN Dexy’s Midnight Runners
51 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO Tony Christie
52 IT WASN’T ME Shaggy/ Rik-Rok
53 WONDERWALL Oasis
54 NEVER EVER All Saints
55 THINK TWICE Celine Dion
56 TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell
57 HEART OF GLASS Blondie
58 IT’S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley
59 WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna/ Calvin Harris
60 IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
61 SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon
62 HALLELUJAH Alexandra Burke
63 DIANA Paul Anka
64 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers
65 GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones
66 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade
67 IMPOSSIBLE James Arthur
68 BRIGHT EYES Art Garfunkel
69 TRAGEDY/ HEARTBEAT Steps
70 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO
71 CALL ME MAYBE Carly Rae Jepson
72 MARY’S BOY CHILD Harry Belafonte
73 BLUE MONDAY New Order
74 THE LAST WALTZ Engelbert Humperdinck
75 EARTH SONG Michael Jackson
76 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS Band Aid 20
77 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) Bruno Mars
78 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Kylie Minogue
79 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk
80 DON’T GIVE UP ON US David Soul
81 SATURDAY NIGHT Whigfield
82 SPACEMAN Babylon Zoo
83 2 BECOME 1 Spice Girls
84 ANGELS Robbie Williams
85 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE Gary Glitter
86 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Eminem/Rihanna
87 PRICE TAG Jessie J
88 POKER FACE Lady Gaga
89 NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone
90 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads
91 TORN Natalie Imbruglia
92 I BELIEVE/ UP ON THE ROOF Robson & Jerome
93 GHOSTBUSTERS Ray Parker Jnr
94 TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH Teletubbies
95 THAT’S MY GOAL Shayne Ward
96 I REMEMBER YOU Frank Ifield
97 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL Pink Floyd
98 PURE AND SIMPLE Hear’Say
99 BACK FOR GOOD Take That
100 HEY JUDE The Beatles
101 ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD Rihanna
102 BLUE (BA DA BEE) Eiffel 65
103 DANCING QUEEN Abba
104 I FEEL LOVE Donna Summer
105 I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith
106 GANGNAM STYLE Psy
107 THE YOUNG ONES Cliff Richard & The Shadows
108 BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis
109 RIDE ON TIME Black Box
110 CRAZY Gnarls Barkley
111 FAME Irene Cara
112 UNCHAINED MELODY Righteous Brothers
113 STAND AND DELIVER Adam & The Ants
114 WE ARE YOUNG fun./ Janelle Monae
115 TITANIUM David Guetta/SIA
116 I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor
117 UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
118 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK Pogues & Kirsty Maccoll
119 SAILING Rod Stewart
120 CAN WE FIX IT Bob The Builder
121 SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
122 WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby
123 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME Brotherhood Of Man
124 THE A TEAM Ed Sheeran
125 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT Tight Fit
126 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING The New Seekers
127 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA Julie Covington
128 WHEN WE COLLIDE Matt Cardle
129 EYE LEVEL Simon Park Orchestra
130 USE SOMEBODY Kings Of Leon
131 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE Showaddywaddy
132 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL Little Jimmy Osmond
133 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE Cheryl Cole
134 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE Dawn
135 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART Elton John/ Kiki Dee
136 WAKE ME UP Avicii/ Aloe Blacc
137 WHOLE AGAIN Atomic Kitten
138 MYSTERIOUS GIRL Peter Andre/ Bubbla Ranx

139 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU Mariah Carey

140 CHASING CARS Snow Patrol

141 LET HER GO Passenger

142 BAD ROMANCE Lady Gaga


Figures after the artist are the approx positions from 6-9months ago so you can see which are the fast-sellers, including Survivor’s 80’s classic – bear in mind before digital sales it was far short of a million, now it’s about to enter the Top 30!!

1 CANDLE IN THE WIND ’97/ SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John 1
2 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid 2
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen 3
4 MULL OF KINTYRE Wings 4
5 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John 5
6 RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood 7
7 RIVERS OF BABYLON/ BROWN GIRL IN THE RING Boney M 6
8 SHE LOVES YOU Beatles 8
9 UNCHAINED MELODY/ WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Robson & Jerome 9
10 LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet 10
11 MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M 11
12 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU Stevie Wonder 12
13 BARBIE GIRL Aqua 13
14 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN Will Young 14
15 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND Beatles 15
16 BELIEVE Cher 16
17 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams 17
18 LAST CHRISTMAS/ EVERYTHING SHE WANTS Wham! 18
19 IMAGINE John Lennon 19
20 SUMMER NIGHTS John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John 20
21 TWO TRIBES Frankie Goes To Hollywood 21
22 I’LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy/ Faith Evans 22
23 DON’T YOU WANT ME Human League 24
24 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston 26
25 PERFECT DAY Various Artists 23
26 THREE LIONS/’98 Baddiel & Skinner/ Lightning Seeds 27
27 CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Beatles 25
28 …BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears 29
29 TEARS Ken Dodd 28
30 MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion 30
31 KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club 31
32 YMCA Village People 32
33 EYE OF THE TIGER Survivor 38
34 CARELESS WHISPER George Michael 33
35 GANGSTA’S PARADISE Coolio/ LV 37
36 SOMEONE LIKE YOU Adele 42
37 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Halley & His Comets 34
38 I FEEL FINE Beatles 35
39 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers 36
40 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush 39
41 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/ DAY TRIPPER Beatles 40
42 MOVES LIKE JAGGER Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera 55
43 RELEASE ME  Engelbert Humperdinck 41
44 KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees 43
45 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/ Kimbra 52
46 I GOTTA FEELING Black Eyed Peas 50
47 UNCHAINED MELODY Gareth Gates 44
48 WANNABEE Spice Girls 45
49 COME ON EILEEN Dexy’s Midnight Runners 48
50 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO Tony Christie 46
51 IT WASN’T ME Shaggy/ Rik-Rok 51
52 WONDERWALL Oasis 56
53 NEVER EVER All Saints 47
54 THINK TWICE Celine Dion 49
55 TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell 53
56 HEART OF GLASS Blondie 54
57 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ Pharrell Williams new
58 IT’S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley 57
59 WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna/ Calvin Harris 77
60 IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins 59
61 SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon 62
62 HALLELUJAH Alexandra Burke 60
63 DIANA Paul Anka 58
64 GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones 61
65 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade 64
66 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers new
67 BRIGHT EYES Art Garfunkel 63
68 TRAGEDY/ HEARTBEAT Steps 65
69 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO 80
70 CALL ME MAYBE Carly Rae Jepson 91
71 MARY’S BOY CHILD Harry Belafonte 66
72 BLUE MONDAY New Order 70
73 THE LAST WALTZ Engelbert Humperdinck 67
74 EARTH SONG Michael Jackson 68
75 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS Band Aid 20 69
76 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) Bruno Mars 79
77 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Kylie Minogue 73
78 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk 71
79 DON’T GIVE UP ON US David Soul 72
80 SATURDAY NIGHT Whigfield 76
81 SPACEMAN Babylon Zoo 75
82 2 BECOME 1 Spice Girls 85
83 ANGELS Robbie Williams 82
84 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE Gary Glitter 74
85 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Eminem/Rihanna 101
86 PRICE TAG Jessie J 96
87 NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone 78
88 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads 83
89 POKER FACE Lady Gaga 87
90 TORN Natalie Imbruglia 86
91 IMPOSSIBLE James Arthur 127
92 I BELIEVE/ UP ON THE ROOF Robson & Jerome 81
93 GHOSTBUSTERS Ray Parker Jnr 90
94 TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH Teletubbies 84
95 THAT’S MY GOAL Shayne Ward 89
96 I REMEMBER YOU Frank Ifield 88
97 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL Pink Floyd 93
98 PURE AND SIMPLE Hear’Say 92
99 BACK FOR GOOD Take That 94
100 HEY JUDE The Beatles 97
101 ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD Rihanna 104
102 BLUE (BA DA BEE) Eiffel 65 95
103 DANCING QUEEN Abba 99
104 I FEEL LOVE Donna Summer 100
105 I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith 109
106 GANGNAM STYLE Psy 129
107 THE YOUNG ONES Cliff Richard & The Shadows 98
108 BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis 106
109 RIDE ON TIME Black Box 103
110 CRAZY Gnarls Barkley 107
111 FAME Irene Cara 102
112 UNCHAINED MELODY Righteous Brothers 105
113 STAND AND DELIVER Adam & The Ants 108
114 WE ARE YOUNG fun./ Janelle Monae 128
115 I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor 112
116 TITANIUM David Guetta/SIA 130
117 UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel 111
118 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK Pogues & Kirsty Maccoll 126
119 SAILING Rod Stewart 113
120 CAN WE FIX IT Bob The Builder 110
121 SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 114
122 WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby 117
123 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME Brotherhood Of Man 115
124 THE A TEAM Ed Sheeran new
125 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT Tight Fit 119
126 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING The New Seekers 116
127 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA Julie Covington 118
128 WHEN WE COLLIDE Matt Cardle 124
129 EYE LEVEL Simon Park Orchestra 120
130 USE SOMEBODY Kings Of Leon new
131 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE Showaddywaddy 122
132 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL Little Jimmy Osmond 121
133 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE Cheryl Cole 125
134 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE Dawn 123
135 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART Elton John/ Kiki Dee new
136 WHOLE AGAIN Atomic Kitten new
137 MYSTERIOUS GIRL Peter Andre/ Bubbla Ranx new
138 BAD ROMANCE Lady Gaga new

1 CANDLE IN THE WIND ’97/ SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John 1
2 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid 2
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen 3
4 MULL OF KINTYRE Wings 4
5 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John 5
6 RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood 7
7 RIVERS OF BABYLON/ BROWN GIRL IN THE RING Boney M 6
8 SHE LOVES YOU Beatles 8
9 UNCHAINED MELODY/ WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Robson & Jerome 9
10 LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet 10
11 MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M 11
12 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU Stevie Wonder 12
13 BARBIE GIRL Aqua 13
14 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN Will Young 14
15 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND Beatles 15
16 BELIEVE Cher 16
17 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams 17
18 LAST CHRISTMAS/ EVERYTHING SHE WANTS Wham! 18
19 IMAGINE John Lennon 19
20 SUMMER NIGHTS John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John 20
21 TWO TRIBES Frankie Goes To Hollywood 21
22 I’LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy/ Faith Evans 22
23 DON’T YOU WANT ME Human League 24
24 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston 26
25 PERFECT DAY Various Artists 23
26 THREE LIONS/’98 Baddiel & Skinner/ Lightning Seeds 27
27 CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Beatles 25
28 …BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears 29
29 TEARS Ken Dodd 28
30 MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion 30
31 KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club 31
32 YMCA Village People 32
33 EYE OF THE TIGER Survivor 38
34 CARELESS WHISPER George Michael 33
35 GANGSTA’S PARADISE Coolio/ LV 37
36 SOMEONE LIKE YOU Adele 42
37 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Halley & His Comets 34
38 I FEEL FINE Beatles 35
39 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers 36
40 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush 39
41 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/ DAY TRIPPER Beatles 40
42 MOVES LIKE JAGGER Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera 55
43 RELEASE ME  Engelbert Humperdinck 41
44 KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees 43
45 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/ Kimbra 52
46 I GOTTA FEELING Black Eyed Peas 50
47 UNCHAINED MELODY Gareth Gates 44
48 WANNABEE Spice Girls 45
49 COME ON EILEEN Dexy’s Midnight Runners 48
50 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO Tony Christie 46
51 IT WASN’T ME Shaggy/ Rik-Rok 51
52 WONDERWALL Oasis 56
53 NEVER EVER All Saints 47
54 THINK TWICE Celine Dion 49
55 TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell 53
56 HEART OF GLASS Blondie 54
57 IT’S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley 57
58 WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna/ Calvin Harris 77
59 IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins 59
60 SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon 62
61 HALLELUJAH Alexandra Burke 60
62 DIANA Paul Anka 58
63 GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones 61
64 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade 64
65 BRIGHT EYES Art Garfunkel 63
66 TRAGEDY/ HEARTBEAT Steps 65
67 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO 80
68 CALL ME MAYBE Carly Rae Jepson 91
69 MARY’S BOY CHILD Harry Belafonte 66
70 BLUE MONDAY New Order 70
71 THE LAST WALTZ Engelbert Humperdinck 67
72 EARTH SONG Michael Jackson 68
73 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS Band Aid 20 69
74 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) Bruno Mars 79
75 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Kylie Minogue 73
76 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk 71
77 DON’T GIVE UP ON US David Soul 72
78 SATURDAY NIGHT Whigfield 76
79 SPACEMAN Babylon Zoo 75
80 2 BECOME 1 Spice Girls 85
81 ANGELS Robbie Williams 82
82 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE Gary Glitter 74
83 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Eminem/Rihanna 101
84 PRICE TAG Jessie J 96
85 GET LUCKY Daft Punk/ Pharrell Williams/ Nile Rodgers new
86 NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone 78
87 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads 83
88 POKER FACE Lady Gaga 87
89 TORN Natalie Imbruglia 86
90 IMPOSSIBLE James Arthur 127
91 I BELIEVE/ UP ON THE ROOF Robson & Jerome 81
92 GHOSTBUSTERS Ray Parker Jnr 90
93 TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH Teletubbies 84
94 THAT’S MY GOAL Shayne Ward 89
95 I REMEMBER YOU Frank Ifield 88
96 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL Pink Floyd 93
97 BLURRED LINES Robin Thicke/ Pharrell Williams new
98 PURE AND SIMPLE Hear’Say 92
99 BACK FOR GOOD Take That 94
100 HEY JUDE The Beatles 97
101 ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD Rihanna 104
102 BLUE (BA DA BEE) Eiffel 65 95
103 DANCING QUEEN Abba 99
104 I FEEL LOVE Donna Summer 100
105 I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith 109

106 GANGNAM STYLE Psy 129
107 THE YOUNG ONES Cliff Richard & The Shadows 98
108 BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis 106
109 RIDE ON TIME Black Box 103
110 CRAZY Gnarls Barkley 107
111 FAME Irene Cara 102
112 UNCHAINED MELODY Righteous Brothers 105

113 WE ARE YOUNG fun./ Janelle Monae 128

114 STAND AND DELIVER Adam & The Ants 108
115 I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor 112
116 UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel 111
117 TITANIUM David Guetta/SIA 130
118 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK Pogues & Kirsty Maccoll 126
119 SAILING Rod Stewart 113
120 CAN WE FIX IT Bob The Builder 110
121 SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 114
122 WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby 117
123 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME Brotherhood Of Man 115
124 THE A TEAM Ed Sheeran new
125 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT Tight Fit 119
126 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING The New Seekers 116
127 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA Julie Covington 118
128 WHEN WE COLLIDE Matt Cardle 124
129 EYE LEVEL Simon Park Orchestra 120
130 USE SOMEBODY Kings Of Leon new
131 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE Showaddywaddy 122
132 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL Little Jimmy Osmond 121
133 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE Cheryl Cole 125
134 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE Dawn 123
135 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART Elton John/ Kiki Dee new
136 WHOLE AGAIN Atomic Kitten new
137 MYSTERIOUS GIRL Peter Andre/ Bubbla Ranx new

138 USE SOMEBODY KIngs Of Leon new

139 BAD ROMANCE Lady Gaga new

Charts here to be updated at some time soon (70’s already done) but latest additions include Get Lucky (Daft Punk) A Team (Ed Sheeran) Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon) Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Elton & Kiki) Whole Again (Atomic Kitten) Mysterious Girl (Peter Andre) and Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke) which is now pushing 1.1million. So Pharrell Williams will get 2 million sellers inside a couple of months…

These are the Top 130 tracks based on the Official Charts Company list (updated Feb 2013 to take account of Carly Rae Jepson, Pogues, James Arthur, Psy, David Guetta & SIA, fun. and Cheryl Cole passing a million sales and with accurate sales data for sales over 2011-2013 for records released during that period – OCC chart positions after the artist). My list however takes into account official sales information releases which comes out in dribs and drabs. For some reason the december 2012 OCC list didn’t bother to update charts positions for any of the records in the 100, except Gotye, from it’s official charts book listing based on sales to April. Blatantly some records will have sold better than others over the last 8 months, so I think my list is more accurate – when I update it – SOON!!

1 CANDLE IN THE WIND ’97/ SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John 1
2 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid 2
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen 3
4 MULL OF KINTYRE Wings 4
5 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John 5
6 RIVERS OF BABYLON/ BROWN GIRL IN THE RING Boney M 6
7 RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood 7
8 SHE LOVES YOU Beatles 8
9 UNCHAINED MELODY/ WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Robson & Jerome 9
10 LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet 10
11 MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M 11
12 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU Stevie Wonder 12
13 BARBIE GIRL Aqua 13
14 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN Will Young 14
15 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND Beatles 15
16 BELIEVE Cher 16
17 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams 17
18 LAST CHRISTMAS/ EVERYTHING SHE WANTS Wham! 18
19 IMAGINE John Lennon 19
20 SUMMER NIGHTS John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John 20
21 TWO TRIBES Frankie Goes To Hollywood 21
22 I’LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy/ Faith Evans 22
23 PERFECT DAY Various Artists 23
24 DON’T YOU WANT ME Human League 24
25 CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Beatles 25
26 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston 26
27 THREE LIONS/’98 Baddiel & Skinner/ Lightning Seeds 27
28 TEARS Ken Dodd 28
29 …BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears 29
30 MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion 30
31 KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club 31
32 YMCA Village People 32
33 CARELESS WHISPER George Michael 33
34 SOMEONE LIKE YOU Adele 42
35 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Halley & His Comets 34
36 I FEEL FINE Beatles 35
37 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers 36
38 GANGSTA’S PARADISE Coolio/ LV 37
39 EYE OF THE TIGER Survivor 38
40 MOVES LIKE JAGGER Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera 55
41 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush 39
42 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/ DAY TRIPPER Beatles 40
43 RELEASE ME  Engelbert Humperdinck 41
44 KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees 43
45 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/ Kimbra 52
46 UNCHAINED MELODY Gareth Gates 44
47 WANNABEE Spice Girls 45
48 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO Tony Christie 46
49 NEVER EVER All Saints 47
50 COME ON EILEEN Dexy’s Midnight Runners 48
51 THINK TWICE Celine Dion 49
52 I GOTTA FEELING Black Eyed Peas 50
53 IT WASN’T ME Shaggy/ Rik-Rok 51
54 TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell 53
55 HEART OF GLASS Blondie 54
56 WONDERWALL Oasis 56
57 IT’S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley 57
58 WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna/ Calvin Harris 77
59 DIANA Paul Anka 58
60 IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins 59
61 HALLELUJAH Alexandra Burke 60
62 GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones 61
63 SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon 62
64 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade 64
65 BRIGHT EYES Art Garfunkel 63
66 CALL ME MAYBE Carly Rae Jepson 91
67 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO 80
68 TRAGEDY/ HEARTBEAT Steps 65
69 MARY’S BOY CHILD Harry Belafonte 66
70 THE LAST WALTZ Engelbert Humperdinck 67
71 EARTH SONG Michael Jackson 68
72 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS Band Aid 20 69
73 BLUE MONDAY New Order 70
74 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk 71
75 DON’T GIVE UP ON US David Soul 72
76 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Kylie Minogue 73
77 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE Gary Glitter 74
78 SPACEMAN Babylon Zoo 75
79 SATURDAY NIGHT Whigfield 76
80 NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone 78
81 IMPOSSIBLE James Arthur 127
82 PRICE TAG Jessie J 96
83 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) Bruno Mars 79
84 I BELIEVE/ UP ON THE ROOF Robson & Jerome 81
85 ANGELS Robbie Williams 82
86 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads 83
87 TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH Teletubbies 84
88 2 BECOME 1 Spice Girls 85
89 TORN Natalie Imbruglia 86
90 POKER FACE Lady Gaga 87
91 I REMEMBER YOU Frank Ifield 88
92 THAT’S MY GOAL Shayne Ward 89
93 GHOSTBUSTERS Ray Parker Jnr 90
94 PURE AND SIMPLE Hear’Say 92
95 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL Pink Floyd 93
96 BACK FOR GOOD Take That 94
97 BLUE (BA DA BEE) Eiffel 65 95
98 HEY JUDE The Beatles 97
99 THE YOUNG ONES Cliff Richard & The Shadows 98
100 DANCING QUEEN Abba 99
101 I FEEL LOVE Donna Summer 100
102 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Eminem/Rihanna 101
103 FAME Irene Cara 102
104 RIDE ON TIME Black Box 103
105 ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD Rihanna 104
106 UNCHAINED MELODY Righteous Brothers 105
107 BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis 106
108 CRAZY Gnarls Barkley 107
109 I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith 109
110 STAND AND DELIVER Adam & The Ants 108
111 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK Pogues & Kirsty Maccoll 126
112 GANGNAM STYLE Psy 129
113 CAN WE FIX IT Bob The Builder 110
114 UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel 111
115 I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor 112
116 SAILING Rod Stewart 113
117 SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 114
118 WE ARE YOUNG fun./ Janelle Monae 128
119 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME Brotherhood Of Man 115
120 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING The New Seekers 116
121 WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby 117
122 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA Julie Covington 118
123 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT Tight Fit 119
124 EYE LEVEL Simon Park Orchestra 120
125 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL Little Jimmy Osmond 121
126 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE Showaddywaddy 122
127 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE Dawn 123
128 WHEN WE COLLIDE Matt Cardle 124
129 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE Cheryl Cole 125
130 TITANIUM David Guetta/SIA 130

UPDATE MID JAN 2013: another has passed a million (fun./janelle monae) so here’s the update of nos. 101 – 128, the Top 100 remains unchanged so far on sales announcements, though I may do a few estimates of sales shuffling later in the year:)

101 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Eminem/Rihanna
102 FAME Irene Cara
103 RIDE ON TIME Black Box
104 ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD Rihanna
105 UNCHAINED MELODY Righteous Brothers
106 IMPOSSIBLE James Arthur
107 BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis
108 CRAZY Gnarls Barkley
109 I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith
110 STAND AND DELIVER Adam & The Ants


111 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK Pogues & Kirsty Maccoll
112 CAN WE FIX IT Bob The Builder
113 UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
114 I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor
115 SAILING Rod Stewart
116 SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
117 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME Brotherhood Of Man
118 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING The New Seekers
119 WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby
120 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA Julie Covington


121 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT Tight Fit
122 EYE LEVEL Simon Park Orchestra
123 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL Little Jimmy Osmond
124 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE Showaddywaddy
125 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE Dawn
126 WE ARE YOUNG fun./ Janelle Monae
127 WHEN WE COLLIDE Matt Cardle
128
 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE Cheryl Cole

the 129th Million seller is GANGNAM STYLE Psy, and as it’s still selling strongly week by week, I estimate it’s around 123rd on the list as of feb 11th, I can’t imagine it’s not going to make the Top 100 by the end of 2013….

1 CANDLE IN THE WIND ’97/ SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John 1
2 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid 2
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen 3
4 MULL OF KINTYRE Wings 4
5 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John 5
6 RIVERS OF BABYLON/ BROWN GIRL IN THE RING Boney M 6
7 RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood 7
8 SHE LOVES YOU Beatles 8
9 UNCHAINED MELODY/ WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Robson & Jerome 9
10 LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet 10

11 MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M 11
12 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU Stevie Wonder 12
13 BARBIE GIRL Aqua 13
14 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN Will Young 14
15 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND Beatles 15
16 BELIEVE Cher 16
17 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams 17
18 LAST CHRISTMAS/ EVERYTHING SHE WANTS Wham! 18
19 IMAGINE John Lennon 19
20 SUMMER NIGHTS John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John 20

21 TWO TRIBES Frankie Goes To Hollywood 21
22 I’LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy/ Faith Evans 22
23 PERFECT DAY Various Artists 23
24 DON’T YOU WANT ME Human League 24
25 CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Beatles 25
26 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston 26
27 THREE LIONS/’98 Baddiel & Skinner/ Lightning Seeds 27
28 TEARS Ken Dodd 28
29 …BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears 29
30 MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion 30

31 KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club 31
32 YMCA Village People 32
33 CARELESS WHISPER George Michael 33
34 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Halley & His Comets 34
35 I FEEL FINE Beatles 35
36 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers 36
37 GANGSTA’S PARADISE Coolio/ LV 37
38 EYE OF THE TIGER Survivor 38
39 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush 39
40 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/ DAY TRIPPER Beatles 40

41 RELEASE ME  Engelbert Humperdinck 41
42 SOMEONE LIKE YOU Adele 42
43 KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees 43
44 UNCHAINED MELODY Gareth Gates 44
45 MOVES LIKE JAGGER Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera 55
46 WANNABEE Spice Girls 45
47 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO Tony Christie 46
48 NEVER EVER All Saints 47
49 COME ON EILEEN Dexy’s Midnight Runners 48
50 THINK TWICE Celine Dion 49

51 I GOTTA FEELING Black Eyed Peas 50
52 IT WASN’T ME Shaggy/ Rik-Rok 51
53 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/ Kimbra 52
54 TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell 53
55 HEART OF GLASS Blondie 54
56 WONDERWALL Oasis 56
57 IT’S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley 57
58 DIANA Paul Anka 58
59 IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins 59
60 HALLELUJAH Alexandra Burke 60

61 GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones 61
62 SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon 62
63 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade 64
64 BRIGHT EYES Art Garfunkel 63
65 TRAGEDY/ HEARTBEAT Steps 65
66 MARY’S BOY CHILD Harry Belafonte 66
67 THE LAST WALTZ Engelbert Humperdinck 67
68 EARTH SONG Michael Jackson 68
69 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS Band Aid 20 69
70 WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna/ Calvin Harris 77

71 BLUE MONDAY New Order 70
72 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk 71
73 DON’T GIVE UP ON US David Soul 72
74 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Kylie Minogue 73
75 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE Gary Glitter 74
76 SPACEMAN Babylon Zoo 75
77 SATURDAY NIGHT Whigfield 76
78 NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone 78
79 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) Bruno Mars 79
80 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO 80


81 I BELIEVE/ UP ON THE ROOF Robson & Jerome 81
82 ANGELS Robbie Williams 82
83 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads 83
84 TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH Teletubbies 84
85 2 BECOME 1 Spice Girls 85
86 TORN Natalie Imbruglia 86
87 POKER FACE Lady Gaga 87
88 I REMEMBER YOU Frank Ifield 88
89 THAT’S MY GOAL Shayne Ward 89
90 GHOSTBUSTERS Ray Parker Jnr 90


91 CALL ME MAYBE Carly Rae Jepson 91
92 PURE AND SIMPLE Hear’Say 92
93 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL Pink Floyd 93
94 BACK FOR GOOD Take That 94
95 BLUE (BA DA BEE) Eiffel 65 95
96 PRICE TAG Jessie J 96
97 HEY JUDE The Beatles 97
98 THE YOUNG ONES Cliff Richard & The Shadows 98
99 DANCING QUEEN Abba 99
100 I FEEL LOVE Donna Summer 100


101 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Eminem/Rihanna 101
102 FAME Irene Cara 102
103 RIDE ON TIME Black Box 103
104 ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD Rihanna 104
105 UNCHAINED MELODY Righteous Brothers 105
106 BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis 106
107 CRAZY Gnarls Barkley 107
108 STAND AND DELIVER Adam & The Ants 108
109 I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith 109
110 CAN WE FIX IT Bob The Builder 110


111 UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel 111
112 I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor 112
113 SAILING Rod Stewart 113
114 SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 114
115 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME Brotherhood Of Man 115
116 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING The New Seekers 116
117 WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby 117
118 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA Julie Covington 118
119 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT Tight Fit 119
120 EYE LEVEL Simon Park Orchestra 120


121 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL Little Jimmy Osmond 121
122 IMPOSSIBLE James Arthur 127
123 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE Showaddywaddy 122
124 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE Dawn 123
125 WHEN WE COLLIDE Matt Cardle 124
126 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE Cheryl Cole 125
127 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK Pogues & Kirsty Maccoll 126

NOTE: sept 2012: there is a book out now with 123 listed million sellers. The list will obviously already be out of date ( Sales as of May 2012), but it’s confirmed that the announcement of Pogues/Kirsty maccoll being a million seller is incorrect, while older ones have now also hit the million mark.

Latest sales information suggests Maroon 5 are now comfortably inside the Top 50, heading for the 40. The first chart is now my current chart update (as soon as I post it), as up to date as official releases of sales info permits, but it’s more accurate than the official book! I guarantee it!  second column is the chart positions from the first BBC Top 100 UK Sellers from 10 or so years back, the final column the book chart positions as of May 2012. Ive only limited this chart to facts released by the Official Charts Company, but I may vary it sometime to take account of estimated sales – some records are clearly still selling very well monthly, and others aren’t available and not selling anything, or are just not popular downloads, so they will continue to drop as time passes.

NOTE: Dec 2012 Gotye is listed as selling 1.28million which I make it means it pulls in just behind Shaggy & Rikrok at 53 (who have sold around 1.281million, give or take), so all records between 52 and 79 drop a place at least, probable exceptions being Sex On Fire and We Found Love which will have sold well over the last few months, and maybe have held or gone up a place, and also Wonderwall which got an Olympics boost in the summer, and Merry Christmas Everybody which is about to (as usual) re-enter the UK Top 75 for the next month, so that applies to those two as well.

NOVEMBER 2012:

1 1 CANDLE IN THE WIND ’97/ SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John 1
2 2 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid 2
3 3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen 3
4 4 MULL OF KINTYRE Wings 4
5 6 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John 5
6 5 RIVERS OF BABYLON/ BROWN GIRL IN THE RING Boney M 6
7 7 RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood 7
8 8 SHE LOVES YOU Beatles 8
9 9 UNCHAINED MELODY/ WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Robson & Jerome 9
10 12 LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet 10
11 10 MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M 11
12 13 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU Stevie Wonder 12
13 15 BARBIE GIRL Aqua 13
14 11 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN Will Young 14
15 14 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND Beatles 15
16 16 BELIEVE Cher 16
17 18 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams 17
18 26 LAST CHRISTMAS/ EVERYTHING SHE WANTS Wham! 18
19 23 IMAGINE John Lennon 19
20 21 SUMMER NIGHTS John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John 20
21 22 TWO TRIBES Frankie Goes To Hollywood 21
22 28 I’LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy/ Faith Evans 22
23 17 PERFECT DAY Various Artists 23
24 25 DON’T YOU WANT ME Human League 24
25 20 CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Beatles 25
26 36 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston 26
27 new THREE LIONS/’98 Baddiel & Skinner/ Lightning Seeds 27
28 19 TEARS Ken Dodd 28
29 24 …BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears 29
30 39 MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion 30
31 29 KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club 31
32 33 YMCA Village People 32
33 34 CARELESS WHISPER George Michael 33
34 31 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Halley & His Comets 34
35 27 I FEEL FINE Beatles 35
36 30 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers 36
37 44 GANGSTA’S PARADISE Coolio/ LV 37
38 83 EYE OF THE TIGER Survivor 38
39 38 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush 39
40 32 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/ DAY TRIPPER Beatles 40
41 35 RELEASE ME  Engelbert Humperdinck 41
42 new SOMEONE LIKE YOU Adele 42
43 41 KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees 43
44 37 UNCHAINED MELODY Gareth Gates 44
45 new MOVES LIKE JAGGER Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera 54
46 40 WANNABEE Spice Girls 45
47 70 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO Tony Christie 46
48 42 NEVER EVER All Saints 47
49 48 COME ON EILEEN Dexy’s Midnight Runners 48
50 46 THINK TWICE Celine Dion 49
51 new I GOTTA FEELING Black Eyed Peas 50
52 49 IT WASN’T ME Shaggy/ Rik-Rok 51
53 57 TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell 52
54 48 HEART OF GLASS Blondie 53
55 99 WONDERWALL Oasis 55
56 43 IT’S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley 56
57 45 DIANA Paul Anka 57
58 59 IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins 58
59 new HALLELUJAH Alexandra Burke 59
60 47 GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones 60
61 new SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon 61
62 53 BRIGHT EYES Art Garfunkel 62
63 77 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade 63
64 54 TRAGEDY/ HEARTBEAT Steps 64
65 51 MARY’S BOY CHILD Harry Belafonte 65
66 52 THE LAST WALTZ Engelbert Humperdinck 66
67 new WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna/ Calvin Harris 76
68 72 EARTH SONG Michael Jackson 67
69 63 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS Band Aid 20 68
70 80 BLUE MONDAY New Order 69
71 58 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk 70
72 55 DON’T GIVE UP ON US David Soul 71
73 73 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Kylie Minogue 72
74 56 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE Gary Glitter 73
75 61 SPACEMAN Babylon Zoo 74
76 65 SATURDAY NIGHT Whigfield 75
77 67 NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone 77
78 new SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/ Kimbra 97
79 new JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) Bruno Mars 78
80 new PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO 79
81 64 I BELIEVE/ UP ON THE ROOF Robson & Jerome 80
82 new ANGELS Robbie Williams 81
83 90 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads 82
84 60 TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH Teletubbies 83
85 68 2 BECOME 1 Spice Girls 84
86 88 TORN Natalie Imbruglia 85
87 new POKER FACE Lady Gaga 86
88 62 I REMEMBER YOU Frank Ifield 87
89 new THAT’S MY GOAL Shayne Ward 88
90 95 GHOSTBUSTERS Ray Parker Jnr 89
91 66 PURE AND SIMPLE Hear’Say 90
92 82 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL Pink Floyd 91
93 new BACK FOR GOOD Take That 92
94 74 BLUE (BA DA BEE) Eiffel 65 93
95 new PRICE TAG Jessie J 94
96 new HEY JUDE The Beatles 95
97 71 THE YOUNG ONES Cliff Richard & The Shadows 96
98 new DANCING QUEEN Abba 98
99 new I FEEL LOVE Donna Summer 99
100 new LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Eminem/Rihanna 100

The next was my first chart guestimate around July 2012, turned out not to be too far off the mark, except that recent big hits are lower due to the May deadline of the May deadline for the book, and that The Beatles had entered with Hey Jude (I had it just outside the Top 100), and Eifel 65 had a few more sales than I thought they would have had by now. Biggest surprise was Oasis shooting further up the chart than expected, though like Survivor and the soon-to-be-in-the Top-100 Aerosmith hit, it’s a steady monthly seller, and pops in and out of the Top 100 weekly sales chart in the UK.

1 CANDLE IN THE WIND ’97/ SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John
2 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen
4 MULL OF KINTYRE Wings
5 RIVERS OF BABYLON/ BROWN GIRL IN THE RING Boney M
6 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John
7 RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
8 SHE LOVES YOU Beatles
9 UNCHAINED MELODY/ WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Robson & Jerome
10 MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M
11 LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet
12 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN Will Young
13 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU Stevie Wonder
14 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND Beatles
15 BARBIE GIRL Aqua
16 BELIEVE Cher
17 LAST CHRISTMAS/ EVERYTHING SHE WANTS Wham!
18 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams
19 SUMMER NIGHTS John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John
20 TWO TRIBES Frankie Goes To Hollywood
21 IMAGINE John Lennon
22 PERFECT DAY Various Artists
23 CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Beatles
24 TEARS Ken Dodd
25 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston
26 DON’T YOU WANT ME Human League
27 …BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears
28 THREE LIONS/’98 Baddiel & Skinner/ Lightning Seeds
29 I’LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy/ Faith Evans
30 KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
31 YMCA Village People
32 CARELESS WHISPER George Michael
33 MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion
34 I FEEL FINE Beatles
35 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Halley & His Comets
36 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/ DAY TRIPPER Beatles
37 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers
38 RELEASE ME Engelbert Humperdinck
39 SOMEONE LIKE YOU Adele
40 GANGSTA’S PARADISE Coolio/ LV
41 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush
42 UNCHAINED MELODY Gareth Gates
43 KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees
44 WANNABEE Spice Girls
45 I GOTTA FEELING Black Eyed Peas
46 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO Tony Christie
47 EYE OF THE TIGER Survivor
48 NEVER EVER All Saints
49 THINK TWICE Celine Dion
50 IT WASN’T ME Shaggy/ Rik-Rok
51 MOVES LIKE JAGGER Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera
52 COME ON EILEEN Dexy’s Midnight Runners
53 IT’S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley
54 HEART OF GLASS Blondie
55 DIANA Paul Anka
56 TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell
57 HALLELUJAH Alexandra Burke
58 GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones
59 IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
60 SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon
61 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS Band Aid 20
62 BRIGHT EYES Art Garfunkel
63 MARY’S BOY CHILD Harry Belafonte
64 GHOSTBUSTERS Ray Parker Jnr
65 THE LAST WALTZ Engelbert Humperdinck
66 TRAGEDY/ HEARTBEAT Steps
67 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Kylie Minogue
68 DON’T GIVE UP ON US David Soul
69 EARTH SONG Michael Jackson
70 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) Bruno Mars
71 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk
72 WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna/ Calvin Harris
73 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE Gary Glitter
74 POKER FACE Lady Gaga
75 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade
76 SPACEMAN Babylon Zoo
77 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads
78 BLUE MONDAY New Order
79 SATURDAY NIGHT Whigfield
80 NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone
81 2 BECOME 1 Spice Girls
82 TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH Teletubbies
83 I REMEMBER YOU Frank Ifield
84 I BELIEVE/ UP ON THE ROOF Robson & Jerome
85 TORN Natalie Imbruglia
86 THAT’S MY GOAL Shayne Ward
87 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO
88 PURE AND SIMPLE Hear’Say
89 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/ Kimbra
90 PRICE TAG Jessie J
91 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Eminem/Rihanna
92 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL Pink Floyd
93 ANGELS Robbie Williams
94 THE YOUNG ONES Cliff Richard & The Shadows
95 BACK FOR GOOD Take That
96 WONDERWALL Oasis
97 DANCING QUEEN Abba
98 ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD Rihanna
99 I FEEL LOVE Donna Summer
100 BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis

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and a quick update based on dribs n drabs, most notably Gotye has done at least a few thousand more sales than Bruno Mars (sept 2012), and he’s probably higher than shown… My best guesses for million sellers NOT announced:

Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Tie A Yellow Ribbon – Dawn
Under The Moon Of Love – Showaddywaddy
Especially For You – Kylie & Jason
Fight For This Love – Cheryl Cole
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tight Fit
Whole Again – Atomic Kitten
Hey Jude – The Beatles

see how many I got right in a month or two! (half of them were right, Dawn, Showaddywaddy, Tight Fit, Beatles, the others are almost there! Others also hitting a million: White Chrismas (Bing Crosby), Sailing (Rod Stewart), I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor), I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing (Aerosmith)

this was the last update prior to the current November list update (Sept 2012):

Current best guesses, with Carly Rae Jepson rumoured to be just about to enter the All-time Top 100

1 CANDLE IN THE WIND ’97/ SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John
2 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? Band Aid
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen
4 MULL OF KINTYRE Wings
5 RIVERS OF BABYLON/ BROWN GIRL IN THE RING Boney M
6 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John
7 RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
8 SHE LOVES YOU Beatles
9 UNCHAINED MELODY/ WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Robson & Jerome
10 MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M
11 LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet
12 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN Will Young
13 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU Stevie Wonder
14 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND Beatles
15 BARBIE GIRL Aqua
16 BELIEVE Cher
17 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams
18 LAST CHRISTMAS/ EVERYTHING SHE WANTS Wham!
19 SUMMER NIGHTS John Travolta/ Olivia Newton-John
20 TWO TRIBES Frankie Goes To Hollywood
21 IMAGINE John Lennon
22 PERFECT DAY Various Artists
23 CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Beatles
24 TEARS Ken Dodd
25 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston
26 DON’T YOU WANT ME Human League
27 …BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears
28 THREE LIONS/’98 Baddiel & Skinner/ Lightning Seeds
29 I’LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy/ Faith Evans
30 KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
31 YMCA Village People
32 CARELESS WHISPER George Michael
33 MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion
34 I FEEL FINE Beatles
35 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Bill Halley & His Comets
36 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/ DAY TRIPPER Beatles
37 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER Seekers
38 RELEASE ME Engelbert Humperdinck
39 SOMEONE LIKE YOU Adele
40 GANGSTA’S PARADISE Coolio/ LV
41 THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush
42 UNCHAINED MELODY Gareth Gates
43 MOVES LIKE JAGGER Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera
44 KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees
45 WANNABEE Spice Girls
46 I GOTTA FEELING Black Eyed Peas
47 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO Tony Christie
48 EYE OF THE TIGER Survivor
49 NEVER EVER All Saints
50 THINK TWICE Celine Dion
51 IT WASN’T ME Shaggy/ Rik-Rok
52 COME ON EILEEN Dexy’s Midnight Runners
53 IT’S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley
54 HEART OF GLASS Blondie
55 DIANA Paul Anka
56 TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell
57 HALLELUJAH Alexandra Burke
58 GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Tom Jones
59 IT’S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
60 SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon
61 WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna/ Calvin Harris
62 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS Band Aid 20
63 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Gotye/ Kimbra
64 BRIGHT EYES Art Garfunkel
65 TRAGEDY/ HEARTBEAT Steps
66 MARY’S BOY CHILD Harry Belafonte
67 GHOSTBUSTERS Ray Parker Jnr
68 THE LAST WALTZ Engelbert Humperdinck
69 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Kylie Minogue
70 DON’T GIVE UP ON US David Soul
71 EARTH SONG Michael Jackson
72 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) Bruno Mars
73 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk
74 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE Gary Glitter
75 POKER FACE Lady Gaga
76 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade
77 SPACEMAN Babylon Zoo
78 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads
79 BLUE MONDAY New Order
80 SATURDAY NIGHT Whigfield
81 NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone
82 2 BECOME 1 Spice Girls
83 TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH Teletubbies
84 I REMEMBER YOU Frank Ifield
85 I BELIEVE/ UP ON THE ROOF Robson & Jerome
86 TORN Natalie Imbruglia
87 THAT’S MY GOAL Shayne Ward
88 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO
89 PURE AND SIMPLE Hear’Say
90 PRICE TAG Jessie J
91 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Eminem/Rihanna
92 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL Pink Floyd
93 ANGELS Robbie Williams
94 THE YOUNG ONES Cliff Richard & The Shadows
95 BACK FOR GOOD Take That
96 WONDERWALL Oasis
97 DANCING QUEEN Abba
98 ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD Rihanna
99 I FEEL LOVE Donna Summer
100 BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis

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