Best Selling Singles Of All Time

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Best Selling Singles Of All Time

Have you ever wondered what the best selling singles of all time are? Look no further! Will definitely have to make a playlist with these songs! (Updated 16/7/2012)

I am going to follow suit and develop a digital singles chart – stay tuned

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Artist Single  Released  Sold (Millions)
Bing Crosby White Christmas 1942 50
Elton John Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight 1997 33
Bing Crosby Silent Night 1935 30
Bill Haley & His Comets Rock Around the Clock 1954 25
Elvis Presley It’s Now or Never 1960 22
USA for Africa We Are the World 1985 20
Paul Anka Diana 1957 20
The Ink Spots If I Didn’t Care 1936 19
Baccara Yes Sir, I Can Boogie 1977 18
Gene Autry Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1949 18
Kenny Rogers Lady 1980 16
Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On 1998 15
Scorpions Wind of Change 1991 14
Kyu Sakamoto Sukiyaki 1961 13
Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman Time to Say Goodbye 1996 12
Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You 1992 12
Village People Y.M.C.A. 1978 12
Band Aid Do They Know It’s Christmas? 1984 11.7
Terry Jacks Seasons in the Sun 1974 11.5
Los del Río Macarena 1995 11
Roger Whittaker The Last Farewell 1975 11
Biddu and Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting 1974 11
George McCrae Rock Your Baby 1974 11
The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand 1964 11
Mills Brothers Paper Doll 1943 11
Panjabi MC Mundian To Bach Ke 1998 10
Cher Believe 1998 10
Mariah Carey All I Want for Christmas Is You 1994 10
Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do It for You 1991 10
Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven 1971 10
Middle of the Road Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep 1971 10
Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale 1967 10
The Monkees I’m a Believer 1966 10
Elvis Presley Hound Dog 1956 10
Roy Acuff Wabash Cannonball 1942 10
Britney Spears …Baby One More Time 1998 9
Paul Anka Diana 1957 9
Shakira Whenever, Wherever 2001 8.5
Survivor Eye of the Tiger 1982 8.03
Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z Crazy in Love 2003 8
Ricky Martin Livin’ la Vida Loca 1999 8
Aqua Barbie Girl 1997 8
Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit 1991 8
Modern Talking You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul 1984 8
The Beatles Hey Jude 1968 8
Mary Hopkin Those Were the Days 1968 8
The Animals The House of the Rising Sun 1964 8
Mahalia Jackson Move On Up a Little Higher 1948 8
Shocking Blue Venus 1969 7.5
Ashanti Foolish 2002 7.2
Green Day Boulevard of Broken Dreams 2004 7
Christina Aguilera Genie in a Bottle 1999 7
Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112 I’ll Be Missing You 1997 7
Andrea Bocelli Con te partirò 1997 7
a-ha Take on Me 1985 7
Queen Another One Bites the Dust 1980 7
Chic Le Freak 1978 7
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Amazing Grace 1972 7
Danyel Gérard Butterfly 1971 7
Scott McKenzie San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) 1967 7
Scott McKenzie San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) 1967 7
The Beatles Can’t Buy Me Love 1964 7
Julie Rogers The Wedding 1964 7
Vernon Dalhart The Prisoner’s Song 1924 7
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You’re the One That I Want 1978 6.53
Britney Spears Oops!… I Did It Again 2000 6
Janet Jackson Together Again 1997 6
Spice Girls Wannabe 1996 6
Madonna Vogue 1990 6
George Michael Careless Whisper 1984 6
Wings Mull of Kintyre 1977 6
ABBA Fernando 1976 6
Brotherhood of Man Save Your Kisses for Me 1976 6
Dawn Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree 1973 6
Dawn Knock Three Times 1971 6
The New Seekers I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing 1971 6
Mungo Jerry In the Summertime 1970 6
Neil Diamond Cracklin’ Rosie 1970 6
Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970 6
The Archies Sugar, Sugar 1969 6
The Jackson 5 I Want You Back 1969 6
Harry Simeone Chorale The Little Drummer Boy 1958 6
Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On 1957 6
Bing Crosby Jingle Bells 1943 6
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 1976 5.94
Michael Jackson Thriller 1984 5.82
Coolio ft. L.V. Gangsta’s Paradise 1995 5.7
Tino Rossi Petit Papa Noël 1946 5.7
T.I. Whatever You Like 2008 5.6
Michael Jackson Billie Jean 1983 5.6
Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley PTA 1968 5.5
Chipmunks The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) 1958 5.5
Shakira Underneath Your Clothes 2002 5
Kylie Minogue Can’t Get You Out of My Head 2001 5
Eminem Stan 2000 5
Enigma Sadeness (Part I) 1990 5
Madonna Like a Prayer 1989 5
Kaoma Lambada 1989 5
Michael Jackson Beat It 1983 5
Culture Club Karma Chameleon 1983 5
Musical Youth Pass the Dutchie 1982 5
ABBA Waterloo 1974 5
Billy Swan I Can Help 1974 5
Donny Osmond Puppy Love 1971 5
Three Dog Night Joy to the World 1971 5
The Jackson 5 I’ll Be There 1970 5
The Partridge Family I Think I Love You 1970 5
1910 Fruitgum Company Simon Says 1968 5
Tom Jones Delilah 1968 5
Tommy James and the Shondells Crimson and Clover 1968 5
Bee Gees Massachusetts 1967 5
Engelbert Humperdinck Release Me 1967 5
The Monkees Daydream Believer 1967 5
Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler Ballad of the Green Berets 1966 5
Nini Rosso Il Silenzio 1965 5
The Beatles She Loves You 1963 5
The Tornados Telstar 1962 5
Elvis Presley Surrender 1961 5
Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight? 1960 5
Mitch Miller March from Bridge On The River Kwai 1957 5
Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire 1957 5
Elvis Presley Don’t Be Cruel 1956 5
Elvis Presley Love Me Tender 1956 5
Gene Autry That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine 1939 5
Gene Austin My Blue Heaven 1927 5

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