Avicii s "Wake Me Up", one of UK s biggest selling singles of All time!

Posted on October 7, 2013

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Avicii’s Wake Me Up is one of UK's best-selling Singles of All Time! It has become the UK’s 140th million-selling single. The 24-year-old Swedish DJ and Producer’s track broke through the million copies sales barrier on Sunday, October 6. Wake Me Up is the 140th single to reach this milestone in British history, and the third track released this year to do so; Daft Punk’s Get Lucky featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines featuring TI and Pharrell Williams became million sellers in June and July, respectively.

Comments the Official Charts Company’s Chief Executive, Martin Talbot: "Congratulations to Avicii - hitting the million mark is a superb achievement for any act. It has been a fantastic year for smash hit singles with three 2013-released million-sellers already, and we can be sure that Avicii is not going to be the last millionaire of this year!"

Wake Me Up debuted at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart back in July. It became the fastest selling single of 2013 so far, selling 267,000 copies during its first week on sale. Wake Me Up spent three consecutive weeks at Number 1, and denied One Direction their fourth UK chart topper (with Best Song Ever).

“Having the fastest selling record of 2013 is obviously a huge deal to me,” Avicii told BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show host Jameela Jamil. “I never thought being on the Official Chart was an option for my music. Dance music has its own things; we have our own charts and lists, so just having a Number 1 is insane!”

Sir Elton John’s double A-side, "Something About The Way You Look Tonight / Candle In The Wind" '97, remains the UK’s biggest selling single of all-time. It has clocked up nearly 5 million sales since its release sixteen years ago.

You can see the full list of the UK’s 140 Official Million Selling Singles below:

The UK's 140 Million-Selling Singles

2013 
1. BLURRED LINES - ROBIN THICKE FT T.I. & PHARRELL 
2. GET LUCKY - DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS & NILE RODGERS
3. WAKE ME UP - AVICII

2012
4. CALL ME MAYBE - CARLY RAE JEPSEN
5. GANGNAM STYLE - PSY
6. IMPOSSIBLE - JAMES ARTHUR

2011
7. MOVES LIKE JAGGER - MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA
8. PARTY ROCK ANTHEM - LMFAO FT LAUREN BENNETT AND GOONROCK
9. PRICE TAG - JESSIE J FT B.O.B
10. SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW - GOTYE FT KIMBRA
11. SOMEONE LIKE YOU - ADELE
12. THE A TEAM - ED SHEERAN
13. TITANIUM - DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
14. WE ARE YOUNG - FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
15. WE FOUND LOVE - RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS

2010
16. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) - BRUNO MARS
17. LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE - EMINEM FT RIHANNA
18. ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) - RIHANNA
19. WHEN WE COLLIDE - MATT CARDLE

2009
20. BAD ROMANCE - LADY GAGA
21. FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE - CHERYL COLE
22. I GOTTA FEELING - BLACK EYED PEAS
23. POKER FACE - LADY GAGA
24. HALLELUJAH - ALEXANDRA BURKE

2008
25. SEX ON FIRE - KINGS OF LEON
26. USE SOMEBODY - KINGS OF LEON

2007
27. BLEEDING LOVE - LEONA LEWIS

2006
28. CHASING CARS - SNOW PATROL
29. CRAZY - GNARLS BARKLEY

2005
30. (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO - TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY
31. THAT'S MY GOAL - SHAYNE WARD

2004
32. DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - BAND AID 

2002
33. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN - WILL YOUNG
34. UNCHAINED MELODY - GARETH GATES

2001
35. CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD - KYLIE MINOGUE
36. IT WASN'T ME - SHAGGY FT RIKROK
37. PURE AND SIMPLE - HEAR'SAY
38. WHOLE AGAIN - ATOMIC KITTEN

2000
39. CAN WE FIX IT? - BOB THE BUILDER

1999
40. BABY ONE MORE TIME - BRITNEY SPEARS
41. BLUE (DA BA DEE) - EIFFEL 65

1998
42. BELIEVE - CHER
43. HEARTBEAT/TRAGEDY - STEPS
44. I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING - AEROSMITH
45. MY HEART WILL GO ON - CELINE DION
46. NO MATTER WHAT - BOYZONE

1997
47. ANGELS - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
48. BARBIE GIRL - AQUA
49. I'LL BE MISSING YOU - PUFF DADDY & FAITH EVANS
50. IT'S LIKE THAT RUN-DMC VS JASON NEVINS
51. NEVER EVER - ALL SAINTS
52. PERFECT DAY - VARIOUS ARTISTS
53. SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT / CANDLE IN THE WIND - ELTON JOHN
54. TELETUBBIES SAY "EH-OH!" - TELETUBBIES
55. TORN - NATALIE IMBRUGLIA

1996
56. 2 BECOME 1 - SPICE GIRLS
57. KILLING ME SOFTLY - FUGEES
58. SPACEMAN - BABYLON ZOO
59. THREE LIONS - BADDIEL & SKINNER & LIGHTNING SEEDS
60. WANNABE - SPICE GIRLS

1995
61. BACK FOR GOOD - TAKE THAT
62. EARTH SONG - MICHAEL JACKSON
63. GANGSTA'S PARADISE - COOLIO FT LV
64. I BELIEVE/UP ON THE ROOF - ROBSON & JEROME
65. MYSTERIOUS GIRL - PETER ANDRE FT BUBBLER RANX
66. UNCHAINED MELODY/(THERE'LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER - ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN
67. WONDERWALL - OASIS
68. LOVE IS ALL AROUND - WET WET WET

1994
69. SATURDAY NIGHT - WHIGFIELD
70. THINK TWICE - CELINE DION

1992
71. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - WHITNEY HOUSTON

1991
72. (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU - BRYAN ADAMS

1989
73. RIDE ON TIME - BLACK BOX

1987
74. FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL

1985
75. THE POWER OF LOVE - JENNIFER RUSH

1984
76. CARELESS WHISPER - GEORGE MICHAEL
77. DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - BAND AID
78. GHOSTBUSTERS - RAY PARKER JR.
79. JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU - STEVIE WONDER
80. LAST CHRISTMAS/EVERYTHING SHE WANTS - WHAM!
81. TWO TRIBES - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

1983
82. BLUE MONDAY - NEW ORDER
83. KARMA CHAMELEON - CULTURE CLUB
84. RELAX - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
85. UPTOWN GIRL - BILLY JOEL

1982
86. COME ON EILEEN - DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
87. EYE OF THE TIGER - SURVIVOR
88. FAME - IRENE CARA
89. THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - TIGHT FIT

1981
90. DON'T YOU WANT ME? - HUMAN LEAGUE
91. STAND & DELIVER - ADAM AND THE ANTS
92. TAINTED LOVE - SOFT CELL

1979
93. ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) - PINK FLOYD
94. BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
95. HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE
96. I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
97. HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK - IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS

1978
98. MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD - BONEY M
99. RIVERS OF BABYLON/BROWN GIRL IN THE RING-BONEY M
100. SUMMER NIGHTS - JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
101. YMCA VILLAGE PEOPLE - 1978
102. YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT - JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

1977
103. I FEEL LOVE - DONNA SUMMER
104. MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS' SCHOOL - WINGS
105. DANCING QUEEN - ABBA 
106. DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - JULIE COVINGTON

1976
107. DON'T GIVE UP ON US - DAVID SOUL
108. DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART - ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE
109. SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME - BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
110. UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE - SHOWADDYWADDY

1975 
111. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - QUEEN
112. IMAGINE - JOHN LENNON
113. SAILING - ROD STEWART

1973
114. I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE - GARY GLITTER
115. MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY - SLADE
116. TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE - DAWN FT TONY ORLANDO

1972
117. EYE LEVEL - THE SIMON PARK ORCHESTRA
118. LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL - LITTLE JIMMY OSMOND

1971
119. I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING - THE NEW SEEKERS

1969
120. SUGAR SUGAR - THE ARCHIES

1968
121. HEY JUDE - THE BEATLES

1967
122. RELEASE ME - ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
123. THE LAST WALTZ - ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

1966
124. GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - TOM JONES

1965
125. TEARS - KEN DODD
126. THE CARNIVAL IS OVER - THE SEEKERS
127. UNCHAINED MELODY - THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
128. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - THE BEATLES

1964
129. I FEEL FINE - THE BEATLES
130. WE CAN WORK IT OUT/DAY TRIPPER - THE BEATLES

1963 
131. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND - THE BEATLES
132. SHE LOVES YOU - THE BEATLES

1962
133. I REMEMBER YOU - FRANK IFIELD
134. THE YOUNG ONES - CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS

1961
135. STRANGER ON THE SHORE - MR ACKER BILK AND HIS PARAMOUNT JAZZ BAND

1960
136. IT'S NOW OR NEVER - ELVIS PRESLEY
137. DIANA - PAUL ANKA
138. MARY'S BOY CHILD - HARRY BELAFONTE

1955 
139. (WE'RE GONNA) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK - BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS

1942
140. WHITE CHRISTMAS - BING CROSBY WITH THE KEN DARBY SINGERS AND JOHN SCOTT TROTTER ORCHESTRA



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