Official Charts turns 60: The Million Sellers

Posted by | November 5, 2012 | MUSIC, Uncategorized

Millionsellers

To mark the 60th anniversary of the UK’s Official Singles Chart next week, the Official Charts Company have, for the first time, published a list of their biggest-selling singles ever. Only 123 artists have ever broken the one million copies sales barrier.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Elton John‘s 1997 tribute single to Diana, Princess of Wales tops the list, but there are quite a few eye-openers (and ear-closers) on the chart –  check out the full list here.

 

A book has been published to mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Official Singles Charts. ‘The Million Sellers’ tells the story of of each of those 123 singles, from  the very first (by Bill Haley & The Comets) to more recent singles by Lady Gaga, Rihanna and the Black Eyed Peas. Check it out here.

 

Listen to The Million Sellers on Deezer on this playlist:

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