List of best-selling music downloads of the 2000s in the United Kingdom

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Sales of music downloads in the United Kingdom have been monitored since 2004; during the 2000s, these sales were collated by the Official Charts Company and compiled weekly into the UK Official Download Chart, a record chart of the biggest-selling downloads in the UK.[1]

In September 2009, The Daily Telegraph published a chart of what were the best-selling music downloads of the decade to that point. American singer Lady Gaga was number one with her 2009 single "Poker Face".[2]

Several songs sold a significant amount in the final four months of the decade, after The Daily Telegraph '​s list was published. These songs include "Bad Boys" by Alexandra Burke, "Fight For This Love" by Cheryl Cole, and "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine, which sold more than half a million copies in one week to become the 2009 Christmas number one.[3]

Best-selling music downloads[edit]

As of 7 September 2009:

Best-selling music downloads of the 2000s in the UK
No. Artist Song Record label Year Chart
peak
1 Lady Gaga "Poker Face" Warner 2009 1
2 Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" Sony 2008 1
3 Lady Gaga "Just Dance" Warner 2009 1
4 Kings of Leon "Use Somebody" Sony 2008
5 La Roux "In for the Kill" Warner 2009 2
6 Lewis, LeonaLeona Lewis "Run" Sony 2008 1
7 Burke, AlexandraAlexandra Burke "Hallelujah" Sony 2008 1
8 Lewis, LeonaLeona Lewis "Bleeding Love" Sony 2007 1
9 Snow Patrol "Chasing Cars" Universal 2006
10 Nickelback "Rockstar" Warner 2007 1
11 Perry, KatyKaty Perry "I Kissed a Girl" EMI 2008 1
12 Beyoncé "If I Were a Boy" Sony 2008 1
13 Rihanna featuring Jay-Z "Umbrella" Universal 2007 1
14 Take That "Rule the World" Universal 2007
15 Morrison, JamesJames Morrison featuring Nelly Furtado "Broken Strings" Universal 2008
16 Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" Universal 2009 1
17 Duffy "Mercy" Universal 2008 1
18 Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" Warner 2006 1
19 Perry, KatyKaty Perry "Hot n Cold" EMI 2008
20 Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome "Dance wiv Me" Dirtee Stank 2008 1
21 Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz "Number 1" Universal 2009 1
22 Killers, TheThe Killers "Human" Universal 2008
23 Pink "So What" Sony 2008 1
24 Allen, LilyLily Allen "Fear, TheThe Fear" EMI 2009 1
25 Estelle featuring Kanye West "American Boy" Warner 2008 1
26 Flo Rida featuring T-Pain "Low" Warner 2008 2
27 Sparro, SamSam Sparro "Black and Gold" Universal 2008
28 Timbaland presents OneRepublic "Apologize" Universal 2007 1
29 Girls Aloud "Promise, TheThe Promise" Universal 2008 1
30 Mika "Grace Kelly" Universal 2007 1
31 Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" Universal 2009 1
32 Ronson, MarkMark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse "Valerie" Sony 2007 2
33 Rihanna "Disturbia" Universal 2008
34 Coldplay "Viva la Vida" EMI 2008 1
35 Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden "Bonkers" Dirtee Stank 2009 1
36 Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha "Right Round" Universal 2009 1
37 Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake "4 Minutes" Warner 2008 1
38 Sugababes "About You Now" Universal 2007 1
39 Rahman, A. R.A. R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" Universal 2009
40 Harris, CalvinCalvin Harris "I'm Not Alone" Sony 2009 1

References[edit]

General (chart positions)
Specific
  1. ^ "About Us – Who We Are – The Charts We Compile". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 January 2013. ... Singles Downloads ... 
  2. ^ "Lady Gaga crowned queen of the downloads". The Daily Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media). 7 September 2009. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 6412514. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rage Against the Machine beat X Factor winner in charts". London: BBC News. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 

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