List of best-selling singles of the 2010s in the United Kingdom

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"Happy" by Pharrell Williams is currently the UK's best-selling single of the decade.
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A single is a type of music release defined by the British Official Charts Company (OCC) as having no more than four tracks and not lasting longer than 25 minutes;[1] during the 2010s, sales of singles have been monitored by the Official Charts Company and compiled weekly as the UK Singles Chart.

Since 2014, the UK Singles Chart has been based on streaming figures as well as physical/digital purchases.

The biggest selling single since January 2010 is "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams is the second best-selling single of the decade, followed by "Someone Like You" by Adele in third. The top five is completed by "Moves like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera at number four and "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra at number five.

Best-selling singles[edit]

As of 24 July 2014:

Best-selling singles of the 2010s in the UK
No. Single Artist Year Sales Chart
peak
1 "Happy" Williams, PharrellPharrell Williams 2013 1,800,000 1
2 "Blurred Lines" Thicke, RobinRobin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams 2013 1,550,000 1
3 "Someone Like You" Adele 2011 1,520,000 1
4 "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera 2011 1,450,000 2
5 "Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 2012 1,440,000 1
6 "Get Lucky" Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers 2013 1,308,000 1
7 "We Found Love" Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris 2011 1,307,000 1
8 "Impossible" Arthur, JamesJames Arthur 2012 1,300,000 1
9 "Call Me Maybe" Jepsen, Carly RaeCarly Rae Jepsen 2012 1,251,000 1
10 "Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock 2011 1,200,000 1
11 "Just the Way You Are (Amazing)" Mars, BrunoBruno Mars 2010 1,184,000 1
12 "Wake Me Up" Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc 2013 1,180,000 1
13 "Gangnam Style" Psy 2012 1,180,000 1
14 "Price Tag" Jessie J featuring B.o.B 2011 1,151,000 1
15 "Love the Way You Lie" Eminem featuring Rihanna 2010 1,126,000 2
16 "Titanium" Guetta, DavidDavid Guetta featuring Sia 2012 1,091,000 1
17 "Only Girl (In the World)" Rihanna 2010 1,090,000 1
18 "We Are Young" fun. featuring Janelle Monáe 2012 1,058,000 1
19 "Let Her Go" Passenger 2013 1,030,000 2
20 "When We Collide" Cardle, MattMatt Cardle 2010 1,010,000 1
21 "A Team, TheThe A Team" Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran 2011 1,008,000 3
22 "Diamonds" Rihanna 2012 1,000,000 1
23 "Rolling in the Deep" Adele 2010 1,000,000 2
24 "Firework" Katy Perry 2010 1,000,000 3
25 "La La La" Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith 2013 1,000,000 1
26 "Give Me Everything" Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer 2011 1,000,000 1
27 "Rather Be" Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne 2014 1,000,000 1
28 "Roar" Katy Perry 2013 948,000 1
29 "Forget You" Cee Lo Green 2010 898,000 1
30 "What Makes You Beautiful" One Direction 2011 890,000 1
31 "Grenade" Bruno Mars 2011 873,000 1
32 "Starships" Nicki Minaj 2012 864,000 2
33 "On the Floor" Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 2011 820,000 1
34 "Scream & Shout" will.i.am featuring Britney Spears 2012 819,000 1
35 "Jar of Hearts" Christina Perri 2011 804,000 3
36 "Make You Feel My Love" Adele 2010 802,000 4
37 "Thrift Shop" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2013 800,000 1
38 "Pass Out" Tinie Tempah featuring Labrinth 2010 794,000 1
39 "What's My Name?" Rihanna featuring Drake 2010 784,000 1
40 "Paradise" Coldplay 2011 778,000 1
41 "We No Speak Americano" Yolanda Be Cool vs DCUP 2010 757,000 1
42 "Domino" Jessie J 2012 749,000 1
43 "California Gurls" Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg 2010 748,000 1
44 "OMG" Usher featuring will.i.am 2010 739,000 1
45 "Earthquake" Labrinth featuring Tinie Tempah 2011 737,000 2
46 "Fireflies" Owl City 2010 731,000 1
47 "Payphone" Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa 2012 725,000 1
48 "Airplanes" B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams 2010 724,000 1
49 "Just Give Me a Reason" P!nk featuring Nate Ruess 2013 720,000 2
50 "Sexy and I Know It" LMFAO 2011 719,000 5
51 "All Of Me" John Legend 2013 712,000 2
52 "Counting Stars" OneRepublic 2013 711,000 1
53 "Wherever You Are" Military Wives with Gareth Malone 2011 708,000 1
54 "Mirrors" Justin Timberlake 2013 705,000 1
55 "Your Song" Ellie Goulding 2010 701,000 2
56 "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" Alicia Keys 2010 696,000 4
57 "Wild Ones" Flo Rida featuring Sia 2012 695,000 4
58 "Telephone" Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé 2010 694,000 1
59 "Timber" Pitbull featuring Kesha 2013 691,000 1
60 "Born This Way" Lady Gaga 2011 690,000 3
61 "S&M" Rihanna 2011 681,000 3
62 "Dynamite" Taio Cruz 2010 674,000 1
63 "Beneath Your Beautiful" Labrinth featuring Emeli Sandé 2012 663,000 1
64 "Pompeii" Bastille 2013 655,000 2
65 "Waiting All Night" Rudimental featuring Ella Eyre 2013 654,000 1
66 "Don't You Worry Child" Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin 2012 632,000 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rules For Chart Eligibility: Singles" (PDF). London: Official Charts Company. August 2009. p. 5. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2011.