List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 2000s

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UK Singles Chart number ones
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Christmas number one
Rihanna had a 10-week run at the top of the UK Singles Chart, along with Jay-Z, with "Umbrella".

The UK Singles Chart is the best compiled by The Official Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. The chart week runs from Sunday to Saturday, and the top 40 singles are revealed each Sunday on BBC Radio 1. Before the advent of music downloads, it was based entirely on sales of physical singles from retail outlets, but since 2005 permanent digital downloads have been included in the chart compilation.[1][2]

During the 2000s, 275 singles reached the number-one position on the chart. Over this period, Westlife was the most successful group at reaching the top spot, with 11 number-one singles. Rihanna and Jay-Z's song "Umbrella" spent 10 weeks at number one in 2007, the longest spell at the top of the charts since Wet Wet Wet's 1994 hit "Love Is All Around", which topped the charts for 15 weeks. The Internet allowed music to be heard by vast numbers of people on social networking sites such as YouTube and MySpace; it also increased piracy. This and the introduction of the UK Official Download Chart in 2004[3] led to a decrease in record sales and a reduction in the number of copies sold of a number-one record on the singles chart.[4] Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" became the first song to reach the top of the charts based on downloads alone in 2006, remaining at number one for nine consecutive weeks.[5] Physical single sales had been falling for more than a decade but digital single sales finally turned the trend around in 2008 with combined physical and digital single sales growing 33% over the previous year.[6] Lily Allen made herself known on the Internet through her MySpace page, and following this exposure, her debut single "Smile" peaked at number one.

Reality television shows played an important, influential role on the charts during the decade. Hear’Say won the original series of Popstars in 2000 and topped the charts with their debut single "Pure and Simple". A trend developed as this feat was replicated by Pop Idol winners Will Young (2002) and Michelle McManus (2003), and runners-up Gareth Gates and Sam & Mark; 2002 Fame Academy winner David Sneddon, and the winner of the first series of The X Factor, Steve Brookstein, in 2005. Reality television winners did especially well during the Christmas season; every Christmas number one from 2005 to 2008 came from an X Factor winner. Shayne Ward reached number one in 2005 with "That's My Goal", and he was followed by Leona Lewis, Leon Jackson and Alexandra Burke. Girls Aloud, the Popstars: The Rivals winners, also had the Christmas number one in 2002 with "Sound of the Underground." Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the first series of American Idol achieved her first UK number-one single, "My Life Would Suck Without You", in 2009.

The first number one of the decade, the double-A side "I Have a Dream" / "Seasons in the Sun" by Westlife, was a holdover from the end of 1999. "The Climb" by Joe McElderry was the final number one of the decade.

In January 2005 a landmark was reached as Elvis Presley's One Night became the 1,000th song to reach number one in the singles chart.[7]

Chart history[edit]

In 2000, 42 songs (not including Westlife's "I Have a Dream"/"Seasons in the Sun" which first reached number one at the end of 1999) hit the top spot, a UK charts record for most number ones in a calendar year. The year 2000 also holds the record for most consecutive weeks with a new number one, with a different single hitting the number-one spot every week from 24 June to 16 September.[8]

Six songs returned to the top of the charts for two separate spells. These were; "Don't Stop Movin'" by S Club 7 (2001), "Gotta Get thru This" by Daniel Bedingfield (2001–2002), "Call on Me" by Eric Prydz (2004), "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean (2006) and "Boom Boom Pow" (2009) and "I Gotta Feeling" (2009) by The Black Eyed Peas. In addition, Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" was number one in December 2009 and climbed back to the top in January 2010.

Number-one singles[edit]

Arctic Monkeys scored two number-ones this decade with their debut single, "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" and "When the Sun Goes Down", and are one of the first acts to come to the public attention via the Internet.
Britney Spears hit the top spot with "Oops!... I Did It Again" and "Born to Make You Happy" in 2000, and with "Toxic" and "Everytime" in 2004.
Russian duet t.A.T.u. took the world by storm with their number one single "All the Things She Said" in 2003 after much controversy surrounding the accompanying music video .
American rock band Evanescence debuted at number one with their single "Bring Me To Life" and their album "Fallen" in 2003 and started their massive international success.
Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" became the first song to reach number one on downloads alone in 2006.
Leona Lewis saw her debut single, "A Moment Like This", reach number one in 2006. Two more chart-toppers followed, including "Bleeding Love" which had a 7-week reign at number one in 2007 and "Run" in 2008.
American group The Black Eyed Peas spent six weeks at number one with "Where Is the Love?" in 2003. In 2009, "Boom Boom Pow", "I Gotta Feeling" and "Meet Me Halfway" also reached the number-one spot.
Geri Halliwell scored two number-ones this decade with "Bag It Up" and "It's Raining Men", totalling four number-ones of all time with the 99s' singles "Mi Chico Latino" and "Lift Me Up"
Westlife had 11 number-one singles between 2000 and 2009, including "Against All Odds", a duet with Mariah Carey in 2000.
Sugababes had more number-one singles than any other female act in the 2000s, with six. Their first number-one was "Freak Like Me" in 2002.
Kylie Minogue scored her second number one of the decade with "Can't Get You Out of My Head" in 2001, selling more than 1.1 million copies. This song was to become the biggest-selling single by a female of the 21st century.
Madonna holds the record for the most number-one singles by a female artist during the decade. She topped the chart for a fifth time in 2008 with "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.
Lady Gaga became the first female artist to score three number ones in a single year, with "Just Dance", "Poker Face" and "Bad Romance" all topping the chart in 2009.
Christina Aguilera gained three number-one singles in the 2000s and one in 1999.
Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire" became one of the biggest hits of 2008, spending 68 weeks in the UK chart. It sold over 840,000 copies, making it the biggest single by an American act in the 2000s.
Rapper Eminem scored 7 number-one hits in 2000s, putting him second behind Westlife for the most number-ones during the decade.
Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" was one of the best-selling singles in 2008.
Beyoncé scored 6 number ones in the 2000s—two with Destiny's Child and four solo.
Cheryl Cole scored 5 Number-ones since the middle of decade; four as a Girls Aloud member and one solo.
Latin singer Shakira scored number-one with her hit Hips Don't Lie for five non-consecutive weeks in 2006.
Rapper Jay-Z was 15 weeks at the top spot, the most in this decade.
Band U2 scored four number-ones in this decade.
Rapper Nelly scored four number-ones this decade.
Jennifer Lopez scored two number-ones this decade.
Mancunian rockers, Oasis scored 4 number-ones this decade.
Reggae singer Shaggy scored two number-ones in 2001.
RnB singer Usher scored two number-ones in 2004, "Yeah!" and "Burn".
Rap metal band Rage Against The Machine scored the last Christmas number one of the decade and their first UK number one with "Killing In The Name" after a successful Facebook campaign by English DJ Jon Morter to stop another X Factor winners single dominating the Christmas charts.
Key
  † Best-selling single of the year[9]
  ‡  – Best-selling single of the decade[9]
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Artist[nb 1] Single[nb 1] Reached number 1[nb 1] Weeks at
number 1[nb 1]
Westlife "I Have a Dream"/"Seasons in the Sun" 19 December 1999 4
Manic Street Preachers "The Masses Against the Classes" 16 January 2000 1
Britney Spears "Born to Make You Happy" 23 January 2000 1
Gabrielle "Rise" 30 January 2000 2
Oasis "Go Let It Out" 13 February 2000 1
All Saints "Pure Shores" 20 February 2000 2
Madonna "American Pie" 5 March 2000 1
Chicane with Bryan Adams "Don't Give Up" 12 March 2000 1
Geri Halliwell "Bag It Up" 19 March 2000 1
Melanie C featuring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes "Never Be The Same Again" 26 March 2000 1
Westlife "Fool Again" 2 April 2000 1
Craig David "Fill Me In" 9 April 2000 1
Fragma "Toca's Miracle" 16 April 2000 2
Oxide & Neutrino "Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty)" 30 April 2000 1
Britney Spears "Oops!... I Did It Again" 7 May 2000 1
Madison Avenue "Don't Call Me Baby" 14 May 2000 1
Billie Piper "Day & Night" 21 May 2000 1
Sonique "It Feels So Good" 28 May 2000 3
Black Legend "You See the Trouble with Me" 18 June 2000 1
Kylie Minogue "Spinning Around" 25 June 2000 1
Eminem "The Real Slim Shady" 2 July 2000 1
The Corrs "Breathless" 9 July 2000 1
Ronan Keating "Life Is a Rollercoaster" 16 July 2000 1
Five + Queen "We Will Rock You" 23 July 2000 1
Craig David "7 Days" 30 July 2000 1
Robbie Williams "Rock DJ" 6 August 2000 1
Melanie C "I Turn to You" 13 August 2000 1
Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" 20 August 2000 1
Madonna "Music" 27 August 2000 1
A1 "Take On Me" 3 September 2000 1
Modjo "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" 10 September 2000 2
Mariah Carey featuring Westlife "Against All Odds" 24 September 2000 2
All Saints "Black Coffee" 8 October 2000 1
U2 "Beautiful Day" 15 October 2000 1
Steps "Stomp" 22 October 2000 1
Spice Girls "Holler"/"Let Love Lead the Way" 29 October 2000 1
Westlife "My Love" 5 November 2000 1
A1 "Same Old Brand New You" 12 November 2000 1
LeAnn Rimes "Can't Fight the Moonlight" 19 November 2000 1
Destiny's Child "Independent Women Part I" 26 November 2000 1
S Club 7 "Never Had a Dream Come True" 3 December 2000 1
Eminem featuring Dido "Stan" 10 December 2000 1
Bob the Builder "Can We Fix It?"† 17 December 2000 3
Artist[nb 1] Single[nb 1] Reached
number 1[nb 1]
Weeks at
number 1[nb 1]
Rui da Silva "Touch Me" 7 January 2001 1
Jennifer Lopez "Love Don't Cost a Thing" 14 January 2001 1
Limp Bizkit "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" 21 January 2001 2
Atomic Kitten "Whole Again" 4 February 2001 4
Shaggy featuring Rikrok "It Wasn't Me"† 4 March 2001 1
Westlife "Uptown Girl" 11 March 2001 1
Hear’Say "Pure and Simple" 18 March 2001 3
Emma Bunton "What Took You So Long?" 8 April 2001 2
Destiny's Child "Survivor" 22 April 2001 1
S Club 7 "Don't Stop Movin'" 29 April 2001 1
Geri Halliwell "It's Raining Men" 6 May 2001 2
S Club 7 "Don't Stop Movin'" 20 May 2001 1
DJ Pied Piper "Do You Really Like It?" 27 May 2001 1
Shaggy featuring Rayvon "Angel" 3 June 2001 3
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink "Lady Marmalade" 24 June 2001 1
Hear’Say "The Way to Your Love" 1 July 2001 1
Roger Sanchez "Another Chance" 8 July 2001 1
Robbie Williams "Eternity/The Road to Mandalay" 15 July 2001 2
Atomic Kitten "Eternal Flame" 29 July 2001 2
So Solid Crew "21 Seconds" 12 August 2001 1
Five "Let's Dance" 19 August 2001 2
Blue "Too Close" 2 September 2001 1
Bob the Builder "Mambo No. 5" 9 September 2001 1
DJ Ötzi "Hey Baby" 16 September 2001 1
Kylie Minogue "Can't Get You out of My Head" 23 September 2001 4
Afroman "Because I Got High" 21 October 2001 3
Westlife "Queen of My Heart" 11 November 2001 1
Blue "If You Come Back" 18 November 2001 1
S Club 7 "Have You Ever" 25 November 2001 1
Daniel Bedingfield "Gotta Get Thru This" 2 December 2001 2
Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman "Somethin' Stupid" 16 December 2001 3
Artist[nb 1] Single[nb 1] Reached
number 1[nb 1]
Weeks at
number 1[nb 1]
Daniel Bedingfield "Gotta Get Thru This" 6 January 2002 1
Aaliyah "More Than a Woman" 13 January 2002 1
George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" 20 January 2002 1
Enrique Iglesias "Hero" 27 January 2002 4
Westlife "World of Our Own" 24 February 2002 1
Will Young "Anything Is Possible"/"Evergreen"‡ 3 March 2002 3
Gareth Gates "Unchained Melody" 24 March 2002 4
Oasis "The Hindu Times" 21 April 2002 1
Sugababes "Freak Like Me" 28 April 2002 1
Holly Valance "Kiss Kiss" 5 May 2002 1
Ronan Keating "If Tomorrow Never Comes" 12 May 2002 1
Liberty X "Just a Little" 19 May 2002 1
Eminem "Without Me" 26 May 2002 1
Will Young "Light My Fire" 2 June 2002 2
Elvis Presley vs. JXL "A Little Less Conversation" 16 June 2002 4
Gareth Gates "Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)" 14 July 2002 3
Darius "Colourblind" 4 August 2002 2
Sugababes "Round Round" 18 August 2002 1
Blazin' Squad "Crossroads" 25 August 2002 1
Atomic Kitten "The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)" 1 September 2002 3
Pink "Just like a Pill" 22 September 2002 1
Will Young and Gareth Gates "The Long and Winding Road"/"Suspicious Minds" 29 September 2002 2
Las Ketchup "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" 13 October 2002 1
Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland "Dilemma" 20 October 2002 2
DJ Sammy and Yanou featuring Do "Heaven" 3 November 2002 1
Westlife "Unbreakable" 10 November 2002 1
Christina Aguilera featuring Redman "Dirrty" 17 November 2002 2
Daniel Bedingfield "If You're Not the One" 1 December 2002 1
Eminem "Lose Yourself" 8 December 2002 1
Blue featuring Elton John "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" 15 December 2002 1
Girls Aloud "Sound of the Underground" 22 December 2002 4
Artist[nb 1] Single[nb 1] Reached
number 1[nb 1]
Weeks at
number 1[nb 1]
David Sneddon "Stop Living the Lie" 19 January 2003 2
t.A.T.u. "All the Things She Said" 2 February 2003 4
Christina Aguilera "Beautiful" 2 March 2003 2
Gareth Gates and The Kumars "Spirit in the Sky" 16 March 2003 2
Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham "Make Luv" 30 March 2003 4
Busted "You Said No" 27 April 2003 1
Tomcraft "Loneliness" 4 May 2003 1
R. Kelly "Ignition (Remix)" 11 May 2003 4
Evanescence "Bring Me to Life" 8 June 2003 4
Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z "Crazy in Love" 6 July 2003 3
Daniel Bedingfield "Never Gonna Leave Your Side" 27 July 2003 1
Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul "Breathe" 3 August 2003 4
Elton John "Are You Ready for Love" 31 August 2003 1
The Black Eyed Peas "Where Is the Love?"† 7 September 2003 6
Sugababes "Hole in the Head" 19 October 2003 1
Fatman Scoop "Be Faithful" 26 October 2003 2
Kylie Minogue "Slow" 9 November 2003 1
Busted "Crashed the Wedding" 16 November 2003 1
Westlife "Mandy" 23 November 2003 1
Will Young "Leave Right Now" 30 November 2003 2
Kelly Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne "Changes" 14 December 2003 1
Michael Andrews and Gary Jules "Mad World" 21 December 2003 3
Artist[nb 1] Single[nb 1] Reached
number 1[nb 1]
Weeks at
number 1[nb 1]
Michelle McManus "All This Time" 11 January 2004 3
LMC vs. U2 "Take Me to the Clouds Above" 1 February 2004 2
Sam & Mark "With a Little Help from My Friends" 15 February 2004 1
Busted "Who's David?" 22 February 2004 1
Peter Andre featuring Bubbler Ranx "Mysterious Girl" 29 February 2004 1
Britney Spears "Toxic" 7 March 2004 1
DJ Casper "Cha Cha Slide (Part 2)" 14 March 2004 1
Usher featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon "Yeah!" 21 March 2004 2
McFly "Five Colours In Her Hair" 4 April 2004 2
Eamon "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" 18 April 2004 4
Frankee "F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)" 16 May 2004 3
Mario Winans featuring P. Diddy and Enya "I Don't Wanna Know" 6 June 2004 2
Britney Spears "Everytime" 20 June 2004 1
McFly "Obviously" 27 June 2004 1
Usher "Burn" 4 July 2004 2
Shapeshifters "Lola's Theme" 18 July 2004 1
The Streets "Dry Your Eyes" 25 July 2004 1
Busted "Thunderbirds/3am" 1 August 2004 2
3 of a Kind "Baby Cakes" 15 August 2004 1
Natasha Bedingfield "These Words" 22 August 2004 2
Nelly "My Place/Flap Your Wings" 5 September 2004 1
Brian McFadden "Real to Me" 12 September 2004 1
Eric Prydz "Call On Me" 19 September 2004 3
Robbie Williams "Radio" 10 October 2004 1
Eric Prydz "Call On Me" 17 October 2004 2
Ja Rule featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti "Wonderful" 31 October 2004 1
Eminem "Just Lose It" 7 November 2004 1
U2 "Vertigo" 14 November 2004 1
Girls Aloud "I'll Stand by You" 21 November 2004 2
Band Aid 20 "Do They Know It's Christmas?"† 5 December 2004 4
Artist[nb 1] Single[nb 1] Reached
number 1[nb 1]
Weeks at
number 1[nb 1]
Steve Brookstein "Against All Odds" 2 January 2005 1
Elvis Presley "Jailhouse Rock" 9 January 2005 1
Elvis Presley "One Night/I Got Stung" 16 January 2005 1
Ciara featuring Petey Pablo "Goodies" 23 January 2005 1
Elvis Presley "It's Now or Never" 30 January 2005 1
Eminem "Like Toy Soldiers" 6 February 2005 1
U2 "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" 13 February 2005 1
Jennifer Lopez "Get Right" 20 February 2005 1
Nelly featuring Tim McGraw "Over and Over" 27 February 2005 1
Stereophonics "Dakota" 6 March 2005 1
McFly "All About You/You've Got a Friend" 13 March 2005 1
Tony Christie featuring Peter Kay "Is This the Way to Amarillo"† 20 March 2005 7
Akon "Lonely" 8 May 2005 2
Oasis "Lyla" 22 May 2005 1
Crazy Frog "Axel F" 29 May 2005 4
2Pac featuring Elton John "Ghetto Gospel" 26 June 2005 3
James Blunt "You're Beautiful" 17 July 2005 5
McFly "I'll Be OK" 21 August 2005 1
Oasis "The Importance of Being Idle" 28 August 2005 1
Gorillaz featuring Shaun Ryder "DARE" 4 September 2005 1
Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes "Don't Cha" 11 September 2005 3
Sugababes "Push the Button" 2 October 2005 3
Arctic Monkeys "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" 23 October 2005 1
Westlife "You Raise Me Up" 30 October 2005 2
Madonna "Hung Up" 13 November 2005 3
Pussycat Dolls "Stickwitu" 4 December 2005 2
Nizlopi "JCB" 18 December 2005 1
Shayne Ward "That's My Goal" 25 December 2005 4
Artist[nb 1] Single[nb 1] Reached
number 1[nb 1]
Weeks at
number 1[nb 1]
Arctic Monkeys "When the Sun Goes Down" 22 January 2006 1
The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge and Avery Storm "Nasty Girl" 29 January 2006 2
Meck featuring Leo Sayer "Thunder in My Heart Again" 12 February 2006 2
Madonna "Sorry" 26 February 2006 1
Chico "It's Chico Time" 5 March 2006 2
Orson "No Tomorrow" 19 March 2006 1
Ne-Yo "So Sick" 26 March 2006 1
Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"† 2 April 2006 9
Sandi Thom "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" 4 June 2006 1
Nelly Furtado "Maneater" 11 June 2006 3
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" 2 July 2006 1
Lily Allen "Smile" 9 July 2006 2
McFly "Don't Stop Me Now/Please, Please" 23 July 2006 1
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" 30 July 2006 4
Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z "Déjà Vu" 27 August 2006 1
Justin Timberlake "SexyBack" 3 September 2006 1
Scissor Sisters "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" 10 September 2006 4
Razorlight "America" 8 October 2006 1
My Chemical Romance "Welcome to the Black Parade" 15 October 2006 2
McFly "Star Girl" 29 October 2006 1
Fedde Le Grand "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" 5 November 2006 1
Westlife "The Rose" 12 November 2006 1
Akon featuring Eminem "Smack That" 19 November 2006 1
Take That "Patience" 26 November 2006 4
Leona Lewis "A Moment Like This" 24 December 2006 4
Artist[nb 1] Single[nb 1] Reached
number 1[nb 1]
Weeks at
number 1[nb 1]
Mika "Grace Kelly" 21 January 2007 5
Kaiser Chiefs "Ruby" 25 February 2007 1
Take That "Shine" 4 March 2007 2
Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud "Walk This Way" 18 March 2007 1
The Proclaimers featuring Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" 25 March 2007 3
Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake "Give It to Me" 15 April 2007 1
Beyoncé & Shakira "Beautiful Liar" 22 April 2007 3
McFly "Baby's Coming Back/Transylvania" 13 May 2007 1
Rihanna featuring Jay-Z "Umbrella" 20 May 2007 10
Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson and D.O.E. "The Way I Are" 29 July 2007 2
Robyn with Kleerup "With Every Heartbeat" 12 August 2007 1
Kanye West "Stronger" 19 August 2007 2
Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" 2 September 2007 4
Sugababes "About You Now" 30 September 2007 4
Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love"† 28 October 2007 7
Katie Melua and Eva Cassidy "What a Wonderful World" 16 December 2007 1
Leon Jackson "When You Believe" 23 December 2007 3
Artist[nb 1] Single[nb 1] Reached
number 1[nb 1]
Weeks at
number 1[nb 1]
Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz "Now You're Gone" 13 January 2008 5
Duffy "Mercy" 17 February 2008 5
Estelle featuring Kanye West "American Boy" 23 March 2008 4
Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland "4 Minutes" 20 April 2008 4
The Ting Tings "That's Not My Name" 18 May 2008 1
Rihanna "Take a Bow" 25 May 2008 2
Mint Royale "Singin' in the Rain" 8 June 2008 2
Coldplay "Viva la Vida" 22 June 2008 1
Ne-Yo "Closer" 29 June 2008 1
Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome "Dance Wiv Me" 6 July 2008 4
Kid Rock "All Summer Long" 3 August 2008 1
Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl" 10 August 2008 5
Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" 14 September 2008 3
Pink "So What" 5 October 2008 3
Girls Aloud "The Promise" 26 October 2008 1
The X Factor Finalists 2008 "Hero" 2 November 2008 3
Beyoncé "If I Were a Boy" 23 November 2008 1
Take That "Greatest Day" 30 November 2008 1
Leona Lewis "Run" 7 December 2008 2
Alexandra Burke "Hallelujah"† 21 December 2008 3
Artist[nb 1] Single[nb 1] Reached
number 1[nb 1]
Weeks at
number 1[nb 1]
Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis "Just Dance" 11 January 2009 3
Lily Allen "The Fear" 1 February 2009 4
Kelly Clarkson "My Life Would Suck Without You" 1 March 2009 1
Flo Rida featuring Kesha "Right Round" 8 March 2009 1
Vanessa Jenkins and Bryn West featuring Sir Tom Jones and Robin Gibb "Islands in the Stream" 15 March 2009 1
Lady Gaga "Poker Face"† 22 March 2009 3
Calvin Harris "I'm Not Alone" 12 April 2009 2
Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz "Number 1" 26 April 2009 3
The Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" 17 May 2009 1
Armand Van Helden vs Dizzee Rascal "Bonkers" 24 May 2009 2
The Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" 7 June 2009 1
Pixie Lott "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" 14 June 2009 1
David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland "When Love Takes Over" 21 June 2009 1
La Roux "Bulletproof" 28 June 2009 1
Cascada "Evacuate the Dancefloor" 5 July 2009 2
JLS "Beat Again" 19 July 2009 2
The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" 2 August 2009 1
Tinchy Stryder featuring Amelle "Never Leave You" 9 August 2009 1
The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" 16 August 2009 1
David Guetta featuring Akon "Sexy Bitch/Chick" 23 August 2009 1
Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris "Holiday" 30 August 2009 1
Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West "Run This Town" 6 September 2009 1
Pixie Lott "Boys and Girls" 13 September 2009 1
Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris "Break Your Heart" 20 September 2009 3
Chipmunk featuring Dayo Olatunji "Oopsy Daisy" 11 October 2009 1
Alexandra Burke featuring Flo Rida "Bad Boys" 18 October 2009 1
Cheryl Cole "Fight for This Love" 25 October 2009 2
JLS "Everybody in Love" 8 November 2009 1
The Black Eyed Peas "Meet Me Halfway" 15 November 2009 1
The X Factor finalists 2009 "You Are Not Alone" 22 November 2009 1
Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band "The Official BBC Children in Need Medley" 29 November 2009 2
Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" 13 December 2009 1
Rage Against the Machine "Killing in the Name" 20 December 2009 1
Joe McElderry "The Climb" 27 December 2009 1

Statistics by decade[edit]

By artist[edit]

The following artists achieved four or more number-one hits during the 2000s. A number of artists had number-one singles on their own as well as part of a collaboration. Madonna, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake's song "4 Minutes", for example, is counted for all three artists because they were credited on the cover, while "Where Is the Love?" does not count for Timberlake as he did not receive artist credit on that track to avoid overexposure.

Artist Number-one hits
Republic of Ireland Westlife 11
United States Eminem 7
United Kingdom McFly 7
United Kingdom Sugababes 6
United States Madonna 5
United States The Black Eyed Peas 4
United States Beyoncé 4
United Kingdom Busted 4
United Kingdom Gareth Gates 4
United Kingdom Girls Aloud 4
United States Jay-Z 4
United States Nelly 4
United Kingdom Oasis 4
United States Elvis Presley 4
United States Britney Spears 4
Republic of Ireland U2 4
United Kingdom Robbie Williams 4
United Kingdom Will Young 4

Artists by total number of weeks at number-one[edit]

Artist Weeks at number-one
United Kingdom Sugababes 15[E]
United States Jay-Z 15[A]
Republic of Ireland Westlife 14[B]
Barbados Rihanna 13
United Kingdom Leona Lewis 13
United Kingdom Peter Kay 12[F]
United Kingdom Will Young 12[E]
United Kingdom Alexandra Burke 11[G]
United States The Black Eyed Peas 11
United Kingdom Dizzee Rascal 11[E]
United Kingdom Gareth Gates 11
United Kingdom Robbie Williams 10
United States Madonna 10
United Kingdom Atomic Kitten 9
United States Gnarls Barkley 9
United States Beyoncé 8
United Kingdom Girls Aloud 8
Colombia Shakira 8
United Kingdom McFly 8
United States Lady Gaga 7
United States Eminem 7

Songs by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

Song Weeks at number-one
"Umbrella" 10
"Crazy" 9
"Bleeding Love" 7
"Is This the Way to Amarillo" 7
"Where Is the Love?" 6
"Call on Me" 5
"Grace Kelly" 5
"Hips Don't Lie" 5
"I Kissed a Girl" 5
"Mercy" 5
"Now You're Gone" 5
"You're Beautiful" 5

Million-selling and platinum records[edit]

In April 1973, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) began classifying singles and albums by the number of units shipped. In the 1990s the highest threshold was "platinum record" and was awarded to singles that shipped over 600,000 units.[20][21][nb 2] In February 1987, the BPI introduced multi-platinum awards so that if a single sold 1,200,000 units it was classified as 2× Platinum, 1,800,000 units as 3× Platinum, and so on.[20]

Thirty-four records, including only three that did not reach number one, were classified platinum in the 2000s, eleven other songs, with only one which did not reach number one, released in the 2000s were classified as platinum in 2010s.[23] Fifteen records from the decade sold over one million units.[24][25][26][27][28][29][30] Of those four went multi-platinum, with Will Young's "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible" the only single to be classified 3× Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for shipping 1.8 million copies.

Artist Song Date released Date certified
platinum
Year of millionth sale
(multi-platinum)
All Saints "Pure Shores" 14 February 2000 3 March 2000
Sonique "It Feels So Good" 29 May 2000 30 June 2000
Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams "Rock DJ" 31 July 2000 13 October 2000
Bob the Builder "Can We Fix It" 4 December 2000 15 December 2000 2001
Eminem "Stan" 4 December 2000 15 December 2000 2000
Baha Men "Who Let the Dogs Out?"[No 2] 2 October 2000 22 December 2000
Shaggy "It Wasn't Me" 26 February 2001 2 March 2001 2001
Atomic Kitten "Whole Again" 29 January 2001 2 March 2001
Westlife "Uptown Girl" 5 March 2001 16 March 2001
Hear'Say "Pure and Simple" 12 March 2001 30 March 2001 2001, (2×: 30 March 2001)
S Club 7 "Don't Stop Movin'" 29 January 2001 2 March 2001
Minogue, KylieKylie Minogue "Can't Get You Out of My Head" 17 September 2001 28 September 2001 2002
DJ Ötzi "Hey Baby" 10 September 2001 19 October 2001
Young, WillWill Young "Evergreen"/"Anything is Possible" 25 February 2002 1 March 2002 2002, (2–3×: 1 March 2002)
Iglesias, EnriqueEnrique Iglesias "Hero" 21 January 2002 15 March 2002
Gates, GarethGareth Gates "Unchained Melody" 18 March 2002 22 March 2002 2002, (2×: 22 March 2002)
Presley, ElvisElvis Presley vs JXL "A Little Less Conversation" 10 June 2002 2 August 2002
Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland "Dilemma" 14 October 2002 8 November 2002
Las Ketchup "The Ketchup Song" 7 October 2002 24 January 2003
Girls Aloud "Sound of the Underground" 16 December 2002 14 March 2003
Gates, GarethGareth Gates "Spirit in the Sky" 10 March 2003 2 May 2003
The Black Eyed Peas "Where Is the Love?" 1 September 2003 31 October 2003
Andrews, MichaelMichael Andrews and Gary Jules "Mad World" 15 December 2003 9 January 2004
Band Aid 20 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" 19 November 2004 17 December 2004 2004, (2×: 17 December 2004)
Christie, TonyTony Christie featuring Peter Kay "Is This the Way to Amarillo" 14 March 2005 8 April 2005 2005
Ward, ShayneShayne Ward "That's My Goal" 21 December 2005 13 January 2006 2005–2006
Barkley, GnarlsGnarls Barkley "Crazy" 10 April 2006 26 May 2006 2011
Lewis, LeonaLeona Lewis "A Moment Like This" 18 December 2006 5 January 2007
Lewis, LeonaLeona Lewis "Bleeding Love" 22 October 2007 18 January 2008 2010
Rihanna featuring Jay-Z "Umbrella" 14 May 2007 12 December 2008
Rascal, DizzeeDizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome "Dance wiv Me" 7 July 2008 16 January 2009
Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" 15 September 2008 2010
Burke, AlexandraAlexandra Burke "Hallelujah" 17 December 2008 16 January 2009 2009
X Factor finalists "Hero" 27 October 2008 16 January 2009
La Roux "In for the Kill"[No 2] 16 March 2009 28 August 2009
Lady Gaga "Just Dance" 5 January 2009 7 January 2010
Lady Gaga "Poker Face" 13 April 2009 7 January 2010 2010
McElderry, JoeJoe McElderry "The Climb" 16 December 2009 7 January 2010
The Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" 25 May 2009 7 January 2010
The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" 24 July 2009 7 January 2010 2010
Burke, AlexandraAlexandra Burke featuring Flo Rida "Bad Boys" 12 October 2009 7 January 2010
Nickelback "Rockstar"[No 2] 12 November 2007 23 April 2010
Cole, CherylCheryl Cole "Fight for This Love" 19 October 2009 14 May 2010
Perry, KatyKaty Perry "I Kissed a Girl" 1 September 2008 10 September 2010
Guetta, DavidDavid Guetta featuring Akon "Sexy Chick" 14 August 2009 10 September 2010
Perry, KatyKaty Perry "Hot n Cold"[No 3] 24 November 2008 11 March 2011
Coldplay "Viva la Vida" 6 May 2008 23 November 2012

Additional information[edit]

  • [No 2]: The singles "Who Let the Dogs Out?", "Rockstar" and "In for the Kill" peaked at number two in the UK Singles chart.[31][32][33]
  • [No 3]: "Hot n Cold" is the platinum-selling only single of the 2000s which did not peak at number one or two. It peaked at number four.[34]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an The artist, song name, date of number-one and duration are those given by The Official Charts Company.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]
  2. ^ The number of sales required to qualify for Platinum, Gold and Silver discs was dropped in 1989 from the former thresholds of Silver (250,000 units), Gold (500,000 units), and Platinum (1,000,000 units) to the current thresholds of Silver (200,000 units), Gold (400,000 units), and Platinum (600,000 units)[20][22]

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