2010 in British music charts

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The British music charts are compiled by the Official Charts Company to measure sales of recorded music on compact disc and digital download.

Summary[edit]

In early January, Iyaz's début single "Replay" went to number one. It became the first number one single of the 2010s; not counting Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" which first reached number one in 2009. February saw the release of X Factor finalist Jedward's debut single, "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)". Debuting at number one mid-month was the Helping Haiti single, a cover of "Everybody Hurts". The single, which was arranged by Simon Cowell, features 21 artists including Kylie Minogue, Cheryl, Leona Lewis, Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle. It recorded the biggest first-week sales of any single since 2000, selling over 453,000. All of the proceeds went to the Disasters Emergency Committee and The Sun's Helping Haiti charity.

The BRIT Awards on 16 February boosted the sales of both singles and albums; the songs performed on the BRIT Awards climbed the singles chart while the albums that won BRIT Awards climbed the albums chart. British artists received awards recognition overseas, with The Ting Tings, Adele, Seal, Imogen Heap, Pet Shop Boys and Coldplay nominated at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Also in February, the band Sade's first studio album in ten years, Soldier of Love, debuted at number one in the United States.

In March, rapper Tinie Tempah's debut single "Pass Out" entered the singles chart at number one, with sales of just over 92,000. In April, Scouting for Girls returned to the charts with their first UK number-one single "This Ain't a Love Song", the first single from their second album Everybody Wants to Be on TV. A Facebook group called Christian Music set up an Internet campaign to get Christian rock anthem "History Makers" by Delirious? to number one on Easter Sunday; it ended up getting to number four. Diana Vickers debuted at number one with "Once", and rapper Chipmunk and Dutch singer Esmée Denters secured a number-three hit with "Until You Were Gone". Tina Turner re-entered the top ten with "The Best", following an Internet campaign set up by fans of Glasgow Rangers Football Club in an attempt to get their unofficial anthem to number one.

May began with London rap collective Roll Deep releasing their first single since 2005, "Good Times", which was at number one for three weeks. Diana Vickers' debut album Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree knocked Plan B's The Defamation of Strickland Banks off the top spot, making Vickers only the second X Factor non-winner whose debut single and album both topped their respective charts. At the end of the month, Dizzee Rascal scored his fourth number-one single with "Dirtee Disco" and Pendulum scored their first number-one album with Immersion.

June coincided with the FIFA World Cup competition, and seven World Cup-related songs entered the singles chart, including the number-one single "Shout for England" by Dizzee Rascal and James Corden, which was produced by Simon Cowell and released as a charity single. Oasis scored their seventh UK number-one album with their second compilation album, Time Flies... 1994–2009.

To begin the month of August, new British boyband The Wanted topped the UK Singles Chart with "All Time Low". The Iron Maiden album The Final Frontier was released to enormous acclaim from rock music reviewers. By September, reality television shows were starting to influence both the singles and albums charts. 2009 X Factor runner-up Olly Murs topped the singles chart with "Please Don't Let Me Go", followed by Alexandra Burke, winner of X Factor 2008, with her sixth single "Start Without You" (featuring American rapper Laza Morgan). Artists from Sky1's new reality TV show Must Be the Music achieved success during this month, including the eventual winner Emma's Imagination. Some songs used on the audition stages of X Factor 2010 also re-entered the chart, including Adele's "Make You Feel My Love" (originally recorded by Bob Dylan).

In October, Tinie Tempah repeated his initial success by topping the singles chart with "Written in the Stars" and the album chart with debut album Disc-Overy. "Ambitions" by X Factor 2009 winner Joe McElderry reached the top ten, and his album Wide Awake the top five, although sales were below expectations. The show's judge Cheryl topped the charts with "Promise This" and Messy Little Raindrops.

During November, every number-one single had been performed live on The X Factor. Take That's much anticipated comeback with Robbie Williams started successfully; new single "The Flood" reached number two, and album Progress topped the album chart for the rest of the year. The X Factor Finalists of 2010 topped the singles chart with a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes".

The winner of that show, Matt Cardle, took the Christmas number-one of 2010, with winning single "When We Collide", a cover of the Biffy Clyro song "Many of Horror". The single sold over 700,000 copies, making it the third best-selling X Factor winning single. It also prompted the re-entry of the original version of the song by Biffy Clyro. Several internet campaigns were initiated in an unsuccessful attempt to topple X Factor following the success of the Rage Against the Machine campaign in 2009.

Number ones[edit]

Singles[edit]

Chart date
(week ending)
Song Artist Sales
2 January "The Climb" Joe McElderry 195,730
9 January "Bad Romance" Lady Gaga 76,265
16 January "Replay" Iyaz 106,237
23 January 86,814
30 January "Fireflies" Owl City 71,866
6 February 79,911
13 February 77,669
20 February "Everybody Hurts" Helping Haiti 453,426
27 February 102,769
6 March "In My Head" Jason Derülo 68,134
13 March "Pass Out" Tinie Tempah featuring Labrinth 92,002
20 March 64,573
27 March "Telephone" Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé 65,561
3 April 58,299
10 April "This Ain't a Love Song" Scouting for Girls 71,954
17 April 52,393
24 April "OMG" Usher featuring will.i.am 58,385
1 May "Once" Diana Vickers 69,407
8 May "Good Times" Roll Deep 66,523
15 May 52,376
22 May 48,593
29 May "Nothin' on You" B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars 85,333
5 June "Dirtee Disco" Dizzee Rascal 69,757
12 June "Gettin' Over You" David Guetta & Chris Willis featuring Fergie and LMFAO 48,827
19 June "Shout" Shout for England featuring
Dizzee Rascal and James Corden
113,258
26 June 84,145
3 July "California Gurls" Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg 123,607
10 July 93,363
17 July "The Club Is Alive" JLS 84,283
24 July "Airplanes" B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams 75,892
31 July "We No Speak Americano" Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP 89,107
7 August "All Time Low" The Wanted 84,173
14 August "Beautiful Monster" Ne-Yo 69,387
21 August "Club Can't Handle Me" Flo Rida featuring David Guetta 61,027
28 August "Green Light" Roll Deep 57,411
4 September "Dynamite" Taio Cruz 108,397
11 September "Please Don't Let Me Go" Olly Murs 93,239
18 September "Start Without You" Alexandra Burke 73,306
25 September 53,123
2 October "Just the Way You Are" Bruno Mars 82,855
9 October "Written In the Stars" Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner 115,073
16 October "Fuck You" CeeLo Green 106,962
23 October 76,331
30 October "Just the Way You Are" Bruno Mars 116,684
6 November "Promise This" Cheryl 157,210
13 November "Only Girl (In the World)" Rihanna 134,540
20 November 93,426
27 November "Love You More" JLS 118,551
4 December "Heroes" X Factor Finalists 2010 144,014
11 December 70,597
18 December "The Time (Dirty Bit)" The Black Eyed Peas 74,918
25 December "When We Collide" Matt Cardle 439,007

Albums[edit]

Key
dagger Best-selling album of the year
Chart date
(week ending)
Album Artist Sales
2 January Crazy Love Michael Bublé 243,226
9 January Sunny Side Up Paolo Nutini 58,082
16 January 49,698
23 January Lungs Florence + the Machine 51,005
30 January 42,360
6 February Sunny Side Up Paolo Nutini 35,739
13 February The Element of Freedom Alicia Keys 35,336
20 February 57,312
27 February Glee: The Music, Volume 1 Glee Cast 62,451
6 March The Fame Monster Lady Gaga 45,358
13 March Lights Ellie Goulding 36,854
20 March Brother Boyzone 101,096
27 March The Fame Monster Lady Gaga 45,025
3 April Brother Boyzone 61,886
10 April 45,267
17 April The Fame Monster Lady Gaga 25,211
24 April The Defamation of Strickland Banks Plan B 68,173
1 May Iron Man 2 AC/DC 56,936
8 May The Defamation of Strickland Banks Plan B 41,001
15 May Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree Diana Vickers 35,951
22 May Night Train Keane 28,063
29 May Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones 31,287
5 June Immersion Pendulum 58,859
12 June To the Sea Jack Johnson 27,254
19 June Bionic Christina Aguilera 24,300
26 June Time Flies... 1994–2009 Oasis 101,297
3 July Recovery Eminem 141,023
10 July 69,045
17 July Aphrodite Kylie Minogue 79,153
24 July Recovery Eminem 49,616
31 July 41,593
7 August 39,864
14 August The Suburbs Arcade Fire 61,263
21 August Recovery Eminem 32,097
28 August The Final Frontier Iron Maiden 44,384
4 September Recovery Eminem 27,081
11 September Teenage Dream Katy Perry 54,176
18 September Flamingo Brandon Flowers 65,518
25 September Science & Faith The Script 70,816
2 October Going Back Phil Collins 40,684
9 October Science & Faith The Script 34,313
16 October Disc-Overy Tinie Tempah 84,993
23 October In and Out of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990–2010 Robbie Williams 124,689
30 October Come Around Sundown Kings of Leon 183,298
6 November 72,611
13 November Messy Little Raindrops Cheryl 105,431
20 November The Gift Susan Boyle 102,993
27 November Progress dagger Take That 518,601
4 December 208,220
11 December 176,881
18 December 203,210
25 December 330,252

Compilation albums[edit]

Chart date
(week ending)
Album
2 January Now 74
9 January
16 January Anthems - Electronic 80s
23 January Running Trax
30 January
6 February Hope For Haiti Now
13 February R&B Lovesongs 2010
20 February
27 February BRIT Awards 2010 With MasterCard
6 March
13 March Mash Up Mix 90s
20 March Forever Friends - Mum In A Million
27 March Massive R&B - Spring 2010
3 April
10 April Now 75
17 April
24 April
1 May
8 May
15 May
22 May
29 May Chilled Acoustic
5 June R&B Clubland
12 June
19 June The Twilight Saga - Eclipse
26 June American Anthems
3 July
10 July Clubland 17
17 July
24 July Anthems R&B
31 July Now 76
7 August
14 August
21 August
28 August
4 September
11 September
18 September
25 September
2 October
9 October
16 October R&B In The Mix 2010
23 October
30 October Now Dance 2010
6 November BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge - Vol 5
13 November Dreamboats & Petticoats 4
20 November Clubland 18
27 November Pop Party 8
4 December Now 77
11 December
18 December
25 December

Year-end charts[edit]

Best-selling singles of 2010[edit]

[1]

For the first time in British music history, a song that never reached number one became the biggest-selling single of the year. "Love the Way You Lie", by Eminem featuring Rihanna, also sold all its singles in digital format.

No. Title Artist Peak
position
Sales
1 "Love the Way You Lie" Eminem featuring Rihanna 2 854,144[2]
2 "When We Collide" Matt Cardle 1 814,997[2]
3 "Just the Way You Are" Bruno Mars 1 765,899[2]
4 "Only Girl (In the World)" Rihanna 1 711,819[2]
5 "OMG" Usher featuring will.i.am 1 675,000[3]
6 "Fireflies" Owl City 1
7 "Airplanes" B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams 1
8 "California Gurls" Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg 1
9 "We No Speak Americano" Yolanda Be Cool vs. DCUP 1
10 "Pass Out" Tinie Tempah 1
11 "Everybody Hurts" Helping Haiti 1
12 "Forget You" Cee Lo Green 1
13 "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" Alicia Keys 4
14 "Rude Boy" Rihanna 2 551,735[2]
15 "Telephone" Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé 1
16 "She Said" Plan B 3
17 "Dynamite" Taio Cruz 1
18 "Replay" Iyaz 1
19 "Firework" Katy Perry 3
20 "Club Can't Handle Me" Flo Rida featuring David Guetta 1
21 "Your Song" Ellie Goulding 2
22 "Ridin' Solo" Jason Derulo 2
23 "Billionaire" Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars 3 442,431[2]
24 "Don't Stop Believin'" Glee cast 2 438,882[2]
25 Journey 6 435,103[2]
26 "The Time (Dirty Bit)" The Black Eyed Peas 1
27 "What's My Name?" Rihanna featuring Drake 2[a]
28 "Pack Up" Eliza Doolittle 5
29 "Starstrukk" 3OH!3 featuring Katy Perry 3
30 "Bad Romance" Lady Gaga 1
31 "Written in the Stars" Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner 1
32 "Teenage Dream" Katy Perry 2
33 "Cooler Than Me" Mike Posner 5
34 "Not Afraid" Eminem 5
35 "The Flood" Take That 2
36 "All Time Low" The Wanted 1
37 "If We Ever Meet Again" Timbaland featuring Katy Perry 3
38 "Riverside (Let's Go!)" Sidney Samson featuring Wizard Sleeve 2
39 "Promise This" Cheryl Cole 1
40 "In My Head" Jason Derulo 1
41 "This Ain't a Love Song" Scouting for Girls 1
42 "Starry Eyed" Ellie Goulding 4
43 "Wavin' Flag" K'naan 2
44 "Kickstarts" Example 3
45 "Nothin' on You" B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars 1 367,038[2]
46 "Alejandro" Lady Gaga 7
47 "Baby" Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 3
48 "Make You Feel My Love" Adele 4
49 "Parachute" Cheryl Cole 5
50 "Frisky" Tinie Tempah featuring Labrinth 2

Best-selling albums of 2010[edit]

[4]

No. Title Artist Peak
position
Sales[5]
1 Progress Take That 1 1,841,148
2 Crazy Love Michael Bublé 2[b] 1,227,909
3 The Fame/The Fame Monster Lady Gaga 1 1,051,909
4 Loud Rihanna 2[c] 839,608
5 The Defamation of Strickland Banks Plan B 1
6 Sunny Side Up Paolo Nutini 1
7 The Element of Freedom Alicia Keys 1
8 Lungs Florence and the Machine 1
9 Recovery Eminem 1
10 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 3[d]
11 Come Around Sundown Kings of Leon 1
12 My World Justin Bieber 3
13 The Gift Susan Boyle 1 556,933
14 In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990–2010 Robbie Williams 1
15 Teenage Dream Katy Perry 1
16 Greatest Hits Bon Jovi 2
17 Turn It Up Pixie Lott 7[e]
18 Outta This World JLS 2
19 Science & Faith The Script 1
20 Olly Murs Olly Murs 2
21 Messy Little Raindrops Cheryl Cole 1
22 Glee: The Music, Volume 1 Glee Cast 1
23 The E.N.D The Black Eyed Peas 3
24 Lights Ellie Goulding 1
25 Brother Boyzone 1
26 Only Revolutions Biffy Clyro 3
27 Forever Vienna André Rieu 2
28 Rated R Rihanna 9
29 Disc-Overy Tinie Tempah 1
30 Moonlight Serenade André Rieu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra 4
31 Only By the Night Kings of Leon 11[f]
32 Greatest Hits... So Far!!! Pink 5
33 JLS JLS 8[g]
34 Gravity Westlife 3
35 3 Words Cheryl Cole 12[h]
36 Seasons of My Soul Rumer 3
37 xx The xx 3
38 Time Flies... 1994–2009 Oasis 1
39 Iron Man 2 AC/DC 1
40 Plastic Beach Gorillaz 2
41 The Wanted The Wanted 4
42 Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? Paloma Faith 13[i]
43 Overcome Alexandra Burke 18[j]
44 Eliza Doolittle Eliza Doolittle 3
45 Aphrodite Kylie Minogue 1
46 The Beginning The Black Eyed Peas 8
47 Glee: The Music, Volume 2 Glee Cast 2
48 I Am... Sasha Fierce Beyoncé 15[k]
49 Jason Derulo Jason Derulo 8
50 Fly Me to the Moon... The Great American Songbook Volume V Rod Stewart 5

Notes:

  1. ^ Reached number 1 in 2011
  2. ^ Reached number 1 in 2009
  3. ^ Reached number 1 in 2011
  4. ^ Reached number 2 in 2011
  5. ^ Reached number 6 in 2009
  6. ^ Reached number 1 in 2008
  7. ^ Reached number 1 in 2009
  8. ^ Reached number 1 in 2009
  9. ^ Reached number 9 in 2009
  10. ^ Reached number 1 in 2009
  11. ^ Reached number 2 in 2009

Best-selling compilation albums of 2010[edit]

[6]

No. Title Peak
position
Sales[6]
1 Now 77 1 1,195,244
2 Now 76 1
3 Now 75 1
4 American Anthems 1
5 Pop Party 8: 21 Massive Hits 1
6 Anthems: Electronic 80s 2 2
7 Forever Love: 20 Cool Classics 1
8 80s Groove: Old Skool Funk Soul Classics 2
9 Dreamboats and Petticoats Four 1
10 Radio 1's Live Lounge – Volume 5 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2010 Official Singles Chart Top 100". Music Week. London, England: United Business Media: 17. 15 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Jones, Alan (15 January 2011). "Red-hot Rihanna". Music Week. London, England: United Business Media: 16.
  3. ^ Myers, Justin (5 July 2015). "Chart Day: Every end of year chart from 2005–2014". Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ "The 2010 Official Albums Chart Top 100". Music Week. London, England: United Business Media: 19. 15 January 2011.
  5. ^ Jones, Alan (15 January 2011). "Progress/Regress". Music Week. London, England: United Business Media: 18.
  6. ^ a b "2010 Compilations Chart". Music Week. London, England: United Business Media: 18. 15 January 2011.