List of UK Independent Singles Chart number ones of 2005

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British band Feeder topped the UK Indie Chart with three different singles during 2005.

The UK Indie Chart is a weekly chart that ranks the biggest-selling singles that are released on independent record labels in the United Kingdom. The chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company,[1] and is based on both physical and digital single sales. During 2005, at least 28 singles reached number one.

The biggest-selling indie hit of 2005 was "Axel F" by Crazy Frog, which sold more than 525,000 copies by the end of the year and topped the UK Singles Chart for four consecutive weeks.[2] Other high-selling indie hits included "JCB" by Nizlopi, which sold over 295,000 singles despite being available for only 20 days,[3] and "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor", the debut single from Arctic Monkeys, which sold over 174,000 copies and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release.[4]

At least six acts managed to top the UK Indie Chart with two different singles. They were: The Killers, Uniting Nations, The Rakes, Bloc Party, Paul Weller and Babyshambles. Kaiser Chiefs and Feeder were the only acts to reach number one with three different singles each.

The Oasis album Don't Believe The Truth was the bands second album in a row where the singles released from it did not chart on the indie chart for some unknown reason.

Chart history[edit]

British band The Rakes topped the UK Indie Chart twice during 2005.
Ricky Wilson reached the top of the UK Indie Chart three times during 2005 with his band Kaiser Chiefs.
Kelly Osbourne had her first indie number one with the track "One Word".
Key
dagger Best-selling indie single of the year
Issue date Song Artist(s) Ref.(s)
2 January "Out of Touch" Uniting Nations [5]
9 January [5]
16 January "Somebody Told Me" The Killers [6]
23 January "Tumble and Fall" Feeder
30 January "Grief Never Grows Old" One World Project [7]
6 February "So Here We Are/Positive Tension" Bloc Party [7]
13 February "Angel Eyes" Raghav
20 February [8]
27 February "Oh My God" Kaiser Chiefs [8]
6 March "Dakota" Stereophonics [9]
13 March
20 March "Oh My Gosh" Basement Jaxx [10]
27 March "It Ended on an Oily Stage" British Sea Power [10]
3 April "Redondo Beach/There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" Morrissey
10 April "Feeling a Moment" Feeder
17 April "C'mere" Interpol
24 April "Retreat" The Rakes
1 May "Refugees" The Tears [11]
8 May "Smile Like You Mean It" The Killers [11]
15 May "One Word" Kelly Osbourne
22 May "Everyday I Love You Less and Less" Kaiser Chiefs [12]
29 May "Axel F" dagger Crazy Frog [12]
5 June [13]
12 June
19 June
26 June [14]
3 July
10 July
17 July
24 July "From the Floor Boards Up" Paul Weller
31 July "You and Me" Uniting Nations [15]
7 August "Work, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep)" The Rakes [15]
14 August "You and Me" Uniting Nations [16]
21 August "Fuck Forever" Babyshambles [16]
28 August "I Predict a Riot" Kaiser Chiefs
4 September "Forget Myself" Elbow -
11 September "The Party Ain't Over Yet" Status Quo
18 September "Rebellion (Lies)" Arcade Fire -
25 September "Do You Want To" Franz Ferdinand
2 October "Come On/Let's Go" Paul Weller -
9 October "Two More Years" Bloc Party
16 October "Shatter / Tender" Feeder
23 October "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" Arctic Monkeys
30 October
6 November
13 November
20 November "The Denial Twist" The White Stripes
27 November "Rewind" Stereophonics
4 December "Albion" Babyshambles
11 December "Juicebox" The Strokes [17]
18 December "JCB" Nizlopi [17]
25 December [18]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us - Who We Are - The Charts We Compile". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 May 2010. ... Indie (Singles & Albums) ... 
  2. ^ Weinberg, Jonathan (1 July 2005). "Crazy Frog to be in game" (ECE). The Sun. Wapping. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Honigsbaum, Mark (19 November 2005). "Song about a JCB tipped for Christmas No 1". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 22 November 2010. ... The JCB Song, which is released as a single in the UK on December 12 ... 
  4. ^ McLean, Craig (21 November 2009). "Arctic Monkeys hit their stride" (ECE). The Times. Wapping. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 9 January 2005. Archived from the original on 12 January 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 16 January 2005. Archived from the original on 18 January 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 6 February 2005. Archived from the original on 11 February 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 27 February 2005. Archived from the original on 1 March 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 6 March 2005. Archived from the original on 6 March 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 27 March 2005. Archived from the original on 30 March 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 8 May 2005. Archived from the original on 11 May 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 29 May 2005. Archived from the original on 1 June 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  13. ^ "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 5 June 2005. Archived from the original on 7 June 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  14. ^ "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 26 June 2005. Archived from the original on 1 July 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  15. ^ a b "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 7 August 2005. Archived from the original on 9 August 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 21 August 2005. Archived from the original on 22 August 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  17. ^ a b "Top 40 Indie Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 18 December 2005. Archived from the original on 24 December 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  18. ^ "The Official UK Indie Charts". ChartsPlus. Milton Keynes: Musiqware (227): 14. 31 December 2005. 

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