List of UK top 10 singles in 2009

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The UK Singles Chart is a music chart compiled by the Official Charts Company that calculates the best-selling singles of the week in the United Kingdom. Since 2004 the chart has been based on the sales of both physical singles and digital downloads, with airplay figures excluded from the official chart.

This is a list of singles that peaked in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart during 2009 (see 2009 in British music). The entry date is when the song first entered the top 10. Songs that were still in the top 10 at the beginning of 2009 but peaked in 2008 are listed in List of top 10 singles in 2008 (UK). Songs that entered the top 10 in 2009 but did not peak until 2010 are listed, but can also be found in List of top 10 singles in 2010 (UK).

Background[edit]

Multiple entries[edit]

Chart debuts[edit]

achieved their first top 10 single in, either as a lead or featured artist. Of these, went on to record another hit single that year:. artists scored two more top 10 singles in:. had three other entries in their breakthrough year.

The following table (collapsed) does not include acts who had previously charted as part of a group and secured their first top 10 solo single.

Artist Number of top 10s First entry Chart position Other entries
Noisettes 1 "Don't Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go)" 2
La Roux 2 "In for the Kill" 2 "Bulletproof" (1)
The Veronicas 1 "Untouched" 8
Pixie Lott 2 "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" 1 "Boys and Girls" (1)
Emeli Sandé 1 "Diamond Rings" 6
Joe McElderry 1 "The Climb" 1
3OH!3 1 "Starstrukk" 3

Songs from films[edit]

Original songs from various films entered the top 10 throughout the year. These included "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" (from Slumdog Millionaire) and "Sweet Disposition" (500 Days of Summer). "The Climb" from Hannah Montana: The Movie was also covered by Joe McElderry as his winning song on The X Factor.

Charity singles[edit]

Best-selling songs[edit]

Lady Gaga had the best-selling single of the year with "Poker Face". The song spent thirteen weeks in the top 10 (including three weeks at number one), sold over 882,000 copies and was certified platinum by the BPI. "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas came in second place, selling more than 848,000 copies and losing out by around 24,000 sales. Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis's "Just Dance, "Fight for This Love" from Cheryl Cole and "The Climb" by Joe McElderry made up the top five. Songs by La Roux, The Black Eyed Peas ("Boom Boom Pow"), Rage Against the Machine, Alexandra Burke featuring Flo Rida and The Black Eyed Peas ("Meet Me Halfway") were also in the top ten best-selling singles of the year.

Top-ten singles[edit]

Entry date Single Artist Peak Peak reached Weeks
Singles from 2008
23 November "Broken Strings" James Morrison (featuring Nelly Furtado) 2 11 January 10
Singles from 2009
4 January "Just Dance" (#3) Lady Gaga (featuring Colby O'Donis) 1 11 January 10
11 January "Let It Rock" Kevin Rudolf (featuring Lil Wayne) 5 18 January 3
11 January "Issues" The Saturdays 4 18 January 4
11 January "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé 7 18 January 7
18 January "Day 'n' Nite" Kid Cudi vs. Crookers 2 18 January 5
18 January "The Loving Kind" Girls Aloud 10 18 January 1
25 January "Take Me Back" Tinchy Stryder (featuring Taio Cruz) 3 25 January 4
25 January "Sober" Pink 9 25 January 1
25 January "Heartless" Kanye West 10 25 January 1
1 February "The Fear" Lily Allen 1 1 February 6
1 February "Breathe Slow" Alesha Dixon 3 15 February 5
8 February "Crack a Bottle" Eminem (featuring Dr. Dre & 50 Cent) 4 8 February 3
8 February "Change" Daniel Merriweather 8 8 February 1
15 February "Omen" The Prodigy 4 22 February 1
15 February "T-Shirt" Shontelle 6 22 February 4
22 February "Whatcha Think About That" The Pussycat Dolls (featuring Missy Elliott) 9 1 March 3
1 March "My Life Would Suck Without You" Kelly Clarkson 1 1 March 5
1 March "Love Story" Taylor Swift 2 1 March 7
1 March "Poker Face" (#1) Lady Gaga 1 22 March 13
1 March "Dead and Gone" T.I. (featuring Justin Timberlake) 4 1 March 6
8 March "Right Round" Flo Rida (featuring Kesha) 1 8 March 6
8 March "Just Can't Get Enough" The Saturdays 2 8 March 3
15 March "Islands in the Stream" [A] Vanessa Jenkins and Bryn West
featuring Sir Tom Jones and Robin Gibb
1 15 March 2
15 March "Beautiful" Akon 8 22 March 4
15 March "Falling Down" Oasis 10 22 March 1
22 March "Halo" Beyoncé 4 29 March 8
29 March "Don't Upset the Rhythm" Noisettes 2 4 April 5
29 March "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" A.R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls (featuring Nicole Scherzinger) 3 5 April 7
29 March "Shake It" Metro Station 6 5 April 4
5 April "In for the Kill" (#6) La Roux 2 19 April 10
12 April "I'm Not Alone" Calvin Harris 1 12 April 6
12 April "Love Sex Magic" Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake 5 19 April 6
19 April "We Made You" Eminem 4 17 May 7
19 April "Not Fair" Lily Allen 5 17 May 7
26 April "Number 1" Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz 1 26 April 7
3 May "Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)" Ironik (featuring Chipmunk & Elton John) 3 3 May 3
17 May "Boom Boom Pow" (#7) The Black Eyed Peas 1 17 May 9
17 May "Warrior's Dance" The Prodigy 9 17 May 1
24 May "Bonkers" Dizzee Rascal vs. Armand Van Helden 1 24 May 6
24 May "Red" Daniel Merriweather 5 24 May 6
24 May "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" Soulja Boy Tellem 6 31 May 4
24 May "Fairytale" Alexander Rybak 10 24 May 1
31 May "Release Me" Agnes 3 31 May 7
31 May "Untouched" The Veronicas 8 31 May 5
7 June "Fire" Kasabian 3 7 June 2
7 June "Knock You Down" Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo 5 21 June 6
14 June "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" Pixie Lott 1 14 June 4
14 June "When Love Takes Over" David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland 1 21 June 8
21 June "Paparazzi" Lady Gaga 4 28 June 8
21 June "Said It All" Take That 9 21 June 1
28 June "Bulletproof" La Roux 1 28 June 7
5 July "Evacuate the Dancefloor" Cascada 1 5 July 6
5 July "Man in the Mirror" Michael Jackson 2 5 July 3
5 July "Billie Jean" [B] Michael Jackson 10 5 July 1
12 July "Diamond Rings" Chipmunk (featuring Emeli Sandé) 6 12 July 2
19 July "I Gotta Feeling" (#2) The Black Eyed Peas 1 2 August 17
19 July "Beat Again" JLS 1 19 July 5
19 July "Poppiholla" Chicane 7 19 July 3
19 July "I Know You Want Me" Pitbull 4 19 July 5
26 July "Supernova" Mr Hudson (featuring Kanye West) 2 26 July 6
26 July "Sweet Dreams" Beyoncé 5 15 August 7
9 August "Never Leave You" Tinchy Stryder (featuring Amelle) 1 9 August 5
9 August "Get Shaky" The Ian Carey Project 9 16 August 3
16 August "Ready for the Weekend" Calvin Harris 3 16 August 3
16 August "Behind Closed Doors" Peter Andre 4 16 August 2
16 August "Remedy" Little Boots 6 23 August 5
23 August "Sexy Chick" David Guetta (featuring Akon) 1 23 August 9
23 August "Outta Here" Esmée Denters 7 23 August 3
30 August "Holiday" Dizzee Rascal 1 30 August 5
30 August "That Golden Rule" Biffy Clyro 10 30 August 1
6 September "Run This Town" Jay-Z (featuring Rihanna and Kanye West) 1 6 September 6
6 September "Get Sexy" Sugababes 2 6 September 3
13 September "Boys and Girls" Pixie Lott 1 13 September 4
13 September "We Are Golden" Mika 4 13 September 1
13 September "Left My Heart In Tokyo" Mini Viva 7 13 September 3
13 September "Uprising" Muse 9 13 September 1
20 September "Break Your Heart" Taio Cruz 1 20 September 6
20 September "Celebration" Madonna 3 20 September 2
20 September "She Wolf" Shakira 4 27 September 5
27 September "Empire State of Mind" Jay-Z (featuring Alicia Keys) 2 4 October 5
4 October "Sweet Disposition" The Temper Trap 6 11 October 2
4 October "Hotel Room Service" Pitbull 9 4 October 2
4 October "Dirtee Cash" Dizzee Rascal 10 4 October 1
11 October "Oopsy Daisy" Chipmunk (featuring Dayo Olatunji) 1 11 October 4
11 October "Forever Is Over" The Saturdays 2 11 October 2
18 October "Bad Boys" (#9) Alexandra Burke (featuring Flo Rida) 1 18 October 5
18 October "Bodies" Robbie Williams 2 18 October 3
18 October "Haven't Met You Yet" Michael Bublé 5 1 November 4
25 October "Fight for This Love" (#4) Cheryl Cole 1 25 October 7
25 October "Million Dollar Bill" Whitney Houston 5 25 October 2
25 October "I Got Soul" Young Soul Rebels 10 25 October 1
1 November "What About Now" Westlife 2 1 November 2
1 November "Down" Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne 3 1 November 3
1 November "Meet Me Halfway" (#10) The Black Eyed Peas 1 15 November 11
8 November "Everybody in Love" JLS 1 8 November 3
14 November "End Credits" Chase & Status featuring Plan B 9 14 November 1
8 November "Bad Romance" [C] Lady Gaga 1 13 December 11
15 November "Happy" Leona Lewis 2 15 November 3
15 November "I Need You" N-Dubz 5 15 November 2
15 November "3" Britney Spears 7 15 November 2
15 November "About a Girl" Sugababes 8 14 November 1
22 November "You Are Not Alone" The X Factor Finalists 2009 1 22 November 3
22 November "Whatcha Say" Jason Derülo 3 22 November 4
29 November "The Official BBC Children in Need Medley" [D] Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band 1 29 November 4
29 November "Russian Roulette" Rihanna 2 6 December 6
29 November "Wild Horses" Susan Boyle 9 29 November 1
6 December "Doesn't Mean Anything" Alicia Keys 8 6 December 2
6 December "Morning After Dark" Timbaland (featuring Nelly Furtado) 6 13 December 2
13 December "Let the Bass Kick in Miami Girl" Chuckie & LMFAO 9 13 December 1
20 December "Killing in the Name" (#8) Rage Against the Machine 1 20 December 2
20 December "The Climb" (#5) Joe McElderry 1 27 December 3
20 December "You Know Me" Robbie Williams 6 20 December 3
20 December "3 Words" Cheryl Cole (featuring will.i.am) 4 27 December 3

Notes:

  • A - Was released as the Comic Relief single for the year 2009 following a performance from actors Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon.
  • B - Originally peaked at number 1 in February 1983; but returned to the Top 10 at number 10 following the death of Michael Jackson.
  • C - After spending a week within the Top 10, "Bad Romance" fell to number 11 on 15 November 2010; before re-entering the Top 10 the following week.
  • D - Was released as the official Children in Need single for the year 2009.

2008 peaks[edit]

Entry date Single Artist Peak Peak reached Weeks in
Top 10
26 October "Hot n Cold" Katy Perry #4 7 December 11
9 November "If I Were a Boy" Beyoncé #1 23 November 10
9 November "Womanizer" Britney Spears #3 7 December 8
16 November "Human" The Killers #3 23 November 7
30 November "Greatest Day" Take That #1 30 November 6
7 December "Run" Leona Lewis #1 7 December 7
7 December "Use Somebody" Kings of Leon #2 14 December 13
21 December "Hallelujah" Alexandra Burke #1 21 December 5

Entries by artist[edit]

Kanye West had four Top 10 hits during 2009: "Heartless", "Run This Town" with Jay-Z, "Supernova" with Mr Hudson and "Knock You Down" with Keri Hilson and Ne-Yo.

The following table shows artists who have had multiple top 10 entries in 2009. Unlike the main list, this table includes songs in the figures that reached their peak in 2008. The figures include both main artists and featured artists, while appearances on ensemble charity records are also counted for each artist.

Artist Total
Chipmunk [A][B] 5
Beyoncé 4
Kanye West [C] 4
Lady Gaga 4
Tinchy Stryder [A] 4
The Black Eyed Peas 3
Dizzee Rascal 3
N-Dubz [A][D] 3
Pixie Lott [A] 3
The Saturdays 3

Notes:

  • A - Figure includes an appearance on the charity single "I Got Soul" by the collective known as The Young Soul Rebels.
  • B - Figure includes an appearance on Ironik's "Hold Me Closer".
  • C - Figure includes appearances on Keri Hilson's "Knock You Down", Mr Hudson's "Supernova" and Jay-Z's "Run This Town".
  • D - Figure includes an appearance on Tinchy Stryder's "Number 1".

2010 peaks[edit]

Top 10 entry date Single Artist Peak Date peak reached Weeks in
Top 10
8 November 2009 "TiK ToK" Ke$ha #4 3 January 2010 9
20 December 2009 "Starstrukk" 3OH!3 featuring Katy Perry #3 10 January 2010 7
20 December 2009 "Don't Stop Believin'" Journey #6 10 January 2010 7
13 December 2009 "Look for Me" Chipmunk featuring Talay Riley #7 10 January 2010 3

See also[edit]