List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 2000s

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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 compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. In the 2000s the chart week ran from Sunday to Saturday, and the top 40 singles were 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 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 were 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 Singles Downloads 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. Three years later, her single "The Fear" topped the chart for four consecutive weeks, being the longest running number one single of 2009.

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]

Key
Best-selling single of the year[9]
Best-selling single of the decade[9]
Westlife had 11 number-one singles between 2000 and 2009, including "Against All Odds", a duet with Mariah Carey in 2000.
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.
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 and the first song since 1994 to spend longer than two months at number one.
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", taking her total to four, after "Mi Chico Latino" and "Lift Me Up"
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. It was the biggest-selling single by a female of the 21st century until 2011, when it was surpassed by Adele's "Someone like You".
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.
Rapper Jay-Z was 15 weeks at the top spot, the most in this decade.
Irish band U2 scored four number-ones in this decade.
Rapper Nelly scored four number-ones this decade.
Mancunian rockers Oasis scored 4 number-ones this decade.
Lily Allen scored two number one singles this decade: "Smile" in 2006 and "The Fear" in 2009, which stayed for four consecutive weeks at the top, being the longest running number one in 2009.
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 DJ Jon Morter to stop another The X Factor winner's single dominating the Christmas charts.
Elvis Presley scored four posthumous number ones, in 2002 on Junkie XL's remix of "A Little Less Conversation", and then in 2005 with "Jailhouse Rock", "I Got Stung" and "It's Now or Never" when all his number one singles were reissued and re-released to celebrate fifty years of his music.
Contents
No. Artist[nb 1] Single[nb 1] Week ending date[nb 1] Weeks at
number one[nb 1]
2000
844 Westlife "I Have a Dream" / "Seasons in the Sun" 25 December 1999 4
845 Manic Street Preachers "Masses Against the Classes, TheThe Masses Against the Classes" 22 January 2000 1
846 Britney Spears "Born to Make You Happy" 29 January 2000 1
847 Gabrielle "Rise" 5 February 2000 2
848 Oasis "Go Let It Out" 19 February 2000 1
849 All Saints "Pure Shores" 26 February 2000 2
850 Madonna "American Pie" 11 March 2000 1
851 Chicane with Bryan Adams "Don't Give Up" 18 March 2000 1
852 Geri Halliwell "Bag It Up" 25 March 2000 1
853 Melanie C featuring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes "Never Be The Same Again" 1 April 2000 1
854 Westlife "Fool Again" 8 April 2000 1
855 Craig David "Fill Me In" 15 April 2000 1
856 Fragma "Toca's Miracle" 22 April 2000 2
857 Oxide & Neutrino "Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty)" 6 May 2000 1
858 Britney Spears "Oops!... I Did It Again" 13 May 2000 1
859 Madison Avenue "Don't Call Me Baby" 20 May 2000 1
860 Billie Piper "Day & Night" 27 May 2000 1
861 Sonique "It Feels So Good" 3 June 2000 3
862 Black Legend "You See the Trouble with Me" 24 June 2000 1
863 Kylie Minogue "Spinning Around" 1 July 2000 1
864 Eminem "Real Slim Shady, TheThe Real Slim Shady" 8 July 2000 1
865 Corrs, TheThe Corrs "Breathless" 15 July 2000 1
866 Ronan Keating "Life Is a Rollercoaster" 22 July 2000 1
867 Five + Queen "We Will Rock You" 29 July 2000 1
868 Craig David "7 Days" 5 August 2000 1
869 Robbie Williams "Rock DJ" 12 August 2000 1
870 Melanie C "I Turn to You" 19 August 2000 1
871 Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" 26 August 2000 1
872 Madonna "Music" 2 September 2000 1
873 A1 "Take On Me" 9 September 2000 1
874 Modjo "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" 16 September 2000 2
875 Mariah Carey featuring Westlife "Against All Odds" 30 September 2000 2
876 All Saints "Black Coffee" 14 October 2000 1
877 U2 "Beautiful Day" 21 October 2000 1
878 Steps "Stomp" 28 October 2000 1
879 Spice Girls "Holler" / "Let Love Lead the Way" 4 November 2000 1
880 Westlife "My Love" 11 November 2000 1
881 A1 "Same Old Brand New You" 18 November 2000 1
882 LeAnn Rimes "Can't Fight the Moonlight" 25 November 2000 1
883 Destiny's Child "Independent Women Part I" 2 December 2000 1
884 S Club 7 "Never Had a Dream Come True" 9 December 2000 1
885 Eminem featuring Dido "Stan" 16 December 2000 1
886 Bob the Builder "Can We Fix It?" † 23 December 2000 3
2001
887 Rui da Silva "Touch Me" 13 January 2001 1
888 Jennifer Lopez "Love Don't Cost a Thing" 20 January 2001 1
889 Limp Bizkit "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" 27 January 2001 2
890 Atomic Kitten "Whole Again" 10 February 2001 4
891 Shaggy featuring Rikrok "It Wasn't Me" † 10 March 2001 1
892 Westlife "Uptown Girl" 17 March 2001 1
893 Hear'Say "Pure and Simple" 24 March 2001 3
894 Emma Bunton "What Took You So Long?" 14 April 2001 2
895 Destiny's Child "Survivor" 28 April 2001 1
896 S Club 7 "Don't Stop Movin'" 5 May 2001 1
897 Geri Halliwell "It's Raining Men" 12 May 2001 2
re S Club 7 "Don't Stop Movin'" 26 May 2001 1
898 DJ Pied Piper "Do You Really Like It?" 2 June 2001 1
899 Shaggy featuring Rayvon "Angel" 9 June 2001 3
900 Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink "Lady Marmalade" 30 June 2001 1
901 Hear'Say "Way to Your Love, TheThe Way to Your Love" 7 July 2001 1
902 Roger Sanchez "Another Chance" 14 July 2001 1
903 Robbie Williams "Eternity" / "The Road to Mandalay" 21 July 2001 2
904 Atomic Kitten "Eternal Flame" 4 August 2001 2
905 So Solid Crew "21 Seconds" 18 August 2001 1
906 Five "Let's Dance" 25 August 2001 2
907 Blue "Too Close" 8 September 2001 1
908 Bob the Builder "Mambo No. 5" 15 September 2001 1
909 DJ Ötzi "Hey Baby" 22 September 2001 1
910 Kylie Minogue "Can't Get You out of My Head" 29 September 2001 4
911 Afroman "Because I Got High" 27 October 2001 3
912 Westlife "Queen of My Heart" 17 November 2001 1
913 Blue "If You Come Back" 24 November 2001 1
914 S Club 7 "Have You Ever" 1 December 2001 1
915 Daniel Bedingfield "Gotta Get Thru This" 8 December 2001 2
916 Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman "Somethin' Stupid" 22 December 2001 3
2002
re Daniel Bedingfield "Gotta Get Thru This" 12 January 2002 1
917 Aaliyah "More Than a Woman" 19 January 2002 1
918 George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" 26 January 2002 1
919 Enrique Iglesias "Hero" 2 February 2002 4
920 Westlife "World of Our Own" 2 March 2002 1
921 Will Young "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" ‡ 9 March 2002 3
922 Gareth Gates "Unchained Melody" 30 March 2002 4
923 Oasis "Hindu Times, TheThe Hindu Times" 27 April 2002 1
924 Sugababes "Freak Like Me" 4 May 2002 1
925 Holly Valance "Kiss Kiss" 11 May 2002 1
926 Ronan Keating "If Tomorrow Never Comes" 18 May 2002 1
927 Liberty X "Just a Little" 25 May 2002 1
928 Eminem "Without Me" 1 June 2002 1
929 Will Young "Light My Fire" 8 June 2002 2
930 Elvis Presley vs. JXL "Little Less Conversation, AA Little Less Conversation" 22 June 2002 4
931 Gareth Gates "Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)" 20 July 2002 3
932 Darius "Colourblind" 10 August 2002 2
933 Sugababes "Round Round" 24 August 2002 1
934 Blazin' Squad "Crossroads" 31 August 2002 1
935 Atomic Kitten "Tide Is High (Get the Feeling), TheThe Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)" 7 September 2002 3
936 Pink "Just like a Pill" 28 September 2002 1
937 Will Young and Gareth Gates "Long and Winding Road, TheThe Long and Winding Road" / "Suspicious Minds" 5 October 2002 2
938 Las Ketchup "Ketchup Song, TheThe Ketchup Song" 19 October 2002 1
939 Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland "Dilemma" 26 October 2002 2
940 DJ Sammy and Yanou featuring Do "Heaven" 9 November 2002 1
941 Westlife "Unbreakable" 16 November 2002 1
942 Christina Aguilera featuring Redman "Dirrty" 23 November 2002 2
943 Daniel Bedingfield "If You're Not the One" 7 December 2002 1
944 Eminem "Lose Yourself" 14 December 2002 1
945 Blue featuring Elton John "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" 21 December 2002 1
946 Girls Aloud "Sound of the Underground" 28 December 2002 4
2003
947 David Sneddon "Stop Living the Lie" 25 January 2003 2
948 t.A.T.u. "All the Things She Said" 8 February 2003 4
949 Christina Aguilera "Beautiful" 8 March 2003 2
950 Gareth Gates and Kumars, TheThe Kumars "Spirit in the Sky" 22 March 2003 2
951 Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham "Make Luv" 5 April 2003 4
952 Busted "You Said No" 3 May 2003 1
953 Tomcraft "Loneliness" 10 May 2003 1
954 R. Kelly "Ignition (Remix)" 17 May 2003 4
955 Evanescence "Bring Me to Life" 14 June 2003 4
956 Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z "Crazy in Love" 12 July 2003 3
957 Daniel Bedingfield "Never Gonna Leave Your Side" 2 August 2003 1
958 Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul "Breathe" 9 August 2003 4
959 Elton John "Are You Ready for Love" 6 September 2003 1
960 Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas "Where Is the Love?" † 13 September 2003 6
961 Sugababes "Hole in the Head" 25 October 2003 1
962 Fatman Scoop "Be Faithful" 1 November 2003 2
963 Kylie Minogue "Slow" 15 November 2003 1
964 Busted "Crashed the Wedding" 22 November 2003 1
965 Westlife "Mandy" 29 November 2003 1
966 Will Young "Leave Right Now" 6 December 2003 2
967 Kelly Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne "Changes" 20 December 2003 1
968 Michael Andrews and Gary Jules "Mad World" 27 December 2003 3
2004
969 Michelle McManus "All This Time" 17 January 2004 3
970 LMC vs. U2 "Take Me to the Clouds Above" 7 February 2004 2
971 Sam & Mark "With a Little Help from My Friends" 21 February 2004 1
972 Busted "Who's David?" 28 February 2004 1
973 Peter Andre featuring Bubbler Ranx "Mysterious Girl" 6 March 2004 1
974 Britney Spears "Toxic" 13 March 2004 1
975 DJ Casper "Cha Cha Slide (Part 2)" 20 March 2004 1
976 Usher featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon "Yeah!" 27 March 2004 2
977 McFly "Five Colours In Her Hair" 10 April 2004 2
978 Eamon "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" 24 April 2004 4
979 Frankee "F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)" 22 May 2004 3
980 Mario Winans featuring P. Diddy and Enya "I Don't Wanna Know" 12 June 2004 2
981 Britney Spears "Everytime" 26 June 2004 1
982 McFly "Obviously" 3 July 2004 1
983 Usher "Burn" 10 July 2004 2
984 Shapeshifters "Lola's Theme" 24 July 2004 1
985 Streets, TheThe Streets "Dry Your Eyes" 31 July 2004 1
986 Busted "Thunderbirds" / "3am" 7 August 2004 2
987 3 of a Kind "Baby Cakes" 21 August 2004 1
988 Natasha Bedingfield "These Words" 28 August 2004 2
989 Nelly "My Place" / "Flap Your Wings" 11 September 2004 1
990 Brian McFadden "Real to Me" 18 September 2004 1
991 Eric Prydz "Call On Me" 25 September 2004 3
992 Robbie Williams "Radio" 16 October 2004 1
re Eric Prydz "Call On Me" 23 October 2004 2
993 Ja Rule featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti "Wonderful" 6 November 2004 1
994 Eminem "Just Lose It" 13 November 2004 1
995 U2 "Vertigo" 20 November 2004 1
996 Girls Aloud "I'll Stand by You" 27 November 2004 2
997 Band Aid 20 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" † 11 December 2004 4
2005
998 Steve Brookstein "Against All Odds" 8 January 2005 1
999 Elvis Presley "Jailhouse Rock" 15 January 2005 1
1000 Elvis Presley "One Night" / "I Got Stung" 22 January 2005 1
1001 Ciara featuring Petey Pablo "Goodies" 29 January 2005 1
1002 Elvis Presley "It's Now or Never" 5 February 2005 1
1003 Eminem "Like Toy Soldiers" 12 February 2005 1
1004 U2 "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" 19 February 2005 1
1005 Jennifer Lopez "Get Right" 26 February 2005 1
1006 Nelly featuring Tim McGraw "Over and Over" 5 March 2005 1
1007 Stereophonics "Dakota" 12 March 2005 1
1008 McFly "All About You" / "You've Got a Friend" 19 March 2005 1
1009 Tony Christie featuring Peter Kay "Is This the Way to Amarillo" † 26 March 2005 7
1010 Akon "Lonely" 14 May 2005 2
1011 Oasis "Lyla" 28 May 2005 1
1012 Crazy Frog "Axel F" 4 June 2005 4
1013 2Pac featuring Elton John "Ghetto Gospel" 2 July 2005 3
1014 James Blunt "You're Beautiful" 23 July 2005 5
1015 McFly "I'll Be OK" 27 August 2005 1
1016 Oasis "Importance of Being Idle, TheThe Importance of Being Idle" 3 September 2005 1
1017 Gorillaz featuring Shaun Ryder "Dare" 10 September 2005 1
1018 Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes "Don't Cha" 17 September 2005 3
1019 Sugababes "Push the Button" 8 October 2005 3
1020 Arctic Monkeys "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" 29 October 2005 1
1021 Westlife "You Raise Me Up" 5 November 2005 2
1022 Madonna "Hung Up" 19 November 2005 3
1023 Pussycat Dolls "Stickwitu" 10 December 2005 2
1024 Nizlopi "JCB" 24 December 2005 1
1025 Shayne Ward "That's My Goal" 31 December 2005 4
2006
1026 Arctic Monkeys "When the Sun Goes Down" 28 January 2006 1
1027 Notorious B.I.G., TheThe Notorious B.I.G. featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge and Avery Storm "Nasty Girl" 4 February 2006 2
1028 Meck featuring Leo Sayer "Thunder in My Heart Again" 18 February 2006 2
1029 Madonna "Sorry" 4 March 2006 1
1030 Chico "It's Chico Time" 11 March 2006 2
1031 Orson "No Tomorrow" 25 March 2006 1
1032 Ne-Yo "So Sick" 1 April 2006 1
1033 Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" † 8 April 2006 9
1034 Sandi Thom "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" 10 June 2006 1
1035 Nelly Furtado "Maneater" 17 June 2006 3
1036 Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" 8 July 2006 1
1037 Lily Allen "Smile" 15 July 2006 2
1038 McFly "Don't Stop Me Now" / "Please, Please" 29 July 2006 1
re Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" 5 August 2006 4
1039 Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z "Déjà Vu" 2 September 2006 1
1040 Justin Timberlake "SexyBack" 9 September 2006 1
1041 Scissor Sisters "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" 16 September 2006 4
1042 Razorlight "America" 14 October 2006 1
1043 My Chemical Romance "Welcome to the Black Parade" 21 October 2006 2
1044 McFly "Star Girl" 4 November 2006 1
1045 Fedde Le Grand "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" 11 November 2006 1
1046 Westlife "Rose, TheThe Rose" 18 November 2006 1
1047 Akon featuring Eminem "Smack That" 25 November 2006 1
1048 Take That "Patience" 2 December 2006 4
1049 Leona Lewis "Moment Like This, AA Moment Like This" 30 December 2006 4
2007
1050 Mika "Grace Kelly" 27 January 2007 5
1051 Kaiser Chiefs "Ruby" 3 March 2007 1
1052 Take That "Shine" 10 March 2007 2
1053 Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud "Walk This Way" 24 March 2007 1
1054 Proclaimers, TheThe Proclaimers featuring Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" 31 March 2007 3
1055 Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake "Give It to Me" 21 April 2007 1
1056 Beyoncé & Shakira "Beautiful Liar" 28 April 2007 3
1057 McFly "Baby's Coming Back" / "Transylvania" 19 May 2007 1
1058 Rihanna featuring Jay-Z "Umbrella" 26 May 2007 10
1059 Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson and D.O.E. "Way I Are, TheThe Way I Are" 4 August 2007 2
1060 Robyn with Kleerup "With Every Heartbeat" 18 August 2007 1
1061 Kanye West "Stronger" 25 August 2007 2
1062 Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" 8 September 2007 4
1063 Sugababes "About You Now" 6 October 2007 4
1064 Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love" † 3 November 2007 7
1065 Katie Melua and Eva Cassidy "What a Wonderful World" 22 December 2007 1
1066 Leon Jackson "When You Believe" 29 December 2007 3
2008
1067 Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz "Now You're Gone" 19 January 2008 5
1068 Duffy "Mercy" 23 February 2008 5
1069 Estelle featuring Kanye West "American Boy" 29 March 2008 4
1070 Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland "4 Minutes" 26 April 2008 4
1071 Ting Tings, TheThe Ting Tings "That's Not My Name" 24 May 2008 1
1072 Rihanna "Take a Bow" 31 May 2008 2
1073 Mint Royale "Singin' in the Rain" 14 June 2008 2
1074 Coldplay "Viva la Vida" 28 June 2008 1
1075 Ne-Yo "Closer" 5 July 2008 1
1076 Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome "Dance wiv Me" 12 July 2008 4
1077 Kid Rock "All Summer Long" 9 August 2008 1
1078 Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl" 16 August 2008 5
1079 Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" 20 September 2008 3
1080 Pink "So What" 11 October 2008 3
1081 Girls Aloud "Promise, TheThe Promise" 1 November 2008 1
1082 X Factor Finalists, TheThe X Factor Finalists "Hero" 8 November 2008 3
1083 Beyoncé "If I Were a Boy" 29 November 2008 1
1084 Take That "Greatest Day" 6 December 2008 1
1085 Leona Lewis "Run" 13 December 2008 2
1086 Alexandra Burke "Hallelujah" † 27 December 2008 3
2009
1087 Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis "Just Dance" 17 January 2009 3
1088 Lily Allen "Fear, TheThe Fear" 7 February 2009 4
1089 Kelly Clarkson "My Life Would Suck Without You" 7 March 2009 1
1090 Flo Rida featuring Kesha "Right Round" 14 March 2009 1
1091 Vanessa Jenkins and Bryn West featuring Sir Tom Jones and Robin Gibb "Islands in the Stream" 21 March 2009 1
1092 Lady Gaga "Poker Face" † 28 March 2009 3
1093 Calvin Harris "I'm Not Alone" 18 April 2009 2
1094 Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz "Number 1" 2 May 2009 3
1095 Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" 23 May 2009 1
1096 Armand Van Helden vs Dizzee Rascal "Bonkers" 30 May 2009 2
re Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" 13 June 2009 1
1097 Pixie Lott "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" 20 June 2009 1
1098 David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland "When Love Takes Over" 27 June 2009 1
1099 La Roux "Bulletproof" 4 July 2009 1
1100 Cascada "Evacuate the Dancefloor" 11 July 2009 2
1101 JLS "Beat Again" 25 July 2009 2
1102 Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" 8 August 2009 1
1103 Tinchy Stryder featuring Amelle "Never Leave You" 15 August 2009 1
re Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" 22 August 2009 1
1104 David Guetta featuring Akon "Sexy Chick" 29 August 2009 1
1105 Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris "Holiday" 5 September 2009 1
1106 Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West "Run This Town" 12 September 2009 1
1107 Pixie Lott "Boys and Girls" 19 September 2009 1
1108 Taio Cruz "Break Your Heart" 26 September 2009 3
1109 Chipmunk featuring Dayo Olatunji "Oopsy Daisy" 17 October 2009 1
1110 Alexandra Burke featuring Flo Rida "Bad Boys" 24 October 2009 1
1111 Cheryl Cole "Fight for This Love" 31 October 2009 2
1112 JLS "Everybody in Love" 14 November 2009 1
1113 Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas "Meet Me Halfway" 21 November 2009 1
1114 X Factor Finalists 2009, TheThe X Factor Finalists 2009 "You Are Not Alone" 28 November 2009 1
1115 Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band "Official BBC Children in Need Medley, TheThe Official BBC Children in Need Medley" 5 December 2009 2
1116 Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" 19 December 2009 1
1117 Rage Against the Machine "Killing in the Name" 26 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 in order to avoid overexposure.

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

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

Artist Weeks at number-one
Sugababes 15[E]
Jay-Z 15[A]
Westlife 14[B]
Rihanna 13
Leona Lewis 13
Peter Kay 12[F]
Will Young 12[E]
Alexandra Burke 11[G]
Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas 11
Dizzee Rascal 11[E]
Gareth Gates 11
Robbie Williams 10
Madonna 10
Atomic Kitten 9
Gnarls Barkley 9
Beyoncé 8
Girls Aloud 8
Shakira 8
McFly 8
Lady Gaga 7
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. The highest threshold is "Platinum" which, since 1989, is awarded to singles with over 600,000 units.[20][21][nb 2]

In July 2013, the BPI started a process of automatic certification regardless of original release dates,[23] and since July 2014 audio streaming is included in the calculation of units at 100 streams equivalent to 1 sale or shipment.[24] Hence, many of the singles released in the 2000s have been awarded certification in the 2010s.

For singles selling 1 million copies during the 2000s see List of best-selling singles of the 2000s (decade) in the United Kingdom

For a full list of singles which were released during the 2000s and have sold 1 million copies see List of million-selling singles in the United Kingdom and sort the table by release date

For Platinum singles released during the 2000s see List of Platinum singles in the United Kingdom awarded since 2000

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "New singles formats to save the charts". BBC News. 16 October 2003. Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Youngs, Ian (12 April 2005). "How downloads will change the chart". BBC News. Retrieved 16 January 2009. 
  4. ^ Davies, Rob (18 May 2008). "Legal downloads fail to revive record sales". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  5. ^ Youngs, Ian (3 April 2006). "Digital hit seals chart revolution". BBC News. Retrieved 16 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Downloads boost 2008 single sales". BBC News. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "Elvis claims 1,000th number one". BBC. 16 January 2005. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  8. ^ "Record Breakers and trivia". everyHit.com. Retrieved 7 February 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Chart Archive – 2000s Singles". everyHit.com. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2000". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2001". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  12. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2002". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  13. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2003". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2004". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  15. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2005". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  16. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2006". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  17. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2007". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  18. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2008". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  19. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2009". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  20. ^ a b "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  21. ^ "International Certification Award levels" (PDF). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. March 2010. p. 7. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  22. ^ Gallup (4 February 1989). "The Top of the Pops Chart" (PDF). Record Mirror: 4. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  23. ^ "Certified Awards – A Timeline" (PDF). BPI. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  24. ^ "BPI Certified Awards for Singles Now Include Streams". BPI. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.