List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 2010s

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The UK Singles Chart is a record chart 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 is first revealed each Sunday on BBC Radio 1.[1]

Chart history[edit]

2010[edit]

The first song of the 2010s was "The Climb" by Joe McElderry, the winner of the sixth series of the UK talent show The X Factor, which hit number one for the week ending 2 January 2010 (announced 27 December 2009). Subsequently, "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga hit the top spot for the second time; the single was also number one for the week ending 19 December 2009. The first entirely new number one of the decade was "Replay" by Iyaz on the following week.

In an attempt to raise money for the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked Simon Cowell to arrange a charity single. Cowell chose "Everybody Hurts", Brown agreed to waive VAT on the single and R.E.M. agreed to waive all royalties.[2] The release was under the name Helping Haiti. The single featured many singers, most linked to Cowell's talent shows like: Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, JLS, Cheryl Cole and Susan Boyle. The song went straight in at number one and remained there for two weeks.

The year saw the first number-ones for: Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Diana Vickers, Roll Deep, Scouting for Girls, B.o.B, Jason Derülo, The Wanted, Olly Murs and Cee Lo Green (solo).

2010 was another X Factor dominated year, with chart toppers from Alexandra Burke, Cheryl Cole, Diana Vickers, JLS, Matt Cardle and Olly Murs; many of whom also featured on the Helping Haiti single. Lady Gaga, JLS, B.o.B, Tinie Tempah, Bruno Mars, Dizzee Rascal and Roll Deep all achieved two number-one singles in 2010. Despite only peaking at number-two on the UK Singles Chart, the biggest selling song of the year was Eminem and Rihanna with the collaborative single "Love the Way You Lie".

2011[edit]

The first new number-one of 2011 came from Rihanna and the single "What's My Name?", which featured Drake. The song topped the charts on 15 January, having already spent six consecutive weeks in the top 10.

Artists who achieved their first number-one singles during the year included: Kesha, Drake, Jessie J, Adele, Nicole Scherzinger (solo), Pitbull, Lauren Bennett, GoonRock, Afrojack, Nayer, Example, DJ Fresh, Sian Evans, Dev, Cher Lloyd (solo), Nero, Wretch 32, Josh Kumra, Rizzle Kicks, One Direction (solo), Sak Noel, Professor Green, Emeli Sandé, Little Mix, Military Wives and Gareth Malone.

It was revealed on 2 October that a record had been broken regarding the most consecutive number-one singles by British artists. The record was broken when Dappy's single "No Regrets" became the eleventh consecutive number-one single from British artists.

Rihanna and Calvin Harris's "We Found Love" spent the most weeks at number-one in 2011, having spent six non-consecutive weeks at the peak in October and November. The song is trailed by Adele's "Someone Like You", which spent five non-consecutive weeks at the peak in February and March. Bruno Mars, Example, Rihanna and Pitbull each achieved two number-ones in 2011, a year which was again dominated by X Factor contestants; including Cher Lloyd, JLS, Little Mix, Olly Murs and One Direction.

Bruno Mars became the first artist to achieve four number-one singles during the 2010s when "The Lazy Song" topped the chart on 21 May - having previously topped the chart with "Grenade", "Just the Way You Are" and "Nothin' On You" ft Bruno Mars, written and produced by B.o.B.

2012[edit]

The first number-one of 2012 came from British band Coldplay and their second single from the number-one album, Mylo Xyloto, "Paradise". The song reached the summit after nine weeks in the top 20, having also spent six weeks ineligible from charting; having been available as an 'instant grat' (free download) for those who pre-ordered the respective album.

2012 marked another chart year dominated by reality television alumni. The X Factor judges Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow both claimed number-ones in early 2012, while series 6 runner-up Olly Murs, Series 7 Finalists One Direction, series 8 winners Little Mix and series 9 winner James Arthur also each claimed a number-one. Rival show, The Voice also saw its alumni dominate the chart, with coaches Jessie J, Danny O'Donoghue and will.i.am each claiming a number-one; including "Hall of Fame", a collaboration between the latter.

For the chart week dated 6 October, Korean musician Psy topped the chart with the K-pop track "Gangnam Style". The track's success arose from the respective music video, which on 21 December became the first video to surpass one billion views on Youtube.[3][4] The track topped 28 international charts, including in Australia, Canada and New Zealand; also reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

The year's Christmas number-one (chart week dated 30 December) was awarded to charity single "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"—a cover of The Hollies' track—released in aid of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.[5] The collective —made up of various vocalists, musicians and producers, including Paul McCartney, Melanie Chisholm and Robbie Williams—sold 269,248 copies of the single in its first week, 20.32% more than the number two; "Impossible" by James Arthur.

The years biggest selling single went to Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' featuring Kimbra. It topped the chart for 5 non consecutive weeks during February and March. It sold just over 1.6 million copies and was also the biggest selling single worldwide of 2012 with just over 10 million copies sold.

The year saw the first number-one singles for: Cover Drive, Sia, Gotye, Kimbra, Rita Ora, Chris Brown, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tulisa (solo), fun., Janelle Monáe, Rudimental, John Newman, Maroon 5, will.i.am (solo), Eva Simons, Florence and the Machine, Wiley, Sam and the Womp, The Script, Psy, Swedish House Mafia, John Martin, Florence Welch (solo), Gabrielle Aplin, James Arthur and The Justice Collective.

2013[edit]

The first new number-one of 2013 came from Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am and the Britney Spears-assisted "Scream & Shout"; marking the first number-one for Spears since "Everytime" in 2004.

March saw British girl group The Saturdays claim their first number-one single with "What About Us". The feat marked a particular achievement for the group, who after eleven top 10 singles—including number-two hits "Just Can't Get Enough" (March 2009) and "Forever Is Over" (October 2009)—had yet to reach the chart summit.[6] That same month saw the revival of 1990s pop duo PJ & Duncan. The pair—who have since been working under Ant & Dec (Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly)—performed their 1994 single "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (23 March); resulting in the track's ascent to the chart summit.[7]

2013 became infamous for high sales in the singles chart, with the number-one single selling an excess of 100,000 copies on twelve consecutive weeks between 28 April—7 July. Daft Punk began the run—with "Get Lucky" selling 155,215 copies on 4 May—while John Newman concluded the run with "Love Me Again" on July 7 (124,885 copies). A total of five number-one singles contributed to the achievement, of which Naughty Boy's "La La La", Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Icona Pop's "I Love It" featured; with the twelve-week run becoming the longest since January—April 1998.[8]

The year saw the first number-one singles for: Bingo Players, Far East Movement, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Wanz, Avicii, Nicky Romero, The Saturdays, PJ & Duncan, Duke Dumont, A*M*E, Ella Eyre, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Naughty Boy, Sam Smith, Robin Thicke, T.I., Icona Pop, Charli XCX, Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, 2 Chainz, OneRepublic, Lorde, Storm Queen, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Hurts and Sam Bailey.

2014[edit]

The first new number-one of 2014 came from Pitbull with the single "Timber" featuring singer Kesha. So far, excluding "Happy" by Pharrell Williams which reached the top spot in 2013, all the songs which peaked atop the chart debuted at number one.

Artists who achieved their first number-one singles during the year included: Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne, Route 94, DVBBS, Borgeous, Jax Jones, 5 Seconds of Summer, Aloe Blacc (solo), Sigma and Kiesza.

Number ones[edit]

American singer Lady Gaga claimed the first number one of 2010 and the decade with "Bad Romance", and reached the top spot again in March 2010 with "Telephone", a duet with Beyoncé.
B.o.B achieved his first and second chart-topping singles in 2010 with "Nothin' On You" and "Airplanes". He then scored a third in 2011 with "Price Tag", a collaboration with Jessie J.
Tinie Tempah achieved his first and second number-one singles in 2010 with "Pass Out" and "Written in the Stars", while his third came in 2012; "R.I.P." - a collaboration with Rita Ora.
Rihanna broke her own record in 2013 by becoming the first female artist to have number-one singles in seven consecutive years. The singles include "Only Girl (In The World)" from 2010, "We Found Love" from 2011, "Diamonds" from 2012 and Eminem's single "The Monster" from 2013.
Bruno Mars scored his third and fourth number-ones in 2011 with "Grenade" and "The Lazy Song", after "Nothin' on You" and "Just the Way You Are" in 2010. He also co-wrote Cee-Lo Green's number-one single, "Forget You".
Adele achieved her first number-one single in February 2011 with "Someone Like You", which became the year's biggest seller; having spent five weeks at the peak and sold over 1 million copies.
Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen achieved her first number-one single in 2012 with the international hit "Call Me Maybe"—which spent four consecutive weeks at the summit.
Gary Barlow achieved his fourteenth number 1 single with "Sing"—whilst also becoming the first artist in 2012 to have the UK number-one single and album in the same week.

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Belgian-Australian singer Gotye held the number-one spot for five weeks in 2012 with one of the year's biggest international hits "Somebody That I Used To Know"—which featured Kimbra.
Florence and the Machine scored their first UK number-one single with "Spectrum" in 2012, spending three weeks at number one.
Little Mix, a four-piece girl band, became the first band to win X Factor and have scored two number ones so far with a cover of the Damien Rice song "Cannonball" in 2011 and their own song "Wings" in 2012.
X Factor boy band One Direction had a number-one single three years in a row with "What Makes You Beautiful" in 2011, "Little Things" in 2012, and "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" in 2013.
Pharrell Williams scored three number-one hits in 2013 after producing and being featured on the songs "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk, "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke, which also featured T.I., and his own song "Happy".
Key
No. nth single to top the UK Singles Chart
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No. Artist[b] Single[b] Record label[c] Reached number one[b] Weeks at
number one[b]
2010
re Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" Interscope 3 January 2010 1
1119 Iyaz "Replay" Reprise 10 January 2010 2
1120 Owl City "Fireflies" Island 24 January 2010 3
1121 Helping Haiti "Everybody Hurts" Syco 14 February 2010 2
1122 Derülo, JasonJason Derülo "In My Head" Warner Bros. 28 February 2010 1
1123 Tinie Tempah "Pass Out" Parlophone 7 March 2010 2
1124 Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé "Telephone" Interscope 21 March 2010 2
1125 Scouting for Girls "This Ain't a Love Song" Epic 4 April 2010 2
1126 Usher featuring will.i.am "OMG" LaFace 18 April 2010 1
1127 Vickers, DianaDiana Vickers "Once" RCA 25 April 2010 1
1128 Roll Deep "Good Times" Relentless/Virgin 2 May 2010 3
1129 B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars "Nothin' on You" Atlantic 23 May 2010 1
1130 Dizzee Rascal "Dirtee Disco" Dirtee Stank 30 May 2010 1
1131 David Guetta and Chris Willis
featuring Fergie and LMFAO
"Gettin' Over You" Positiva/Virgin 6 June 2010 1
1132 Shout for England
featuring Dizzee Rascal and James Corden
"Shout" Syco 13 June 2010 2
1133 Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg "California Gurls" Virgin 27 June 2010 2
1134 JLS "The Club Is Alive" Epic 11 July 2010 1
1135 B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams "Airplanes" Atlantic 18 July 2010 1
1136 Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP "We No Speak Americano" AATW/Sweat It Out 25 July 2010 1
1137 Wanted, TheThe Wanted "All Time Low" Geffen 1 August 2010 1
1138 Ne-Yo "Beautiful Monster" Def Jam 8 August 2010 1
1139 Flo Rida featuring David Guetta "Club Can't Handle Me" Atlantic 15 August 2010 1
1140 Roll Deep "Green Light" Relentless/Virgin 22 August 2010 1
1141 Cruz, TaioTaio Cruz "Dynamite" 4th and Broadway 29 August 2010 1
1142 Murs, OllyOlly Murs "Please Don't Let Me Go" Epic/Syco 5 September 2010 1
1143 Alexandra Burke featuring Laza Morgan "Start Without You" Syco 12 September 2010 2
1144 Mars, BrunoBruno Mars "Just the Way You Are" Elektra 26 September 2010 1
1145 Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner "Written in the Stars" Parlophone 3 October 2010 1
1146 Green, Cee LoCee Lo Green "Forget You" Warner Bros. 10 October 2010 2
re Mars, BrunoBruno Mars "Just the Way You Are" Elektra 24 October 2010 1
1147 Cole, CherylCheryl Cole "Promise This" Polydor 31 October 2010 1
1148 Rihanna "Only Girl (In the World)" Def Jam 7 November 2010 2
1149 JLS "Love You More" Epic 21 November 2010 1
1150 The X Factor Finalists 2010 "Heroes" Syco 28 November 2010 2
1151 Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)" Interscope 12 December 2010 1
1152 Cardle, MattMatt Cardle "When We Collide" Syco 19 December 2010 3
No. Artist[b] Single[b] Record label[c] Reached number one[b] Weeks at
number one[b]
2011
1153 Rihanna featuring Drake "What's My Name?" Def Jam 9 January 2011 1
1154 Mars, BrunoBruno Mars "Grenade" Elektra 16 January 2011 2
1155 Kesha "We R Who We R" RCA 30 January 2011 1
1156 Jessie J featuring B.o.B "Price Tag" Island/Lava 6 February 2011 2
1157 Adele "Someone Like You" dagger XL 20 February 2011 4
1158 Scherzinger, NicoleNicole Scherzinger "Don't Hold Your Breath" Interscope 20 March 2011 1
re Adele "Someone Like You" dagger XL 27 March 2011 1
1159 Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull "On the Floor" Def Jam 3 April 2011 2
1160 LMFAO
featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
"Party Rock Anthem" Interscope 17 April 2011 4
1161 Mars, BrunoBruno Mars "The Lazy Song" Elektra 15 May 2011 1
1162 Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer "Give Me Everything" J 22 May 2011 3
1163 Example "Changed the Way You Kiss Me" Ministry of Sound 12 June 2011 2
1164 Derülo, JasonJason Derülo "Don't Wanna Go Home" Warner Bros. 26 June 2011 2
1165 DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans "Louder" Ministry of Sound 10 July 2011 1
1166 Wanted, TheThe Wanted "Glad You Came" Global Talent 17 July 2011 2
1167 JLS featuring Dev "She Makes Me Wanna" Epic 31 July 2011 1
1168 Lloyd, CherCher Lloyd "Swagger Jagger" Syco 7 August 2011 1
1169 Nero "Promises" MTA 14 August 2011 1
1170 Wretch 32 featuring Josh Kumra "Don't Go" Levels/Ministry of Sound 21 August 2011 1
1171 Olly Murs featuring Rizzle Kicks "Heart Skips a Beat" Epic/Syco 28 August 2011 1
1172 Example "Stay Awake" Ministry of Sound 4 September 2011 1
1173 Lott, PixiePixie Lott "All About Tonight" Mercury 11 September 2011 1
1174 One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful" Syco 18 September 2011 1
1175 Dappy "No Regrets" AATW/Takeover/Island 25 September 2011 1
1176 Sak Noel "Loca People" 3 Beat/AATW 2 October 2011 1
1177 Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris "We Found Love" Def Jam 9 October 2011 3
1178 Professor Green featuring Emeli Sandé "Read All About It" Virgin 30 October 2011 2
re Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris "We Found Love" Def Jam 13 November 2011 3
1179 The X Factor Finalists 2011 "Wishing on a Star" Syco 4 December 2011 1
1180 Murs, OllyOlly Murs "Dance with Me Tonight" Epic 11 December 2011 1
1181 Little Mix "Cannonball" Syco 18 December 2011 1
1182 Military Wives with Gareth Malone and Paul Mealor[14] "Wherever You Are" Decca 25 December 2011 1
No. Artist[b] Single[b] Record label[c] Reached number one[b] Weeks at
number one[b]
2012
1183 Coldplay "Paradise" Parlophone 1 January 2012 1
1184 Flo Rida "Good Feeling" Atlantic 8 January 2012 1
1185 Jessie J "Domino" Island/Lava 15 January 2012 2
1186 Cover Drive "Twilight" Global Talent 29 January 2012 1
1187 David Guetta featuring Sia "Titanium" Positiva/Virgin 5 February 2012 1
1188 Gotye featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know" dagger Island 12 February 2012 1
1189 DJ Fresh featuring Rita Ora "Hot Right Now" Ministry of Sound 19 February 2012 1
re Gotye featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know" dagger Island 26 February 2012 4
1190 Perry, KatyKaty Perry "Part of Me" Virgin 25 March 2012 1
1191 Brown, ChrisChris Brown "Turn Up the Music" RCA 1 April 2012 1
1192 Jepsen, Carly RaeCarly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" Interscope 8 April 2012 4
1193 Tulisa "Young" AATW/Island 6 May 2012 1
1194 Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah "R.I.P." Columbia/Roc Nation 13 May 2012 2
1195 Fun featuring Janelle Monáe "We Are Young" Atlantic/Fueled by Ramen 27 May 2012 1
1196 Rudimental featuring John Newman "Feel the Love" Asylum/Black Butter 3 June 2012 1
1197 Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band featuring Military Wives[15] "Sing" Decca 10 June 2012 1
1198 Cheryl "Call My Name" Polydor 17 June 2012 1
1199 Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa "Payphone" A&M/Octone 24 June 2012 1
1200 will.i.am featuring Eva Simons "This Is Love" Interscope 1 July 2012 1
re Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa "Payphone" A&M/Octone 8 July 2012 1
1201 Florence and the Machine "Spectrum (Say My Name)" Island 15 July 2012 3
1202 Wiley featuring Ms D "Heatwave" One More Tune/Warner Bros. 5 August 2012 2
1203 Ora, RitaRita Ora "How We Do (Party)" Roc Nation/Columbia 19 August 2012 1
1204 Sam and the Womp "Bom Bom" One More Tune 26 August 2012 1
1205 Little Mix "Wings" Syco 2 September 2012 1
1206 Ne-Yo "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" Def Jam 9 September 2012 1
1207 Script, TheThe Script featuring will.i.am "Hall of Fame" Epic/Phonogenic 16 September 2012 2
1208 Psy "Gangnam Style" Island 30 September 2012 1
1209 Rihanna "Diamonds" Def Jam 7 October 2012 1
1210 Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin "Don't You Worry Child" Virgin 14 October 2012 1
1211 Harris, CalvinCalvin Harris featuring Florence Welch "Sweet Nothing" Columbia/Fly Eye 21 October 2012 1
1212 Labrinth featuring Emeli Sandé "Beneath Your Beautiful" Syco 28 October 2012 1
1213 Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams "Candy" Island 4 November 2012 2
1214 One Direction "Little Things" Syco 18 November 2012 1
1215 Murs, OllyOlly Murs featuring Flo Rida "Troublemaker" Epic 25 November 2012 2
1216 Aplin, GabrielleGabrielle Aplin "The Power of Love" Parlophone 9 December 2012 1
1217 Arthur, JamesJames Arthur "Impossible" Syco 16 December 2012 1
1218 The Justice Collective "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" Metropolis 23 December 2012 1
re Arthur, JamesJames Arthur "Impossible" Syco 30 December 2012 2
No. Artist[b] Single[b] Record label[c] Reached number one[b] Weeks at
number one[b]
2013
1219 will.i.am featuring Britney Spears "Scream & Shout" Interscope 13 January 2013 2
1220 Bingo Players featuring Far East Movement "Get Up (Rattle)" Ministry of Sound 27 January 2013 2
1221 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz "Thrift Shop" Macklemore 10 February 2013 1
1222 Avicii vs. Nicky Romero "I Could Be the One" Positiva/Virgin 17 February 2013 1
1223 One Direction "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" Syco 24 February 2013 1
1224 Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake "Mirrors" RCA 3 March 2013 3
1225 Saturdays, TheThe Saturdays featuring Sean Paul "What About Us" Polydor 24 March 2013 1
1226 PJ & Duncan "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" Sony BMG 31 March 2013 1
1227 Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E "Need U (100%)" Ministry of Sound 7 April 2013 2
1228 Rudimental featuring Ella Eyre "Waiting All Night" Asylum/Black Butter 21 April 2013 1
1229 Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky" Columbia 28 April 2013 4
1230 Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith "La La La" Virgin 26 May 2013 1
1231 Thicke, RobinRobin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell "Blurred Lines" dagger Interscope 2 June 2013 4
1232 Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX "I Love It" Atlantic 30 June 2013 1
1233 Newman, JohnJohn Newman "Love Me Again" Island 7 July 2013 1
re Thicke, RobinRobin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell "Blurred Lines" dagger Interscope 14 July 2013 1
1234 Avicii "Wake Me Up" Positiva/Virgin 21 July 2013 3
1235 Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop" RCA 11 August 2013 1
1236 Ellie Goulding "Burn" Polydor 18 August 2013 3
1237 Katy Perry "Roar" Virgin 8 September 2013 2
1238 Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz "Talk Dirty" Warner Bros./Def Jam 22 September 2013 2
1239 OneRepublic "Counting Stars" Interscope 6 October 2013 1
1240 Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball" RCA 13 October 2013 1
re OneRepublic "Counting Stars" Interscope 20 October 2013 1
1241 Lorde "Royals" Republic 27 October 2013 1
1242 Eminem featuring Rihanna "The Monster" Interscope 3 November 2013 1
1243 Storm Queen "Look Right Through" (MK Remix) Ministry of Sound 10 November 2013 1
1244 Martin Garrix "Animals" Spinnin' 17 November 2013 1
1245 Lily Allen "Somewhere Only We Know" Warner Bros. 24 November 2013 1
1246 Calvin Harris and Alesso featuring Hurts "Under Control" Sony Music 1 December 2013 1
re Lily Allen "Somewhere Only We Know" Warner Bros. 8 December 2013 2
1247 Sam Bailey "Skyscraper" Syco 22 December 2013 1
1248 Pharrell Williams "Happy" Columbia 29 December 2013 1
No. Artist[b] Single[b] Record label[c] Reached number one[b] Weeks at
number one[b]
2014
1249 Pitbull featuring Kesha "Timber" RCA 5 January 2014 1
re Pharrell Williams "Happy" Columbia 12 January 2014 2
1250 Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne "Rather Be" Atlantic 26 January 2014 4
1251 Sam Smith "Money on My Mind" Capitol 23 February 2014 1
re Pharrell Williams "Happy" Columbia 2 March 2014 1
1252 Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne "My Love" Rinse 9 March 2014 1
1253 DVBBS & Borgeous featuring Tinie Tempah "Tsunami (Jump)" Spinnin' 16 March 2014 1
1254 Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones "I Got U" Virgin EMI 23 March 2014 1
1255 5 Seconds of Summer "She Looks So Perfect" Capitol 30 March 2014 1
1256 Aloe Blacc "The Man" Interscope 6 April 2014 1
1257 Sigma "Nobody to Love" 3Beat 13 April 2014 1
1258 Kiesza "Hideaway" Lokal Legend 20 April 2014 1

By artist[edit]

The following artists have all spent more than a total of five or more weeks at the number-one spot during the 2010s. The figure for group LMFAO includes a collaboration with David Guetta, the figure for Calvin Harris includes a collaboration with Rihanna, the figure for Bruno Mars includes a collaboration with B.o.B, the figure for Tinie Tempah includes collaborations with Rita Ora, DVBBS & Borgeous, the figure for Pitbull includes a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez, the figure for Kimbra includes a collaboration with Gotye, the figure for will.i.am includes collaborations with Usher & The Script, the figure for Pharrell Williams includes collaborations with Daft Punk & Robin Thicke, the figure for Ne-Yo includes a collaboration with Pitbull, the figure for T.I. includes a collaboration with Robin Thicke, the figure for Rihanna includes a collaboration with Eminem and the figure for Jess Glynne includes collaborations with Clean Bandit & Route 94.

Artist Number ones Weeks at number-one
Pharrell Williams 3 13
Rihanna 5 11
Harris, CalvinCalvin Harris 3 8
Mars, BrunoBruno Mars 4 6
Tinie Tempah 4 6
will.i.am 4 6
Pitbull 3 6
Olly Murs 4 5
Jason Derulo 3 5
Katy Perry 3 5
Ne-Yo 3 5
Jess Glynne 2 5
LMFAO 2 5
Adele 1 5
Gotye 1 5
Kimbra 1 5
Robin Thicke 1 5
T.I. 1 5

By record label[edit]

Eight record labels have spent ten or more weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart so far during the 2010s.

Record label Number ones Weeks at number-one
Syco Music 17 25
Interscope 9 21
Island Records 9 18
Def Jam Records 7 14
Virgin Records 9 13
Warner Bros. Records 6 12
Columbia Records 5 12
Epic Records 9 11

Million-selling and platinum records[edit]

Since April 1973, the British Phonographic Industry has been classifying singles and albums by the number of units shipped. The highest threshold is "platinum record" and is awarded to singles that have shipped over 600,000 units.[16][17][d] As of January 2014, thirty-two singles from the 2010s have gone platinum.[19] Fifteen singles: Eminem featuring Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie", Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are", Adele's "Someone Like You", Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)", Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera's "Moves Like Jagger", LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem", Jessie J featuring B.o.B's "Price Tag", Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris' "We Found Love", Gotye featuring Kimbra's "Somebody That I Used To Know", Matt Cardle's "When We Collide", David Guetta featuring Sia's "Titanium", James Arthur's "Impossible", Daft Punk featuring Pharell Williams' "Get Lucky", Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharell William's "Blurred Lines" and Avicii's "Wake Me Up" have sold over one million units.

Artist Song Date released Date certified
platinum
Year of
millionth sale
Multi-platinum
Joe McElderry "The Climb" 1 January 2010 7 January 2010 N/A N/A
Helping Haiti "Everybody Hurts" 7 February 2010 22 July 2013 N/A N/A
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg "California Gurls" 21 June 2010 29 October 2010 N/A N/A
Cee Lo Green "Forget You" 4 October 2010 7 January 2011 N/A N/A
Rihanna "Only Girl (In the World)" 25 October 2010 7 January 2011 2011 N/A
Rihanna featuring Drake "What's My Name?" 20 December 2010 6 March 2011 N/A N/A
Tinie Tempah "Pass Out" 17 April 2010 11 March 2011 N/A N/A
Katy Perry "Firework"[No. 3] 26 November 2010 11 March 2011 N/A N/A
Matt Cardle "When We Collide" 12 December 2010 22 July 2013 2012 N/A
Adele "Rolling in the Deep"[No. 2] 17 January 2011 24 June 2011 2014 N/A
Adele "Someone Like You" 24 January 2011 25 January 2013 2013 (2013)
Adele "Set Fire to the Rain"[No. 11] 24 January 2011 01 April 2011 2011 (2013)
Jessie J featuring B.o.B "Price Tag" 28 January 2011 12 May 2011 2012 N/A
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer "Give Me Everything" 1 April 2011 16 September 2011 N/A N/A
One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful" 11 September 2011 15 February 2013 N/A N/A
Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera "Moves Like Jagger"[No 2] 14 August 2011 22 July 2013 2012 (2013)
Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris "We Found Love" 22 September 2011 5 June 2012 2012 (2013)
Avicii "Levels"[No 4] 20 November 2011 22 July 2013 N/A N/A
David Guetta featuring Sia "Titanium" 11 February 2012 11 August 2012 2013 N/A
Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa "Payphone" 8 June 2012 22 July 2013 N/A N/A
Rihanna "Diamonds" 28 September 2012 15 February 2013 2014 N/A
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton "Can't Hold Us"[No 3] 9 October 2012 11 October 2013 N/A N/A
Robbie Williams "Candy" 18 October 2012 22 July 2013 N/A N/A
Adele "Skyfall" 29 October 2012 25 January 2013 N/A N/A
James Arthur "Impossible" 9 December 2012 22 July 2013 2013 (2013)
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines" 28 January 2013 28 July 2013 2013 (2013)
Passenger "Let Her Go"[No. 2] 22 February 2013 16 August 2013 2013 N/A
Bastille "Pompeii"[No 2] 24 February 2013 16 August 2013 N/A N/A
Rudimental featuring Ella Eyre "Waiting All Night" 14 April 2013 16 August 2013 N/A N/A
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky" 19 April 2013 22 July 2013 2013 (2013)
Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith "La La La" 19 May 2013 22 July 2013 N/A N/A
OneRepublic "Counting Stars" 14 June 2013 22 November 2013 N/A N/A
Avicii "Wake Me Up" 8 July 2013 9 August 2013 2013 (2014)
Ellie Goulding "Burn" 4 August 2013 3 January 2014 N/A N/A
Katy Perry "Roar" 1 September 2013 1 November 2013 N/A N/A
Eminem featuring Rihanna "The Monster" 29 October 2013 7 March 2014 N/A N/A
Pharrell Wiilliams "Happy" 15 December 2013 24 January 2014 2014 (2014)
Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne "Rather Be" 17 January 2014 7 March 2014 N/A N/A
  1. ^ In 2010, the best-selling single of the year was "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna, which entered the chart on 27 June and peaked at number two.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t The artist, single, date of reaching number one and number of weeks at number one are those given by the Official Charts Company.[10][11][12]
  3. ^ a b c d e The record labels are those given by the OCC.[13]
  4. ^ 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).[16][18]

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  • [No. 2]: The singles "Rolling in the Deep", "Moves Like Jagger", "Let Her Go" and "Pompeii" peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart.
  • [No. 3]: The singles "Firework" and "Can't Hold Us" peaked at number three in the UK Singles Chart.
  • [No. 4]: The single "Levels" peaked at number four in the UK Singles Chart.
  • [No. 11]: The single "Set Fire to the Rain" peaked at number eleven in the UK Singles Chart.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us > Who We Are". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Haiti all-star charity single gets first airplay". BBC News Online. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Gangnam Style hits one billion views on Youtube". BBC. 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  4. ^ "PSY - 'Gangnam Style' - Music Video". Youtube. 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Paul McCartney guests on Hillsborough charity single with Robbie Williams". Guardian UK. 2012-11-23. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  6. ^ "Are The Saturdays finally on course for their first ever number 1 single?". Official Charts Company. 2013-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  7. ^ "Ant and Dec: We performed 'Let's Get Ready to Rhumble' to fill a hole in our show". The Independent. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  8. ^ "Midweek Charts update: John Newman hitting the 100,000 sales". Music Week. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  9. ^ Jones, Alan (11 June 2012). "Official Charts Analysis: Gary Barlow tops Album and Singles". 
  10. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2010". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2011". London: Official Charts Company. 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "All the Number One Singles: 2012". London: Official Charts Company. 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Artist Chart History". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Military Wives with Gareth Malone and Paul Mealor". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  15. ^ "Gary Barlow and The Commonwealth Band featuring Military Wives". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  16. ^ a b "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  17. ^ "International Certification Award levels" (PDF). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. March 2010. p. 7. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  18. ^ Gallup (4 February 1989). "The Top of the Pops Chart" (PDF). Record Mirror: 4. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  19. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
    Customise search with the following settings – Search by: "Keyword", By Award: "Platinum", By Format: "Single" – then search by "2010".

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