La classifica dei singoli più venduti di sempre in Inghilterra: primo Elton John, entrano Adele, Rihanna e Pharrell

Tre nuove entrate recenti nella specialissima classifica compilata dalla Official Charts Company inglese.

Parliamo di roba seria, parliamo di singoli da milioni di copie: la Official Charts Company, l’azienda inglese che si occupa di compilare le classifiche UK con i dati di vendita musicali nel Regno Unito, ha dovuto aggiornare la lunghissima lista dei singoli più venduti di sempre in Inghilterra.

Mentre le prime posizioni, come è logico, sembrano inamovibili, è a fondo classifica che si consumano le tre nuove entrate recenti che hanno superato il milione di copie vendute: Pharrell Williams con Happy ha raggiunto il traguardo un paio di settimane fa, mentre in questi giorni il nuovo conteggio ha premiato Rolling In The Deep di Adele (del 2011) e Diamonds di Rihanna (del 2012), entrate ufficialmente a far parte di una classifica che potremmo definire “dei milionari (di copie)”. Adele era comunque già dentro con Someone Like You e Rihanna con Only Girl In the World e due collaborazioni, ma questo ulteriore ingresso dimostra come, alla lunga, certi brani restino di più rispetto ad altri.

Tra le altre canzoni recenti presenti in questa speciale classifica ci sono anche i Fun feat Janelle Monae con We Are Young, uscita nel 2011, Price Tag di Jessie J dello stesso anno, Gangnam Style di PSY del 2012, oltre a naturalmente Get Lucky dei Daft Punk (in cinquantunesima posizione), vero tormentone del 2013.

La classifica completa dei singoli più venduti di sempre in Inghilterra

1. SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT/CANDLE IN THE WIND 97 – ELTON JOHN
2. DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? – BAND AID
3. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – QUEEN
4. MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS’ SCHOOL – WINGS
5. YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT – JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
6. RELAX – FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
7. RIVERS OF BABYLON/BROWN GIRL IN THE RING – BONEY M
8. SHE LOVES YOU – THE BEATLES
9. LOVE IS ALL AROUND – WET WET WET
10. MARY’S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD – BONEY M
11. UNCHAINED MELODY/(THERE’LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER – ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN
12. I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU – STEVIE WONDER
13. BARBIE GIRL – AQUA
14. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND – THE BEATLES
15. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN – WILL YOUNG
16. BELIEVE – CHER
17. (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU – BRYAN ADAMS
18. LAST CHRISTMAS/EVERYTHING SHE WANTS – WHAM!
19. IMAGINE – JOHN LENNON
20. SUMMER NIGHTS – JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
21. I’LL BE MISSING YOU – PUFF DADDY & FAITH EVANS
22. TWO TRIBES – FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
23. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU – WHITNEY HOUSTON
24. DON’T YOU WANT ME? – HUMAN LEAGUE
25. PERFECT DAY – VARIOUS ARTISTS
26. THREE LIONS – BADDIEL & SKINNER & LIGHTNING SEEDS
27. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE – THE BEATLES
28. …BABY ONE MORE TIME – BRITNEY SPEARS
29. MY HEART WILL GO ON – CELINE DION
30. EYE OF THE TIGER – SURVIVOR
31. TEARS – KEN DODD
32. BLURRED LINES – ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL
33. SOMEONE LIKE YOU – ADELE
34. KARMA CHAMELEON – CULTURE CLUB
35. GANGSTA’S PARADISE – COOLIO FEATURING L.V.
36. YMCA – VILLAGE PEOPLE
37. CARELESS WHISPER – GEORGE MICHAEL
38. MOVES LIKE JAGGER – MAROON 5 FEATURING CHRISTINA AGUILERA
39. SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW – GOTYE FEATURING KIMBRA
40. (WE’RE GONNA) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK – BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS
41. THE POWER OF LOVE – JENNIFER RUSH
42. THE CARNIVAL IS OVER – THE SEEKERS
43. I FEEL FINE – THE BEATLES
44. KILLING ME SOFTLY – FUGEES
45. I GOTTA FEELING – BLACK EYED PEAS
46. WE CAN WORK IT OUT/DAY TRIPPER – THE BEATLES
47. RELEASE ME – ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
48. WONDERWALL – OASIS
49. COME ON EILEEN – DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
50. IT WASN’T ME – SHAGGY FEATURING RIKROK
51. GET LUCKY – DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS
52. WANNABE – SPICE GIRLS
53. UNCHAINED MELODY – GARETH GATES
54. THINK TWICE – CELINE DION
55. WE FOUND LOVE – RIHANNA FEATURING CALVIN HARRIS
56. NEVER EVER – ALL SAINTS
57. (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO – TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY
58. TAINTED LOVE – SOFT CELL
59. SEX ON FIRE – KINGS OF LEON
60. HEART OF GLASS – BLONDIE
61. IT’S LIKE THAT – RUN-D.M.C. VS JASON NEVINS
62. WAKE ME UP – AVICII
63. CALL ME MAYBE – CARLY RAE JEPSEN
64. HALLELUJAH – ALEXANDRA BURKE
65. IT’S NOW OR NEVER – ELVIS PRESLEY
66. IMPOSSIBLE – JAMES ARTHUR
67. MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY – SLADE
68. DIANA – PAUL ANKA
69. GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME – TOM JONES
70. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) – BRUNO MARS
71. PARTY ROCK ANTHEM – LMFAO FEATURING LAUREN BENNETT AND GOONROCK
72. GANGNAM STYLE – PSY
73. BRIGHT EYES – ART GARFUNKEL
74. BLUE MONDAY – NEW ORDER
75. HEARTBEAT/TRAGEDY – STEPS
76. MARY’S BOY CHILD – HARRY BELAFONTE
77. PRICE TAG – JESSIE J FEATURING B.O.B
78. EARTH SONG – MICHAEL JACKSON
79. THE LAST WALTZ – ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
80. DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? – BAND AID 20
81. CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD – KYLIE MINOGUE
82. STRANGER ON THE SHORE – MR ACKER BILK AND HIS PARAMOUNT JAZZ BAND
83. ANGELS – ROBBIE WILLIAMS
84. SATURDAY NIGHT – WHIGFIELD
85. LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE – EMINEM FEATURING RIHANNA
86. DON’T GIVE UP ON US – DAVID SOUL
87. SPACEMAN – BABYLON ZOO
88. TITANIUM – DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
89. TORN – NATALIE IMBRUGLIA
90. POKER FACE – LADY GAGA
91. I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE – GARY GLITTER
92. NO MATTER WHAT – BOYZONE
93. GHOSTBUSTERS – RAY PARKER JR.
94. 2 BECOME 1 – SPICE GIRLS
95. ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) – RIHANNA
96. I BELIEVE/UP ON THE ROOF – ROBSON & JEROME
97. HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK – IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
98. ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) – PINK FLOYD
99. TELETUBBIES SAY “EH-OH!” – TELETUBBIES
100. I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING – AEROSMITH
101. THAT’S MY GOAL – SHAYNE WARD
102. I REMEMBER YOU – FRANK IFIELD
103. HEY JUDE – THE BEATLES
104. BACK FOR GOOD – TAKE THAT
105. BLUE (DA BA DEE) – EIFFEL 65
106. PURE AND SIMPLE – HEAR’SAY
107. I FEEL LOVE – DONNA SUMMER
108. DANCING QUEEN – ABBA
109. WE ARE YOUNG – FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
110. LET HER GO – PASSENGER
111. BLEEDING LOVE – LEONA LEWIS
112. CRAZY – GNARLS BARKLEY
113. RIDE ON TIME – BLACK BOX
114. UNCHAINED MELODY – THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
115. THE YOUNG ONES – CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS
116. FAME – IRENE CARA
117. FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK – POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL
118. I WILL SURVIVE – GLORIA GAYNOR
119. STAND & DELIVER – ADAM AND THE ANTS
120. USE SOMEBODY – KINGS OF LEON
121. UPTOWN GIRL – BILLY JOEL
122. SAILING – ROD STEWART
123. THE A TEAM – ED SHEERAN
124. CHASING CARS – SNOW PATROL
125. UGAR SUGAR – THE ARCHIES
126. WHITE CHRISTMAS – BING CROSBY WITH THE KEN DARBY SINGERS AND JOHN SCOTT TROTTER ORCHESTRA
127. CAN WE FIX IT? – BOB THE BUILDER
128. THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT – TIGHT FIT
129. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU – MARIAH CAREY
130. SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME – BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
131. FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE – CHERYL COLE
132. MYSTERIOUS GIRL – PETER ANDRE FEATURING BUBBLER RANX
133. I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING – THE NEW SEEKERS
134. WHEN WE COLLIDE – MATT CARDLE
135. BAD ROMANCE – LADY GAGA
136. WHOLE AGAIN – ATOMIC KITTEN
137. UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE – SHOWADDYWADDY
138. DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART – ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE
139. DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA – JULIE COVINGTON
140. EYE LEVEL – THE SIMON PARK ORCHESTRA
141. TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE – DAWN FEATURING TONY ORLANDO 1973
142. LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL – LITTLE JIMMY OSMOND
143. HAPPY – PHARRELL WILLIAMS
144. ROLLING IN THE DEEP – ADELE
145. DIAMONDS – RIHANNA