UK Best Selling Singles by Year (1952-present)

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Year
Song
Artist(s)
1952
Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart
Dame Vera Lynn
1953
I Believe
Frankie Laine
1954
Secret Love
Doris Day
1955
Rose Marie
Slim Whitman
1956
I'll Be Home
Pat Boone
1957
Diana
Paul Anka
1958
Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley
1959
Living Doll
Sir Cliff Richard
1960
It's Now Or Never
Elvis Presley
1961
Wooden Heart
1962
I Remember You
Frank Ifield
1963
She Loves You
The Beatles
1964
Can't Buy Me Love
1965
Tears
Sir Ken Dodd
1966
Green,Green Grass Of Home
Sir Tom Jones
1967
Release Me
Engelbert Humperdinck
1968
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
1969
Sugar, Sugar
The Archies
1970
The Wonder Of You
Elvis Presley
1971
My Sweet Lord
George Harrison
1972
Amazing Grace
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Band
1973
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
Tony Orlando/Dawn
1974
Tiger Feet
Mud
1975
Bye Bye Baby
Bay City Rollers
1976
Save Your Kisses For Me
Brotherhood Of Man
1977
Mull Of Kintyre/Girls' School
Wings
1978
Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring
Boney M.
1979
Bright Eyes
Art Garfunkel
1980
Don't Stand So Close To Me
The Police
1981
Don't You Want Me
The Human League
1982
Come On Eileen
Dexys Midnight Runners
1983
Karma Chameleon
The Culture Club
1984
Do They Know It's Christmas?
Band Aid
1985
The Power Of Love
Jennifer Rush
Year
Song
Artist(s)
1986
Don't Leave Me This Way
The Communards
1987
Never Gonna Give You Up
Rick Astley
1988
Mistletoe And Wine
Sir Cliff Richard
1989
Ride On Time
Black Box
1990
Unchained Melody
The Righteous Brothers
1991
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Bryan Adams
1992
I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston
1993
I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
Meatloaf
1994
Love Is All Around
Wet Wet Wet
1995
Unchained Melody
Robson And Jerome
1996
Killing Me Softly
Fugees
1997
Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight
Sir Elton John
1998
Believe
Cher
1999
... Baby One More Time
Britney Spears
2000
Can We Fix It?
Bob The Builder
2001
It Wasn't Me
Shaggy/Rikrok
2002
Anything Is Possible/Evergreen
Will Young
2003
Where Is The Love?
The Black Eyed Peas
2004
Do They Know It's Christmas?
Band Aid 20
2005
Is This The Way To Amarillo?
Tony Christie/Peter Kay
2006
Crazy
Gnarles Barkley
2007
Bleeding Love
Leona Lewis
2008
Hallelujah
Alexandra Burke
2009
Poker Face
Lady Gaga
2010
Love The Way You Lie
Rihanna/Eminem
2011
Someone Like You
Adele
2012
Somebody That I Used To Know
Gotye/Kimbra
2013
Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke/T.I./Pharrell Williams
2014
Happy
Pharrell Williams
2015
Uptown Funk
Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
2016
One Dance
Drake/Wizkid/Kyla
2017
Shape Of You
Ed Sheeran
2018
One Kiss
Calvin Harris/Dua Lipa
2019
Someone You Loved
Lewis Capaldi
2020
Blinding Lights
The Weeknd
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