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Best-Selling Musical Acts in the UK

Can you name the 50 best selling musical acts of all time in the UK, according to the Official Chart Company's list from June 2012? (A clue is given in the form of a one-word song title - not necessarily their biggest hit!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_music_artists_in_the_United_Kingdom_in_singles_sales
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Last updated: August 12, 2022
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Song
Artist/s
1
Baby
Justin Bieber
2
Yellow
Coldplay
3
Stan
Eminem
4
Vogue
Madonna
5
Umbrella
Rihanna
6
Thriller
Michael Jackson
7
Wings
Little Mix
8
Yesterday
The Beatles
9
Sacrifice
Elton John
10
Congratulations
Cliff Richard
11
Halo
Beyonce
12
Problem
Ariana Grande
13
Flash
Queen
14
Don't
Elvis Presley
15
Changes
David Bowie
16
Waterloo
ABBA
17
Jet
Paul McCartney
18
Words
Bee Gees
19
Locomotion
Kylie Minogue
20
Angie
The Rolling Stones
21
Unbreakable
Westlife
22
Poison
Rita Ora
23
Willow
Taylor Swift
24
Sailing
Rod Stewart
25
Patience
Take That
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Song
Artist/s
26
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
27
Radioactive
Imagine Dragons
28
Wonderwall
Oasis
29
Miracle
Whitney Houston
30
Wannabe
Spice Girls
31
Faith
George Michael
32
Angels
Robbie Williams
33
Toxic
Britney Spears
34
One
U2
35
Shirley
Shakin' Stevens
36
Telephone
Lady Gaga
37
Caroline
Status Quo
38
Words
Boyzone
39
Atomic
Blondie
40
Karma
The Black Eyed Peas
41
Rasputin
Boney M
42
Everyday
Slade
43
Immortality
Celine Dion
44
Reckless
UB40
45
Xanadu
Olivia Newton-John
46
Emotion
Mariah Carey
47
Delilah
Tom Jones
48
Cecilia
Madness
49
Roxanne
Police
50
Freedom
Wham!
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Level 53
Oct 17, 2022
It's a sobering list for anyone who things Britain has any taste in music eh? Justin Bieber at no. 1 and Kate Bush, Adele etc. etc. nowhere to be seen.

And I'd never even heard of Imagine Dragons! Are they very niche or something?

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Level 76
Oct 17, 2022
Imagine Dragons have a ton of hits in the US, but I don't know anyone who actually listens to them.
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Level 62
Oct 17, 2022
The list is skewed a bit by the large volume of cheap downloads that were being bought during the last few years upto 2012. Hence some older artists with platinum singles from 7" singles days appear lower than newer acts.
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Level 62
Oct 17, 2022
@HelenH : some suggestions. 1) say it's a list of singles sales only, 2) a few times you've clues groups with lead singer solo hits and vice versa (eg "Jet", "Cecilia") please accept either answer as correct, 3) should also accept a few more first name only answers for acts often known that way (eg Cliff and Kylie) ... especially as 50 answers in 4mins means time is tight just to type everything!