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Best Selling Singles from 1952 - 2021 (UK)

Can you name the best selling single of each year in the UK since charts began?
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Last updated: July 7, 2022
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Year
Artist
Song Title
1952
Al Martino
Here in My Heart
1953
Frankie Laine
I Believe
1954
Doris Day
Secret Love
1955
Slim Whitman
Rose Marie
1956
Pat Boone
I'll Be Home
1957
Paul Anka
Diana
1958
Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock
1959
Cliff Richard
Living Doll
1960
Elvis Presley
It's Now or Never
1961
Elvis Presley
Wooden Heart
1962
Frank Ifield
I Remember You
1963
The Beatles
She Loves You
1964
The Beatles
Can't Buy Me Love
1965
Ken Dodd
Tears
1966
Tom Jones
Green, Green Grass of Home
1967
Engelbert Humperdinck
Release Me
1968
The Beatles
Hey Jude
1969
The Archies
Sugar, Sugar
1970
Mungo Jerry
In the Summertime
1971
George Harrison
My Sweet Lord
1972
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Band
Amazing Grace
1973
Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
1974
Mud
Tiger Feet
1975
Bay City Rollers
Bye Bye Baby
1976
Brotherhood of Man
Save Your Kisses for Me
1977
Wings
Mull of Kintyre / Girls' School
1978
Boney M
Rivers of Babylon / Brown Girl in the Ring
1979
Art Garfunkel
Bright Eyes
1980
The Police
Don't Stand So Close to Me
1981
Soft Cell
Tainted Love
1982
Dexys Midnight Runners
Come On Eileen
1983
Culture Club
Karma Chameleon
1984
Band Aid
Do They Know it's Christmas?
1985
Jennifer Rush
The Power of Love
1986
The Communards
Don't Leave Me This Way
Year
Artist
Song Title
1987
Rick Astley
Never Gonna Give You Up
1988
Cliff Richard
Mistletoe and Wine
1989
Black Box
Ride on Time
1990
The Righteous Brothers
Unchained Melody
1991
Bryan Adams
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
1992
Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You
1993
Meat Loaf
I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
1994
Wet Wet Wet
Love is All Around
1995
Robson & Jerome
Unchained Melody
1996
Fugees
Killing Me Softly
1997
Elton John
Candle in the Wind 1997 / Something About the Way You Look Tonight
1998
Cher
Believe
1999
Britney Spears
...Baby One More Time
2000
Bob the Builder
Can We Fix It?
2001
Shaggy featuring Rikrok
It Wasn't Me
2002
Will Young
Anything Is Possible / Evergreen
2003
The Black Eyed Peas
Where is the Love?
2004
Band Aid 20
Do They Know it's Christmas?
2005
Tony Christie featuring Peter Kay
Is This the Way to Amarillo
2006
Gnarls Barkley
Crazy
2007
Leona Lewis
Bleeding Love
2008
Alexandra Burke
Hallelujah
2009
Lady Gaga
Poker Face
2010
Eminem featuring Rihanna
Love the Way You Lie
2011
Adele
Someone Like You
2012
Gotye featuring Kimbra
Somebody That I Used to Know
2013
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams
Blurred Lines
2014
Pharrell Williams
Happy
2015
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk
2016
Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla
One Dance
2017
Ed Sheeran
Shape of You
2018
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
One Kiss
2019
Lewis Capaldi
Someone You Loved
2020
The Weeknd
Blinding Lights
2021
Ed Sheeran
Bad Habits
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Level 56
Jul 7, 2022
Definitely need more time
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Level 44
Jul 7, 2022
thank you, added