THEY SOLD 1 MILLION RECORDS & TRACKS

As of today, 19th February 2020 only 178 records or tracks have sold over 1 million in the UK since the start of the Record Charts being published in the NME on 14th November 1952. Here is a list of them:

1              SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT/CANDLE IN THE WIND 97                                                                                                                             ELTON JOHN                     1              1997

2              DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?                         BAND AID                           1              1984

3              BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY                                                QUEEN                  1 (1975 & 1991)  1975

4              MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS’ SCHOOL                       WINGS                                  1              1977

5              YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANTJOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 1 1978

6              RELAX                                                  FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD            1              1983

7              RIVERS OF BABYLON/BROWN GIRL IN THE RING          BONEY M            1              1978

8              HAPPY                                                                                  PHARRELL WILLIAMS  1              2013

9              SHE LOVES YOU                                                              THE BEATLES                   1              1963

10           LAST CHRISTMAS/EVERYTHING SHE WANTS   WHAM!                                2              1984

11           LOVE IS ALL AROUND                                                  WET WET WET                 1              1994

12           MARY’S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD                          BONEY M                            1              1978

13           I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU                      STEVIE WONDER             1              1984

14           UNCHAINED MELODY/(THERE’LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER                                                                            ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN        1              1995

15           (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU                   BRYAN ADAMS                1              1991

16           BARBIE GIRL                                                                    AQUA                                    1              1997

17           BELIEVE                                                                              CHER                                    1              1998

18           I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND                 THE BEATLES                   1              1963

19           ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN                   WILL YOUNG                     1              2002

20           IMAGINE                                                                             JOHN LENNON                  1 (1980) 1975

21           UPTOWN FUNK                                 MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS           1              2014

22           EYE OF THE TIGER                                                         SURVIVOR                          1              1982

23           BLURRED LINES                              ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL                   1              2013

24           I’LL BE MISSING YOU                                    PUFF DADDY & FAITH EVANS  1              1997

25           SOMEONE LIKE YOU                                                     ADELE                                  1              2011

26           I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU                                       WHITNEY HOUSTON      1              1992

27           DON’T YOU WANT ME?                                                HUMAN LEAGUE             1              1981

28           SUMMER NIGHTS            JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN       1              1978

29           THREE LIONS                    BADDIEL & SKINNER & LIGHTNING SEEDS       1              1996

30           TWO TRIBES                                     FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD            1              1984

31           GANGSTA’S PARADISE                                 COOLIO FEATURING L.V.            1              1995

32           MY HEART WILL GO ON                                              CELINE DION                    1              1998

33           …BABY ONE MORE TIME                                            BRITNEY SPEARS            1              1999

34           PERFECT DAY                                                                   VARIOUS ARTISTS          1              1997

35           CAN’T BUY ME LOVE                                                    THE BEATLES                   1              1964

36           MOVES LIKE JAGGER                                    MAROON 5 FEATURING CHRISTINA AGUILERA                                                                                                                                                               2              2011

37           CARELESS WHISPER                                                     GEORGE MICHAEL         1              1984

38           KARMA CHAMELEON                                                   CULTURE CLUB               1              1983

39           WONDERWALL                                                                 OASIS                                    2              1995

40           SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW      GOTYE FEATURING KIMBRA    1              2011

41           TEARS                                                                                  KEN DODD                          1              1965

42           YMCA                                                                                   VILLAGE PEOPLE            1              1978

43           WAKE ME UP                                                                    AVICII                                  1              2013

44           I GOTTA FEELING                                                           BLACK EYED PEAS         1              2009

45           GET LUCKY                                        DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS  1              2013

46           KILLING ME SOFTLY                                                     FUGEES                                1              1996

47           THE POWER OF LOVE                                                    JENNIFER RUSH               1              1985

48           COME ON EILEEN                                           DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS    1              1982

49           (WE’RE GONNA) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK    BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS

1              1955

50           IT WASN’T ME  S                                              HAGGY FEATURING RIKROK    1              2001

51           WE FOUND LOVE            RIHANNA FEATURING CALVIN HARRIS              1              2011

52           THE CARNIVAL IS OVER                                              THE SEEKERS                    1              1965

53           I FEEL FINE                                                                        THE BEATLES                   1              1964

54           SEX ON FIRE                                                                     KINGS OF LEON               1              2008

55           WE CAN WORK IT OUT/DAY TRIPPER                   THE BEATLES                   1              1964

56           WANNABE                                                                          SPICE GIRLS                      1              1996

57           RELEASE ME                                                     ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK     1              1967

58           THINK TWICE                                                                   CELINE DION                    1              1994

59           NEVER EVER                                                                     ALL SAINTS                       1              1997

60           TAINTED LOVE                                                                SOFT CELL                         1              1981

61           CALL ME MAYBE                                                            CARLY RAE JEPSEN       1              2012

62           (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO          TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY 1           2005

63           JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING)                    BRUNO MARS                   1              2010

64           UNCHAINED MELODY                                                  GARETH GATES               1              2002

65           IT’S LIKE THAT                                                 RUN-D.M.C. VS JASON NEVINS 1              1997

66           HEART OF GLASS                                                            BLONDIE                             1              1979

67           TITANIUM                                                          DAVID GUETTA FT SIA                 1              2011

68           HALLELUJAH                                                                    ALEXANDRA BURKE     1              2008

69           IMPOSSIBLE                                                                      JAMES ARTHUR               1              2012

70           MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY                                       SLADE                                  1              1973

71           GANGNAM STYLE                                                          PSY                                        1              2012

72           ALL OF ME                                                                         JOHN LEGEND                   2              2014

73           RATHER BE                                       CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE            1              2014

74           PARTY ROCK ANTHEM                LMFAO FEATURING LAUREN BENNETT AND GOONROCK                                                                                                                                                          1              2011

75           LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE            EMINEM FEATURING RIHANNA               2              2010

76           IT’S NOW OR NEVER                                                      ELVIS PRESLEY                1              1960

77           FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK                        POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL 2              1987

78           GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME                            TOM JONES                        1              1966

79           BLUE MONDAY                                                                NEW ORDER      3 (1988 Remix)    1983

80           LET HER GO                                                                       PASSENGER                        2              2012

81           THINKING OUT LOUD                                                   ED SHEERAN                     1              2014

82           DIANA                                                                                  PAUL ANKA                       1              1957

83           ANGELS                                                                               ROBBIE WILLIAMS         4              1997

84           ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU                   MARIAH CAREY              2              1994

85           PRICE TAG                                                          JESSIE J FEATURING B.O.B         1              2011

86           BRIGHT EYES                                                                    ART GARFUNKEL            1              1979

87           HEARTBEAT/TRAGEDY                                                STEPS                                    1              1998

88           EARTH SONG                                                                     MICHAEL JACKSON        1              1995

89           TORN                                                                                    NATALIE IMBRUGLIA   2              1997

90           I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING                            AEROSMITH                      1              1998

91           CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD                        KYLIE MINOGUE             1              2001

92           SATURDAY NIGHT                                                         WHIGFIELD                        1              1994

93           CHASING CARS                                                                SNOW PATROL                 6              2006

94           POKER FACE                                                                     LADY GAGA                       1              2009

95           STRANGER ON THE SHORE        MR ACKER BILK AND HIS PARAMOUNT JAZZ BAND                                                                                                                                                                     2              1961

96           MARY’S BOY CHILD                                                      HARRY BELAFONTE      1              1957

97           THE LAST WALTZ                                           ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK     1              1967

98           DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?                         BAND AID 20                     1              2004

99           GHOSTBUSTERS                                                               RAY PARKER JR.             2              1984

100         ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD)                                     RIHANNA                            1              2010

101         DON’T GIVE UP ON US                                                  DAVID SOUL                      1              1976

102         SPACEMAN                                                                         BABYLON ZOO                 1              1996

103         NO MATTER WHAT                                                        BOYZONE                            1              1998

104         ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2)            PINK FLOYD                       1              1979

105         HEY JUDE                                                                           THE BEATLES                   1              1968

106         WE ARE YOUNG                                               FUN FT JANELLE MONAE            1              2011

107         DANCING QUEEN                                                            ABBA                                    1              1976

108         COUNTING STARS                                                          ONEREPUBLIC                  1              2013

109         I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE                                      GARY GLITTER                1              1973

110         2 BECOME 1                                                                       SPICE GIRLS                      1              1996

111         CRAZY                                                                                 GNARLS BARKLEY         1              2006

112         BLUE (DA BA DEE)                                                         EIFFEL 65                            1              1999

113         I FEEL LOVE                                                                      DONNA SUMMER            1              1977

114         ROAR                                                                                    KATY PERRY                     1              2013

115         HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK    IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS                                                                                                                                                                                        1              1978

116         THE A TEAM                                                                      ED SHEERAN                     3              2011

117         DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’                                                 JOURNEY                             6 (2010) 1982

118         USE SOMEBODY                                                               KINGS OF LEON               2              2008

119         BACK FOR GOOD                                                             TAKE THAT                       1              1995

120         I BELIEVE/UP ON THE ROOF                                      ROBSON & JEROME       1              1995

121         BLEEDING LOVE                                                             LEONA LEWIS                   1              2007

122         THAT’S MY GOAL                                                            SHAYNE WARD                1              2005

123         DIAMONDS                                                                         RIHANNA                            1              2012

124         LOSE YOURSELF                                                              EMINEM                              1              2002

125         UNCHAINED MELODY                                  THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS     1              1965

126         FIREWORK                                                                         KATY PERRY                     3              2010

127         TELETUBBIES SAY “EH-OH!”                                     TELETUBBIES                   1              1997

128         I REMEMBER YOU                                                          FRANK IFIELD                  1              1962

129         ROLLING IN THE DEEP                                                 ADELE                                  2              2011

130         PURE AND SIMPLE                                                         HEAR’SAY                           1              2001

131         RIDE ON TIME                                                                  BLACK BOX                       1              1989

132         I WILL SURVIVE                                                               GLORIA GAYNOR            1              1979

133         RULE THE WORLD                                                          TAKE THAT                       2              2007

134         FAME                                                                                    IRENE CARA                      1              1982

135         RED RED WINE                                                                 UB40                                     1              1983

136         LA LA LA                                            NAUGHTY BOY FT SAM SMITH               1              2013

137         UPTOWN GIRL                                                                  BILLY JOEL                        1              1983

138         SAILING                                                                               ROD STEWART                 1              1975

139         THE YOUNG ONES                                          CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS1        1962

140         DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD        SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA/MARTIN           1              2012

141         STAND & DELIVER!                                                        ADAM AND THE ANTS  1              1981

142         GIVE ME EVERYTHING                 PITBULL FEATURING NE-YO, AFROJACK AND NAYER

1              2011

143         BAD ROMANCE                                                                LADY GAGA                       1              2009

144         WHITE CHRISTMAS                       BING CROSBY & THE KEN DARBY SINGERS

AND JOHN SCOTT TROTTER ORCHESTRA                                           5 (1977) – since 1952         1942

145         THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT                                       TIGHT FIT                           1              1982

146         MYSTERIOUS GIRL        PETER ANDRE FEATURING BUBBLER RANX     1              1995

147         HERO                                                                                    ENRIQUE IGLESIAS        1              2002

148         SUGAR SUGAR                                                                  THE ARCHIES                   1              1969

149         FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE                                                  CHERYL COLE                  1              2009

150         DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART           ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE             1              1976

151         MAMBO NO.5 (A LITTLE BIT OF…)                           LOU BEGA                          1              1999

152         WHERE IS THE LOVE                                                     BLACK EYED PEAS         1              2003

153         DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA                             JULIE COVINGTON          1              1976

154         JAR OF HEARTS                                                               CHRISTINA PERRI           4              2011

155         MR BRIGHTSIDE                                                              KILLERS                              10           2004

156         CAN WE FIX IT?                                                               BOB THE BUILDER         1              2000

157         SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME                     BROTHERHOOD OF MAN             1              1976

158         WHOLE AGAIN                                                                 ATOMIC KITTEN              1              2001

159         DON’T SPEAK                                                                    NO DOUBT                          1              1997

160         YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE                  GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS     1              1963

161         STARSHIPS                                                                         NICKI MINAJ                     2              2012

162         MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE                                        ADELE                                  4              2008

163         WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL                              ONE DIRECTION              1              2011

164         DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER                                  OASIS                                    1              1996

165         WHEN WE COLLIDE                                                       MATT CARDLE                 1              2010

166         I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING           THE NEW SEEKERS        1              1971

167         UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE                                     SHOWADDYWADDY       1              1976

168         TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE    DAWN Ft TONY ORLANDO

1              1973

169         NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP                                   RICK ASTLEY                    1              1987

170         ESPECIALLY FOR YOU                  KYLIE MINOGUE & JASON DONOVAN   1              1988

171         PARADISE                                                                           COLDPLAY                         1              2011

172         GRENADE                                                                            BRUNO MARS                   1              2011

173         EYE LEVEL                                                         THE SIMON PARK ORCHESTRA 1            1972

174         FORGET YOU                                                                     CEE LO GREEN                 1              2011

175         MY WAY                                                                              FRANK SINATRA             5              1969

176         LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL           LITTLE JIMMY OSMOND  1         1972

177         SEXY AND I KNOW IT                                                   LMFAO                                 5              2011

178         IRIS                                                                                       GOO GOO DOLLS             3 (2011) 1998