The Top 25 Best Selling Singles of ALL TIME. (OF ALL TIME!)


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If a song has sold over one million copies, it’s considered a “great selling single”.

And one would think that you would know every single song that would be considered a TOP SELLING SINGLE OF ALL TIME, right?


Well, WEB WATCH challenges you to see how good you are at recognizing these 25 TOP SELLING SINGLES, which range in sales from 1.453 million sold all the way to 4.965 million copies sold for the song in the #1 slot.

How many of these songs can you hum or otherwise recognize?  More interesting — how many are you TOTALLY unfamiliar with?

  1. “Candle In The Wind ’97” – Elton John
  2. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” – Band Aid
  3. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
  4. “Mull Of Kintyre” – Wings
  5. “Rivers Of Bablyon” / “Brown Girl In The Ring”
  6. “You’re The One That I Want” – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  7. “Relax” – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  8. “She Loves You” – The Beatles
  9. “Unchained Melody” – Robson & Jerome
  10. “Mary’s Boychild – Oh My Lord” – Boney M
  11. “Evergreen” / “Anything Is Possible” – Will Young
  12. “Love Is All Around” – Wet Wet Wet
  13. “I Just Called To Say I Love You” – Stevie Wonder
  14. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” – The Beatles
  15. “Barbie Girl” – Aqua
  16. “Believe” – Cher
  17. “Perfect Day” – Various Artists
  18. “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” – Bryan Adams
  19. “Tears” – Ken Dodd
  20. “Can’t Buy Me Love” – The Beatles
  21. “Summer Nights” – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  22. “Two Tribes” – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  23. “Imagine” – John Lennon
  24. “Last Christmas” – Wham!
  25. “Baby One More Time” – Britney Spears

So maybe, just maybe, we cheated a little bit.  That list is for the TOP SELLING UK SINGLES.

Here’s a worldwide list from 2012.  Let’s see how much better you do at this one:

  1. Bing Crosby – White Christmas
  2. Elton John – Candle in the Wind 1997
  3. Bing Crosby – Silent Night
  4. Bill Haley & His Comets – Rock Around The Clock
  5. Elvis Presley – It’s Now or Never
  6. USA for Africa – We Are The World
  7. The Ink Spots – If I Didn’t Care
  8. Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
  9. Gene Autry – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  10. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
  11. The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  12. Scorpions – Wind of Change
  13. Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki
  14. Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
  15. Ke$ha -Tik Tok ()
  16. Village People – Y.M.C.A
  17. Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Bightman – Time to Say Goodbye
  18. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  19. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
  20. Terry Jacks – Seasons in the Sun
  21. George McCrae – Rock Your Baby
  22. Los del Rio – Macarena
  23. Roger Whittaker – The Last Farewell
  24. Mills Brothers – Paper Doll
  25. The Beatles – I Want to Hold Your Hand

Is this worldwide list any better for your recollection?  What song(s) should or shouldn’t be on this list?