We’re enjoying the Official Charts Company on Twitter at the moment. In addition to keeping us up to date on the race for Christmas Number One – it looks like the Hillsborough charity single has it all sewn up – they’ve been sharing a few more quirky data points from the past year. Such as…

Remember, these facts all relate to 2012

117,000 people bought Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’


29000 people bought Crazy Frog’s cover of ‘Axel F’

31,142 people bought Paris Hilton’s 2006 debut single ‘Stars Are Blind’

41102 people bought The Cheeky Girls’ ‘The Cheeky Song’

57000 people bought Will Smith’s Men In Black single

6520 people bought Ant And Dec’s ‘Let’s Get Ready To Rumble’

79 people bought Eiffel 65’s ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’

81100 people Adam Rickitt’s ‘I Breathe Again’

9600 people bought Chico’s ‘It’s Chico Time’

101000 people bought Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus’ 2004 debut single All This Time