This week The Official Charts Company released a list of the UK’s 123 million-selling singles, to mark 60 years of the singles chart. It’s a read that’s equal-parts fascinating, gobsmacking and depressing, and a valuable barometer of what makes this nation tick. The Beatles, Grease and unfathomable novelty, essentially.
Elsewhere, we count down the top 50 million-selling singles, with unwavering insight into the story of how – say – Boney M managed to shift tankers-full of records, but here’s a video playlist of some of the sales monsters. Did you contribute to the figures? Do you despair/delight at this nation’s favourites? Let us know below.