Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' becomes one of UK's biggest selling singles of all time

Meanwhile, Snow Patrol's 'Chasing Cars' breaks through one million sales mark

Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' becomes one of UK's biggest selling singles of all time

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Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' has become one of the UK's biggest selling singles of all time.

According to the Official Charts Company, the 24-year-old Swedish producer and DJ's track broke through the million copies sales barrier this morning (October 6). The track is the 140th single to reach this milestone in British chart history, and the third to do so this year after Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' and Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'.

'Wake Me Up' debuted in at Number One in the Official UK Singles Chart back in in July, and it became the fastest selling single of 2013 after shifting 267,000 copies in its first week on sale. The song then spent three consecutive weeks at the top.

"Having the fastest selling record of 2013 is obviously a huge deal to me," Avicii told BBC Radio 1's Official Chart Show host Jameela Jamil at the time. "I never thought being on the Official Chart was an option for my music. Dance music has its own things; we have our own charts and lists, so just having a Number One is insane!"

In related news, Snow Patrol’s 'Chasing Cars' has also broken through the million sales mark. The track, which was originally released in 2006, has re-entered the Official Singles Chart on an almost annual basis, climbing back into the Top 75 in six out of the last seven years.

Elton John’s double A-side 'Something About The Way You Look Tonight' /'Candle In The Wind '97' remains the UK’s biggest selling single of all-time. It has sold nearly 5 million copies since its release sixteen years ago. You can see the full list of the UK’s 140 Official Million Selling Singles here.

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