May 8, 2012 12:40
Will Young's 'Evergreen' revealed as biggest selling single of 21st century
Singer's debut single narrowly edges out Adele, Black Eyed Peas and Shaggy
Will Young's debut single 'Evergreen'/'Anything Is Possible' has been revealed to be the biggest selling single of the 21st century so far.
The track, which was originally released in February 2002 after Young won Pop Idol, has sold over 1.8 million copies so far. In second place is Adele, whose monster hit single 'Someone Like You' has so far sold 1.35 million copies since its release in January 2011, reports the Official Charts Company.
Gareth Gates' 'Unchained Melody' is third, with the Black Eyed Peas' ever present 'I Gotta Feeling' in fourth, Shaggy's comedy classic 'I Wasn't Me' in fifth and Maroon 5's 'Moves Like Jagger' in sixth.
Lower down, Kings Of Leon are ninth with 'Sex On Fire', while Band Aid 20's 'Do They Know It's Christmas' is at Number 10. Alexandra Burke and Tony Christie make up the rest of the Top 10.
A little further down the list, Gotye is already 30th with 'Somebody That I Used To Know', with Snow Patrol's 'Chasing Cars' surprisingly far down at Number 38.
La Roux is 50th with 'In For The Kill', Rage Against The Machine are 70th with 'Killing In The Name' and the Crazy Frog's 'Axel F' is all the way down at Number 150.
To see the full list, visit Officialcharts.com.
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