Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ named 2012’s biggest-selling single

Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' is at Number Two

Gotye‘s hit track ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ has been named the UK’s biggest-selling single of 2012 so far.

According to the Official Charts Company, the song, which features New Zealand singer Kimbra, has sold 1.28million copies since it entered the UK Singles chart at Number One in February.

Carly Rae Jepsen is the second biggest-selling single of 2012 with her track ‘Call Me Maybe’. FUN’s ‘We Are Young’, which featured singer Janelle Monae, is at Number Three, David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’ is at Number Four and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ takes the Number Five spot.


‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is one of just 123 song to have scored over a million sales in the 60-year Official UK Chart history. All top three tracks are also 2012’s most played songs around the world on Spotify.

However, the Official Charts Company could not confirm that the Top Five will remain unchanged as December is traditionally a month in which record breaking sales occur. This year, there are still potential chart-topping releases to come from the X Factor winner and the Hillsborough Charity single, which features Paul McCartney.

Last year’s biggest-selling single was awarded to Adele for her chart-topping hit ‘Someone Like You’.

The Top 10 biggest-selling UK Singles of 2012 are as follows:

1. Gotye ft. Kimbra – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
2. Carly Rae Jespen – ‘Call Me Maybe’
3.Fun. ft. Janelle Monae – ‘We Are Young’
4. Davd Guetta ft. Sia – ‘Titanium’
5. Nicki Minaj – ‘Starships’
6. Jessie J – ‘Domino’
7. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa – ‘Payphone’
8. Flo Rida ft. Sia – ‘Wild Ones’
9. Psy – ‘Gangnam Style’
10. Emeli Sandé – ‘Next to Me’