Originally released in 2013, the hit single has sold 1.42m copies in the last nine months
Pharrell Williams‘ ‘Happy’ is the biggest selling single in the UK so far in 2014, according to Official Chart Company data.
The song, originally released in summer 2013 as part of the soundtrack, has sold 1.42m copies in the UK already this year. In September, the song was revealed as the most downloaded track of all time by UK music fans.
The success of ‘Happy’ follows Pharrell’s similarly huge singles ‘Blurred Lines’, with Robin Thicke, and Daft Punk collaboration, ‘Get Lucky’. All three singles sold over one million copies in the UK in less than a year, a sales feat only previously matched by The Beatles.
Further down the list, Clean Bandit (pictured right) are the only other act to have sold over one million copies of a single in the UK so far this year, with their song ‘Rather Be’ at Number Two with sales of 1.1m in total. Elsewhere, the Top 10 is filled with entries from John Legend, whose ‘All Of Me’ single has sold 885,000 copies in 2014 alone, plus Mr Probz, Pitbull, Sam Smith and former X Factor contestant, Ella Henderson.
The Top 10 best selling singles in the UK so far are:
Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’
Clean Bandit – ‘Rather Be’
John Legend – ‘All Of Me’
Mr Probz – ‘Waves’
Pitbull featuring Ke$ha – ‘Timber’
Ella Henderson – ‘Ghost’
Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’
Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne – ‘My Love’
Sigma – ‘Nobody To Love’
Idina Menzel – ‘Let It Go’