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post Nov 21 2014, 05:40 PM
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With Band Aid 30 looking to sell over 300,000 this week below are the other members of the "Quarter-Million Club" as I see it. Any additions or amendments, please let me know smile.gif. I only have data from 1995 onwards though....

1,546,688 SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT / CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997, Elton John (2nd week)
1,108,659 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE / EVERGREEN, Will Young
1,067,000 SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT / CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997, Elton John (3rd week)
850,535 UNCHAINED MELODY, Gareth Gates
750,000 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS, Band Aid
742,180 THAT'S MY GOAL, Shayne Ward
658,000 SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT / CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997, Elton John
576,046 HALLELULAH, Alexandra Burke
572,000 SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT / CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997, Elton John (4th week)
571,253 A MOMENT LIKE THIS, Leona Lewis
555,622 WHEREVER YOU ARE, Military Wives Choir
549,823 PURE AND SIMPLE, Hear'Say
502,569 KILLING IN THE NAME, Rage Against the Machine
489,560 IMPOSSIBLE, James Arthur
463,722 BABY ONE MORE TIME, Britney Spears
460,000 UNCHAINED MELODY, Robson & Jerome (2nd week)
453,426 EVERYBODY HURTS, Helping Haiti
450,838 THE CLIMB, Joe McElderry
450,000 LAST CHRISTMAS / EVERYTHING SHE WANTS, Wham!
439,007 WHEN WE COLLIDE, Matt Cardle
429,000 2 BECOME 1, Spice Girls
418,000 SPACEMAN, Babylon Zoo
385,082 PERFECT DAY, Various Artists
380,000 GOODBYE, Spice Girls
377,074 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE / EVERGREEN, Will Young (2nd week)
377,000 D'YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, Oasis
372,890 CHOCOLATE SALTY BALLS, Chef
359,639 CAN WE FIX IT, Bob the Builder (2nd week)
349,000 SAY YOU'LL BE THERE, Spice Girls
346,000 BACK FOR GOOD, Take That
345,498 IT WASN'T ME, Shaggy / RikRok
321,000 SPICE UP YOUR LIFE, Spice Girls
320,000 UNCHAINED MELODY, Robson & Jerome (3rd week)
317,000 TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH, Teletubbies
314,000 UNCHAINED MELODY, Robson & Jerome
312,244 HERO, X Factor Finalists
312,000 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS, Band Aid 30
311,887 HALLELUJAH, Alexandra Burke (2nd week)
306,648 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD, Kylie Minogue
300,000 2 BECOME 1, Spice Girls (2nd week)
292,845 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE, Cheryl Cole
292,594 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS, Band Aid 20
292,319 UPTOWN GIRL, Westlife
290,742 WHEN YOU BELIEVE, Leon Jackson
287,849 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS, Band Aid 20 (2nd week)
283,000 FLAT BEAT, Mr. Oizo
278,782 A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION, Elvis Presley / JXL
277,911 VIVA FOREVER, Spice Girls
277,544 NO MATTER WHAT, Boyzone
274,706 PERFECT DAY, Various Artists (2nd week)
274,000 COUNTRY HOUSE, Blur
274,000 SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT / CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997, Elton John (5th week)
273,508 SPIRIT IN THE SKY, Gareth Gates
270,000 9PM (TILL I COME), ATB
269,248 HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER, The Justice Collective
266,844 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO, Tony Christie
266,524 WAKE ME UP, Avicii
261,851 EARTH SONG, Michael Jackson (4th week)
261,031 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO, Tony Christie (2nd week)
260,000 MMMBOP, Hanson
258,000 I BELIEVE / UP ON THE ROOF, Robson & Jerome
257,000 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE, Take That
252,000 TOO MUCH, Spice Girls
251,000 SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE, Shanks & Bigfoot
250,000 DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER, Oasis


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post Nov 21 2014, 05:51 PM
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So Britney has the honour of being the highest in this list not related to a talent show or a charity/mass publicity release.
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post Nov 21 2014, 06:00 PM
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Babylon Zoo being so far up this list (especially when taking out charity and reality TV singles) is really quite bizarre.
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post Nov 21 2014, 06:14 PM
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When I saw How Deep Is Your Love, I thought it was the Sean Paul/Kelly Rowland song laugh.gif

Those sales for Shaggy wub.gif
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post Nov 21 2014, 06:25 PM
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QUOTE({ bré } @ Nov 21 2014, 06:00 PM) *
Babylon Zoo being so far up this list (especially when taking out charity and reality TV singles) is really quite bizarre.

Bizarre/fantastic smile.gif


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post Nov 21 2014, 06:45 PM
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damn those are big sales for Britney, she's holding record for American artists then.
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post Nov 21 2014, 07:21 PM
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It would also be cool to see:

200-250,000 in one week (since we haven't had one very often at all these days apart from Wake Me Up),
#1s that sold more than its first week at #1, e.g. Blurred Lines (and I think Happy too),
and something else as well but it just slipped my mind sad.gif
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post Nov 21 2014, 07:33 PM
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Wake Me Up, 9PM and Flat Beat being in this list though wub.gif Dance music represent!

Flat Beat seems like an even bigger anomaly of a hit with those kind of opening sales ohmy.gif I know the music video and the guy in it went viral / song was used in an advert but still those are amazing sales.
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post Nov 21 2014, 07:34 PM
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QUOTE(Nick F1 @ Nov 21 2014, 06:45 PM) *
damn those are big sales for Britney, she's holding record for American artists then.


Nope. Rage Against The Machine do.
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post Nov 21 2014, 07:37 PM
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well for female artist then kink.gif
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post Nov 21 2014, 08:10 PM
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A couple from 1984:

Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid 750,000
Last Christmas - Wham! 450,000

These were first week sales and both managed it in the same week in December 1984!
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post Nov 21 2014, 09:43 PM
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Band Aid 30 will be very close to BA30's first week sales...

Not sure about the second week though laugh.gif
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post Nov 21 2014, 09:51 PM
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The Fight For This Love first week sales were as iconic as the X Factor performance! wub.gif
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post Nov 21 2014, 10:34 PM
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Just get rid of Shaggy and all those reality TV singles and that's a great list of number ones!!

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post Nov 21 2014, 11:07 PM
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QUOTE(Dobbo @ Nov 21 2014, 05:51 PM) *
So Britney has the honour of being the highest in this list not related to a talent show or a charity/mass publicity release.


Well, it got a fair amount of publicity lol.

Will Young and Gareth Gates sold bucketloads! ohmy.gif I always knew that, but this list really puts it into perspective.


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post Nov 21 2014, 11:13 PM
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The really impressive achievements are Elton John's first week on one day of sales, and Shayne Ward's first week on (I believe) sales just from Wednesday-Saturday. Incredible. I wonder if anything will ever break the million barrier again? Very unlikely!
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post Nov 21 2014, 11:15 PM
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ATB wub.gif the first dance single I ever bought, along with 270k other people that week apparently...
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post Nov 21 2014, 11:59 PM
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Great to see Kylie on the list.
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post Nov 22 2014, 12:46 AM
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'Don't Look Back In Anger' sold 250k despite being the fourth single on an album which had already sold a couple of million. That's frankly ridiculous.
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How many copies did Robson and Jerome's Unchained Melody sell on it's first week?
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