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post Jun 28 2016, 01:43 PM
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Beyonce's Official Top 20 biggest songs in the UK revealed
28 June 2016
By Jack White

She's been on the road with her latest album since April, but this month sees Beyonce's Formation tour finally hit UK soil and the beginning of the show's European leg.

Obviously, the show includes plenty of songs from her latest offering Lemonade, but if you haven't seen the setlist yet (don't worry we won't spoil it for you), a generous smattering of her classics are also given an outing.

Which got us thinking: which are Beyonce's biggest hits in the UK? She has 34 Top 40 hits to name, including five Number 1s and a further 13 Top 10s, but when physical and digital sales are combined with streaming plays, which Yoncé hit beats the rest? Before we reveal the full Top 20, let's take a closer look at the Top 5...

1. If I Were A Boy (2008)
Serving as the trailer single from her third studio album I Am... Sasha Fierce, Bey played a NYPD police officer in the accompanying video, a perfect choice considering the Official Singles Chart was under her arrest when the track was released. The song patrolled the Top 10 for 10 weeks and hit Number 1 in its third week on the tally. With combined chart sales of 887,000, IIWAB is going to be a tough act to follow.

2. Halo
The closest to clinch the crown from If I Were A Boy is Halo, I Am...'s third single Halo. Since its release it has become one of Beyonce's signature hits, often closing out her spectacular shows, sending everyone home on a feel-good note. It may have topped out at Number 4 on the Official Singles Chart in 2009, but its enduring popularity has seen it notch up a combined tally of 866,000 to become her second biggest single.

3. Single Ladies
Proving the I Am... Sasha Fierce years really were as huge as you remember, the album's second release Single Ladies takes third place in her best sellers list. A track that still has everyone thinking they're the sassiest thing in the room after 8 pints at their baby cousin's christening, this party playlist staple has achieved 841,000 combined sales since it first hit the Official Chart at Number 8 in 2009.

Rounding out Bey's Top 5 big ones are Telephone, her 2010 collab with Lady Gaga (757,000 total chart sales) and her debut single Crazy in Love (featuring Jay Z), which has accumulated 748,000 combined sales over all formats.

Her other love-themed Jay Z duet Drunk In Love is Yonce's sixth biggest single, while her most recent entry on the list is her 2015 feature on Naughty Boy's Runnin' (Lose It All).

Two more Jay Z hook-ups - Deja Vu and 03 Bonnie & Clyde - enter the Top 20 at 17 and 18, and Baby Boy, Mrs. Carter's classic get-together with Sean Paul, squeezes in at 19. Beyonce's most recent entry on the Official Singles Chart Hold Up sits just outside the Top 20 at 24.

Finally, for those wondering, if Beyonce was credited on Coldplay's Hymn for the Weekend (she's sadly not, robbing her of a 19th Top 10 single) then that track would crash the Top 10 at Number 10.

Beyoncé’s full Official Top 20 biggest singles are...

1 IF I WERE A BOY 1 2008 887,000
2 HALO 4 2008 866,000
3 SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT) 7 2009 841,000
5 CRAZY IN LOVE (FT. JAY-Z) 1 2003 748,000
6 DRUNK IN LOVE (FT. JAY Z) 9 2013
7 BEST THING I NEVER HAD 3 2011 600,000+
10 SWEET DREAMS 5 2009
11 LOVE ON TOP 13 2011
13 RUN THE WORLD (GIRLS) 11 2011
14 LISTEN 8 2007 400,000+
15 7/11 33 2014
16 XO 22 2013
17 DEJA VU (FT. JAY-Z) 1 2006
19 BROKEN-HEARTED GIRL 27 2009 200,000+
20 BABY BOY (FT. SEAN PAUL) 2 2003

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post Jun 28 2016, 06:07 PM
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Did not know If I Were a Boy was the highest seller ohmy.gif I always thought Crazy In Love was laugh.gif
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post Jun 28 2016, 06:49 PM
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Fantastic sales! ohmy.gif Thanks for posting this Liam heart.gif
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post Jun 29 2016, 01:52 PM
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Delighted with that result as i believe If I Were a Boy is her strongest release to date.
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It's surprising that a huge star like Beyonce doesn't have a million seller! I guess all her big hits were during low sales periods.
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post Jun 30 2016, 07:59 PM
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See also Madonna.
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