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post Sep 7 2016, 09:17 PM
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Ever since her first hit in 2009, there's never been a dull moment with Lady Gaga around – every song and every image change is something of an event.

Now, as Lady Gaga releases her long-awaited single Perfect Illusion, we look back at the smashes that came before it and reveal her top selling singles.

Let's kick off with the Top 5 before we reveal the full 20:

5: Born This Way

Don’t call it a comeback, but it kinda was. As Gaga prepared to release her second full album of new material in 2011, the world waited with bated breath. Could she live up to the hype of her early hits? After two massive tours – The Fame Ball and The Monster Ball – would Gaga still have the energy to pull off another dazzling album campaign? In short: yes.

The track sold 144,000 copies in its first two weeks on sale, and reached Number 3. Its total sales now stand at 712,600.

4: Telephone

If you’re going to do a collaboration, this is probably the best way to do it. In 2010, Gaga teamed up with Queen B for a raucous girls’ night out in a ‘clerb’, sipping some ‘berb’ and definitely not answering their phones, thank you very much. The epic video was a sequel to Paparazzi, with Gaga being banged up for putting something nasty in her boyfriend’s tea. Luckily, Beyoncé was on hand to spring her out of jail, and the two went on a further rampage, causing no end of headaches for the environmental health department of their local council.

It got to Number 1, selling 720,500 copies to date, and it's proven a hard act to follow: neither Gaga or Beyoncé have had a Number 1 single since.

3: Just Dance

Here’s where it all began. Who knew as this debut single raced to Number 1 we were witnessing the start of something really big? Before the meat dress, arriving at awards ceremonies in an egg, and starring in horror shows, there was Just Dance – a slice of perfect pop and the ideal way to introduce the world to a true pop phenomenon, becoming the third biggest seller of 2009. Find out which two songs beat it to the top here.

It's tantalisingly close to being a member of the million-sellers' club, with 957,400 sales under its (no doubt very high fashion) belt – will we see it tip over the big one soon? If it does, it'll be Gaga's third, because look who's up next…

2: Bad Romance

Lady Gaga’s first release from The Fame Monster was something of a slow-burner, but once it got going, it certainly made up for lost time. Bad Romance took seven weeks to reach the top of the Official Singles Chart, only to be knocked off by Rage Against The Machine. It returned two weeks later, not quite ready to give up on all the glory just yet. From the cover art to the video and the defiant chant of 'Gaga ooh la la', everything about Bad Romance made a good case for iconic status. Bad Romance was Gaga's third Number 1 of 2009 and her first of 2010 – its sales tally stands at 1.034 million, passing the seven-figure milestone in September 2013.

1: Poker Face

Ma-ma-ma-maaaaah. There can only be one winner, and it’s Gaga’s second single and Number 1 Poker Face that takes the crown as her best-selling song on the Official Singles Chart. It’s classic Gaga territory: hairpieces as far as the eye can see and the flamboyant popstar outwitting the guys in a hedonistic party setting. Chants, a catchy chorus, a talky middle-eight – it’s Gaga 101 and worthy of its million-selling status.

Poker Face was the best-selling single of 2009, and passed the million sales mark in September 2010. It's currently lording it at the top of Lady Gaga's countdown with 1.17 million sales.

Other notable entries
The Edge of Glory just misses out on a Top 5 placing – it's one of Gaga’s more upbeat numbers but was actually written in the aftermath of the death of the singer’s grandfather. It's sold 606,000 copies.

ARTPOP's lead single Applause makes the Top 10 with just under 300,000 sales, while its follow-up Do What U Want, feat. R Kelly, is close behind on 277,000 copies.

Another Beyoncé collab, Video Phone, lands at 15, while Gaga's guest spot on Wale's Chillin' is a place behind.

Here's Lady Gaga's Official Top 20 biggest selling songs in the UK:

TITLE PEAK YEAR
1 POKER FACE 1 2009 1,170,000
2 BAD ROMANCE 1 2009 1,034,000
3 JUST DANCE 1 2009 957,400
4 TELEPHONE (FEAT BEYONCÉ) 1 2010 720,500
5 BORN THIS WAY 3 2011 712,600
6 THE EDGE OF GLORY 6 2011 606,000
7 PAPARAZZI 4 2009
8 ALEJANDRO 7 2010
9 JUDAS 8 2011
10 APPLAUSE 5 2013 300,000
11 DO WHAT U WANT (WITH R KELLY) 9 2013 277,000
12 LOVEGAME 19 2009
13 MARRY THE NIGHT 16 2011
14 YOU AND I 23 2011
15 VIDEO PHONE (WITH BEYONCÉ) 58 2009
16 CHILLIN (WITH WALE) 12 2009
17 SPEECHLESS 88 2009
18 BEAUTIFUL DIRTY RICH 83 2009
19 HAIR 13 2011
20 STARSTRUCK N/A 2009
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post Sep 7 2016, 09:34 PM
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Dance In The Dark not even being her biggest selling album track tho wot
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As if neither Gaga nor Bey have had a No. 1 since 2010 ohmy.gif
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"Starstruck" but not "G.U.Y."? F.L.O.P.
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G.U.Y. has to be one of the worst performing singles from any of the *big* pop females.

I'd have preferred TEOG to make the top 5 over BTW but can't really argue with any of this. Can't wait for the new single tomorrow <3
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Surprised Eh Eh and Dance in the Dark didn't make apperances but all in all seems about right. Poker Face could be 2x Platinum if she plays her cards right by the end of this era, along with Just Dance - her third million seller.
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Just an observation but her popularity seems to have been on the wane for the past 5 years. Although she still gets column inches it is nothing like it was when she was at her peak in 2010 and 2011. She can still sell tracks but the days of her selling 600,000+ copies now seem a long way in the past.
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QUOTE(Robbie @ Sep 8 2016, 11:53 PM) *
Just an observation but her popularity seems to have been on the wane for the past 5 years. Although she still gets column inches it is nothing like it was when she was at her peak in 2010 and 2011. She can still sell tracks but the days of her selling 600,000+ copies now seem a long way in the past.


I wonder how her new single will do in the now crucial streaming format?
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QUOTE(Robbie @ Sep 8 2016, 11:53 PM) *
Just an observation but her popularity seems to have been on the wane for the past 5 years. Although she still gets column inches it is nothing like it was when she was at her peak in 2010 and 2011. She can still sell tracks but the days of her selling 600,000+ copies now seem a long way in the past.
I meant 2009 and 2010 not 2010 and 2011 though she was still very successful in the first half of 2011.
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Sep 9 2016, 07:29 AM) *
I wonder how her new single will do in the now crucial streaming format?
It will be interesting to see. At times it looks like streaming works against many established acts who have a decent sized fan base and so attract sales in week 1 but who don't necessarily attract the casual music fan to stream the track in any great numbers.
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QUOTE(Mackenzie @ Sep 8 2016, 10:34 PM) *
Poker Face could be 2x Platinum if she plays her cards right by the end of this era.


Poker Face is already certified 2x Platinum! (Certifications take streaming into account these days; it reached the 1.2m mark in October 2015).

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As nice as it is to know Gaga's pure sales... I wish OCC would just give combined sales. It's very weird how they do for some (see: Justin Timberlake article) but not others. Some consistency would be nice. laugh.gif
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QUOTE(Ja˙ @ Sep 9 2016, 10:08 AM) *
As nice as it is to know Gaga's pure sales... I wish OCC would just give combined sales. It's very weird how they do for some (see: Justin Timberlake article) but not others. Some consistency would be nice. laugh.gif


I wish the OCC would just provide both. It would make things so much easier.
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