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post Nov 16 2016, 12:14 PM
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Olly Murs' Official Top 10 biggest songs revealed
By Justin Myers

Pop's premier cheeky chappy and all-round diamond geezer Olly Murs is finally back with us, releasing his new album 24HRS this week.

While we wait to see if it can score him a fourth Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, let's look back at the songs that made him a success, and count down his all-time Top 10 songs based on sales and streams.

"I know this!" Olly told Official Charts when we quizzed him on his biggest sellers. "I think it's 1. Troublemaker, 2. Dance with Me Tonight and 3..."

Let us stop you there Olly, because you're wrong.

Top of the heap is Olly's second Number 1 single, Dance with Me Tonght, which hit the top in December 2011, after a very memorable performance with the Muppets on The X Factor – the show that started it all for Mr Murs. It's his top-seller with just under 797,000 copies shifted, and while it was released before streaming contributed toward the chart, its 6.5 million plays makes it Olly's biggest song.

2012 Number 1 Troublemaker settles for silver – 765,000 of you bought this one, and it's been streamed 8.8 million times. It's Olly's only chart-topper to last longer than a week at Number 1.

Up in third is Olly's collaboration with Demi Lovato, Up, which spent 19 weeks in the Top 40, peaking at 4. It's sold 502,000 copies, but as it was released after streaming began to be counted, its 27.6 million plays means it's Olly's most streamed track of all-time – so far!

Another chart-topper, Olly's first ever, is fourth. Heart Skips A Beat, which features Rizzle Kicks, spent a week at the top in 2011, and has 706,000 sales under its belt, along with 3.3 million streams.

Dear Darlin' was a Number 5 hit in 2012 and it also finishes fifth in Olly's all-time Top 10 – 701,000 bought this one, and it's notched up 9.77 million streams.

Olly's most recent Top 40 hit You Don't Know Love just makes his Top 10, thanks to 144,000 sales and 17.9 million streams.

But which is Olly's personal favourite? "Honestly, it changes," he told us. "When you do a new album you hear all these new songs and you fall in love with them.

"The Top 3 singles you've mentioned are probably my best. There's no better feeling when you come on stage to perform those songs and the audience reacts in a big way and sings them back to you."

That all said, he added: "Kiss Me is a song I love so much. Dear Darlin' as well is big a favourite of mine. I've been lucky enough to have hits over the years. Hopefully I can continue this with this new album."

Are there any singles he's gone off or regrets over the years? "Probably Army Of Two," he told us, "but I liked it because it was for the fans and I wrote it for them. It set up the next single Dear Darlin' nicely though. Sometimes it's just about finding the right moment to put something out."

Olly Murs' Official Top 10 biggest songs of all time are:

TITLE PEAK YEAR
1 DANCE WITH ME TONIGHT 1 2011
2 TROUBLEMAKER 1 2012
3 UP 4 2014
4 HEART SKIPS A BEAT 1 2011
5 DEAR DARLIN' 5 2012
6 WRAPPED UP 3 2014
7 PLEASE DON'T LET ME GO 1 2010
8 KISS ME 11 2015
9 THINKING OF ME 4 2010
10 YOU DON'T KNOW LOVE 15 2016
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While we're here, let's have a look at his albums, shall we?

Olly's biggest album is his third, Right Place Right Time, which spent 16 weeks in the Top 10 and two of those at Number 1 in 2012. Its combined sales tally – comprising physical sales, downloads and streams – stands at a whopping 1.34 million.

Olly has another million-selling album to his name, too; sophomore album In Case You Didn't Know, from 2011, is on 1.1 million.

Fewer than 20,000 combined sales separate Olly's first album and his fourth, Never Been Better, but his self-titled debut edges it to make third place.
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post Nov 16 2016, 12:15 PM
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I had no idea Dance with Me Tonight had sold more copies than Troublemaker. Could have sworn it was vice versa!
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post Nov 16 2016, 12:46 PM
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Combined sales and streams:

862,000 Dance With Me Tonight
853,000 Troublemaker
798,700 Dear Darlin'
778,000 Up
739,000 Heart Skips a Beat
323,000 You Don't Know Love
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post Nov 16 2016, 01:03 PM
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You Don't Know Love will probably reach Gold, and become his 10th Gold single.

Among the X Factor acts he'd be #2 with most Gold singles, behind One Direction (11).
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post Nov 17 2016, 08:56 AM
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My fave is Troublemaker.
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post Nov 17 2016, 09:02 AM
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Forgetting that Please Don't Let Me Go was his first #1 is a bit of a screw-up though
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post Nov 17 2016, 11:50 AM
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QUOTE(JCM20 @ Nov 17 2016, 09:02 AM) *
Forgetting that Please Don't Let Me Go was his first #1 is a bit of a screw-up though


Especially with that top 10 list included, which has peaks and years noted laugh.gif banghead.gif
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post Nov 17 2016, 08:45 PM
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Troublemaker is easily his best song. I don't get the popularity of Dance with me tonight. It's very bland.
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post Nov 17 2016, 08:50 PM
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My favourite Olly song is Seasons, but obviously that's not going to show up here...
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QUOTE(slowdown73 @ Nov 17 2016, 08:45 PM) *
Troublemaker is easily his best song. I don't get the popularity of Dance with me tonight. It's very bland.


"Dance With Me Tonight", from my standpoint, is one of his signature numbers. It felt like something special happened when he released that single, and that it took him up another level. Even when it initially went to #2, I had a really strong feeling it would eventually go to #1.

The performance with The Muppets on X Factor was a big part in its success, and if you ever go to one of his tours, even now it gets the biggest crowd reaction, literally everyone is on their feet dancing and singing along. I love it just cause it's fun, it's uptempo and it's just a really old school sounding pop song. Nothing more, nothing less.

I'm surprised "Army of Two" is his least favourite. It wouldn't be in my top 5 per se but I always thought it was a really strong song, especially on the album, and when he did it on the tour for "Right Place Right Time" in 2013 it was the opening song and it just felt really anthemic and like a sort of war cry (pardon the pun) almost from Olly to the fans.

Surprised to see "Thinking of Me" in the top 10, I know it got a lot of derision at the time but I loved the perky, upbeat reggae feel of that one too. When you look at his run of singles, he is going to have one killer greatest hits when the time for that eventually rolls around!


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'Heart Skips A Beat' remains the best for me, but 'You Don't Know Love' has run it very close.
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post Nov 24 2016, 10:56 PM
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Took me this long to realise that the OCC made a real hash of revealing them in sales order. Putting Up in 3rd - even though HSAB has sold 200k more
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