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post Apr 26 2017, 02:39 PM
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Interntional Women's Day was only 7 weeks ago, but they fancied posting it again!

Official Top 20 Biggest Selling Singles Of All Time By Female Artists
By Rob Copsey

If there’s one thing the Official Singles Chart would be pretty dull without, it’s female singers, so let's count down the UK’s Official Top 20 biggest selling singles of all time by female artists.

Leading the way is a woman whose pop career spans over 50 years: Cher. Her Number 1 hit Believe, which spent seven weeks at the summit in 1998, has sold 1.82 million copies in the UK (excluding streams). It's somewhat fitting Cher should top this list; her latest reinvention as a prolific social media/anti-Trump activist has introduced her to a new generation and she does have one of the longest careers in the music business – her first hit was over 50 years ago.

Behind Cher is another celebrated voice – the late, great Whitney Houston. Whitney, who passed away in February 2012, spent a whopping ten weeks at Number 1 with I Will Always Love You, taken from the soundtrack of hit movie The Bodyguard. The track, which was written and originally recorded by country star Dolly Parton, has sold 1.638 million copies in the UK alone.

Catching up to Whitney fast, it's a more recent entry from Adele, who places third with Someone Like You. The track, which has sold 1.637 million, took over the world in February 2011 and logged a total of five weeks at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

Coming in fourth is another one of the world's most recognisable voices - Celine Dion with her global smash My Heart Will Go On. Released in 1998 as the theme to Titanic, the song spent two non-consecutive weeks at Number 1 in the UK and has sold 1.58 million to date. Celine makes a second entry on the list, at Number 9 with her 1994 single Think Twice (1.37m).

Oh baby, baby, you knew Britney had to be in here somewhere, right? And here she is completing the Top 5. Her debut single …Baby One More Time spent just two weeks at Number 1 in 1999, but it sure shifted plenty of copies while it was there. Its sales tally stands at 1.56 million – it sold over 460,000 copies in its first week on sale.

Elsewhere in the Top 20, the Spice Girls feature twice with their 1996 chart-toppers Wannabe (1.38m) and 2 Become 1 (1.14m), as does Rihanna with We Found Love (1.41m) and Only Girl (In The World) (1.16m).

The oldest song on the list is Jennifer Rush's 1985 hit The Power Of Love (1.45m), while the most recent goes to Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe, released in 2012 (1.35m).

The Official Top 20 Biggest Selling Singles By Female Artists In The UK Are...
TITLE ARTIST YEAR
1 BELIEVE CHER 1998
2 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON 1992
3 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE 2011
4 MY HEART WILL GO ON CELINE DION 1998
5 ...BABY ONE MORE TIME BRITNEY SPEARS 1999
6 THE POWER OF LOVE JENNIFER RUSH 1985
7 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FEATURING CALVIN HARRIS 2011
8 WANNABE SPICE GIRLS 1996
9 THINK TWICE CELINE DION 1994
10 NEVER EVER ALL SAINTS 1997
11 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN 2012
12 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE 2008
13 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FEATURING B.O.B 2011
14 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE 2001
15 TORN NATALIE IMBRUGLIA 1997
16 SATURDAY NIGHT WHIGFIELD 1994
17 POKER FACE LADY GAGA 2009
18 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY 1994
19 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA 2010
20 2 BECOME 1 SPICE GIRLS 1996

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post Apr 26 2017, 03:00 PM
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I don't We Found Love and Price Tag really count as they feature menton but slay ladies.

I am glad Mariah's Xmas song made the list. I hate the majority of her material but that song is incredible.

Well done to Cher and Spice Girls. I am shocked Carly Rae is here but well done to her smile.gif
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post Apr 26 2017, 05:52 PM
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Price tag is the worst song .
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LOL Price Tag higher than Blondie - Maria which is comparable hit to Cher - Believe lets say? Big LOL

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It's so strange to see all these incredible women in this list but no sign of Madonna.
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QUOTE(Knightr634 @ Apr 27 2017, 11:33 AM) *
It's so strange to see all these incredible women in this list but no sign of Madonna.


Lol agreed although she has the title of 'Best Selling Female Artist in the UK', a much more prestigious thing to have...
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QUOTE(JCM20 @ Apr 26 2017, 02:39 PM) *
Interntional Women's Day was only 7 weeks ago, but they fancied posting it again!

Official Top 20 Biggest Selling Singles Of All Time By Female Artists
By Rob Copsey

If there’s one thing the Official Singles Chart would be pretty dull without, it’s female singers, so let's count down the UK’s Official Top 20 biggest selling singles of all time by female artists.

Leading the way is a woman whose pop career spans over 50 years: Cher. Her Number 1 hit Believe, which spent seven weeks at the summit in 1998, has sold 1.82 million copies in the UK (excluding streams). It's somewhat fitting Cher should top this list; her latest reinvention as a prolific social media/anti-Trump activist has introduced her to a new generation and she does have one of the longest careers in the music business – her first hit was over 50 years ago.

Behind Cher is another celebrated voice – the late, great Whitney Houston. Whitney, who passed away in February 2012, spent a whopping ten weeks at Number 1 with I Will Always Love You, taken from the soundtrack of hit movie The Bodyguard. The track, which was written and originally recorded by country star Dolly Parton, has sold 1.638 million copies in the UK alone.

Catching up to Whitney fast, it's a more recent entry from Adele, who places third with Someone Like You. The track, which has sold 1.637 million, took over the world in February 2011 and logged a total of five weeks at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

Coming in fourth is another one of the world's most recognisable voices - Celine Dion with her global smash My Heart Will Go On. Released in 1998 as the theme to Titanic, the song spent two non-consecutive weeks at Number 1 in the UK and has sold 1.58 million to date. Celine makes a second entry on the list, at Number 9 with her 1994 single Think Twice (1.37m).

Oh baby, baby, you knew Britney had to be in here somewhere, right? And here she is completing the Top 5. Her debut single …Baby One More Time spent just two weeks at Number 1 in 1999, but it sure shifted plenty of copies while it was there. Its sales tally stands at 1.56 million – it sold over 460,000 copies in its first week on sale.

Elsewhere in the Top 20, the Spice Girls feature twice with their 1996 chart-toppers Wannabe (1.38m) and 2 Become 1 (1.14m), as does Rihanna with We Found Love (1.41m) and Only Girl (In The World) (1.16m).

The oldest song on the list is Jennifer Rush's 1985 hit The Power Of Love (1.45m), while the most recent goes to Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe, released in 2012 (1.35m).

The Official Top 20 Biggest Selling Singles By Female Artists In The UK Are...
TITLE ARTIST YEAR
1 BELIEVE CHER 1998
2 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON 1992
3 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE 2011
4 MY HEART WILL GO ON CELINE DION 1998
5 ...BABY ONE MORE TIME BRITNEY SPEARS 1999
6 THE POWER OF LOVE JENNIFER RUSH 1985
7 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FEATURING CALVIN HARRIS 2011
8 WANNABE SPICE GIRLS 1996
9 THINK TWICE CELINE DION 1994
10 NEVER EVER ALL SAINTS 1997
11 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN 2012
12 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE 2008
13 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FEATURING B.O.B 2011
14 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE 2001
15 TORN NATALIE IMBRUGLIA 1997
16 SATURDAY NIGHT WHIGFIELD 1994
17 POKER FACE LADY GAGA 2009
18 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY 1994
19 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA 2010
20 2 BECOME 1 SPICE GIRLS 1996

©2017 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.


Guessing Bleeding Love is just outside this top 20.

Forgot how huge Price Tag was, is jessie j still signed? What is happening there..
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post Apr 27 2017, 11:56 AM
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QUOTE(Karma @ Apr 27 2017, 10:46 AM) *
Guessing Bleeding Love is just outside this top 20.

Forgot how huge Price Tag was, is jessie j still signed? What is happening there..


Leona was 21st when they did a top 40 in 2014. A few shimmies around in the top 20 since then but the biggest change is Mariah jumping up 6 places from 24 to 18, sending out I Feel Love by Donna Summer. Not sure how well Leona does on trickle sales.


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QUOTE(JCM20 @ Apr 27 2017, 12:56 PM) *
Leona was 21st when they did a top 40 in 2014. A few shimmies around in the top 20 since then but the biggest change is Mariah jumping up 6 places from 24 to 18, sending out I Feel Love by Donna Summer. Not sure how well Leona does on trickle sales.


I bet quite a few of those do well on trickle sales, Torn and Can't Get You Outta My Head are two you still hear on the radio and used on TV relatively often.

I'd expect of that list Whigfield to be one of the next ones to go, I feel like the four below it will keep picking up more trickle sales while it will stall.
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post Apr 27 2017, 02:32 PM
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This is what I'm guessing the rest of the million sellers in the list look like:

01. Believe - Cher (#1, 1998) 1,820,000
02. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston (#1, 1992) 1,638,000
03. Someone Like You - Adele (#1, 2011) 1,637,000
04. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion (#1, 1998) 1,580,000
05. ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears (#1, 1999) 1,560,000
06. The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush (#1, 1985) 1,450,000
07. We Found Love - Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris (#1, 2011) 1,410,000
08. Wannabe - Spice Girls (#1, 1996) 1,380,000
09. Think Twice - Celine Dion (#1, 1994) 1,370,000
10. Never Ever - All Saints (#1, 1997) 1,360,000

11. Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (#1, 2012) 1,350,000
12. Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke (#1, 2008) 1,300,000
13. Price Tag - Jessie J ft. B.o.B (#1, 2011) 1,220,000
14. Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue (#1, 2001) 1,190,000
15. Torn - Natalie Imbruglia (#2, 1997) 1,180,000
16. Saturday Night - Whigfield (#1, 1994) 1,180,000
17. Poker Face - Lady Gaga (#1, 2009) 1,180,000
18. All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey (#2, 1994) 1,170,000
19. Only Girl (in the World) - Rihanna (#1, 2010) 1,160,000
20. 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls (#1, 1996) 1,140,000

21. I Feel Love - Donna Summer (#1, 1977) 1,100,000
22. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis (#1, 2007) 1,100,000
23. Diamonds - Rihanna (#1, 2012) 1,100,000
24. Roar - Katy Perry (#1, 2013) 1,100,000
25. Firework - Katy Perry (#3, 2010) 1,080,000
26. Rolling in the Deep (#2, 2011) 1,080,000
27. Fame - Irene Cara (#1, 1980) 1,070,000
28. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor (#1, 1979) 1,060,000
29. Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri (#4, 2011) 1,060,000
29. Bad Romance - Lady Gaga (#1, 2009) 1,040,000
30. Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole (#1, 2009) 1,030,000

31. Whole Again - Atomic Kitten (#1, 2001) 1,010,000
32. Starships - Nicki Minaj (#2, 2012) 1,010,000
33. Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Julie Covington (#1, 1977) 1,000,000

Adele's 'Make You Feel My Love' could well be an all but confirmed million seller by now, too.
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