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post Aug 10 2021, 09:58 AM
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https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/w...mS5HIencke84Dzs

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Since winning the first series of Pop Idol some 20 years ago, Will Young has enjoyed success on the Official Chart, releasing a string of British pop classics and maintaining consistently high-charting records on the Official Albums Chart.

As the singer-songwriter releases his eighth studio album, Crying On The Bathroom Floor, we reveal Will's biggest singles, based on sales and streams. The Top 20 appears at the bottom of the page, but first, here's a closer look at the Top 5.

5. The Long And Winding Road/Suspicious Minds (w/ Gareth Gates)
Released: 2002
Official Chart peak: 1
UK chart sales: 329,000

Not long after his Pop Idol win, the show's leading man Simon Cowell had the no-brainer idea of pairing up Will with fellow finalist and runner-up Gareth Gates for this cover of The Beatles' final Number 1. The track and its accompanying video had a strong whiff of Robson & Jerome about it - Cowell's tried-and-tested formula for chart glory - and enjoyed similar levels of success, spending two weeks at Number 1.

4. Light My Fire
Released: 2002
Official Chart peak: 1
UK chart sales: 417,000

A hit with the Pop Idol judges on the show and viewers alike, a studio-recorded cover of the Doors' Light My Fire (but recorded in the style of Josť Feliciano's version) served as Will's second, post-winner's single. It charged straight to Number 1 and spent two weeks at the summit, selling 177,000 copies in its opening week. Three years later, Will performed the song on World Idol, where he finished fifth place.

3. Jealousy
Released: 2011
Official Chart peak: 5
UK chart sales: 473,000

The wistful, electro-pop Jealousy - helmed by connoisseur of the genre Richard X - was something of a surprise hit at the time. After four albums and ten years in the game, many thought Will's days of bothering the singles chart were over. The track, which headed up 2011's Echoes (a masterclass in slick synthpop), peaked at Number 5 and, at 24 weeks, is his second-longest running single in the Top 100.

2. Leave Right Now
Released: 2003
Official Chart peak: 2003
UK chart sales: 865,000

For his second album, Will broke free of Cowell's grip and insisted on forging his own path to prove he was more than a reality TV star. Its lead single Leave Right Now was both a commercial and critical success, spending two weeks at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart and winning an Ivor Novello for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. Seven years later, in 2010, the song - a guitar-led number about unrequited love - was used in its most literal sense as the exit song for finalists on American Idol. Leave Right Now ranks as Will's most-streamed song, with 25 million plays.

1. Evergreen/Anything Is Possible
Released: 2002
Official Chart peak: 1
UK chart sales: 2 million

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Will's Pop Idol winnerís single Evergreen (and oft-forgotten B-side Anything Is Possible) tops the list, having amassed 2 million chart sales. Released in 2002, it remains one of the best-selling singles of the 21st Century and one of the fastest-selling, with 1.1 million sales in its opening week.

"Iím really very fond of this song these days,Ē Will previously told OfficialCharts.com of the track. It was so different and far away from me when I first sang it, so I probably resented it more back then than I do now. I remember Simon Cowell saying, Ďone day youíll link the moment of winning with this song and youíll be fond of ití, and heís right. Iím also really proud of it Ė I mean, itís a record breaker!"

Will Young's Top 20 biggest songs on the Official Chart

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR

1 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN WILL YOUNG 1 2002
2 LEAVE RIGHT NOW WILL YOUNG 1 2003
3 JEALOUSY WILL YOUNG 5 2011
4 LIGHT MY FIRE WILL YOUNG 1 2002
5 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD/SUSPICIOUS MINDS WILL YOUNG & GARETH GATES 1 2002
6 ALL TIME LOVE WILL YOUNG 3 2006
7 WHO AM I WILL YOUNG 11 2006
8 YOUR GAME WILL YOUNG 3 2004
9 DON'T LET ME DOWN/YOU AND I WILL YOUNG 2 2002
10 CHANGES WILL YOUNG 10 2008
11 GRACE WILL YOUNG 33 2008
12 SWITCH IT ON WILL YOUNG 5 2005
13 FRIDAY'S CHILD WILL YOUNG 4 2004
14 LOVE REVOLUTION WILL YOUNG NA 2015
15 COME ON WILL YOUNG 83 2011
16 ALL THE SONGS WILL YOUNG NA 2019
17 LOSING MYSELF WILL YOUNG 72 2012
18 JOY WILL YOUNG NA 2015
19 LET IT GO WILL YOUNG 58 2009
20 MY LOVE WILL YOUNG NA 2019
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post Aug 10 2021, 10:33 AM
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Numbers 2 and 3 are brilliant. wub.gif

Pretty decent Top 10 aside from #5.
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post Aug 10 2021, 11:02 AM
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I had no idea the sales of 'Jealousy' were so high. ohmy.gif Elated though, undeniably his shining masterpiece.
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post Aug 10 2021, 12:40 PM
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He is by far the best artist to have come out of reality music. His new album is brilliant too. However, his biggest hit is also one of his worst in my opinion.
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post Aug 10 2021, 12:59 PM
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Numbers 2,3,7 & 8 are his best songs for me

It's incredible that just counting Evergreens first day sales it would still make the top 5 on that list.


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post Aug 10 2021, 02:26 PM
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I love the track Friday's Child, very underrated I think.

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post Aug 10 2021, 04:08 PM
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6 ALL TIME LOVE WILL YOUNG 3 2006
7 WHO AM I WILL YOUNG 11 2006


These should be ahead of the Gareth duet. A bit surprised by the low sales overall, to be honest - I would have thought that Leave Right Now and Jealousy would be close to million sellers, if not already there.
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QUOTE(TomJ1991 @ Aug 10 2021, 05:08 PM) *
6 ALL TIME LOVE WILL YOUNG 3 2006
7 WHO AM I WILL YOUNG 11 2006
These should be ahead of the Gareth duet. A bit surprised by the low sales overall, to be honest - I would have thought that Leave Right Now and Jealousy would be close to million sellers, if not already there.


The vast majority of Willís sales are physicals. His sales wonít have grown from streaming.
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post Aug 10 2021, 04:15 PM
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Does that mean Your game is silver now as you and I went silver back in the day and itís above it in that list.
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QUOTE(Tawdry Hepburn @ Aug 10 2021, 12:02 PM) *
I had no idea the sales of 'Jealousy' were so high. ohmy.gif Elated though, undeniably his shining masterpiece.

My thoughts aswell.
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I just listened to 'Jealousy' for the first time in years and I totally forgot what a masterpiece it is. Timeless sounding too! wub.gif
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Heís got a sparkling back catalogue of quality singles. wub.gif
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