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post Nov 17 2021, 08:21 PM
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The Wanted's Official Top 20 biggest songs revealed
16 November 2021 | By George Griffiths

Cast your mind back to the early 2010s, when British boybands ruled the world.

Alongside One Direction, The Wanted were one of British pop's main exports during the birth of the new decade.

In their initial lifespan together, Max, Siva, Tom, Jay and Nathan achieved two Number 1 singles and 10 Top 10s. See The Wanted's full chart history, including every single and album and where it charted.

Last month, we also teamed up with The Wanted to launch the first-ever limited-edition Fan Number 1 Awards from the Official Charts Company.

Fans of The Wanted can now own a special personalised piece of pop history - a limited edition replica Official Chart Number 1 Award for their chart-topping hits, including the one where it all started - All Time Low - and the biggest smash of their career Glad You Came.

Pick your favourite track, customise it with your name (or the name of the devoted Wanted fan in your life!) each award comes in a presentation box and carries a unique serial number with only 500 copies available of each. The perfect festive gift.

Now reunited for greatest hits albums Most Wanted, which contains their first original material as a band in seven years, it's time to count down The Wanted Top 10 biggest-selling singles in the UK.

The biggest song by The Wanted on the Official Singles Chart will come as no surprise to fans. Their second and final Number 1 single Glad You Came is a manic burst of energy produced by future Ed Sheeran hitmaker Steve Mac. With its own expansive EDM drop, it feels very of its era in the best way possible.

It even gained the highest honour of any pop track of the 10s - being covered in an episode of Glee, which helped the track explode Stateside, peaking at Number 3.

According to Official Charts Company data - Glad You Came has shifted a total of 1.62 million chart sales. It's also The Wanted's most-streamed single in the UK - with 48 million audio streams and nearly 3 million video streams to its name.

In second place is the band's debut single All Time Low, which debuted at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart all the way back in 2010, while the relentless Chasing The Sun from 2012 races up to third position. The ludicrously titled Walks Like Rihanna - which the group revealed to us is their least-favourite single - comes in fourth, while midtempo ballad Lightning from second album Warzone completes the Top 5.

All but one of the entries made it into the Official Singles Chart Top 10. The only one to miss the mark is the wistful Lose My Mind in eighth place, which reached a peak of Number 19 (you may remember the time the lads performed on The X Factor driving dodgems).

Elsewhere, the full Top 20 is also comprised of some fan favourite album tracks; like Could This Be Love (13 - the highest-peaking non-single), Glow In The Dark (17) and Say It On The Radio (20).

The Wanted's Top 20 biggest songs on the Official Charts
POS TITLE YEAR PEAK
1 GLAD YOU CAME 2011 1
2 ALL TIME LOW 2010 1
3 CHASING THE SUN 2012 2
4 WALKS LIKE RIHANNA 2013 4
5 LIGHTNING 2011 2
6 HEART VACANCY 2010 2
7 GOLD FOREVER 2011 3
8 LOSE MY MIND 2010 19
9 I FOUND YOU 2012 3
10 WE OWN THE NIGHT 2013 10
11 WARZONE 2011 21
12 SHOW ME LOVE (AMERICA) 2013 8
13 COULD THIS BE LOVE 2013 N/A
14 HEARTBREAK STORY 2013 N/A
15 REPLACE YOUR HEART 2010 N/A
16 EVERYBODY KNOWS 2013 N/A
17 GLOW IN THE DARK 2013 N/A
18 LAST TO KNOW 2011 N/A
19 IN THE MIDDLE 2013 N/A
20 SAY IT ON THE RADIO 2010 N/A

©2021 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.
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post Nov 17 2021, 08:49 PM
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For a top 20 list I would have liked more sales figures. Glad You Came is definitely the standout so well deserved top spot. I do also have a soft spot for Walks Like Rihanna, though I get why the band don’t like it. Cheesiest single they released.
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post Nov 17 2021, 08:52 PM
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A bit surprised to see Walks Like Rihanna so high but otherwise an as expected list.

Glad You Came remains their magnum opus but All Time Low, Lightning and Chasing The Sun are great too. I have a big soft spot for Warzone too.
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post Nov 17 2021, 09:38 PM
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The sales figure they've given for Glad You Came... I don't think it's correct? It isn't certified 2xPlatinum by BPI, and it ought to be if it's on 1.62 million sales. It was on 612,000 in January 2015... and I don't think 48 million audio streams (or less, considering that a portion of those streams would have occurred in 2014, when streaming data started to be counted) would convert to over 1 million sales units?


"All but one of the entries made it into the Official Singles Chart Top 10. The only one to miss the mark is the wistful Lose My Mind in eighth place, which reached a peak of Number 19." - Somehow in the write up they overlooked the fact that Warzone was another single to miss the Top 10, in fact the Top 20 too, by peaking at #21.


Seems they don't realise that Glow in the Dark was also a single, which missed the Top 100. How interesting to see that four of their album tracks have outsold it!
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post Nov 17 2021, 11:05 PM
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I have a massive soft spot for 'I Found You' - really quirky sound and risky too, didn't quite pay off. Peaked high but plummeted hugely.

'Wallks like Rihanna', 'Show Me America' and 'We Own the Night' were pretty bad as they took of all the edge they had.
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post Nov 18 2021, 01:12 AM
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That's a great top three and I'm so glad 'We Own The Night' managed to sneak into the top ten wub.gif even now it still sounds anthemic!
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post Nov 18 2021, 10:00 AM
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QUOTE(Dot Branning @ Nov 17 2021, 08:52 PM) *
A bit surprised to see Walks Like Rihanna so high but otherwise an as expected list.


I think 'Walks Like Rihanna' is actually really quite well remembered, terrible as it is.

'Lose My Mind' is my favourite these days, but I love most of them. They really lost their way with that 3rd album campaign, although I still love 'We Own The Night'. I wish they hadn't OA/OS'd that one and scuppered its chances of doing anything.
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post Nov 18 2021, 11:03 AM
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A bit surprised that they "only" have 12 charting singles. It felt a lot more, but then again I think it's because them, JLS and One Direction blur together for me.
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post Nov 18 2021, 11:17 AM
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This list really should have been a Top 10.
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post Nov 18 2021, 11:48 AM
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Another interesting thing is that all their post-album singles bombed - Lose My Mind (#19), Warzone (#21) and Glow in the Dark (N/A). I guess that's why they had a more limited chart than other groups.
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post Nov 18 2021, 11:56 AM
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Lose my mind is my fave from them and I was surprised it bombed at the time as it got an x factor performance which back then had an impact.
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post Nov 18 2021, 12:15 PM
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'Lose My Mind' had a fairly good chart run, I wouldn't say it 'bombed' at all. (I mean as per the OP it outsold 3 of their top 10 hits including a top 3 hit lol)
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I remember hearing 'Lose My Mind' in a pub in Portsmouth in early 2011 and on declaring I really liked it, I was dismissed as being "a gaylord" by my mate. I rose above this and purchased it on download (a real commitment!). I still insist that it is not only The Wanted's best single (that I've heard anyway), but one of the best out-and-out pop moments of that period! Incredibly catchy, well-sung, not over-produced like so many tracks of the era were becoming, and I think showed they were capable of just a little more than the average boy band.
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a compilation of flops, one hit wonder

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post Nov 18 2021, 08:21 PM
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QUOTE(-Jay- @ Nov 17 2021, 09:38 PM) *
"All but one of the entries made it into the Official Singles Chart Top 10. The only one to miss the mark is the wistful Lose My Mind in eighth place, which reached a peak of Number 19." - Somehow in the write up they overlooked the fact that Warzone was another single to miss the Top 10, in fact the Top 20 too, by peaking at #21.

I don't think it's intentionally incorrect, you've interpreted this to be singles (but they say entries, not singles). I have a feeling it was originally going to be a Top 10 list, but they got carried away and felt like doing a Top 20 in the end. Lose My Mind is the only Top 10 entry to peak outside the Top 10!
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post Nov 18 2021, 10:19 PM
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QUOTE(tommie @ Nov 18 2021, 11:03 AM) *
A bit surprised that they "only" have 12 charting singles. It felt a lot more, but then again I think it's because them, JLS and One Direction blur together for me.

Eh? They're three different bands with three very different sounds. To my ears anyway.
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Pleasantly surprised that All Time Low is #2
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QUOTE(Herbs @ Nov 18 2021, 10:28 PM) *
Pleasantly surprised that All Time Low is #2


To me I knew easily it would be #2 before I opened the thread. The #1 is obvious also, and I thought it was amazing that it ended up being an even bigger hit in the US than it was here, really such an unexpected crossover. And I loved Alex Gaudino's remix of it too.

My other favourites were Chasing The Sun, I Found U and Warzone.
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QUOTE(tommie @ Nov 18 2021, 11:03 AM) *
A bit surprised that they "only" have 12 charting singles. It felt a lot more, but then again I think it's because them, JLS and One Direction blur together for me.


I'm not surprised they were from the era only your singles charted and not every song was a collab with 3 artists bolstering artists chart history. Not to mention back then there wasn't just random songs released that weren't part of an album or era as there is now.

12 charting songs for most artists back then was 3 or 4 album eras
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