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ThePensmith


SOURCE: OCC

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Official Charts continues its definitive series of UK chart books, designed to chronicle the history of the Official Singles and Albums Charts and this time we're heading for the 2000s with the release of four new Noughties books.

The four volumes are The Official Singles Charts, The Official Albums Charts, The Official Compilations Charts and The Official Noughties Hits Book. The first three volumes offer a comprehensive chronological listing of all the charts by week, in this case from January 4 2000 to December 26 2009. The Compilations book even offers full trackistings for all compilation albums that charted during the decade. The Official Hits is a companion encyclopaedia of all of the releases which reached the charts in that decade, listed by artist and full of chart facts.

The books incorporate data on the longest chart lengths which were published at the time, up to Top 75 the longest chart lengths yet committed to book form.

The new series of books published by the Official Charts Company as print on demand volumes, produced through the Kindle Direct Publishing platform - will provide music fans of all depths of interest the opportunity to delve into music history decade-by-decade and will represent an indispensable overview of the history of the Official Charts in the UK.

Over the coming months, further volumes will be published covering other chart decades, ultimately producing a library spanning the history of the Official UK charts, from the Fifties, right through to the present decade.

Overseeing the mammoth task of putting together this series is chart expert / archivist Graham Betts, who acts as writer and editor for the series. Betts has collated biographies, as well as data on awards, certifications and much more, all of which is presented around the UK chart information managed by the Official Charts Company.

Order your copy of The Official Charts Noughties books on Amazon:

Noughties Singles: https://amzn.to/2LLVILX

Noughties Albums: https://amzn.to/330BB2d

Noughties Compilations: https://amzn.to/2M7SHVe

Noughties Hits Encylopedia: https://amzn.to/2Qruv5m

To celebrate the release of the new book, OfficialCharts.com has revealed the biggest selling songs of the decade, based on physical copies and, once they were incorporated into the chart in 2005, downloads too.

Top of the heap is Will Young, who romped to victory in the first ever series of Pop Idol in 2002, and his double A-side (ask your mum) Anything is Possible/Evergreen was his winner's single. Selling 1.1 million in its first week alone, Will's hit has racked up 1.79 million sales and is still the biggest selling debut single of all time.



Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Will says: "I cannot believe, and still find it hard to fathom, how many people supported me in buying Evergreen/Anything Is Possible. They are songs I still sing on tour 18 years later! It will forever humble me."

Will was just one of a slew of TV talent show contestant to land big sales in the 00s. Right behind Will is his Pop Idol rival Gareth Gates, whose cover of Unchained Melody knocked Will off Number 1 and has sold 1.34 million.

The X Factor produced many a big hitter in this decade, and those making the Top 40 are Alexandra Burke (6), Shayne Ward (9), and Leona Lewis (12 and 17). Early TV talent show victors Hear'Say, from Popstars, are 10th with Pure and Simple, and Popstars: The Rivals winners Girls Aloud are in 40th slot with Sound of the Underground, which would kick off a record-breaking series of Top 10s.

Gnarls Barkley's Crazy (13) was the first song to reach Number 1 on downloads alone, in 2006, and now has 970,000 sales to its name, and spent nine weeks at Number 1. The longest-running chart-topper in our 00s Top 40, however, goes to Rihanna's Umbrella, which spent 10 weeks at the top during the soggy summer of 2007 and has 677,600 sales.

There are eleven million-sellers originating from this decade, and the most represented years in our Noughties Top 40 are 2009 and 2002, with seven entries each. 2009 was dominated by Lady Gaga, and her first two million-selling hits, Poker Face and Just Dance, are at 16 and 22 respectively.

The Official Top 40 biggest selling songs of the Noughties
TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
1 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN WILL YOUNG 1 2002
2 UNCHAINED MELODY GARETH GATES 1 2002
3 IT WASN'T ME SHAGGY FT RIKROK 1 2000
4 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY 1 2005
5 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE 1 2008
6 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS BAND AID 20 1 2004
7 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE 1 2001
8 THAT'S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD 1 2005
9 PURE AND SIMPLE HEARSAY 1 2001
10 CAN WE FIX IT BOB THE BUILDER 1 2000
11 BLEEDING LOVE LEONA LEWIS 1 2007
12 CRAZY GNARLS BARKLEY 1 2006
13 WHOLE AGAIN ATOMIC KITTEN 1 2001
14 SEX ON FIRE KINGS OF LEON 1 2008
15 POKER FACE LADY GAGA 1 2009
16 A MOMENT LIKE THIS LEONA LEWIS 1 2006
17 I GOTTA FEELING BLACK EYED PEAS 1 2009
18 HERO ENRIQUE IGLESIAS 1 2002
19 HERO X FACTOR FINALISTS 1 2008
20 STAN EMINEM 1 2000
21 JUST DANCE LADY GAGA 1 2009
22 DILEMMA NELLY FT KELLY ROWLAND 1 2002
23 HEY BABY DJ OTZI 1 2001
24 UPTOWN GIRL WESTLIFE 1 2001
25 WHERE IS THE LOVE BLACK EYED PEAS 1 2003
26 DON'T STOP MOVIN' S CLUB 7 1 2001
27 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE CHERYL COLE 1 2009
28 A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION ELVIS VS JXL 1 2002
29 PURE SHORES ALL SAINTS 1 2000
30 WHO LET THE DOGS OUT BAHA MEN 2 2000
31 THE CLIMB JOE MCELDERRY 1 2009
32 RULE THE WORLD TAKE THAT 2 2007
33 USE SOMEBODY KINGS OF LEON 2 2008
34 UMBRELLA RIHANNA FT JAY-Z 1 2007
35 IN FOR THE KILL LA ROUX 2 2009
36 IT FEELS SO GOOD SONIQUE 1 2000
37 KILLING IN THE NAME RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE 1 2009
38 WHENEVER WHEREVER SHAKIRA 2 2002
39 YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL JAMES BLUNT 1 2005
40 SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND GIRLS ALOUD 1 2002

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Jester
Are they not doing a 90s one? sad.gif
ThePensmith
QUOTE(Jester @ Sep 25 2019, 10:03 AM) *
Are they not doing a 90s one? sad.gif


As they've said in the article above those are still to come in the following months smile.gif
Jester
QUOTE(ThePensmith @ Sep 25 2019, 10:04 AM) *
As they've said in the article above those are still to come in the following months smile.gif

Great! They are the only ones Im really interested in getting.
Jade
Ooh thanks for the heads up, the noughties is my favourite decade for chart music so I'm definitely interested in these wub.gif
JCM20
Some changes from the Music Week article in 2010 - as displayed on Wikipedia anyway. Biggest change by far is Where is the Love rising from 42 to 25.
Robbie
QUOTE(Jester @ Sep 25 2019, 10:03 AM) *
Are they not doing a 90s one? sad.gif
The author of the books, Graham Betts, posted the following at ukmix:

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The four Noughties books (singles chart, album chart, compilation chart/hits and hits) are officially released tomorrow, Tuesday 24 September. The planned release date for the three Seventies books (singles chart, albums chart and hits) is 14 October. I don't have release dates yet for the four Nineties books, but they will be released, along with the lone Fifties book, before Christmas.

The four books for the Teens will appear around March or April next year - I want to have the information for the hits book up to date, which means including the Grammy and BRIT awards from February. However, it may be the OCC want to release the three chart books earlier, so it could even be in January with the hits book appearing later.

jszmiles
Does someone have a preview what's like? Amazon used to have pdf files with a few pages to see exactly what is inside the book but I can not find it now....
jimwatts
Always amusing to see Killing In The Name in these lists biggrin.gif note also the absence of songs from the middle of the decade, more to do with the transition from physical to digital than anything else.

When they say "There are eleven million-sellers originating from this decade" surely they mean during the decade itself and not since, as with the list. Otherwise Mr. Brightside would be above at least half those songs, even on pure sales alone.
JCM20
Fight for This Love sold more copies in 7 weeks than all but 26 songs sold across the entire 2000s decade - wow

Also, just shows how appalling sales were in 2007 that Rihanna was number 1 for 10 weeks and didn't even make the top 30!
Dircadirca
QUOTE(JCM20 @ Sep 27 2019, 12:25 AM) *
Fight for This Love sold more copies in 7 weeks than all but 26 songs sold across the entire 2000s decade - wow

And Joe McElderry just a few slots lower with only 2 weeks of sales!
gooddelta
I got the Singles Charts book today, its good, does what it says on the tin. A nice intro about the history of the chart and a brief overview of the changes in the 00s and then just literally every top 75 published in full in a similar format to how it appears in Music Week, with previous week position, weeks on chart, record label info etc.

Quite intrigued by the compilations one too but doubt Ill bother with the Albums or Hits books.

Im just glad there are some chart-based books around again, I was an avid collector of the old Guinness books.
Jay ☆
Seems that the Top 40 list posted above must include the "Week Ending 2nd January 2010" sales, based on Joe McElderry featuring.

Joe's sales:

W/E 26th December 2009 - #02 - 450,838
W/E 2nd January 2010 - #01 - 195,730

= ‭646,568‬ sales


Cheryl's sales: in 9 weeks she sold 694,407, in 10 weeks she sold ‭713,531‬ copies:

01. 31/10 - #01 - 292,845
02. 07/11 - #01 - 138,614
03. 14/11 - #02 - 75,451
04. 21/11 - #04 - 53,624
05. 28/11 - #05 - 40,190
06. 05/12 - #08 - 31,366
07. 12/12 - #10 - 24,199
08. 19/12 - #13 - 19,258
09. 26/12 - #17 - 18,860
10. 02/01 - #14 - 19,124


Lady Gaga -

W/E 26/12/2009:
861,755 - Poker Face
754,609 - Just Dance

or

W/E 02/01/2010:
867,901 - Poker Face
758,914 - Just Dance
Gezza
QUOTE(Jay ☆ @ Sep 26 2019, 09:16 PM) *
Seems that the Top 40 list posted above must include the "Week Ending 2nd January 2010" sales, based on Joe McElderry featuring.

Joe's sales:

W/E 26th December 2009 - #02 - 450,838
W/E 2nd January 2010 - #01 - 195,730

= ‭646,568‬ sales
Cheryl's sales: in 9 weeks she sold 694,407, in 10 weeks she sold ‭713,531‬ copies:

01. 31/10 - #01 - 292,845
02. 07/11 - #01 - 138,614
03. 14/11 - #02 - 75,451
04. 21/11 - #04 - 53,624
05. 28/11 - #05 - 40,190
06. 05/12 - #08 - 31,366
07. 12/12 - #10 - 24,199
08. 19/12 - #13 - 19,258
09. 26/12 - #17 - 18,860
10. 02/01 - #14 - 19,124
Lady Gaga -

W/E 26/12/2009:
861,755 - Poker Face
754,609 - Just Dance

or

W/E 02/01/2010:
867,901 - Poker Face
758,914 - Just Dance


It should also include W/E 09.01.10 which was the cut off at the time. It was a 53 wk year. biggrin.gif
Jay ☆
QUOTE(Gezza @ Sep 26 2019, 10:31 PM) *
It should also include W/E 09.01.10 which was the cut off at the time. It was a 53 wk year. biggrin.gif

Seems like a strange choice for the book to cut off at December 26 2009 in that case ohmy.gif


Additional Joe/Cheryl/Gaga info:

Cheryl Fight for This Love:
11. 09/01 - #11 - 31,889
= ‭745,420‬

Lady Gaga Poker Face: 882,059

Lady Gaga Just Dance: 767,507

Joe McElderry The Climb: ‭716,360‬
JCM20
QUOTE(jimwatts @ Sep 25 2019, 04:34 PM) *
When they say "There are eleven million-sellers originating from this decade" surely they mean during the decade itself and not since, as with the list. Otherwise Mr. Brightside would be above at least half those songs, even on pure sales alone.


Even in that case, it should only be ten. Bleeding Love sold its millionth copy in 2010.
vibe
Back when people cared about the charts smile.gif
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