The UK's all-time Official Download Chart Top 100 revealed
Robin Thicke’s 'Blurred Lines' has today (April 21) been confirmed as the UK’s most downloaded track of all time, according to a new countdown compiled by the Official Charts Company and unveiled on BBC Radio 1.
The popular song has shifted 1.54 million copies since it was released in May last year and it has taken the all-time title from previous record holder Adele, who's 'Someone Like You' has sold 1.53 million copies to date. The Official Charts Company explained in a statement that these are now the only two tracks to have sold more than 1.5 million downloads in the UK, with a total of 27 tracks having passed the 1 million mark.
Adele is now at No.2 in the all-time Official Download Chart Top 100, Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera with 'Moves Like Jagger' is at 3, 'Somebody That I Used To Know' by Gotye ft. Kimbra is at No.4, and the Top 5 is completed by the Black Eyed Peas with 'I Gotta Feeling'.
Martin Talbot, Official Charts Company chief executive, explained: “'Blurred Lines' is surely one of the catchiest pop hits of all time, so its success is no great surprise. But to become one of only two tracks to have been downloaded 1.5m times – and climb to the top of the poll as the biggest download of all time - is an incredible achievement.”
In addition to this exciting news, the fastest growing new million-seller is Pharrell Williams’ 'Happy', which has now surpassed 1.3 million sales – making it the 9th biggest selling download of all time.
Watch the controversial music video for summer anthem 'Blurred Lines' here:
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