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Will Young's Evergreen named best selling single of the 21st century

Will Young's Evergreen named best selling single of the 21st century

On the BBC Radio 1 countdown of the Official Top 150 Biggest Selling Singles Of the 21st Century, the track which has sold nearly 1.8 million copies beat Adele, who was placed second with Someone Like You, the second single to be lifted from the album 21, selling 1,348,000 copies to date, OCC reports.

Yesterday BBC Radio 1 started the countdown part of a special Bank Holiday programme. The show commenced at 7am with Reggie Yates presenting and continued throughout the day with Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills, until Greg James revealed the final Top 40 in his 4pm-6pm slot.

Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates was in third place with his cover of Alex North, Hy Zaret and Todd Duncan's 1955 hit Unchained Melody, with 1,342,000 sales.

The Black Eyed Peas' David Guetta-produced 2009 hit, I Gotta Feeling, was No. 4 in the countdown with sales of 1,289,000, while Shaggy's 2001 former No. 1, It Wasn't Me, rounded off the Top 5 with sales of 1,255,000.

The Top 50 Biggest Selling Singles of the 21st Century chart is as follows:

01 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN WILL YOUNG

02 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE

03 UNCHAINED MELODY GARETH GATES

04 I GOTTA FEELING BLACK EYED PEAS

05 IT WASN'T ME SHAGGY FT RIKROK

06 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA

07 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY

08 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE

09 SEX ON FIRE KINGS OF LEON

10 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS BAND AID 20

11 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE

12 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) BRUNO MARS

13 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS

14 POKER FACE LADY GAGA

15 THAT'S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD

16 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO/LAUREN BENNETT/GOONROCK

17 PURE AND SIMPLE HEARSAY

18 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FT BOB

19 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FT RIHANNA

20 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA

21 BLEEDING LOVE LEONA LEWIS

22 CRAZY GNARLS BARKLEY

23 CAN WE FIX IT BOB THE BUILDER

24 WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE

25 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE CHERYL COLE

26 WHOLE AGAIN ATOMIC KITTEN

27 BAD ROMANCE LADY GAGA

28 HERO ENRIQUE IGLESIAS

29 GIVE ME EVERYTHING PITBULL/NE-YO/AFROJACK/NAYER

30 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA

31 JUST DANCE LADY GAGA

32 USE SOMEBODY KINGS OF LEON

33 FORGET YOU CEE LO GREEN

34 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN

35 A MOMENT LIKE THIS LEONA LEWIS

36 ROLLING IN THE DEEP ADELE

37 GRENADE BRUNO MARS

38 CHASING CARS SNOW PATROL

39 RULE THE WORLD TAKE THAT

40 DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' JOURNEY

41 FIREWORK KATY PERRY

42 STAN EMINEM

43 HERO X FACTOR FINALISTS

44 ON THE FLOOR JENNIFER LOPEZ FT PITBULL

45 MEET ME HALFWAY BLACK EYED PEAS

46 DILEMMA NELLY FT KELLY ROWLAND

47 THE CLIMB JOE MCELDERRY

48 JAR OF HEARTS CHRISTINA PERRI

49 MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE ADELE

50 IN FOR THE KILL LA ROUX

The full list can be found here.

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