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Sunday, January 02, 2011

UK Chart Roundup: The Final List Of The 40 Best-Selling Singles & Albums Of 2010

There are no major new singles in the UK chart this week—though I've listed the week's Top 10, as usual, below—so instead we'll turn toward the final tally of the 40 best-selling singles and albums across the pond, as published today by the Official Charts Company.

What's interesting to note is that the singles that charted at #1 through #7 this week wound up on the list of the 40 top sellers of 2010. Eminem and Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie", the #1 single of the year, sold a total of 856,000 copies, while X Factor winner Matt Cardle's "When We Collide" (#2) sold 815,000 in just three weeks.

Meanwhile, Take That's Progress, the top album of the year, moved 1.84 copies, easily outselling Michael Buble's Crazy Love (#2, 1.23 million) and Lady Gaga's The Fame (#3, 1.05 million).

So, I own 12 of the 40 best-selling albums. How many do you have?

The U.K. Top 10 this week:

1. "When We Collide" - Matt Cardle *3 weeks* 
2. "What's My Name" - Rihanna feat. Drake
3. "The Time (Dirty Bit)" - The Black Eyed Peas
4. "Your Song" - Ellie Goulding
5. "Firework" - Katy Perry 
6. "Only Girl (In The World)" - Rihanna
7. "The Flood" - Take That
8. "Like A G6" - Far East Movement
9. "Whip My Hair" - Willow
10. "Thinking Of Me" - Olly Murs 

The 40 Best-Selling Singles Of 2010 In The UK:

1. "Love The Way You Lie" - Eminem feat. Rihanna
2. "When We Collide" - Matt Cardle
3. "Just The Way You Are (Amazing)" - Bruno Mars
4. "Only Girl (In The World)" - Rihanna
5. "OMG" - Usher feat. will.i.am
6. "Fireflies" - Owl City
7. "Airplanes" - B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
8. "California Gurls" - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
9. "We No Speak Americano" - Yolanda Be Cool vs. Dcup
10. "Pass Out" - Tinie Tempah
11. "Everybody Hurts" - Helping Haiti
12. "Forget You" - Cee Lo Green
13. "Empire State Of Mind (Part II)" - Alicia Keys
14. "Rude Boy" - Rihanna
15. "Telephone" - Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce
16. "She Said" - Plan B
17. "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz
18. "Replay" - Iyaz
19. "Firework" - Katy Perry
20. "Club Can't Handle Me" - Flo Rida feat. David Guetta
21. "Your Song" - Ellie Goulding
22. "Ridin' Solo" - Jason Derulo
23. "Billionaire" - Travie Mccoy feat. Bruno Mars
24. "Don't Stop Believin'" - Glee Cast
25. "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
26. "The Time (Dirty Bit)" - The Black Eyed Peas
27. "What's My Name" - Rihanna feat. Drake
28. "Pack Up" - Eliza Doolittle
29. "Starstrukk" - 3OH!3 feat. Katy Perry
30. "Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga
31. "Written In The Stars" - Tinie Tempah feat. Eric Turner
32. "Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry
33. "Cooler Than Me" - Mike Posner
34. "Not Afraid" - Eminem
35. "The Flood" - Take That
36. "All Time Low" - The Wanted
37. "If We Ever Meet Again" - Timbaland feat. Katy Perry
38. "Riverside (Let's Go)" - Sidney Samson feat. Wizard Sleeve
39. "Promise This" - Cheryl Cole
40. "In My Head" - Jason Derulo

The 40 Best-Selling Albums Of 2010 In The UK:

1. Progress - Take That
2. Crazy Love - Michael Buble
3. The Fame - Lady Gaga
4. Loud - Rihanna
5. The Defamation Of Strickland Banks - Plan B
6. Sunny Side Up - Paolo Nutini
7. The Element Of Freedom - Alicia Keys
8. Lungs - Florence & The Machine
9. Recovery - Eminem
10. Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons
11. Come Around Sundown - Kings Of Leon
12. My World - Justin Bieber
13. The Gift - Susan Boyle
14. In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits - Robbie Williams
15. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
16. Greatest Hits - Bon Jovi
17. Turn It Up - Pixie Lott
18. Outta This World - JLS
19. Science & Faith - The Script
20. Olly Murs - Olly Murs
21. Messy Little Raindrops - Cheryl Cole
22. Glee, The Music: Season One, Vol. 1 - Glee Cast
23. The E.N.D. - The Black Eyed Peas
24. Lights - Ellie Goulding
25. Brother - Boyzone
26. Only Revolutions - Biffy Clyro
27. Forever Vienna - Andre Rieu
28. Rated R - Rihanna
29. Disc-Overy - Tinie Tempah
30. Moonlight Serenade - Andre Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra
31. Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon
32. Greatest Hits...So Far!!! - Pink
33 JLS - JLS
34. Gravity - Westlife
35. 3 Words - Cheryl Cole
36. Seasons Of My Soul - Rumer
37. xx - The xx
38. Time Flies... 1994-2009 - Oasis
39. Iron Man 2 soundtrack - AC/DC
40. Plastic BeachGorillaz

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5 Comments:

  • At 9:04 PM, Blogger davis said…

    well i only own 5 of the best selling list but am pleased to say that neither lady gaga or katy perry are among them.

     
  • At 9:32 PM, Blogger twostepcub said…

    Hey happy new year! And thanks for all the cool posts.

    I have 16 of the top-40, but not the good ones (I need to get Progress since no one got it for me for xmas). Favorite CD on this list (and one I paid 25$ for import?) Plan B's "The Adventures Of Strickland Banks". I was floored by it. Can totally see it done on Broadway. But then again I may be daft

    Cheers
    Ernie (twostepcub)

     
  • At 10:40 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    As for the albums, I guess I have 13, not 12 (though the Robbie Williams one is a promo sitting on a shelf collecting dust:

    1. Progress - Take That
    3. The Fame - Lady Gaga
    4. Loud - Rihanna
    8. Lungs - Florence & The Machine
    14. In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits - Robbie Williams
    15. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
    20. Olly Murs - Olly Murs
    22. Glee, The Music: Season One, Vol. 1 - Glee Cast
    23. The E.N.D. - The Black Eyed Peas
    24. Lights - Ellie Goulding
    32. Greatest Hits...So Far!!! - Pink
    33 JLS - JLS
    40. Plastic Beach – Gorillaz

     
  • At 6:23 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    i did slightly better with 14 of the top albums... You were wise not to get the second JLS album. I initially liked it but am sadly falling out of love with it. Eyes Wide Shut is quite bonza though...

    Matt's certainly done well with his single...

     
  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    What a refreshing Top 40 Singles in that there are actually quite a few non-US hits on there!

     

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