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100 Top Selling Record Singles
Of All Time

Top Selling Record Singles of All Time (Worldeide Sales) as of December, 2014

(CD and vinyl) singles only.

Note: This list is a best approximation due to inconsistancies in worldwide record sales tracking.


Last Updated: 2014-12-05
Rank
Single
Artist
Year Released
Sold
1.
White Christmas
Bing Crosby
1942
50 Million Sold
2.
Candle in the Wind 1997
Elton John
1997
33 Million Sold
3.
Silent Night
Bing Crosby
1935
30 Million Sold
4.
Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley and His Comets
1954
25 Million Sold
5.
I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston
1992
20 Million Sold
6.
We Are the World
USA for Africa
1985
20 Million Sold
7.
If I Didn't Care
The Ink Spots
1939
19 Million Sold
8.
Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
Baccara
1977
16 Million Sold
9.
My Heart Will Go On
Celine Dion
1997
15 Million Sold
10.
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Mariah Carey
1994
14 Million Sold
11.
I Will Survive
Gloria Gaynor
1978
14 Million Sold
12.
Wind of Change
Scorpions
1991
14 Million Sold
13.
Sukiyaki
Kyu Sakamoto
1961
13 Million Sold
14.
Da Da Da
Trio (German band)
1981
13 Million Sold
15.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Gene Autry
1949
12 Million Sold
16.
Time to Say Goodbye
Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman
1996
12 Million Sold
17.
I Want to Hold Your Hand
The Beatles
1963
12 Million Sold
18.
Y.M.C.A.
Village People
1978
12 Million Sold
19.
Do They Know It's Christmas?
Band Aid
1984
11.7 Million Sold
20.
Kung Fu Fighting
Carl Douglas
1974
11 Million Sold
21.
Believe
Cher
1998
11 Million Sold
22.
Rock Your Baby
George McCrae
1974
11 Million Sold
23.
Macarena
Los del Río
1995
11 Million Sold
24.
Paper Doll
Mills Brothers
1943
11 Million Sold
25.
The Last Farewell
Roger Whittaker
1971
11 Million Sold
26.
...Baby One More Time
Britney Spears
1998
10 Million Sold
27.
Hound Dog
Elvis Presley
1956
10 Million Sold
28.
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
Middle of the Road
1971
10 Million Sold
29.
I'm a Believer
The Monkees
1966
10 Million Sold
30.
Mundian To Bach Ke
Panjabi MC
1998
10 Million Sold
31.
Earth Angel
The Penguins
1954
10 Million Sold
32.
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Procol Harum
1967
10 Million Sold
33.
Wabash Cannonball
Roy Acuff
1942
10 Million Sold
34.
Un-Break My Heart
Toni Braxton
1996
10 Million Sold
35.
Eye of the Tiger
Survivor
1982
9.14 Million Sold
36.
It's Now or Never
Elvis Presley
1960
9 Million Sold
37.
Diana
Paul Anka
1957
9 Million Sold
38.
Whenever, Wherever
Shakira
2001
9 Million Sold
39.
Foolish
Ashanti
2002
8.2 Million Sold
40.
The House of the Rising Sun
The Animals
1964
8 Million Sold
41.
Barbie Girl
Aqua
1997
8 Million Sold
42.
Hey Jude
The Beatles
1968
8 Million Sold
43.
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
Bryan Adams
1991
8 Million Sold
44.
Heimweh
Freddy Quinn
1956
8 Million Sold
45.
Move On Up a Little Higher
Mahalia Jackson
1948
8 Million Sold
46.
Those Were the Days
Mary Hopkin
1968
8 Million Sold
47.
You're My Heart, You're My Soul
Modern Talking
1984
8 Million Sold
48.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana
1991
8 Million Sold
49.
Dragostea din tei
O-Zone (Moldova)
2003
8 Million Sold
50.
19
Paul Hardcastle
1985
8 Million Sold
51.
Livin' la Vida Loca
Ricky Martin
1999
8 Million Sold
52.
Reality
Richard Sanderson
1980
8 Million Sold
53.
Venus
Shocking Blue
1969
7.5 Million Sold
54.
I'll Be Missing You
Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans & 112
1997
7.1 Million Sold
55.
Take On Me
a-ha
1985
7 Million Sold
56.
Can't Buy Me Love
The Beatles
1964
7 Million Sold
57.
Hard to Handle
The Black Crowes
1990
7 Million Sold
58.
Le Freak
Chic
1978
7 Million Sold
59.
Genie in a Bottle
Christina Aguilera
1999
7 Million Sold
60.
Butterfly
Danyel Gérard
1971
7 Million Sold
61.
The Wedding
Julie Rogers
1964
7 Million Sold
62.
The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)
Las Ketchup
2002
7 Million Sold
63.
Another One Bites the Dust
Queen
1980
7 Million Sold
64.
Tell Laura I Love Her
Ricky Valance
1960
7 Million Sold
65.
Amazing Grace
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
1972
7 Million Sold
66.
Oh, Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison
1964
7 Million Sold
67.
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)
Scott McKenzie
1967
7 Million Sold
68.
Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen
1976
6.7 Million Sold
69.
You're the One That I Want
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
1978
6.59 Million Sold
70.
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Culture Club
1982
6.5 Million Sold
71.
Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
1983
6.43 Million Sold
72.
Fernando
ABBA
1976
6 Million Sold
73.
Sugar, Sugar
The Archies
1969
6 Million Sold
74.
Jingle Bells
Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
1943
6 Million Sold
75.
It's a Heartache
Bonnie Tyler
1977
6 Million Sold
76.
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Bonnie Tyler
1983
6 Million Sold
77.
Save Your Kisses for Me
Brotherhood of Man
1976
6 Million Sold
78.
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
Dawn feat. Tony Orlando
1973
6 Million Sold
79.
Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Presley
1956
6 Million Sold
80.
Careless Whisper
George Michael
1984
6 Million Sold
81.
The Little Drummer Boy
Harry Simeone Chorale
1958
6 Million Sold
82.
I Want You Back
The Jackson 5
1969
6 Million Sold
83.
Together Again
Janet Jackson
1997
6 Million Sold
84.
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Jerry Lee Lewis
1957
6 Million Sold
85.
Vogue
Madonna
1990
6 Million Sold
86.
In the Summertime
Mungo Jerry
1970
6 Million Sold
87.
Cracklin' Rosie
Neil Diamond
1970
6 Million Sold
88.
I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
The New Seekers
1971
6 Million Sold
89.
Bridge over Troubled Water
Simon & Garfunkel
1970
6 Million Sold
90.
Wannabe
Spice Girls
1996
6 Million Sold
91.
Knock Three Times
Tony Orlando and Dawn
1970
6 Million Sold
92.
The Prisoner's Song
Vernon Dalhart
1924
6 Million Sold
93.
Mull of Kintyre
Wings
1977
6 Million Sold
94.
Gangsta's Paradise
Coolio feat. L.V.
1995
5.8 Million Sold
95.
Thriller
Michael Jackson
1983
5.7 Million Sold
96.
Petit Papa Noël
Tino Rossi
1946
5.7 Million Sold
97.
Lady Marmalade
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink
2001
5.2 Million Sold
98.
Stayin' Alive
Bee Gees
1977
5.1 Million Sold
99.
Simon Says
1910 Fruitgum Company
1967
5 Million Sold
100.
Waterloo
ABBA
1974
5 Million Sold





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