The UK Top 100 Biggest Songs And Albums of 2014 revealed

Pharrell Williams has claimed the Official Biggest Song of 2014 with Happy.

The track, which was released in June 2013 as part of the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack and later as the lead single from his second solo album G I R L, has racked up a combined sales and streaming total of 1.62 million in the last 12 months.

With the inclusion of streaming into the singles chart since July, the Official Singles Chart of 2014 is the first ever to incorporate streaming data from services including Spotify, Deezer, Napster and O2 Tracks.

Earlier this year, OfficialCharts.com revealed Happy was the most downloaded track of all-time, overtaking Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, on which he is a guest feature.

The Official Top 100 Official Singles Chart of 2014:

1 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
2 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
3 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
4 WAVES MR PROBZ
5 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
6 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON
7 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
8 ALL ABOUT THAT BASS MEGHAN TRAINOR
9 TIMBER PITBULL FT KESHA
10 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
11 SING ED SHEERAN
12 RUDE MAGIC
13 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
14 SHAKE IT OFF TAYLOR SWIFT
15 HIDEAWAY KIESZA
16 MY LOVE ROUTE 94 FT JESS GLYNNE
17 NOBODY TO LOVE SIGMA
18 MONEY ON MY MIND SAM SMITH
19 SUMMER CALVIN HARRIS
20 DARK HORSE KATY PERRY FT JUICY J
21 AM I WRONG NICO & VINZ
22 PRAYER IN C LILLY WOOD & ROBIN SCHULZ
23 PROBLEM ARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA
24 I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE SAM SMITH
25 BANG BANG JESSIE J/GRANDE/MINAJ
26 I GOT U DUKE DUMONT FT JAX JONES
27 DON’T ED SHEERAN
28 BLAME CALVIN HARRIS FT JOHN NEWMAN
29 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS BAND AID 30
30 UPTOWN FUNK MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS
31 FANCY IGGY AZALEA FT CHARLI XCX
32 CHANDELIER SIA
33 HEY BROTHER AVICII
34 CHANGING SIGMA FT PALOMA FAITH
35 GECKO (OVERDRIVE) OLIVER HELDENS & BECKY HILL
36 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN RITA ORA
37 ONLY LOVE CAN HURT LIKE THIS PALOMA FAITH
38 BLAME IT ON ME GEORGE EZRA
39 SAY SOMETHING A GREAT BIG WORLD/AGUILERA
40 A SKY FULL OF STARS COLDPLAY
41 LOYAL CHRIS BROWN/LIL WAYNE/TYGA
42 RIPTIDE VANCE JOY
43 STEAL MY GIRL ONE DIRECTION
44 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC
45 HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU ELLIE GOULDING
46 CRAZY STUPID LOVE CHERYL COLE FT TINIE TEMPAH
47 BLACK WIDOW IGGY AZALEA FT RITA ORA
48 WIGGLE JASON DERULO FT SNOOP DOGG
49 FEELIN’ MYSELF WILL I AM/CYRUS/KHALIFA
50 SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
51 IT’S MY BIRTHDAY WILL I AM FT CODY WISE
52 DANGEROUS LOVE FUSE ODG FT SEAN PAUL
53 THE MAN ALOE BLACC
54 SUPERHEROES SCRIPT
55 TRUMPETS JASON DERULO
56 STAY HIGH TOVE LO
57 DRUNK IN LOVE BEYONCE FT JAY-Z
58 SOMETHING I NEED BEN HAENOW
59 READY FOR YOUR LOVE GORGON CITY FT MNEK
60 LOVERS ON THE SUN DAVID GUETTA FT SAM MARTIN
61 MAGIC COLDPLAY
62 BOOM CLAP CHARLI XCX
63 CRYING FOR NO REASON KATY B
64 BLANK SPACE TAYLOR SWIFT
65 RIGHT HERE JESS GLYNNE
66 TAKE ME TO CHURCH HOZIER
67 TSUNAMI (JUMP) DVBBS & BORGEOUS/TINIE TEMPAH
68 JUBEL KLINGANDE
69 LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD MICHAEL JACKSON
70 WAKE ME UP AVICII
71 I SEE FIRE ED SHEERAN
72 WRAPPED UP OLLY MURS FT TRAVIE MCCOY
73 WASTED TIESTO FT MATTHEW KOMA
74 DON’T TELL ‘EM JEREMIH FT YG
75 MAPS MAROON 5
76 CHANGES FAUL & WAD AD VS PNAU
77 LOVE RUNS OUT ONEREPUBLIC
78 I WANNA FEEL SECONDCITY
79 POMPEII BASTILLE
80 MY HEAD IS A JUNGLE WANKELMUT & EMMA LOUISE
81 UGLY HEART GRL
82 ME AND MY BROKEN HEART RIXTON
83 DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN KRISTEN BELL/AGATHA LEE MONN
84 OUTSIDE CALVIN HARRIS/ELLIE GOULDING
85 DON’T STOP 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
86 BREAK FREE ARIANA GRANDE FT ZEDD
87 DEMONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
88 ROAR KATY PERRY
89 REAL LOVE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
90 THESE DAYS TAKE THAT
91 STAY THE NIGHT ZEDD FT HAYLEY WILLIAMS
92 MILLION POUND GIRL (BADDER THAN BAD) FUSE ODG
93 THE MONSTER EMINEM FT RIHANNA
94 I’M A FREAK ENRIQUE IGLESIAS FT PITBULL
95 SOMEBODY TO YOU VAMPS
96 FADED ZHU
97 BRAVEHEART NEON JUNGLE
98 ROYALS LORDE
99 SHOT ME DOWN DAVID GUETTA FT SKYLAR GREY
100 LIKE I CAN SAM SMITH

 

British acts ruled the UK’s albums market in 2014, according to the Official Charts Company’s end of year sales data published by British recorded music trade body, the BPI.

Ed Sheeran’s X was the biggest selling artist album of 2014, selling over 1,689,000 copies in the UK (over 1 million copies more than the biggest artist album of 2013, One Direction’s Midnight Memories). X’s bumper sales are the highest of any artist album since Adele’s 21 back in 2011, and mean that the best-selling artist album in each of the past 10 years has now come from a British act.

Ed’s second studio album, X spent 12 weeks atop the Official Albums Chart in 2014. Alongside claiming the title of the fastest-selling artist album of the year, the LP was the most digitally downloaded album of the year, as well as racking up the biggest one-week sales tally of the year, shifting 214,000 copies in the week before Christmas.

X has also spawned four Official Singles Chart Top 40s, including Ed’s first ever Number 1 single, Sing, and the record-breaking Thinking Out Loud.

Newcomer Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour is at Number 2. With UK sales of nearly 1,248,000, Sam joins Ed Sheeranas one of only two artists to have sold over a million albums in the UK this year. Sam also achieved the rare feat of becoming the only artist in 2014 to sell one million albums in both the UK and US.

Continuing the British theme, George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage is the third biggest selling artist album of 2014, shifting over 678,000 copies. Wanted On Voyage spent 26 weeks in the Top 10, topping the Official Albums Chart for two weeks back in October, 14 weeks after its original release.

Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love is at 4. Released in April, Caustic Love became the then fastest-selling album of the year, shifting 109,000 copies in its first 7 days on sale. The album went on to spend three weeks at the Number 1 spot, and has now sold over 545,000 copies in the UK.

Rounding out the Top 5 is Coldplay’s Ghost Stories. Another former fastest-selling album of the year (overtaken byEd Sheeran’s X), Ghost Stories sold 168,000 copies in its first week, back in May. The LP scored Coldplay their sixth UK Number 1 album and to date, has sold nearly 544,000 copies.

The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Artist Albums Of 2014

1 X ED SHEERAN
2 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH
3 WANTED ON VOYAGE GEORGE EZRA
4 CAUSTIC LOVE PAOLO NUTINI
5 GHOST STORIES COLDPLAY
6 A PERFECT CONTRADICTION PALOMA FAITH
7 FOUR ONE DIRECTION
8 NEVER BEEN BETTER OLLY MURS
9 THE ENDLESS RIVER PINK FLOYD
10 III TAKE THAT
11 1989 TAYLOR SWIFT
12 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
13 BLUE SMOKE – THE BEST OF DOLLY PARTON
14 PARTNERS BARBRA STREISAND
15 GIRL PHARRELL WILLIAMS
16 LOVE IN THE FUTURE JOHN LEGEND
17 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
18 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
19 CHAPTER ONE ELLA HENDERSON
20 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
21 NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE SCRIPT
22 ROYAL BLOOD ROYAL BLOOD
23 MEET THE VAMPS VAMPS
24 BEYONCE BEYONCE
25 ROCK OR BUST AC/DC
26 SONIC HIGHWAYS FOO FIGHTERS
27 48:13:00 KASABIAN
28 SINCE I SAW YOU LAST GARY BARLOW
29 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
30 CHRISTMAS MICHAEL BUBLE
31 TRUE AVICII
32 THE TAKE OFF AND LANDING OF EVERYTHING ELBOW
33 THE 1975 1975
34 LOVE IN VENICE ANDRE RIEU
35 SYMPHONICA GEORGE MICHAEL
36 STARS COLLABRO
37 IT’S THE GIRLS BETTE MIDLER
38 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
39 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES ONE DIRECTION
40 MELODY ROAD NEIL DIAMOND