Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is Best Selling UK Rock Single Of All Time

artist: queen date: 11/06/2012 category: general music news
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Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is Best Selling UK Rock Single Of All Time
"Bohemian Rhapsody" has long been a staple of "greatest of all time" lists, so it's fitting to see that the song's reputation is matched in sales. The Official Charts Company has compiled the list to celebrate 60 years of the UK single chart. "Bohemian Rhapsody" has notched up 2.35 million sales since its 1975 release and only Elton John's Princess Diana tribute version of "Candle In The Wind" and Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" have sold more copies. Perhaps unsurprisingly, apart from Queen, the list was dominated by The Beatles, and Beatles' subsequent solo records. Bryan Adams and Bill Haley also made appearances. And while The Rolling Stones did not feature in the top ten, they are still one of the UK's best selling singles rock bands, having shifted 10.1 million units. UK's biggest-selling rock singles of all time: 1. Queen: "Bohemian Rhapsody" (1975) 2.36m 2. Wings: "Mull Of Kintyre" / "Girls' School" (1977) 2.00m 3. The Beatles: "She Loves You" (1963) 1.90m 4. The Beatles: "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (1963) 1.77m 5. Bryan Adams: "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" (1991) 1.72m 6. John Lennon: "Imagine" (1975) 1.60m 7. The Beatles: "Can't Buy Me Love" (1964) 1.53m 8. Bill Haley & His Comets: "Rock Around The Clock" (1955) 1.42m 9. The Beatles: "I Feel Fine" (1964) 1.41m 10. Survivor: "Eye Of The Tiger" (1982) 1.41m UK's best-selling singles rock bands: 1. The Beatles: most successful track: "She Loves You" 22.1m 2. Queen: most successful track: "Bohemian Rhapsody" 12.8m 3. Rolling Stones: most successful track: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 10.1m 4. U2: most successful track: "With Or Without You" 7.5m 5. Status Quo: most successful track: "Rockin' All Over The World" 7.2m
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