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  • TonyKuKo
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    Hello guys… Inspired on Daniel B.’s work on the Best-selling albums elegible for the 2014 Grammys I’ve decided to create a list for the best selling singles based on the SoundScan reports on Billboard

    This list contains only singles released during the elegibility period (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013).

    According
    to the rules: Singles released before the elegibilty period may still
    be elegible as long as they haven’t been submitted before. But since
    submissions’ list are not made public, it is impossible to know which
    songs are still elegible. That is why you won’t see this year’s
    top-selling single “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

    This list also excludes singles coming from Grammy-award winning albums as well as tracks from albums released before the elegibility period.


    Last Updated: August 15, 2013

    Rank

    Artist

    Single

    Sales

    Billboard

    Hot 100

    peak

    Genre

    1

    Robin Thickle ft. T.I. & Pharrel

    Blurred Lines

    4,613,908

    #1

    Rap

    2

    Taylor Swift

    I Knew You Were Trouble

    4,596,919

    #2

    N/A

    3

    P!nk & Nate Ruess

    Just Give Me A Reason

    3,962,858

    #1

    Pop

    4

    Bruno Mars

    When I Was Your Man

    3,814,507

    #1

    Pop

    5

    Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko

    Stay

    3,574,099

    #1

    Pop

    6

    will.i.am ft. Britney Spears

    Scream & Shout

    3,266,927

    #3

    Pop

    7

    Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z

    Suit & Tie

    2,713,957

    #3

    Rap

    8

    Justin Timberlake

    Mirrors

    2,627,257

    #2

    Pop

    9

    Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX

    I Love It

    2,422,523

    #7

    Dance

    10

    Daft Punk ft. Pharrel

    Get Lucky

    2,417,249

    #2

    Dance

    11

    Fall Out Boy

    My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)

    2,286,409

    #13

    Rock

    12

     Anna Kendrick

    Cups

    2,053,102

    #5

    Pop

    13

     Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera

    Feel this Moment

    2,046,449

    #8

    Pop

    14

    A$ap Rocky ft. Drake, 2Chainz & Kendrick Lamar

    F**kin’ Problems

    1,897,451

    #8

    Rap

    15

    Miley Cyrus

    We Can’t Stop

    1,832,861

    #2

    Pop

    16

    Bruno Mars

    Locked Out of Heaven

    1,846,000

    #1

    Pop

    17

    Blake Shelton ft. Pistol Annies & Friends

    Boys ‘Round Here

    1,831,994

    #12

    Country

    18

    Drake

    Started from the Bottom

    1,816,163

    #6

    Rap

    19

    Darius Rocker

    Wagon Wheel

    1,768,00

    #15

    Country

    20

    Demi Lovato

     Heart Attack

    1,708,664

    #10

    Pop

    21

    Lil Wayne ft. Drake & Future

    Love Me

    1,689,553

    #9

     Rap

    22

    Taylor Swift

    22

    1,665,740

    #10

    N/A

    23

    Tim McGraw ft. Taylor Swift

    Highway Don’t Care

    1,546,509

    #22

    Country

    24

    Bruno Mars

    Treasures

    1,467,518

    #9

    Pop

    25

    Zedd ft. Foxes

    Clarity

    1,445,410

    #10

    Dance

    26

    Blake Shelton

    Sure Be Cool If You Did

    1,422,444

    #24

    Country

    27

     Ariana Grande ft. Mac Miller

    The Way

    1,319,000

    #9

    Pop

    28

    Luke Bryan

    Crash My Party

    1,258,564

    #18

    Country

    29

    Calvin Harris & Florence Welch

    Sweet Nothing

    1,216,000

    #10

    Dance

    30

    Florida Georgia Line

    Get Your Shine On

    1,139,000

    #27

    Country

    31

    Rihanna

    Pour It Up

    1,093,000

    #19

    Pop

    32

    Mariah Carey ft. Miguel

    #Beautiful

    1,050,867

    #15

    R&B

    33

    Avril Lavigne

    Here’s to Never Growing Up

    1,044,384

    #20

    Pop

    34

    Capital Cities

    Safe and Sound

    1,008,240

    #9

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    TonyKuKo
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    Other notable singles not included in the list

    The following singles were released before the elegibilty period. They may still be elegible as long as they weren’t submitted last year:

    – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz – “Thrift Shop” (5,770,000) –> highest selling single of the year
    – Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise” (5,356,000)
    – Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” (4,100,00)
    – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us” (3,129,000)
    – The Lumineers – “Ho Hey” (1,971,000)
    – Baauer – “Harlem Shake” (1,735,000)
    – Alicia Keys – “Girl on Fire” (1,447,000)
    – Phillip Phillips – “Home” (1,329,000)
    – Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks” (1,229,000)
    – Emeli Sande – “Next to Me” (1,001,000)

    The following singles were released during the elegibilty period but their albums weren’t so they could have been submitted last year

    – Justin Bieber ft. Nicki Minaj (2,213,000)
    – P!nk – “Try” (2,000,000)
    – Miranda Lambert – “Mama’s Broken Heart” (1,187,000)
    – Fun. – “Carry On” (1,337,000)

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    csalter555
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    What about Florida Georgia Lines “Cruise”? It has been a big seller (almost 4 million?), and has been at #1 on the country singles chart for almost 23 weeks.

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    TonyKuKo
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    What about Florida Georgia Lines “Cruise”? It has been a big seller (almost 4 million?), and has been at #1 on the country singles chart for almost 23 weeks.

    The problem with “Cruise” is that it was released before the elegibilty period in August 2012 and it can only be elegible for this year’s grammys if it wasn’t submitted last year. That is why I didn’t include it.

    In fact, “Cruise” has sold 5,356,000 copies making it the second highest selling single of the year right after “Thrift Shop” (#1, not included in the list).

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    Final2
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    #389922

    “Begin Again” And “Red” from Taylor Swift have went platinum.

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    Stay 

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    Daniel B.
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    Excellent list, TonyKuKo!

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    TonyKuKo
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    08/05 UPDATE

    – I decided to include only singles with over 1,000,000 sales.
    – “Blurred Lines” (+346,000) stays at No. 1
    – “We Can’t Stop” (+158,000) jumps from No. 16-14 making Bruno Mars’ Locked Out of Heaven and Pitbull’s Feel this Moment drop one place each
    – “Cups” (+114,00) stays at No. 13
    – “Get Lucky” (+113,000) stays at No. 7

    Nielsen SoundClash estimates that Perry’s “Roar” and Gaga’s “Applause” sold around 400,000 copies on their debut week so we could see this two charting in over a month.

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Interesting list. I had no idea that “Suit & Tie” sold more than “Mirrors”. I hear “Mirrors” a lot more on the radio than “Suit & Tie”.

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    Daniel B.
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    Unfortunately, RIAA certifications are no longer an accurate reflection of downloads for songs, as they have recently changed their rules that take video streams into account. This is why Justin Bieber’s “Baby” feat. Ludacris is 12x platinum (despite having only 3.9 million song downloads, but 880 million views on YouTube), now making it the most certified single of all time, surpassing Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight” (11x platinum) 

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    Daniel B.
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    Interesting list. I had no idea that “Suit & Tie” sold more than “Mirrors”. I hear “Mirrors” a lot more on the radio than “Suit & Tie”.

    A possible explanation for this is that “Suit and Tie” was the first single from The 20/20 Experience, and was available to download a month before “Mirrors.”  I think “Mirrors” will surpass it in sales soon enough.

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    TonyKuKo
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    Update: 08/19

    – Corrected sales figures.
    – RIAA certifications no longer taken into account for chart.

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