A chart compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC) celebrating ten years of legal music downloading in the UK has named ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke as the most downloaded song of the decade.
The controversial song, accused by many organisations of legitimising ‘date rape’, has sold 1.54 million copies since its 2013 release, narrowly pipping Adele’s ‘Somebody Like You’, which has sold 1.53 million since it was made available. No other tracks have sold more than 1.5 million copies. You can see the full top ten below.
The OCC has hailed the success of digital downloading since iTunes and other platforms made the process legal, and now attributes 99% of single sales to online buyers.
All-time Official Download Chart Top 10
|Source: Official Charts Company|
|1) Blurred Lines||Robin Thicke ft Pharrell and TI|
|2) Someone Like You||Adele|
|3) Moves Like Jagger||Maroon Five ft Christina Aguilera|
|4) Somebody That I Used To Know||Gotye ft Kimbra|
|5) I Gotta Feeling||The Black Eyed Peas|
|6) Get Lucky||Daft Punk ft Pharrell|
|7) We Found Love||Rihanna ft Calvin Harris|
|8) Wake Me Up||Avicii|
|9) Happy||Pharrell Williams|
|10) Sex On Fire||Kings of Leon|