UK best-selling singles (by year) (1990–2009)

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  1. Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston

    588,034 views
    American popular singer, songwriter, actress, arranger, film producer, model

  2. Cher

    Cher

    566,912 views
    singer, actress, songwriter, author, entertainer

  3. Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis

    150,465 views
    British singer–songwriter

  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy

    138,086 views
    Reggae singe and former U.S. Marine

  5. Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf

    73,891 views
    American musician and actor

  6. Will Young

    Will Young

    26,293 views
    British singer

  7. Alexandra Burke

    Alexandra Burke (2012)

    18,795 views
    Singer

  8. Tony Christie

    Tony Christie

    12,788 views
    English musician, singer and actor

  9. The Righteous Brothers

    The Righteous Brothers

    10,760 views

    The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley. They recorded from 1963 through 1975 and continued to perform until Hatfield's death in 2003. Their emotive vocal stylings were sometimes dubbed "blue-eyed soul".


  10. Wet Wet Wet

    Wet Wet Wet

    7,502 views

    Wet Wet Wet are a Scottish soft rock band that formed in 1982. They scored a number of hits in the UK charts and around the world. The band is composed of Marti Pellow (lead vocals), Tommy Cunningham (drums, vocals), Graeme Clark (bass, vocals) and Neil Mitchell (keyboards, vocals). A fifth, unofficial member, Graeme Duffin (lead guitar, vocals), has been with them since 1983. The band were named Best British Newcomer at the 1988 Brit Awards.


  11. Peter Kay

    Peter Kay

    5,842 views
    English writer, producer, actor and comedian

  12. Fugees

    Fugees

    5,166 views

    The Fugees /ˈfz/ (formerly Tranzlator Crew) were an American hip hop group who rose to fame in the mid-1990s. Their repertoire included elements of hip hop, soul and Caribbean music, particularly reggae. The members of the group were rapper/singer/producer Wyclef Jean, rapper/singer/producer Lauryn Hill, and rapper Pras Michel. Deriving their name from the term refugee, Jean is Haitian, while Pras and Hill are American.


  13. Hallelujah

    Hallelujah (1994)

    4,348 views

    "Hallelujah" is a song written by Canadian recording artist Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a cover by John Cale, which inspired a cover by Jeff Buckley. Buckley's version is the most enduringly popular and critically acclaimed cover of the song to date. It is the subject of the book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" (2012) by Alan Light. In a New York Times review of the book, Janet Maslin praises the book and the song, noting that "Cohen spent years struggling with his song 'Hallelujah.' He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down."


  14. Bob the Builder

    Bob the Builder (1999)

    3,474 views

    Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series Bob appears as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion animated programme with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised work-vehicles and equipment (all made of clay). The show is broadcast in many countries, but originates from the United Kingdom where Bob is voiced by English actor Neil Morrissey. The show was later created using CGI animation starting with the spin-off series Ready, Steady, Build!.


  15. I Will Always Love You

    I Will Always Love You (1995)

    3,222 views

    "I Will Always Love You" is a song by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. The country track was released on June 6, 1974 as the second single from Parton's thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene (1974). The singer wrote the song, which was recorded on June 13, 1973, for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was professionally splitting at the time.


  16. It Wasn't Me

    It Wasn't Me (2000)

    2,860 views

    "It Wasn't Me" is the first official single from reggae artist Shaggy's multi-platinum studio album Hot Shot, released on February 26, 2001. The song has since been regarded as Shaggy's breakthrough in the pop market, and is his highest charting song to date, topping the charts in Australia, Austria, France, Holland, Ireland, America and the United Kingdom. The song features vocals from collaborator Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent.


  17. Believe

    Believe (1998)

    2,464 views

    "Believe" is a song recorded by American singer-actress Cher. It is the title track from her twenty-second studio album of the same name (1998), and was released as the lead single from the album on October 19, 1998 by Warner Bros. Records. It was written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennen, Paul Barry, Steven Torch, Matthew Gray, Timothy Powell, and Jeff Lynne and produced by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling. A considerable departure from Cher's work at the time, "Believe" abandoned the singer's then pop-rock-based repertoire in favor being more club-friendly, in order to engage a younger audience.


  18. Baby One More Time

    Baby One More Time (1999)

    1,906 views

    "...Baby One More Time" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her debut studio album, of the same name (1999). It was written and produced by Max Martin, with additional production from Rami. "...Baby One More Time" was released on September 30, 1998, by Jive Records. After recording and sending a demo tape with an unused song from Toni Braxton, Spears signed a multi-album deal with Jive. "...Baby One More Time" is a teen pop and dance-pop song that refers to a girl who regrets breaking up with her boyfriend. The song received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised its composition.


  19. Where Is the Love?

    Where Is the Love? (2003)

    1,649 views

    "Where Is the Love?" is a song recorded by the American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas for their third album, Elephunk. It is the band's first record to feature Fergie. The song features vocals from Justin Timberlake, although he is not officially credited on the single release.


  20. Bleeding Love

    Bleeding Love (2007)

    1,427 views

    "Bleeding Love" is a song by British singer Leona Lewis, released from her debut album, Spirit. Co-written by Jesse McCartney and Ryan Tedder, and produced by Tedder, the song is the album's lead single (Lewis's official second single following "A Moment Like This"). It was released in the United Kingdom and Ireland in October 2007. Debuting at number one on the UK Singles Chart, "Bleeding Love" became the best-selling single of 2007 in the United Kingdom. Since the single's release, it became a major international hit, and was the best-selling single of 2008 worldwide. The single has reached number one in 35 countries, including Ireland, Japan, Germany and the United States, making it only the second song in history to achieve this feat (after Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997"). The video first aired on 17 October 2007, and was uploaded to YouTube on the same day, on which it now has over 120 million views.


  21. Unchained Melody

    Unchained Melody (1995)

    979 views

    "Unchained Melody" is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. North used the music as a theme for the little-known prison film Unchained, hence the name. Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the film soundtrack. It has since become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some estimates having spawned over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages.


  22. Killing Me Softly With His Song

    Killing Me Softly With His Song (1973)

    692 views

    "Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a song composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel. The song was written in collaboration with Lori Lieberman, who recorded the song in late 1971. It was a number-one hit in 1973 for Roberta Flack. The song has since been covered by numerous artists.


  23. Poker Face

    Poker Face (2008)

    544 views

    "Poker Face" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga from her debut album, The Fame. Produced by RedOne, it was released as the album's second single in late 2008 for some markets and in early 2009 for the rest of the world. The song is an uptempo dance-pop song in the key of G# minor, following in the footsteps of her previous single "Just Dance" but with a darker musical tone. The main idea behind the song is bisexuality and was a tribute by Gaga to her rock n' roll boyfriends. Lyrically, "Poker Face" is about sex and gambling.


  24. Candle In The Wind 1997

    Candle In The Wind 1997 (1997)

    561 views

    "Candle in the Wind 1997" is a re-written and re-recorded version of Elton John's own 1973 hit "Candle in the Wind" that was released as a tribute single to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.


  25. Crazy

    Crazy

    565 views

    "Crazy" is the debut single by Gnarls Barkley, a musical collaboration between Danger Mouse and CeeLo Green, taken from their 2006 debut album St. Elsewhere. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand and other countries.


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