Top most commercially successful singles of the 2000s in the UK
Today we will talk about the best-selling singles of the 2000s in the UK... The hits of the 2000s have a characteristic bright and already clearer sound. Artists like the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga have ruled the scene for years! And during this time they managed to release powerful tracks that do not stop playing on the radio even today! At the same time, interesting clips were shot for all the songs, which gained millions of views ... Less words, more to the point: your attention is presented to the most commercially successful singles in the UK, recorded and released during the period 2000-2009! Let's go!
Bob the Builder - "Can We Fix It?" (853,000)
This composition is interesting in that it is the theme music from the children's television program Bob the Builder! Performed by Neil Morrissey. The theme was released as a single in late 2000. As a result, "Can We Fix It?" became the number one Christmas single in the UK!
The track also became the best-selling single of the year in that country, peaking at number 80 on the UK All-Time Best Seller list...
Shaggy feat. RikRok - "It Wasn't Me" (1,151,000)
The song "It Wasn't Me" was the first single from the multi-platinum studio album Hot Shot by reggae artist RikRok! The song shows a conversation between two friends - one (RikRok) asks the other (Shaggy) what to do about the fact that his girlfriend caught him cheating ... In turn, the friend advises to deny everything ("It was not me"), despite the obvious evidence…
To date, "It Wasn't Me" is the artist's most successful hit, topping the charts in nine countries, including America and the UK. In the latter, "It Wasn't Me" became the best-selling single of 2001...
Will Young - "Anything Is Possible" (1,783,919)
This song was written by Chris Bride and Kathy Dennis especially for Will Young, winner of Pop Idol! The song, written in just a few hours at the piano, became the best-selling debut in the history of the British charts: over 400,000 copies on the first day!
The track remained the best-selling single of the 21st century in the UK until 2015, when Pharrell Williams' "Happy" overtook it...
Black Eyed Peas - "Where Is the Love?" (625,198)
Notably, "Where Is the Love?" became the first single recorded with the new member of the group - the charming Fergie ...
This track also features Justin Timberlake, although the musician is not listed in the credits. In the UK, the song became a real hit ...
Band Aid 20 - "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (1,065,000)
There is nothing to add here: an updated version of the old Bob Geldof hit, performed by the updated supergroup Band Aid 20 ...
Tony Christie feat. Peter Kay - "Is This the Way to Amarillo" (1,100,200)
The composition "Is This the Way to Amarillo" tells the story of a man who goes to Amarillo, Texas, in search of his girlfriend Marie ... Initially, this song was recorded only by Tony Christie: it was released in the UK in the fall of 1971, and ... reached only 18- th line in the national chart. At the same time, the composition was a success in Germany and Spain.
After being re-released in the middle of the 2000s, the track finally topped the UK Singles Chart... The success of the song was largely due to the video featuring the famous comedian Peter Kay!
Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy" (820,053)
"Crazy" is the debut single from soul duo Gnarls Barkley! The track quickly took the lead in a number of countries around the world, including the UK, where it was a resounding success ... This made it an international hit!
The song also earned the band multiple nominations and was named one of the best songs of the 2000s...
Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love" (788,000)
Leona Lewis is an alumnus of The X-Factor, and "Bleeding Love" is her legendary single from her debut album, which was in the lead in almost 30 countries of the world! In the UK, the track held its position as the leader for a full 7 weeks, making it the most successful single of the year. Later, 2 clips were filmed for it! Let's see the most popular, on the set of which, by the way, there were about 150 people!
Alexandra Burke - "Hallelujah" (888,000)
Real music lovers know that this composition belongs to the legendary Leonard Cohen... This song was first released in 1984, as part of the seventh studio album Various Positions... Subsequently, it gained wild popularity: many bands and artists released their covers on it, but it was a big hit in the UK became the version of Alexandra Burke - the winner of the fifth season of the show The X-Factor!
The song "Hallelujah" became not only the singer's debut single, but also her biggest breakthrough: on the first day, sales of the single exceeded 100,000 copies!
Lady Gaga - "Poker Face" (882,059)
Well, the outrageous performer Lady Gaga and her breakthrough hit track “Poker Face” finishes our rating. Released from the debut album The Fame, this single quickly gained worldwide popularity! For a long time, the song was the leader in more than 20 countries of the world, including America and Russia.
Later, Rolling Stone magazine included this dynamic composition in their list of "100 best songs of the first decade of the 2000s" ...