List of best-selling singles by country

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The following is a list of best-selling singles by country. Depends on the measurement, record sales of songs are taken by estimations or certifications.

Sheet music dominated the early stage of music publishing industry with many individual titles selling millions of "copies".[1] Before the start of the "album era" in the mid-1960s, the singles format dominated the recording industry in a number of countries, and once again during the ongoing streaming era in the early late-2000s.

Note that some of the data are incomplete due to a lack of available published data from a number of territories, unlike the United Kingdom and the United States with recognized national measurement firms and certifying bodies such as Official Charts Company/British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Nielsen SoundScan/Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) respectively. Therefore, it is not an exhaustive list, so no rankings are given in certain cases.

Argentina[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1979 ABBA "Chiquitita" 700,000[2] Claimed sales
Rosamel Araya [es] "Quemame Los Ojos" 600,000[3] Claimed sales
1973 Formula V "Eva Maria" 450,000[4] Claimed sales
1964 Leonardo Favio "Fuiste Mia Un Verano" 450,000[5] Claimed sales
1978 Daniel Magal "Cara De Gitana" 400,000[5] Claimed sales
1961 Antonio Prieto "La Novia" 300,000[6] Claimed sales
1967 Los Gatos "La balsa" 250,000[7] Claimed sales
1977 Laurent Voulzy "Rockollection" 200,000[8] Claimed sales
1969 La Joven Guardia "El extraño del pelo largo" 150,000[9] Claimed sales
1966 Yaco Monti [es] "Siempre te Recordare" 140,000[10] Claimed sales
1979 Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" 125,000[11] Claimed sales
1978 Los Campeones "Vamos, Vamos Argentina" 120,000[12] Claimed sales
1977 Bonnie Tyler "It's a Heartache" 100,000[8] Claimed sales

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1997 Elton John "Candle in the Wind 1997" 300,000 Certification[13]
2019 Tones and I "Dance Monkey" 210,000 Certification[13]
1999 Anton & DJ Ötzi "Anton aus Tirol" 150,000 Certification[13]
2021 Ed Sheeran "Bad Habits" 150,000 Certification[13]
2020 Glass Animals "Heat Waves" 150,000 Certification[13]
2019 Apache 207 "Roller" 120,000 Certification[13]
2019 Billie Eilish "Bad Guy" 120,000 Certification[13]
2013 Helene Fischer "Atemlos durch die Nacht" 120,000 Certification[13]

Belgium[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Year Artist Single Sales Origin
Ekambi Brillant "Jonguèlè la Ndolo" 20,000[14] Claimed sales

Canada[edit]

Chile[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1963 Luis Dimas [es] "Me recordarás" 100,000[15] Claimed sales
1963 Luis Dimas "Caprichito" 100,000[15] Claimed sales
1962 Los Ramblers [es] "El rock del Mundial" 80,000[16] Claimed sales
1979 ABBA "Chiquitita" 75,000[17] Claimed sales
2001 Carlos Vives "La gota fría" 25,000[18] Platinum certification
2001 Chocolate "Mayonesa" 21,000[19] Claimed sales

Colombia[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1979 Darío Gómez "Ángel Perdido" 600,000[20][21] Claimed sales
1993 Los del Río "Macarena" 500,000[22] Claimed sales
1989 Kaoma "Lambada" 500,000[22] Claimed sales
1994 Margarita Rosa de Francisco "Gaviota" 500,000[23] Claimed sales
1983 Calixto Ochoa [es] "El Africano" 250,000[24] Claimed sales
1981 José Luis Perales "¿Y cómo es él?" 200,000[24] Claimed sales

Cuba[edit]

According to some estimates, "Miénteme" (1954) by Olga Guillot sold one million copies in Cuba,[25] although figures lack of reliability. On Becoming Cuban (2008), author explained that by 1957, 3,000 records sold in Cuba was considered to be "commercially successful". Around this time, Rock 'n' Roll record sales approached $200,000 annually.[26]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1928 Trio Matamoros "Él que siembra su maíz" 64,000[27] Claimed sales
1956 Elvis Presley "Don't Be Cruel" 50,000[26] Claimed sales
1956 Bill Haley & His Comets "See You Later, Alligator" 12,000[26] Claimed sales

Denmark[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1960 Grethe Sønck "Klaus Jorgen" 80,000[28] Claimed sales
2006 Basshunter "Boten Anna" 61,000[29] Claimed sales
1970 Mungo Jerry "In the Summertime" 55,000[30] Claimed sales
1961 Anita Lindblom "San't Ar Livet" 50,000[31] Claimed sales
1960 Otto Brandeburg "What Do you Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For" 50,000[32] Claimed sales
1966 Rocking Ghosts "Oh What a Kiss" 50,000[33] Claimed sales
1967 The Beatles "Hello, Goodbye" 50,000[34] Claimed sales
1961 The Four Jacks "Oh! Marie Jeg Vil Hjem" 50,000[35] Claimed sales
1978 Lone Kellermann "Luigi" 35,000[36] Claimed sales
1970 Danyel Gérard "Butterfly" 26,000[37] Claimed sales
Highest certified singles in Denmark
Year Artist Title Certifications Certified sales
2017 Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" 8× Platinum 720,000[38]
2017 Ed Sheeran "Perfect" 7× Platinum 630,000[39]
2017 Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber "Despacito" remix 7× Platinum 630,000[40]
2015 Lukas Graham "7 Years" 7× Platinum 630,000[41]
2021 Tobias Rahim ft. Andreas Odbjerg "Stor Mand" 7× Platinum 630,000[42]
2014 Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud" 6× Platinum 540,000[43]
2015 Justin Bieber "Love Yourself" 6× Platinum 540,000[44]
2018 Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved" 6× Platinum 540,000[45]
2019 The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" 6× Platinum 540,000[46]
1985 Wham! "Last Christmas" 6× Platinum 540,000[47]
2013 John Legend "All Of Me" 5× Platinum 450,000[48]
1994 Mariah Carey "All I Want for Christmas Is You" 5× Platinum 450,000[49]
2016 Volbeat "For Evigt" 5× Platinum 450,000[50]

Ecuador[edit]

"Fatalidad" (1956 release, 1944 original recording) by Julio Jaramillo is according to some national newspapers, biggest Ecuatorian single, selling between 6,000 and 8,000 copies in its first-week.[51]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1979 ABBA "Chiquitita" 75,000[17] Claimed sales

Egypt[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1964 Umm Kulthum "Inta Omri" 300,000[52] Claimed sales
1966 Umm Kulthum "Al-Atlal" 200,000[52] Claimed sales

El Salvador[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1979 ABBA "Chiquitita" 65,000[17] Claimed sales

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1998 Reggie Rockstone "Plan Ben? (What Plan?)" 50,000[53] Claimed sales

Greece[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1988 Christos Dantis "Belly Dance" 100,000[54] Claimed sales
1969 Dionysis Savvopoulos "Dirlada" 60,000[55] Claimed sales

India[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
2010 Shakira "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" 300,000[56] Claimed sales

Indonesia[edit]

Year Artist Single Sales Origin
1990 Timmy Thomas "(Dying Inside) To Hold You" 30,000[57] Claimed sales

Ireland[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1977 Andy Cameron "Ally's Tartan Army" 150,000[58] Claimed sales
1977 Gloria "One Day at a Time" 120,000[59] Claimed sales
2021 Olivia Rodrigo "Drivers License" 111,000[60] OCC report 2021
2017 Dua Lipa "New Rules" 100,000[61] OCC report 2018
1995 Bill Whelan "Riverdance" 90,000[62] Claimed sales
2017 Dua Lipa "IDGAF" 84,500[63] OCC report 2018
2022 Harry Styles "As It Was" 78,000[64] OCC report 2022
1977 Paul McCartney and Wings "Mull of Kintyre" 65,000[65] Claimed sales
1978 Boney M "Rivers of Babylon" 54,000[66] Claimed sales
1979 ABBA "Chiquitita" 50,000[67] Claimed sales
1976 ABBA "Dancing Queen" 50,000[67] Claimed sales
1976 ABBA "Fernando" 50,000[67] Claimed sales
1975 ABBA "Waterloo" 50,000[67] Claimed sales
1972 Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show "Sylvia's Mother" 50,000[68] Claimed sales
Highest selling singles according to IRMA up to 2012[69]
Ranking Year Artist Title
1 1997 Elton John "Candle in the Wind 1997"
2 1995 Bill Whelan "Riverdance"
3 2002 Six "There's a Whole Lot of Loving"
4 2010 Matt Cardle "When We Collide"
5 2000 Mark McCabe "Maniac 2000"
6 2006 Eiffel 65 "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
7 2002 Enrique Iglesias "Hero"
8 2006 Mundy & Sharon Shannon "Galway Girl"
9 2009 Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling"
10 2001 Westlife "Uptown Girl"
11 2002 Eminem "Lose Yourself"
12 2000 Shaggy "It Wasn't Me"
13 1998 Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On"
14 2008 Alexandra Burke "Hallelujah"
15 1996 Richie Kavanagh "Aon Focal Eile"
16 2000 Eminem "Stan"
17 2004 Band Aid 20 "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
18 2002 Las Ketchup "Aserejé"
19 1998 Goo Goo Dolls "Iris"
20 2001 Shaggy "Angel"

Italy[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1964 Bob Marley and the Wailers "Simmer Down" 70,000[70] Claimed sales
1960 Higgs and Wilson "Oh Manny Oh" 30,000[71] Claimed sales
1970 Bob Marley and the Wailers "Mr. Brown" 15,000[72] Claimed sales

Japan[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1982 George Mukabi "Sengula Nakupenda" 100,000[74] Claimed sales

Lebanon[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1960 Bob Azzam "Ya Mustafa" 40,000[75] Claimed sales
1958 Dalida "Histoire d'un amour" 23,000[75] Claimed sales
1959 Dalida "Luna Caprese" 17,000[75] Claimed sales
1959 Domenico Modugno "Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)" 12,000[75] Claimed sales
1957 Paul Anka "Diana" 8,000[75] Claimed sales
1958 Domenico Modugno "Volare" 7,000[75] Claimed sales
1966 Nicole Croisille & Pierre Barouh "Un homme et une femme" 5,000[76] Claimed sales
1959 Fred Buscaglione "Guarda Che Luna" 4,000[75] Claimed sales

Luxembourg[edit]

Park Café sold 5,000 copies of a maxi-single recorded in 1986.[77] Up to 1993, average sales records were between 1,000 and 2,000 units, according to local retailers and mechanical licensing reports from SACEM.[77]

Malaysia[edit]

Year Artist Single Sales Origin
1986 Ramli Sarip "Oran Kota (City People)" 50,000[78] Claimed sales
1990 Timmy Thomas "(Dying Inside) To Hold You" 20,000[57] Claimed sales

Malta[edit]

"Taxi Mary" by Fredu Abela (il-Bamboċċu) is considered to be Malta's highest selling record/single of all time.[79] "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid, sold "Hundreds of copies" in its first eight days.[80]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
Fredu Abela (il-Bamboċċu) "Taxi Mary" 10,000[81] Claimed sales
  • Additional information: According to a 1968 report, about 60,000 records were sold annually in Malta up that point, with 70% covered by singles, and three quarters of the records were of American or British origins. The remainder were principally Italian.[82]

Mexico[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Year Artist Title Certifications Sales Origin
2017 Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" 10× Platinum[83] 330,000 Certifications
2019 L.A.B. "In the Air" 10× Platinum[84] 300,000 Certifications
2017 Ed Sheeran "Perfect" 10× Platinum[83] 300,000 Certifications
1977 Fleetwood Mac "Dreams" 10× Platinum[83] 300,000 Certifications
2018 Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved" 8× Platinum[85] 240,000 Certifications
1977 Eagles "Hotel California" 7× Platinum[86] 210,000 Certifications
2020 Glass Animals "Heat Waves" 7× Platinum[86] 210,000 Certifications
2013 Hozier "Take Me to Church" 7× Platinum[87] 210,000 Certifications
2014 J Cole "No Role Modelz" 6× Platinum[86] 210,000 Certifications
2018 L.A.B. "Controller" 7× Platinum[86] 210,000 Certifications
2003 The Killers "Mr. Brightside" 7× Platinum[88] 210,000 Certifications
2018 Post Malone & Swae Lee "Sunflower" 7× Platinum[89] 210,000 Certifications
2020 Dua Lipa "Levitating" 6× Platinum[86] 180,000 Certifications
1976 Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way" 6× Platinum[86] 180,000 Certifications
1981 Journey "Don't Stop Believin'" 6× Platinum[86] 180,000 Certifications
2008 Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" 6× Platinum[86] 180,000 Certifications
2009 Miley Cyrus "Party in the U.S.A." 6× Platinum[86] 180,000 Certifications
2016 The Weeknd "Starboy" 6× Platinum[86] 180,000 Certifications
2013 Vance Joy "Riptide" 6× Platinum[86] 180,000 Certifications
2015 Chris Stapleton "Tennessee Whiskey" 5× Platinum[86] 150,000 Certifications
1971 Creedence Clearwater Revival "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" 5× Platinum[86] 150,000 Certifications
2021 Ed Sheeran "Bad Habits" 5× Platinum[86] 150,000 Certifications
2021 Elton John and Dua Lipa "Cold Heart (Pnau remix)" 5× Platinum[86] 150,000 Certifications
2002 Eminem "Without Me" 5× Platinum[86] 150,000 Certifications
2012 Frank Ocean "Lost" 5× Platinum[86] 150,000 Certifications
2015 J. Cole "Wet Dreamz" 5× Platinum[86] 150,000 Certifications
2021 Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber "Stay" 5× Platinum[86] 150,000 Certifications
2019 The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" 5× Platinum[90] 150,000 Certifications
2019 Tones and I "Dance Monkey" 5× Platinum[91] 150,000 Certifications

Nigeria[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1976 Prince Nico Mbarga "Sweet Mother" 500,000[92] Claimed sales
1969 Sonny Okosun "Joromi" 100,000[93] Claimed sales
1976 Sonny Okosun "Help" 100,000[93] Claimed sales

Top certified singles[edit]

Year Artist Title Certifications Certified sales Origin
2022 Asake "Terminator" 4× Platinum[94] 200,000 Certifications
2022 Asake & Burna Boy "Sunguba" 4× Platinum[94] 200,000 Certifications
2022 Fireboy DML & Asake "Bandana" 4× Platinum[94] 200,000 Certifications
2021 Joeboy "Sip (Alcohol)" 4× Platinum[94] 200,000 Certifications
2021 Kizz Daniel & Tekno "Buga (Lo Lo Lo)" 4× Platinum[94] 200,000 Certifications
2022 Omah Lay "Soso" 4× Platinum[94] 200,000 Certifications

Norway[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1977 Baccara "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" 300,000[95] Claimed sales
1964 Jim Reeves "I Love You Because" 100,000[96] Claimed sales (Diamond certification)
2003 Kurt Nilsen "She's So High" 100,000[97] Claimed sales
1968 Anna-Lena Löfgren "Lyckliga Gatan" 75,000[98] Claimed sales
Highest certified singles in Norway (as of 2023)
Year Artist Title Certified sales Amount
2017 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber "Despacito" 720,000 12× Platinum[99]
2013 Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball" 660,000 11× Platinum[100]
2018 Ava Max "Sweet but Psycho" 540,000 11× Platinum[101]
2013 Katy Perry "Roar" 480,000 8× Platinum[102]
2009 Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" 480,000 8× Platinum[102]
2018 Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper "Shallow" 480,000 8× Platinum[102]
2019 The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" 480,000 8× Platinum[103]
2015 Alan Walker "Faded" 440,000 11× Platinum[104]
2017 Kygo & Selena Gomez "It Ain't Me" 420,000 7× Platinum[105]
2013 Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop" 420,000 7× Platinum[100]
2018 Dean Lewis "Be Alright" 360,000 6× Platinum[106]
2016 Freddy Kalas "Jovial" 320,000 8× Platinum[107]
2017 Astrid S "Think Before I Talk" 300,000 5× Platinum[107]
2017 Hkeem & Temur "Fy Faen" 300,000 5× Platinum[108]
2015 Justin Bieber "Love Yourself" 300,000 5× Platinum[109]
2015 Justin Bieber "Sorry" 300,000 5× Platinum[109]
2013 Katy Perry "Dark Horse" 300,000 5× Platinum[102]
2015 Marcus & Martinus "Elektrisk" 300,000 5× Platinum[110]
2012 Loreen "Euphoria" 110,000 11× Platinum[111]

Additional information: Until 1965, the average of copies sold of singles in Norway, with a population of 3.5 million, was between 1,500 and 2,000 copies. In comparison, "I Love You Because" of Jim Reeves sold up that point 100,000 copies, which was considered a "tremendous amount" and became the highest-selling record in the country.[96]

Philippines[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1978 Freddie Aguilar "Anak" 400,000[112] Claimed sales
1976 Donna Summer "Could It Be Magic/ Come With Me" 120,000[113] Claimed sales
1979 The Sugarhill Gang "Rapper's Delight" 100,000[114] Claimed sales
1976 Donna Summer "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It/ Wasted" 60,000[113] Claimed sales

Poland[edit]

Highest certified singles in Poland (as of 2023)
Year Artist Title Certified sales
2017 Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" 1,250,000[115]
2017 Ed Sheeran "Perfect" 1,000,000[115]
2019 Tones and I "Dance Monkey" 1,000,000[115]

Portugal[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
2000 Coldplay "Yellow" 200,000[116] Certification
2001 Linkin Park "In the End" 200,000[117] Certification
1977 Paulo Alexandre "Verde Vinho" 200,000[118] Claimed sales
1985 USA for Africa "We Are the World" 200,000[119] Claimed sales
1984 Stevie Wonder "I Just Called to Say I Love You" 170,000[120] Claimed sales
1983 The Police "Every Breath You Take" 160,000[121] Certification
1975 Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" 160,000[122] Certification
2012 Tom Odell "Another Love" 140,000[123] Certification
2002 Eminem "Lose Yourself" 120,000[124] Certification
2005 Eminem "Mockingbird" 120,000[125] Certification
1998 Goo Goo Dolls "Iris" 120,000[126] Certification
1991 Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" 120,000[127] Certification
1992 Radiohead "Creep" 120,000[128] Certification
2008 Coldplay "Viva la Vida" 100,000[129] Certification
2012 The Neighbourhood "Sweater Weather" 100,000[130] Certification
2019 The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" 100,000[131] Certification
1975 ABBA "Fernando" 80,000[132] Claimed sales
1995 Coolio "Gangsta's Paradise" 80,000[133] Certification
2013 John Legend "All Of Me" 80,000[134] Certification
1989 Kaoma "Lambada" 80,000[135] Certification

Russia[edit]

By September 2000, "Solo" by Alsou was considered to be the best-selling single ever in Russia. It sold at least 60,000 units in four weeks.[136]

Top certified singles[edit]

Year Artist Title Certifications Sales Origin
George Frideric Handel "Water Music. Air" 17× Platinum[137] 3,500,000 Certifications
2007 Morandi "Angels" 7× Platinum[137] 1,400,000 Certifications
2010 Arash ft. Helena "Broken Angel" 4× Platinum[138] 800,000 Certifications
2010 Lady Gaga "Alejandro" 4× Platinum[138] 800,000 Certifications
2010 Tony Igy "Astronomia" 4× Platinum[138] 800,000 Certifications
2011 Джиган feat Юля Савичева "Отпусти " 3× Platinum[138] 600,000 Certifications
2010 Alexandra Stan "Mr. Saxobeat" 3× Platinum[138] 600,000 Certifications
2010 Eminem ft. Rihanna "Love the Way You Lie" 3× Platinum[138] 600,000 Certifications
2007 Enrique Iglesias "Tired of Being Sorry" 3× Platinum[137] 600,000 Certifications
2009 Stromae "Alors on danse" 3× Platinum[138] 600,000 Certifications
2010 Слава "Одиночество" 3× Platinum[138] 600,000 Certifications
2010 140 ударов в минуту "У меня есть ты Remix 2010 " 3× Platinum[138] 600,000 Certifications

Singapore[edit]

Year Artist Single Sales Origin
1986 Various "Count On Me Singapore" 73,000[139][140] Claimed sales
1990 Timmy Thomas "(Dying Inside) To Hold You" 54,000[57] Claimed sales
Naomi and The Boys "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby" 50,000[141] Claimed sales
1985 Tokyo Square "Within You'll Remain" 30,000[140] Claimed sales
1987 Pet Shop Boys "Always on My Mind" 20,000[142] Claimed sales

South Africa[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1995 Arthur Mafokate "Kaffir" 300,000[143] Claimed sales
2019 Elaine "You're the One" 210,000[144] Claimed sales
1967 Anita Harris "Just Loving You" 200,000[145] Claimed sales
1962 Jeremy Taylor "Ag Pleez Deddy" 140,000[146] Claimed sales
1971 Creedence Clearwater Revival "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" 100,000[147] Claimed sales
1939 Solomon Linda "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (aka "Mbube") 100,000[148] Claimed sales

South Korea[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1973 ABBA "Ring Ring" 175,000[149] Claimed sales
1958 Little Gerhard "Buona Sera" 158,000[150] Claimed sales
1977 ABBA "The Name of the Game" 140,000[151] Claimed sales
2002 Las Ketchup "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" 130,000[152] Claimed sales
1968 Anna-Lena Löfgren "Lyckliga Gatan" 125,000[98] Claimed sales
1976 Barbi Benton "Ain't That Just The Way" 115,000[153] Claimed sales
1959 Lill-Babs "Klas-Göran" 112,000[154] Claimed sales
1962 Anna-Lena Löfgren "Regniga natt" 100,000[155] Claimed sales
1977 Baccara "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" 100,000[156] Claimed sales
1968 Claes-Göran Hederström "Good Grief" 100,000[157] Claimed sales
1960 Elvis Presley "It's Now or Never" 100,000[154] Claimed sales
1978 Jan Lindblad "Shenandoah" 100,000[158] Claimed sales
1970 Mungo Jerry "In the Summertime" 100,000[159] Claimed sales
1966 Sven Ingvars "Kristina Fran Vilhelmina" 100,000[160] Claimed sales
Highest certified singles in Sweden (as of 2023)
Year Artist Title Certified sales Amount
2013 Avicii "Wake Me Up" 520,000 13× Platinum[161]
2015 Alan Walker "Faded" 520,000 13× Platinum[162]
2017 Luis Fonsi "Despacito (remix)" 440,000 8× Platinum[163]
2010 Shakira ft. Freshlyground "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" 420,000 9× Platinum + 3× Platinum (ringtone)[164]
2015 Zara Larsson "Lush Life" 400,000 10× Platinum[165]
2017 Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" 360,000 9× Platinum[166]
2013 Hozier "Take Me to Church" 360,000 9× Platinum[167]
2015 Ellie Goulding "Love Me like You Do" 360,000 9× Platinum[168]
2015 Justin Bieber "Love Yourself" 360,000 9× Platinum[169]
2012 Loreen "Euphoria" 360,000 9× Platinum[170]
2013 John Legend "All of Me" 330,000 11× Platinum[171]
2011 Avicii "Levels" 320,000 11× Platinum[172]
2015 Mike Posner "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" 320,000 11× Platinum[173]

Switzerland[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
Kilby & Caroline "Lach Mit" 265,000[174] Claimed sales
1970 Die Minstrels "Gruezi Wohl, Frau Stirnimaa" 200,000[175] Claimed sales
1978 Boney M "Rivers of Babylon" 128,000[176] Claimed sales
Highest certified singles in Switzerland
Year Artist Title Certified sales Amount
1997 Elton John "Candle in the Wind 1997" 450,000 9× Platinum[177]
2005 Eminem "Mockingbird" 240,000 6× Platinum [178]
2017 Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" 180,000 9× Platinum[179]
2008 Michel Teló "Ai se eu te pego!" 180,000 6× Platinum[180]
2015 Alan Walker "Faded" 150,000 5× Platinum[181]
2012 Lana Del Rey "Summertime Sadness" 150,000 5× Platinum[182]
2016 Rag'n'Bone Man "Human" 150,000 5× Platinum [183]
2017 Camila Cabello "Havana" 140,000 7× Platinum[184]
2021 Farruko "Pepas" 140,000 7× Platinum[185]
2009 Akon "Sexy Bitch" 120,000 4× Platinum[186]
2017 Lo & Leduc "079" 120,000 6× Platinum[187]
2017 Ed Sheeran "Perfect" 120,000 6× Platinum[179]
2011 DJ Antoine "Ma Chérie" 120,000 4× Platinum[188]
2020 Glass Animals "Heat Waves" 120,000 6× Platinum[189]
2002 Las Ketchup "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" 120,000 3× Platinum[184]
1996 Andrea Bocelli "Time to Say Goodbye" 100,000 2× Platinum[190]
1997 Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On" 100,000 2× Platinum[191]
1998 Eiffel 65 "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" 100,000 2× Platinum[192]
1999 Lou Bega "Mambo No. 5" 100,000 2× Platinum[193]
1997 Puff Daddy "I'll Be Missing You" 100,000 2× Platinum[194]
1994 Züri West "Ich schänke dr mis Härz" 100,000 2× Platinum[195]

Taiwan[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1984 Yeh Chi-tien "You'll Win Only If You Drive Yourself Hard" 700,000[196] Claimed sales
1988 Chao Chuan "I'm Ugly, but I'm Tender" 200,000<[197] Claimed sales

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Latin[edit]

USSR[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1982 Alla Pugacheva "Maestro" 2,600,000[198] Claimed sales
1982 Vladimir Vysotsky "Yak The Fighter Plane" 1,800,000[198] Claimed sales

Venezuela[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
Jorge Rigó "Sola" 50,000[199] Claimed sales

Yugoslavia[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
1983 Danijel Popović "Julie" 800,000[200] Claimed sales
1982 Lepa Brena "Mile voli disko" 800,000[201] Claimed sales
1983 Lepa Brena Sitnije, Cile, sitnije 600,000[202] Claimed sales
1971 Mišo Kovač "Proplakat će zora" 500,000[203] Claimed sales
1985 Neda Ukraden Zora je 500,000[202] Claimed sales
1970 Meho Puzić "O majko majko" 400,000[204] Claimed sales
1974 Danilo Živković "Yugoslavia" 300,000[205] Claimed sales
1970 Silvana Armenulić "Šta će mi život" 300,000[204] Claimed sales
1980 Zdravko Čolić "Comrade Tito, We Take An Oath" 300,000[206] Claimed sales
1987 Oliver Dragojević "Žuto Lišće Ljubavi" 200,000[207] Claimed sales
1968 Tom Jones "Delilah" 200,000[208] Claimed sales
1969 Mišo Kovač "Više Se Nećeš Vratiti" 183,987[209] Claimed sales
1974 Zdravko Čolić "Ona Spava" 150,000[210] Claimed sales
1974 Boro Drljača "Zauvek Poklon Taj" 131,072[209] Claimed sales
1969 Zvezda Ceklić-Ceca "Poruka Roditeljima" 120,770[209] Claimed sales
1970 Tereza Kesovija "Nono, moj dobri Nono" 123,700[204][209] Claimed sales
1971 Silvana Armenulić "Otišao Si Bez Pozdrava" 110,657[209] Claimed sales
1974 ABBA "Waterloo" 100,000[211] Claimed sales
1989 Alen Slavica "Dao Sam Ti Dušu" 100,000[212] Claimed sales

Zimbabwe[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales Origin
Leonard Dembo "Chiteketekeke" 100,000[213] Claimed sales
2001 Oliver Mtukudzi "Bvuma-Tolerance" 100,000[213][a] Claimed sales
1980 Solomon Skuza "Banolila" 75,000[215][216] Claimed sales

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Certification include on-demand audio and video streams and track sale equivalent
  1. ^ Figure disputed.[214]

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