The best selling songs of 2012

  • 26 February 2013
Adele and Carly Rae Jepsen

The good news just keeps on rolling in for Adele who's topped the list of the most albums sold in 2012.

Her album 21, which was released in 2011, has had the most album sales for the second year in a row, shifting 8.3 million copies last year.

Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe was the best selling single with 12.5 million people around the world buying it.

Overall, 10.9 billion pounds was spent on music in 2012.

Top 5 selling albums

1. Adele - 21 (8.3 million)

2. Taylor Swift - Red (5.2 million)

3. One Direction - Up All Night (4.5 million)

4. One Direction - Take Me Home (4.4 million)

5. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die (4.4 million)

Top 5 selling singles

1. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe (12.5 million)

2. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (11.8 million)

3. Psy - Gangnam Style (9.7 million)

4. Fun - We Are Young (9.6 million)

5. Maroon 5 - Payphone (9.1 million)

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry released the figures in their yearly Digital Music Report.