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UK Chart Special: Best-selling Singles

1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 November 2012

Tony Blackburn concludes a two-part special marking 60 years of the UK chart since its inception in 1952.

This week, Tony plays the best- selling single from each year, in chronological order, from 1986 right up to 2012.

Expect a mixed bag of golden classics from the likes of The Communards, Cliff Richard, The Righteous Brothers, Meatloaf, Elton John, The Fugees, Cher, Lady Gaga and many, many more!

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for The Communards

    The Communards Don't Leave Me This Way

    Now 1986 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Rick Astley

    Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up

    Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Someb, RCA

  • Image for Cliff Richard

    Cliff Richard Mistletoe & Wine

    It's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Black Box

    Black Box Ride On Time (POTP Version)

    Choose 80's Dance: The Very Best Of 80's Dance Music, Telstar

  • Image for The Righteous Brothers

    The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody

    Rediscover The 60's - With A Little H, Old Gold

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Everything I Do (I Do It For You)

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You

    The Bodyguard (Original S/Track), Arista

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)

    Now 1993 - The Millennium Series, Castle

  • Image for Wet Wet Wet

    Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Robson & Jerome

    Robson & Jerome White Cliffs Of Dover

    Happy Days: The Best Of Robson And Jerome, BMG, 5

  • Image for Fugees

    Fugees Killing Me Softly

    (CD Single), Ruffhouse, 1

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Candle In The Wind (1997)

    (CD Single), Rocket

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Something About The Way You Look Tonight

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Cher

    Cher Believe

    Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 42, EMI, 3

  • Image for Britney Spears

    Britney Spears Baby One More Time

    Now 44 (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Bob the Builder

    Bob the Builder Can We Fix It?

    Can We Fix It?, BBC RECORDS, 1

  • Image for Ricardo

    Ricardo "Rik Rok" Ducent and Shaggy It Wasn't Me

    Now 48 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Will Young

    Will Young Anything Is Possible

    (CD Single), BMG/RCA

  • Image for The Black Eyed Peas

    The Black Eyed Peas Where Is The Love

    Now 56 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Band Aid 20

    Band Aid 20 Do They Know It's Christmas?

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for Tony Christie

    Tony Christie Is This The Way To Amarillo (feat. Peter Kay)

    Is This The Way To Amarillo, UNIVERSAL RECORDS, 1

  • Image for Gnarls Barkley

    Gnarls Barkley Crazy

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis Bleeding Love

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Alexandra Burke

    Alexandra Burke Hallelujah

    (CD Single), Sony BMG, 1

  • Image for Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga Poker Face

    The Fame, Interscope, 6

  • Image for Eminem & Rihanna

    Eminem & Rihanna Love The Way You Lie

    Love The Way You Lie, Aftermath Entertainment, 15

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Someone Like You

    21, XL, 1

  • Image for Kimbra

    Kimbra and Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know

    (CD Single), Island, 1


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