still waiting for the US,Australian, and overall world charts for singles and albums sales for 2012, but here is the UK singles list for 2012, no surprises really with Gotye taking out top honour.Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know Tops UK Chart For 2012
by Paul Cashmere on January 2, 2013
Gotye featuring Kimbra ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ was the biggest selling song in the UK for 2012.
Gotye: Photo by Gerry Nicholls
The Gotye song also sold more than 1 million copies in the UK in 2012 to become the countries 52nd biggest selling song of all-time.
According to the Official Charts Company, only the songs Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ and Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ sold over 1,000,000 in the UK in 2012. ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ sold 1,318,000 units. ‘Call Me Maybe’ sold 1,143,000.
Gotye wasn’t the only Australian to score well in the UK during 2012. Adelaide’s Sia also featured at no. 4 and no. 10 with ‘Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia and ‘Wild Ones with Flo Rida featuring Sia.
188.6 million single songs were sold in the UK in 2012, up by 6% on the previous years figure of 177.9 million.
The Top 10 selling songs of 2012 in the UK were:
1. Gotye featuring Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
3. Fun featuring Janelle Monae – We Are Young
4. David Guetta featuring Sia – Titanium
5. James Arthur – Impossible
6. Psy – Gangnam Style
7. Nicki Minaj – Starships
8. Jessie j – Domino
9. Maroon 5 fetauring Wiz Khalifa – Payphone
10. Flo Rida featuring Sia – Wild Ones