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UK best-selling singles (by year) (1990–2009)

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  1. Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston

    506,024 views
    American popular singer, songwriter, actress, arranger, film producer, model

  2. Cher

    Cher

    458,626 views
    singer, actress, songwriter, author, entertainer

  3. Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis

    129,120 views
    British singer–songwriter

  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy

    96,620 views
    Reggae singe and former U.S. Marine

  5. Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf

    56,056 views
    American musician and actor

  6. Will Young

    Will Young

    22,434 views
    British singer

  7. Alexandra Burke

    Alexandra Burke

    14,788 views
    Singer

  8. Tony Christie

    Tony Christie

    10,629 views
    English musician, singer and actor

  9. The Righteous Brothers

    The Righteous Brothers

    7,157 views

    The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. They recorded from 1963 through 1975 and continued to perform until Hatfield's death in 2003. Their emotive vocal stylings were sometimes dubbed "blue-eyed soul".


  10. Wet Wet Wet

    Wet Wet Wet

    5,546 views

    Wet Wet Wet are a Scottish pop rock band that formed in the 1980s. They scored a number of hits in the British charts and around the world. The band is composed of Marti Pellow (vocals), Tommy Cunningham (drums, vocals), Graeme Clark (bass, vocals) and Neil Mitchell (keyboards, vocals). A fifth, unofficial member, Graeme Duffin (lead guitar, vocals), has been with them since 1983. The band were named Best British Newcomer at the 1988 Brit Awards.


  11. Peter Kay

    Peter Kay

    5,373 views
    English writer, producer, actor and comedian

  12. Fugees

    Fugees

    4,201 views

    Fugees ˈfz (formerly Tranzlator Crew) were an American hip hop group who rose to fame in the mid-1990s. Their repertoire included elements of hip hop, soul and Caribbean music, particularly reggae. The members of the group were rapper/singer/producer Wyclef Jean, rapper/singer/producer Lauryn Hill, and rapper Pras Michel. Deriving their name from the term refugee, Jean and Pras are Haitian, while Hill is American. The group recorded two albums—one of which, The Score (1996), was a multi-platinum and Grammy-winning success and contains their hit single "Killing Me Softly"—before disbanding in 1997. Hill and Jean each went on to successful solo recording careers; Michel focused on soundtrack recordings and acting, though he found commercial success with his song "Ghetto Supastar". In 2007, MTV ranked them the 9th greatest Hip-hop group of all time.


  13. Bob the Builder

    Bob the Builder (1999)

    3,125 views

    Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series Bob appears as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion animated programme with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised work-vehicles and equipment (all made of clay). The show is broadcast in many countries, but originates from the United Kingdom where Bob is voiced by English actor Neil Morrissey. The show was later created using CGI animation starting with the spin-off series Ready, Steady, Build!.


  14. Hallelujah

    Hallelujah (1994)

    3,101 views

    "Hallelujah" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a cover by John Cale, which later formed the basis for a cover by Jeff Buckley. It is the subject of the book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" (2012) by Alan Light. In a New York Times review of the book, Janet Maslin praises the book and the song, noting that "Cohen spent years struggling with his song 'Hallelujah.' . . . He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down." "Hallelujah" is also the basis for a book on Leonard Cohen, highlighting John Cale and k.d. lang, especially in the context of erotic desire, The Hallelujah Effect: Philosophical Reflections on Music Performance Practice and Technology (2013) by Babette Babich.


  15. I Will Always Love You

    I Will Always Love You (1995)

    2,826 views

    "I Will Always Love You" is a song by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. The country track was released on June 6, 1974 as the second single from Parton's thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene (1974). The singer wrote the song, which was recorded on June 13, 1973, for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was professionally splitting at the time. "I Will Always Love You" received positive comments from critics and attained commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart two times. With the accomplishment, Parton became the first artist ever to earn a number one record twice with the same song as a singer, and three times as a writer. "I Will Always Love You" is the second song ever to reach the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 in separate chart runs.


  16. It Wasn't Me

    It Wasn't Me (2000)

    2,022 views

    "It Wasn't Me" is the first official single from reggae artist Shaggy's multi-platinum studio album Hot Shot, released on February 26, 2001. The song has since been regarded as Shaggy's breakthrough in the pop market, and is his highest charting song to date, topping the charts in Australia, Austria, France, Holland, Ireland, America and the United Kingdom. The song features vocals from collaborator Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent.


  17. Believe

    Believe (1998)

    1,613 views

    "Believe" is a song by American singer-actress Cher from her twenty-second album of the same name. It was first released on October 19, 1998 as the lead single from the album by Warner Bros.. It was written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennen, Paul Barry, Steven Torch, Matthew Gray, and Timothy Powell and produced by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling. The song also appears on the greatest hits compilations The Greatest Hits (1999) and The Very Best of Cher (2003).


  18. Baby One More Time

    Baby One More Time (1999)

    1,580 views

    "...Baby One More Time" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears. It served as Spears's debut single and title track from her debut studio album, ...Baby One More Time (1999). Written by Max Martin and produced by Martin, Rami Yacoub and Denniz Pop, "...Baby One More Time" was released on September 30, 1998, by Jive Records. After recording and sending a demo tape with an unused song from Toni Braxton, Spears signed a multi-album deal with Jive. "...Baby One More Time" is a teen pop and dance-pop song that refers to a girl who regrets breaking up with her boyfriend. The song received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised its composition.


  19. Where Is the Love?

    Where Is the Love? (2003)

    1,491 views

    "Where Is the Love?" is a song recorded by the American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas for their third album, Elephunk. It is the band's first record to feature Fergie. The song features vocals from Justin Timberlake, although he is not officially credited on the single release.


  20. Bleeding Love

    Bleeding Love (2007)

    1,164 views

    "Bleeding Love" is a pop/R&B ballad recorded by British singer Leona Lewis, which appears in her debut album, Spirit. Co-written by Jesse McCartney and Ryan Tedder (and produced by Tedder), the song is the album's lead single (Lewis's official second single following "A Moment Like This"), released in the United Kingdom and Ireland in October 2007. "Bleeding Love" became the best-selling single of 2007 in the United Kingdom. Since the single's release, it became a major international hit, and was the world's best-selling single of 2008. The single has reached number one in 34 countries, including the UK, Japan, Germany and the United States. This is the second song to achieve this feat after "Candle in the Wind". The video aired on 17 October 2007, and was uploaded to popular video-sharing website YouTube on the same day.


  21. Unchained Melody

    Unchained Melody (1995)

    774 views

    "Unchained Melody" is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. North used the music as a theme for the little-known prison film Unchained, hence the name. Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the film soundtrack. It has since become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some estimates having spawned over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages.


  22. Killing Me Softly With His Song

    Killing Me Softly With His Song (1973)

    509 views

    "Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a song composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel. The song was written in collaboration with Lori Lieberman, who recorded the song in late 1971. It was a number-one hit in 1973 for Roberta Flack. The song has since been covered by numerous artists.


  23. Meatloaf

    Meatloaf

    436 views
    American, Actor

  24. Candle In The Wind 1997

    Candle In The Wind 1997 (1997)

    436 views

    "Candle in the Wind 1997" is a re-written and re-recorded version of Elton John's own 1973 hit "Candle in the Wind" that was released as a tribute single to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.


  25. Crazy

    Crazy

    416 views

    "Crazy" is the debut single by Gnarls Barkley, a musical collaboration between Danger Mouse and CeeLo Green, taken from their 2006 debut album St. Elsewhere. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand and other countries.


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