Uptown Funk named UK’s Biggest Selling Song of 2015


‘Uptown Funk,’ the lead single from Mark Ronson’s 2014 album, Uptown Special, has been revealed as the UK’s top selling song of 2015, despite its release at the latter end of 2014.

Really, it’s not that surprising; the song has been, and still is, played everywhere, whenever possible, since it was first released. It led the top of the UK charts for seven weeks, and remained in the top 40 for a further 39 weeks. The dance routine is now iconic. The song has been parodied countless times. It would’ve been a shock if anything managed to outsell this record.

The sales of the track, when combining sales and streaming counts, racked a total of 1.76 million. This is 0.26 million more than the track that came second, OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’.

The UK top 10 best-selling singles of 2015 were as follows:

  1. ‘Uptown Funk’ – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars (1.76m)
  2. ‘Cheerleader’ (Felix Jaehn Remix) – OMI (1.52m)
  3. ‘Take Me To Church’ – Hozier (1.25m)
  4. ‘Love Me Like You Do’ – Ellie Goulding
  5. ‘See You Again’ – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
  6. ‘Hello’ – Adele
  7. ‘Lean On’ – Major Lazer ft MO & DJ Snake
  8. ‘Hold Back The River’ – James Bay
  9. ‘What Do You Mean’ – Justin Bieber
  10. ‘Sorry ‘- Justin Bieber

If somehow, you’ve forgotten how the song goes, refresh your memory in the video below.


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