View RSS Feed


The highest selling single of all time

Rate this Entry
Have you ever wanted to know what the highest selling singles of all time are? Then look no further!

Artist Single Released Sold (Millions)
Bing Crosby White Christmas 1942 50
Elton John Candle in the Wind 1997 1997 33
Bing Crosby Silent Night 1935 30
Bill Haley & His Comets Rock Around the Clock 1954 25
USA for Africa We Are the World 1985 20

To see the rest of the list, come check out my blog!


  1. Harrison's Avatar
    I thought Michael Jackson and The Beetles would have been higher up.

    Where did you get your figures from? Do they include digital downloads? I just did some checking and found the following Michael Jackson singles sale figures:

    Billie Jean 9.19 million
    Beat It 7 million
    Thriller 6.7 million

    With total sales of all his singles to date standing at an impressive 112 million!
  2. Harrison's Avatar
    Have you also seen this link showing total best selling music artists of all time?

    Some amazing figures in that list. The Beatles and Elvis both have claimed sales of 1 Billion! and Michael Jackson 750 million.

    Do you know what the current best selling album of all time is? It always used to be The Eagles greatest Hits but not sure if it still is.