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List of best-selling singles in the United States

With estimated sales of over 25 million copies, Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" is the highest selling single in North America.

This is a list of best-selling singles in the United States, some of which have been certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In music, a single is a song considered commercially viable enough by the artist and record company to be released separately from an album, usually featured on an album as well. For more information, see single.

  • The RIAA certifies a record only if that record company pays for its official certification; some companies do not consider this an important distinction and will not request certifications unless pressed by its active, still saleable artists. A full and complete list of RIAA-certified recordings would be a very incomplete list of popular American music.
  • The RIAA only certifies a particular recording of a song. Remixes, live and other versions count as separate.
  • Prior to 1989, physical singles were awarded with a Gold certification for shipments of 1,000,000 units and a Platinum certification for shipments of 2,000,000 units. For certification dates since January 1, 1989, a Gold award represented shipments of 500,000 units and a Platinum award represented shipments of 1,000,000 units.
  • Since May 9, 2013, RIAA certifications for singles in the "digital" category include on-demand audio and/or video song streams in addition to downloads.[1] The current formula since February 1, 2016 is 150 on-demand streams = 1 song download.[2]
  • Physical sales figures backed by RIAA certifications may be inaccurate as physical singles can be "overcertified" (sell less copies than were shipped to stores) or "undercertified" (sell beyond their current certification level and not receive a new certification).

Physical singlesEdit

 
Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997" is the best-selling physical single in the United States since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991.

All of these physical singles have sold over four million copies according to either reliable third-party claims or RIAA multi-platinum certifications.

Song Artist(s) Release year Claimed sales
(million)[A]
No. of times Platinum[3]
"White Christmas" Bing Crosby 1941 25[B] None
"Candle in the Wind 1997" Elton John 1997 8.84[5] 11×
"We Are the World" USA for Africa 1985 8
"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Gene Autry 1949 7[6] None
"Paper Doll" Mills Brothers 1943 6[7] None
"The Tennessee Waltz" Patti Page 1948 6[7] None
"Hound Dog" / "Don't Be Cruel" Elvis Presley 1956 5[8]
"That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine" Gene Autry 1935 5[9] None
"Ballad of the Green Berets" Barry Sadler 1966 5[10] None
"Dardanella" Ben Selvin 1919 5[11] None
"My Blue Heaven" Gene Austin 1928 5[12] None
"I Will Always Love You" Whitney Houston 1992 4.6[13]
"Macarena" Los del Río 1996 4.3[14]
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" Bryan Adams 1991 4.1[15]
"Le Freak" Chic 1978 4[16]
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye 1968 4[17] None
"I'm a Believer" the Monkees 1966 4[18] None
"You Light Up My Life" Debbie Boone 1977 4[19] None
"Hey Jude" The Beatles 1968 4
"Whoomp! (There It Is)" Tag Team 1993 4

Digital singlesEdit

All of these digital singles been certified at least 6× platinum by the RIAA or have sold more than 6 million copies. Digital singles are listed according to certifications first, and then according to actual sales figures. Since May 2013, RIAA certification for digital singles include downloads and on-demand streaming.[20] Thus the actual sales figures will be different from the amounts specified by the RIAA.

Diamond certification or higherEdit

Song Artist(s) Release
year
Number of times Platinum[21] Actual sales
(million)
"Love the Way You Lie" Eminem featuring Rihanna 2010 12× 6.5[22]
"Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran 2014 12× 5.6[23]
"Baby" Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 2010 12× 3.9[24]
"Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 2014 11× 7.8[25]
"Cruise" Florida Georgia Line 2012 11× 7.6[26]
"Firework" Katy Perry 2010 11× 7.2[27]
"Dark Horse" Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 2013 11× 6.3[28]
"Bad Romance" Lady Gaga 2009 11× 5.9[29]
"God's Plan" Drake 2018 11x 1.1[30]
"I Gotta Feeling" The Black Eyed Peas 2009 10× 8.7[22]
"Radioactive" Imagine Dragons 2012 10× 8.2[31]
"Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock 2011 10× 8.1[22]
"Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen 2011 10× 7.6[32]
"Poker Face" Lady Gaga 2008 10× 7.5[29]
"Lose Yourself" Eminem 2002 10× 7.4[33]
"We Are Young" fun. featuring Janelle Monáe 2011 10× 6.8[34]
"Just the Way You Are" Bruno Mars 2010 10× 6.7[22]
"Blurred Lines" Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams 2013 10× 6.5[35]
"Roar" Katy Perry 2013 10× 6.4[28]
"Thrift Shop" Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2013 10× 6.2[35]
"Shake It Off" Taylor Swift 2014 10× 5.4[36]
"Counting Stars" OneRepublic 2013 10× 5.3[37]
"Not Afraid" Eminem 2010 10× 5.0[38]
"Royals" Lorde 2013 10× 4.4[35]
"I'm Yours" Jason Mraz 2008 10× 4.4[39]
"All About That Bass" Meghan Trainor 2014 10× 4.4[40]
"See You Again" Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth 2015 10× 4.1[41]
"The Hills" The Weeknd 2015 10× 2.9[42]
"Despacito" Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee 2017 10× 2.7[43]
"Shape of You" Ed Sheeran 2017 10× 2.5[43]
"Closer" The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 2016 10× 2.3[44]
"Congratulations" Post Malone featuring Quavo 2017 10× 0.961[45]
"Old Town Road" Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus 2019 10× 0.958[46]

9× PlatinumEdit

Song Artist(s) Release
year
Number of times Platinum[21] Actual sales
(million)
"Need You Now" Lady Antebellum 2009 6.7[47]
"Moves like Jagger" Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera 2011 6.7[48]
"We Found Love" Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris 2011 5.4[49]
"Bodak Yellow" Cardi B 2017

8× PlatinumEdit

Song Artist(s) Release
year
Number of times Platinum[21] Actual sales
(million)
"Rolling in the Deep" Adele 2010 8.4[22]
"Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 2011 7.5[34]
"Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain 2007 7.3[50]
"Just Dance" Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis 2008 7.2[29]
"Tik Tok" Kesha 2009 6.8[51]
"Sexy and I Know It" LMFAO 2011 6.4[22]
"Grenade" Bruno Mars 2010 6.1[22]
"Love Story" Taylor Swift 2008 6.1[36]
"Dynamite" Taio Cruz 2010 6.0[52]
"E.T." Katy Perry featuring Kanye West 2011 5.9[28]
"California Gurls" Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg 2010 5.8[28]
"Hot n Cold" Katy Perry 2008 5.7[28]
"Super Bass" Nicki Minaj 2011 5.0[53]
"Stronger" Kanye West 2007 5.0[54]
"All of Me" John Legend 2014 4.7[40]
"Blank Space" Taylor Swift 2014 4.6[36]
"Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen 1975 4.4[55]
"Stay with Me" Sam Smith 2014 4.1[56]
"When I Was Your Man" Bruno Mars 2013 3.9[35]
"A Thousand Years" Christina Perri 2011 3.7[57]
"Let It Go" Idina Menzel 2014 3.4[40]
"Sugar" Maroon 5 2015 3.3[58]
"Perfect" Ed Sheeran 2017 2.6[43][30]
"Stressed Out" Twenty One Pilots 2015 2.5[59]
"Sorry" Justin Bieber 2016 2.0[60]
"Meant to Be" Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line 2018 1.0[30]
"Rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage 2017 0.8[61]
"Sunflower" Post Malone and Swae Lee 2018 0.5[46]
"Fefe" 6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz 2018

7× PlatinumEdit

Song Artist(s) Release
year
Number of times Platinum[21] Actual sales
(million)
"Happy" Pharrell Williams 2014 6.5[40]
"Starboy" The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk 2016 6.0[62]
"F*ck You/Forget You" Cee Lo Green 2010 6.0[63]
"Party in the U.S.A." Miley Cyrus 2009 6.0[64]
"Payphone" Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa 2012 5.5[65]
"I Knew You Were Trouble" Taylor Swift 2012 5.4[36]
"Some Nights" fun. 2012 5.0[66]
"If I Die Young" The Band Perry 2010 5.0[67]
"Teenage Dream" Katy Perry 2010 4.9[28]
"You Belong with Me" Taylor Swift 2009 4.9[36]
"Locked Out of Heaven" Bruno Mars 2012 4.4[68]
"Fancy" Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX 2014 4.0[40]
"Stay" Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko 2013 3.9[35]
"Hello" Adele 2015 3.7[69]
"Gold Digger" Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx 2005 3.1[70]
"Fireflies" Owl City 2009 3.0[71]
"Stiches" Shawn Mendes 2015 2.7 [72]
"Trap Queen" Fetty Wap 2015 2.7[69]
"Can't Feel My Face" The Weeknd 2015 2.4[73]
"Hotline Bling" Drake 2015 2.2[74]
"Heathens" Twenty One Pilots 2016 2.1[75]
"One Dance" Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla 2016 1.8[74]
"That's What I Like" Bruno Mars 2017 1.7[43]
"I'm the One" DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne 2017 1.1[61]
"I Like It" Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin 2018 0.8[30]
"Havana" Camila Cabello 2017 0.8[30]
"Sad!" XXXTentacion 2018
"Sicko Mode" Travis Scott 2018
"Location" Khalid 2017
"Broccoli" DRAM featuring Lil Yachty 2016
"Look at Me Now" Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes 2011

6× Platinum or more than 6 million in salesEdit

Song Artist(s) Release
year
Number of times Platinum[21] Actual sales
"Hey, Soul Sister" Train 2009 6.4[34]
"Sail" Awolnation 2010 6.1[76]
"Don't Let Me Down" The Chainsmokers featuring Daya 2016 6.0[77]
"Right Round" Flo Rida featuring Kesha 2009 5.6[78]
"Give Me Everything" Pitbull featuring Afrojack, Nayer and Ne-Yo 2011 4.9[79]
"Chicken Fried" Zac Brown Band 2008 4.9[80]
"Thriller" Michael Jackson 1984 6[81]
"Disturbia" Rihanna 2008 4.8[82]
"Timber" Pitbull featuring Kesha 2013 10.0[51]
"I Kissed a Girl" Katy Perry 2008 10.0[28]
"One More Night" Maroon 5 2012 4.6[83]
"I Won't Give Up" Jason Mraz 2012 4.5[84]
"Starships" Nicki Minaj 2012 4.5[85]
"Umbrella" Rihanna featuring Jay-Z 2007 4.5[82]
"Can't Hold Us" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton 2013 4.3[35]
"Take Me to Church" Hozier 2013 4.3[86]
"Wake Me Up!" Avicii 2013 4.1[87]
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Taylor Swift 2012 4.1[36]
"Say Something" A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera 2013 4.0[88]
"Let Her Go" Passenger 2012 4.0[89]
"Airplanes" B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams 2010 4.0[90]
"Down" Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne 2009 4.0[91]
"Heartless" Kanye West 2008 4.0[92]
"The Monster" Eminem featuring Rihanna 2013 3.8[82]
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" Katy Perry 2011 3.8[28]
"Pumped Up Kicks" Foster the People 2010 3.8[93]
"Forever" Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem 2009 3.7[74]
"Problem" Ariana Grande 2014 3.7[94]
"Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" Luke Bryan 2011 3.7[95]
"Only Girl (In the World)" Rihanna 2010 3.6[82]
"Turn Down for What" DJ Snake and Lil John 2014 3.5[40]
"Diamonds" Rihanna 2012 3.5[82]
"Bang Bang" Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj 2014 3.4[94]
"Pompeii Bastille 2013 3.4 [96]
"The Lazy Song" Bruno Mars 2011 3.3[97]
"Bad Blood" Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar 2015 3.2[36]
"Boyfriend" Justin Bieber 2012 3.2[98]
"Niggas in Paris" Jay-Z and Kanye West 2011 3.0[99]
"My House" Flo Rida 2015 2.7[100]
"Hold On, We're Going Home" Drake featuring Majid Jordan 2013 2.7[74]
"7 Years" Lukas Graham 2015 2.1[101]
"Earned It" The Weeknd 2014 2.1[102]
"Body Like a Back Road" Sam Hunt 2017 2.0[103]
"Tennessee Whiskey" Chris Stapleton 2015 1.9[104]
"Work" Rihanna 2016 1.8[105]
"What Do You Mean?" Justin Bieber 2015 1.6[60]
Black Beatles Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane 2016 1.2[106]
"Unforgettable" French Montana featuring Swae Lee 2017
"Young Dumb & Broke" Khalid 2017
"Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" Silentó 2015
"I'm Not the Only One" Sam Smith 2014
"My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" Fall Out Boy 2013
"Black and Yellow" Wiz Khalifa 2010
"Boom Boom Pow" The Black Eyed Peas 2008 6.9[22]
"Someone Like You" Adele 2011 6.0[22]
"Apologize" Timbaland featuring OneRepublic 2007 6.0[107]
"Viva la Vida" Coldplay 2008 6.1[34]

AchievementsEdit

  • Rihanna is currently RIAA's top awarded singles artist and became the first artist to cross 100 million cumulative singles sales in 2015. She held the title as the only artist with over 100 million cumulative singles sales from July 2015 until June 2017 when Taylor Swift crossed the mark as well.[108][109][110]
  • After his sudden death, Michael Jackson became the first artist in digital history to sell one million downloads in a week, with a record-breaking 2.6 million downloads of his songs.[111]
  • Katy Perry is the only artist to top the 5 million mark with six songs—"Hot n Cold", "California Gurls", "Firework", "E.T.", "Roar" and "Dark Horse".[112][113] In October 2015, Perry also became the first artist to top the 6 million mark with three different songs.[114]
  • Lady Gaga's debut single "Just Dance" is the best-selling debut single by any artist in the United States, with over 7.2 million copies sold as of February 2018. Gaga is also the first artist to pass 7 million downloads with two songs, with "Just Dance" and "Poker Face".[22]
  • Eminem and Katy Perry are the only artists to achieve three songs with a diamond certification, Eminem with his songs "Lose Yourself", "Love the Way You Lie", and "Not Afraid", and Katy Perry with her songs "Dark Horse", "Firework", and "Roar".[115]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ For those where sales figures are not cited, sales figures are based on certified amounts by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
  2. ^ North American sales figures for Cosby's "White Christmas"[4]

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