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Some articles on single, singles, selling single, selling:

Les Rois Du Monde - Chart Performances
... In France, the single debuted at #30 on the French Singles Chart on July 29, 2000, before jumping to #12, then entering the top ten ... The high sales of the single blocked Alizée's most successful single "Moi.. ... thirteen weeks, which would be later ranked as the third best-selling single of the year ...
...Baby One More Time (song) - Chart Performance
... Simultaneously, it climbed to number-one on the Canadian Singles Chart ... The song reached the top spot of the Hot 100 Singles Sales and stayed there for four consecutive weeks ... This eventually propelled the single to a platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America ...
List Of Million-selling Singles In The United Kingdom - History
... an initiative to present a gold record to singles that sold over one million units ... The highest threshold is "platinum record" and was then awarded to singles that sold over 1,000,000 units ... For singles released after 1 January 1989, the number of sales required to qualify for platinum, gold and silver records was dropped to 600,000 units (platinum), 400,000 units (gol ...
List Of Best-selling Singles Worldwide
... "White Christmas" (1942) by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies ... The song recognized as "the best-selling single of all time" was released before the pop/rock singles-chart era and "was listed as the world's best-selling single in the first-ever Guinness Book of ... The artists who have released the most singles that appear on this list are Elvis Presley and Katy Perry with six entries each, and Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Britney Spears, with five each ...
Hero (Enrique Iglesias Song) - Chart Performance
... his most played song on the chart, outdoing prior singles "Bailamos" and "Be With You", both of which went to number one on the chart ... was seen as a breakthrough for Iglesias in the UK and Escape became one of the best selling albums of that year ... With sales to date of 836,500, "Hero" stands as the 17th best-selling single of the 2000s in the UK ...

Famous quotes containing the words single and/or selling:

    We fight our way through the massed and leveled collective safe taste of the Top 40, just looking for a little something we can call our own. But when we find it and jam the radio to hear it again it isn’t just ours—it is a link to thousands of others who are sharing it with us. As a matter of a single song this might mean very little; as culture, as a way of life, you can’t beat it.
    Greil Marcus (b. 1945)

    So by all means let’s have a television show quick and long, even if the commercial has to be delivered by a man in a white coat with a stethoscope hanging around his neck, selling ergot pills. After all the public is entitled to what it wants, isn’t it? The Romans knew that and even they lasted four hundred years after they started to putrefy.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)