This is a list of best-selling singles in the world. According to Guinness , "White Christmas" sold over 50 million copies. The single is known as the "best-selling single of all time". It was released before music charts were created. The recording was a tribute to Princess Diana. It sold 33 million copies, making it the second best-selling single of all time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jim Pattison Group.
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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. All of these physical singles have sold over four million copies according to either reliable third-party claims or RIAA multi-platinum certifications. Digital singles are listed according to certifications first, and then according to actual sales figures. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on August 7, Retrieved April 25, Retrieved May 3, Recording Industry Association of America.
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This article is a compendium of the best-selling music singles. The criterion for inclusion on the list is to have sold at least five million copies worldwide. The singles listed here were cited by reliable sources from various media, such as digital journalism , newspapers, magazines, and books. It is notable that, according to Guinness World Records , Irving Berlin 's " White Christmas " as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies. This makes it the second-best-selling physical single of all time. The charts of the best-selling singles by year in the world are compiled by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry annually since These charts were published in their two annual reports, the Digital Music Report and the Recording Industry in Numbers. Units sold include single-track downloads , audio and video mastertones , ringback tones , full track downloads to mobile and, starting in , track-equivalent streams. All versions of the same song are combined in these charts.
Subscriber Account active since. The best-selling singles of all time are heavy on pop, but not a whole lot outside of that. Rock, country, and rap are scattered throughout, but are largely missing from the top Ed Sheeran, though, claimed the top spot with "Thinking Out Loud. We put together RIAA's data on the 25 best-selling singles of all time, which is based on certified units sold in the US. Watch the music video here. Listen to the audio here.