Queen Classic the Biggest Selling UK Rock Single

Published 10 years ago on November 6, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Queen Classic the Biggest Selling UK Rock Single-

Queen classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' isofficially the biggest-selling rock single in UK history, reportsClassic Rock Magazine.

Queen head up a top-ten laden withBeatles numbers plus tracks from Sir PaulMcCartney's Wings and JohnLennon.

The figures are taken from the Official Charts Companywho released the findings to celebrate 60 years since thefirst-ever singles chart.

Queen are also the second biggest selling bandwith regards to overall singles sold, selling 12.8 millions. Onlythe Fab Four have sold more with 22.1 million.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' was released on 31st October 1975 andwas written by Freddie Mercury for theband's 1975 album 'A Night at theOpera.'

UK's biggest-selling rock singles of all time

1. Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody (1975) 2.36m
2. Wings: Mull of Kintyre / Girls' School (1977) 2.00m
3. The Beatles: She Loves You (1963) 1.90m
4. The Beatles: I Want To Hold Your Hand (1963) 1.77m
5. Bryan Adams: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (1991)1.72m
6. John Lennon: Imagine (1975) 1.60m
7. The Beatles: Can't Buy Me Love (1964) 1.53m
8. Bill Haley & His Comets: Rock Around The Clock (1955)1.42m
9. The Beatles: I Feel Fine (1964) 1.41m
10. Survivor: Eye of the Tiger (1982) 1.41m

UK's best-selling singles rock bands

1. The Beatles: 22.1m - most successful track: She LovesYou
2. Queen: 12.8m - most successful track: Bohemian Rhapsody
3. Rolling Stones: 10.1m - most successful track: (I Can't Get No)Satisfactino
4. U2: 7.5m - most successful track: With Or Without You
5. Status Quo: 7.2m - most successful track: Rockin' All Over theWorld 


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