Worldwide Best selling singles of 2013

Sales data from 1st January 2013 to 17th December 2013

1. “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams – 11,553,000
2. “Get Lucky” Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – 9,009,000
3. “Wake Me Up” Avicii – 8,449,000
4. “Thrift Shop” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz – 8,367,000*
5. “Just Give Me A Reason” P!nk ft. Nate Ruess – 7,507,000
6. “Roar” Katy Perry – 7,359,000
7. “Can’t Hold Us” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton – 6,576,000
8. “Scream and Shout” Will.I.Am ft. Britney Spears – 6,149,000*
9. “Radioactive” Imagine Dragons – 6,061,000*
10. “Stay” Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko – 5,848,000
11. “Mirrors” Justin Timberlake -5,615,000
12. “When I Was Your Man” Bruno Mars – 5,583,000
13. “Let Her Go” Passenger – 5,423,000
14. “Locked Out Of Heaven” Bruno Mars – 5,388,000*
15. “Ho Hey” The Lumineers – 5,178,000*
16. “Royals” Lorde – 4,929,000
17. “I Knew You Were Trouble” Taylor Swift – 4,596,000*
18. “Counting Stars” OneRepublic – 4,141,000
19. “I Love It” Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX – 4,060,000*
20. “Wrecking Ball” Miley Cyrus – 4,056,000
21. “We Can’t Stop” Miley Cyrus – 3,903,000
22. “Diamonds” Rihanna – 3,740,000*
23. “Applause” Lady GaGa – 3,734,000
24. “Don’t You Worry Child” Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin – 3,732,000*
25. “Treasure” Bruno Mars – 3,642,000
26. “Suit And Tie” Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z – 3,564,000
27. “Feel The Moment” Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera – 3,511,000
28. “Safe And Sound” Capital Cities – 3,377,000
29. “Try” P!nk – 3,268,000*
30. “La La La” Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith – 3,060,000
31. “Holy Grail” Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake – 3,029,000
32. “Hold On We’re Going Home” Drake ft. Majid Jordan – 3,006,000
33. “Cruise” Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly – 2,934,000*
34. “Burn” Ellie Goulding – 2,861,000
35. “I Need Your Love” Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding – 2,859,000
36. “Summertime Sadness” Lana Del Rey – 2,739,000
37. “The Monster” Eminem ft. Rihanna – 2,723,000
38. “Troublemaker” Olly Murs ft. Flo Rida – 2,698,000*
39. “Love Me Again” John Newman – 2,588,000
40. “Girl On Fire” Alicia Keys ft. Nicki Minaj – 2,515,000*

– Singles that have (*) next to the number were released in 2012 or earlier, so this figure doesn’t represent their total sales.

Our most popular videos of 2013

Just a top 5 of the videos that went viral from my YouTube account

5 The Script – Cardiff March 2013


4 Leona Lewis – Cardiff May 2013

3 Brian McFadden – Cardiff January 2013

2 Rihanna – Cardiff June 2013

1 Bon Jovi – Cardiff June 2013

Here’s to 2014

Best of 2011 @example @coldplay @straightlines @CharleneSoraia @katyperry

Quite a few big songs out this year, and events to (Pippa Middleton’s arse remind you of a day in April maybe), so here’s some of our favourite tunes of the year.

Example – Changed the way you kiss me
Just something about this tune that makes you just wanna crank the volume right up, and when the bass kicks in on the bridge, you wanna bounce. Simple as.

Coldplay-Paradise
I know Coldplay are marmite – you either love them, or hate them. I’m in the earlier category and having seen them live this year (gig of the year), it’s cemented my love for the band and this song itself just doesn’t seem to want to go away at the moment – maybe the first number one of 2012?

Charlene Soraira-Wherever you will go
Who’d have thought a cover version of The Calling and an advert for tea would bring us such an amazing song by Charlene. You can listen to this and just chill completely. Her album Moonchild is also just sublime

Katy Perry-Last friday night
It’s been a huge year for Mrs Brand. Twice in Cardiff (lucky girl) and this song/video is just one of the most fun tunes of the year. Watch for cameos from Hanson, Kenny G and Debbie Gibson

Rihanna-We found love
Does this woman actually rest? The video was the one that an Irish farmer stopped the filming of, due to Rihanna being in a state of undress…. The tune is pretty damn awesome, thanks to a certain Calvin Harris

Straight Lines-Set me on fire and feed me to the wolves
A strange choice for best of 2011? I’ve seen them several times, and they are just awesome. This is taken from the album “Persistence in the game”, and is one of those songs that’s best listened/watched live – the crowd conga..not mosh! 🙂

More of my best bits of 2011 on New Year’s Eve at 8am on BRO Radio

Rihanna ‘most liked’ music star on Facebook in 2011

Rihanna has topped a list of the most popular music artists on Facebook during 2011.

The singer beat Avril Lavigne into third place with a page for reggae singer Bob Marley coming second in a rundown of the fastest-growing pages and most shared media of the year.

Rihanna, 23, also had the most listened to song with We Found Love, her number one single featuring Calvin Harris.

Megan Fox was most popular actress with David Beckham fifth in the sports list.

Elsewhere, the death of Osama Bin Laden was the top global topic on the social networking site with the Royal Wedding, Charlie Sheen, the death of Amy Winehouse and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also in the top 10.

The Royal Wedding was top of people’s status updates in the UK according to the Memology rundown with the summer riots and reality show The Only Way Is Essex in second and third.

A set of satellite pictures from before and after the tsunami in Japan earlier this year was the most shared news article of the year.

Barcelona player Lionel Messi was the most popular sports star followed by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and WWE Universe wrestler John Cena.

Harry Potter topped the film chart and US show House was the most popular TV programme.

Top 10 UK status trends in 2011:

1. The Royal Wedding

2. UK riots

3. TOWIE

4. Death of Amy Winehouse

5. Death of Osama Bin Laden

6. Death of Gaddafi

7. Jessie J

8. Ed Sheeran

9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

10. Reem

Top 10 most popular music pages in 2011:

1.Rihanna

2. Bob Marley

3. Avril Lavigne

4. David Guetta

5. Enrique Iglesias

6. Usher

7. Lady Gaga

8. Metallica

9. Green Day

10. Black Eyed Peas