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 journalismnewspapers, magazines, and even Good single songs related or not with the subject of music.
It is notable that, according to Guinness World Records" White Christmas " by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies. The list is split between physical mainly CD and vinyl singles and digitally downloaded tracks which first became available to purchase in the early s.
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 downloadsaudio and video mastertonesringback tonesfull track downloads to mobile and, starting Good single songstrack-equivalent streams.
All versions of the same song are combined in Good single songs charts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A proposal to define a best-selling single as 10 million copies or more sold is being discussed on this article's talk page.
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