Top Twenty Biggest Selling Singles of the Decade Announced

"Robert of the Raddish", a blogger for Y! Music posted the top twenty biggest selling singles of the decade today. The article claims that every song on the list has sold over 5 million copies but the article is absent of any other numbers and there are zero sources to back any of this. I have serious doubts about the validity of the article because 1. I don't believe that many people bought "My Humps" and 2. The New York Post said "Womanizer" is Britney's biggest selling single.

Regardless, the decade is almost over and I am ready to overwhelmed with all manner of lists. This list is devoid of rock songs save one Green Day track and, it's dominated by pop stars. 80% of the singles were released by female pop singers. Shakira leads with four entries including the alleged best selling single of the 00s, "Hips Don't Lie". Britney Spears is the only other artist with multiple entries, landing three right next to each other.

Another interesting thing to note is how many of these songs are still relatively new. Two of the songs, "Oops!...I Did It Again" and "Stan" were released in 2000 giving them almost ten years to rack up sales but "Womanizer", "I Kissed A Girl", "Just Dance", "Bleeding Love", and "So What" are all less than eighteen months old. That equates to a quarter of the songs on this list not even being two years old showing how dominant a player in music sales iTunes has become.

Once again, not too sure how legit this list is but, for what it's worth, take a look.
1. "Hips Don't Lie" - Shakira
2. "Crazy In Love" - Beyonce
3. "My Humps" - The Black Eyed Peas
4. "Toxic" - Britney Spears
5. "Womanizer" - Britney Spears
6. "Oops!...I Did It Again" - Britney Spears
7. "Stan" - Eminem
8. "Low" - Flo Rida
9. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" - Green Day
10. "I Kissed A Girl" - Katy Perry
11. "Just Dance" - Lady Gaga
12. "Bleeding Love" - Leona Lewis
13. "Hung Up" - Madonna
14. "We Belong Together" - Mariah Carey
15. "So What" - Pink
16. "Umbrella" - Rihanna
17. "Whenever Wherever" - Shakira
18. "Underneath Your Clothes" - Shakira
19. "La Tortura" - Shakira
20. "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" - Kylie Minogue


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