‘Tik Tok’ biggest-selling digital single worldwide in 2010

21 Jan 2011

The biggest-selling digital single in the world last year is ‘Tik Tok’, the debut release by singer Ke$ha, having sold 12.8m copies, a report has revealed.

The sales figures have been released in the annual digital musical report, published by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

‘Tik Tok’ sold 3m more copies than Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’, which was No 1 in 2009.

Worldwide digital revenues increased by 6pc to stg£2.8bn and sales of digital albums rose 29pc in the UK, the report said.

Digital piracy, however, “is growing rapidly”, the report said. Illegal file sharing remains “rife”, with 76pc of music obtained online in the UK unlicensed and piracy still costing jobs.

The IFPI represents 1,400 record companies in 66 countries.

Top 10 digital singles worldwide in 2010

1. ‘Tik Tok’ by Kesha – 12.8m copies
2. ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga – 9.7m
3. ‘Love The Way You Lie’ by Eminem featuring Rihanna – 9.3m
4. ‘Telephone’ by Lady Gaga – 7.4m
5. ‘OMG’ by Usher featuring will.i.am – 6.9m
6. ‘California Gurls’ by Katy Perry – 6.7m
7. ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ by Train – 6.6m
8. ‘Baby’ by Justin Bieber – 6.4m
9. ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by Black Eyed Peas – 6.1m
10. ‘crushcrushcrush’ by Paramore – 6.1m

Tina Costanza