Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” Sold More Digital Copies Than Any Song Ever

Becky Bain | December 16, 2011 11:30 am

Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” was not only the top-selling digital song sold this year, but the single has sold more copies than any other song has sold in a calendar year in digital history. The Grammy-nominated tune has sold 5,572,000 copies (so far!) this year, championing the previous record-holder, which was in 2009 with The Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” with 4,762,000 copies sold. (For those who remember the pre-digital years, Elton John’s charity single and ode to Princess Diana, “Candle In The Wind 1997”, sold 8,011,000 physical copies.) The rest of the Top 10 below.

The other songs in the Top 5 are LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” (4,878,000 copies sold), Katy Perry’s Kanye-assisted “E.T.” remix (4,728,000), Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” (3,709,000), and Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera’s “Moves Like Jagger” (3,700,000).

The Top 10 rounds out with Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You” (3,632,000), Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” (3,505,000), Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” (3,395,000), Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” (3,324,000) and, bookending the whole list, Adele again, with “Someone Like You” (3,264,000).

Keep in mind, there’s still a few weeks left in the year. Maybe Xtina’s stans can help move another 10,000 copies of “Moves Like Jagger” and have it beat out Pitbull’s single? Regardless, it’s going to be pretty hard for anyone to beat Adele’s behemoth single in the years to come.

[Via Yahoo! Chart Watch]