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Subject: Candle in the Wind '97 - The Biggest selling CD Single in History

Written By: whistledog on 06/30/07 at 3:00 am

As of 2007, Candle in the Wind '97 by Elton John is the biggest selling CD single in world history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candle_in_the_Wind

In Canada, it set a record for the longest chart single ever.  On the SoundScan Singles Sales Chart, it was consecutively in the Top 40 for over 3 years, spending a total of 45 weeks at #1 (35 weeks of which were consecutive).  The logic behind this is that CD singles are not sold in all Canadian stores, so ideally a song can chart in the Top 20 based on only 100 singles sold Canada-wide in one week. 

Since the SoundScan charts are not archived on-line, I scowered the net, eventually finding Top 10 listings, so at long last, here is the complete Top 10 chart run in Canada for Candle in the Wind '97 by Elton John ...


1997
October 4 | #1
October 11 | #1
October 18 | #1
October 25 | #1
November 1 | #1
November 8 | #1
November 15 | #1
November 22 | #1
November 29 | #1
December 06 | #1
December 13 | #1
December 20 | #1
December 27 | #1

1998
January 3 | #1
January 10 | #1
January 17 | #1
January 24 | #1
January 31 | #1
February 7 | #1
February 14 | #1
February 21 | #1
February 28 | #1
March 7 | #1
March 14 | #1
March 21 | #1
March 28 | #1
April 4 | #1
April 11 | #1
April 18 | #1
April 25 | #1
May 2 | #1
May 9 | #1
May 16 | #1
May 23 | #1
May 30 | #1
June 6 | #2
June 13 | #2
June 20 | #2
June 27 | #3
July 4 | #3
July 11 | #3
July 18 | #2
July 25 | #2
August 1 | #2
August 8 | #2
August 15 | #2
August 22 | #2
August 29 | #2
September 5 | #2
September 12 | #2
September 19 | #1
September 26 | #1
October 3 | #1
October 10 | #1
October 17 | #1
October 24 | #1
October 31 | #1
November 7 | #2
November 14 | #2
November 21 | #1
November 28 | #1
December 5 | #1
December 12 | #2
December 19 | #2
December 26 | #3

1999
January 2 | #3
January 9 | #3
January 16 | #3
January 23 | #4
January 30 | #3
February 6 | #3
February 13 | #3
February 20 | #3
February 27 | #3
March 6 | #3
March 13 | #6
March 20 | #4
March 27 | #5
April 3 | #6
April 10 | #5
April 17 | #6
April 24 | #5
May 1 | #6
May 8 | #7
May 15 | #8
May 22 | #8
May 29 | #6
June 5 | #6
June 12 | #4
June 19 | #6
June 26 | #6
July 3 | #8
July 10 | #6
July 17 | #8
July 24 | #6
July 31 | #3
August 7 | #7
August 14 | #8
August 21 | #11
August 28 | #7
September 4 | #9
September 11 | #9
September 18 | #8
September 25 | #7
October 2 | #8
October 9 | #8
October 16 | #8
October 23 | -
October 30 | -
November 6 | -
November 13 | -
November 20 | #12
November 27 | #10
December 4 | #10
December 11 | #7
December 18 | #7
December 25 | #6

2000
January 1 | #5
January 8 | #5
January 15 | #9
January 22 | #6
January 29 | #4
February 5 | #4
February 12 | #6
February 19 | #6
February 26 | #7
March 4 | -
March 11 | -
March 18 | #11
March 25 | #10
April 1 | #9
April 8 | #13
April 15 | #9
April 22 | #10
April 29 | -
May 6 | -
May 13 | -
May 20 | -
May 27 | -
June 3 | -
June 10 | -
June 17 | -
June 24 | #11
July 1 | #7
July 8 | #18
July 15 | #9
July 22 | #11
July 29 | #7
August 5 | #7
August 12 | #7
August 19 | #9
August 26 | #12
September 2 | #4
September 9 | #5
September 16 | #3
September 23 | #4




Subject: Re: Candle in the Wind '97 - The Biggest selling CD Single in History

Written By: Nicky Bain on 07/02/07 at 5:25 pm

Nice song with real meaning

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