Top 20 best-selling digital singles of all time

Here are all of the best-selling digital singles of all time, with downloaded sales of at least 15 million copies.

While the list is not exclusive to the last decade, all of the top 20 digital singles have been released since 2011. Interestingly, while modern music is still available to purchase physically today and older tracks are available as digital downloads, the top physical singles (such as CDs and vinyls) with sales of at least 10 million copies were exclusively released in the 20th century, while the top digital singles with sales of at least 10 million copies were exclusively released in the 21st century.

This data is pulled from Wikipedia. See the full article here listing the best-selling single of all time, plus links to their sources.


1. Xiao Zhan – 光点 (Spotlight)

53.7 million sales

Released: 2020


2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

41.5 million sales

Released: 2017


3. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito

36.1 million sales

Released: 2017


4. Rihanna & Drake – Work

32.5 million sales

Released: 2016


5. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This

21.5 million sales

Released: 2017


6. Ed Sheeran – Perfect

21.4 million sales

Released: 2017


7. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)

20.9 million sales

Released: 2015


8. The Chainsmokers & Halsey – Closer

20.7 million sales

Released: 2016


9. Adele – Rolling in the Deep

20.6 million sales

Released: 2011


10. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

20.0 million sales

Released: 2014


11. Billie Eilish – bad guy

19.5 million sales

Released: 2019


12. Ed Sheeran – Thinking out Loud

19.5 million sales

Released: 2014


13. Camila Cabello – Havana (feat. Young Thug)

19.0 million sales

Released: 2017


14. Lil Nas X – Old Town Road

18.4 million sales

Released: 2018


15. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

18.0 million sales

Released: 2011


16. Adele – Someone Like You

17.0 million sales

Released: 2011


17. Rihanna – Needed Me

17.0 million sales

Released: 20216


18. Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita

16.1 million sales

Released: 2019


19. Drake – God’s Plan

15.3 million sales

Released: 2018


20. Rihanna – Love On The Brain

15.0 million sales

Released: 2016

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