List of best selling singles
This is a list of the best selling singles
in the United States
certified by the Recording Industry Association of America
. All of these singles have sold over 1 million copies, meaning they are all multi-platinum
singles. For more information on what makes a platinum single or album see RIAA certification
- Candle In The Wind, Elton John, 11 million
- Tie: 4 million
- Tie: 3 million
What makes a single?
In music, a single is a song considered commercially viable enough by the artist and record company to be released separately from an album, usually featuring on an album as well.
For more information, see single.