Robbie Williams’ Official greatest singles within the UK revealed

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In some ways, Robbie Williams is Britain’s final, consummate entertainer.

Graduating from his profession in Take That because the band’s designated cheeky chappie, Robbie left the band in a storm of controversy, however managed to carve out some of the profitable solo careers within the historical past of British music in consequence.

And belief us, the outcomes communicate for themselves, with seven solo Number one singles and a mind-bending 13 solo UK Number one albums (at the moment tying him with Elvis for probably the most for a solo artist, ever).

Robbie may simply add one other to his record, nevertheless, as XXV – a brand-new best hits compilation celebrating 25 years of his solo profession – is at the moment out-selling the remainder of the UK High 10 mixed on its solution to Number one this week.

And to rejoice, we’re presenting you with the up to date rating of Robbie’s biggest-ever singles within the UK.

However earlier than we reveal the chart in full, let’s depend down the High 10:

Robbie Williams along with his Official Singles Chart Number one Award for Sweet in 2012 (Credit score: Official Charts Firm)

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10.  Love My Life
Launched: 2016
Album: The Heavy Leisure Present
Official Singles Chart peak: Quantity 22
Whole UK chart models: 377,000

Robbie’s most up-to-date High 40 single, Love My Life was probably the most profitable providing from 2016’s super-charged The Heavy Leisure Present, his first with present report label Columbia.

9. Eternity/The Street To Mandalay
Launched: 2001
Album: Sing When You are Profitable/Biggest Hits
Official Singles Chart peak: Number one
Whole UK chart models: 418,000

Classed because the fifth single from Sing When You are Profitable with out truly being included on the unique tracklist, Eternity (a double A-side single issued with The Street To Mandalay) turned Robbie’s fourth Number one single.

8. Somethin’ Silly (with Nicole Kidman)
Launched: 2001
Album: Swing When You are Profitable
Official Singles Chart peak: Number one
Whole UK chart models: 505,000

Sure, you learn that proper. The precise Nicole Kidman. How did the 2 come collectively to report this chart-topping duet? Robbie was an enormous fan of Nicole’s Oscar-nominated flip within the musical Moulin Rouge, so requested her to leap on the observe.

7. Millennium
Launched: 1998
Album: I’ve Been Anticipating You
Official Singles Chart peak: Number one
Whole UK chart models: 598,000

If there was one factor Robbie Williams wished after leaving Take That, it was a solo Number one single. He did not get it for fairly some time – almost two years since his debut – nevertheless it was Millennium that lastly clinched it for him in 1998. Though it a bit annoying a track known as Millennium wasn’t truly launched on the Millennium, proper?

6. Really feel
Launched: 2002
Album: Escapology
Official Singles Chart peak: Quantity 4
Whole UK chart models: 625,000

He simply desires to Really feel! Actual love! The lead observe from Escapology was initially launched in December 2002 with the intention of being that yr’s Christmas Number one. This would not fairly work (it peaked at Quantity 4, sadly) however the observe nonetheless proves fairly fashionable – total, with over 35 million streams to its identify, it is truly Robbie’s third-most streamed observe within the UK.

5. Let Me Entertain You
Launched: 1998
Album: Life Through A Lens
Official Singles Chart peak: Quantity 3
Whole UK chart models: 645,000

Considered one of two tracks (together with Rock DJ) that showcases Robbie at his peacocking greatest, Let Me Entertain You has proved to be the modus operandi of the star’s whole profession. 

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4. She’s The One/It is Solely Us
Launched: 1999
Album: I’ve Been Anticipating You
Official Singles Chart peak: Number one
Whole UK chart models: 781,000

A weepy if we have ever heard one, She’s The One is definitely a canopy. The track was initially launched by British rock band World Celebration in 1997 earlier than being taken on by Robbie, who issued it alongside It is Solely Us.

3. Sweet
Launched: 2012
Album: Take The Crown
Official Singles Chart peak: Number one
Whole UK chart models: 952,000

In case you’ll be able to’t inform by listening to Sweet, by 2012 Robbie actually wished one other Number one single. And that is the place this giddy, over-the-top tune (written by Take That bandmate Gary Barlow and produced by Jacknife Lee) is available in. Virtually custom-engineered to be a success, Sweet’s convictions received out, granting Robbie his seventh UK Number one single, and first within the UK since Radio in 2004.

2. Rock DJ
Launched: 2000
Album: Sing When You are Profitable
Official Singles Chart peak: Number one
Whole UK chart models: 1.1 million

Maybe the one observe that greatest exemplifies Robbie’s distinctive aptitude as a pop star; showmanship, the cheeky, snarky ego befitting one of many greatest pop stars of their era, all full of the charisma of speaking along with your mate within the pub. He is received the present, gonna stick within the objective!

1. Angels
Launched: 1997
Album: Life Through A Lens
Official Singles Chart peak: Quantity 4
Whole UK chart models: 2 million

In all probability one of many songs that, in the event you go as much as any citizen of the UK, may sing for you on the drop of a hat, Angels is probably the best accomplishment of Robbie’s solo profession and the very top of his collaboration with frequent co-writer and producer Man Chambers.

Maybe you may be shocked to know that Angels by no means hit Number one within the UK. However then once more, none aside from Taylor Swift invited Robbie up onstage to carry out the track along with her at her Popularity tour date in London (the place she and your complete crowd knew each phrase off by coronary heart, naturally), so who wants a Number one single after that?

Robbie Williams Official High 40 greatest songs within the UK

POS TITLE ARTIST YEAR PEAK
1 ANGELS ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1997 4
2 ROCK DJ ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2000 1
3 CANDY ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2012 1
4 SHE’S THE ONE/IT’S ONLY US ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1999 1
5 LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1998 3
6 FEEL ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2002 4
7 MILLENNIUM ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1998 1
8 SOMETHIN’ STUPID ROBBIE WILLIAMS/NICOLE KIDMAN 2001 1
9 ETERNITY/THE ROAD TO MANDALAY ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2001 1
10 LOVE MY LIFE ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2016 22
11 NO REGRETS/ANTMUSIC ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1998 4
12 KIDS ROBBIE WILLIAMS/KYLIE MINOGUE 2000 2
13 YOU KNOW ME ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2009 6
14 BODIES ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2009 2
15 STRONG ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1999 4
16 SHAME ROBBIE WILLIAMS & GARY BARLOW 2010 2
17 SUPREME ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2000 4
18 FREEDOM ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1996 2
19 TRIPPING ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2005 2
20 COME UNDONE ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2003 4
21 OLD BEFORE I DIE ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1997 2
22 GO GENTLE ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2013 10
23 GOIN’ CRAZY DIZZEE RASCAL/ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2013 5
24 MR BOJANGLES ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2004 N/A
25 SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2003 3
26 RADIO ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2004 1
27 ADVERTISING SPACE ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2005 8
28 LET LOVE BE YOUR ENERGY ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2001 10
29 LAZY DAYS ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1997 8
30 PARTY LIKE A RUSSIAN ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2016 68
31 RUDEBOX ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2006 4
32 LOVELIGHT ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2006 8
33 MACK THE KNIFE ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2004 N/A
34 I WAN’NA BE LIKE YOU ROBBIE WILLIAMS FT OLLY MURS 2013 78
35 MISUNDERSTOOD ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2004 8
36 BEYOND THE SEA ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2004 N/A
37 SEXED UP ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2004 N/A
38 THE ROAD TO MANDALAY ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2004 N/A
39 ME AND MY MONKEY ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2004 N/A
40 MORNING SUN ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2009 45

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