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Gotye Hit Is the UK's Best-Selling Single of 2012

Image courtesy of Credit: Cybele Malinowksi (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Credit: Cybele Malinowksi (via ABC News Radio)

Britain's best-selling single of 2012 is by an Australian -- it's Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," according to The Official Charts Company.   The track spent five weeks at #1 in the U.K. and has sold 1.28 million copies in that country.

Interestingly, out of the nine remaining top 10 best-sellers in the U.K. this past year, most are by artists who aren't British.  Coming in at #2 for the year is "Call Me Maybe," by Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen , followed by fun.'s "We Are Young" at #3.   The fourth biggest seller is by a Frenchman and an Australian: "Titanium," by David Guetta featuring Sia .

The only two British artist to make the top 10 are Jessie J , with "Domino," and Scottish soul singer Emeli Sande [emily sanday], who's in at #10 with "Next to Me." 

The Official Charts Company says the list may change, though, as the end of the year draws to a close.  In the U.K., there is usually a flurry of singles sales around Christmas, as a bevy of songs vie for the prestigious "Christmas #1" title.

Here are the top 10 best-selling singles of 2012 in the U.K. right now:

1. Gotye ft. Kimbra -- "Somebody That I Used To Know"
2. Carly Rae Jespen -- "Call Me Maybe"
3. Fun. ft. Janelle Monae -- "We Are Young"
4. Davd Guetta ft. Sia -- "Titanium"
5. Nicki Minaj -- "Starships"
6. Jessie J -- "Domino"
7. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa -- "Payphone"
8. Flo Rida ft. Sia -- "Wild Ones"
9. Psy -- "Gangnam Style"
10. Emeli Sandé -- "Next to Me"

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