Drum & Bass Best Selling DNB Track?

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Well @Dagz I didn't infer there'd be figures for exact number of sales for Original Nuttah etc, nor do I actually know. Just an uneducated guess.

and btw released sometime in the 2nd half of 94 not 95, surely you'll have heard an older hit more often than a newer hit because of it being old. o_O
 

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not sure about this but apparently RIAA says 1500 streams = 1 sale. seems a bit high? That data is only for albums though, couldnt find any for singles.

Which makes it even more mental that Bryan Adam's (Everything I Do) I Do It For You stayed #1 for FOUR months. Still holds the record to this day.
its also one of the dullest pieces of shite ever released, don't know how such a boring song managed that achievement. chesney hawks ftw
 

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I would say Original Nuttah. Released in 1995 so over the 21 years of its release I cant begin to tell you how many times i have heard it get play. This would absolutely make me put it in the category of best selling dnb track of all time. Its an iconic track and I've always seen it as a track that represents drum & bass/Jungle and lets not forget it was out at a time alot fewer tracks were being released.

Id imagine all of the people on here own Original Nuttah or have streamed it at some point but I wonder how many of you have done that with Hot Right Now
I think you've lost sight of the definition of a 'sale'. This isn't a most popular underground dnb tune of all time topic — it's what is the 'best selling dnb track?'. Original Nuttah peaked at #39 on the UK chart and probably didn't chart anywhere else in the world. Yes it got plays but no, not one of those times you heard it out were considered a sale, sorry mate.
 

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it has to be afterglow? all blue by sigma and hometown glory rmx were top best selling of all time on dnbarena. also barcelona was in the charts ages ago and maybe lk
 

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I think you've lost sight of the definition of a 'sale'. This isn't a most popular underground dnb tune of all time topic — it's what is the 'best selling dnb track?'. Original Nuttah peaked at #39 on the UK chart and probably didn't chart anywhere else in the world. Yes it got plays but no, not one of those times you heard it out were considered a sale, sorry mate.
The amount of non dnb heads I know that still know original nutter and said they grabbed it back in the day is crazy, it's a classic, think it would be one of the tracks that is up there, same with incredible, people love that shit man!

Regarding the new pop releases, yeah they have had fuck loads of sales but only been out a few years, think the older tracks probably have more sales because they have been out for longer, not saying every dnb track but the popular ones

I'm not 100% that's just my 2p
 

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Bro it's just common sense.

A track that was released 21 years ago, One of the first dnb tracks to enter the charts. Probably one of the most repressed vinyls of all time. Ok I cant do sales figures but do the maths 21 years I bet your fucking Nan knows about Original Nuttah.

Popular = sales
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If you are taking vinyl it's a jungle track, if you are including downloads CDs etc it's some godawful new fangled shite, probably that that fresh had to make because he was just too big a talent to carry on making good stuff
 

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In terms numbers its gunna be these new tunes, probably that Fresh thing. Tunes from the 90s that you can hold in your hand, I'd say M-Beat - Incredible, but even that wasn't putting up the numbers of rave tunes, Prodigy, SL2 - On A Ragga Tip, Smart E's, Trip To Trumpton were massive sellers, didn't break a million units sold though, probably half a mil at best
 

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Heres a list of the biggest selling dance tunes of the 90s

1 Aqua - Barbie Girl 1,723,000
2 Cher - Believe 1,673,000
3 Run DMC vs Jason Nevins - It's Like That 1,120,000
4 Whigfield - Saturday Night 1,092,250
5 Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) 1,024,000
6 Everything But The Girl - Missing 845,000
7 ATB - 9pm (Till I Come) 810,000
8 Simply Red - Fairground 783,000
9 Robert Miles - Children 770,000
10 Shanks & Bigfoot - Sweet Like Chocolate 706,700
11 Gina G - Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit 682,000
12 Mr Oizo - Flat Beat 678,000
13 Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe 657,000
14 The Prodigy - Breathe 651,000
15 Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You 650,000
16 The Outhere Brothers - Boom Boom Boom 648,000
17 The Outhere Brothers - Don't Stop (Wiggle Wiggle) 620,000
18 DJ Jurgen presents Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone 606,400
19 Ace Of Base - All That She Wants 603,000
20 Aqua - Doctor Jones 591,000
21 Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby 590,000
22 Snap! - Rhythm Is A Dancer 582,000
23 Vengaboys - Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!! 578,900
24 Gala - Freed From Desire 570,000
25 D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better 570,000
26 Robert Miles feat. Maria Nayler - One And One 540,000
27 No Mercy - Where Do You Go 540,000
28 The Prodigy - Firestarter 540,000
29 N-Trance - Set You Free 540,000
30 Adamski - Killer 540,000
31 2 Unlimited - No Limit 532,000
32 The Tamperer feat. Maya - Feel It 522,000
33 Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy 510,000
34 Dario G - Sunchyme 500,000
35 Ann Lee - 2 Times 496,100
36 Bobby Brown - Two Can Play That Game 490,000
37 Phats & Small - Turn Around 487,500
38 Ultra Nate - Free 480,000
39 KWS - Please Don't Go / Game Boy 480,000
40 Beats International - Dub Be Good To Me 480,000
41 Wamdue Project - King Of My Castle 475,700
42 Vengaboys - We Like To Party! (The Vengabus) 474,900
43 Mousse T vs Hot 'N' Juicy - Horny 474,000
44 Sash! - Encore Une Fois 470,000
45 Doop - Doop 467,000
46 The Simpsons - Do The Bartman 460,000
47 Underworld - Born Slippy 460,000
48 Los Del Rio - Macarena 460,000
49 Haddaway - What Is Love 440,000
50 DJ Quicksilver - Bellissima 440,000
51 Culture Beat - Mr Vain 430,000
52 Erasure - ABBA-esque EP 420,000
53 Sash! feat. Rodriguez - Ecuador 420,000
54 Snap! - The Power 420,000
55 Artful Dodger feat. Craig David - Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta 401,500
56 Vengaboys - We're Going To Ibiza! 400,000
57 Sash! feat. La Trec - Stay 400,000
58 Corona - The Rhythm Of The Night 399,000
59 Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman - I Like To Move It 390,000
60 Alex Party - Don't Give Me Your Life 390,000
61 The Grid - Swamp Thing 385,000
62 Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy 380,000
63 Oceanic - Insanity 380,000
64 The KLF feat. Tammy Wynette - Justified And Ancient 366,000
65 Scatman John - Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop) 364,000
66 Livin' Joy - Dreamer 360,000
67 T-Spoon - Sex On The Beach 355,000
68 Armand Van Helden - You Don't Know Me 354,400
69 Shaft - Mucho Mambo (Sway) 351,100
70 Livin' Joy - Don't Stop Movin' 350,000
71 2 Unlimited - Get Ready For This 350,000
72 Undercover - Baker Street 345,000
73 Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Boom! Shake The Room 345,000
74 Vengaboys - Up And Down 344,000
75 Olive - You're Not Alone 340,000
76 MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This 340,000
77 (MC Sar &) The Real McCoy - Another Night 340,000
78 The KLF - 3AM Eternal 335,000
79 White Town - Your Woman 330,000
80 Technotronic - Get Up 330,000
81 Enigma - Return To Innocence 330,000
82 Enigma - Sadness Part 1 330,000
83 Right Said Fred - Deeply Dippy 330,000
84 Freddie Mercury - Living On My Own 323,000
85 The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode 320,000
86 N-Trance feat. Ricardo Da Force - Staying Alive 320,000
87 Alice Deejay - Back In My Life 319,500
88 The KLF - What Time Is Love 315,000
89 Adventures Of Stevie V - Dirty Cash 315,000
90 Urban Cookie Collective - The Key: The Secret 310,000
91 Tony Di Bart - The Real Thing 310,000
92 The Blueboy - Remember Me 310,000
93 Sash! feat. Tina Cousins - Mysterious Times 306,000
94 Berri - The Sunshine After The Rain 305,000
95 Technohead - I Wanna Be A Hippy 300,000
96 Rosie Gaines - Closer Than Close 300,000
97 Sash! - La Primavera 292,000
98 Tori Amos - Professional Widow (It's Gotta Be Big) 290,000
99 JX - There's Nothing I Won't Do 290,000
100 Faithless - Insomnia 290,000
101 Dr Alban - It's My Life 290,000
102 Baby D - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime (I Need Your Loving) 278,000
103 SL2 - On A Ragga Tip 275,000
104 Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart 274,000
105 The Bucketheads - The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) 272,000
106 Nomad - I Wanna Give You Devotion 269,000
107 Bob Marley vs Funkstar Deluxe - Sun Is Shining 269,000
108 Fatboy Slim - Praise You 268,600
109 The Tamperer feat. Maya - If You Buy This Record Your Life Will Be Better 265,000
110 Heavy D & The Boys - Now That We've Found Love 263,000
111 Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking About You 262,000
112 Blue Pearl - Naked In The Rain 258,000
113 Bamboo - Bamboogie 255,000
114 DNA feat. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner 254,000
115 Cher - Strong Enough 253,400
116 The Prodigy - Charly 252,000
117 The Original - I Luv U Baby 250,000
118 Strike - U Sure Do 250,000
119 Snap! - Ooops Up 250,000
120 Kris Kross - Jump 242,000
121 The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy, Hey Girl 241,700
122 DJ Sakin & Friends - Protect Your Mind (For The Love Of A Princess) 241,700
123 Nightcrawlers feat. John Reid - Push The Feeling On 240,000
124 The Prodigy - No Good (Start The Dance) 235,000
125 Perfecto Allstarz - Reach Up (Pigbag) 235,000
126 2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone 234,000
127 The KLF - Last Train To Transcentral 233,000
128 Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now 230,300
129 West End feat. Sybil - The Love I Lost 230,000
130 Mr President - Coco Jamboo 230,000
131 Corona - Try Me Out 230,000
132 BBE - Seven Days And One Week 230,000
133 Madonna - Ray Of Light 228,000
134 The Source feat. Candi Staton - You Got The Love 227,000
135 Vengaboys - Kiss (When The Sun Don't Shine) 225,800
136 Maxx - Get-A-Way 225,000
137 Dario G - Carnaval de Paris 224,000
138 Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman 224,000
139 Smart Es - Sesame's Treet 223,000
140 Goodmen - Give It Up 220,000
141 (MC Sar &) The Real McCoy - Run Away 220,000
142 ATB - Don't Stop 219,700
143 Basement Jaxx - Red Alert 217,500
144 Wildchild - Renegade Master '98 216,000
145 Touch & Go - Would You…? 215,000
146 Karen Ramirez - Looking For Love 215,000
147 PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss 214,000
148 Wink - Higher State Of Consciousness '96 210,000
149 Whigfield - Think Of You 210,000
150 The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun 210,000
151 Chad Jackson - Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked) 209,000
152 Bizarre Inc. feat. Angie Brown - I'm Gonna Get You 209,000
153 Snap! feat. Summer - Welcome To Tomorrow (Are You Ready?) 207,000
154 Black Box - Fantasy 207,000
155 Bus Stop feat. Carl Douglas - Kung-Fu Fighting 205,000
156 Mantronix - Got To Have Your Love 203,000
157 The Shamen - Move Any Mountain 202,000
158 M People - Moving On Up 201,000
159 Rozalla - Everybody's Free (To Feel Good) 200,000
160 Cappella - U Got 2 Let The Music 200,000
161 Snap! feat. Niki Haris - Exterminate! 199,000
162 Cuban Boys - Cognoscenti vs Intelligentsia 198,100
163 DJ Miko - What's Up 198,000
164 Felix - Don't You Want Me 196,000
165 Sybil - When I'm Good And Ready 195,000
166 Billie Ray Martin - Your Loving Arms 195,000
167 Moloko - Sing It Back 193,000
168 Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank 193,000
169 2 In A Room - Wiggle It 193,000
170 William Orbit - Barber's Adagio For Strings 191,900
171 Utah Saints - Something Good 191,000
172 Sub Sub feat. Melanie Williams - Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use) 191,000
173 Erasure - Chorus 190,000
174 Black Box – I Don’t Know Anybody Else 190,000
175 M People - One Night In Heaven 189,000
176 De'Lacey - Hideaway 185,000
177 D:Ream - U R The Best Thing '94 185,000
178 2 Unlimited - Tribal Dance 184,000
179 C+C Music Factory - Things That Make You Go Mmmm 183,000
180 Yomanda - Synth And Strings 182,600
181 Stretch 'N' Vern present Maddog - I'm Alive 180,000
182 PF Project feat. Ewan McGregor - Choose Life 180,000
183 Dannii - All I Wanna Do 180,000
184 Utah Saints - What Can You Do For Me 178,000
185 Fatboy Slim - Gangster Trippin' 178,000
186 The Prodigy - Out Of Space 177,000
187 Spacedust - Gym And Tonic 175,000
188 Robin S - Show Me Love 175,000
189 Was (Not Was) - Shake Your Head 174,000
190 Quartz introducing Dina Carroll - It's Too Late 173,000
191 The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place EP 171,000
192 Chicane feat. Maire Brennan - Saltwater 170,600
193 Todd Terry feat. Martha Wash - Something Going On 170,000
194 Lisa Marie Experience - Keep On Jumpin' 170,000
195 Clock - Whoomph! (There It Is) 170,000
196 Cappella - U Got 2 Know 170,000
197 49ers - Touch Me 170,000
198 Zig & Zag - Them Girls Them Girls 168,000
199 Clock - Axel F 168,000
200 Sabrina Johnson - Peace 165,000
201 Culture Beat - Got To Get It 165,000
202 Ce Ce Peniston - Finally 164,000
203 Undercover - Never Let Her Slip Away 163,000
204 East Side Beat - Ride Like The Wind 162,000
205 2 Unlimite - Let The Beat Control Your Body 162,000
206 Haddaway - Life 161,000
207 Twenty 4 Seven feat. Captain Hollywood - I Can't Stand It 160,000
208 The Source feat. Candi Staton - You Got The Love '97 160,000
209 The Chemical Brothers - Block Rocking Beats 160,000
210 N-Trance feat. Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy 160,000
211 Gina G - I Belong To You 160,000
212 Guru Josh - Infinity (1990s Time For The Guru) 155,000
213 Faithless - God Is A DJ 155,000
214 Bomb The Bass - Winter In July 155,000
215 Whigfield - Another Day 155,000
216 The Shamen - Boss Drum 150,000
217 The Beloved - Sweet Harmony 150,000
218 Robert Miles - Fable 150,000
219 Pianoman - Blurred 150,000
220 Corona - Baby Baby 150,000
221 Altern8 - Activ8 150,000
222 Basement Jaxx - Rendez-Vu 148,000
223 Bizz Nizz - Don’t Miss The Partyline 146,900
224 Xpansions - Move Your Body (Elevation) 145,000
225 Sash! feat. Shannon - Move Mania 145,000
226 Rage - Run To You 145,000
227 Culture Beat - Anything 145,000
228 Opus III - It's A Fine Day 143,000
229 Usura - Open Your Mind 140,000
230 Ultra Nate - Found A Cure 140,000
231 The Shamen - L.S.I. 140,000
232 The Course - Ready Or Not 140,000
233 Grace - Not Over Yet 140,000
234 Deuce - Call It Love 140,000
235 Alexia - Uh La La La 139,000
236 Two Cowboys - Everybody Gonfi Gon 138,000
237 Aqua - My Oh My 138,000
238 M People - Sight For Sore Eyes 137,000
239 Technotronic - Megamix 136,000
240 Lucid - I Can't Help Myself 135,000
241 Cappella - Move On Baby 135,000
242 Gloworm - Carry Me Home 133,000
243 Haddaway - Rock My Heart 132,000
244 C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) 131,000
245 Urban Hype - A Trip To Trumpton 130,000
246 Urban Cookie Collective - Feels Like Heaven 130,000
247 Mario Piu - Communication (Somebody Answer The Phone) 130,000
248 Clubhouse feat. Carl - Light My Fire 130,000
249 Tinman - Eighteen Strings 128,000
250 Bass-O-Matic - Fascinating Rhythm 128,000
 

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I've read about a Shut Up & Dance tune from 1992, "Raving I'm Raving", which would've gone on to become the biggest selling hardcore tune if the guy they sampled heavily Marc Cohn didn't take an issue with it. It reached nr 2 then production of the release ceased, meaning it pretty much disappeared from the charts the following week or two.

Did anything similar happen with a jungle and/or dnb tune? Probably no where near enough sales as one of the popular rave tunes though, just curious
 
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I've read about a Shut Up & Dance tune from 1992, "Raving I'm Raving", which would've gone on to become the biggest selling hardcore tune if the guy they sampled heavily Marc Cohn didn't take an issue with it. It reached nr 2 then production of the release ceased, meaning it pretty much disappeared from the charts the following week or two.

Did anything similar happen with a jungle and/or dnb tune? Probably no where near enough sales as one of the popular rave tunes though, just curious
Not to that level but Moving Shadow was forced to stop pressing this

 

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The amount of non dnb heads I know that still know original nutter and said they grabbed it back in the day is crazy, it's a classic, think it would be one of the tracks that is up there, same with incredible, people love that shit man!

Regarding the new pop releases, yeah they have had fuck loads of sales but only been out a few years, think the older tracks probably have more sales because they have been out for longer, not saying every dnb track but the popular ones

I'm not 100% that's just my 2p
I see where you guys are coming from, but back then nobody had the luxury of buying an mp3 for £1 on the internet. Most people didn't have the internet to even learn about the tune. Yes you can say it was popular but when it had to be bought on vinyl or a CD alongside other tunes, I highly doubt it sold anywhere near as much as a modern pop dnb tune.

jmzmaloney's list up there shows it can't have sold even 128,000 copies because it doesn't even figure on the list.
 

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I see where you guys are coming from, but back then nobody had the luxury of buying an mp3 for £1 on the internet. Most people didn't have the internet to even learn about the tune. Yes you can say it was popular but when it had to be bought on vinyl or a CD alongside other tunes, I highly doubt it sold anywhere near as much as a modern pop dnb tune.

jmzmaloney's list up there shows it can't have sold even 128,000 copies because it doesn't even figure on the list.
Youre right, don't take any of these guys nonsense.
 
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