PEAK POSITION: Number 1 for five non-consecutive weeks in July/August 2006 (Chart History)
COMBINED SALES: 1.2 million (July 2018)
RELEASE DATE: June 2006
WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES: May 2017 (estimated)
A genuine summer smash in 2006. Hips Don’t Lie climbed to Number 1 after just four weeks on sale. It stayed there for a week before being knocked off for three weeks. It then returned to the chart for four more weeks (at the time this was a record for most number of weeks at Number 1 in a second run – since beaten by Somebody That I Used To Know).
Altogether the song spent sixteen weeks in the Top Ten – thirteen of these in the Top Five. As of August 2018 the song has spent 48 weeks in the Top 100.
The single enjoyed huge success during a time when sales of singles were low. Therefore it is unsurprising that ‘only’ 700,000+ singles were sold in this time.
The song has continued to perform well on streaming services. We estimate that it reached a million sales in around May 2017.
In September 2017 combined sales of 1.046 million were published.
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