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Elton John World News: Candle is the biggest singles hit of all time

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Saturday 11 October 1997 @ 1:00 - GMT

Candle in the Wind '97 has already beaten all other singles sales - ever.

By early October 1997, it was well ahead of 36 million copies sold.

The single had sold 4.3 million copies in the U.K. by the third week in October, and more than 6 million copies in the U.S.. It's beaten previous leader White Christmas by Bing Crosby (30 million copies), Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets (25 m), I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles (12 m), It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley (10 m), and I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston (10 m). Source: Soundscan of U.S..