The first ever singles chart was published on 19 July 1940 which has given the HuffPost Entertainment team the perfect excuse to compile a countdown of our favourite No.1 singles of the last decade.

We've kept it to the last ten years because (a) 50% of the team were born in the 80s and the other 50% can't remember what they did last week, let alone what their fave No.1 singles past 2003 are, and (b) this way we don't have to include Bohemian bleedin' Rhapsody (sorry Freddie).

Rihanna, One Direction, Lady Gaga and The Kings Of Leon all made the cut. Abba, The Beatles, Queen et al did not. Phew.

So without further ado *cues up TOTP intro theme*, here (in no particular order) is the Top 50 countdown (and don't forget to let us know if we've missed your favourite by leaving a comment below)...

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  • Lady Gaga - Bad Romance

    Music video by Lady Gaga performing Bad Romance. (C) 2009 Interscope Records #VEVOCertified on January 31, 2010. http://www.vevo.com/certified http://www.you...

  • Rihanna - We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris

    Buy on iTunes - http://idj.to/iWfndL #VEVOCertified on Jan 5, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/vevocertified.

  • Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - official video

    Film clip for the Gotye song Somebody That I Used To Know, featuring Kimbra from the album Making Mirrors. Buy Somebody That I Used To Know here: http://www....

  • Girls Aloud - The Promise

    Music video by Girls Aloud performing The Promise. (C) 2008 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

  • Kylie Minogue - Slow

    Music video by Kylie Minogue performing Slow.

  • Katy Perry - California Gurls ft. Snoop Dogg

    Pre-VEVO play count: 60798408 Get the single on iTunes: http://bit.ly/kpcaligurls Buy the complete 'Teenage Dream' album on iTunes: http://bit.ly/kpTDdelEX...

  • Cheryl - Call My Name

    New album A Million Lights Out Now: http://smarturl.it/cherylmillionitunes New single Call My Name Out Now: http://bit.ly/CallMyNameiTunes STANDARD iTunes ht...

  • Cee Lo Green - Forget You

    Buy 'Forget You' now from iTunes: http://bit.ly/9773tD Watch the video for 'Forget You', the clean version of Cee Lo Green's first single from his forthcomin...

  • Fun.: We Are Young ft. Janelle Monáe [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

    Fun.'s music video for 'We Are Young' featuring Janelle Monáe from the full-length album, Some Nights - available now on Fueled By Ramen. Visit http://ournam...

  • Florence + The Machine - Spectrum

    Spectrum EP is OUT NOW (iTunes): http://bit.ly/FATMSpeciT Ltd Vinyl: http://bit.ly/FATMSpecFT Album "Ceremonials" out now: iTunes UK http://bit.ly/FLCRit CD ...

  • Jessie J - Price Tag ft. B.o.B.

    The Platinum edition of 'Who You Are' is out now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/JJpni and HMV http://bit.ly/JJpnmhv Music video by Jessie J performing Price Tag fe...

  • Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor (2005)

    Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance FloorDomino Recording Company is an independent record label founded in 1993. Subscribe to Domino: http://g...

  • Adele - Someone Like You

    Music video by Adele performing Someone Like You. (C) 2011 XL Recordings Ltd.

  • One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful

    Click here to purchase the single http://www.smarturl.it/1dwmybitunes Music video by One Direction performing What Makes You Beautiful. (C) 2011 Simco Limite...

  • Coldplay - Paradise

    Click here to buy Mylo Xyloto http://links.emi.com/coldplayMX This video was directed by Mat Whitecross in 2011 and was filmed in South Africa and London Mus...

  • David Guetta - Titanium ft. Sia

    From the album Nothing But The Beat Ultimate - Download on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/NBTBiTunes?IQid=vevo Featuring Sia, Ne-Yo, Akon, Nicki Minaj, Flo ...

  • DJ Fresh ft. Rita Ora - Hot Right Now (Official Video)

    Watch the trailer for the 'Earthquake' official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCJ9eYoVH5Y Pre-order DJ Fresh' new single 'Earthquake' on iTunes (Out ...

  • Little Mix - Wings

    The new single 'Wings' out August 26th. Order your copy on iTunes now http://smarturl.it/LMWiT Text WINGS to 80010 to order the single direct to mobile. Text...

  • JLS - She Makes Me Wanna ft. Dev

    The brand new single 'She Makes Me Wanna' - released 24th July on CD/Download. Click to pre-order: iTunes UK - http://bit.ly/SheMakesMeIT Music video by JLS ...

  • Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

    Buy Now! http://smarturl.it/CallMeMaybe Music video by Carly Rae Jepsen performing Call Me Maybe. (C) 2011 604 Records Inc. #VEVOCertified on June 8, 2012. h...

  • Robbie Williams - Candy

    'Candy' is OUT NOW http://bit.ly/RWcandy New album 'Take the Crown', is OUT NOW! iTunes http://smarturl.it/TTCiTunesDeluxe Amazon http://smarturl.it/TTCAmzDl...

  • Beyoncé - Crazy In Love ft. JAY Z

    Music video by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z performing Crazy In Love. (C) 2003 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

  • Nicole Scherzinger - Don't Hold Your Breath

    Music video by Nicole Scherzinger performing Don't Hold Your Breath. Get "Don't Hold Your Breath" http://glnk.it/8h (C) 2011 Interscope Records.

  • Lady Gaga - Telephone ft. Beyoncé

    Music video by Lady Gaga performing Telephone (Clean Version). (C) 2010 Interscope Records.

  • Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)

    Music video by Rihanna performing Only Girl (In The World). (C) 2010 The Island Def Jam Music Group #VEVOCertified on February 16, 2011. http://www.vevo.com/...

  • Elton John - Are You Ready For Love

    Music video by Elton John performing Are You Ready For Love. (C) 2003 Mercury Records Limited.

  • Will Young - Leave Right Now

    Music video by Will Young performing Leave Right Now. (C) 2003 19 Recordings Limited under exclusive license to Ronagold Limited.

  • Britney Spears - Toxic

    Music video by Britney Spears performing Toxic. (C) 2003 Zomba Recording LLC.

  • The Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha ft. Busta Rhymes

    Music video by The Pussycat Dolls performing Don't Cha. (C) 2005 Pussycat Dolls, LLC.

  • Sugababes - Push The Button

    Music video by Sugababes performing Push The Button. (C) 2005 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.

  • Gorillaz - DARE

    Sign up to win limited edition 7" boxset & deluxe CD here: http://smarturl.it/WinGorillazyeaaahhh?IQid=vevo Listen to clips from Gorillaz & download/buy the ...

  • Madonna - Hung Up (Official Music Video)

    "Hung Up" by Madonna from Confessions On A Dance Floor, available now. Download on iTunes: http://bit.ly/WbRka6 Connect With Madonna: Website: http://www.mad...

  • Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

    The 1st video from 5 time Grammy-nominated album St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley. "You are the best. You are the worst. You are average. Your love is a part ...

  • Lily Allen - Smile

    Sign up to Lily's newsletter for all the latest news and regular monthly prize here http://smarturl.it/LilySignupandSmile?IQid=vevo Pick up your copy of albu...

  • Nelly Furtado - Maneater (US Version)

    Music video by Nelly Furtado performing Maneater. (C) 2006 Geffen Records.

  • Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin'

    Music video by Scissor Sisters performing I Don't Feel Like Dancin'. (C) 2006 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

  • Razorlight - America

    Music video by Razorlight performing America. (C) 2006 Mercury Records Limited.

  • Justin Timberlake - SexyBack (Director's Cut) ft. Timbaland

    Music video by Justin Timberlake Featuring Timbaland performing SexyBack (Director's Cut). (C) 2006 Zomba Recording, LLC.

  • Take That - Patience

    Music video by Take That performing Patience. (C) 2006 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

  • MIKA - Grace Kelly (Extended Version)

    Music video by MIKA performing Grace Kelly. (C) 2006 Casablanca Music, LLC.

  • Take That - Shine

    Music video by Take That performing Shine. (C) 2006 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

  • Give It To Me

    Music video by Timbaland performing Give It To Me. (C) 2007 Blackground Records/Interscope Records.

  • Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love (US Version)

    Music video by Leona Lewis performing Bleeding Love. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 361917. (C) 2007 Simco Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Ente...

  • Duffy - Mercy

    Music video by Duffy performing Mercy. (C) 2007 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

  • Estelle - American Boy [Feat. Kanye West] [Video]

    2008 WMG American Boy [Feat. Kanye West] [Video]

  • The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name

    Music video by The Ting Tings performing That's Not My Name. (c) 2008 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Limited.

  • Kings Of Leon - Sex on Fire

    Music video by Kings Of Leon performing Sex On Fire. (C) 2008 RCA Records, a unit of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

  • Tinchy Stryder Ft. N -Dubz - Number 1

    'Click here to join the Tinchy Stryder database' http://zaphod.uk.vvhp.net/reg/reg.pl?id=5128-140709.

  • La Roux - Bulletproof

    Music video by La Roux performing Bulletproof. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 8877218. (C) 2009 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

  • Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You

    Music video by Kelly Clarkson performing My Life Would Suck Without You. (C) 2008 19 Recordings Limited.

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