Take That’s 10 biggest selling singles

Back for Good sold more than one million copies
Back for Good sold more than one million copies

Take That will be playing the first of three dates at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena tonight.

Here’s a look at the band’s biggest selling singles...

1. Back for Good

Released in 1995, Back for Good was Take That’s defining ballad, and was released at the pinnacle of their career. It sold more than one million copies in the UK and won the Best Single award at the Brits.

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2. Rule the World

Released in 2007, Rule the World has been the highlight of Take That’s return. Although the single didn’t quite make it to No.1, it still sold one million copies in the UK.

3. Patience

After a 10 year hiatus, Take That stormed back into the charts in 2006 with the release of Patience. Predictably the single rocketed straight into the No.1 spot in the UK Singles chart, selling nearly 700,000 copies.

4. How Deep is Your Love

The band’s first No.1 without Robbie Williams, How Deep is Your Love was Take That’s 1996 swansong. It spent three weeks at the top of the charts, and sold a total of 600,000 copies.

5. The Flood

Take That’s first single after Robbie rejoined in 2010. Unable to topple Rihanna from the top spot, the single peaked at No.2, selling just shy of 600,000 copies.

6. Greatest Day

Released in 2008, Greatest Day was Take That’s last No.1 single. Taken from the album The Circus, the single sold just over half a million copies.

7. Never Forget

The first Take That song to feature Howard Donald on lead vocals, and the first single the band released after Robbie dramatically left in 1995. Selling 500,000 copies in total, Never Forget was one of the band’s many No.1 singles.

8. Shine

This track became the band’s sixth consecutive No.1 single when it was released in 2007. Selling just under half a million copies, Shine was the first Take That single to feature Mark Owen on lead vocals since Babe in 1993.

9. Pray

Released way back in 1993, Pray was Take That’s first No.1. The single topped the charts for a month and sold 400,000 copies.

10. Babe

Beaten to the 1993 Christmas No.1 spot by Mr Blobby, Babe nevertheless sold an impressive 385,000 copies.