This has to be the craziest piece of information ever.

Only 82 songs have ever been certified diamond, so get your playlist at the ready because, according to music sales, these songs are literal gems.

A song is certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America after going platinum 10 times, or 10 million sales.

After looking at this list, one thing become clear – usually, the biggest song of the year goes diamond.

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So, get ready for a nostalgic look over music for the last decade or two.

First up is ‘The Hills’ by the Weeknd – yep the song that basically filled every nightclub floor in 2015 was officially certified diamond in 2019, and is still a classic.

Next is the song that had us in floods of tears at the cinema after Fast and Furious 7 – ‘See You Again’ by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, which was certified a few years later in 2019.

‘Bodak Yellow’ also reached an incredible milestone in 2021, making Cardi B the first female rapper to ever have a diamond-certified single.

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Fifth on the list takes us back to the 70s with Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

The incredible hit wasn’t certified diamond until 2021, which just shows the kind of staying power the song has.

‘Havana’ by Camila Cabello was certified in the same year, along with Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Base’.

The list also includes ‘Life Is Good’ by Future featuring Drake, ‘Girls Like You’ by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B, ‘That’s What I Like’ by Bruno Mars, ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ by Gotye featuring Kimbra, ‘Stressed Out’ by Twenty One Pilots as well as ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga, ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ by Foster the People and ‘Something About the Way You Look Tonight / Candle in the Wind’ by Elton John, which became the first-ever song to hit platinum back in October 1997.

Oh and of course ‘Baby Shark’ by Pinkfong also made it up there, which absolutely doesn’t surprise us. After all, that song – despite its flaws – is incredibly catchy. Baby shark do, do, do, do, do.

Here’s the full list:

  1. ‘Poker Face’ by Lady Gaga
  2. ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen
  3. ‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  4. ‘Roar’ by Katy Perry
  5. ‘Royals’ by Lorde
  6. ‘All About That Bass’ by Meghan Trainor
  7. ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
  8. ‘Candle in the Wind’ by Elton John
  9. ‘Baby’ by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
  10. ‘Not Afraid’ by Eminem
  11. ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga
  12. ‘Radioactive’ by Imagine Dragons
  13. ‘Thrift Shop’ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
  14. ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry
  15. ‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem
  16. ‘Love the Way You Lie’ by Eminem featuring Rihanna
  17. ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I.
  18. ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by The Black Eyed Peas
  19. ‘Party Rock Anthem’ by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
  20. ‘Counting Stars’ by OneRepublic
  21. ‘Closer’ by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  22. ‘Cruise’ by Florida Georgia Line
  23. ‘Dark Horse’ by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
  24. ‘Just the Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars
  25. ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran
  26. ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran
  27. ‘We Are Young’ by Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
  28. ‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz
  29. ‘The Hills’ by The Weeknd
  30. ‘See You Again’ by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
  31. ‘God’s Plan’ by Drake
  32. ‘Grenade’ by Bruno Mars
  33. ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ by Foster the People
  34. ‘All of Me’ by John Legend
  35. ‘Baby Shark’ by Pinkfong
  36. ‘Rockstar’ by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
  37. ‘Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)’ by Post Malone and Swae Lee
  38. ‘Congratulations’ by Post Malone featuring Quavo
  39. ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  40. ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran
  41. ‘Trap Queen’ by Fetty Wap
  42. ‘Shake It Off’ by Taylor Swift
  43. ‘Happy’ by Pharrell
  44. ‘Meant to Be’ by Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line.
  45. ‘Stay With Me’ by Sam Smith
  46. ‘Party in the U.S.A.’ by Miley Cyrus
  47. ‘Sicko Mode’ by Travis Scott featuring Drake
  48. ‘Bodak Yellow’ by Cardi B
  49. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen
  50. ‘Sorry’ by Justin Bieber
  51. ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ by Train
  52. ‘Low’ by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain
  53. ‘Stressed Out’ by Twenty One Pilots
  54. ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ by Gotye featuring Kimbra
  55. ‘That’s What I Like’ by Bruno Mars
  56. ‘When I Was Your Man’ by Bruno Mars
  57. ‘Sail’ by AWOLNATION
  58. ‘Moves Like Jagger’ by Maroon 5
  59. ‘Sad!’ by XXXTentacion
  60. ‘Demons’ by Imagine Dragons
  61. ‘Believer’ by Imagine Dragons
  62. ‘Lean On’ by Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring MØ
  63. ‘Havana’ by Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug
  64. ‘Stronger’ by Kanye West
  65. ‘Super Bass’ by Nicki Minaj
  66. ‘Life Is Good’ by Future featuring Drake
  67. ‘Girls Like You’ by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
  68. ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey
  69. ‘The Box’ by Roddy Ricch
  70. ‘I Like It’ by Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny
  71. ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ by Chris Stapleton
  72. ‘Sugar’ by Maroon 5
  73. ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston
  74. ‘Lucid Dreams’ by Juice Wrld
  75. ‘Location’ by Khalid
  76. ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri
  77. ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd
  78. ‘Starboy’ by The Weeknd
  79. ‘Timber’ by Pitbull featuring Kesha
  80. ‘Thunder’ by Imagine Dragons
  81. ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ by The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  82. ‘Heathens’ by Twenty One Pilots

What song do you think will be next to go diamond?


Source: Unilad