Only two other acts in history have secured the top spot on
three separate occasions with the same song, the last being Guy
Mitchell's "Singing the Blues" in 1957.
"Happy" also passed the 1 million sales marker this week, making
Pharrell only the second act after the Beatles to notch up three
million-selling singles in the UK within the space of a year.
Last week's chart-topper "Money On My Mind", by English
singer-songwriter Sam Smith, slipped to second place in the
singles charts while Clean Bandit's "Rather Be" featuring Jess
Glynne held on to its number three spot.
In the album chart, British band Bastille retained the top spot
with their record "Bad Blood", the Official Charts Company said,
ahead of the Artic Monkeys second-placed "AM" and Ellie
Goulding's "Halcyon" in third.
(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan;
Editing by Catherine Evans)
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