OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' surpasses one million UK sales

Boyband OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' has surpassed one million UK sales.

PTI| Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 13:55 PM IST
OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' surpasses one million UK sales

Los Angeles: Boyband OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' has surpassed one million UK sales.

The track first entered the Top 40 in August 2013 and hit number one in October, reportedly.

The track becomes one of the highest selling British songs of all time. Band member Ryan Tedder said that the song was written while staying with Beyonce and Jay Z in the Hamptons.

"On the second day I woke up early and I started combing through the internet, searching for stuff that would inspire me for Beyonce.

"I ended up coming across this weird song that had this indigenous folk sound to it that just struck me like lightning. I didn't like the verses or lyrics, but I loved the feel and movement of it. That ended up inspiring Counting Stars," he said.

"I debated playing it for Beyonce and putting it forward for her album, but it didn't feel like a song Beyonce would record. I immediately came up with the chorus idea, went home and for the next three months finished OneRepublic's Native album,"