The Top 100 Songs of 2018 in Australia

Australia’s ARIA has published a year-end chart for 2018. The Top 100 songs of the year down under are listed below. The country was faithful to its own artists, as the #1 spot is taken by group 5 Seconds of Summer and “Youngblood”. Canada’s Drake comes in 2nd with “God’s Plan”, the UK’s Ed Sheeran 3rd with “Perfect”, and Australia’s own Dean Lewis in 4th with “Be Alright”.

TITLE ARTIST
1 Youngblood 5 Seconds Of Summer
2 God’s Plan Drake
3 Perfect Ed Sheeran
4 Be Alright Dean Lewis
5 Meant to Be Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
6 I Fall Apart Post Malone
7 Psycho Post Malone
8 Girls Like You Maroon 5
9 Shotgun George Ezra
10 Eastside Benny Blanco
11 Better Now Post Malone
12 Rockstar Post Malone
13 Love Lies Khalid & Normani
14 These Days Rudimental
15 The Middle Zedd & Grey
16 In My Feelings Drake
17 All The Stars Kendrick Lamar & SZA
18 IDGAF Dua Lipa
19 River Eminem
20 One Kiss Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
21 Sad! XXXTentacion
22 Nice For What Drake
23 Havana Camila Cabello
24 This Is Me K. Settle/ Greatest Showman Ensemble
25 Shape Of You Ed Sheeran
26 No Tears Left To Cry Ariana Grande
27 FRIENDS Marshmello & Anne Marie
28 2002 Anne-Marie
29 Rise Jonas Blue
30 Silence Marshmello x Khalid
31 I Said Hi Amy Shark
32 High Hopes Panic! At The Disco
33 Happier Marshmello & Bastille
34 Never Be The Same Camila Cabello
35 Feel It Still Portugal. The Man
36 I Like It Cardi B 
37 Let You Down NF
38 Lucid Dreams Juice WRLD
39 Finesse Bruno Mars
40 Body Loud Luxury
41 Lovely Billie Eilish
42 Hurt Somebody Noah Kahan & Julia Michaels
43 Go Bang Pnau
44 Nevermind Dennis Lloyd
45 Candy Paint Post Malone
46 Wolves Selena Gomez & Marshmello
47 Mine Bazzi
48 Sicko Mode Travis Scott & Drake
49 HUMBLE. Kendrick Lamar & Skrillex
50 Thunder Imagine Dragons
51 Promises Calvin Harris & Sam Smith
52 Fire/Reprisal Peking Duk
53 Shallow Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
54 New Rules Dua Lipa
55 Young Dumb & Broke Khalid
56 Healing Hands Conrad Sewell
57 Freaky Friday Lil Dicky 
58 Back To You Selena Gomez
59 Let Me Go Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso
60 Thank U, Next Ariana Grande
61 Call Out My Name The Weeknd
62 Ocean Martin Garrix 
63 I Miss You Clean Bandit 
64 Jackie Chan Tiesto & Dzeko
65 In My Blood Shawn Mendes
66 Without Me Halsey
67 Solo Clean Bandit
68 Say Something Justin Timberlake
69 Remind Me To Forget Kygo
70 Him & I G-Eazy 
71 Pray For Me The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
72 I’ll Be There Jess Glynne
73 What Lovers Do Maroon 5 
74 I Like Me Better Lauv
75 Happier Ed Sheeran
76 Chateau Angus & Julia Stone
77 Better Khalid
78 Born To Be Yours Kygo & Imagine Dragons
79 Look Alive BlocBoy JB 
80 You Are The Reason Calum Scott
81 Too Good At Goodbyes Sam Smith
82 Rewrite the Stars Zac Efron & Zendaya
83 No Brainer DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber & Quavo
84 My My My! Troye Sivan
85 Sunflower Post Malone & Swae Lee
86 Just Friends Hayden James 
87 For You (Fifty Shades Freed) Liam Payne & Rita Ora
88 This Is America Childish Gambino
89 I Love It Lil Pump & Kanye West
90 Castle On The Hill Ed Sheeran
91 God Is A Woman Ariana Grande
92 I Wanna Know NOTD 
93 In My Mind Dynoro
94 Beautiful Bazzi
95 Coming Home Sheppard
96 OTW Khalid x Ty Dolla $ign x 6lack
97 Praise The Lord (Da Shine) A$AP Rocky 
98 We’re Going Home Vance Joy
99 Believer Imagine Dragons
100 Congratulations Post Malone
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The 10 Biggest Songs of 2017 in Australia

Below are the 10 biggest hits of 2017 in Australia according to the ARIA year-end chart. Britain’s Ed Sheeran takes the cake with “Shape of You”, and a number of other songs by him populate the Top 10. The top song by an Australian artist in the Top 100 is “Chameleon” by Pnau at #32.

1. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
2. Despacito by Fonsi & Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber
3. Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran
4. Perfect by Ed Sheeran
5. Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
6. Thunder by Imagine Dragons
7. Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran
8. Humble by Kendrick Lamar & Skrillex
9. Glorious by Macklemore
10. There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back by Shawn Mendes

Chameleon by PNAU

Sydney, Australia electronic dance music duo PNAU lands its first homeland Top 10 hit with “Chameleon”. Around since 1999, Peter and Nick have been mentored by Elton John who was impressed with their music. Nick also serves as one-half of another duo, Empire of the Sun. The music video for the track is a feast for the eyes with a rich presentation of kaleidoscopic colours.

The Most Popular Australian Song of 2016?

The land down under seems to have a fondness for bands that promote tar sucking behaviour. The top song in Australia for 2016 was “Closer” by American duo The Chainsmokers. The top Australian song, at 4th of the year on the ARIA chart, was “Never Be Like You” by Flume of Sydney which features Canadian singer Kai. The song has been nominated for a U.S. Grammy award. Have a listen to the song below.

Dami Im Is Fighting for Love

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It’s time to focus on the world’s sixth largest music industry (of roughly 200 countries) which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of its flagship awards ceremony, the ARIA awards. We’re talkin’ Australia. Following the release of a covers album dedicated to The Carpenters earlier this year, Australia’s Dami Im is back with new music: a fresh single called “Fighting for Love”. For those who really want to dance, their is as well a 7th Heaven remix of the song available. The track is exquisitely injected with EDM flourish and at the core of course are Dami’s exquisitely soaring vocals. Have a look and listen at the MV embedded below.

 

Happy Birthday, Kylie Minogue!

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Happy birthday Kylie! Don’t worry, we won’t state the age. Kylie Minogue is considered the best-selling Australian recording artist of all-time, having sold some 80 million records worldwide. She is currently working on her 14th studio album, and her self-titled 1994 work is being re-released as a double disc with a number of previously unreleased bonus tracks.

The entertainment world’s introduction to Kylie was via the Aussie television soap Neighbours. Her first hit single was “Locomotion” in 1987. Her biggest success has been in her native land as well as The United Kingdom where she has scored 7 chart toppers, 34 Top Tens, and 49 Top Forty hits. It is somewhat odd that both Canadian and U.S. broadcasters have not been as keen to air her music, the main exception being her Fever era album. Kylie’s most recent hit was 2013’s excellent “Into the Blue”, the MV of which we have embedded below.

Delta Goodrem Scores 16th Top Ten Hit

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Australia’s Delta Goodrem was off to a good start in 2003 with her debut album Innocent Eyes which spawned 5 number one hits. The album was eventually certified at 15x Platinum. It was also a success in Britain while largely ignored in The United States. This week, Delta’s new single “Dear Life” debuts at #3 down under becoming her 16th Top Ten hit following her #1 smash “Wings”. Those two songs are expected to appear on Goodrem’s fifth studio album. We have embedded the “Dear Life” MV below.

Sia Is Having Fun with Cheap Thrills

Australian recording artist Sia has been doing well with hit single “Cheap Thrills”. It has topped the charts in Germany and Sweden, peaked at #2 in the UK, Denmark, and France and at #6 in her home country. Sean Paul is pulling a Pitbull by taking on a number of featured artist duties as of late including songs by Jay Sean, Fifth Harmony, and MAGIC! He supports Sia on this track as well. The lyric video for “Cheap Thrills” is close to Vevo certification (an award given to MVs that reach 100 million views). We have embedded this below for your viewing pleasure.

Dami Im to Release Carpenters Tribute Album

dami im - classic carpentersAustralia’s Dami Im is taking a break from original compositions as she prepares the release of a covers album dedicated exclusively to songs from U.S. group The Carpenters, one of the most successful adult contemporary outfits of the 1970s, selling over 100 million records worldwide. The band’s career ended in the early 1980s when lead singer Karen Carpenter died from complications of anorexia nervosa. Though tragic, it brought significant attention to the psychosomatic illness. Dami, who won the 5th season of Australia’s X-Factor, will be heading to Sweden to represent the land down under at this year’s Eurovision song contest with the final taking place May 14, 2016. Without a doubt, Dami Im has one of the most beautiful voices in the world. Album Classic Carpenters will be out April 22. Below is the MV for “(They Long to Be) Close to You”.