Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WILLIAM SINGE


#7

"Mama" is a song by British DJ and record producer Jonas Blue, featuring Australian singer William Singe. It was released on 5 May 2017 via Blue's record label Jonas Blue Music.


Friday, February 17, 2017

PNAU


#4

Premiering on Triple J Good Nights, the colourful 'Chameleon' went top five in December 2016. The track features vocals from Shakira Marshall, previously a dancer and back-up singer for Ms. Lauryn Hill, who also releases music under her alter-ego Kira Divine. 


AMY SHARK


#3

Gold Coast songwriter Amy Shark's song 'Adore' reached the top five in November 2016


Friday, January 20, 2017

STARLEY


#8

"Call on Me" is the debut single from Australian singer/songwriter Starley. The song was written by Starley and Peter Wadams. It was made available for digital download on 29 July 2016 through Tinted Records, and it was re-released through Tinted Records and Epic Records on 13 October 2016.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

SIA


#2

"The Greatest" is a song recorded by Australian recording artist Sia for the deluxe edition of her seventh studio album, This Is Acting(2016). Being made available for digital consumption as the record's third single on 5 September 2016 through Monkey Puzzle and RCA Records, "The Greatest" features the vocal collaboration of American rapper Kendrick Lamar. The electropop and tropical house song was written by Sia, Lamar and Greg Kurstin, while production was solely handled by Kurstin.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

BETTY WHO


#6

"I Love You Always Forever" is a song by Welsh singer Donna Lewis. It was released in the United States in May 1996 as the lead single from her debut album, Now in a Minute. In 2016, the song was covered by Australian pop singer Betty Who where it climbed to number six.


Friday, August 26, 2016

ILLY


#2

"Papercuts" is a song by Australian rapper Illy featuring Vera Blue. The song was released on 8 July 2016 and peaked within the top 10 on the Australian ARIA Chart.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

FLUME


#1

"Never Be like You" is a song by Australian musician Flume, featuring vocals from Canadian singer Kai. It was released on 16 January 2016 by Future Classic, as the lead single of his second studio album, Skin. The song debuted at number 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart, later reaching number one and becoming Flume's first song to top the chart. The song was successful and charted internationally in Austria, Belgium, France, the United States and New Zealand, where it reached number 2 on RMNZ Singles Chart.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

ZOOT


#4

Zoot had a top five hit on the national singles chart with a heavy rockcover of The Beatles' ballad "Eleanor Rigby" released in 1970


Saturday, August 6, 2016

ZOE BADWI


#9

"Freefallin" is a song performed by Australian singer-songwriter, Zoƫ Badwi. The dance-pop song was written by Cameron Denny,Amy Pearson and Paul Zala and produced by Denzal Park. It was released as a digital download on 16 July 2010.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

YOUTH GROUP


#1

Youth Group achieved major success in 2006 when their cover of Alphaville's "Forever Young", which had been recorded for the soundtrack of the US TV drama The O.C., was released as a single and reached No. 1 in Australia, attaining platinum status.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

YOUNG DIVAS


#2

"This Time I Know It's for Real" was released in 2006. The song peaked at number two on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).


Sunday, July 31, 2016

WOLFMOTHER


#8

"Joker & the Thief" is a song by Australian rock band Wolfmother. The song serves as the sixth track and sixth single from the band's eponymous debut studio album. It was released in Australia on 26 October 2005 and in the United Kingdom on 20 November 2006. The music video for the song was nominated for the "Best Rock Video" and "Video of the Year" awards at the 2007 MTV Australia Awards. The titular "joker" and "thief" are a reference to the lyrics of "All Along the Watchtower".


Saturday, July 30, 2016

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE


#1

"My Little Angel" is a song written by ex-Easybeats members Harry Vanda and George Young in 1974 and was recorded by Johnny Cabe, aka stage act William Shakespeare. It was Shakespeare's second big hit in Australia and his first number one, making the number-one spot in Australia for three weeks in early 1975.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WES CARR


#1

"You" is the debut single from the 2008 Australian Idol winner, Wes Carr. It was released digitally on 23 November 2008, and physically on 3 December 2008. It is the lead single from his second studio album, The Way the World Looks.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

WENDY MATTHEWS


#2

Wendy Matthews released a number of Top 20 hit singles in the 1990s. 'The Day You Went Away' was her most successful reaching #2 in 1992

Monday, July 25, 2016

WA WA NEE


#2

Wa Wa Nee had four singles in the Australian top 40 from their debut album release of the same name. These included "Stimulation" which reached number 2 nationally in Australia in 1986.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

VENETIANS


#8

Near the end of 1985, Venetians went into the studio with producer Mark Opitz to cut two songs, including the chartbusting "So Much For Love."

"So Much For Love" scaled the Australian singles charts, peaking at number eight on the national charts in Jan 1986.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

VANESSA AMOROSI


#1

"This Is Who I Am" is the first single from Vanessa Amorosi's album Hazardous. The song, "This Is Who I Am", made its radio debut on the Kyle & Jackie O show on 28 August 2009 on the Fox FM radio station in Melbourne. The single was released in Australia on 9 October 2009.

In its second week on #1 in the ARIA charts the song achieved Gold status in Australia and had been certified Platinum in its 8th week of release.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

VANCE JOY


#6

"Riptide" is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy.

The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its lyrics, vocals and production and drew comparisons to singer-songwriters Paul Kelly and Jeff Buckley. "Riptide" would go on to have commercial success in Australia, peaking at number six on the ARIA singles chart and subsequently being named the number one song in radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2013. The following year, "Riptide" also peaked at number ten in the United Kingdom and entered Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, peaking at number 1. By May 2015, it was the second longest charting single still in the US Billboard Hot 100, appearing on that list for 43 weeks (at number 42 from its peak of number 30).

In May 2015, it was announced that "Riptide" had become the longest-charting song in ARIA Chart history, having remained in the top 100 for 107 weeks and counting. It surpassed previous record holder, Poker Face by Lady Gaga's 106 week record. In January 2016, the week count was at 120.


Monday, July 18, 2016

UNCANNY X-MEN


#4

The band's debut album, 'Cos Life Hurts, peaked at No. 2 on the album charts in 1985, and included their highest charting single "50 Years" which reached No. 6 on the singles chart.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

TV ROCK


#1

"Flaunt It" debuted at #3 on the Australian ARIA singles chart on 26 February 2006, before climbing to #2 and then hitting #1 the following week. "Flaunt It" spent four consecutive weeks at #1 before being succeeded by Youth Group's "Forever Young". A week later, it had returned to the summit for a 5th week.

"Flaunt It" stayed in the Top 10 of the Australian charts for 22 consecutive weeks, giving it the title of the longest Top 10 charting single ever by an Australian artist (beating Silverchair's "Tomorrow" in 1994-1995, which spent a total of 19 consecutive weeks in the Top 10).


Friday, July 15, 2016

TROYE SIVAN


#10

"Happy Little Pill" is a single by singer and songwriter Troye Sivan.The song is the first single from TRXYE, his first extended play(EP) released by a major label. It was released digitally on 25 July 2014. The song was written by Troye Sivan, Brandon Rogers, and Tat Tong.

"Happy Little Pill" peaked at number 10 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart (aided by the sales of his extended play TRXYE that were not eligible to chart on the Australian Albums Chart) and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for sales exceeding 35,000 copies. The single received critical acclaim for its mature sound.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

TONY WORSLEY


#6

Over the course of 1965 Tony Worsley reputedly sold over 70,000 records, climaxing in his biggest and best-remembered hit, a dreamy cover of the Australian pop ballad, "Velvet Waters".


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

TONI PEAREN


#10

"I Want You" is a pop song performed by Australian actress/singer Toni Pearen, released as the second single from her debut album Intimate in 1993. The song peaked at number ten on the ARIA Singles Chart, spent twenty weeks in the top 100 and was certified gold.

"I Want You" garnered Toni Pearen an ARIA Award nomination for Best Pop Release in 1994, her only ARIA nomination.


Monday, July 11, 2016

TINA ARENA


#2

"Burn" is a song written by Tina Arena, Pam Reswick and Steve Werfel for Arena's third album In Deep (1997). The song was extremely successful in her native Australia reaching #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart and it was certified gold. Arena also recorded the song in Spanish, and the Italian version "Ti Voglio Qui" and was released as a single in several countries in Europe and Australia.

In 2000, "Burn" was covered by American country music singer Jo Dee Messina and her version reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

TIMOMATIC


#2

"Set It Off" is the debut single by Australian recording artist Timomatic, released digitally on 18 November 2011, as the lead single from his self-titled second studio album. It was written by Timomatic and DNA Songs, who also produced the track. Timomatic stated that the song is "about having fun on the dance floor" and loving life. "Set It Off" peaked at number two on the ARIA Singles Chartand was certified four times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association. It also appeared on the New Zealand Singles Chart at number 14 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

TIMMY TRUMPET


#3

Australian DJ and instrumentalist Timmy Trumpet reached number 3 with his single "Freaks," featuring rapper Savage in 2014.


Friday, July 8, 2016

THIRSTY MERC


#4

"20 Good Reasons" was the first single from Thirsty Merc's second album Slideshows. It was released on 17 March 2007 and is to date the band's highest charting single, reaching number four on the Australian Singles Chart and number seventeen on the New Zealand Singles Chart. The song was nominated for 'Song Of The Year' at the 2008 APRA awards. The single was also the number one most added track to radio across Australia in March 2007.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

THINGS OF STONE AND WOOD


#9

Their 1992 single, "Happy Birthday Helen" reached No. 9 on the ARIA Singles Chart, which was written by lead vocalist Greg Arnold for his then-girlfriend, whom he later married.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

THE WRIGHTS


#2

Their first and only single was a cover version of Stevie Wright's song "Evie", an 11 minute song consisting of three parts. "Evie (Pt 1)" was first performed at the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards in 2004. They performed the whole trilogy live for the first time at the Sydney Cricket Ground as part of WaveAid, and it was released as a single in February 2005. "Evie (Pt 1)" featured Nic Cester as the vocalist, while Pts 2 and 3 featured vocalists Bernard Fanning of Powderfinger and Phil Jamieson of Grinspoon. The profits for the single were donated to Stevie Wright and the Salvation Army to improve drug and alcohol rehabilitation, as well as the Red Cross for the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. The single debuted at No. 2 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart in March 2005


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

THE VIBRANTS


#10

The Vibrants were a mid 1960s pop rock group that emerged from Bobby James and the Vibrants in Adelaide. They charted with "My Prayer" in 1967.


Monday, July 4, 2016

THE VERONICAS


#1

"Hook Me Up" is a song recorded by Australian duo The Veronicas for their second album of the same name (2007). Produced byGreg Wells and Engineered by Drew Pearson, it was released as the album's lead single on 18 August 2007 as a digital download. The down-tempo, electropop-dance song, is a change in direction from the pop rock sound from their previous album, The Secret Life Of... (2005). It was written by The Veronicas' twin sisters, Jessica Origliasso and Lisa Origliasso, together with Shelly Peiken and Wells. The central theme of "Hook Me Up" is about escaping reality and the stresses of life.

The recording was well received by critics who praised the song for its "dance-floor friendly" sound. It was commercially successful peaking at number-one on the Australian ARIA Singles Charts, giving The Veronicas their first number-one single. The accompanying music video portrays Jessica and Lisa in a boarding school rebellion. "Hook Me Up" was performed at the 2008 Australia Day Live Concert as well as on the Hook Me Up and Revenge Is Sweeter tours, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2008, it was nominated for "Highest Selling Single".



Sunday, July 3, 2016

THE TWO MAN BAND


#1

"Up There Cazaly" is 1979 song recorded and composed by Mike Brady. It is named after an Australian rules football catchphrase inspired by early 20th century St Kilda and South Melbourne great Roy Cazaly. It was used by teammate Fred "Skeeter" Fleiter and others when they wanted Cazaly to hit the ball clear of ruck contests.

The song was intended as a promotion for Channel Seven's VFL coverage. The single, released on the independent Fable Recordslabel, sold over 250,000 copies and became the largest-selling Australian single ever released up to that time. It has since become synonymous with Australian football, and has featured as the pre/post-match entertainment of many VFL/AFL Grand Finals.

The song's tune has an unusual key scheme: the verses are in D major, and the chorus is in F major, which is a fairly distant, unrelated key, especially for a popular song; and its final repetition is in G major, in which key the song ends. The song is also used as the walkout tune for Tonbridge Angels in the United Kingdom. The song is also used as a fan chant for Derby County F.C. supporters with the name of Steve Bloomer's Watchin.


Friday, July 1, 2016

THE TWILIGHTS


#2

Their biggest national chart success came with their dynamic cover of the Velvelettes' "Needle in a Haystack" (August 1966). Although the group was reportedly not enamored of the song, manager Gary Spry insisted that they record it and it made the Top 10.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

THE THROB


#4

The Throb were an R&B-based garage rock band from Sydney, Australia, who were active in the mid-1960s. Despite their short tenure, they achieved a brief moment of success, scoring a major hit in 1966 with a cover version of "Fortune Teller", originally recorded by Benny Spellman, and which had previously been covered by The Rolling Stones.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

THE STRANGERS


#10

Melanie Makes Me Smile was a cover of British singer Tony Burrows single. It reached the top ten in June 1970


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

THE SEEKERS


#1

"The Carnival Is Over" is a Russian folk song from circa 1883, adapted with English-language lyrics, written by Tom Springfield, for the Australian folk pop group The Seekers in 1965. The song became The Seekers' signature recording, and the band have customarily closed their concerts with it ever since its success in late-1965. At its 1965 sales peak, The Seekers' single was selling 93,000 copies per day in the UK and is No.30 in the chart of the biggest-selling singles of all time in the United Kingdom, with sales of at least 1.41 million copies in the UK alone. The track spent three weeks at No.1 in the UK Singles Chart in November and December 1965.

The song also topped the Australian charts (for six weeks, from 4 December 1965), and reached No.1 in the Irish Charts for two weeks.


Monday, June 27, 2016

THE SCREAMING JETS


#4

In April 1991, The Screaming Jets released their debut studio album All for One which peaked at No. 2 on the Albums Chart and spawned a No. 4 hit single, "Better"


Saturday, June 25, 2016

THE REELS


#7

In late 1982, having signed a new contract with the RCA Records label, The Reels scored an unexpected hit with a wry, languid cover of the Burt Bacharach-Hal David song, originally recorded by Herb Alpert, "This Guy's In Love With You", which reached No. 7.


Friday, June 24, 2016

THE POTBELLEEZ


#5

Released in 2007, "Don't Hold Back" is the first single by The Potbelleez from the self-titled debut album The Potbelleez. The single is their most successful to date and received heavy airplay across Australia and was critically acclaimed. It has gone on to sell over 210,000 copies in Australia alone and won Most Played Dance Work of year at 2009 APRA Awards. It has featured as key advertising song for "Jeep - Dont Hold Back" in Australia.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

THE POOR


#10

In March 1994 The Poor Boys changed their name to The Poor to avoid confusion with a US group of the former name. That month they issued a single, "More Wine Waiter Please", in the US where it peaked at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. In May they released it in Australia and it peaked at No. 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

THE PARTY BOYS


#1

In 1987 three Australian bands The Party Boys, Chantoozies and Exploding White Mice each released their own cover version of "He's Gonna Step On You Again". The Party Boys' single was issued in June, which peaked at No. 1, for two weeks, in late July on the national charts while the Chantoozies version reached No. 36.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

THE ORMSBY BROTHERS


#5

The old Lesley Gore hit “You Don’t Own Me” was recorded by Sydney sibling act The Ormsby Brothers. In July 73 the song peaked at #5.


Monday, June 20, 2016

THE MOJO SINGERS


#1

The song was written as a 60-second jingle by Allan Johnston, Alan Morris and other creative staff at the Sydney advertising agency Mojo in 1978 to promote the second season of Kerry Packer's rebel cricket competition World Series Cricket for the Nine television network. The song eulogised players such as Dennis Lillee, the Chappell brothers Ian and Greg and Rod Marsh, used the limerick metre in its verse structure and ended with the refrain, "C'mon Aussie, c'mon, c'mon" sung again and again.

The popularity of the chorus and the success that the new cricket competition enjoyed in the 1978/79 summer season inspired the Mojo agency to recut the track and release it as a single in 1978. The jingle's double limerick was split into two, additional refrains were added and a 2' 15" version was produced for radio release and sale. Performed by the Mojo Singers (including Allan Johnston and other agency and recording studio personnel), it topped the charts in Australia for two weeks in Jan 1979.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

THE MOIR SISTERS


#8

The Moir Sisters was an Australian pop vocal trio from the mid-1970s. Their big hit, "Good Morning (How Are You?)'" (EMI, 1974), which featured their distinctive high-pitched harmonies, remained on the Australian national singles chart for 19 weeks, peaking at #8.



Saturday, June 18, 2016

THE MIXTURES


#1

The Mixtures recorded a cover of Mungo Jerry's "In the Summertime" and—as a result of the 1970 radio ban, during which many Australian radio stations refused to play Australian and British music released by major labels—received much more airplay than had initially been expected for a group on a small record label. The single went to #1 in 1970 for six weeks.

Friday, June 17, 2016

THE MASTERS APPRENTICES


#7

"Living in a Child's Dream", is regarded as an early example of Australian psychedelic rock and one of their greatest pop songs. It was recorded at the newly opened Armstrong's Studios in South Melbourne and like all their Astor cuts it was nominally produced by staff producer Dick Heming. According to Jim Keays, Heming's input was limited and most of the production was by engineer Roger Savage with considerable input from Molly Meldrum. Released in August 1967 at the peak of the Summer of Love, it reached Top Ten.


THE LOVED ONES


#9

The Loved Ones' released their second single "Ever Lovin' Man" in July 1966, which peaked at number nine in August


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

THE LIVING END


#4

Second Solution" / "Prisoner of Society" is the third EP by Australian rock band The Living End. It was the best selling Australian single of the 1990s, and spent a record-breaking 69 weeks on the ARIA Top 100. It provided a breakthrough for the band, bringing them to the attention of the Australian Rock scene. Boosted by the success of this EP, they subsequently went into the studio to record their debut full-length album, The Living End on which they re-recorded both of the title songs.