Open main menu

List of best-selling singles in Australia

This is a list of best-selling singles in Australia that have been certified by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). From 1983, ARIA certifies a single Platinum for shipment of 70,000 copies across Australia.[1] All singles in this list must have won at least sextuple ARIA Platinum Awards (420,000 copies). Prior to 1989, the values of the certifications were different, and a dearth of published data has made it difficult to source earlier release numbers.

Contents

Best-selling singles in AustraliaEdit

Australian songs indicated with  [a]

List of best-selling singles in Australia according to ARIA's accreditations
Accreditation Sales Title Performer

nationality

Artist Year
released

[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

17× Platinum 1,190,000 "Uptown Funk"   ( ) Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 2015[13]
15× Platinum 1,050,000 "Party Rock Anthem"   ( ) LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock 2011[8]
14× Platinum 980,000 "Candle in the Wind 1997" /
"Something About the Way You Look Tonight"
  Elton John 1997[2]
"Closer"   The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 2016[12]
13× Platinum 910,000 "Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran 2017[12]
12× Platinum 840,000 "Sexy and I Know It"   LMFAO 2011[8]
11× Platinum 770,000 "All of Me"   John Legend 2013[12]
"Happy"   Pharrell Williams 2014[10]
"Moves like Jagger"   Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera 2011[8]
"Roar"   Katy Perry 2013[8]
"Somebody That I Used to Know"   ( ) Gotye featuring Kimbra 2011[7]
"Thinking Out Loud"   Ed Sheeran 2014[12]
10× Platinum 700,000 "Can't Stop the Feeling"   Justin Timberlake 2016[12]
"Gangnam Style"   Psy 2012[7]
"Love the Way You Lie"   ( ) Eminem featuring Rihanna 2010[9]
"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran 2017[12]
"Thrift Shop"   Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2012[12]
9× Platinum 630,000 "All About That Bass"   Meghan Trainor 2014[12]
"Battle Scars"   ( ) Guy Sebastian featuring Lupe Fiasco 2012[7]
"Blurred Lines"   Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams 2013[8]
"Call Me Maybe"   Carly Rae Jepsen 2012[7]
"Don't Let Me Down"   The Chainsmokers featuring Daya 2016[12]
"Havana"   ( ) Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug 2017[12]
"Riptide"   Vance Joy 2013[11]
"Say You Won't Let Go"   James Arthur 2016[12]
"Wake Me Up!"   Avicii 2013[8]
8× Platinum 560,000 "Firework"   Katy Perry 2011[7]
"Just Give Me a Reason"   P!nk featuring Nate Ruess 2013[8]
"Something Just like This"     The Chainsmokers and Coldplay 2017[12]
"This Is What You Came For"   ( ) Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna 2016[11]
"Tik Tok"   Kesha 2009[12]
"Youngblood"   5 Seconds Of Summer 2018[12]
"We Found Love"   ( ) Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris 2011[9]
7× Platinum 490,000 "A Thousand Years"   Christina Perri 2011[12]
"Can't Hold Us"   Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton 2013[12]
"Castle on the Hill"   Ed Sheeran 2017[12]
"Counting Stars"   OneRepublic 2013[10]
"Don't You Worry Child"   Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin 2012[7]
"Dynamite"   Taio Cruz 2010[6]
"Fireflies"   Owl City 2010[9]
"Grenade"   Bruno Mars 2011[12]
"Halo"   Beyoncé 2009[12]
"Hello"   Adele 2015[10]
"In My Head"   Jason Derulo 2010[6]
"Just the Way You Are"   Bruno Mars 2010[12]
"Lean On"   ( ) ( ) Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring 2015[12]
"Let Her Go"   Passenger 2013[7]
"Locked Out of Heaven"   Bruno Mars 2012[12]
"Lose Yourself"   Eminem 2003[7]
"Love Story"   Taylor Swift 2009[9]
"Never Be like You"   ( ) Flume featuring Kai 2016[11]
"Only Girl (In the World)"   Rihanna 2010[9]
"Rolling in the Deep"   Adele 2011[6]
"Royals"   Lorde 2013[8]
"See You Again"   Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 2015[12]
"Shake It Off"   Taylor Swift 2014[9]
"Skinny Love"   Birdy 2012[12]
"Someone like You"   Adele 2011[6]
"Sorry"   Justin Bieber 2015[11]
"Starships"   Nicki Minaj 2012[9]
"The A Team"   Ed Sheeran 2011[12]
"Timber"   Pitbull featuring Kesha 2013[11]
"What Makes You Beautiful"   /   One Direction 2012[7]
"Whistle"   Flo Rida 2012[7]
"Wild Ones"   ( ) Flo Rida featuring Sia 2012[7]
6× Platinum 490,000 "7 Years"
 
Lukas Graham
2016[12]
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
 
Queen
1975[14]
"Boom Boom"   Justice Crew 2012[7]
"Brother"   Matt Corby 2013[7]
"California Gurls"   Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg 2010[7]
"Cheerleader" (Felix Jaehn Remix)   ( ) Omi 2015[10]
"Cold Water"   ( ) ( ) Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ 2016[12]
"Dancing on My Own"   Calum Scott 2016[12]
"Despacito"   ( ) Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber 2017[12]
"DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love"   Usher featuring Pitbull 2010[12]
"Diamonds"   Rihanna 2012[9]
"Faded"   Alan Walker 2016[12]
"Galway Girl"   Ed Sheeran 2017[13]
"Get Lucky"   ( ) Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams 2013[8]
"Give Me Everything"   ( ) Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer 2011[5]
"Good Feeling"   Flo Rida 2011[12]
"Hall of Fame"   ( ) The Script featuring will.i.am 2012[8]
"Hey, Soul Sister"   Train 2010[8]
"I Knew You Were Trouble"   Taylor Swift 2012[7]
"I Love It"   ( ) Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX 2013[12]
"It Girl"   Jason Derulo 2011[6]
"Lego House"   Ed Sheeran 2012[10]
"Little Talks"   Of Monsters and Men 2012[9]
"Love Yourself"   Justin Bieber 2016[10]
"OMG"   Usher featuring will.i.am 2010[12]
"One Dance"   ( ) ( ) Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla 2016[11]
"Paradise"   Coldplay 2012[7]
"Price Tag"   ( ) Jessie J featuring B.o.B 2011[9]
"Poker Face"   Lady Gaga 2008[3]
"Pumped Up Kicks"   Foster The People 2012[7]
"Raise Your Glass"   Pink 2010[12]
"S&M"   Rihanna 2011[9]
"Same Love"   Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert 2013[12]
"Scream & Shout"   will.i.am featuring Britney Spears 2012[7]
"Shotgun"   George Ezra 2018[12]
"Shut Up & Dance"   Walk the Moon 2015[11]
"Silence"   Marshmello featuring Khalid 2017[12]
"So What"   Pink 2008[12]
"Some Nights"   Fun 2012[12]
"Super Bass"   Nicki Minaj 2011[6]
"Take Me to Church"   Hozier 2014[10]
"Teenage Dream"   Katy Perry 2010[7]
"The Horses"   Daryl Braithwaite 1991[12]
"Thunder"   Imagine Dragons 2017[12]
"Unforgettable"   ( ) French Montana featuring Swae Lee 2017[12]
"We Are Young"   Fun featuring Janelle Monáe 2012[12]
"When I Was Your Man"   Bruno Mars 2013[12]
"Wide Awake"   Katy Perry 2012[7]
"Work from Home"   Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla Sign 2016[11]
"Young Dumb & Broke"   Khalid 2017[12]


Note: songs released by non-Australian acts with Australian acts as featured artists are not classified as Australian songs by ARIA.[15]

Entries by artistEdit

The following table shows artists who have achieved two or more best-selling songs in Australia. The figures include both main artists and featured artists.

Entries Artist Country of origin Songs
7 Ed Sheeran   UK "Castle on the Hill", "Galway Girl", "Lego House", "Perfect", "Shape of You", "The A Team", "Thinking Out Loud"
6 Rihanna   BAR "Diamonds", "Love the Way You Lie", "Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M", "This Is What You Came For", "We Found Love"
5 Bruno Mars   USA "Grenade", "Just the Way You Are", "Locked Out of Heaven", "Uptown Funk", "When I Was Your Man"
Katy Perry "California Gurls", "Firework", "Roar", "Teenage Dream", "Wide Awake"
4 Justin Bieber   CAN "Cold Water", "Despacito", "Love Yourself", "Sorry"
3 Adele   UK "Hello", "Rolling in the Deep", "Someone like You"
The Chainsmokers   USA "Closer", "Don't Let Me Down", "Something Just like This"
Flo Rida "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold Us", "Same Love", "Thrift Shop"
Nate Ruess (includes songs as part of Fun) "Just Give Me a Reason", "Some Nights", "We Are Young"
Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines", "Get Lucky", "Happy"
Pink "Just Give Me a Reason", "Raise Your Glass", "So What"
Pitbull "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love", "Give Me Everything", "Timber"
Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble", "Love Story", "Shake It Off"
will.i.am "Hall of Fame", "OMG", "Scream & Shout"
2 Calvin Harris   UK "This Is What You Came For", "We Found Love"
Camila Cabello (includes songs as part of Fifth Harmony)   CUB "Havana", "Work from Home"
Coldplay   UK "Paradise", "Something Just like This"
Eminem   USA "Lose Yourself", "Love the Way You Lie"
Fun "Some Nights", "We Are Young"
Jason Derulo "In My Head", "It Girl"
Kesha "Tik Tok", "Timber"
Khalid "Silence", "Young Dumb & Broke"
LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem", "Sexy and I Know It"
Nicki Minaj "Starships", "Super Bass"
Usher "OMG", "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love"

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ARIA Accreditations". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-02-06.
  2. ^ a b "1997 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "2009 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "2010 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "2011 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "2012 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "2013 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "2014 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "2015 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "2016 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i "2017 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au "2018 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "2019 ARIA Accreds". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "2019 ARIA Accreds". www.aria.com.au. 2019-03-10. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  15. ^ ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2012.Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 8 January 2013