List of best-selling singles of the 2000s in Australia

The highest-selling singles in Australia are ranked in the Australian Recording Industry Association singles chart, also known as the ARIA Charts, published by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The data are compiled from a sample that includes music stores, music departments at electronics and department stores and Internet sales, in other words, both digital as well as CD sales.[1]

Guy Sebastian's single "Angels Brought Me Here" is the best selling single of the 2000s.

In January 2010, the Australian Recording Industry Association released a chart with the highest selling singles of the previous decade, using data from all 520 ARIA singles charts from 1 January 2000, to 31 December 2009.[2]

The winner of the first season of Australian Idol, Guy Sebastian, had the highest-selling single of the decade, "Angels Brought Me Here", which reached number one on the ARIA singles chart on 1 December 2003, and remained there for 3 weeks. It was followed by "The Prayer" by Anthony Callea, the runner up of the show's second season. It reached number one, and remained there for 5 weeks.

All but 23 of the 100 songs that made the end-of-decade chart reached number one during the decade.

Top 100Edit

Position Song title Artist Nationality Year Peak
1 "Angels Brought Me Here" Guy Sebastian Australia 2003 1
2 "The Prayer" Anthony Callea Australia 2005 1
3 "I Gotta Feeling" The Black Eyed Peas United States 2009 1
4 "Poker Face" Lady Gaga United States 2008 1
5 "What About Me" Shannon Noll Australia 2004 1
6 "So What" Pink United States 2008 1
7 "Lose Yourself" Eminem United States 2002 1
8 "Sexy Bitch" David Guetta featuring Akon France
United States
2009 1
9 "Sex on Fire" Kings of Leon United States 2008 1
10 "Love Story" Taylor Swift United States 2009 1
11 "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" Las Ketchup Spain 2002 1
12 "Just Dance" Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis United States 2008 1
13 "Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain United States 2008 1
14 "Boom Boom Pow" The Black Eyed Peas United States 2009 1
15 "I'm Yours" Jason Mraz United States 2008 3
16 "Without Me" Eminem United States 2002 1
17 "Teenage Dirtbag" Wheatus United States 2000 1
18 "Right Round" Flo Rida featuring Kesha United States 2009 1
19 "Born to Try" Delta Goodrem Australia 2003 1
20 "Dilemma" Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland United States 2002 1
21 "Whenever, Wherever" Shakira Colombia 2000 1
22 "I Kissed a Girl" Katy Perry United States 2008 1
23 "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis United Kingdom 2008 1
24 "Shut Up" The Black Eyed Peas United States 2003 1
25 "Apologize" Timbaland presents OneRepublic United States 2007 1
26 "All Summer Long" Kid Rock United States 2008 1
27 "Use Somebody" Kings of Leon United States 2008 1
28 "Sweet About Me" Gabriella Cilmi Australia 2008 1
29 "Like It Like That" Guy Sebastian Australia 2009 1
30 "Hot n Cold" Katy Perry United States 2008 4
31 "Don't Cha" The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes United States 2005 1
32 "Halo" Beyoncé United States 2009 3
33 "I'm Outta Love" Anastacia United States 2000 1
34 "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" Sandi Thom United Kingdom 2006 1
35 "Where Is the Love?" The Black Eyed Peas United States 2003 1
36 "A Little Less Conversation" Elvis vs. JLX United States
Netherlands
2002 1
37 "No Air" Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown United States 2008 1
38 "Shake It" Metro Station United States 2008 2
39 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé United States 2009 5
40 "Meet Me Halfway" The Black Eyed Peas United States 2009 1
41 "Left Outside Alone" Anastacia United States 2004 1
42 "Tik Tok" Kesha United States 2009 1
43 "Predictable" Delta Goodrem Australia 2003 1
44 "Big Girls Don't Cry" Fergie United States 2007 1
45 "Hero" Enrique Iglesias Spain 2002 1
46 "Can't Fight the Moonlight" LeAnn Rimes United States 2001 1
47 "These Kids" Joel Turner and the Modern Day Poets Australia 2004 1
48 "Smooth Criminal" Alien Ant Farm United States 2001 1
49 "Lonely" Akon United States 2005 1
50 "Say My Name" Destiny's Child United States 2000 1
51 "Black Betty" Spiderbait Australia 2004 1
52 "Axel F" Crazy Frog Sweden 2005 1
53 "When I Grow Up" The Pussycat Dolls United States 2008 1
54 "Get Shaky" The Ian Carey Project United States 2009 3
55 "In da Club" 50 Cent United States 2003 1
56 "Freestyler" Bomfunk MC's Finland 2000 1
57 "The Last Day on Earth" Kate Miller-Heidke Australia 2009 3
58 "Can't Get You Out of My Head" Kylie Minogue Australia 2001 1
59 "Bring Me to Life" Evanescence United States 2003 1
60 "Don't Stop the Music" Rihanna Barbados 2008 1
61 "You Found Me" The Fray United States 2009 1
62 "It Wasn't Me" Shaggy featuring Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent Jamaica
United Kingdom
2001 1
63 "SexyBack" Justin Timberlake United States 2006 1
64 "Angel" Shaggy Jamaica 2001 1
65 "Over and Over" Nelly featuring Tim McGraw United States 2005 1
66 "Girlfriend" Avril Lavigne Canada 2007 1
67 "Umbrella" Rihanna featuring Jay-Z Barbados
United States
2007 1
68 "How You Remind Me" Nickelback Canada 2001 2
69 "Lost Without You" Delta Goodrem Australia 2003 1
70 "A Thousand Miles" Vanessa Carlton United States 2002 1
71 "Viva la Vida" Coldplay United Kingdom 2008 2
72 "Forever" Chris Brown United States 2008 7
73 "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" A.R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger India
United States
2009 1
74 "Hey Ya!" Outkast United States 2004 1
75 "What You Waiting For?" Gwen Stefani United States 2004 1
76 "Gives You Hell" The All-American Rejects United States 2009 3
77 "4 Minutes" Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland United States 2008 1
78 "Paparazzi" Lady Gaga United States 2009 2
79 "Untouched" The Veronicas Australia 2008 2
80 "Hanging by a Moment" Lifehouse United States 2001 1
81 "Live Your Life" T.I. featuring Rihanna United States
Barbados
2009 3
82 "The Way I Are" Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson United States 2007 1
83 "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" Spiller Italy 2000 1
84 "The Climb" Miley Cyrus United States 2009 5
85 "Not Pretty Enough" Kasey Chambers Australia 2002 1
86 "Straight Lines" Silverchair Australia 2007 1
87 "Milkshake" Kelis United States 2004 2
88 "You Belong with Me" Taylor Swift United States 2009 5
89 "Evacuate the Dancefloor" Cascada Germany 2009 3
90 "Flaunt It" TV Rock featuring Seany B Australia 2006 1
91 "Behind Blue Eyes" Limp Bizkit United States 2004 4
92 "Complicated" Avril Lavigne Canada 2002 1
93 "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters United Kingdom 2006 1
94 "Stan" Eminem United States 2001 1
95 "Bye Bye Bye" 'N Sync United States 2000 1
96 "The Fear" Lily Allen United Kingdom 2009 3
97 "Dream Catch Me" Newton Faulkner United Kingdom 2008 5
98 "Switch" Will Smith United States 2005 1
99 "Never Be the Same Again" Melanie C United Kingdom 2000 2
100 "If I Were a Boy" Beyoncé United States 2008 3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "How are the ARIA Charts prepared each week?". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  2. ^ Hart, Nicole (7 January 2010), "Guy Sebastian, Delta Goodrem & P!nk top ARIA's End of Decade Charts" (PDF), ARIA unveils the Top 100 Singles and Albums, Top 20 Music DVDs for the 2000s, Aria Charts, pp. 1–2, ISBN 0745649742, retrieved 22 February 2013.