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Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe Was Australia’s Biggest Hit Of 2012

by Gavin Ryan on January 8, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Call Me Maybe’ was the biggest selling song of 2012 on the ARIA chart in Australia.

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Carly Rae Jepsen - Image By Ros O'Gorman

This is how the Top 10 looked (with info from Gavin Ryan).

#1 – Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen scores the ARIA No.1 single for 2012 with her debut song “Call Me Maybe”, which started charting in the first week of March, hitting the top four weeks later, and spending all of April 2012 at the number one spot. The last time we had a debut single become the biggest selling song of the year was 2008 when the first release for Flo Rida, “Low” claimed the top spot for that year.

Also the last female solo artist to top the ARIA EOY chart was back in 2007 when Fergie did it with “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, whilst Rihanna was the dual 2010 EOY winner on the Eminem track “Love the Way You Lie”. Carly also landed at No.16 on the ARIA EOY Chart on her teaming with Owl City and the No.5 single “Good Times” (peaked through August and September).

#2 – Gangnam Style – PSY

What was close to becoming the biggest selling song of the year only made it
to No.2 due to less selling time than the No.1 song of 2012, but whilst
Korean K-Pop star PSY did sell 7xPlatinum in Australia, he only had his
chart run from mid-September of 2012, reaching number one from the start of
October until mid-November (6 weeks), the song would have come out on top if
it had an earlier release date (here). Nevertheless, PSY and Carly Rae have
the top two selling songs of the year with their debut singles in Australia,
plus PSY has since gone on to have over one billion youTube views.

#3 – Battle Scars – Guy Sebastian feat Lupe Fiasco

Guy Sebastian lands the highest placed Aussie song in the 2012 ARIA EOY
chart, with his six-week No.1 song “Battle Scars” landing at No.3 for the
past year. It’s his second highest EOY placing, as he took the No.1 spot of
2003 with his debut single “Angels Brought Me Here”, and this becomes his
third EOY Top 10 placement, having also scored in 2009 with “Like it Like
That” which ranked number six for that year.

Guy also lands the #79 single of 2012 with “Don’t Worry Be Happy” (HP-5,
peaked Jan 2012), plus his album “Armageddon” (HP-1×1, peaked Dec 2012) is
the #9 album for 2012, his second such achievement, as his debut album “Just
as I Am” was the fifth biggest selling album of 2003. It’s also the highest
placing for Lupe Fiasco, who has only achieved one EOY placing before; “The
Show Goes On” was No.51 for 2011.

#4 – Whistle – Flo Rida

#5 – Wild Ones – Flo Rida featuring Sia

Flo Rida is no stranger to a high EOY placing, having landed two in the
past, both with his former number one singles (2008’s #1 – “Low” and 2009’s
#5 – “Right Round”). “Wild Ones” started its chart career on the last week
of 2011, and by mid-January it was at No.1 staying atop for six weeks,
helped by the vocal talents of local Adelaide singer Sia. But then “Whistle”
debuted at No.8 in the last week of April, and the following week it jumped
to the to No.1, spending seven straights weeks at the top, a drop to No.6,
and then a resurgence back to the top for a final eight week (it dropped due
to X-Factor winner week).

Flo Rida makes five appearances in the EOY Top 100, with “I Cry” (HP-3,
peaked Sept 2012) at No.29, then “Good Feeling” (HP-4, peaked Nov 2011) at
No.75 and down at No.95 is his guest appearance on the Taio Cruz track
“Hangover” (#56 for 2011). His album “Wild Ones” (HP-5, July 2012) is at
No.65 for 2012.

#6 – Starships – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has the highest placed non-number-one single, as “Starships”
made it to No.2 for five weeks during March and April of 2012 and is the
sixth biggest seller for 2012. And like Flo Rida above she also has five
appearances in the ARIA EOY chart, with her next at No.44 on the David
Guetta track “Turn Me On” (HP-3, late January), then back to back at No.68
and No.69 are “Beauty and a Beat” with Justin Bieber and “Girl on Fire” with
Alicia Keys respectively. Finally at 87 is “Pound the Alarm” (HP-10, peaked
June), whilst her album “Pink Friday… Roman Reloaded” was the 48th biggest
selling album for last year.

#7 – Boom Boom – Justice Crew

The second (and final) local act to land a Top 10 EOY placing are the
singing and dancing troupe of Justice Crew, who took their fourth single all
the way to No.1 in August for two weeks, also becoming their first Top 10
single. They had previously placed their second single “Friday to Sunday” at
No.85 for 2010.

#8 – Skinny Love – Birdy

The second and final non-number one single in the ARIA EOY Top 10 for 2012
is 16 year old UK singer Birdy taking the number eight spot with her cover
of “Skinny Love”. The song originally reached No.85 upon debut in March, but
returned to the charts in mid-August, and then four weeks later it held at
No.2 for three weeks during September, helped originally (in Australia) by
its use in a ‘Neighbours’ promo for several weeks, then Bella on X-Factor
performed the song which all helped it blast up the charts. Her self-titled
album is the tenth biggest selling album of 2012.

#9 – Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat Wanz

The last number one single of 2012 was a quirky rap song by a Seattle
white-guy named Ben Haggerty, who went by the name of Macklemore, the song
featuring his producer Ryan Lewis and guest rapper Wanz. “Thrift Shop”
landed at the top at the start of December and is still at No.1 on the
charts at the moment, the song taken from his album “The Heist”.

#10 – Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia

A trio of Swedish DJ’s formed the group Swedish House Mafia in 2009 and in
October of 2010 they landed their (then) biggest hit with “Miami 2 Ibiza”
which reached No.31 and spent (almost) half-a-year within the Top 100. In
2012 though they landed a few small hits like “Antidote” (HP-100) and
“Greyhound” (HP-89), but it was the anthemic dance track “Don’t You Worry
Child” which debuted in late September, and by mid-November had climbed all
the way to No.1, spending two weeks at the top, with the song still
currently entrenched in the ARIA Top 5 singles, and with their tour of
Australia only a month away, it might not drop much over the next couple of
months.

A trio of Swedish DJ’s formed the group Swedish House Mafia in 2009 and in
October of 2010 they landed their (then) biggest hit with “Miami 2 Ibiza”
which reached No.31 and spent (almost) half-a-year within the Top 100. In
2012 though they landed a few small hits like “Antidote” (HP-100) and
“Greyhound” (HP-89), but it was the anthemic dance track “Don’t You Worry
Child” which debuted in late September, and by mid-November had climbed all
the way to No.1, spending two weeks at the top, with the song still
currently entrenched in the ARIA Top 5 singles, and with their tour of
Australia only a month away, it might not drop much over the next couple of
months.

Further into the top songs for 2012 we see Maroon 5 at No.11 (Payphone,
HP-2×2), “One More Night” at No.18 (HP-2×2) and 2011’s #3 EOY hit “Moves
like Jagger” (HP-2×10) made it again in 2012 appearing at No.93. Fun had two
No.1 singles during 2012, with their first “We Are Young” (3 weeks during
March) at No.12 for the year, and then “Some Nights” (2 weeks during July)
only three places lower at No.15.

The third of eleven Aussie acts is at No.13, Matt Corby with his “Into the
Flame” EP (HP-3, peaked Feb 2012), which also picked up the ARIA Award for
“Single of the Year”. Further locals in the EOY chart were 360 and Gossling
with “Boys like You” (HP-3) at No.23, Timomatic and “Set it off” (HP-2) at
No.34, plus he also has the #83 song with “If Looks Could Kill” (HP-8). The
No.2 single for 2011 was “Somebody That I Used to Know” for Gotye and
Kimbra, which this year is the 40th biggest selling song of 2012. Delta
Goodrem debuted and peaked at No.2 with “Sitting on Top of the World”, it
places at No.49 for 2012, with The Hilltop Hoods and Sia at No.61 with “I
Love it” (HP-6), and X-Factor winner Samantha Jade at No.74 with her debut
No.1 single “What You’ve Done to Me”.

Ed Sheeran places his highest EOY ranking at No.14 with “Lego House” (HP-4),
his other entry is at No.91, “The A Team” (HP-2, peaked Nov 2011). One
Direction have three songs in the ARIA EOY chart, with “What Makes You
Beautiful” at No.17, “One Thing” at No.22 and their recent No.2 single “Live
While We’re Young” coming in at No.77 for 2012. Also gaining three EOY
placements is Taylor Swift who sees her No.3 singles “We Are Never Ever
Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” at No.19 and No.27
respectively, whilst her teaming with B.o.B on “”Both of Us” is at No.92.

Florence + the Machine score three EOY chart placings, with “Never Let Me
Go” at No.30, “Spectrum (Say My Name)” at No.52 and Florence’s appearance on
the Calvin Harris track “Sweet Nothing” made it to No.55 on the 2012 chart.
Bruno Mars also three tracks, with his current Top 10 single “Locked Out of
Heaven” at No.28, then his appearance with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa on
“Young, Wild & Free” came in at No.60 and finally at No.86 is “Count on Me”.
Rihanna managed four EOY rankings, with “Diamonds” making it to No.32,
“Where Have You Been” at No.53, the Drake song “Take Care” where she
supplied guest vocals is at No.66, and then at No.89 is “We Found Love”
featuring Calvin Harris.

Another Latino act scoring four 2012 EOY Chart placements is Pitbull, his
highest ranks at No.36 on the Qwote track “Throw Your Hands Up”, followed
closely by his ‘Men in Black 3’ theme song “Back in Time” at No.39. Further
down the chart we see at No.88 the Jay Sean song “I’m All Yours” featuring
Pitbull, whilst his track “International Love” featuring Chris Brown lands
at No.96 for the year. David Guetta lands two EOY songs with “Turn Me on”
featuring Nicki Minaj at No.44 and at No.58 is “She Wolf (Falling to
Pieces)” featuring Sia. Katy Perry scored two hits, with “Wide Awake” at
No.35 and “Part of Me” at No.45, with the two hits for Gym Class Heroes
coming in at No.33, “Ass Back Home” and No.73, “The Fighter”. Also Pink saw
her two big hits land at No.48; “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and “Try” at
No.51. Finally Justin Bieber scores four songs in the 2012 EOY chart, all in
the lower fifty, with “Boyfriend” at No.62, “Beauty and a Beat” at No.68,
“As Long as You Love Me” at No.78 and his guest vocal appearance on the Far
East Movement song “Live My Life” is the last song on the EOY chart at
No.100.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com

The ARIA Hits of 2012 is here

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