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Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman.

Katy Perry Tops ARIA 2013 Singles Chart

by Gavin Ryan on January 7, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Katy Perry ‘Roar’ was the biggest selling song in Australia in 2013.

Here is a list of the Top 10 songs of 2013, reviewed by Gavin Ryan of Australian-Charts.com

ARIA End of Year Charts review – 2013 (Singles)

1 – Roar – KATY PERRY
Spending nine weeks at No.1 from the end of August to the end of October, Katy Perry scores her first No.1 EOY Chart placing with “Roar”, with the song still within the Top 10, twenty-one weeks after debuting at No.3. Overall this is Katy’s fourth ARIA EOY Top 10 placing, previously she scored with “I Kissed a Girl” (#6, 2008), “California Gurls” (#5, 2010) and “Teenage Dream” (#9, 2010), with Katy also taking out the No.2 album for the year with “Prism”. It’s the sixth time this century that a female artist has taken out the top spot of the year, and also the second in a row, as Carly Rae Jepsen was No.1 for 2012.

2 – Blurred Lines – ROBIN THICKE feat T.I. & PHARRELL
For not having had any chart success in Australia since his initial hit “When I Get You Alone” (#17, late August 2003), it was the video clip that brought this song to most peoples attention, before it was taken down and edited, albeit the song survived and took only three weeks to climb to the No.1 spot in early April, where it stayed for eight weeks and looked to become the biggest selling single of the year, now it’s the second biggest. It’s also one of three Pharrell tracks within the Top 100, with his current No.1 song “Happy” making to No.92 for 2013.

3 – Let Her Go – PASSENGER
On March 12, 2012, “Let Her Go” by Passenger spent a single week upon the ARIA Chart making it to No.90. Then exactly a year later on March 11, 2013, the song re-entered the chart, helped by Passenger being the guest performer on Ed Sheeran’s national tour. So well received was his music, that a month after re-entering the charts, Passenger was at No.1 with “Let Her Go”, which spent five weeks at the top of the charts, and helped his album “All the Little Lights” to spend four broken weeks at No.2 and become the tenth biggest album for 2013.

4 – Wake Me Up – AVICII feat ALOE BLACC
Swedish DJ Avicii landed his first No.1 single in Australia during 2013 with the folktronic hit “Wake Me Up”, which by the second week of July had leapt to the top spot, and then stayed there for six straight weeks. Avicii also scores two more EOY placements as his No.2 single “Hey Brother” comes in at No.28 and his teaming with Nicky Romero on “I Could Be the One” is at No.36 for the years’ final tally. He also scored the No.28 position on the albums chart with “True”, which should be around for a while longer, as he is touring here in early 2014.

5 – The Love Club (EP) (feat ‘Royals’) – LORDE
New Zealander Lorde claims the No.5 EOY tally place, with her debut EP “The Love Club”, which spent ten weeks inside the Top 10 and two weeks at No.2 from the start of August. The song went on to great fame in the USA where it spent nine weeks at No.1, making Lorde the most successful NZ act on the US charts. Her follow-up single “Tennis Court” only made it to No.20 but charted long enough to land the No.72 single for the year, whilst her album “Pure Heroine” was the No.9 album for 2013.

6 – Just Give Me a Reason – PINK feat NATE RUESS
Pink scored the biggest album of the year, as her set “The Truth About Love” took the top honor over on the EOY Albums chart, plus her tour was one of the biggest for the past year, as she spent over three months touring around this country, and now she lands the sixth biggest song for 2013 with her ballad/duet “Just Give Me a Reason”. The song spent four broken weeks at No.1, landing there at the end of February and spending eleven weeks within the Top 10. She also land the No.79 single for 2013 with “True Love”. This becomes the third EOY Top 10 placing for Pink, with her two previous entries being “Who Knew” (#9, 2006) and then “So What” (#2, 2008).

7 – Get Lucky – DAFT PUNK with PHARRELL WILLIAMS
One week before the #2 song of 2013 went to No.1, Daft Punk and Pharrell were at No.1 for a single week with their Nile Rodgers infused track “Get Lucky”. And although it sat behind “Blurred Lines” for the next four weeks after it dropped from the top spot, it still managed ten weeks within the Top 10, and the song became the first ever No.1 and second only Top 10 in Australia for Daft Punk. The bands first Top 10 single was “One More Time” (#60, 2001) which was their previously best EOY effort.

8 – Counting Stars – ONEREPUBLIC
If Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic hadn’t been mentor to Delta Goodrem on The Voice, would his groups song “Counting Stars” not been performed on the show, maybe not. But the fact that it was, helped it initially to debut within the Top 20, and then four weeks later (mid-July) it was spending its first of four weeks at No.2. The band followed it up September with the No.6 single “Something I Need” which landed at No.37 for 2013, one place higher than the No.38 for the parent album “Native”. This is the band second EOY Top 10 placement, as back in 2007 they scored the #6 song of the year for “Apologize” alongside Timbaland.

9 – Can’t Hold Us – MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS feat Ray Dalton
The three No.1 singles for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis all made it within the Top 20 EOY Chart for 2013, with their third No.1 “Can’t Hold Us” scoring the highest placing of No.9 for last year. Their first two songs were back-to-back No.1’s at the start of 2013, with “Thrift Shop” (#9, 2012, #16 2013) being knocked off by “Same Love” (#14, 2013), and then at the end of March “Can’t Hold Us” spent a single week at No.1, plus twelve weeks within the Top 10. Their album “The Heist” landed at No.13 for the year also.

10 – Impossible – JAMES ARTHUR
UK 2012 X-Factor winner James Arthur scores the No.10 placing for 2013 with his debut single “Impossible”, which stayed with in the Top 10 for twelve weeks and spent two weeks at No.2, one in February, the other four weeks later in March.

Vance Joy is the highest placed Australian act for 2013, as “Riptide” (HP-7) made it to No.12 for the year, with further local acts being Birds of Tokyo at No.25 with “Lanterns” (HP-3), Matt Corby with “Resolution” (HP-5, #39), Stafford Brothers and “Hello” (HP-4, #42), Timomatic and “Parachute” (HP-3, #45), Guy Sebastian and “Like a Drum” (HP-4, #50), Flume with “Holdin’ On” (HP-17, #52), Justice Crew and “Everybody” (HP-6, #58), Nathaniel and “You” (HP-4, #66), Taylor Henderson with “Borrow My Heart” (HP-1, #73 {no Dami Im}), Havana Brown and “Warrior” (HP-11, #83), Sia on the David Guetta track “Titanium” (HP-35 during 2013, #86), one place lower is the self-titled EP from Sheppard (HP-18, #87), and the final Aussie act is Jessica Mauboy with “Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)” (HP-2, #91).

Rihanna scored three entries, with the highest being “Stay” (HP-4) at No.11, and Jason DeRulo had the most placings with four, “Talk Dirty” (HP-1, #13) the highest placed. Bruno Mars also had three, with “When I Was Your Man” (HP-6) the highest at No.17, MKTO had both of their hits within the Top 40, “Thank You” (HP-2) the highest at No.19, whilst Imagine Dragons also landed two, with “Radioactive” (HP-6) being the highest at No.20.

Miley Cyrus scored three EOY slots, with her highest charting single ever in Australia, “Wrecking Ball” (HP-2) scoring the No.22 spot, whilst Eminem landed two, with his former No.1 “The Monster” the highest at No.24. Lana Del Rey landed her two songs from 2013 within the Top 30, “Summertime Sadness” at No.26 and “Young and Beautiful” at No.29, whilst Will.i.am landed three EOY Top 100 spots, “Scream & Shout” his highest at No.27. Pitbull was also on three EOY slots, with his current Top 5 single “Timber” featuring Ke$ha at No.31 for 2013.

Ellie Goulding landed two Top 40 EOY placings, with “Burn” (HP-6) at No.34 and her guest spot on the Calvin Harris track “I Need Your Love” (HP-3) at No.32. John Legend’s most recent No.1 single “All of Me” is at No.49 for the year, while One Direction score three spots for the 2013 EOY, with “One Way or Another” (#54), followed by “Story of My Life” at No.84 and then “Best Song Ever” at No.97.

The 1000th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013) was taken by one-week-wonder Baauer with “Harlem Shake”, which makes it to No.61 for 2013, whilst the only placing for wunderkids Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are at No.55 (I Knew You Were Trouble) and No.62 (#ThatPower) respectively. Olly Murs landed two spots, with “Dear Darlin’” (#64) and “Troublemaker” (#69), which featured Flo Rida, his only other placing being “Can’t Believe it” (#76) with Pitbull. The lowest peaking song to make the Top 100 this year is Mumford & Sons with “I Will Wait” (HP-28), which takes out the #95 for 2013.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com

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