100 - If I Were a Boy - BEYONCE (2008) 99 - Never Be the Same Again - MELANIE C (2000) 98 - Switch - WILL SMITH (2005) 97 - Dream Catch me - NEWTON FAULKER (2008) 96 - The Fear - LILY ALLEN (2009) 95 - Bye Bye Bye - N*SYNC (2000) 94 - Stan - EMINEM (2001) 93 - I Don't Feel Like Dancin' - SCISSOR SISTERS (2006) 92 - Complicated - AVRIL LAVIGNE (2002) 91 - Behind Blue Eyes - LIMP BIZKIT (2004) 90 - Flaunt it - TV ROCK (2006) 89 - Evacuate the Dancefloor - CASCADA (2009) 88 - You Belong With Me - TAYLOR SWIFT (2009) 87 - Milkshake - KELIS (2004) 86 - Straight Lines - SILVERCHAIR (2007) 85 - Not Pretty Enough - KASEY CHAMBERS (2002) 84 - The Climb - MILEY CYRUS (2009) 83 - Groovejet - SPILLER (2000) 82 - The Way I Are - TIMBALAND (2007) 81 - Live Your Life - T.I. feat RIHANNA (2008) 80 - Hanging By a Moment - LIFEHOUSE (2001)
79 - Untouched - The VERONICAS (2008) 78 - PAPARAZZI Lady Gaga(2009) 77 - 4 MINUTES Madonna Feat. Justin Timberlake (2008) 76 - GIVES YOU HELL All-American Rejects (2009) 75 - WHAT YOU WAITING FOR? Gwen Stefani (2004) 74 - HEY YA Outkast (2004) 73 - JAI HO! (YOU ARE MY DESTINY) A.R. Rahman Feat. The Pussycat Dolls (2009) 72 - FOREVER Chris Brown (2008) 71 - VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay (2008) 70 - A THOUSAND MILES Vanessa Carlton (2002) 69 - LOST WITHOUT YOU Delta Goodrem (2003) 68 - HOW YOU REMIND ME Nickelback (2001) 67 - UMBRELLA Rihanna Feat. Jay-Z (2007) 66 - GIRLFRIEND - Avril Lavigne (2007) 65 - OVER AND OVER - Nelly (2005) 64 - ANGEL - Shaggy (2001) 63 - SEXYBACK - Justin Timberlake (2007) 62 - IT WASN'T ME - Shaggy (2001) 61 - YOU FOUND ME - The Fray (2009) 60 - DON'T STOP THE MUSIC - Rihanna (2008) 59 - BRING ME TO LIFE - Evanescence (2003) 58 - CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD - Kylie Minogue (2001) 57 - THE LAST DAY ON EARTH - Kate Miller-Heidke (2009) 56 - FREESTYLER - Bomfunk MC's (2000) 55 - IN DA CLUB - 50 Cent (2003) 54 - GET SHAKY - Ian Carey Project (2009) 53 - WHEN I GROW UP - Pussycat Dolls (2008) 52 - AXEL F - Crazy Frog (2005) 51 - BLACK BETTY - Spiderbait (2004) Last edited:
* taking a sample from the 1965 single by Bobby Vinton called "Mr. Lonely", Akon took his second charting single here straight into the No.1 spot, staying there for three weeks and beating the No.52 decade placing of it's then nemesis Crazy Frog.
* Michael Jackson did have an interesting decade musically, but this former Top 50 single from 1988 was re-done with a thrash-metal element to it, giving Alien Ant Farm an eight week at the top, and giving them pure One-Hit-Wonder status.
* The lead single from the film "Coyote Ugly" was bigger than the movie, and gave LeAnn Rimes her biggest hit. She had a Top 10 single in 1996 with "Blue", but this was her major hit, and thankfully kept Eminem's "Stan" at No.2 for six weeks before it spent one week at the top.
* Fergie scored three Top 4 singles from her "The Dutchess" album before this single was released, and this song spent nine weeks at No.1, also helping the album to finally reach No.1. She scored with nine solo singles between Sept 2006 and June 2008, and this was the No.1 single of 2007
* The last No.1 of the decade racked up it's 2xPlatinum certification this week, and spent eight weeks at the top, becoming 2009's longest running No.1. Wil her debut album come in at No.1 next week, as it's they're quieter sales weeks in January, which could get up there?
* Their third No.1 single for 2009, and the first of five Top 100 of the Decade singles (nothing lower than this one). THE GROUP of the past decade, they had seven No.1 singles, plus Fergie's solo track gave then eight in-effect. The only other group of the decade to score more than one No.1 were U2.
* Trace Cyrus is a tall, tattooed, rock-god looking man who is nothing like his sister Miley. His group scored a double platinum single that spent two weeks at No.2 and spending 41 weeks in the Top100. They only scored a No.43 single with "17 Forever" in the last week of 2008.
36 - A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION - Elvis Presley vs JXL
* Elvis would have been 75 on January 8th, and to commenorate this feat, I along with David from Elvis.com.au have put together a new compilation of his Aussie hits called "50 Australian Top 10 Hits 1956-1977", which I did the liner notes for. Yay, my first compilation. This track does not appear on it, but was a comeback of monumental proportions keeping Eminem on his toes for a couple of weeks.
34 - I WISH I WAS A PUNK ROCKER (With Flowers in My Hair) - Sandi Thom
* A song which mixes elements 1968 (Flowers) and 1978 (Punk) together was the second longest running No.1 of the 2000's, spending 10 weeks at the top, and was up there (Oct 2006) when the ARIA Top 100 started a separate physical sales chart. If the chart had kept going with just physical sales, this song would have spent 12 weeks at No.1. The song spent 51 accumulated weeks in the Top 100.
* This is her highest placed single in the Top 100 of the decade, as we heard her back at No.39 with "Single Ladies" and she scored the No.100 single with "If I Were a Boy", plus her former groups only chart entry was the No.50 placing of "Say My Name". Her only No.1 single "Irreplacable" did not make the Top 100 (January No.1 that's why!!)
* Second single for Katy, one more to come later on, was kept on the charts by being used by MasterChef as their theme song during 2009, plus it was helped by being also used in the film "The Ugly Truth" (2009, Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler). According to Wikipedia, the song was also used in local soap "Out of the Blue", and can now be found on the recently released "American Pie: The Book of Love" movie (straight to DVD title).
* 2008 ARIA Award winning "Single of the Year", plus "Highest Selling Single" and "Breakthrough Single" all made for a great (so far) one-hit wonder from local Melbourne girl Gabriella, who is expected to release her second album around April 2010, with lead single being Blondie sounding track "Woman on a Mission" due in early March 2010.
It took so long to do ChrisA, we started putting it together in May of 2009, and by November had the liner notes and track listing sorted out. We wanted to put more in, but had to stop at 50 Top 10 hits.
* The Kid had a No.52 single in 1999 with "Cowboy", then a No.27 single in early 2002 with "Forever", after which he was best known as one of the guys who married Pamela Anderson during the decade. But when he combined samples of 70's tracks "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Werewolves of London" into a summer-themed song, it only took five weeks to climb to the top of the ARIA charts, staying put for three weeks. By the time summer rolled around, we were sick of hearing it, but nonetheless it stayed in the 30-50 section of the charts for ten weeks during Dec-Jan.
* One group who did not shut-up during the decade were the BEP's, with this being their second No.1 single, and follow-up to the No.35 of the decade single "Where is the Love". Although it only charted for five weeks in 2003 and was the last No.1 of the year (Dec-29), it was the No.19 single of 2003 and with it's two more weeks at No.1 in January of 2004 it was the No.9 single of 2004.
* Whilst Jill Sobule had declared the same thing (and title) in September 1995, the amount of controversy that came with this new song (different song, same title) was over the top to say the least! She's now kissing Russell Brand, and were supposedly engaged over the 2009 Xmas period.
* Beyonce released her first solo single in August 2002, but Kelly and Nelly scored their first No.1's together in October 2002, debuting at No.1 and staying there for four weeks. It became the No.4 single of 2002 and the No.26 single for 2003.
* One of two Flo Rida tracks in the Top 20, this was the 5th biggest single of 2009, whilst his 2008 No.1 is coming up soon. An interpolation of Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" from 1985 was the inspiration for the title, in its hook, sung by Kesha, who did not receive billing on the US music charts for her contribution at the request of Atlantic.
23-Feb-2009: 01*01*01*01*02*01*02*01*01*03*04*09*13*14*19*26*27* 33*36*58*59*58*49*51*53*51*54*61*60*71*68*60*72*80* 82*88*97*100*-- 14-Dec-2009 (R) 88*70*59*... still charting
* The male solo artist with the most No.1's in the 2000's, he has also scored a Top 100 of the Decade with "Stan" at No.94 and has another song coming up later on. This song went back to the top three times during it's five weeks at No.1. This song was almost duplicated (style and sound wise) in 2009 with his last No.1 single "We Made You" (1x1-May)
* Fourth of five Top 100 singles for the group, this one was their comeback single after three years of group hiatus (they were busy doing their own thing). Initailly the single was staying around the lower part of the Top 10, until in it's 7th week on the charts it went to No.1, staying there for six weeks, and then they created history by knocking themselves off the top with their follow-up "I Gotta Feeling", something which hadn't been done since Madonna in 1985.
6-Apr-2009: 20*10*11*11*05*02*01*01*01*01*01*01*02*05*04*03*05* 07*10*12*11*15*16*14*16*19*20*17*23*25*36*39*38*42* 44*50*46*42*39*... still charting.
* She scored the No.78 single of the decade with "Paparazzi", and this being her first single is the second of three hits in the Top 100 of the Decade for The Lady. Australia was one of the first countries to make this a No.1 single, even if it did only top the charts for a single week in mid-Sept of 2008.
* The highest placed country-esque song in the Best of the Decade listing, Taylor Swift could do no wrong in 2009, and is set to do so again when she tours Australia in early 2010. She also scored the No.88 single of the decade with "You Belong With Me".
Have not made a post for a while, that Ketchup Song was the only song I couldn't even recognise in first few seconds in this list. Hey Beanster congrats with the broadcast, enjoying the trip down the past decade (mostly last 2 years ). Last edited:
* When Akon scored his first No.1 with "Lonely" (No.49 of the Decade), it would be five years again before he topped the charts, and this time with help from a French DJ. David Guetta had a minor hit with a song in 2006 called "Love Don't Let me Go" (No.32, 35 weeks in Top 100), but when he came back in 2009 with the club anthem "When Loves Takes Over" featuring Kelly Rowland, he followed it up with this seven week running No.1 single, which in England was retitled "Sexy Chick" (BBC are still sticklers for bad language, even though it is a term for a female dog, so maybe he's singing about his dog ).
3-Aug-2009: 14*02*01*01*01*02*02*01*01*01*01*02*03*03*05*06*08* 14*13*14*15*14*... still charting in the Top 20. Last edited:
* The No.1 overseas female act of the decade, she placed a song in the charts every year expect for 2005, scoring four No.1 singles and over 20 charting singles. This is her ONLY Top 100 placing for the decade, and this track spent four weeks at No.1 from late September 2008. "Funhouse" was the No.2 album of the decade, and "I'm Not Dead" was at No.3. This song has so far spent 68 weeks in the Top 100 (as of the end of 2009).
25-Aug-2008: 04*03*03*03*01*01*01*01*02*02*02*02*05*08*10*12*12* 10*12*13*16*19*25*35*41*44*41*45*50*50*51*54*55*60* 55*55*56*67*56*54*47*46*33*37*42*76*75*67*61*75*73* 68*83*82*82*91*87*81*84*76*83*77*87*95*100*97*-*--* --*--*98*86*... still charting.
How can The Prayer be #2 when it was lauded as the highest selling Australian single ever at the time? ARIA's end of year/decade charts are known for being dodgy (some were very dodgy in the early-mid 90's) and this one looks like no exception. And with 'Poker Face' being accredited 6x platinum, how can it be below singles that were accredited only 4x platinum I know accreditations are based on shipments rather than sales, but in this era of downloads dominating single sales, how can there be excess 'shipments' of a non-physical product? Last edited:
I can't believe after all this evidence, and discussion week after week, that people think ARIA have something to do with accreditations. The record companies could make Poker Face 10x, but we all know that it's sold less.
40. Sweet About Me 39. Say My Name 38. Hanging By A Moment 37. What About Me 36. Bring Me To Life 35. Whenever Wherever 34. You Found Me 33. Freestyler 32. Without Me 31. Bleeding Love 30. Girlfriend 29. Lonely 28. Teenage Dirtbag 27. Are You Gonna Be My Girl 26. Innocent Eyes 25. I Gotta Feeling 24. Left Outside Alone 23. Hey Ya 22. Sex On Fire 21. SOS 20. Straight Lines 19. Flaunt It 18. Hips Don't Lie 17. In Da Club 16. Where Is The Love 15. Can't Get You Out Of My Head 14. Low 13. Forever Young 12. Can't Fight The Moonlight 11. Sexy Back 10. Poker Face 9. Don't Cha 8. Apoligize 7. So What 6. I'm Outta Love 5. Umbrella 4. Lose Yourself 3. Big Girls Don't Cry 2. Punk Rocker 1. Love Story
Yes those time changes are annoying aren't they. Where I Am they play it on Saturday at 3:00PM or slightly earlier to 6:45/7:00PM. On Sundays they play it again from 6:00AM -10:00AM. I usually listen from 3:30PM to 7PM and listen at at 6AM on Sunday to catch up on what I missed but as of next Week I will not listen at all anymore since they have done their Decade List. Last edited:
I didn't know they would do a decade chart, so I didn't listen always. In Melbourne, on Fox FM, they seem to play Take40 on Saturday afternoons, I think it's 2-6pm, although once they finished at 7pm, but they've changed a lot of other shows around as well, and they seem to keep changing little bits so you never know when Take40 will come next week.
Is this an official ARIA Top 100 of the decade listing? You would think some songs would be much closer to at least a top 30, if not 20, position. Additionally, how does a song, lets say, Sexyback (#63) achieve a better position than Flaunt It (#90), when back in 2006 Flaunt It came in at the number 2 spot and Sexyback number 4 on the EOY chart? Obviously it is not based on sales, so my question is, what is this chart based on?
Somewhere Bulion mentioned that SexyBack had 57 or so weeks in the chart, which is the record, so it carried on into 2007, whereas Flaunt It was released in early-mid-2006, and probably didn't carry on into 2007, so SexyBack performed higher in this list due to it's time in the charts in 2006 AND 2007.
Keep in mind with the decade-end chart that digital downloads are significantly cheaper than physical singles. This gives singles released late in the decade a clear advantage over those released earlier.
This list is truly shocking and illustrates just how weak the singles market was for most of the decade. Over half of the Top 50 for the DECADE is from the last TWO years...! Those statistics are just insane. It's great that digital sales have revived the singles industry in Australia, but unfortunately, it makes for a very misleading chart, since it's compiled using data from two very different eras in music history. It's kind of like compiling a chart that compares wages in the 80s to wages in the 00s - it's a grossly uneven playing field. It would be in ARIA's best interests to compile some sort of weighted chart for this decade only. For something like "Use Somebody" to outrank just about every #1 single of the first 8 years of the decade is ludicrous, since every single one of us would be able to identify at least 40 singles that were bigger hits, but thanks to the ease with which a digital download can be purchased, it ranks in the Top 30 of the decade. Good for sales and the industry, very bad for chart lovers/watchers. Thanks for posting, guys!!
Accreditations given by record companies and weekly ARIA sales are a very different thing. Either Poker Face has been overcertified or it's a mistake from ARIA. The other possibility is that there could be another source of sales not counted by ARIA.
But this decade chart is well and truly based on sales.
Fair Comment. i would say its been overcertified. when it originally dropped out of the top 50 it was sitting at 4x Platnium. when it came back in it was back in 6x platnium, Univsersal have alot to answer for!
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Having another look at this list, it's really quite bizarre that Madonna's "Music" doesn't appear. It was the 4th biggest selling single of 2000, yet "Say My Name" (#5), "Bye Bye Bye" (#7) and even "Never Be The Same Again" (#14) all appear. Something definitely isn't right there.
It has also shocked me a bit. I also said that on another forum but I'm very surprised that most hits from 2001 are so low, especially triple platinum seller like It Wasn't Me, Angel or Can't Fight The Moonlight. For instance, The Last Day On Earth at #57 must be at 140 000 units sold and yet, it's above both Shaggy songs. Perhaps they've been overcertified but not by 70 k units. Moreover, 2001 was one of the biggest years for CD Singles Sales. There must be an explanation but which one?
I'm really sceptical about this list. Was also a bit disappointed that the album chart didn't include sales outside the Top 100.
I'm pretty sure about the albums. Some very strong catalogue sellers like The Beatles' 1, Both Michael Jackson Greatest Hits, Coldplay albums just seem to be way too low. For instance, The Beatles' 1 is sitting below Susan Boyle, which sold 450 k units, when the former is 10 x Platinum. And no doubt that a big part of the Beatles'1 sales were achieved when the album was charting outside the Top 100.
Same goes for albums like P!nk's M!ssundaztood, which must have been strong catalogue sellers when they were outside the Top 100.
I agree with Innocent Eyes about 2001, doesnt looks right at all. Of course they could all just be over certified but by over 70k? Still, its the best list we are going to get. I'm just amazed how big sales have been over the past 2 years, surely it must be one (if not the biggest) selling period for music in Oz history?
Regarding sales in 2000. I remember reading back in 2001 that it was the first year the year end chart would be purely based on sales. 2000 and before ALL year end charts were based on certifications from record labels. You only need to look at the 2000's chart too see the obvious errors (For example some songs like Killing Heidi being too low, shape of my heart being at #30 even though it spent just one week top 10, and above many hits (and even #1s) that spent months top 10 there and appeared lower.
I remember an article in 1998 where there was a complaint about the year end chart for 1997, Warren g (whats love got to do..) appeared top 50 of that year while Spice girls Wannabe was far lower, even though on EVERY weekly chart in 1997 Wannabe appeared higher than Warren G.
I was thinking in 2001 that, perhaps , some stores didn't provide sales to ARIA, like the stores from the Brazin group in 2006 but even if it was the case, it means that a lot of sales weren't counted in the weekly charts. It's the only explanation I have to explain such a huge discrepancy between the certs. and the positions on the decade end of chart.
The Year End charts used to be compiled based on figures provided by the record companies (not certification figures - probably shipment figures, but definitely not just for certified product). This was standard until around 2002, when ARIA's own data was used for the YE charts.
there were a few brit spears and Rihanna songs that deserved top 20, anyways this decade should be more fair, because i dont think sales will change from digital, and if it remains the same price (or comparitively same price ) than i will be happy
I know I'm late to the party but I to am perplexed that The Prayer didn't reach number one on this chart. Nearly every report whether it was the year it was released on written before the chart kept talking about how The Prayer was the highest selling single ever by an Australian artist. So colour me shocked when Guy topped this list. I wonder how all the media got confused, cause it's not like Sony really cared if Anthony or Guy were the biggest seller. Strange very strange.
I think it was Sony who confused them. I don't think ARIA ever mentioned The Prayer being the highest seller. Just the Sony website and his manager. They could have been talking about distributed copies, and not actual sales. In those days if a single was sold to the shop it was a sale as far as the record company was concerned. You only have to look at Anthony's second single. Double platinum, and only coming in at 34 on the end of year chart below a fair few platinums, and not even making it into the top 100 of the decade that Sony were pushing for Anthony to be the next star. There are plenty of double platinum songs in the top 50 of the decade chart, but his double P is missing. Distribution is not what ARIA is interested when counting sales.
Anthony did probably take over Guy's record as the fastest selling Australian song, but perhaps the sales faded faster. You only have to see the difference between their first albums (6 times platinum and selling well over that, including over 163,000 copies in its first week compared to Anthony's double platinum album) to know that the song was more important than the singer in Anthony's case. The reason his second album struggled to even make gold, and he is still to produce a third.
Any thoughts on a similar list for the 1990's??? I know ARIA didn't do one but maybe someone on the list might want to approximate one using platinum status and chart positions???
I know when i used to keep records of this sort of stuff in the nineties i followed a similar system to others of recording points (50 for number one, one for number 50) but i used to re-zero each time a new sales status was reached. Despite the imperfections of the sales accreditations, it was better than straight numbers as it dealt better with really high sales in short periods - it was especially good for albums.
Obviously the number one single from the nineties is a bit of a no-brainer but off the top pf my head I can think of a couple of quadruple platinum singles and a few triples. I just don't have the information handy any more to do it myself.
Good Idea. i would think Elton John - Candle In The Wind 1997 would be the overall #1 of the 90's closeley followed by Lou Bega - Mambo No.5, Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You, Los Del Rio - Macarena & Britney Spears - Baby, One More Time.
I don't think there would be anything close about it, Elton John first with sales about four times that of number two. It does seem a shame but when you look at that shortlist (Lou Bega, Los Del Rio and you left out Achy Breaky Heart) all of a sudden Elton looks pretty darn good!! Main one missing there is Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - I would have thought a contender for the top few???
All the hits in the last few posts were huge on the year end chart except for Here's Johnny which only came in at #14 in the ARIA Best of 1995 chart (no overlaps in years in its chart run either), despite its good chart run. Macarena went triple-platinum in 1996 unfortunately So did Killing Me Softly - Fugees that year. Elton John's single was shown as 14 times platinum on the 17/5/98 ARIA chart (7 times when it bulleted to #1, 11x two weeks later,12x the next week)
For what it's worth, chri8topher did a Fun countdown on this very subject. Copied from the thread
100. IT'S ALRIGHT East 17 ▲ (1994, #1) 99. MISSING Everything But The Girl ▲ (1996, #2) 98. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU Michael Bolton ▲ (1990, #2) 97. TOGETHER AGAIN Janet Jackson ▲ (1997, #4) 96. WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT Warren G ▲ (1996, #2) 95. RETURN OF THE MACK Mark Morrison ▲ (1996, #2) 94. OPPOSITES ATTRACT Paula Abdul ▲ (1990, #1) 93. ALL I WANNA DO IS MAKE LOVE TO YOU Heart ▲ (1990, #1) 92. WHERE'S THE LOVE Hanson ▲ (1997, #2) 91. I'LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU Boyz II Men ▲ (1994, #1) 90. CATS IN THE CRADLE Ugly Kid Joe ▲ (1993, #1) 89. IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE Roxette ▲ (1990, #1) 88. BOOM! SHAKE THE ROOM Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince ▲ (1993, #1) 87. WHAT'S UP? 4 Non Blondes ▲ (1993, #2) 86. IF YOU HAD MY LOVE Jennifer Lopez ▲ (1999, #1) 85. BRING IT ALL BACK S Club 7 ▲ (1999, #3) ♥ 84. GREASE MEGAMIX Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta ▲ (1991, #1) 83. LET'S GROOVE CDB ▲ (1995, #2) 82. IF YA GETTIN' ON Five ▲ (1999, #2) ♥ 81. WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL Ronan Keating ▲ (1999, #3) ♥ 80. ONE OF US Joan Osborne ▲ (1996, #1) 79. BOOM BOOM BOOM The Outhere Brothers ▲ (1995, #2) 78. NO SCRUBS TLC ▲ (1999, #1) 77. HOW BIZARRE OMC ▲ (1996, #1) 76. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY LOVED A WOMAN Bryan Adams ▲ (1995, #1) 75. SMOOTH Santana featuring Rob Thomas ▲ (1999, #4) ♥ 74. GENIE IN A BOTTLE Christina Aguilera ▲ (1999, #2) 73. I WILL COME TO YOU Hanson ▲ (1997, #2) 72. THE DAY YOU WENT AWAY Wendy Matthews ▲ (1992, #2) 71. YOU SEXY THING T-Shirt ▲ (1997, #6) 70. BREAK MY STRIDE Unique II ▲ (1996, #2) 69. ANOTHER NIGHT The Real McCoy ▲ (1995, #1) 68. TO THE MOON & BACK Savage Garden ▲ (1996, #1) 67. MOUTH Merril Bainbridge ▲ (1995, #1) 66. TINGLES EP Ratcat ▲ (1990, #1) 65. KISS FROM A ROSE Seal ▲ (1994, #1) 64. HIGH Lighthouse Family ▲ (1998, #1) 63. ICE ICE BABY Vanilla Ice ▲ (1990, #1) 62. UNCHAINED MELODY The Righeous Brothers ▲ (1990, #1) 61. END OF THE ROAD Boyz II Men ▲ (1992, #1) 60. NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone ▲ (1998, #5) 59. ZOMBIE The Cranberries ▲ (1994, #1) 58. YOU'RE STILL THE ONE Shania Twain ▲ (1998, #1) 57. WHY DON'T YOU GET A JOB? The Offspring ▲² (1999, #2) 56. VOGUE / KEEP IT TOGETHER Madonna ▲² (1990, #1) 55. THAT DON'T IMPRESS ME MUCH Shania Twain ▲² (1999, #2) 54. DON'T CALL ME BABY Madison Avenue ▲² (1999, #2) ♥ 53. DA YA THING I'M SEXY? N-Trance feat. Rod Stewart ▲² (1997, #3) 52. AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME Backstreet Boys ▲² (1997, #2) 51. DON'T SPEAK No Doubt ▲² (1996, #1) 50. BLACK OR WHITE Michael Jackson ▲² (1991, #1) 49. U CAN'T TOUCH THIS M.C. Hammer ▲² (1990, #1) 48. (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adams ▲² (1991, #1) 47. INFORMER Snow ▲² (1993, #1) 46. NOTHING COMPARES 2 U Sinead O'Connor ▲² (1990, #1) 45. PLEASE FORGIVE ME Bryan Adams ▲² (1993, #1) 44. ALWAYS Bon Jovi ▲² (1994, #2) 43. (I CAN'T HELP) IN FALLING IN LOVE UB40 ▲² (1993, #1) 42. ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Base ▲² (1993, #1) 41. TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY Savage Garden ▲² (1997, #1) 40. MY HEART WILL GO ON Celine Dion ▲² (1997, #1) 39. SWEAT (A LA LA LA LA LONG) Inner Circle ▲² (1993, #2) 38. MEN IN BLACK Will Smith ▲² (1997, #1) 37. MMMBOP Hanson ▲² (1997, #1) 36. STAYIN' ALIVE N-Trance ▲² (1995, #1) 35. NEVER EVER All Saints ▲² (1998, #1) 34. REDUNDANT / GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) Green Day ▲² (1998, #2) 33. FROM THIS MOMENT ON Shania Twain ▲² (1998, #2) 32. I'LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy & Faith Evans ▲² (1997, #1) 31. CRUSH Jennifer Paige ▲² (1998, #1) 30. I SWEAR All-4-One ▲² (1994, #1) 29. I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING Aerosmith ▲² (1998, #1) 28. BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME Celine Dion ▲² (1996, #1) 27. SECOND SOLUTION/PRISONER OF SOCIETY Living End ▲² (1997, #4) 26. IRIS The Goo Goo Dolls ▲² (1998, #1) 25. LAST KISS Pearl Jam ▲³ (1999, #1) ♥ 24. I'D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE Meat Loaf ▲² (1993, #1) 23. KILLING ME SOFTLY The Fugees ▲³ (1996, #1) 22. WANNABE Spice Girls ▲² (1996, #1) 21. IT'S LIKE THAT Jason Nevins vs. Run-DMC ▲² (1997, #1) 20. DOCTOR JONES Aqua ▲³ (1997, #1) 19. BREATHE The Prodigy ▲² (1996, #2) 18. BELIEVE Cher ▲³ (1998, #1) 17. BARBIE GIRL Aqua ▲³ (1997, #1) 16. TOMORROW silverchair ▲² (1994, #1) 15. HOW DO I LIVE Trisha Yearwood ▲² (1997, #3) 14. BLUE (DA BA DEE) Eiffel 65 ▲³ (1999, #1) ♥ 13. THE CUP OF LIFE / MARIA Ricky Martin ▲³ (1998, #1) 12. NOVEMBER RAIN Guns N' Roses ▲² (1992, #5) 11. YOU DON'T TREAT ME NO GOOD Sonia Dada ▲³ (1992, #1) 10. MACARENA Los Del Rio ▲³ (1996, #1) …9. TUBTHUMPING Chumbawamba ▲³ (1997, #1) …8. GANGSTA'S PARADISE Coolio featuring L.V. ▲³ (1995, #1) …7. ACHY BREAKY HEART Billy Ray Cyrus ▲³ (1992, #1) …6. ...BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears ▲³ (1999, #1) …5. LOVE IS ALL AROUND Wet Wet Wet ▲³ (1994, #1) …4. PRETTY FLY (FOR A WHITE GUY) The Offspring ▲4 (1998, #1) …3. MAMBO #5 (A LITTLE BIT OF...) Lou Bega ▲4 (1999, #1) …2. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston ▲4 (1992, #1) …1. SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT / CANDLE IN THE WIND '97 Elton John ▲14 (1997, #1)
♥ Denotes singles still charting after 1999 ● Denotes Gold accreditation ▲ Denotes Platinum accreditation
Thanks a lot for that - the list looks pretty accurate too. I'll put them all on a CD counting down from 100 to 1 and give me something to listen to in the car on the way to work - I've been enjoying my noughties top 100 countdown but this is a bit more my era!
Hi guys, thought I'd finally give a list out and contribute to this site! I've been looking through the archives and all the old "best of the decade" lists and decided to make up my own top 500 biggest hits of the decade
This list was inspired by Chri8toper's end of decade list, but I decided to alter it so that every year had an equal placing. Note that this is mainly based on chart positions and not sales so it'll be different from the official end of decade charts.
I'll start of with the top ten
#1 Black eyed peas-I gotta feeling 09 #2 Wheatus-Teenage dirtbag 00 #3 TV rock-Flaunt it 06 #4 Sandi Thom-I wish I was a punk rocker 06 #5 Flo rida-Low 08 #6 Black eyed peas-Where is the love 03 #7 Black eyed peas-Boom boom pow 09 #8 David Guetta feat Akon-Sexy bitch 09 #9 Akon feat Eminem-Smack that 06 #10 Lady gaga-Poker face 08