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Forum - Personal Charts: Your Special Occasion Charts - Lifter’s End Of Year Lists

With more time on my hands for obvious reasons I thought it would be a good idea to go back and give my End Of Year Lists a much needed update while also getting caught up with the past 2 years of music since I’ve been away from it for quite a long time.

This thread idea was inspired by Hijinx and Irelanders EOY Lists unsurprisingly. I’ll start posting my End Of Year Lists starting with 1994 since this is the first year to pass 10 tracks. The 90s lists will be posted fairly often (Maybe 3 a week) but once we get to the 2000s it will go down to 1 or less per week, we’ll see. Still haven’t decided yet if I’ll do commentary for every track or only for some. Oh and also for the first time ever I’ll be including Album exclusive tracks on these Lists.

1994 will be posted soon.
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1994

Although I was 4 at the time I have no actual memories from this year. However what I do know is that The Lion King was one of the biggest movies of my childhood and it shows here with 3 of the Top 4 positions being from the soundtrack. Also my 2nd favourite Bruce track (Behind Dancing In The Dark which is my #1 for 1984) finishes in runner up place.

1. ELTON JOHN – Can You Feel The Love Tonight
2. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Streets Of Philadelphia
3. ELTON JOHN – Circle Of Life
4. CARMEN TWILLIE – Circle Of Life
5. LIVE – Selling The Drama
6. LISA LOEB & NINE STORIES – Stay (I Miss You)
7. NIRVANA – About A Girl (MTV)
8. DENNIS LEARY - Asshole
9. WET WET WET – Love Is All Around
10. SOUNDGARDEN – Black Hole Sun
11. CRASH TEST DUMMIES – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

1995 coming either tomorrow or Monday.
Great to see this thread! I’m looking forward to seeing these; great start with 1994. I like all ten of the ones I know (only don’t know the Carmen version of Circle Of Life), and I’m especially happy to see Lisa Loeb and Nirvana in there. 1995 is my favourite year, so I’m eager to see your choices from there.
Always love a good end of year list, especially when that year is in the 90s! Look forward to seeing them, especially 1996 and 1997 which were two great music years.
Heaps of great songs to start! Love the top 3 and Love Is All Around
1995

The first year of my life I can actually remember with 1995 being the first year of Pre School. For this list, Hootie & The Blowfish have the most entries with 3 with the highest placed one being used in Episodes 9 and 10 of South Parks 21st Season. Also Live appear for the 2nd year in a row and Green Day score their first and also highest (Minor Spoiler) EOY Placing, finishing just behind The Corrs with their biggest and best track, Runaway.

1. THE CORRS -  Runaway
2. GREEN DAY – When I Come Around
3. F.C.B. - Excalibur
4. TAKE THAT – Back For Good
5. DIESEL – 15 Feet Of Snow
6. LIVE – Lightning Crashes
7. HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH - Hold My Hand
8. HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH – Let Her Cry
9. LISA LOEB & NINE STORIES – Do You Sleep
10. HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH – Only Wanna Be With You
11. BLESSID UNION OF SOULS – I Believe
12. REDNEX – Cotton Eye Joe

1996 on Monday at the latest.
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Some fantastic choices in there, especially happy to see Runaway, When I Come Around, Back For Good, Lightning Crashes, Let Her Cry, I Believe and Cotton Eye Joe, but I like all of the songs you listed.
Lightning Crashes is still a great song, and I had forgotten about that 'other' Lisa Loeb song!
1996

Due to some learning and speaking difficulties at the time, I had to do a 2nd year of Pre School. It makes you think though, if I didn’t repeat Pre School then all the friends I had in Primary School would have been completely different so I guess I should be glad. For the List, Robert Miles has the most entries with 4. The 2 near the bottom are album exclusive tracks making this the first EOY I’ve ever posted on here to include album only tracks. The lower half of the top 10 were all fairly big hits on ARIA while the Top 5 weren’t as big. Last but not least Metallica finish on top with a track that is very different to most of their other stuff.

1. METALLICA – Mama Said
2. ROBERT MILES - Children
3. ROBERT MILES - Fable
4. MARK SNOW – X Files
5. GARBAGE – Stupid Girl
6. JEWEL – You Were Meant For Me
7. THE PRODIGY - Breathe
8. BUSH – Glycerine
9. SAVAGE GARDEN – To The Moon And Back
10. METALLICA – Until It Sleeps
11. ROBERT MILES – In The Dawn
12. ROBERT MILES – In My Dreams
13. MR PRESIDENT – Coco Jambo

1997 tomorrow.
Love Glycerine, To The Moon And Back, You Were Meant For Me and Stupid Girl. I never used to like Children, but I do now. Can’t recall that Metallica song offhand so I’ll have to listen to it. Another enjoyable list, and I’m liking how each years list is bigger by one song, although as we hit the 2000s I expect the lists will be much bigger!
It's all on Hijinx because I followed his lead but glad to have been a slight inspiration

Especially great to see Bruce, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Green Day, Live, Garbage, The Prodigy, Bush and Metallica in your lists!
1997

My first year of Primary School was a revolutionary year for my life. The friends I made in the year would have a long term impact on me for many years to come. It also sees a notable jump in the amount of good music. Jewel, Metallica and Savage Garden all return for the 2nd year in a row. Elton John has the most entries with 2 including a bronze placing but it’s Matchbox 20 who take the gold with Push.

1. MATCHBOX 20 - Push
2. THE CORRS – Dreams
3. ELTON JOHN – Something About The Way You Look Tonight
4. WEEN – Ocean Man
5. THE WHITLAMS – No Aphrodisiac
6. RADIOHEAD – Paranoid Android
7. SAVAGE GARDEN – Truly Madly Deeply
8. THE LIVING END – Prisoner Of Society
9. ELTON JOHN – Candle In The Wind 1997
10. ROBBIE WILLIAMS - Angels
11. THE VERVE PIPE - Freshmen
12. DARIO G - Sunchyme
13. JON SAFRAN – Not The Sunscreen Song
14. DJ VISAGE – Formula
15. LIVE – Turn My Head
16. METALLICA – The Memory Remains
17. PEARL JAM – Off He Goes
18. BRAINBUG – Nightmare
19. JEWEL – Foolish Games
20. TONIC – If You Could Only See

1998 tomorrow.
What you said is similar to me but with somewhat opposite circumstances. I moved interstate when I was 5 and my parents had to decide whether to keep me in Year 1 at school which I had just started, or be pushed back a grade since everyone was a year older. I ended up staying and thus spending my entire schooling as the youngest by far in my grade, but I always think about how different my life would be if I'd been paired up with those kids in the grade below. Probably wouldn't be writing this message right now and might be really into cars

Was also going to say that the crossover with my list has increased a bit in 1997 and then I remembered that's the only one I've made so far
Great to see Matchbox 20 top the 1997 list. Also very happy to see Elton John, The Whitlams, Savage Garden, The Living End, The Verve Pipe, Robbie Williams, John Safran, Live, Metallica, Jewel and Tonic!
Hijinx: That’s very interesting because I was always the oldest (or one of the oldest). Also having a birthday early in the year always made sure I was the oldest of the pre school repeaters.

1998

This year was basically the upgraded version of 1997 since my friends and I had the same teacher for the 2nd year in a row. This was also the year that Pokémon made it’s debut into my life, a franchise that would dominate the spotlight with it’s games for nearly a decade afterwards. The year ends with getting my first portable gaming console, the Gameboy Color along with Pokémon Red Version for Xmas. As for the music, Jewel and Metallica return for the 3rd year in a row. Taking silver is Goo Goo Dolls with Iris, a track that was my #1 for 1998 for many years. However, once I found out that Pray had charted in Europe as far back as 1998, I had to take it off the 2000 List. Overplay that Iris got over the years also cost it it’s best of the 1990s title it once held. The Top 2 for this year is the closest one yet. Also i don’t know why their are 6 less tracks because quality wise the year was a little better than 1997, weird.

1. TINA COUSINS - Pray
2. GOO GOO DOLLS - Iris
3. LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY - High
4. CHER - Believe
5. DJ SAKIN & FRIENDS – Protect Your Mind (Braveheart)
6. PEARL JAM - Wishlist
7. DIDO – Thank You
8. ATB – 9PM
9. GREENDAY – Time Of Your Life
10. SASH – La Primavera
11. METALLICA – The Unforgiven II
12. AEROSMITH – I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
13. SEMISONIC – Closing Time
14. JEWEL - Hands

1999 tomorrow.
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Great to see Iris, High, Believe, Thank You, 9PM, Time Of Your Life, The Unforgiven II, I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, Closing Time and Hands all in there!
1999

Pokémon was on the rise, The Simpson’s were starting to make an impact on me and I got my first electric Gaming Console, the PlayStation. As for the music, Metallica make the list for the 4th year in a row impressively enough thanks to their colab with the San Fran Cisco Orchestra and get a bronze position in what will be their last showing on these lists. Getting silver is Savage Garden with their highest EOY placing and my personal best track from them The Animal Song. Taking gold is a somewhat obscure track from Collective Soul which I originally found on Grants website when researching 90s ARIA Top 50 tracks back in 2015. It’s also my #1 track of the entire 1990s too weirdly enough.

1. COLLECTIVE SOUL - Run
2. SAVAGE GARDEN – The Animal Song
3. METALLICA Feat SFCSO – Nothing Else Matters
4. SAVAGE GARDEN – The Best Thing
5. EFFIEL 65 - Blue
6. COUNTING CROWS – Colorblind
7. RONAN KEATING – When You Say Nothing At All
8. BLINK 182 – What’s My Age Again?
9. BACKSTREET BOYS – I Want It That Way
10. ATB – Don’t Stop
11. THE BLOODHOUND GANG – The Bad Touch
12. R.E.M. – The Great Beyond
13. VANESSA AMOROSI – Absolutely Everybody
14. FOO FIGHTERS – Learn To Fly
15. PLACEBO – Every You Every Me
16. RICKY MARTIN – Livin La Vida Loca
17. PEARL JAM – Last Kiss
18. THE OFFSPRING – Why Don’t You Get A Job

As the numbers continue to increase going into the 2000s, the way in which these EOYs will be presented will change. Some tracks will have commentary if I have anything to say. This also means they will be posted less frequently at around 2 years a week at most, I still need more time to catch up with 2018 and 2019.

2000 will be posted on Sunday morning.
Ooh, Run is a surprising choice, but I always liked it a lot. Also very pleased to see The Animal Song, When You Say Nothing At All, What’s My Age Again, I Want It That Way, Don’t Stop, The Bad Touch, The Great Beyond, Learn To Fly, Every You Every Me, Livin La Vida Loca, Last Kiss and Why Don’t You Get A Job. And of course, one of my namesakes, yay Blue! Another excellent list!
2000

This was a huge year for me as it was one of the best years of my existence. Pokémon was at it’s peak as a franchise, Crash Bandicoot had become my 2nd favourite gaming franchise, The Simpsons and Dragonball Z were becoming a big deal and I had a very fond trip to Movie World with family and friends. Oh and the Olympics were a big deal. I remember the mascots being everywhere.

27. SAVAGE GARDEN – Crash And Burn

Not their most memorable track but still a solid tune regardless.

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To The Moon And Back #9 1996
Truly Madly Deeply #7 1997
The Best Thing #4 1999
The Animal Song #2 1999

26. TRAVIS – Why Does It Always Rain On Me

25. POWDERFINGER – My Happiness

Slinkee!!!

24. COLDPLAY – Trouble

One of the weaker tracks from their debut album however it did beat several other tracks from said album to make this list.

23. COLDPLAY – High Speed

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Trouble #24 2000

22. COLDPLAY – Sparks

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Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000

21. LONESTAR - Amazed
20. DJ OTZI – Hey Baby

Was originally on my 2002 list but like with Tina Cousins Pray I soon found out it charted in Europe 2 years before charting in Australia so here it is. I also remember this track from my childhood.

19. INCUBUS – Drive

18. ROBBIE WILLIAMS – Supreme

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Angels #10 1997

17. BLINK 182 – Adam’s Song

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What’s My Age Again? #8 1999

16. BAHA MEN – Who Let The Dogs Out

This track was everywhere when I was a kid. Fun tune best kept to a minimum.

15. N SYNC – Bye Bye Bye

14. CHRIS FRANKLIN – Bloke

Better than the hit it parodies.

13. COLDPLAY – Spies

The best track from their debut album that never became a Single.

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000

12. KASEY CHAMBERS – The Captain

11. RICKY MARTIN – Private Emotion

I don’t know why I like this as much as I do.
10. DARUDE – Feel The Beat

9. SAVAGE GARDEN - Affirmation

Their last track to make these lists since they split up not too long afterwards.

8. SCREAMING JETS – Shine Over Me

Discovered this when researching the ARIA Charts some years ago. My favourite from them.

7. EMINEM Feat DIDO - Stan

Had a tough time deciding which year to put this in but in the end here it is. One of his best ever tracks.

6. DARUDE - Sandstorm

Darude - Sandstorm.

Previous Entries.

Feel The Beat #10

5. SASH! – Adelente

This track has only gotten better with age as my initial thoughts on it were only slightly above average at best. Also his best for sure.

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La Primavera #10 1998

4. VITAMIN C – Graduation (Friends Forever)

It works for what it is. A near perfect Graduation Song.

3. COLDPLAY - Shiver

Very strong debut Single that often gets forgotten about for obvious reasons. It still holds up really well though.

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000

2.. VERTICAL HORIZON – Everything You Want

Everything about this screams typical Lifter track.

1. COLDPLAY - Yellow

A shocking EOY #1 right here said no one ever. Being my favourite track from my favourite band this is far and away the best track from 2000 and is also a legitimate GOAT contender. It wasn’t even close. At least Vertical Horizon stopped Coldplay from sweeping the Top 2.

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000

2001 will be out on Wednesday.
Quite a big increase in numbers with the beginning of the 2000s as expected. Great to see Yellow take the crown, and even better to see Everything You Want do so well. I also like Shiver, Graduation, Adelante, Stan, Affirmation, The Captain, Bloke, Bye Bye Bye, Adam’s Song, Supreme, Drive, Amazed, My Happiness, Why Does It Always Rain On Me and Crash And Burn. I don’t recall most of the Coldplay album tracks by title, but I do like that album, so I’m pleased for its dominance too. Great list!
2001

This year saw a huge drop in quality compared to 2000. My best friend moved away and then another friend moved away later the same year thus ending what was the original golden age of my life. The Simpsons was my favourite TV Show and Dragon Ball Z was huge too. Pokémon still dominated video games but the franchise itself was starting to decline with the peak of Poke Mania coming to an end. Musically though, 2001 is on par with 2000 so let’s start the list.

28. FATBOY SLIM – Weapon Of Choice

27. R.E.M – Imitation Of Life

Not their best but still good in it’s own right. That title belongs to Shiny Happy People which was my #2 for 1991.

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The Great Beyond #12 1999

26. MISHELLE BRADFORD JONES – Brave

25. LINKIN PARK - Crawling

24. ELTON JOHN – Original Sin

His last track on these lists. Good way to go out.

Can You Feel The Love Tonight #1 1994
Circle Of Life #3 1994
Something About The Way You Look Tonight #3 1997
Candle In The Wind 1997 #9 1997

23. ONE DOLLAR SHORT – Board Game

22. ALEX LLOYD - Amazing

Would be higher if not for over saturation on those car ads many years ago.

21. MICHELLE BRANCH – Sweet Misery

The Album this comes from is actually from 2001 although none of the tracks were Singles here in Aus until January 2002 so you won’t see any singles on the 2001 list. If I was going by New Zealand’s Chart, then Everywhere would be on this list.
20. SOMETHING FOR KATE - Monsters

19. MICHELLE BRANCH – You Set Me Free

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Sweet Misery #21

18. JEWEL – Standing Still

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You Were Meant For Me #6 1996
Foolish Games #19 1997
Hands #14 1998

17. MICHELLE BRANCH – Here With Me

Her highest for 2001 but still more to come from her next year.

Sweet Misery #21
You Set Me Free #19

16. SARINA PARIS – Look At Us

15. NICKELBACK – How You Remind Me

If anything this is actually surprisingly low for a typical Lifter Track but they have far greater tracks in all honesty.

14. IIO - Rapture

13. TRAIN – Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)

Once upon a time this would have been Top 5 easy but time hasn’t been kind to this one or Train as a band really. However it is still in THEIR Top 5 Tracks.

12. BLUE – All Rise

11. STAIND – Outside
10. SHAGGY - Angel

His best and only really good track. Change my mind.

9. LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY – (I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be) Free

This act seemed like a one hit wonder for me but I was surprised they had another good track in them.

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High #3 1998

8. 4 STRINGS – Take Me Away

Originally was on the 2002 List but no this is actually from 2001 so here it is. That instrumental part is really good, vocals are fine but can’t match the quality of the instrumental.

7. LIFEHOUSE – Hanging By A Moment

Like Train time hasn’t been kind to this either however it’s still held up enough to finish at 7th place.

6. LINKIN PARK – In The End

Not their best track ever but is certainly one of their best for sure.

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Crawling #25

5. COLDPLAY – Don’t Panic

If this track was over a minute longer it may have finished in runner up position however it’s sudden end hurts it a bit.

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Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000

4. BEN FOLDS – Still Fighting It

My fav from him by a lot.

3. ROBBIE WILLIAMS – Better Man

One of his best ever tracks for sure and had a well deserved ARIA Chart run at the time.

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Angels #10 1997
Supreme #18 2000

2. BACKSTREET BOYS - Drowning

For some strange reason I like this more than anything else they have done even though it barely even made the ARIA Top 50.

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I Want It That Way #9 1999

1. STAIND – It’s Been Awhile

Typical Lifter Track. Post Grunge music at it’s best.

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#11 Outside

2002 will be up on Saturday.
2002

One of the all time great years, both in my personal life and especially in music. This was the year I first dipped my toes in the water for Chart music although it would take another 3 years before I did so again and would actually stick to it this time. Outside of music, The Simpsons were at their peak as a TV show and franchise, Dragon Ball Z continued to soar, Pokémon and Crash would continue to dominate video games and this year was my favourite year of Primary School thanks to some new friends and this year also had my fav teacher from Primary School, the only year where I had a male teacher. Back to music, 2002 is the first real golden age of music for me with an incredible 37 track jump from 2001, the biggest 1 year gain in history and quality wise, it’s the 2nd best music year ever.

65. GRINSPOON – Chemical Heart

64. LINKIN PARK – Point Of Authority

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Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001

63. TRUCKS – It’s Just Porn Mum

Lol.

62. SANTANA Feat MICHELLE BRANCH – Game Of Love

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Sweet Misery #21
You Set Me Free #19
Here With Me #17

61. JOHN MAYER – Your Body Is A Wonderland
60. TENACIOUS D – Drive Thru

More comedy than tune.

59. HOOBASTANK – Running Away

58. COLDPLAY – In My Place

One of their weakest lead singles in all honesty.

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001

57. COLDPLAY – Daylight

This is a little better and one of the better tracks from the album that didn’t become a single.

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002

56. VANESSA CARLTON – Paradise

55. TAXIRIDE – How I Got This Way

54. TENACIOUS D - Wonderboy

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Drive Thru #60 2002

53. ALEX LLOYD – Green

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Amazing #22

52. CREED – One Last Breath

Eyes Wide Open was personally meh but this is a good amount better.

51. PPK – Reload
50. THE WIGGLES – Wiggle Bay

Lol. Nostalgia does some weird things.

49. SUM41 – In Too Deep

48. LIFEHOUSE – Spin

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Hanging By A Moment #7 2001

47. DEFAULT – Wasting My Time

This sounds like a typical 2002 track but it’s run on ARIA was surprisingly mediocre.

46. 1 GIANT LEAP – My Culture

45. TAXIRIDE – Creepin’ Up Slowly

44. DJ SAMMY - Sunlight

43. AVRIL LAVINGE – Anything But Ordinary

42. DAVID FRANJ – Never Be Amazing

41. DELTA GOODREM – Born To Try
40. ROBBIE WILLIAMS – Feel

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Angels #10 1997
Supreme #18 2000
Better Man #3 2001

39. EMINEM – Without Me

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Stan #7 2000

38. FIVE FOR FIGHTING - Superman

Deciding which year to put this in was a real pain. It’s technically from 2000 but I couldn’t find evidence that this charted anywhere else before 2002 so here it is.

37. JAKATTA Feat SEAL – My Vision

36. IIO – At The End

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Rapture #14 2001

35. CHAD KROEGER Feat JOSEY SCOTT - Hero

34. PUDDLE OF MUDD – Blurry

33. MICHELLE BRANCH – Goodbye To You

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Sweet Misery #21
You Set Me Free #19
Here With Me #17
Game Of Love (Santana) #62 2002

32. SWITCHFOOT – Dare You To Move

Had no idea until very recently that this was from 2002. I thought it was from 2005!

31. TINA ARENA – Symphony Of Life
30. VANESSA CARLTON – Rinse

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Paradise #56 2002

29. SIMPLE PLAN – Addicted

I’m a dick.

28. P CONTROL – Clown Song

Now shut up and dance, mwhahahaha!

27. NATALLIE IMBRUGLIA – Wrong Impression

26. A1 – Caught In The Middle

25. VANESSA CARLTON – Ordinary Day

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Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002

24. DANIEL BEDINGFIELD – If You’re Not The One

23. AVRIL LAVINGE – Sk8er Boy

The nostalgia runs deep with this one.

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Anything But Ordinary #43 2002

22. BBMAK – Out Of My Heart

If I didn’t research ARIA Top 100 tracks, I never would have found this gem.

21. EMINEM – Cleaning Out My Closet

This one is ageing very well.

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Stan #7 2000
Without Me #39 2002
20. COLDPLAY – A Rush Of Blood To The Head

Easily the best track from the same named album that never became a single.

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002

19. PEARL JAM – I Am Mine

Their best track ever.

18. ENRIQUE IGLASIS - Escape

17. GOO GOO DOLLS – Here Is Gone

Nearly as good as Iris, nearly.

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Iris #2 1998

16. COLDPLAY – God Put A Smile Upon Your Face

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Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002

15. M2M – What You Do About Me

I can’t explain why I like this so much, I just do.

14. AVRIL LAVINGE - Complicated

Her best track and one of many great ARIA #1s from 2002.

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Anything But Ordinary #43 2002
Sk8er Boy #23 2002

13. EMINEM – Lose Yourself

Speaking of great #1s. Peak Eminem and is easily among his Top 3 tracks.

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Stan #7 2000
Without Me #39 2002
Cleaning Out My Closet #21 2002

12. UNWRITTEN LAW – Seeing Red

Like BBMAK this is another standout track that missed the ARIA Top 50.

11. TENACIOUS D - Tribute

This was the track that briefly made me pay attention to the charts at the time when my father told me about the video. Probably my first favourite song ever even though the video was the main reason I liked it so much at the time.

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Drive Thru #60 2002
Wonderboy #54 2002
10. KASEY CHAMBERS – Not Pretty Enough

Whiny but good whiny.

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The Captain #12 2000

9. JOSE PADELA – Que Bonito

I discovered this instrumental track on the Foxtel menu over a year ago and when I looked up for when it was released, was surprised it was from 2002, I assumed it was more recent but it wasn’t so here it is.

8. PPK - Resurrection

Speaking of instrumental tracks. This one is epic af.

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Reload #51 2002

7. MICHELLE BRANCH – All You Wanted

When I was researching ARIA Top 50 hits of 2002 back in early 2015 Michelle Branch was one of the standout artists who I discovered. Almost as good as another track of hers still to come, almost.

Previous Entries

Sweet Misery #21 2001
You Set Me Free #19 2001
Here With Me #17 2001
Game Of Love (Santana) #62 2002
Goodbye To You #33 2002

6. COLDPLAY – The Scientist

With the exception of Yellow, this is Coldplay’s standout track from the early 2000s. The video is also one of the best music videos of all time.

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Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002

5. MICHELLE BRANCH - Everywhere

One of the best pop rock tracks of all time. Her best ever, or is it?

Previous Entries

Sweet Misery #21 2001
You Set Me Free #19 2001
Here With Me #17 2001
Game Of Love (Santana) #62 2002
Goodbye To You #33 2002
All You Wanted #7 2002

4. JOHNNY CASH - Hurt

One of, if not, the best cover version ever. This track suits him so much more.

3. DJ SAMMY – Boys Of Summer

The original is my #1 of 1985 but I like this version a little more and how they made it into a cool summer dance tune.

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Sunlight #44

2. FRAGILE STATE – Every Day A Story

Like with #9, this instrumental track was also discovered from the Foxtel menu and was surprised it came from 2002. Early 2017 was a revolutionary time in my life and having discovered this at around the same time I associate this track heavily with that time.

1. VANESSA CARLTON – A Thousand Miles

Peak 2002 right here. I first discovered or re discovered this in 2009 and became a fan quickly. However in 2014 my fandom for this exploded and ever since it’s been a legitimate GOAT contender. I became such a fan that it made me research all her albums and not too long afterwards she became my favourite female artist of all time. But this will always be her best. The music video is cool too.

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002

2003 will be up either Monday or Tuesday.
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Oh dang, I thought I commented on 2001, but I guess not. Great to see Imitation Of Life, Crawling, Amazing, Monsters, Standing Still, Look At Us, How You Remind Me, Rapture, Drops Of Jupiter, All Rise, Take Me Away, Hanging By A Moment, In The End, Don't Panic, Better Man and It's Been A While - fantastic choice for the top spot.

Wow at the explosion for 2002! Pleased about Chemical Heart, It's Just Porn Mum, The Game Of Love, Your Body Is A Wonderland, Running Away, In My Place, How I Got This Way, Green, One Last Breath, In Too Deep, Wasting My Time, My Culture, Creepin Up Slowly, Never Be Amazing, Born To Try, Superman (It's Not Easy), Hero, Goodbye To You, Dare You To Move, Wrong Impression, Caught In The Middle, Ordinary Day, If You're Not The One, Sk8er Boi, Out Of My Heart, Escape, Here Is Gone, God Put A Smile Upon Your Face, What You Do About Me, Complicated, Lose Yourself, Not Pretty Enough, All You Wanted, The Scientist, Everywhere and A Thousand Miles. Not a surprising #1 at all, but very deserving. Excellent list from a great year.
2003

This year was a very chaotic year with drama regularly occurring in what was my last year of Primary School. Yu-Gi-Oh was massive, everyone seemed to have cards and finally getting my first deck with a Blue Eyes White Dragon was a highlight. Also the 3rd Gen of Pokémon games came out and Dragon Ball Z ended it’s run on the air. The year as a whole was very hit and miss. Musically though it has one of the biggest 1 year crashes in history, losing 26 tracks when compared to 2002 and also has a much weaker Top 10 quality wise.

39. STONE SOUR – Bother

38. MICHELLE BRANCH – Hotel Paper

Previous Entries

Sweet Misery #21 2001
You Set Me Free #19 2001
Here With Me #17 2001
Game Of Love (Santana) #62 2002
Goodbye To You #33 2002
All You Wanted #7 2002
Everywhere #5 2002

37. LINKIN PARK – Somewhere I Belong

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Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002

36. LIMP BIZKIT – Behind Blue Eyes

35. ROBBIE WILLIAMS – Sexed Up

Previous Entries

Angels #10 1997
Supreme #18 2000
Better Man #3 2001
Feel #40 2002

34. AVRIL LAVINGE – Mobile

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Anything But Ordinary #43 2002
Sk8er Boy #23 2002
Complicated #14 2002

33. PLACEBO – The Bitter End

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Every You Every Me #15 1999

32. MEST – Jaded

31. THE RASMOUS – In The Shadows
30. CHARLTON HILL – Don’t Sail

29. ALEX LLOYD – 1000 Miles

No this isn’t a Vanessa Carlton cover.

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Amazing #22
Green #53 2002

28. JEWEL – 2 Become One

Previous Entries

You Were Meant For Me #6 1996
Foolish Games #19 1997
Hands #14 1998
Standing Still #18 2001

27. HILARY DUFF – So Yesterday

26. BLUE – Guilty

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#12 2001

25. DELTA GOODREM – Lost Without You

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Born To Try #41 2002

24. LINKIN PARK - Numb

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Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003

23. NICKELBACK - Someday

Once upon a time this was my #1 of 2003 but time hasn’t been kind to this one.

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How You Remind Me #15 2001

22. PLACEBO – Running Up That Hill

Previous Entries

Every You Every Me #15 1999
The Bitter End #33 2003

21. COLDPLAY – Clocks

While I do like it, I don’t like it enough to call it one of Coldplay’s best tracks.

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Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
20. MICHELLE BRANCH – Til I Get Over You

Previous Entries

Sweet Misery #21 2001
You Set Me Free #19 2001
Here With Me #17 2001
Game Of Love (Santana) #62 2002
Goodbye To You #33 2002
All You Wanted #7 2002
Everywhere #5 2002
Hotel Paper #38 2003

19. ENRIQUE IGLASIS – Maybe

18. AVRIL LAVINGE – I’m With You

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Anything But Ordinary #43 2002
Sk8er Boy #23 2002
Complicated #14 2002
Mobile #34 2003

17. SOMETHING FOR KATE – Déjà Vu

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Monsters #20 2001

16. LIVE – Sweet Release

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Selling The Drama #5 1994
Lightning Crashes #6 1995
Turn My Head #15 1997

15. ROBBIE WILLIAMS – Come Undone

Previous Entries

Angels #10 1997
Supreme #18 2000
Better Man #3 2001
Feel #40 2002
Sexed Up #35 2003

14. CELINE DION – I Drove All Night

This is the only track I like from her and I don’t see that ever changing.

13. THE BLACK EYED PEAS – Where Is The Love?

12. DAVID CAMPBELL – When She’s Gone

11. THE ATARIS – Boys Of Summer

Not the best cover of this track but I still like this version.
10. DIDO – White Flag

Her best track not including her feature on Eminem’s Stan.

Previous Entries

Thank You #7 1998
Stan (Eminem) #7 2000

9. DEFTONES - Minerva

8. COUNTING CROWS Feat VANESSA CARLTON – Big Yellow Taxi

Previous Entries (CC)

Colorblind #6 1999

Previous Entries (VC)

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002

7. CHICANE – Love On The Run

The cool music video made me like this more.

6. JOSH GROBAN – You Raise Me Up

The original isn’t as good as Westlifes cover but this is still a nice tune regardless.

5. DAVID FRANJ – God Only Knows

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Never Be Amazing #42 2002

4. AVRIL LAVINGE – Losing Grip

Her highest EOY placement but only her 2nd best track. That’s how big the gap is between 2002 and 2003 music.

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Anything But Ordinary #43 2002
Sk8er Boy #23 2002
Complicated #14 2002
Mobile #34 2003
I’m With You #18 2003

3. SPIRITUALIZED – Lay It Down Slow

Was used brilliantly at the end of Prison Breaks 4th Season.

2. MICHELLE BRANCH – One Of These Days

One of the best tracks ever to never get released as a Single.

Previous Entries

Sweet Misery #21 2001
You Set Me Free #19 2001
Here With Me #17 2001
Game Of Love (Santana) #62 2002
Goodbye To You #33 2002
All You Wanted #7 2002
Everywhere #5 2002

1. MICHELLE BRANCH - Breathe

And here she is once again, becoming the first act to sweep the Top 2. This is without a doubt her best track ever and is the best track of the year by A LOT! This will also be her last appearance on these EOYs as a solo act but still has one track left on a future list as part of a group.

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Sweet Misery #21 2001
You Set Me Free #19 2001
Here With Me #17 2001
Game Of Love (Santana) #62 2002
Goodbye To You #33 2002
All You Wanted #7 2002
Everywhere #5 2002
One Of These Days #2 2003

2004 will be out on Thursday or Friday.
2004

2004 was a year of major change. This was my first year of high school and was also the last year that I had any close friends as one moved away and another grew apart. Everyone was changing but I was still the same for the most part which was a major factor in this. This was the beginning of my loner years which would last for nearly 13 years. Also this was the year I started watching South Park on a regular basis and by 2008 would become my favourite show of all time which it still is to this day. Musically, 2004 was a massive improvement on 2003 increasing its numbers by 20 tracks and a much stronger Top 10.

59. MASONA – Simple

Remember Altiyan Childs? He’s here.

58. THE CORRS – Angel

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Runaway #1 1995
Dreams #2 1997

57. SPIDERBAIT – Black Betty

56. KEITH URBAN – You’re My Better Half

55. SHANNON NOLL – New Beginning

54. AVRIL LAVINGE – My Happy Ending

Previous Entries

Anything But Ordinary #43 2002
Sk8er Boy #23 2002
Complicated #14 2002
Mobile #34 2003
I’m With You #18 2003
Losing Grip #4 2003

53. AVRIL LAVINGE – Don’t Tell Me

Previous Entries

Anything But Ordinary #43 2002
Sk8er Boy #23 2002
Complicated #14 2002
Mobile #34 2003
I’m With You #18 2003
Losing Grip #4 2003
My Happy Ending #54 2004

52. AVRIL LAVINGE – Nobody’s Home

Previous Entries

Anything But Ordinary #43 2002
Sk8er Boy #23 2002
Complicated #14 2002
Mobile #34 2003
I’m With You #18 2003
Losing Grip #4 2003
My Happy Ending #54 2004
Don’t Tell Me #53 2004

51. EVERMORE – Into The Ocean
50. JAMES BLUNT – Tears And Rain

49. LINKIN PARK – Breaking The Habit

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003

48. SIMPLE PLAN – Promise

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Addicted #29 2002

47. ESKIMO JOE – From The Sea

46. KATE ALEXA – Always There

45. THE RASMUS – Guilty

Previous Entries

In The Shadows #31 2003

44. 3 DOORS DOWN – Let Me Go

43. 3 DOORS DOWN – Here Without You

Previous Entries

Let Me Go #44 2004

42. THE CALLING – Our Lives

41. VANESSA CARLTON – Afterglow

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Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
40. SIMPLE PLAN – Me Against The World

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Addicted #29 2002
Promise #48 2004

39. BLINK 182 – Down

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What’s My Age Again? #8 1999
Adams Song #17 2000

38. WILL YOUNG – Leave Right Now

37. SHANNON NOLL – Learn To Fly

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004

36. GOOD CHARLOTTE – Predictable

35. ANTHONY CALLEA – The Prayer

34. DIDO – Sand In My Shoes

Previous Entries

Thank You #7 1998
Stan (Eminem) #7 2000
White Flag #10 2003

33. EVERMORE – Dreams Call Out To Me

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004

32. LINKIN PARK – From The Inside

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Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004

31. BLINK 182 - Always

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What’s My Age Again? #8 1999
Adams Song #17 2000
Down #39 2004
30. KELLY CLARKSON - Breakaway

Her best track, by a lot.

29. JAMES BLUNT – Out Of My Mind

Can relate.....

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Tears & Rain #50 2004

28. SIMPLE PLAN – Welcome To My Life

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Addicted #29 2002
Promise #48 2004
Me Against The World #40 2004

27. GRANDADDY – Nature Anthem

What a weird video but in a good way.

26. GREEN DAY – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Previous Entries

When I Come Around #2 1995
Time Of My Life #9 1998

25. FIVE FOR FIGHTING – 100 Years

Over time I’ve grown to like this more than Superman.

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Superman #38 2002

24. ALEX LLOYD - Beautiful

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Amazing #22
Green #53 2002
1000 Miles #29 2003

23. LYDIA DENKER – One Perfect Day

22. SNOW PATROL – Run

21. THE KILLERS – Mr Brightside
20. SIMPLE PLAN – One

Previous Entries

Addicted #29 2002
Promise #48 2004
Me Against The World #40 2004
Welcome To My Life #28 2004

19. SIMPLE PLAN – Everytime

Previous Entries

Addicted #29 2002
Promise #48 2004
Me Against The World #40 2004
Welcome To My Life #28 2004
One #20 2004


18. MARK COLLIE – In Time

21 - 1.

17. THE FLAMING LIPS – Spongebob And Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy

This track from the credits of the first Spongebob Movie gives Panic At The Disco a run for their money with long song titles.

16. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (Tom Kenny) – Best Day Ever

Speaking of that movie... This was also in the credits.

15. SHANNON NOLL – What About Me

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004

14. THE KILLERS – Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine

Until more recently Mr Brightside was the standout track from their debut album but this non single has aged surprisingly well and now sits on top.

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Mr Brightside #21 2004

13. EVERMORE – It’s Too Late

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Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004

12. VANESSA CARLTON – Who’s To Say

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Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004

11. SEETHER Feat AMY LEE - Broken

The best track either act will ever release.
10. JAMES BLUNT - Wisemen

Originally on my 2006 list but because it was a single overseas in 2004 here it is. It’s a bit weird having a track with 2006 nostalgia here tbh.

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Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004

9. SLINKEE MINX – Summer Rain

Always liked this version over the original.

8. HILARY DUFF – Come Clean

Her best track ever. The charts will tell you otherwise.

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So Yesterday #27 2003

7. BLINK 182 – I Miss You

Their best track ever. The charts will tell you otherwise.

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What’s My Age Again? #8 1999
Adams Song #17 2000
Down #39 2004
Always #31 2004

6. PETE MURRAY – So Beautiful

His best track ever. The charts agree with me.

5. ROBBIE WILLIAMS - Misunderstood

His best track ever. The charts will tell you otherwise.

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Angels #10 1997
Supreme #18 2000
Better Man #3 2001
Feel #40 2002
Sexed Up #35 2003
Come Undone #15 2003

4. VANESSA CARLTON – White Houses

Her 2nd best track ever.

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004

3. ROB MILLS – Every Single Day

His one and only track on any of these EOYs. It’s also funny how he places higher than Shannon Noll.

2. HOOBASTANK – The Reason

My undisputed #1 of 2004 for many years, that is until a certain track changed lists.

Previous Entries

Running Away #59 2002

1. JAMES BLUNT - High

His official debut single in the UK. Like with Wisemen it became a single here in 2006 so all this tracks nostalgia comes from that year which is weird. Anyway, this is his best track ever and it has 2 cool music videos. The original especially.

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004

2005 will be up on Sunday.
In 2003 I’m pleased to see Bother, Somewhere I Belong, Behind Blue Eyes, Sexed Up, In The Shadows, 1000 Miles, So Yesterday, Lost Without You, Numb, Someday, Clocks, Maybe, I’m With You, Deja Vu, Come Undone, Where Is The Love, When She’s Gone, Boys Of Summer, White Flag, Big Yellow Taxi, God Only Knows and Breathe. Plenty of great songs.

And even more for 2004; great to have Simple, You’re My Better Half, My Happy Ending, Don’t Tell Me, Tears And Rain, Breaking The Habit, From The Sea, Always There, Let Me Go, Here Without You, Down, Leave Right Now, Predictable, The Prayer, Sand In My Shoes, From The Inside, Always, Breakaway, Out Of My Mind, Welcome To My Life, Nature Anthem, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, 100 Years, Beautiful, One Perfect Day, Run, Mr Brightside, What About Me, Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine, It’s Too Late, Broken, Wisemen, Come Clean, I Miss You, So Beautiful, Misunderstood, Every Single Day, The Reason and High. Excellent list!
2005

This year personally was basically an upgraded version of 2004. I was super hyped about Pokémon Emerald coming out at the time and this year was also the strongest year for video games for me. It was also in late 2005 where I started following the music charts on Rage although it only for the #1 Single at the time. I think I started doing this when Gold Digger was #1. This year in music both quality and quantity wise is almost identical to 2004 with this year having a slight edge overall.

55. ROB THOMAS – This Is How A Heart Breaks

54. SCRIBE Feat P MONEY – Stop The Music

53. JAMES BLUNT - Goodbye My Lover

I didn’t like it at the time but nostalgia eventually made me like it more.

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004

52. CRAZY FROG – Axel F

Lol.

51. SANTANA – Just Feel Better

Previous Entries

Game Of Love #62 2002
50. STUDIO B – I See Girls

The 8 bit video game like music in this is really cool.

49. ROBBIE WILLIAMS – Tripping

Previous Entries

Angels #10 1997
Supreme #18 2000
Better Man #3 2001
Feel #40 2002
Sexed Up #35 2003
Come Undone #15 2003
Misunderstood #5 2004

48. ALANIS MORRESETTE – Crazy

Almost as good as the original from Seal, almost.

47. COLDPLAY – Fix You

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003

46. JAMES BLUNT – You’re Beautiful

I never liked this as much as many of his other tunes but still a solid tune regardless.

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005

45. GREEN DAY – Wake Me Up When September Ends

Previous Entries

When I Come Around #2 1995
Time Of My Life #9 1998
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams #26 2004

44. THE CORRS – Long Night

Previous Entries

Runaway #1 1995
Dreams #2 1997
Angel #58 2004

43. SHANNON NOLL – Lift

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004

42. EVERMORE – Come To Nothing

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004

41. THE KILLERS – Smile Like You Mean It

Previous Entries

Mr Brightside #21 2004
Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine #14 2004
40. ROBBIE WILLIAMS – Advertising Space

Previous Entries

Angels #10 1997
Supreme #18 2000
Better Man #3 2001
Feel #40 2002
Sexed Up #35 2003
Come Undone #15 2003
Misunderstood #5 2004
Tripping #49 2005

39. SHANNON NOLL – Losing It All

One of my favourite non singles from his Lift album.

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005

38. BACKSTREET BOYS – Incomplete

Previous Entries

I Want It That Way #9 1999
Drowning #2 2001

37. SIMPLE PLAN – Crazy

Previous Entries

Addicted #29 2002
Promise #48 2004
Me Against The World #40 2004
Welcome To My Life #28 2004
One #20 2004
Everytime #19 2004

36. COLDPLAY – Speed Of Sound

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005

35. NATALIE IMBRUGLIA - Shiver

Previous Entries

Wrong Impression #27 2002

34. COLDPLAY - Talk

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005

33. LIFEHOUSE – You & Me

Previous Entries

Hanging By A Moment #7 2001
Spin #48 2002

32. EVERMORE – For One Day

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005

31. PETE MURRAY – Better Days

Previous Entries

So Beautiful #6 2004
30. ANTHONY CALLEA – Rain

Previous Entries

The Prayer #35 2004

29. DANIEL POWTER – Bad Day

28. THE VERONICAS – 4Ever

27. HILARY DUFF – Beat Of My Heart

Previous Entries

So Yesterday #27 2003
Come Clean #8 2004

26. GREEN DAY – Holiday

Previous Entries

When I Come Around #2 1995
Time Of My Life #9 1998
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams #26 2004
Wake Me Up When September Ends #45 2005

25. GORILLAZ – Feel Good Inc

This track is helped by nostalgia and was also used in GTA 5 as a track on the radio.

24. GARBAGE – Run Baby Run

My favourite from them.

Previous Entries

Stupid Girl #5 1996

23. TAMMIN – It’s A Beautiful Thing

22. STEREOPHONICS - Dakota

One of those tracks that is immune to overplay on the radio.

21. THE VERONICAS – Mouth Shut

Previous Entries

4Ever #28 2005
20. NICKELBACK – Someone That Your With

This is the only track I liked from their 2005 album that didn’t become a single.

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003

19. ALEX LLOYD – Never Meant To Fail

His best track.

Previous Entries

Amazing #22
Green #53 2002
1000 Miles #29 2003
Beautiful #24 2004

18. MADONNA – Hung Up

Her best track to me. Plus it has nostalgia from when I was curious about the #1s on Rage at the time.

17. FEEDER – Feeling The Moment

16. THE VERONICAS - Faded

This is a demo of what was originally their track until it was given to Kate Deargugo. I like this version better but both are good.

Previous Entries

4Ever #28 2005
Mouth Shut #21 2005

15. ALL AMERICAN REJECTS – It Ends Tonight

Was originally on my 2007 list and when updating these lists I thought it might be from 2006 but to my surprise it was actually from 2005 so here it is.

14. THE VERONICAS – I Could Get Used To This

The best track from their debut album that didn’t become a single.

Previous Entries

4Ever #28 2005
Mouth Shut #21 2005
Faded #16 2005

13. SIMPLE PLAN – Untitled (How Could This Happen To Me)

Their best track by far. An epic whinge fest and it’s awesome.

Previous Entries

Addicted #29 2002
Promise #48 2004
Me Against The World #40 2004
Welcome To My Life #28 2004
One #20 2004
Everytime #19 2004
Crazy #37 2005

12. NICKELBACK - Photograph

Was used during a slideshow at my High School graduation in 2008 and for that it holds a good amount of sentimental value.

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005

11. MOUSTAGE Feat MELINDA JACKSON - Everywhere

The original from Fleetwood Mac was my #2 of 1987 but this is even better!
10. HILARY DUFF – Someone’s Watching Over Me

This reminds me of Miley Cyrus’ The Climb except that this is dozens of times better than that boring turd! A close 2nd to Come Clean.

Previous Entries

So Yesterday #27 2003
Come Clean #8 2004
Beat Of My Heart #27 2005

9. WESTLIFE – You Raise Me Up

Far superior to the original. What makes this better is that everyone gets a turn at singing the chorus which keeps it fresh.

8. THE KILLERS – All These Things That I’ve Done

One of their best tracks for sure, at least Top 3!

Previous Entries

Mr Brightside #21 2004
Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine #14 2004
Smile Like You Mean It #41 2005

7. COLDPLAY – Til Kingdom Come

One of many great tracks from their 2005 Album that didn’t become a single.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005

6. COLDPLAY – A Message

One of many great tracks from their 2005 Album that didn’t become a single.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005

5. COLDPLAY – Swallowed In The Sea

One of many great tracks from their 2005 Album that didn’t become a single.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005

4. SHANNON NOLL – All I Want Is More

The best track from his 2005 album that didn’t become a single.

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005

3. COLDPLAY – White Shadows

One of many great tracks from their 2005 Album that didn’t become a single. Are you noticing a trend here? This is the best track from said album to not become a single. With the exception of The Hardest Part which we will get to in 2006, Coldplay had far better tracks from X & Y that never became singles then the actual singles themselves. This epic track is also one of their Top 5 best tracks ever.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005

2. SHANNON NOLL - Shine

Finally an actual single. His best track ever.

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005

1. THE VERONICAS – Everything I’m Not

Their greatest track ever. This track played a major role in helping me get into chart music and watching the Rage Top 50 weekly in early 2006 along with a few other tracks at the time which will come in 2006. However, this track was out for over a month before 2005 ended so here it is as this years champion.

Previous Entries

4Ever #28 2005
Mouth Shut #21 2005
Faded #16 2005
I Could Get Used To This #14 2005

2006 will be posted on Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest.
Very happy to see This Is How A Heart Breaks, Stop The Music, Goodbye My Lover, Just Feel Better, Tripping, Fix You, You’re Beautiful, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Lift, Smile Like You Mean It, Advertising Space, Incomplete, Speed Of Sound, Shiver, Talk, You And Me, For One Day, Better Days, Rain, Bad Day (great “day” section here!), 4Ever, Holiday, Feel Good Inc, Dakota, Never Meant To Fail, Feeling A Moment, It Ends Tonight, Untitled (How Could This Happen To Me), Photograph, Someone’s Watching Over Me, All These Things That I’ve Done, Shine and Everything I’m Not. Excellent 2005 list, and I’m really looking forward to 2006, to see if it’s held up as your favourite year and just how big the list can be!
2006

This was a revolutionary year for me. As my interest in video games started to decline, music would make a major impact and it changed my world forever. The first half of the year was my favourite part of all of High School. 2006 was easily the greatest year of music for me with an incredible 90 tracks, which is 35 more than 2005 and 25 more than the 2nd best year 2002. Personally, 2006 was also the overall best year of my entire life and it held that title right up until 2018.

90. THE LIVING END – Nothing Lasts Forever

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Prisoner Of Society #8 1997

89. SCISSOR SISTERS – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing

88. AFI – Love Like Winter

87. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – Tell Me Baby

86. NICK LACHEY – Run To Me

85. EVERMORE – Light Surrounding You

Don’t know why but I always found this overrated compared to their other hits.

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005

84. CRAZY FROG - We Are The Champions

Lol. A 2nd (And the last) one.

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Axel F #52 2005

83. BEATFREAKZ – Somebody’s Watching Me

82. THE SIMOLU – All This Love

81. SCOTT STAPP – The Great Divide
80. YOUTH GROUP -  Catching And Killing

79. BERNARD FANNING – Watch Over Me

78. PINK – Who Knew

77. PINK – U + Ur Hand

Previous Entries

Who Knew #78 2006

76. ESKIMO JOE – How Does It Feel

The weakest track from an album without a single bad or even average quality track.

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From The Sea #47 2004

75. ESKIMO JOE – Suicide Girl

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006

74. ESKIMO JOE – Sarah

The weakest single released from the album.

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006

73. BLONDIE VS THE DOORS – Rapture Riders

72. WEIRD AL YANKOVIC – You’re Pitiful

71. CRAIG OBEY VS THE CHURCH – Under The Milky Way
70. JOSH PYKE – Memories And Dust

69. NICKELBACK – If Everyone Cared

Like with Someday from 2003, this is another track of theirs that has aged badly over the years. Would have been easily been in the top half of this list a decade ago.

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005

68. BACKSTREET BOYS – I Still

Previous Entries

I Want It That Way #9 1999
Drowning #2 2001
Incomplete #38 2005

67. BOB SINCLAR – In The Name Of Love

66. ROGER SANCHEZ – Lost

65. EVERMORE – Dry

This track isn’t even on the album. It can only be found on the physical single for Running. Epic foreshadowing right here.

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006

64. TENACIOUS D – Pick Of Destiny

Title track from the movie of the same name. Really fun movie.

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Drive Thru #60 2002
Wonderboy #54 2002
Tribute #11 2002

63. AFI – Miss Murder

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Love Like Winter #88 2006

62. YOUTH GROUP – Start Today Tomorrow

Whenever I think of this track I always think of the dickhead from the Hot30 Countdown who refused to make this track as a voting option on one of their voting segments to play new music because he was fapping so hard over Kanye Wests Stronger. Never forgave him for that. Luckily, I eventually got to hear it in full.

Previous Entries

Catching And Killing #80 2006

61. NICK LACHEY – What’s Left Of Me

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Run To Me #86 2006
60. RONAN KEATING - Iris

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When You Say Nothing At All #7 1999

59. NE-YO – So Sick

Didn’t care for it at the time but nostalgia exists so here it is.

58. THE KILLERS – When You Were Young

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Mr Brightside #21 2004
Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine #14 2004
Smile Like You Mean It #41 2005
All These Things That I’ve Done #8 2005

57. EMINEM – Shake That

This was the last time I would enjoy anything from Eminem not counting the odd non single called Legacy from 2014. After this, he would never release a good single ever again.

Previous Entries

Stan #7 2000
Without Me #39 2002
Cleaning Out My Closet #21 2002
Lose Yourself #13 2002

56. BOB SINCLAR - World Hold On

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In The Name Of Love #67 2006

55. TENACIOUS D - Bezelboss

Epic track from the final battle scene from The Pick Of Destiny movie.

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Drive Thru #60 2002
Wonderboy #54 2002
Tribute #11 2002
Pick Of Destiny #64 2006

54. ESKIMO JOE – Beating Like A Drum

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006
Sarah #74

53. ESKIMO JOE – This Is Pressure

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006
Sarah #74 2006
Beating Like A Drum #54 2006

52. TAKE THAT - Patience

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Back For Good #4 1995

51. ESKIMO JOE – Setting Sun

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006
Sarah #74 2006
Beating Like A Drum #54 2006
This Is Pressure #53 2006
50. TENACIOUS D – Master Exploder

The best track from The Pick Of Destiny movie.

Previous Entries

Drive Thru #60 2002
Wonderboy #54 2002
Tribute #11 2002
Pick Of Destiny #64 2006
Bezelboss #55 2006

49. CHAMILLIONARE - Ridin’

Better than it has any right to be but.........

48. WEIRD AL YANKOVIC – White And Nerdy

This parody version of Ridin’ is even better!

47. YOUTH GROUP – Daisy Chains

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Catching And Killing #80 2006
Start Today Tomorrow #62 2006

46. KATE DEARGUGO - Faded

The Veronicas did it better though.

45. PETE MURRAY – Opportunity

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So Beautiful #6 2004
Better Days #31 2005

44. BUTTERFINGERS – Get Up Outta The Dirt

Originally I only liked it for the video but the track is catchy and I grew to like it too.

43. ESKIMO JOE - Reprise

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006
Sarah #74 2006
Beating Like A Drum #54 2006
This Is Pressure #53 2006
Setting Sun #51 2006

42. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – Dani California

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Tell Me Baby #87 2006

41. FORT MINOR – Where’d You Go

Didn’t care for it at the time but nostalgia is a thing so here it is.
40. MADONNA - Sorry

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Hung Up #18 2005

39. MELLISA ETHERIDGE – I Need To Wake Up

Used in the credits of the An Inconvenient Truth Movie.

38. ESKIMO JOE – New York

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006
Sarah #74 2006
Beating Like A Drum #54 2006
This Is Pressure #53 2006
Setting Sun #51 2006
Reprise #43 2006

37. BOB EVANS – Nowhere Without You

The music video is high af.

36. ALEX LLOYD – Brand New Day

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Amazing #22
Green #53 2002
1000 Miles #29 2003
Beautiful #24 2004
Never Meant To Fail #19 2005

35. MECK Feat LEO SAYER – Thunder In My Heart Again

34. OBIE TRICE Feat AKON – Snitch

I like this more than I should. It also has a cool video.

33. THE WRECKERS – Leave The Pieces

Michelle Branch is back one last time on these EOY lists. Whatsiface sings here too.

32. GORILLAZ – El Manana

My favourite from them because reasons.

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Feel Good Inc #25 2005

31. SHANNON NOLL - Lonely

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New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005
Shine #2 2005
30. SNOW PATROL – Chasing Cars

Considering the out of control radio overplay this got at the time, it actually ranks quite well on here. It took years before the damage was undone. Obviously it’s their best track and the video is cool too.

Previous Entries

Run #22 2004

29. THE VERONICAS - Leave Me Alone

Their 4th single Revolution was yuck but this, their 5th single was excellent.

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4Ever #28 2005
Mouth Shut #21 2005
Faded #16 2005
I Could Get Used To This #14 2005
Everything I’m Not #1 2005

28. ROBBIE WILLIAMS – Sin Sin Sin

Previous Entries

Angels #10 1997
Supreme #18 2000
Better Man #3 2001
Feel #40 2002
Sexed Up #35 2003
Come Undone #15 2003
Misunderstood #5 2004
Tripping #49 2005
Advertising Space #40 2005

27. NICKELBACK - Saving Me

Cool video.

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006

26. WESTLIFE - Amazing

This used to be my favourite from them but over time YRMU aged better.

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You Raise Me Up #9 2005

25. LIVE - The River

Their best track even though it’s their lowest EOY placing. Weird.

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Selling The Drama #5 1994
Lightning Crashes #6 1995
Turn My Head #15 1997

24. DEEP DISH - Dreams

Nostalgia helps it’s ranking but this version of Fleetwood Macs track is better then it has any right to be.

23. EVERMORE - Afloat

Epic album only track.

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006
Dry #65 2006

22. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Snow

My favourite from them because reasons.

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Tell Me Baby #87 2006
Dani California #42 2006

21. KATE ALEXA – All I Hear

After not having heard it for years, when I rediscovered several years ago I was hit with a huge wave of nostalgia and so here it is.

Previous Entries

Always There #46 2004
20. EVERMORE- My Guiding Light

Another epic album only track.

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006
Dry #65 2006
Afloat #23 2006

19. THE LIVING END - Wake Up

One of the tracks that really got me into following chart music and is their best track ever by far.

Previous Entries

Prisoner Of Society #8 1997
Nothing Lasts Forever #90 2006

18. NICK LACHEY – I Can’t Hate You Anymore

Used to be in my Top 5 of 2006 but time hasn’t been too kind to this.

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Run To Me #86 2006
What’s Left Of Me #61 2006

17. EMINEM – When I’m Gone

His best track ever for sure. His last great #1 Hit in what was his last good year.

Previous Entries

Stan #7 2000
Without Me #39 2002
Cleaning Out My Closet #21 2002
Lose Yourself #13 2002
Shake That #57 2006

16. ESKIMO JOE - Comfort You

The best track from the album that didn’t become a single.

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006
Sarah #74 2006
Beating Like A Drum #54 2006
This Is Pressure #53 2006
Setting Sun #51 2006
Reprise #43 2006
New York #38 2006

15. EVERMORE - The Great Unknown

The best track from their Real Life album that didn’t become a single.

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006
Dry #65 2006
Afloat #23 2006
My Guiding Light #20 2006

14. DAMIEN LEITH - Night Of My Life

The best winners single from any reality show ever. Change my mind.

13. ALPHAVILLE – Forever Young (Hamel Album Mix)

12. THE VERONICAS – When It All Falls Apart

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4Ever #28 2005
Mouth Shut #21 2005
Faded #16 2005
I Could Get Used To This #14 2005
Everything I’m Not #1 2005
Leave Me Alone #29 2006

11. SHANNON NOLL - Now I Run

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005
Shine #2 2005
Lonely #31 2006
10. DELTA GOODREM - Together We Are One

At the time I didn’t care for this at all as it was overshadowed by other tracks higher on this list but it has aged really well over time and for some reason I think it’s her best.

Previous Entries

Born To Try #41 2002
Lost Without You #25 2003

9. TV ROCK Feat SEANY B – Flaunt It

One of the tracks that go me into following chart music. When I first saw this on Rage I thought it was really funny. Only about 1 or 2 months after that, it even had a short stint as the GOAT. I can’t even explain why I like this so much since it’s not a typical Lifter track at all.

8. PLACEBO - Song To Say Goodbye

Something I only discovered as recently as 2015 when I was researching ARIA Top 50 hits. The music video is epic and it makes an already strong track even better. Their best track by A LOT!

Previous Entries

Every You Every Me #15 1999
The Bitter End #33 2003
Running Up That Hill #22 2003

7. ESKIMO JOE - Black Fingernails Red Wine

Certainly got a lot of overplay at the time and even after all that it still holds up really well. One of those rare tracks that is immune to overplay. Their career best.

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006
Sarah #74 2006
Beating Like A Drum #54 2006
This Is Pressure #53 2006
Setting Sun #51 2006
Reprise #43 2006
New York #38 2006
Comfort You #16 2006

6. INXS - Afterglow

Incredible track. Because I’m weird like that I think it’s their best ever.

5. BOB SINCLAR Feat GARY PINE - Love Generation

When I saw the video to this when it was #1 on Rage on the Sunday morning rerun of the Top 50, that was the moment I decided to follow the whole damn chart instead of just the #1s like I had been doing on and off for months prior. The very same week I had discovered Flaunt It when it was at #2.

Previous Entries

In The Name Of Love #67 2006
World Hold On #56 2006

4. COLDPLAY – The Hardest Part

This was the track that made me a Coldplay fan. Months later I would also get into Yellow which sealed the deal. For years The Hardest Part was my favourite of theirs until eventually Yellow finally surpassed it. However this is still the best track from X&Y without a doubt.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005

3. NICKELBACK - Far Away

This is literally the poster child for Typical Lifter Track! Their greatest ever!

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006

2. EVERMORE - Running

The music video to this is literally my favourite music video ever. Evermore’s best ever track too. It even had a stint as my GOAT between April 2007 and March 2008 until “that” reclaimed the title. Speaking of “that” track, it’s up next.......

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006
Dry #65 2006
Afloat #23 2006
My Guiding Light #20 2006
The Great Unknown #15 2006

1. YOUTH GROUP – Forever Young

And here it is, THE GOAT! Perfect lyrics I can relate to, perfect music and perfect vocals. I want this played at my funeral. Since becoming the GOAT back in mid 2006 only Running could best it and that didn’t last. The current #1 of 2002 did come close after a huge wave of 2002 nostalgia hit in 2014 and 2015 but since then the gap has widened slightly. My music tastes, lists and my life have undergone many changes over the last 14 years but only 3 things remain certain, death, taxes and this being the GOAT and the #1 of 2006.

Previous Entries

Catching And Killing #80 2006
Start Today Tomorrow #62 2006
Daisy Chains #47 2006

2007 should be up on Friday.
1995: Runaway is an awesome #1! Green Day, Back For Good, Lightning Crashes <3, Hootie and I Believe!

1996: To The Moon And Back, yes! Definitely prefer I Want You, though.

1997: Excellent top 3. Yess more Savage Garden. Woo for Elton John Robbie Williams, Jewel and Tonic!

1998: IRIS and HIGH and BELIEVE! Wow! What a trio! Thank You <3, Green Day, Aerosmith and Closing TIme too <3

1999: THE ANIMAL SONG!!! Love Ronana KEating, Backstreet Boys, Vaness Amorosi too

2000: CRASH AND BURN!, MY HAPPINESS, COLDPLAY!! This chart is really stepping up now. Hey Baby, Affirmatino, Stan, and Yellow!! Awesome #1!

Will comment more soon
Well 2006 didn’t disappoint, although I was quietly hoping it could crack 100. Very happy for I Don’t Feel Like Dancin, Love Like Winter, Light Surrounding You, Who Knew, Memories And Dust, Miss Murder, What’s Left Of Me, When You Were Young, Patience, Faded, Opportunity, Dani California, Where’d You Go, Nowhere Without You, Lonely, Chasing Cars, Savin Me, Amazing, The River, All I Hear, Wake Up, I Cant Hate You Anymore, Night Of My Life, When It All Falls Apart, Now I Run, Flaunt It, Afterglow, The Hardest Part, Far Away, Running and Forever Young. And a separate shout out to Eskimo Joe, that was a fantastic album and I’m pleased for so many entries from it, topped by the best one!

I’m surprised Flaunt It came in at nine, I was expecting it to be higher, but it still did very well. No surprise about the number one, but it’s still an excellent song which holds up well, so very deserved!
2007

The bigger they come the bigger they fall and oh boy did 2007 fall hard. It has the record for the biggest 1 year drop in music history, losing 40 tracks compared to 2006. I think 2007 was the universe balancing itself out. In my personal life, 2007 also took a huge blow with my interest in video games rapidly declining. Also it was the weakest year of High School although the last week of school for the year was outstanding and was the best final week for a high school year so at least I have that fond memory.

50. GYROSCOPE – Snakeskin

49. ERIC PRYDZ – Proper Education

48. SILVERCHAIR – If You Keep Losing Sleep

47. HINDER – Lips Of An Angel

It still annoys me that this cheap Nickelback rip off got to be #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for 7 weeks while Nickelback themselves had to settle for 2 ARIA #2s. At the time I really didn’t care for this at all but over time I’ve grown to like it, just enough to make this list.

46. HINDER – Better Than Me

And here they are again. Their best although it hasn’t aged well at all. Also their last track on these EOYs too. They won’t be missed.

Previous Entries

Lips Of An Angel #47

45. SNOW PATROL – Open Your Eyes

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Run #22 2004
Chasing Cars #30 2006

44. DAUGHTRY – Crashed

43. VANESSA CARLTON – Carousel

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004

42. BOB SINCLAR – Sound Of Freedom

Previous Entries

In The Name Of Love #67 2006
World Hold On #56 2006
Love Generation #5 2006

41. FALLOUT BOY – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs

I always found this band overrated but I do like this.
40. THIRSTY MERC – 20 Good Reasons

39. DAUGHTRY – All These Lives

Previous Entries

Crashed #44 2007

38. EVERMORE - Unbreakable

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006
Dry #65 2006
Afloat #23 2006
My Guiding Light #20 2006
The Great Unknown #15 2006
Running #2 2006

37. NELLY FURTADO – All Good Things Come To An End

36. 30 SECONDS TO MARS – From Yesterday

35. FAKER – This Heart Attack

34. LINKIN PARK – What I’ve Done

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004

33. TAKE THAT – Rule The World

Previous Entries

Back For Good #4 1995
Patience #52 2006

32. SHANNON NOLL – In Pieces

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005
Shine #2 2005
Lonely #31 2006
Now I Run #11 2006

31. THE VERONICAS – Hook Me Up

Previous Entries

4Ever #28 2005
Mouth Shut #21 2005
Faded #16 2005
I Could Get Used To This #14 2005
Everything I’m Not #1 2005
Leave Me Alone #29 2006
When It All Falls Apart #12 2006
30. SANTANA Feat CHAD KROEGER – Into The Night

Previous Entries

Game Of Love #62 2002
Just Feel Better #51 2005

29. NICKELBACK - Rockstar

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006

28. TIMBALAND Feat KERI HILSON – The Way I Are

27. JAMES BLUNT - 1973

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005

26. SNOW PATROL VS THE POLICE – Every Car You Chase

Cool mash up.

25. GOOD CHARLOTTE – The River

Previous Entries

Predictable #36 2004

24. 2 STEPS FROM HELL – Hello World

23. TIMBALAND Presents ONE REPUBLIC – Apologize

Previous Entries

The Way I Are #28 2007

22. ESKIMO JOE – Breaking Up

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006
Sarah #74 2006
Beating Like A Drum #54 2006
This Is Pressure #53 2006
Setting Sun #51 2006
Reprise #43 2006
New York #38 2006
Comfort You #16 2006
Black Fingernails Red Wine #7 2006

21. PINK – Cuz I Can

Previous Entries

Who Knew #78 2006
U + Ur Hand #77 2006
20. SMALL MERCIES – Innocent

19. LINKIN PARK – Valentines Day

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007

18. MECK Feat DINO – Feels Like Home

Previous Entries

Thunder In My Heart Again #35 2006

17. DAVID ARKINSTONE - Deck The Halls

16. MISSY HIGGINS - Steer

15. GOOD CHARLOTTE – Dancefloor Anthem

Previous Entries

Predictable #36 2004
The River #25 2007

14. POWDERFINGER – Nobody Sees

Previous Entries

My Happiness #25 2000

13. THE KILLERS – Read My Mind

Previous Entries

Mr Brightside #21 2004
Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine #14 2004
Smile Like You Mean It #41 2005
All These Things That I’ve Done #8 2005
When You Were Young #58 2006

12. ANTHONY CALLEA – Addicted To You

Of course his worst charting single is my fav from him lol.

Previous Entries

The Prayer #35 2004
Rain #30 2005

11. VANESSA CARLTON - Home

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
10. BOYS LIKE GIRLS – The Great Escape

9. NATALIE GOUCHI – Here I Am

A close second for best winners single ever just behind Night Of My Life is this. I’m really impressed by how well this has aged over the years.

8. CROWDED HOUSE – Don’t Stop Now

This is my fav from them. Why? Don’t know, it just is.

7. DELTA GOODREM - Believe Again

This used to be my fav from her but nowadays it’s a very close 2nd behind the #10 of 2006.

Previous Entries

Born To Try #41 2002
Lost Without You #25 2003
Together We Are One #10 2006

6. VANESSA CARLTON – Heroes & Thieves

The best track from her 2007 album and it didn’t become a single. The best actual single from this album was way down at #43.

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Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007

5. ESKIMO JOE – London Bombs

Easily their 2nd best. I really like how it’s mostly instrumental.

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006
Sarah #74 2006
Beating Like A Drum #54 2006
This Is Pressure #53 2006
Setting Sun #51 2006
Reprise #43 2006
New York #38 2006
Comfort You #16 2006
Black Fingernails Red Wine #7 2006
Breaking Up #22 2007

4. DAUGHTRY – Feels Like Tonight

Previous Entries

Crashed #44 2007
All These Lives #39 2007

3. DAUGHTRY - Home

Very narrowly beating Feels Like Tonight for the title of best Daughtry track.

Previous Entries

Crashed #44 2007
All These Lives #39 2007
Feels Like Tonight #4 2007

2. JAMES BLUNT – Same Mistake

My 2nd favourite track from James Blunt.

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007

1. LINKIN PARK – Shadow Of The Day

Was originally my #1 of 2008 but because it charted in 2007 here it is. Their best track by far and it also has a really cool music video too.

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007

2008 on Sunday.
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Quite happy to see Snakeskin, If You Keep Losing Sleep, Lips Of An Angel, Better Than Me, Open Your Eyes, Thnks Fr Th Mmrs, 20 Good Reasons, Unbreakable, All Good Things (Come To An End), From Yesterday, This Heart Attack, What I’ve Done, In Pieces, Into The Night, Rockstar, The Way I Are, 1973, The River, Apologize, Breaking Up, Innocent, Steer, Dance Floor Anthem, Read My Mind, Addicted To You, The Great Escape, Here I Am, Don’t Stop Now, Believe Again, London Bombs, Home and Shadow Of The Day all on the 2007 list.
2008

My final year of High School. 2008 was a consistently good year throughout, until graduation day which was a very bittersweet moment indeed. This was also the year I discovered a little website call Australian-Charts.com at around the half way mark. By September I started commenting and the rest is history. Musically, it has slightly less tracks than 2007 but is slightly better in overall quality.

44. THE OFFSPRING – You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid

Previous Entries

Why Don’t You Get A Job #18 1999

43. BASSHUNTER – Now Your Gone

42. WES CARR – You

One of my favourite chart moments was when this beat Poker Face for #1 on ARIA because of Physical Sales which no one saw coming. It was hilarious!

41. VANESSA AMOROSI – Simple Things

Previous Entries

Absolutely Everybody #13 1999
40. AC/DC – Rock N Roll Train

Thunderstruck was my #3 for 1990 and this is my 2nd fav from them.

39. COLDPLAY – Death And All His Friends

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006

38. JAMES BLUNT – Carry You Home

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007

37. MAT KEARNEY – Breathe In Breathe Out

36. COLDPLAY – Cemeteries Of London

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008

35. HOOK N SLING – The Best Thing

34. COLDPLAY - Lost

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008

33. NICKELBACK – Burn It To The Ground

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007

32. ROUGE TRADERS – What Your On

Their only good track. Change my mind.

31. NEWTON FAULKNER – Dream Catch Me
30. PINK – So What

Previous Entries

Who Knew #78 2006
U + Ur Hand #77 2006
Cuz I Can #21 2007

29. ONE REPUBIC – Mercy

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007

28. MR G – Naughty Girl

Lol.

27. AXLE WHITEHEAD – I Don’t Do Surprises

26. COLDPLAY – Life In Technicolor

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008

25. AKON – Right Now

24. COLDPLAY – Reign Of Love

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008

23. BRIAN MCFADDEN - Twisted

22. FAKER – Sleepwalking

Previous Entries

This Heart Attack #35 2007

21. PETE MURRAY – Saving Grace

Previous Entries

So Beautiful #6 2004
Better Days #31 2005
Opportunity #45 2006
20. EVERMORE – Between The Lines

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006
Dry #65 2006
Afloat #23 2006
My Guiding Light #20 2006
The Great Unknown #15 2006
Running #2 2006
Unbreakable #38 2007

19. THE KILLERS - Human

Are we human or are we dancer?

Previous Entries

Mr Brightside #21 2004
Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine #14 2004
Smile Like You Mean It #41 2005
All These Things That I’ve Done #8 2005
When You Were Young #58 2006
Read My Mind #13 2007

18. SMALL MERCIES – Sorry

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Innocent #20 2007

17. LINKIN PARK – Leave Out All The Rest

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007

16. GIUSEAPE OTTAVIANI – No More Alone

15. GYROSCOPE – Australia

Their best one.

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Snakeskin #50 2007

14. COLDPLAY – Chinese Sleep Chant

A hidden mostly instrumental track from the album that plays after Yes.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008

13. YOUTH GROUP – All This Will Pass

Easily their 2nd best track ever. Their best original track by far.

Previous Entries

Catching And Killing #80 2006
Start Today Tomorrow #62 2006
Daisy Chains #47 2006
Forever Young #1 2006

12. VANESSA AMOROSI - Perfect

Previous Entries

Absolutely Everybody #13 1999
Simple Things #41 2008

11. COLDPLAY – The Escapist

Another hidden track from the album that plays after the last track which makes this the true end to the album. Has very few lyrics but it really works here.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
10. SARAH MCLACHLON – U Want Me 2

Something I was only able to discover through research years later and what a find this was!

9. COLDPLAY – Violet Hill

A very different sound for them but I got into it instantly at the time.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008

8. JORDIN SPARKS Feat CHRIS BROWN – No Air

If I hear it once in a while it’s excellent. If I hear it too much it can get draining.

7. CHRIS BROWN - Forever

Having 2 Chris Brown tracks in the Top 10 is so weird. 2008 was definitely his career peak and this is his best track ever.

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No Air (Jordin Sparks) #8 2008

6. GOOD CHARLOTTE – Victims Of Love

Over time this more obscure single has somehow become my favourite from them.

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Predictable #36 2004
The River #25 2007
Dancefloor Anthem #15 2007

5. ONE REPUBLIC – Stop And Stare

After discovering this I became a fan of One Republic never looked back.

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008

4. COLDPLAY – Viva La Vida

At the time I liked Violet Hill slightly more but over time this slowly but surely became the best of their 2008 Album.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008

3. DAMIEN LEITH – Not Just For The Weekend

Discovered through TV promo ads for a show but it took a long time before I found this track in full to listen to properly. So glad I found it, eventually.

2. AXLE WHITEHEAD - Anywhere

At the time I noticed he sounded like Coldplay and now I find it ironic that his best track actually ranks higher than any Coldplay track from 2008.

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I Don’t Do Surprises #27 2008

1. NICKELBACK – Gotta Be Somebody

Imagine my shock!

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008

2009 should be up on Tuesday.
Happy to see Now You’re Gone, What You’re On, Dream Catch Me, So What, I Don’t Do Surprises, Life In Technicolor, Twisted, Sleepwalking, Saving Grace, Human, Leave Out All The Rest, Australia, Perfect, No Air, Stop And Stare, Viva La Vida and Anywhere. It took a long time, but I’m glad you’re finally on board the Viva La Vida beats Violet Hill train!
2009

The first year after High School was a tough adjustment and 2009 was the blandest and most uneventful year ever. The ritual of listening to the ARIA Chart show every Sunday also ended as soon as the year began which created a vacuum. However in the world of the web, Aus-Charts was booming as I finally became a member after getting an Email Address, something I didn’t have before. Musically the numbers are about the same as 2008 and the quality is slightly weaker than 2007 but the year was notable due to how many core acts of mine had music out so the year really was carried by them.

46. PINK – Please Don’t Leave Me

Previous Entries

Who Knew #78 2006
U + Ur Hand #77 2006
Cuz I Can #21 2007
So What #30 2008

45. PINK - Funhouse

Previous Entries

Who Knew #78 2006
U + Ur Hand #77 2006
Cuz I Can #21 2007
So What #30 2008
Please Don’t Leave Me #46 2009

44. GUY SEBASTIAN Feat JORDIN SPARKS – Art Of Love

Previous Entries (JS)

No Air #8 2008

43. THE PRESETS – If I Know You

42. VANESSA AMOROSI – This Is Who I Am

Back when my EOY rules were retarded, this track was in my Top 5 for 2010 but over the years it has aged horrifically! It’s now merely good and no longer great.

Previous Entries

Absolutely Everybody #13 1999
Simple Things #41 2008
Perfect #12 2008

41. GREENDAY – Know Your Enemy

Previous Entries

When I Come Around #2 1995
Time Of My Life #9 1998
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams #26 2004
Wake Me Up When September Ends #45 2005
Holiday #26 2005
40. THEORY OF A DEADMAN – By The Way

39. THE FRAY – You Found Me

At the time I didn’t care for it but now it sits here as the only track of theirs I like.

38. MUSE – Uprising

37. EVERMORE – Hey Boys And Girls

Like #42, this was also in my top 5 of the year at the time and has also aged horrifically.

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006
Dry #65 2006
Afloat #23 2006
My Guiding Light #20 2006
The Great Unknown #15 2006
Running #2 2006
Unbreakable #38 2007
Between The Lines #20 2008

36. MUSE – Undisclosed Desires

Their best but in my defence I’m not that familiar with their pre 2009 stuff.

Previous Entries

Uprising #38

35. ORIANTHI – According To You

It was refreshing to have a track with this sound at a time when the genre was dying out.

34. WES CARR – Feels Like Woah

Previous Entries

You #42 2008

33. CIVIL TWILIGHT – Letters From The Sky

32. 30 SECONDS TO MARS – Night Of The Hunter

Previous Entries

From Yesterday #36 2007

31. ROB THOMAS - Someday

Previous Entries

This Is How A Heart Breaks #55 2005
30. ONE REPUBLIC – All The Right Moves

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008

29. NEWTON FAULKNER – If This Is It

Previous Entries

Dream Catch Me #31 2008

28. MUMFORD AND SONS – Little Lion Man

27. ROBBIE WILLIAMS - Bodies

Previous Entries

Angels #10 1997
Supreme #18 2000
Better Man #3 2001
Feel #40 2002
Sexed Up #35 2003
Come Undone #15 2003
Misunderstood #5 2004
Tripping #49 2005
Advertising Space #40 2005
Sin Sin Sin #28 2006

26. LINKIN PARK – New Divide

Smash smash smash!!!

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008

25. STREET WARRIORS Feat SHANNON NOLL – Solid Rock

24. NICKELBACK – I’d Come For You

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008

23. ESKIMO JOE – Losing Friends Over Love

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006
Sarah #74 2006
Beating Like A Drum #54 2006
This Is Pressure #53 2006
Setting Sun #51 2006
Reprise #43 2006
New York #38 2006
Comfort You #16 2006
Black Fingernails Red Wine #7 2006
Breaking Up #22 2007
London Bombs #5 2007

22. COLDPLAY – Life In Technicolor 2

Puppets!

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008

21. THEORY OF A DEADMAN – Hate My Life

Eww!! The lyrics are so cringe and pathetic! *Puts it at #21 on the list*

Previous Entries

By The Way #40 2009
20. THEORY OF A DEADMAN – Wait For Me

Previous Entries

By The Way #40 2009
Hate My Life #21 2009

19. CREED - Rain

In typical Lifter fashion, here is another example of something less known by an act with one big hit but the obscure one being my favourite instead of the big hit itself.

Previous Entries

One Last Breath #52 2002

18. BOYCE AVENUE – Hear Me Now

17. WES CARR – Love Is An Animal

His best.

Previous Entries

You #42 2008
Feels Like Woah #34 2009

16. EVERMORE – Everybody’s Doing It

That riff though!

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006
Dry #65 2006
Afloat #23 2006
My Guiding Light #20 2006
The Great Unknown #15 2006
Running #2 2006
Unbreakable #38 2007
Between The Lines #20 2008
Hey Boys And Girls #37 2009

15. ESKIMO JOE - Don’t Let Me Down

Their last great or even good track before they become just another meh band.

Previous Entries

From The Sea #47 2004
How Does It Feel #76 2006
Suicide Girl #75 2006
Sarah #74 2006
Beating Like A Drum #54 2006
This Is Pressure #53 2006
Setting Sun #51 2006
Reprise #43 2006
New York #38 2006
Comfort You #16 2006
Black Fingernails Red Wine #7 2006
Breaking Up #22 2007
London Bombs #5 2007
Losing Friends Over Love #23 2009

14. GREEN DAY – 21 Guns

Speaking of last great or even good tracks, after this Green Day also became just another band I used to care about. The best of their post American Idiot era.

Previous Entries

When I Come Around #2 1995
Time Of My Life #9 1998
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams #26 2004
Wake Me Up When September Ends #45 2005
Holiday #26 2005
Know Your Enemy #41 2009

13. EVERMORE - Faster

This was the track used at the start of the music video for Can You Hear Me (Spoiler alert). At the time I thought it was the album version of the track or something lol.

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006
Dry #65 2006
Afloat #23 2006
My Guiding Light #20 2006
The Great Unknown #15 2006
Running #2 2006
Unbreakable #38 2007
Between The Lines #20 2008
Hey Boys And Girls #37 2009
Everybody’s Doing It #16 2009

12. NICKELBACK – If Today Was Your Last Day

Took a while for this to grow on me at the time but eventually it did and here it is.

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009

11. NEWTON FAULKNER – So Much

Oh Lifter, you’ve done it again! Another obscure track from an act being my favourite over their big hit lol.

Previous Entries

Dream Catch Me #31 2008
If This Is It #29 2009
10. TAYLOR SWIFT – You Belong With Me

Her career highlight for me even after all these years!

9. SEAN TYAS – Melbourne

Really instrumental track I only bothered listening to because of the title lol.

8. TIMBALAND Feat CHAD KROEGER – Tomorrow In A Bottle

Oh Lifter, you’ve done it again! Another obscure track from an act being my favourite over their big hits lol. In my defence, those other Timbaland tracks didn’t have Chad.

7. THEORY OF A DEADMAN – Not Meant To Be

Unlike Hinder, TOAD are actually a good Nickelback rip off, featuring very strongly on the list.

Previous Entries

By The Way #40 2009
Hate My Life #21 2009
Wait For Me #20 2009

6. THEORY OF A DEADMAN – Heaven (Little By Little)

And this album only track is my favourite from them because of course it is. Unfortunately just like Hinder this act vanished after only 1 year as seems to be the case with Nickelback rip offs. Oh well.

Previous Entries

By The Way #40 2009
Hate My Life #21 2009
Wait For Me #20 2009
Not Meant To Be #7 2009

5. AR RAHMAN Feat PCD – Jai-Ho

2008 Me: Pussycat Dolls will never make my list, let alone top 5.
2009 Me: *Shocked Pikachu face*

4. NICKELBACK – Never Gonna Be Alone

Yes it’s a Far Away clone but it’s an excellent one at that. Still holds up amazingly well all this time later.

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009

3. EVERMORE – Can You Hear Me

At the time this was my #1 of 2009 and was so for about 5 years until I discovered the #1. Easily the best from their post 2006 era and it also has a cool video too.

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006
Dry #65 2006
Afloat #23 2006
My Guiding Light #20 2006
The Great Unknown #15 2006
Running #2 2006
Unbreakable #38 2007
Between The Lines #20 2008
Hey Boys And Girls #37 2009
Everybody’s Doing It #16 2009
Faster #13 2009

2. BAG RAIDERS – Shooting Stars

This track has a weird habit of becoming culturally relevant every 4 years. In 2013 it finally made the ARIA Top 50 thanks to AGT and then in 2017 it became a massive internet meme! The meme is why it was able to narrowly beat Evermore for the runner up position. I wonder how this track will resurface again in 2021? Hmmm.

1. ONE REPUBLIC – Waking Up

Oh Lifter, you’ve done it again! Another obscure track from an act being my favourite over their big hits lol. It wasn’t even close either. In late 2013 I had a listen to their 2009 Album and was blown away by this. About a year later it had surpassed Evermore for the best of 2009 and is the first album exclusive track to get an EOY #1. The first half of this track is already epic but then the 2nd half begins and holy shit, it then enters GOAT territory! The 2nd half is perhaps the greatest piece of instrumental music I’ve ever heard in my whole entire life. Simply incredible!

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009

2010 on either Thursday or Friday.
Nice to see Please Don’t Leave Me, Art Of Love, If I Know You, You Found Me, Uprising, Hey Boys And Girls, Undisclosed Desires, According To You, Feels Like Woah, Letters From The Sky, Someday, All The Right Moves, If This Is It, Little Lion Man, New Divide, Losing Friends Over Love, Life In Technicolor II, Don’t Let Me Down, 21 Guns, You Belong With Me, Jai Ho and Shooting Stars all in there.
2010

The year, although lacking the stability and certainty of school was a solid year all round. I started getting out of the house more in my spare time going walking around various places in my area which was a much needed change of scenery. This year was also my peak year on Australian-Charts.com. Musically this year was an unusually strong year for music with a rather impressive increase of 20 tracks compared to 2009 which gives this year the title of having the 2nd most tracks ever although the quality of the music in general was certainly not the 2nd best year ever. I’d say quality wise this year is slightly stronger than 2008 making this the 5th best year in music overall behind 2004, 2005, 2002 and 2006. This would be the last truly great year in music for me personally before it shit the bed in 2011 and beyond but for now here is 2010.

66. NEWTON FAULKNER – I Hate Mondays

Lol.

Previous Entries

Dream Catch Me #31 2008
If This Is It #29 2009
So Much #11 2009

65. YOLANDA BE COOL – We No Speak Americano

64. TRAIN – This Ain’t Goodbye

Previous Entries

Drops Of Jupiter #13 2001

63. ONE REPUBLIC – Marching On

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009

62. BIRDS OF TOKYO – In The Veins Of Death Valley

61. KE$HA – Your Love Is My Drug

Her only track on these lists. That’s still one more than Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Nikki Minaj, Adele and many other acts so bad I’ve blocked them from my mind at least.
60. GUY SEBASTIAN – Who’s That Girl

His best. Eve can fuck off though.

Previous Entries

Art Of Love #44 2009

59. LIFEHOUSE – Halfway Gone

Previous Entries

Hanging By A Moment #7 2001
Spin #48 2002
You & Me #33 2005

58. TINY TEMPAH Feat ERIC TURNER – Written In The Stars

57. KEVIN RUDOLF & FRIENDS – I Made It

56. TAIO CRUZ – Higher

55. DELTA GOODREM Feat BRIAN MCFADDEN – Mistakes

Previous Entries (DG)

Born To Try #41 2002
Lost Without You #25 2003
Together We Are One #10 2006
Believe Again #7 2007

Previous Entries (BM)

Twisted #23 2008

54. JAMES BLUNT – Calling Out Your Name

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007
Carry You Home #38 2008

53. LINKIN PARK – Waiting For The End

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009

52. JAY Z Feat MR HUDSON – Young Forever

Lol they covered the track I like. At least they gave it some original lyrics.

51. BRIAN MCFADDEN – Just Say So

Previous Entries

Twisted #23 2008
Mistakes (Delta Goodrem) #55 2010
50. USHER Feat PITBULL – DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again

Aww. Ushers so sweet singing about his love for Pitbull.

49. WILL.I.AM Feat CHERYL COLE – 3 Words

48. STAN WALKER - Unbroken

47. JAY SEAN Feat FRIENDS – Do You Remember

46. VANESSA AMOROSI Feat SEANY B – Mr Mysterious

Previous Entries (VA)

Absolutely Everybody #13 1999
Simple Things #41 2008
Perfect #12 2008
This Is Who I Am #42 2009

Previous Entries (SB)

Flaunt It #9 2006

45. BIRDS OF TOKYO – Dark Side Of Love

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010

44. MECK Feat DINO – Feels Like A Prayer

Previous Entries

Thunder In My Heart Again #35 2006
Feels Like Home #18 2007

43. SAM CLARK – Broken

42. SHANE WARD – Gotta Be Somebody

I think 2010 is the only year where 2 of my EOY #1s have cover versions making the list.

41. NEWTON FAULKNER – Over And Out

Previous Entries

Dream Catch Me #31 2008
If This Is It #29 2009
So Much #11 2009
I Hate Monday’s #66 2010
40. BRANDON FLOWERS – Only The Young

39. JOHNNY CASH – Ain’t No Grave

Previous Entries

Hurt #4 2002

38. BIRDS OF TOKYO – If This Ship Sinks

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010
Dark Side Of Love #45 2010

37. TRAIN – Hey Soul Sister

Holy shit did this age badly. Was originally in my top 2 for 2010 but here it is now.

Previous Entries

Drops Of Jupiter #13 2001
This Ain’t Goodbye #64 2010

36. JOHN MAYER Feat TAYLOR SWIFT – Half Of My Heart

Previous Entries (JM)

Your Body Is A Wonderland #61 2002

Previous Entries (TS)

You Belong With Me #10 2009

35. ROB THOMAS – Mocking Bird

His best solo release.

Previous Entries

This Is How A Heart Breaks #55 2005
Someday #31 2009

34. MIDNIGHT BEAST – Tik Tok Parody

Oh look, Ke$ha did get another track on the list after all lol. Although still only one with her actually performing it. This parody shits over the original!

33. JAMES BLUNT – If Time Is All I Have

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007
Carry You Home #38 2008
Calling Out Your Name #54 2010

32. MICHAEL PAYNTER Feat THE VERONICAS – Love The Fall

Previous Entries (TV)

4Ever #28 2005
Mouth Shut #21 2005
Faded #16 2005
I Could Get Used To This #14 2005
Everything I’m Not #1 2005
Leave Me Alone #29 2006
When It All Falls Apart #12 2006
Hook Me Up #31 2007

31. LINKIN PARK – Robot Boy

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
30. BIRDS OF TOKYO - Plans

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010
Dark Side Of Love #45 2010
If This Ship Sinks #38 2010

29. LINKIN PARK – When They Come For Me

The best non single from their 2010 Album.

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
Robot Boy #31 2010

28. TAKE THAT – The Flood

Previous Entries

Back For Good #4 1995
Patience #52 2006
Rule The World #33 2007

27. LINKIN PARK – The Catalyst

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
Robot Boy #31 2010
When They Come For Me #29 2010

26. JAMES BLUNT – No Tears

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007
Carry You Home #38 2008
Calling Out Your Name #54 2010
If Time Is All I Have #33 2010

25. KISSCHASY - Dinosaur

Cool little video.

24. ALTIYAN CHILDS – Somewhere In The World

Kind of weird in hindsight how Alityan was one of the main reasons I started using Facebook. Anyway, this track is fine, however Alityan himself is long forgotten.

23. NICKELBACK – This Afternoon

When I first listened to this I actually hated it but then slowly I started to like it more by the time it finally became a single in 2010 and now it ranks quite strong here.

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009

22. 2 STEPS FROM HELL - Heart Of Courage

Previous Entries

Hello World #24 2007

21. FRANK TURNER - Isabel
20. ILLY – Cigarettes

19. SUNDANCE KIDS - Burn So Bright

18. 30 SECONDS TO MARS - Hurricane

Tell me would you kill?

Previous Entries

From Yesterday #36 2007
Night Of The Hunter #32 2009

17. 30 SECONDS TO MARS – This Is War

Previous Entries

From Yesterday #36 2007
Night Of The Hunter #32 2009
Hurricane #18 2010

16. OWL CITY – Vanilla Twilight

Oh Lifter, you’ve done it again. Another obscure track from an act being my favourite over their big hits lol.

15. BOYZONE – Gave It All Away

14. TRAIN – If It’s Love

Somehow, someway the less successful one eventually ended up beating the successful one. Like tortoise and the hare.

Previous Entries

Drops Of Jupiter #13 2001
This Ain’t Goodbye #64 2010
Hey Soul Sister #37 2010

13. BOYZONE – Love Is A Hurricane

Previous Entries

Gave It All Away #15 2010

12. AMY MEREDITH – Young At Heart

11. JAMES BLUNT – Superstar

The best track from his 2010 album and it wasn’t even a single. What a shame.

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007
Carry You Home #38 2008
Calling Out Your Name #54 2010
If Time Is All I Have #33 2010
No Tears #26 2010
10. COLD BLUE – 30 Degrees To Midnight

Discovered this cool instrumental tune on the Foxtel menu in 2017 and then found out it was from 2010 so here it is.

9. 30 SECONDS TO MARS – Closer To The Edge

The standout track of their entire career!

Previous Entries

From Yesterday #36 2007
Night Of The Hunter #32 2009
Hurricane #18 2010
This Is War #17 2010

8. PARAMORE – The Only Exception

Speaking of career standouts......

7. ONE REPUBLIC – Good Life

Their best ever Single, just barely beating Stop And Stare.

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010

6. 2 STEPS FROM HELL – To Glory

Epic instrumental track.

Previous Entries

Hello World #24 2007
Heart Of Courage #22 2010

5. VANESSA AMOROSI - Hazardous

Unlike This Is Who I Am, this has aged like a fine wine. Her best ever by far!

Previous Entries

Absolutely Everybody #13 1999
Simple Things #41 2008
Perfect #12 2008
This Is Who I Am #42 2009
Mr Mysterious (Seany B) #46 2010

4. ONE REPUBLIC – Passenger

From the 2010 Deluxe version of their 2009 Album. Backing music is outstanding!

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010

3. NAKED AND FAMOUS – Young Blood

At the time I thought it was good not great but over time it has now become great.

2. NELLY - Just A Dream

His career standout! I also have fond memories of late 2010 thanks to this track.

1. BRANDON FLOWERS - Crossfire

His greatest release ever, which includes an impressive catalog from his band The Killers. Cool music video too.

Previous Entries

Only The Young #40 2010

2011 will be up on Sunday.
Great to see Brandon still holding up after all these years! Crossfire isn’t my favourite off that solo album, but it’s still an excellent song and a very deserving #1.

I was really hoping to see Sam Clark appear in either the 2009 or 2010 list because I remembered you liking it, and I’m not disappointed. Very happy it’s there, I still love it.

Also liking the appearances of In The Veins Of Death Valley, Your Love Is My Drug, Halfway Gone, Mistakes, Just Say So, 3 Words, The Dark Side Of Love, Only The Young, If This Ship Sinks (I Give In), Hey Soul Sister, Half Of My Heart, Mockingbird, Tik Tok Parody, If Time Is All I Have, Love The Fall, Plans, The Flood, Dinosaur, Isabel, Burn So Bright, Vanilla Twilight, If It’s Love, Love Is A Hurricane, Young At Heart, Closer To The Edge, The Only Exception, Young Blood and Just A Dream. One of the highest quality lists so far!
2011

What can I say about 2011. Personally it was the 2nd worst year of my life overall. However I do have fond memories of doing a 10 week course in the first quarter of the year but then after that it all went to shit. It was also during this course that my care for music started to die. And then in early May I started my new job, where I had to deal with shitty traffic every weekday and also be forced against my will to listen to stupid Nova 106.9 at work. It was torture. I have a massive hate boner for soooo many big hits this year thanks to that overexposure and for that reason alone 2011 is the worst year of music for me. Although it didn’t have the biggest one year crash in music history like 2007 or 2003 did, 2011 still dropped 19 tracks compared to 2010 and was also heavily reliant on core acts. Anyway, let’s see what I DID like in 2011 shall we.

47. KNIFE PARTY – Internet Friends

Lol.

46. LANA DEL REY – Video Games

45. THE TREWS – Hope And Ruin

44. BLISS N ESSO – Family Affair

Those lyrics, hilarious!

43. DEADMAU5 – Brazil 2nd Edit

This is literally the instrumental version of Alexis Jordan’s Happiness.

42. LAIDBACK LUKE – Turbulence

41. GOOD CHARLOTTE – 1979

Previous Entries

Predictable #36 2004
The River #25 2007
Dancefloor Anthem #15 2007
Victims Of Love #6 2008
40. GOOD CHARLOTTE – Last Night

Previous Entries

Predictable #36 2004
The River #25 2007
Dancefloor Anthem #15 2007
Victims Of Love #6 2008
1979 #41 2011

39. NICKELBACK – Don’t Let It End

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009
This Afternoon #23 2010

38. SNOOP DOGG Feat DAVID GUETTA – Sweat

37. JAMES BLUNT – So Far Gone

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007
Carry You Home #38 2008
Calling Out Your Name #54 2010
If Time Is All I Have #33 2010
No Tears #26 2010
Superstar #11 2010

36. NICKELBACK – Holding On To Heaven

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009
This Afternoon #23 2010
Don’t Let It End #39 2011

35. LINKIN PARK – Burning In The Skies

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
Robot Boy #31 2010
When They Come For Me #29 2010
The Catalyst #27 2010

34. LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It

Funny and the video is clever in how it flips the script of how sex appeal is used in music videos.

33. ED SHEERAN – Lego House

32. SHANNON NOLL – Come Home

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005
Shine #2 2005
Lonely #31 2006
Now I Run #11 2006
In Pieces #32 2007

31. NICKELBACK – Kiss It Goodbye

That riff though.

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009
This Afternoon #23 2010
Don’t Let It End #39 2011
Holding On To Heaven #36 2011
30. THESE KIDS WEAR CROWNS – Jumpstart

29. BRIAN MCFADDEN – Just The Way You Are (Drunk At The Bar)

I, *gulp* like this? Damn straight I do and I even like the banjo.

Previous Entries

Twisted #23 2008
Mistakes (Delta Goodrem) #55 2010
Just Say So #51 2010

28. SIMPLE PLAN Feat NATASHA BEDINGFIELD – Jet Lag

Previous Entries

Addicted #29 2002
Promise #48 2004
Me Against The World #40 2004
Welcome To My Life #28 2004
One #20 2004
Everytime #19 2004
Crazy #37 2005
Untitled (How Could This Happen To Me) #13 2005

27. VANESSA CARLTON – In The End

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007

26. SHANNON NOLL – Long Way Home

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005
Shine #2 2005
Lonely #31 2006
Now I Run #11 2006
In Pieces #32 2007
Come Home #32 2011

25. COLDPLAY – Charlie Brown

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009

24. CHRISTINA PERRI – A Thousand Years

23. BIRDS OF TOKYO - Circles

The best off their 2010 album.

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010
Dark Side Of Love #45 2010
If This Ship Sinks #38 2010
Plans #30 2010

22. VANESSA CARLTON – Marching Line

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011

21. SHANNON NOLL – Collide

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005
Shine #2 2005
Lonely #31 2006
Now I Run #11 2006
In Pieces #32 2007
Come Home #32 2011
Long Way Home #26 2011
20. NICKELBACK – When We Stand Together

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009
This Afternoon #23 2010
Don’t Let It End #39 2011
Holding On To Heaven #36 2011
Kiss It Goodbye #31 2011

19. AVALANCHE CITY – Love Love Love

18. COLDPLAY - Paradise

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011

17. SHANNON NOLL – A Million Suns

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005
Shine #2 2005
Lonely #31 2006
Now I Run #11 2006
In Pieces #32 2007
Come Home #32 2011
Long Way Home #26 2011
Collide #21 2011

16. AVICII – Fade Into Darkness

15. 2 STEPS FROM HELL - Immortal

Epic instrumental track.

Previous Entries

Hello World #24 2007
Heart Of Courage #22 2010
To Glory #6 2010

14. GOTYE Feat KIMBRA – Somebody That I Used To Know

13. VANESSA CARLTON – Dear California

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011

12. CASEY BARNES – Never Gonna Break You

Nice song.

11. VANESSA CARLTON – I Don’t Want To Be A Bride

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011
Dear California #13 2011
10. JAMIE LAWSON – Wasn’t Expecting That

Talk about an ironic title! Was originally my #1 of 2015 but because it’s technically from 2011, here it is.

9. VANESSA CARLTON – Do You Hear What I Hear

My favourite version of this track!

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011
Dear California #13 2011
I Don’t Want To Be A Bride #11 2011

8. COLDPLAY – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart

The best track from their 2011 album and it’s not even a single. Was quite disappointed by their 2011 return tbh. However they would make up for it in 2014.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011

7. 2 STEPS FROM HELL – Gift Of Life

Nice instrumental track.

Previous Entries

Hello World #24 2007
Heart Of Courage #22 2010
To Glory #6 2010
Immortal #15 2011

6. 2 STEPS FROM HELL – Merchant Prince

So the backstory behind me becoming a fan of this composer act is interesting. One of my favourite YouTubers was using their music in his animations back in 2017 so I researched it and here we are, 3 EOY Top 10s. So far.......

Previous Entries

Hello World #24 2007
Heart Of Courage #22 2010
To Glory #6 2010
Immortal #15 2011
Gift Of Life #7 2011

5. LINKIN PARK - Iridescent

The best of their 2010s output easily!

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
Robot Boy #31 2010
When They Come For Me #29 2010
The Catalyst #27 2010
Burning In The Skies #35 2011

4. DARREN HAYES – Bloodstained Heart

It took 11 years before he returned to my EOYs again, this time as a solo act. I think I like this even more than anything he did with Savage Garden, yes really!

3. SHANNON NOLL - Rewind

The best track from his 2011 album, that wasn’t a single.

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005
Shine #2 2005
Lonely #31 2006
Now I Run #11 2006
In Pieces #32 2007
Come Home #32 2011
Long Way Home #26 2011
Collide #21 2011
A Million Suns #17 2011

2. SHANNON NOLL – My Place In The Line

And here he is again, with a single this time.

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005
Shine #2 2005
Lonely #31 2006
Now I Run #11 2006
In Pieces #32 2007
Come Home #32 2011
Long Way Home #26 2011
Collide #21 2011
A Million Suns #17 2011
Rewind #3 2011

1. SHANNON NOLL – Switch Me On

And here he is yet AGAIN! This time with the best single and track from his 2011 album. Shannon Noll becomes the only act in history to ever sweep the entire Top 3 of an EOY List. 2011 was his year. His 2011 album is easily his best album ever!

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005
Shine #2 2005
Lonely #31 2006
Now I Run #11 2006
In Pieces #32 2007
Come Home #32 2011
Long Way Home #26 2011
Collide #21 2011
A Million Suns #17 2011
Rewind #3 2011
My Place In The Line #2 2011

2012 should be up by Tuesday.
Great to see Video Games, 1979, Last Night, So Far Gone, Lego House, Jumpstart, Just The Way You Are (Drunk At The Bar), Jet Lag, Charlie Brown, A Thousand Years, Circles, Love Love Love, Paradise, Somebody That I Used To Know, Wasn’t Expecting That, Bloodstained Heart, My Place In The Line and Switch Me On.
2012

And here is the worst year of my life. I was stuck in that terrible job for the entire year. This was the year I stopped following chart music completely and also left Aus-Charts.com not long afterwards. Because of this on top of my very boring lifestyle at the time this was the most isolated I had ever been with Television being my only real area of enjoyment. The music on the radio at work wasn’t as annoying as 2011 though thankfully. One highlight of 2012 though was getting Foxtel in October making TV even better and would have a major influence on how I watched TV from now on. The following month I finally realised I had to quit the job and it took until early the next year for that to be realised. As for the music, because I had quit following music at the time, many of the tracks on this list were actually discovered years later and therefore sees a sharp drop in the number of tracks from 47 in 2011 to just 29 in 2012, the lowest since 2001. Now, on with the list.

29. MUMFORD AND SONS – I Will Wait

Previous Entries

Little Lion Man #28 2009

28. NICKELBACK – Trying Not To Love You

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009
This Afternoon #23 2010
Don’t Let It End #39 2011
Holding On To Heaven #36 2011
Kiss It Goodbye #31 2011
When We Stand Together #20 2011

27. COLDPLAY – Hurts Like Heaven

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011

26. 360 - Run Alone

25. ED SHEERAN – Give Me Love

Previous Entries

Lego House #33 2011

24. LINKIN PARK – Lost In The Echo

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
Robot Boy #31 2010
When They Come For Me #29 2010
The Catalyst #27 2010
Burning In The Skies #35 2011
Iridescent #5 2011

23. THE KILLERS – Runaways

Previous Entries

Mr Brightside #21 2004
Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine #14 2004
Smile Like You Mean It #41 2005
All These Things That I’ve Done #8 2005
When You Were Young #58 2006
Read My Mind #13 2007
Human #19 2008

22. TAYOR SWIFT – I Knew You Were Trouble

The sheep meme made me like this.

Previous Entries

You Belong With Me #10 2009
Half Of My Heart (John Mayer) #36 2010

21. ONE REPUBLIC – Feel Again

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
20. LINKIN PARK – Burn It Down

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
Robot Boy #31 2010
When They Come For Me #29 2010
The Catalyst #27 2010
Burning In The Skies #35 2011
Iridescent #5 2011
Lost In The Echo #24 2012

19. 7 LIONS – One More Time

18. EVERMORE – Follow The Sun

The last track of theirs to appear on these EOYs.

Previous Entries

Into The Ocean #51 2004
Dreams Call Out To Me #33 2004
It’s Too Late #13 2004
Come To Nothing #42 2005
For One Day #32 2005
Light Surrounding You #85 2006
Dry #65 2006
Afloat #23 2006
My Guiding Light #20 2006
The Great Unknown #15 2006
Running #2 2006
Unbreakable #38 2007
Between The Lines #20 2008
Hey Boys And Girls #37 2009
Everybody’s Doing It #16 2009
Faster #13 2009
Can You Hear Me #3 2009

17. IVAN TORRENT – Human Legacy

Nice instrumental track that I discovered near the end of 2018.

16. LABRINTH – Last Time

15. TIMOMATIC - Incredible

14. LANA DEL REY – Summertime Sadness

Previous Entries

Video Games #46 2011

13. TENACIOUS D – Ballad Of Hollywood Jack And Rage Kage

The best track from their 2012 Album. That flute part is really cool.

Previous Entries

Drive Thru #60 2002
Wonderboy #54 2002
Tribute #11 2002
Pick Of Destiny #64 2006
Bezelboss #55 2006
Master Exploder #50 2006

12. VANESSA CARLTON – Hear The Bells

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011
Dear California #13 2011
I Don’t Want To Be A Bride #11 2011
Do You Hear What I Hear #9 2011

11. TAYLOR SWIFT Feat ED SHEERAN – Everything Has Changed

Previous Entries (TS)

You Belong With Me #10 2009
Half Of My Heart (John Mayer) #36 2010
I Knew You Were Trouble #22 2012

Previous Entries (ES)

Lego House #33 2011
Give Me Love #25 2012
10. FLIGHT FACILITES – Clair De Lune

Overplay on Telstra ads has cost this track about 5 positions on this list. However I can still enjoy it since the track is long enough so at least the ads can’t overplay every part of it.

9. LINKIN PARK – Castle Of Glass

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
Robot Boy #31 2010
When They Come For Me #29 2010
The Catalyst #27 2010
Burning In The Skies #35 2011
Iridescent #5 2011
Lost In The Echo #24 2012
Burn It Down #20 2012

8. MAROON 5 - Payphone

Their best ever. Wiz can fuck off though.

7. FUN. – We Are Young

Cool that this was an ARIA #1 Hit.

6. TRAIN – 50 Ways To Say Goodbye

Although many of Trains tracks (Pun intended) haven’t aged well over time, this is one of the exceptions. Really fun lyrics and music video. And yes it’s become my favourite of theirs too.

Previous Entries

Drops Of Jupiter #13 2001
This Ain’t Goodbye #64 2010
Hey Soul Sister #37 2010
If It’s Love #14 2010

5. GOTYE – Save Me

Oh Lifter, you’ve done it again. Another obscure track from an act being my favourite over their big hit lol.

Previous Entries

Somebody That I Used To Know #14 2011

4. ANGELS & AIRWAVES – Surrender

For a 2010s EOY, the top 4 for this year is unusually strong. Epic track from the guy from Blink 182s other band.

3. NICKELBACK - Lullaby

Originally the was my #1 of 2012 quite easily however 2 tracks I discovered years later now beat it. Also this is by far the best of their 2010s output.

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009
This Afternoon #23 2010
Don’t Let It End #39 2011
Holding On To Heaven #36 2011
Kiss It Goodbye #31 2011
When We Stand Together #20 2011
Trying Not To Love You #28 2012

2. LANA DEL REY – Ride

I discovered this in early 2016 when I was researching tracks the missed the ARIA Top 50 but made the Top 100. The cinematic video only improves it’s already strong quality. Her best track by far!

Previous Entries

Video Games #46 2011
Summertime Sadness #14 2012

1. GRIMES – Genesis

Here is a legitimate shock that even I didn’t see coming! It was only recently back in late 2019 that this became my #1 of 2012. One of my first encounters with this was in 2017 where it was used in a movie I saw. At around the same time I also heard it on the Foxtel menu and I liked it but then forgot about it. But when I rewatched that same movie in 2019, I was hit with a wave of 2017 nostalgia (Even though it’s from 2012!) and I started listening to this often and now here it is. This Top 2 was insanely close, I wouldn’t be surprised if Ride regains the title in the future but for now it belongs to Genesis.

2013 should be up on Friday.
That is a majorly surprising top two! Very happy to see I Will Wait, Hurts Like Heaven, Give Me Love, Runaways, I Knew You Were Trouble, Summertime Sadness, Everything Has Changed, Clair De Lune, Payphone, We Are Young, 50 Ways To Say Goodbye and Save Me all on there. I was hoping to see more of The Killers on there, but maybe you haven’t listened to the full album; if not, you should, particularly The Way It Was which is excellent and one of their best ever.
Bluezombie: No i haven’t listened to that album. Their 1st one is the only one of theirs I’ve listened to. I’ll check out The Way It Was.

2013

This year was a breath of fresh air as I finally changed jobs in early March and this new one was far better as it was close to home, had good hours and I didn’t have to suffer through the hell that was Nova 106.9 or any radio station for that matter. Because of this, it was the first time since 2005 where I had no exposure to current music at all and it was a much needed break from it. However in September the itch came back and I made a brief return to music only for interest to decline rapidly and then quit again by years end. After a full year away I also returned to Australian-Charts.com although in a less active roll.

33. BIRDS OF TOKYO – Lanterns

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010
Dark Side Of Love #45 2010
If This Ship Sinks #38 2010
Plans #30 2010
Circles #23 2010

32. BIRDS OF TOKYO – The Others

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010
Dark Side Of Love #45 2010
If This Ship Sinks #38 2010
Plans #30 2010
Circles #23 2010
Lanterns #33 2013

31. ONE REPUBLIC – Life In Colour

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
30. EMINEM – Legacy

Previous Entries

Stan #7 2000
Without Me #39 2002
Cleaning Out My Closet #21 2002
Lose Yourself #13 2002
Shake That #57 2006
When I’m Gone #17 2006

29. ONE REPUBLIC – Au Revoir

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013

28. ONE DIRECTION – Best Song Ever

27. JAMES BLUNT – Face The Sun

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007
Carry You Home #38 2008
Calling Out Your Name #54 2010
If Time Is All I Have #33 2010
No Tears #26 2010
Superstar #11 2010
So Far Gone #37 2011

26. LINKIN PARK – A Light That Never Comes

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
Robot Boy #31 2010
When They Come For Me #29 2010
The Catalyst #27 2010
Burning In The Skies #35 2011
Iridescent #5 2011
Lost In The Echo #24 2012
Burn It Down #20 2012
Castle Of Glass #9 2012

25. TAYLOR HENDERSON – Borrow My Heart

24. ONE REPUBLIC – If I Lose Myself

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013
Au Revior #29 2013

23. FUN. – Why Am I The One

Previous Entries

We Are Young #7 2012

22. KLINGANDE - Jubel

21. JAMES BLUNT – Bones

I only wish this was longer.

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007
Carry You Home #38 2008
Calling Out Your Name #54 2010
If Time Is All I Have #33 2010
No Tears #26 2010
Superstar #11 2010
So Far Gone #37 2011
Face The Sun #27 2013
20. ONE REPUBLIC – What You Wanted

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013
Au Revior #29 2013
If I Lose Myself #24 2013

19. ANTHONY CALLEA – Do You Hear What I Hear

My 2nd favourite version of this track.

Previous Entries

The Prayer #35 2004
Rain #30 2005
Addicted To You #12 2007

18. JAMES BLUNT - Satellites

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007
Carry You Home #38 2008
Calling Out Your Name #54 2010
If Time Is All I Have #33 2010
No Tears #26 2010
Superstar #11 2010
So Far Gone #37 2011
Face The Sun #27 2013
Bones #21 2013

17. JAMES BLUNT – Bonfire Heart

His best single of the 2010s but not his best track of the 2010s.

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007
Carry You Home #38 2008
Calling Out Your Name #54 2010
If Time Is All I Have #33 2010
No Tears #26 2010
Superstar #11 2010
So Far Gone #37 2011
Face The Sun #27 2013
Bones #21 2013
Satellites #18 2013

16. BIRDS OF TOKYO – White Leaves

A bit too long but still really good regardless.

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010
Dark Side Of Love #45 2010
If This Ship Sinks #38 2010
Plans #30 2010
Circles #23 2010
Lanterns #33 2013
The Others #32 2013

15. BIRDS OF TOKYO - Sirin

Your not an animal.

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010
Dark Side Of Love #45 2010
If This Ship Sinks #38 2010
Plans #30 2010
Circles #23 2010
Lanterns #33 2013
The Others #32 2013
White Leaves #16 2013

14. DUSTIN TEBUTT – The Breach

13. ONE REPUBLIC – Counting Stars

Seeing this track become so successful was the main reason I temporarily got back into chart music in late 2013.

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013
Au Revior #29 2013
If I Lose Myself #24 2013
What You Wanted #20 2013

12. AVICII – You Make Me

Previous Entries

Fade Into Darkness #16 2011

11. AVICII – Wake Me Up

This also helped me get back into the charts in late 2013.

Previous Entries

Fade Into Darkness #16 2011
You Make Me #12 2013
10. ONE REPUBLIC - Preacher

In case you couldn’t tell, I listened to their 2013 album in late 2013 and here is the highest track from it that didn’t become a single.

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013
Au Revior #29 2013
If I Lose Myself #24 2013
What You Wanted #20 2013
Counting Stars #13 2013

9. GOO GOO DOLLS – Rebel Beat

11 years later, they return to my EOY lists!

Previous Entries

Iris #2 1998
Here Is Gone #17 2002

8. ROBBIE WILLIAMS – Go Gentle

Even though it’s different, it still works.

Previous Entries

Angels #10 1997
Supreme #18 2000
Better Man #3 2001
Feel #40 2002
Sexed Up #35 2003
Come Undone #15 2003
Misunderstood #5 2004
Tripping #49 2005
Advertising Space #40 2005
Sin Sin Sin #28 2006
Bodies #27 2009

7. LORDE - Team

Easily her best track!

6. ONE REPUBLIC – Burning Bridges

Was originally on my 2014 list but here it is. Probably their best track post 2010.

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013
Au Revior #29 2013
If I Lose Myself #24 2013
What You Wanted #20 2013
Counting Stars #13 2013
Preacher #10 2013

5. JAMES BLUNT – Always Hate Me

Like with One Republic I also listened to James Blunts 2013 album at around the same time and this is the best track from it.

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007
Carry You Home #38 2008
Calling Out Your Name #54 2010
If Time Is All I Have #33 2010
No Tears #26 2010
Superstar #11 2010
So Far Gone #37 2011
Face The Sun #27 2013
Bones #21 2013
Satellites #18 2013
Bonfire Heart #17 2013

4. COLDPLAY - Atlas

Lol even without an album they still found a way to make the EOY list.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012

3. BIRDS OF TOKYO – When The Night Fall Quiet

Was originally my #1 of 2013 but here it is. Epic track and their best ever easily. It even made me listen to their 2013 album.

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010
Dark Side Of Love #45 2010
If This Ship Sinks #38 2010
Plans #30 2010
Circles #23 2010
Lanterns #33 2013
The Others #32 2013
White Leaves #16 2013
Sirin #15 2013

2. THE KILLERS – Just Another Girl

Very narrowly beating Birds Of Tokyo are The Killers with what is honesty my favourite track from them although Brandon Flowers Crossfire is still better. Has aged amazingly well.

Previous Entries

Mr Brightside #21 2004
Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine #14 2004
Smile Like You Mean It #41 2005
All These Things That I’ve Done #8 2005
When You Were Young #58 2006
Read My Mind #13 2007
Human #19 2008
Runaways #23 2012

1. NAKED AND FAMOUS – Hearts Like Ours

I didn’t discover this until early 2016 when I was researching tracks that missed the ARIA Top 50 but made the Top 100. Out of all those tracks I discovered this was my favourite with Lanas Ride coming in 2nd. It instantly became my 2nd fav from them but it didn’t take too long before it not only became their best ever but also a legitimate GOAT contender. What an incredible track and without a doubt the best of 2013!

Previous Entries

Young Blood #3 2010

2014 should be up on Sunday.
I saw your review for The Way It Was, glad you liked it somewhat.

For the 2013 list, I’m pleased to see Lanterns, Best Song Ever, Borrow My Heart, Why Am I The One, Bonfire Heart, The Breach, Counting Stars, Wake Me Up, Team, When The Night Falls Quiet and Just Another Girl.
2014

During the first half of the year I didn’t pay attention to the current music scene at all but thanks to Coldplay’s 2014 album along with a much needed end to my boring life, I really put in the effort to making this return to music last this time. During this time I gave my BOAT a massive update and also started researching lots of music from old albums of core acts and also the charts prior to 2006 which resulted in discovering an incredible amount of new music to add to my lists. I continued to do this all throughout 2015 too but it all started here. I also seeked out new TV Shows and YouTube channels to watch which made this time very exciting. By October I was once again back to following the current music scene regularly and this time round it actually stuck, for 2 years, much longer than my 2013 attempt. Anyway here’s the list.

31. CALVIN HARRIS Feat ELLIE GOULDING – Outside

30. COLDPLAY – Miracles (2014)

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013

29. JAMES BLUNT – When I Find Love Again

Previous Entries

Tears & Rain #50 2004
Out Of My Mind #29 2004
Wisemen #10 2004
High #1 2004
Goodbye My Lover #53 2005
You’re Beautiful #46 2005
1973 #27 2007
Same Mistake #2 2007
Carry You Home #38 2008
Calling Out Your Name #54 2010
If Time Is All I Have #33 2010
No Tears #26 2010
Superstar #11 2010
So Far Gone #37 2011
Face The Sun #27 2013
Bones #21 2013
Satellites #18 2013
Bonfire Heart #17 2013
Always Hate Me #5 2013

28. COLDPLAY – Oceans

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014

27. JESSICA MAUBOY – Sea Of Flags

Umm, wtf!?

26. THE MADDEN BROTHERS – We Are Done

25. TAYLOR HENDERSON – Host Of Angels

What’s funnier than 24? 25, lol.

Previous Entries

Borrow My Heart #25 2013

24. MAROON 5 - Maps

Previous Entries

Payphone #8 2012

23. NICKELBACK – What Are You Waiting For

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009
This Afternoon #23 2010
Don’t Let It End #39 2011
Holding On To Heaven #36 2011
Kiss It Goodbye #31 2011
When We Stand Together #20 2011
Trying Not To Love You #28 2012
Lullaby #3 2012

22. LINKIN PARK – Drawbar

It should be noted that this is the 8th year in a row Linkin Park appear on an EOY list. I think this makes them the only act in history to be on 8 lists in a row!

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
Robot Boy #31 2010
When They Come For Me #29 2010
The Catalyst #27 2010
Burning In The Skies #35 2011
Iridescent #5 2011
Lost In The Echo #24 2012
Burn It Down #20 2012
Castle Of Glass #9 2012
A Light That Never Comes #26 2013

21. TIMMY TRUMPET Feat SAVAGE – Freaks
20. SHANNON NOLL – We Only Live Once

Previous Entries

New Beginning #55 2004
Learn To Fly #37 2004
What About Me #15 2004
Lift #43 2005
Losing It All #39 2005
All I Want Is More #4 2005
Shine #2 2005
Lonely #31 2006
Now I Run #11 2006
In Pieces #32 2007
Come Home #32 2011
Long Way Home #26 2011
Collide #21 2011
A Million Suns #17 2011
Rewind #3 2011
My Place In The Line #2 2011
Switch Me On #1 2011

19. ZHU - Faded

18. ONE REPUBLIC – I Lived

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013
Au Revior #29 2013
If I Lose Myself #24 2013
What You Wanted #20 2013
Counting Stars #13 2013
Preacher #10 2013
Burning Bridges #6 2013

17. NICKELBACK – Edge Of A Revolution

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009
This Afternoon #23 2010
Don’t Let It End #39 2011
Holding On To Heaven #36 2011
Kiss It Goodbye #31 2011
When We Stand Together #20 2011
Trying Not To Love You #28 2012
Lullaby #3 2012
What Are You Waiting For #23 2014

16. COLDPLAY – Ghost Story

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014

15. COLDPLAY – All Your Friends

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014

14. LILY WOOD & ROBIN SCHULZ & THE PRICK – Prayer In C

13. COLDPLAY – True Love

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
All Your Friends #15 2014

12. THE VERONICAS – You Ruin Me

Their best track since 2006 and their first track on these EOY lists since 2007.

Previous Entries

4Ever #28 2005
Mouth Shut #21 2005
Faded #16 2005
I Could Get Used To This #14 2005
Everything I’m Not #1 2005
Leave Me Alone #29 2006
When It All Falls Apart #12 2006
Hook Me Up #31 2007

11. COLDPLAY – Always In My Head

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
10. BIG SEAN Feat FRIENDS – I Don’t Fuck With You

Stupid ass bitch!

9. COLDPLAY - Midnight

Very strange but it works.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014

8. 2 STEPS FROM HELL - Empire Of Angels

Nice instrumental track from my favourite instrumental artist.

Previous Entries

Hello World #24 2007
Heart Of Courage #22 2010
To Glory #6 2010
Immortal #15 2011
Gift Of Life #7 2011
Merchant Prince #6 2011

7. CLEAN BANDIT Feat JESS GLYNNE – Rather Be

The best from both acts.

6. YOUNGER BROTHER – Crystalline (2014 Remix)

Discovered this from my good friend, the Foxtel menu.

5. COLDPLAY - Ink

All I know, is that I’m lost, in the fire below.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014

4. 360 – Spiral Down

His best ever and he isn’t even the main vocalist.

Previous Entries

Run Alone #26 2012

3. 2 STEPS FROM HELL – Miracles

Very nice instrumental track.

Previous Entries

Hello World #24 2007
Heart Of Courage #22 2010
To Glory #6 2010
Immortal #15 2011
Gift Of Life #7 2011
Merchant Prince #6 2011
Empire Of Angels #8 2014

2. 2 STEPS FROM HELL – Colour The Sky

Incredible track that I got into around the same time I started going to my weekly gaming event in early 2018 and that association only makes it stronger. If it was longer it would have been a much closer race for #1 but alas it wasn’t.

Previous Entries

Hello World #24 2007
Heart Of Courage #22 2010
To Glory #6 2010
Immortal #15 2011
Gift Of Life #7 2011
Merchant Prince #6 2011
Empire Of Angels #8 2014
Miracles #3 2014

1. COLDPLAY – A Sky Full Of Stars

No shock here. However what is shocking is that it took my #1 act 14 years to get a 2nd EOY #1 and they also become the first act to have 2 EOY List Toppers. It wasn’t even close. This track does the Avicii sound better than Avicii himself lol. One of their top 5 tracks ever for me.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014

2015 should be up on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Nice to see When I Find Love Again, Maps, Faded and Rather Be in there. Maybe I need to revisit that Coldplay album, as I don’t recall getting much from it.
2015

This was my first full calendar year following current music since 2011 which had a solid 12 track increase from 2014. Also this year I also got back into video games after more than 3 years away from them thanks to GTA5. YouTube became a massive part of my life during this year too which allowed me to discover not only lots of new channels but also lots of music videos from the early to mid 2000s. This is the reason why those EOY lists now have a good amount of music on them.

43. FELIX JAHEN Feat JASMINE THOMPSON – Ain’t Nobody

42. ANNA OF THE NORTH – The Dreamer

41. JESS GLYNNE – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

40. VANESSA CARLTON – Ascension

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011
Dear California #13 2011
I Don’t Want To Be A Bride #11 2011
Do You Hear What I Hear #9 2011
Hear The Bells #12 2012

39. WRETCH 32 – 6 Words

38. TROYE SIVAN – WILD

37. ARIANA GRANDE – One Last Time

The only track of hers I actually like.

36. DELTA GOODREM - Wings

Previous Entries

Born To Try #41 2002
Lost Without You #25 2003
Together We Are One #10 2006
Believe Again #7 2007
Mistakes (Brian McFadden) #55 2010

35. RACHEL PLATTEN – Fight Song

Hasn’t aged well unsurprisingly.

34. VANESSA CARLTON – River

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011
Dear California #13 2011
I Don’t Want To Be A Bride #11 2011
Do You Hear What I Hear #9 2011
Hear The Bells #12 2012
Ascension #40 2015

33. VANESSA CARLTON – Matter Of Time

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011
Dear California #13 2011
I Don’t Want To Be A Bride #11 2011
Do You Hear What I Hear #9 2011
Hear The Bells #12 2012
Ascension #40 2015
The River #34 2015

32. JARRYD JAMES – Do You Remember

31. VANESSA CARLTON – Take It Easy

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011
Dear California #13 2011
I Don’t Want To Be A Bride #11 2011
Do You Hear What I Hear #9 2011
Hear The Bells #12 2012
Ascension #40 2015
The River #34 2015
Matter Of Time #33 2015
30. BIRDS OF TOKYO - Anchor

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010
Dark Side Of Love #45 2010
If This Ship Sinks #38 2010
Plans #30 2010
Circles #23 2010
Lanterns #33 2013
The Others #32 2013
White Leaves #16 2013
Sirin #15 2013
When The Night Falls Quiet #3 2013

29. COLDPLAY – Adventure Of A Lifetime

The music video is, something.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014

28. TROYE SIVAN – TALK ME DOWN

Previous Entries

WILD #38 2015

27. SNAKEHIPS Feat FRIENDS – All My Friends

26. LANA DEL REY – High By The Beach

Previous Entries

Video Games #46 2011
Summertime Sadness #14 2012
Ride #2 2012

25. DUKE DUMONT – Ocean Drive

24. DIA LUPA – Be The One

23. NAUGHTY BOY Feat ARROW & BEYONCE – Runnin’

Beyoncé on a list? What is this madness!?

22. ONE DIRECTION – Infinity

Previous Entries

Best Song Ever #28 2013

21. BLINK 182 – Bored To Death

Previous Entries

What’s My Age Again? #8 1999
Adams Song #17 2000
Down #39 2004
Always #31 2004
I Miss You #7 2004
20. ED SHEERAN - Photograph

Previous Entries

Lego House #33 2011
Give Me Love #25 2012
Everything Has Changed (Taylor Swift) #11 2012

19. VANESSA CARLTON – Young Heart

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011
Dear California #13 2011
I Don’t Want To Be A Bride #11 2011
Do You Hear What I Hear #9 2011
Hear The Bells #12 2012
Ascension #40 2015
The River #34 2015
Matter Of Time #33 2015
Take It Easy #31 2015

18. VANESSA CARLTON - Willows

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011
Dear California #13 2011
I Don’t Want To Be A Bride #11 2011
Do You Hear What I Hear #9 2011
Hear The Bells #12 2012
Ascension #40 2015
The River #34 2015
Matter Of Time #33 2015
Take It Easy #31 2015
Young Heart #19 2015

17. RUDIMENTAL Feat ED SHEERAN – Lay It All On Me

Previous Entries (ES)

Lego House #33 2011
Give Me Love #25 2012
Everything Has Changed (Taylor Swift) #11 2012
Photograph #20 2015

16. ROBIN SCHULZ - Headlights

Previous Entries

Prayer In C #14 2014

15. TAME IMPALA - The Less I Know The Better

14. LITTLE SEA – Change For Love

13. COLDPLAY - Everglow

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015

12. 2 STEPS FROM HELL – Flight Of The Silverbird

Previous Entries

Hello World #24 2007
Heart Of Courage #22 2010
To Glory #6 2010
Immortal #15 2011
Gift Of Life #7 2011
Merchant Prince #6 2011
Empire Of Angels #8 2014
Miracles #3 2014
Colour The Sky #2 2014

11. ROBIN SCHULZ Feat JASMINE THOMPSON – Sun Goes Down

His best one narrowly misses the Top 10.

Previous Entries

Prayer In C #14 2014
Headlights #16 2015
10. AVICII – The Nights

I always associate this with Sun Goes Down due to them being out around the same time. Also Avicii finally gets an EOY Top 10 after getting really close twice before.

Previous Entries

Fade Into Darkness #16 2011
You Make Me #12 2013
Wake Me Up #11 2013

9. COLDPLAY – Amazing Day

Their highest track on the 2015 list and the best non single from the album. But it’s not the best overall track from the album *wink wink*.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015

8. BIRDS OF TOKYO – I’d Go With You Anywhere

The best of their 2015 material.

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010
Dark Side Of Love #45 2010
If This Ship Sinks #38 2010
Plans #30 2010
Circles #23 2010
Lanterns #33 2013
The Others #32 2013
White Leaves #16 2013
Sirin #15 2013
When The Night Falls Quiet #3 2013
Anchor #30 2015

7. VANESSA CARLTON – Blue Pool

The best of her 2015 material.

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011
Dear California #13 2011
I Don’t Want To Be A Bride #11 2011
Do You Hear What I Hear #9 2011
Hear The Bells #12 2012
Ascension #40 2015
The River #34 2015
Matter Of Time #33 2015
Take It Easy #31 2015
Young Heart #19 2015
Willows #18 2015

6. ADAM STORY – Never Never

Discovered this on the Foxtel menu in 2017 but then found out it’s from 2015 so here it is. I can relate to some of the lyrics.

5. G.R.L. – Lighthouse

Their only good track also manages to crack top 5. This is very similar to how PCD did the same thing in 2009.

4. MYUU – Lost World

If you’ve watched Creepypasta videos on YouTube then there’s a good chance you’ve heard this in the background of the narrations.

3. NICKELBACK – Satellite

Surprisingly, this has aged really well over the past 5 years for some reason.

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009
This Afternoon #23 2010
Don’t Let It End #39 2011
Holding On To Heaven #36 2011
Kiss It Goodbye #31 2011
When We Stand Together #20 2011
Trying Not To Love You #28 2012
Lullaby #3 2012
What Are You Waiting For #23 2014
Edge Of A Revolution #17 2014

2. CARLY RAE JEPSEN – Run Away With Me

I almost liked Call Me Maybe enough to put it on my 2012 list but this makes up for it with runner up position. Her best track by far and was also really popular on this site at the time, getting a strong EOY placement on the Aus-Charts EOY.

1. 2 STEPS FROM HELL - Victory

This is their most popular and most viewed track on YouTube. This is also my favourite track from my favourite instrumental artist. Discovered this in late 2017 and I associate this track with NYE of that year since that’s when I was getting into it. It perfectly sums up 2017 for my life at the time. Epic, triumphant and is the best instrumental track of all time.

Previous Entries

Hello World #24 2007
Heart Of Courage #22 2010
To Glory #6 2010
Immortal #15 2011
Gift Of Life #7 2011
Merchant Prince #6 2011
Empire Of Angels #8 2014
Miracles #3 2014
Colour The Sky #2 2014
Flight Of The Silverbird #12 2015

2016 will be up on Friday.
Glad to see Wild, One Last Time, Do You Remember, Anchor, High By The Beach, Ocean Drive, Be The One, Bored To Death, Photograph, The Less I Know The Better and I’d Go With You Anywhere make the 2015 list.
2016

This was my biggest year ever for Television and would be the year where I started watching YouTube content every day of the week, which still continues to this day. I even taught myself how to make YouTube videos of my own but quit making content in early 2017 although I would come back to it on rare occasions. Musically, I would continue researching music from older charts in early 2016 but once that was finished my care for current music would rapidly decline and by November I officially called it quits, only coming back to post my EOY on the site. Also in early 2016 I started The Nostalgia Thread and somehow kept that running for nearly 4 years until it finally finished in January 2020.

24. ONE REPUBLIC – Future Looks Good

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013
Au Revior #29 2013
If I Lose Myself #24 2013
What You Wanted #20 2013
Counting Stars #13 2013
Preacher #10 2013
Burning Bridges #6 2013
I Lived #18 2014

23. TWENTY ONE PILOTS – Stressed Out

22. THE VERONICAS – On Your Side

Previous Entries

4Ever #28 2005
Mouth Shut #21 2005
Faded #16 2005
I Could Get Used To This #14 2005
Everything I’m Not #1 2005
Leave Me Alone #29 2006
When It All Falls Apart #12 2006
Hook Me Up #31 2007
You Ruin Me #12 2014

21. ONE REPUBLIC – Wherever I Go

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013
Au Revior #29 2013
If I Lose Myself #24 2013
What You Wanted #20 2013
Counting Stars #13 2013
Preacher #10 2013
Burning Bridges #6 2013
I Lived #18 2014
Future Looks Good #24 2016
20. DELTA GOODREM - The River

Previous Entries

Born To Try #41 2002
Lost Without You #25 2003
Together We Are One #10 2006
Believe Again #7 2007
Mistakes (Brian McFadden) #55 2010
Wings #36 2015

19. LUKAS GRAHAM – 7 Years

18. DELTA GOODREM – Dear Life

Previous Entries

Born To Try #41 2002
Lost Without You #25 2003
Together We Are One #10 2006
Believe Again #7 2007
Mistakes (Brian McFadden) #55 2010
Wings #36 2015
The River #20 2016

17. CHARLIE PUTH – One Call Away

16. THE VERONICAS – In My Blood

Previous Entries

4Ever #28 2005
Mouth Shut #21 2005
Faded #16 2005
I Could Get Used To This #14 2005
Everything I’m Not #1 2005
Leave Me Alone #29 2006
When It All Falls Apart #12 2006
Hook Me Up #31 2007
You Ruin Me #12 2014
On Your Side #22 2016

15. AMY SHARK - Adore

14. LUKE CHRISTOPHER – Lot To Learn

13. RADIOHEAD – Daydreaming

It took them 19 long years to finally get another track on my EOY Lists.

Previous Entries

Paranoid Android #6 1997

12. DISTURBED – Sound Of Silence

Typical Lifter track lol.

11. RANDY DOMINCUEZ - Warrior

Repetitive instrumental track but the chorus does change slightly as it goes along and that final minute is epic.
10. TAYLOR HENDERSON - Light Up The Dark

Only discovered this recently early this year when I was researching some 2016 tracks to buffer up my 2016 list a bit. It’s his best one too, I think. Unfortunately he was denied of having 3 #25 EOY placings in a row, oh well.

Previous Entries

Borrow My Heart #25 2013
Host Of Angels #25 2014

9. VANESSA CARLTON – Nothing Where Something Used To Be (Steve Osbourne Remix)

I like this over the original.

Previous Entries

Paradise #56 2002
Rinse #30 2002
Ordinary Day #25 2002
A Thousand Miles #1 2002
Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) #8 2003
Afterglow #41 2004
Who’s To Say #12 2004
White Houses #4 2004
Carousel #43 2007
Home #11 2007
Heroes & Thieves #6 2007
In The End #27 2011
Marching Line #22 2011
Dear California #13 2011
I Don’t Want To Be A Bride #11 2011
Do You Hear What I Hear #9 2011
Hear The Bells #12 2012
Ascension #40 2015
The River #34 2015
Matter Of Time #33 2015
Take It Easy #31 2015
Young Heart #19 2015
Willows #18 2015
Blue Pool #7 2015

8. NAKED AND FAMOUS – Falling

For some reason I was compelled to listen to their 2016 album at the time and I wasn’t disappointed. *coughforeshadowingcough*

Previous Entries

Young Blood #3 2010
Hearts Like Ours #1 2013

7. DUSTIN TEBUTT – First Light

His best one, for me anyway.

Previous Entries

The Breach #14 2013

6. SHANNON NOLL – Who I Am

While everyone else was done with Shannon Noll, here I am putting him in my EOY. I guess you could say, that’s who I am. *crickets*

5. NAKED AND FAMOUS – The Runners

Repeat commentary for #8.

Previous Entries

Young Blood #3 2010
Hearts Like Ours #1 2013
Falling #8 2016

4. ALAN WALKER – Faded

Cool track and video and is ageing well over time. My favourite ARIA Charter of 2016.

3. NAKED AND FAMOUS – Higher

Their 2016 material is criminally underrated!

Previous Entries

Young Blood #3 2010
Hearts Like Ours #1 2013
Falling #8 2016
The Runners #5 2016

2. NAKED AND FAMOUS – Laid Low

The best from their 2016 album. I was listening to this track around the same time I was about to quit following the current music scene so I see this track as a last hurrah for that era. Also, this is their 6th EOY Top 10 in a row with their 6th track. Will their perfect record end one day? If not for a “predictable” Lifter move, 2016 would have been a perfect year for Naked And Famous, oh well.

Previous Entries

Young Blood #3 2010
Hearts Like Ours #1 2013
Falling #8 2016
The Runners #5 2016
Higher #3 2016

1. COLDPLAY – A Head Full Of Dreams

To the shock of no one, Coldplay score their 3rd EOY List topper with the best track from their 2015 album of the same name. I’m actually surprised how well this has held up over the last 4 years to be honest. It does have a somewhat unique structure so that helps. Also these previous Coldplay entries are getting absurdly long, oh well.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015
Amazing Day #9 2015

2017 on Sunday.
Nice to see Stressed Out, The River, 7 Years, Dear Life, Adore and Light Up The Dark in there.
2017

2017 in 1 word, revolutionary! This was the year I experienced a major existential crisis over how many years of my adulthood were lost which would force me to drastically change the way in which I lived my life. I reunited with old friends from school I hadn’t seen in over a decade and made new friends along the way. YouTube content was thriving but Television would begin it’s slow decline. Late in the year I would research the music from this year so I could post an EOY List on the site which would be the last EOY I posted on Aus-Charts.com. That is, until 2020!

23. COLDPLAY - ALEINS

They released a 5 track EP in 2017 and this is the 4th best track from it.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015
Amazing Day #9 2015
A Head Full Of Dreams #1 2016

22. ONE REPUBLIC Feat SEEB – Rich Love

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013
Au Revior #29 2013
If I Lose Myself #24 2013
What You Wanted #20 2013
Counting Stars #13 2013
Preacher #10 2013
Burning Bridges #6 2013
I Lived #18 2014
Future Looks Good #24 2016
Wherever I Go #21 2016

21. CHARLIE PUTH - Attention

Previous Entries

One Call Away #17 2016
20. SAM HUNT – Body Like A Back Road

19. COLDPLAY Feat CHAINSMOKERS – Something Just Like This

Although it was a huge chart hit, it’s only my 19th favourite track from 2017.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015
Amazing Day #9 2015
A Head Full Of Dreams #1 2016
ALEINS #23 2017

18. NICKELBACK – Silent Majority

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009
This Afternoon #23 2010
Don’t Let It End #39 2011
Holding On To Heaven #36 2011
Kiss It Goodbye #31 2011
When We Stand Together #20 2011
Trying Not To Love You #28 2012
Lullaby #3 2012
What Are You Waiting For #23 2014
Edge Of A Revolution #17 2014
Satellite #3 2015

17. ALFIE ARCURI – If They Only Knew

16. HARRY STYLES – Sign Of The Times

15. LINKIN PARK – One More Light

Is associated with Chesters death due to being released in the same year.

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
Robot Boy #31 2010
When They Come For Me #29 2010
The Catalyst #27 2010
Burning In The Skies #35 2011
Iridescent #5 2011
Lost In The Echo #24 2012
Burn It Down #20 2012
Castle Of Glass #9 2012
A Light That Never Comes #26 2013
Drawbar #22 2014

14. MARTIN GARRIX Feat DIA LUPA – Scared To Be Lonely

Previous Entries (DL)

Be The One #24 2015

13. IVAN TORRENT – Legends Never Die

Previous Entries

Human Legacy #17 2012

12. LINKIN PARK Feat KIIARA - Heavy

I only wish this was a minute longer, if it was it would be Top 10. The final Linkin Park track on my EOY Lists due to Chesters sad death. R.I.P.

Previous Entries

Crawling #25 2001
In The End #6 2001
Point Of Authority #64 2002
Somewhere I Belong #37 2003
Numb #24 2003
Breaking The Habit #49 2004
From The Inside #32 2004
What I’ve Done #34 2007
Valentines Day #19 2007
Shadow Of The Day #1 2007
Leave Out All The Rest #17 2008
New Divide #26 2009
Waiting For The End #53 2010
Robot Boy #31 2010
When They Come For Me #29 2010
The Catalyst #27 2010
Burning In The Skies #35 2011
Iridescent #5 2011
Lost In The Echo #24 2012
Burn It Down #20 2012
Castle Of Glass #9 2012
A Light That Never Comes #26 2013
Drawbar #22 2014
One More Light #15 2017

11. SHEPHERD – Coming Home

My favourite from them.
10. JO BLANKENBURG – Hiraeth

Epic instrumental track I discovered in 2018.

9. WHITESAND - Circle Of Life

Nice instrumental track I discovered early this year when watching an animation on YouTube.

8. MORGAN EVANS – Kiss Somebody

I like this for some reason.

7. KHALID – Young, Dumb & Broke

This has some nice 2017 nostalgia attached to it and is holding up well, so far.

6. MYUU – Identity Crisis

Another instrumental track of his I discovered listening to Creepypastas on YouTube.

Previous Entries

Lost World #4 2015

5. COLDPLAY - Hypnotised

It’s long but it doesn’t drag.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015
Amazing Day #9 2015
A Head Full Of Dreams #1 2016
ALEINS #23 2017
Something Just Like This (Chainsmokers) #19 2017

4. AMY SHARK - Weekends

Her standout track, for me anyway. Has very strong nostalgia attached to it and is ageing amazingly well.

Previous Entries

Adore #15 2016

3. NICKELBACK – After The Rain

I really enjoy the lyrics to this one and since I was listening to this at exactly the same time as Weekends at the time, it has the exact same nostalgia attached to it.

Previous Entries

How You Remind Me #15 2001
Someday #23 2003
Someone That You’re With #20 2005
Photograph #12 2005
If Everyone Cared #69 2006
Saving Me #27 2006
Far Away #3 2006
Rockstar #29 2007
Burn It To The Ground #33 2008
Gotta Be Somebody #1 2008
I’d Come For You #24 2009
If Today Was Your Last Day #12 2009
Never Gonna Be Alone #4 2009
This Afternoon #23 2010
Don’t Let It End #39 2011
Holding On To Heaven #36 2011
Kiss It Goodbye #31 2011
When We Stand Together #20 2011
Trying Not To Love You #28 2012
Lullaby #3 2012
What Are You Waiting For #23 2014
Edge Of A Revolution #17 2014
Satellite #3 2015
Silent Majority #18 2017

2. IVAN TORRENT – Moonriser

This is the 5th and the highest placed instrumental track for 2017. After I stopped following the music charts in late 2016 the way in which I discovered new music would change drastically. For the last 3 and a half years a lot of the music I discovered was either from the Foxtel menu or was used in a video I watched on YouTube which then led me to seek out more instrumental tracks from that artist. Anyway, I discovered Moonriser in mid 2018 and I associate it heavily with a very memorable time in my life since I was listening to it at the time which really helps it get such a high placing. But like with many instrumental tracks I’ve discovered over the last 3+ years they often came out sooner then when I discovered them thus why they feature on earlier EOYs.

Previous Entries

Human Legacy #17 2012
Legends Never Die #13 2017

1. COLDPLAY Feat BIG SEAN – Miracles (Someone Special)

And to the shock of absolutely no one at all, Coldplay score their 2nd EOY #1 in a row, their 3rd in 4 years and their 4th in total. This was THE standout track of 2017. It took longer than usual for a Coldplay track to make an impact on me but it never ever got stale and only got better as the months went by. Thanks to a strong association with one of my best memories ever which happened in late October 2017 because I was listening to it at around the same time, it became a personal all time great. Not only has this become my 2nd favourite track from Coldplay but it’s also my 5th favourite EOY #1 ever which is an incredible feat in 2017 and also this late into Coldplay’s career. Even Big Sean is good here and he doesn’t hurt the track at all.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015
Amazing Day #9 2015
A Head Full Of Dreams #1 2016
ALEINS #23 2017
Something Just Like This #19 2017
Hypnotised #5 2017

2018 should be up by Wednesday.
Pleased to see Body Like A Back Road, Something Just Like This, Sign Of The Times, Coming Home, Kiss Somebody, Young Dumb And Broke and Weekends in there.
2018

It took 12 years to pull off but 2018 did the impossible, it became the best year of my life, beating 2006 and beginning a new golden age for my life. This is thanks in large part to my weekly gaming group I started going to in February and made a whole bunch of new friends doing so. Music was no longer relevant to me in 2018, at the time there were only a few tracks I actually liked by the time the year ended. I was considering doing what I did in 2017 and seek out the music in the last quarter but chose not to since I had moved on from it. For the first time since 2005 I did not create an EOY music list for the year at the time, that is until recently which means most of these tracks here were actually discovered in 2020!

19. CONRAD SEWEL - Healing Hands

18. ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA - Rewrite The Stars

17. JAMES ARTHUR & ANNE-MARIE - Rewrite The Stars

Lol.

16. AMY SHARK - All Loved Up

Previous Entries

Adore #15 2016
Weekends #4 2017

15. THE CHAINSMOKERS Feat KELSEA BALLERINI - This Feeling

Previous Entries

Something Just Like This (Coldplay) #19 2017

14. AVA MAX - Sweet But Psycho

Can relate lol.

13. AMY SHARK – I Said Hi

Previous Entries

Adore #15 2016
Weekends #4 2017
All Loved Up #16 2018

12. ZEDD & ELLEY DUHE - Happy Now

11. DAN & SHAY - Tequila
10. ONE REPUBLIC Feat LOGIC - Start Again

It took 5 years before they made their return to the Top 10.

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013
Au Revior #29 2013
If I Lose Myself #24 2013
What You Wanted #20 2013
Counting Stars #13 2013
Preacher #10 2013
Burning Bridges #6 2013
I Lived #18 2014
Future Looks Good #24 2016
Rich Love #22 2017

9. PEKING DUK - Wasted

Always found them bland but for whatever reason this clicked with me and here it is.

8. MYUU – Beth’s Theme

Nice instrumental creepypasta track.

Previous Entries

Lost World #4 2015
Identity Crisis #6 2017

7. NOTD Feat BEA MILLER - I Wanna Know

Discovered this recently and it’s a lot better than I was expecting it to be.

6. HALSEY - Without Me

Here’s another one that took me by surprise. Her best track to date.

5. AVRIL LAVIGNE - Head Above Water

Here is yet another one that took me by surprise when discovering it recently. The first good track she’s had in 14 years and her best track since 2003!

Previous Entries

Anything But Ordinary #43 2002
Sk8er Boy #23 2002
Complicated #14 2002
Mobile #34 2003
I’m With You #18 2003
Losing Grip #4 2003
My Happy Ending #54 2004
Don’t Tell Me #53 2004
Nobody’s Home #52 2004

4. DEAN LEWIS - Be Alright

I’m surprised a track like this can still reach #1 on ARIA in 2018. I liked it instantly upon first listen recently and here it is.

3. BAD WOLVES – Zombie

A friend of mine introduced me to this one back in May of 2018. I prefer this over the original tbh. The vocals here are more my style. I know I know, I’m weird!

2. DANIEL LANOIS - That’s The Way It Is

So far this is the first and only time in history where a track I discovered in a video game has made my EOY List, and it’s incredible! I got Red Dead Redemption 2 this past Xmas and when I got to the part of the game this was in, I was blown away. Several weeks later I had to seek out the soundtrack to the game so I could hear it again and now many weeks later since then, here it is.

1. 2 STEPS FROM HELL – Impossible

They’ve done it again! My favourite instrumental act has become only the 2nd act to ever top my EOY Lists twice! I discovered this in early 2018 during a very important time in my life and it quickly became their best at the time, until Victory eventually ended up ageing slightly better. This one is an extremely close 2nd to Victory out of all their tracks. This is over 8 minutes of epic ness and I enjoyed every second of it!

Previous Entries

Hello World #24 2007
Heart Of Courage #22 2010
To Glory #6 2010
Immortal #15 2011
Gift Of Life #7 2011
Merchant Prince #6 2011
Empire Of Angels #8 2014
Miracles #3 2014
Colour The Sky #2 2014
Flight Of The Silverbird #12 2015
Victory #1 2015

The final list 2019 should be up on Friday.
Great to see Healing Hands, Rewrite The Stars (I also prefer the reimagined version), All Loved Up, This Feeling, Sweet But Psycho, I Said Hi, Tequila, I Wanna Know, Without Me and Be Alright.
2019

Thanks to an outstanding final quarter, 2019 was actually able to surpass 2018 and become what I currently consider to be the best year of my life so far. It basically did what 2018 did but better. Also, like 2018, because I didn’t follow music at all this year most of the tracks here were discovered in 2020. However the quality of the top end of the list this year was noticeably weaker than 2018 which is the one area where 2018 has the edge.

23. COLDPLAY - When I Need A Friend

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015
Amazing Day #9 2015
A Head Full Of Dreams #1 2016
ALEINS #23 2017
Something Just Like This #19 2017
Hypnotised #5 2017
Miracles (Someone Special) #1 2017

22. COLDPLAY - Old Friends

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015
Amazing Day #9 2015
A Head Full Of Dreams #1 2016
ALEINS #23 2017
Something Just Like This #19 2017
Hypnotised #5 2017
Miracles (Someone Special) #1 2017
When I Need A Friend #22 2019

21. YUNGBLUD & HALSEY Feat TRAVIS BARKER - 11 Minutes
20. THE CHAINSMOKERS Feat AMY SHARK - The Reaper

Unusual pairing but a good one regardless.

Previous Entries (CS)

Something Just Like This (Coldplay) #19 2017
This Feeling #15 2018

Previous Entries (AS)

Adore #15 2016
Weekends #4 2017
All Loved Up #16 2018
I Said Hi #13 2018

19. COLDPLAY - Orphans

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015
Amazing Day #9 2015
A Head Full Of Dreams #1 2016
ALEINS #23 2017
Something Just Like This #19 2017
Hypnotised #5 2017
Miracles (Someone Special) #1 2017
When I Need A Friend #23 2019
Old Friends #22 2019

18. ONE REPUBLIC - Wanted

Previous Entries

Apologize (Timberland) #23 2007
Mercy #29 2008
Stop And Stare #5 2008
All The Right Moves #30 2009
Waking Up #1 2009
Marching On #63 2010
Good Life #7 2010
Feel Again #21 2012
Life In Colour #31 2013
Au Revior #29 2013
If I Lose Myself #24 2013
What You Wanted #20 2013
Counting Stars #13 2013
Preacher #10 2013
Burning Bridges #6 2013
I Lived #18 2014
Future Looks Good #24 2016
Rich Love #22 2017
Start Again #10 2018

17. THE VERONICAS - Think Of Me

Lol at some of the lyrics.

Previous Entries

4Ever #28 2005
Mouth Shut #21 2005
Faded #16 2005
I Could Get Used To This #14 2005
Everything I’m Not #1 2005
Leave Me Alone #29 2006
When It All Falls Apart #12 2006
Hook Me Up #31 2007
You Ruin Me #12 2014
On Your Side #22 2016
In My Blood #16 2016

16. POST MALONE Feat YOUNG THUG - Goodbyes

15. MARTIN GARRIX & DEAN LEWIS - Used To Love

Previous Entries (MG)

Scared To Be Lonely (DL) #14 2017

Previous Entries (DL)

Be Alright #4 2018

14. COLDPLAY - Church

The best track from their most recent album yet to be a single.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015
Amazing Day #9 2015
A Head Full Of Dreams #1 2016
ALEINS #23 2017
Something Just Like This #19 2017
Hypnotised #5 2017
Miracles (Someone Special) #1 2017
When I Need A Friend #22 2019
Old Friends #21 2019
Orphans #17 2019

13. MYUU – Final Boss

Copyright free music that I’ve used in a bunch of videos I made on YouTube. Short but epic and really does sound like a final boss theme.

Previous Entries

Lost World #4 2015
Identity Crisis #6 2017
Beth’s Theme #8 2018

12. AMY SHARK - Mess Her Up

Her 2nd best track.

Previous Entries

Adore #15 2016
Weekends #4 2017
All Loved Up #16 2018
I Said Hi #13 2018
The Reaper (Chainsmokers) #18 2019

11. AVICII - Heaven

Was expecting this to be another generic Avicii track but then Chris Martins vocals start and I’m like, ok you got my attention. Backing music is also good here.

Previous Entries

Fade Into Darkness #16 2011
You Make Me #12 2013
Wake Me Up #11 2013
The Nights #10 2015
10. SELENA GOMEZ - Lose You To Love Me

One of the victims of Dance Monkeys reign of terror spending a single week at #2. I actually like this one and think it’s her best ever.

9. MAROON 5 - Memories

Here is another victim of Dance Monkeys reign of terror which also spent a single week at #2. The less is more approach really works well here and one of my favourites from them.

Previous Entries

Payphone #8 2012
Maps #24 2014

8. COLDPLAY - Daddy

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015
Amazing Day #9 2015
A Head Full Of Dreams #1 2016
ALEINS #23 2017
Something Just Like This #19 2017
Hypnotised #5 2017
Miracles (Someone Special) #1 2017
When I Need A Friend #22 2019
Old Friends #21 2019
Orphans #17 2019
Church #14 2019

7. COLDPLAY - Everyday Life

The best track from their recent album. However it’s a huge step down from their previous albums best tracks.

Previous Entries

Trouble #24 2000
High Speed #23 2000
Sparks #22 2000
Spies #13 2000
Shiver #3 2000
Yellow #1 2000
Don’t Panic #5 2001
In My Place #58 2002
Daylight #57 2002
A Rush Of Blood To The Head #20 2002
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face #16 2002
The Scientist #6 2002
Clocks #21 2003
Fix You #47 2005
Speed Of Sound #36 2005
Talk #34 2005
Til Kingdom Come #7 2005
A Message #6 2005
Swallowed In The Sea #5 2005
White Shadows #3 2005
The Hardest Part #4 2006
Death And All His Friends #39 2008
Cemeteries Of London #36 2008
Lost #34 2008
Life In Technicolor #26 2008
Reign Of Love #24 2008
Chinese Sleep Chant #14 2008
The Escapist #11 2008
Violet Hill #9 2008
Viva La Vida #4 2008
Life In Technicolor 2 #22 2009
Charlie Brown #25 2011
Paradise #18 2011
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart #8 2011
Hurts Like Heaven #27 2012
Atlas #4 2013
Miracles (2014) #30 2014
Oceans #28 2014
Ghost Story #16 2014
True Love #13 2014
Always In My Head #11 2014
Midnight #9 2014
Ink #5 2014
A Sky Full Of Stars #1 2014
Adventure Of A Lifetime #29 2015
Everglow #13 2015
Amazing Day #9 2015
A Head Full Of Dreams #1 2016
ALEINS #23 2017
Something Just Like This #19 2017
Hypnotised #5 2017
Miracles (Someone Special) #1 2017
When I Need A Friend #22 2019
Old Friends #21 2019
Orphans #17 2019
Church #12 2019
Daddy #8 2019

6. BIRDS OF TOKYO - Good Lord

Discovered this on Grants site after looking at his EOY List and it sounded like something I heard on the radio in a shop. The music video is also interesting.

Previous Entries

In The Veins Of Death Valley #62 2010
Dark Side Of Love #45 2010
If This Ship Sinks #38 2010
Plans #30 2010
Circles #23 2010
Lanterns #33 2013
The Others #32 2013
White Leaves #16 2013
Sirin #15 2013
When The Night Falls Quiet #3 2013
Anchor #30 2015
I’d Go With You Anywhere #8 2015

5. LIL NAS X Feat BILLY RAY CYRUS – Old Town Road

This one is memetastic! A surprisingly fun tune which is enhanced further by the Billy Ray Cyrus version. Was thrilled when this beat Dance Monkey for the ARIA EOY #1 Position which I consider redemption for Dance Monkeys reign of terror which blocked 3 tracks I like from the #1 position.

4. LEWIS CAPALDI - Someone You Loved

Am glad but surprised this ended up charting so well. It’s almost as good as Dean Lewis Be Alright, a track I associate with this due the similarities and the fact I discovered it at around the same time.

3. JO BLANKENBURG – Last Man Standing

Another cool instrumental from this composer. It sounds like returning to a world that’s changed after many years away.

Previous Entries

Hiraeth #10 2017

2. POST MALONE - Circles

And here is arguably the biggest victim of Dance Monkeys reign of terror on the ARIA Charts spending 8 total weeks at #2! His best track ever easily for me and is one I really enjoyed a lot at the time.

Previous Entries

Goodbyes #16 2019

1. MORGAN EVANS - Young Again

This becomes the first Australian act to top one of my EOY Lists since 2011 back when Shannon Noll did it. 2013 if you want to count New Zealand act Naked And Famous. Anyway, I really enjoy this one and it’s lyrics although it’s the weakest EOY #1 since 2001, or maybe even 1998 or 1997. But still it’s an impressive feat regardless and is my favourite from him easily.

Previous Entries

Kiss Somebody #8 2017

And that’s all of them. Thanks to everyone who looked and commented on this thread over the last 2 months.
Another surprising top two to finish things off, but a very welcome one! I like basically everything Morgan has released, and while that one isn’t my absolute favourite of his, I like it quite a bit. I do agree about Post Malone though, Circles is fantastic and certainly my favourite from him.

Also very happy to see Someone You Loved in there, that was my favourite chart hit of 2019 and I’m glad it did so well.

Good Lord, Mess Her Up, Used To Love, Goodbyes, The Reaper and 11 Minutes are all very enjoyable as well, and it’s great to see them here.

I’ve enjoyed reading these lists and I hope that if/when there’s a combined end of decade chart you’ll contribute to it.


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