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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Top 100 Australian #1 Songs

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This DMDB generated list is based on the first 1000 songs to top the Australian charts from 1940-2013. To create this list, #1 songs prior to 1949 were eliminated because those were monthly charts instead of weekly charts. All #1 songs from 1949-2013 were ranked first by number of weeks spent at #1. Tiebreakers were determined by which songs had the highest points in Dave’s Music Database.

14 weeks:

1. “Fernando”…Abba (1976)

13 weeks:

2. “Hey Jude”…The Beatles (1968)
3. “Gangsta’s Paradise”…Coolio with L.V. (1995)

12 weeks:

4. “Lose Yourself”…Eminem (2002)

11 weeks:

5. “Everything I Do I Do It for You”…Bryan Adams (1991)
6. “Wannabe”…Spice Girls (1996)
7. “Mull of Kintyre”…Paul McCartney & Wings (1977)

10 weeks:

8. “I Will Always Love You”…Whitney Houston (1992)
9. “Party Rock Anthem”…LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (2011)
10. “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”…The Platters (1958)
11. “Mamma Mia”…Abba (1975)
12. “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker with Flowers in My Hair”…Sandi Thom (2005)
13. “Eagle Rock”…Daddy Cool (1971)

9 weeks:

14. “We Are the World”…U.S.A. for Africa (1985)
15. “Macarena”…Los Del Rio (1995)
16. “Baby One More Time”…Britney Spears (1998)
17. “You’re the One That I Want”…Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (1978)
18. “Hips Don’t Lie”…Shakira with Wyclef Jean (2006)
19. “Too Young”…Nat “King” Cole/Toni Arden (1951)
20. “Mmmbop”…Hanson (1997)
21. “Love Shack”…The B-52’s (1989)
22. “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)”…Fergie (2007)
23. “Just Walkin’ in the Rain”…Johnnie Ray (1956)
24. “Sexy and I Know It”…LMFAO (2011)
25. “The Last Waltz”…Engelbert Humperdinck (1967)
26. “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”…Eiffel 65 (1999)

8 weeks:

27. “Nothing Compares 2 U”…Sinead O’Connor (1990)
28. “Dancing Queen”…Abba (1976)
29. “My Sweet Lord”…George Harrison (1970)
30. “Diana”…Paul Anka (1957)
31. “I Just Called to Say I Love You”…Stevie Wonder (1984)
32. “Help!”…The Beatles (1965)
33. “Somebody That I Used to Know”…Gotye with Kimbra (2011)
34. “Poker Face”…Lady Gaga (2008)
35. “I’d Do Anything for Love But I Won’t Do That”…Meat Loaf (1993)
36. “Yellow Submarine”/“Eleanor Rigby”…The Beatles (1966)
37. “Tom Dooley”…The Kingston Trio (1958)
38. “Don’t Speak”…No Doubt (1995)
39. “Tik Tok”…Kei$ha (2009)
40. “Apologize”…One Republic with Timbaland (2007)
41. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”…Aerosmith (1998)
42. “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)”…Doris Day (1956)
43. “I Feel Fine”…The Beatles (1964)
44. “Mambo No. 5”…Lou Bega (1999)
45. “Black or White”…Michael Jackson (1991)
46. “Truly, Madly, Deeply”…Savage Garden (1997)
47. “These Boots Are Made for Walking”…Nancy Sinatra (1966)
48. “Catch a Falling Star”…Perry Como (1957)
49. “S.O.S. (Rescue Me)”…Rihanna (2006)
50. “The Night Chicago Died”…Paper Lace (1974)
51. “Zombie”…The Cranberries (1994)
52. “Ben”…Michael Jackson (1972)
53. “Round and Round”…Perry Como (1957)
54. “Angel”…Shaggy with Rayvon (2000)
55. “I Got You”…Split Enz (1980)
56. “Whistle”…Flo Rida (2012)
57. “Smooth Criminal”…Alien Ant Farm (2001)
58. “The Happy Wanderer”…Frank Weir/Oberkirchen Children’s Choir (1954)
59. “Billy, Don’t Be a Hero”…Paper Lace (1974)
60. “Popcorn”…Hot Butter (1972)
61. “Around the World”…Bing Crosby/Nat “King” Cole (1957)
62. “Shaddap You Face”…Joe Dolce (1980)
63. “Quicksilver”…Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters (1950)
64. “January”…Pilot (1975)
65. “Joey’s Song”…Bill Haley & His Comets” (1959)
66. “Lay Your Love on Me”…Racey (1978)
67. “Round and Round”…The Four Lads (1957)
68. “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)”…Normie Rowe (1965)
69. “Australiana”…Austen Tayshun (1983)

7 weeks:

70. “I Want to Hold Your Hand”…The Beatles (1963)
71. “Unchained Melody”…The Righteous Brothers (1965)
72. “Stayin’ Alive”…The Bee Gees (1977)
73. “It’s Now or Never”…Elvis Presley (1960)
74. “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree”…Tony Orlando & Dawn (1973)
75. “Flashdance…What a Feelin’”…Irene Cara (1983)
76. “I Gotta Feeling”…Black Eyed Peas (2009)
77. “Volare (Nel Blue Dipinto Di Blue)”…Domenico Modugno (1958)
78. “You’re So Vain”…Carly Simon (1972)
79. “Someone Like You”…Adele (2011)
80. “Killing Me Softly”…Fugees (1996)
81. “Never Gonna Give You Up”…Rick Astley (1987)
82. “No Scrubs”…TLC (1999)
83. “We Can Work It Out”/“Day Tripper”…The Beatles (1965)
84. “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart”…Vera Lynn/Eddy Howard (1952)
85. “Can’t Help Falling in Love”…UB40 (1993)
86. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”…Queen (1979)
87. “Don’t Worry Be Happy”…Bobby McFerrin (1988)
88. “I Just Want to Be Your Everything”…Andy Gibb (1977)
89. “Music! Music! Music!”…Teresa Brewer/Freddy Martin (1950)
90. “I Saw Her Standing There”/“Love Me Do”…The Beatles (1962)
91. “La Bamba”…Los Lobos (1987)
92. “Kokomo”…The Beach Boys (1988)
93. “Achy Breaky Heart”…Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)
94. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”…Wham! (1984)
95. “Lips of an Angel”…Hinder (2006)
96. “Don’t Cha”…The Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes (2005)
97. “Never Ever”…All Saints (1997)
98. “Gloria”…Laura Branigan (1982)
99. “Video Killed the Radio Star”…The Buggles (1979)
100. “Pretend”…Nat “King” Cole (1953)


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