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Aussies Perform Strong In ARIA’s 2014 Charts

ARIA have unveiled their lists of the best selling singles and albums of 2014 in Australia with works by many home-grown artists such as Sheppard, INXS, Hilltop Hoods, Chet Faker and Sia named amongst the best selling music of the past year.

Brisbane indie pop outfit Sheppard had the most popular song by an Australian act with Geronimo named as the fourth most popular song of 2014 in Australia. It landed behind Pharrell Williams’ Happy, Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass and Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off.

A number of other home-grown acts were also named in the top 20 best selling singles including Justice Crew’s Que Sera which came in at 5, Sia’s Chandelier at 6, Iggy Azalea’s Fancy at 13 and 5 Seconds of Summer’s She Looks Perfect at 20.

Ed Sheeran’s X was the biggest selling album of 2014 in Australia, ahead of Taylor Swift’s 1989 and the ubiquitous Frozen soundtrack. INXS’s The Very Best was the best selling album by an Australian act according to ARIA, coming in at fourth on the list.

Seven of the top 20 best selling albums in 2014 were Australian acts, including Hilltop Hoods (9), Human Nature (10), 5 Seconds Of Summer (11), Chet Faker (12), AC/DC (13) and Jimmy Barnes (19). Of the top 100 albums, 36 were by Australian acts, which according to Fairfax, is nine more than the past two years.

Just missing the cut at number 21 was triple j’s Like A Version Volume 10 compilation, which was the 21st best selling record of 2014. See the top 20 lists below and head to ARIA for the complete list.

Watch: Sheppard – Geronimo

The 20 Best-Selling Singles Of 2014

1. Pharrell Williams – Happy

2. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

3. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

4. Sheppard – Geronimo

5. Justice Crew – Que Sera

6. Sia – Chandelier

7. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

8. Sam Smith – Stay With Me

9. Timmy Trumpet ft. Savage – Freaks

10. G.R.L. – Ugly Heart

11. John Legend – All Of Me

12. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – Fancy

13. A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera – Say Something

14. Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – Rather Be

15. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance

16. Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong?

17. Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This

18. Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – Problem

19. George Ezra – Budapest

20. 5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect

The 20 Best-Selling Albums Of 2014

1. Ed Sheeran – x

2. Taylor Swift – 1989

3. OST – Frozen

4. INXS – The Very Best

5. Coldplay – Ghost Stories

6. Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

7. Katy Perry – Prism

8. Michael Bublé – Christmas

9. Hilltop Hoods – Walking Under Stars

10. Human Nature – Jukebox

11. 5 Seconds Of Summer – 5 Seconds Of Summer

12. Chet Faker – Built On Glass

13. AC/DC – Rock Or Bust

14. One Direction – Four

15. Lorde – Pure Heroine

16. Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways

17. Barbra Streisand – Partners

18. Pharrell Williams – G I R L

19. Jimmy Barnes – 30:30 Hindsight

20. Arctic Monkeys – AM

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