List of best-selling singles in Australia

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This is a list of best-selling singles in Australia that have been certified by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). From 1983, ARIA certifies a single Platinum for shipment of 70,000 copies across Australia.[1] All singles in this list must have won at least sextuple ARIA Platinum Awards (420,000 copies). Prior to 1989, the values of the certifications were different, and a dearth of published data has made it difficult to source earlier release numbers.

Best-selling singles in Australia[edit]

Australian songs indicated with Australia[a]

List of best-selling singles in Australia according to ARIA's accreditations
Accreditation Sales Title Performer

nationality

Artist Year
released

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

17× Platinum 1,190,000 "Uptown Funk" United Kingdom (United States) Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 2015[13]
15× Platinum 1,050,000 "Party Rock Anthem" United States (United Kingdom) LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock 2011[8]
14× Platinum 980,000 "Candle in the Wind 1997" /
"Something About the Way You Look Tonight"
United Kingdom Elton John 1997[2]
"Closer" United States The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 2016[12]
13× Platinum 910,000 "Shape of You" United Kingdom Ed Sheeran 2017[12]
12× Platinum 840,000 "Sexy and I Know It" United States LMFAO 2011[8]
11× Platinum 770,000 "All of Me" United States John Legend 2013[12]
"Happy" United States Pharrell Williams 2014[10]
"Moves like Jagger" United States Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera 2011[8]
"Roar" United States Katy Perry 2013[8]
"Somebody That I Used to Know" Australia (New Zealand) Gotye featuring Kimbra 2011[7]
"Thinking Out Loud" United Kingdom Ed Sheeran 2014[12]
10× Platinum 700,000 "Can't Stop the Feeling" United States Justin Timberlake 2016[12]
"Gangnam Style" South Korea Psy 2012[7]
"Love the Way You Lie" United States (Barbados) Eminem featuring Rihanna 2010[9]
"Perfect" United Kingdom Ed Sheeran 2017[12]
"Thrift Shop" United States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2012[12]
9× Platinum 630,000 "All About That Bass" United States Meghan Trainor 2014[12]
"Battle Scars" Australia (United States) Guy Sebastian featuring Lupe Fiasco 2012[7]
"Blurred Lines" United States Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams 2013[8]
"Call Me Maybe" Canada Carly Rae Jepsen 2012[7]
"Don't Let Me Down" United States The Chainsmokers featuring Daya 2016[12]
"Havana" Cuba (United States) Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug 2017[12]
"Riptide" Australia Vance Joy 2013[11]
"Say You Won't Let Go" United Kingdom James Arthur 2016[12]
"Wake Me Up!" Sweden Avicii 2013[8]
8× Platinum 560,000 "Firework" United States Katy Perry 2011[7]
"Just Give Me a Reason" United States P!nk featuring Nate Ruess 2013[8]
"Something Just like This" United States United Kingdom The Chainsmokers and Coldplay 2017[12]
"This Is What You Came For" United Kingdom (Barbados) Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna 2016[11]
"Tik Tok" United States Kesha 2009[12]
"Youngblood" Australia 5 Seconds Of Summer 2018[12]
"We Found Love" Barbados (United Kingdom) Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris 2011[9]
7× Platinum 490,000 "A Thousand Years" United States Christina Perri 2011[12]
"Can't Hold Us" United States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton 2013[12]
"Castle on the Hill" United Kingdom Ed Sheeran 2017[12]
"Counting Stars" United States OneRepublic 2013[10]
"Don't You Worry Child" Sweden Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin 2012[7]
"Dynamite" United Kingdom Taio Cruz 2010[6]
"Fireflies" United States Owl City 2010[9]
"Grenade" United States Bruno Mars 2011[12]
"Halo" United States Beyoncé 2009[12]
"Hello" United Kingdom Adele 2015[10]
"In My Head" United States Jason Derulo 2010[6]
"Just the Way You Are" United States Bruno Mars 2010[12]
"Lean On" United States (Denmark) (France) Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring 2015[12]
"Let Her Go" United Kingdom Passenger 2013[7]
"Locked Out of Heaven" United States Bruno Mars 2012[12]
"Lose Yourself" United States Eminem 2003[7]
"Love Story" United States Taylor Swift 2009[9]
"Never Be like You" Australia (Canada) Flume featuring Kai 2016[11]
"Only Girl (In the World)" Barbados Rihanna 2010[9]
"Rolling in the Deep" United Kingdom Adele 2011[6]
"Royals" New Zealand Lorde 2013[8]
"See You Again" United States Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 2015[12]
"Shake It Off" United States Taylor Swift 2014[9]
"Skinny Love" United Kingdom Birdy 2012[12]
"Someone like You" United Kingdom Adele 2011[6]
"Sorry" Canada Justin Bieber 2015[11]
"Starships" United States Nicki Minaj 2012[9]
"The A Team" United Kingdom Ed Sheeran 2011[12]
"Timber" United States Pitbull featuring Kesha 2013[11]
"What Makes You Beautiful" United Kingdom / Republic of Ireland One Direction 2012[7]
"Whistle" United States Flo Rida 2012[7]
"Wild Ones" United States (Australia) Flo Rida featuring Sia 2012[7]
6× Platinum 420,000 "7 Years" Denmark Lukas Graham 2016[12]
"Bohemian Rhapsody" United Kingdom Queen 1975[14]
"Boom Boom" Australia Justice Crew 2012[7]
"Brother" Australia Matt Corby 2013[7]
"California Gurls" United States Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg 2010[7]
"Cheerleader" (Felix Jaehn Remix) Jamaica (Germany) Omi 2015[10]
"Cold Water" United States (Canada) (Denmark) Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ 2016[12]
"Dancing on My Own" United Kingdom Calum Scott 2016[12]
"Despacito" Puerto Rico (Canada) Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber 2017[12]
"DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" United States Usher featuring Pitbull 2010[12]
"Diamonds" Barbados Rihanna 2012[9]
"Faded" Norway Alan Walker 2016[12]
"Galway Girl" United Kingdom Ed Sheeran 2017[13]
"Get Lucky" France (United States) Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams 2013[8]
"Give Me Everything" United States (Netherlands) Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer 2011[5]
"Good Feeling" United States Flo Rida 2011[12]
"Hall of Fame" Republic of Ireland (United States) The Script featuring will.i.am 2012[8]
"Hey, Soul Sister" United States Train 2010[8]
"I Knew You Were Trouble" United States Taylor Swift 2012[7]
"I Love It" Sweden (United Kingdom) Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX 2013[12]
"It Girl" United States Jason Derulo 2011[6]
"Lego House" United Kingdom Ed Sheeran 2012[10]
"Little Talks" Iceland Of Monsters and Men 2012[9]
"Love Yourself" Canada Justin Bieber 2016[10]
"OMG" United States Usher featuring will.i.am 2010[12]
"One Dance" Canada (Nigeria) (United Kingdom) Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla 2016[11]
"Paradise" United Kingdom Coldplay 2012[7]
"Price Tag" United Kingdom (United States) Jessie J featuring B.o.B 2011[9]
"Poker Face" United States Lady Gaga 2008[3]
"Pumped Up Kicks" United States Foster The People 2012[7]
"Raise Your Glass" United States Pink 2010[12]
"S&M" Barbados Rihanna 2011[9]
"Same Love" United States Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert 2013[12]
"Scream & Shout" United States will.i.am featuring Britney Spears 2012[7]
"Shallow" United States Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper 2019[13]
"Shotgun" United Kingdom George Ezra 2018[12]
"Shut Up & Dance" United States Walk the Moon 2015[11]
"Silence" United States Marshmello featuring Khalid 2017[12]
"So What" United States Pink 2008[12]
"Some Nights" United States Fun 2012[12]
"Super Bass" United States Nicki Minaj 2011[6]
"Take Me to Church" Republic of Ireland Hozier 2014[10]
"Teenage Dream" United States Katy Perry 2010[7]
"The Horses" Australia Daryl Braithwaite 1991[12]
"Thunder" United States Imagine Dragons 2017[12]
"Unforgettable" Morocco (United States) French Montana featuring Swae Lee 2017[12]
"We Are Young" United States Fun featuring Janelle Monáe 2012[12]
"When I Was Your Man" United States Bruno Mars 2013[12]
"Wide Awake" United States Katy Perry 2012[7]
"Work from Home" United States Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla Sign 2016[11]
"Young Dumb & Broke" United States Khalid 2017[12]

Note: songs released by non-Australian acts with Australian acts as featured artists are not classified as Australian songs by ARIA.[15]

Entries by artist[edit]

The following table shows artists who have achieved two or more best-selling songs in Australia. The figures include both main artists and featured artists.

Entries Artist Country of origin Songs
7 Ed Sheeran  UK "Castle on the Hill", "Galway Girl", "Lego House", "Perfect", "Shape of You", "The A Team", "Thinking Out Loud"
6 Rihanna  BAR "Diamonds", "Love the Way You Lie", "Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M", "This Is What You Came For", "We Found Love"
5 Bruno Mars  USA "Grenade", "Just the Way You Are", "Locked Out of Heaven", "Uptown Funk", "When I Was Your Man"
Katy Perry "California Gurls", "Firework", "Roar", "Teenage Dream", "Wide Awake"
4 Justin Bieber  CAN "Cold Water", "Despacito", "Love Yourself", "Sorry"
3 Adele  UK "Hello", "Rolling in the Deep", "Someone like You"
The Chainsmokers  USA "Closer", "Don't Let Me Down", "Something Just like This"
Flo Rida "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold Us", "Same Love", "Thrift Shop"
Nate Ruess (includes songs as part of Fun) "Just Give Me a Reason", "Some Nights", "We Are Young"
Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines", "Get Lucky", "Happy"
Pink "Just Give Me a Reason", "Raise Your Glass", "So What"
Pitbull "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love", "Give Me Everything", "Timber"
Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble", "Love Story", "Shake It Off"
will.i.am "Hall of Fame", "OMG", "Scream & Shout"
2 Calvin Harris  UK "This Is What You Came For", "We Found Love"
Camila Cabello (includes songs as part of Fifth Harmony)  CUB "Havana", "Work from Home"
Coldplay  UK "Paradise", "Something Just like This"
Eminem  USA "Lose Yourself", "Love the Way You Lie"
Fun "Some Nights", "We Are Young"
Jason Derulo "In My Head", "It Girl"
Kesha "Tik Tok", "Timber"
Khalid "Silence", "Young Dumb & Broke"
LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem", "Sexy and I Know It"
Nicki Minaj "Starships", "Super Bass"
Usher "OMG", "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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