List of best-selling singles of the 2000s (Australia)

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Guy Sebastian's single "Angels Brought Me Here" is the best selling single of the 2000s.

The highest-selling singles in Australia are ranked in the Australian Recording Industry Association singles chart, also known as the ARIA Charts, published by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The data are compiled from a sample that includes music stores, music departments at electronics and department stores and Internet sales, in other words, both digital as well as CD sales.[1]

In January 2010, the Australian Recording Industry Association released a chart with the highest selling singles of the previous decade, using data from all 520 ARIA singles charts from 1 January 2000, to 31 December 2009.

The winner of the first series of Australian Idol, Guy Sebastian, had the highest selling single of the decade, "Angels Brought Me Here". Angels Brought Me Here reached number one on the ARIA singles chart on 1 December 2003, and remained there for 3 weeks. It was followed by "The Prayer" by Anthony Callea, who was the runner up of Australian Idol second season. It reached number one, and remained there for 5 weeks.

All but 23 of the 100 songs that made the end of decade chart reached number one during the decade.

Top 100[edit]

Position Song title Artist Artist
nationality
Year Peak
1 "Angels Brought Me Here" Guy Sebastian
Australia
2003 1
2 "The Prayer" Anthony Callea
Australia
2005 1
3 "I Gotta Feeling" The Black Eyed Peas
USA
2009 1
4 "Poker Face" Lady Gaga
USA
2008 1
5 "What About Me" Shannon Noll
Australia
2004 1
6 "So What" Pink
USA
2008 1
7 "Lose Yourself" Eminem
USA
2002 1
8 "Sexy Bitch" David Guetta featuring Akon
France USA
2009 1
9 "Sex on Fire" Kings of Leon
USA
2008 1
10 "Love Story" Taylor Swift
USA
2009 1
11 "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" Las Ketchup
Spain
2002 1
12 "Just Dance" Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis
USA
2008 1
13 "Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain
USA
2008 1
14 "Boom Boom Pow" The Black Eyed Peas
USA
2009 1
15 "I'm Yours" Jason Mraz
USA
2008 3
16 "Without Me" Eminem
USA
2002 1
17 "Teenage Dirtbag" Wheatus
USA
2000 1
18 "Right Round" Flo Rida featuring Kesha
USA
2009 1
19 "Born to Try" Delta Goodrem
Australia
2003 1
20 "Dilemma" Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
USA
2002 1
21 "Whenever, Wherever" Shakira
Columbia
2000 1
22 "I Kissed a Girl" Katy Perry
USA
2008 1
23 "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis
UK
2008 1
24 "Shut Up" The Black Eyed Peas
USA
2003 1
25 "Apologize" Timbaland presents OneRepublic
USA
2007 1
26 "All Summer Long" Kid Rock
USA
2008 1
27 "Use Somebody" Kings of Leon
USA
2008 1
28 "Sweet About Me" Gabriella Cilmi
Australia
2008 1
29 "Like It Like That" Guy Sebastian
Australia
2009 1
30 "Hot n Cold" Katy Perry
USA
2008 4
31 "Don't Cha" Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes
USA
2005 1
32 "Halo" Beyoncé
USA
2009 3
33 "I'm Outta Love" Anastacia
USA
2000 1
34 "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" Sandi Thom
UK
2006 1
35 "Where Is the Love?" The Black Eyed Peas
USA
2003 1
36 "A Little Less Conversation" Elvis vs. JLX
USA Netherlands
2002 1
37 "No Air" Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
USA
2008 1
38 "Shake It" Metro Station
USA
2008 2
39 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé
USA
2009 5
40 "Meet Me Halfway" The Black Eyed Peas
USA
2009 1
41 "Left Outside Alone" Anastacia
USA
2004 1
42 "Tik Tok" Kesha
USA
2009 1
43 "Predictable" Delta Goodrem
Australia
2003 1
44 "Big Girls Don't Cry" Fergie
USA
2007 1
45 "Hero" Enrique Iglesias
Spain
2002 1
46 "Can't Fight the Moonlight" LeAnn Rimes
USA
2001 1
47 "These Kids" Joel Turner and the Modern Day Poets
Australia
2004 1
48 "Smooth Criminal" Alien Ant Farm
USA
2001 1
49 "Lonely" Akon
USA
2005 1
50 "Say My Name" Destiny's Child
USA
2000 1
51 "Black Betty" Spiderbait
Australia
2004 1
52 "Axel F" Crazy Frog
Sweden
2005 1
53 "When I Grow Up" Pussycat Dolls
USA
2008 1
54 "Get Shaky" The Ian Carey Project
USA
2009 3
55 "In da Club" 50 Cent
USA
2003 1
56 "Freestyler" Bomfunk MC's
Finland
2000 1
57 "The Last Day on Earth" Kate Miller-Heidke
Australia
2009 3
58 "Can't Get You Out of My Head" Kylie Minogue
Australia
2001 1
59 "Bring Me to Life" Evanescence
USA
2003 1
60 "Don't Stop the Music" Rihanna
Barbados
2008 1
61 "You Found Me" The Fray
USA
2009 1
62 "It Wasn't Me" Shaggy featuring Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent
Jamaica UK
2001 1
63 "SexyBack" Justin Timberlake
USA
2004 1
64 "Angel" Shaggy
Jamaica
2001 1
65 "Over and Over (Nelly song)" Nelly featuring Tim McGraw
USA
2005 1
66 "Girlfriend" Avril Lavigne
Canada
2007 1
67 "Umbrella" Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
Barbados USA
2007 1
68 "How You Remind Me" Nickelback
Canada
2001 2
69 "Lost Without You" Delta Goodrem
Australia
2003 1
70 "A Thousand Miles" Vanessa Carlton
USA
2002 1
71 "Viva la Vida" Coldplay
UK
2008 2
72 "Forever" Chris Brown
USA
2008 7
73 "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" A.R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger
India USA
2009 1
74 "Hey Ya!" Outkast
USA
2004 1
75 "What You Waiting For?" Gwen Stefani
USA
2004 1
76 "Gives You Hell" The All-American Rejects
USA
2009 3
77 "4 Minutes" Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
USA
2008 1
78 "Paparazzi" Lady Gaga
USA
2009 2
79 "Untouched" The Veronicas
Australia
2008 2
80 "Hanging by a Moment" Lifehouse
USA
2001 1
81 "Live Your Life" T.I. featuring Rihanna
USA Barbados
2009 3
82 "The Way I Are" Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson
USA
2007 1
83 "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" Spiller
Italy
2000 1
84 "The Climb" Miley Cyrus
USA
2009 5
85 "Not Pretty Enough" Kasey Chambers
Australia
2002 1
86 "Straight Lines" Silverchair
Australia
2007 1
87 "Milkshake" Kelis
USA
2004 2
88 "You Belong with Me" Taylor Swift
USA
2009 5
89 "Evacuate the Dancefloor" Cascada
Germany
2009 3
90 "Flaunt It" TV Rock featuring Seany B
Australia
2006 1
91 "Behind Blue Eyes" Limp Bizkit
USA
2004 4
92 "Complicated" Avril Lavigne
Canada
2002 1
93 "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters
UK
2006 1
94 "Stan" Eminem
USA
2001 1
95 "Bye Bye Bye" 'N Sync
USA
2000 1
96 "The Fear" Lily Allen
UK
2009 3
97 "Dream Catch Me" Newton Faulkner
UK
2008 5
98 "Switch" Will Smith
USA
2005 1
99 "Never Be the Same Again" Melanie C
UK
2000 2
100 "If I Were a Boy" Beyoncé
USA
2008 3

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