List of number-one singles of 2012 (Australia)

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Flo Rida earned his third and fourth number-one single when "Wild Ones" and "Whistle" both topped the ARIA Singles Chart. "Whistle" was the longest-running number-one single of 2012, having topped the chart for eight weeks.[1]
Guy Sebastian earned his sixth number-one single when "Battle Scars" topped the ARIA Singles Chart for six consecutive weeks. He is the only Australian male artist in the chart's history to achieve six number-one singles.[2]
Psy's "Gangnam Style" topped the ARIA Singles Chart for six consecutive weeks, becoming his first number-one single on the chart.[3]
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" topped the ARIA Singles Chart for five consecutive weeks, becoming her first number-one single on the chart.[4]
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" topped the ARIA Singles Chart for five consecutive weeks, becoming their first number-one single on the chart.[5]

The ARIA Singles Chart ranks the best-performing singles in Australia. Its data, published by the Australian Recording Industry Association, is based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales.[6] In 2012, seventeen singles claimed the top spot, including LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It", which started its peak position in late 2011. Seventeen acts achieved their first number-one single in Australia, either as a lead or featured artist: Foster the People, Sia, Gym Class Heroes, Neon Hitch, Fun, Janelle Monáe, Carly Rae Jepsen, Karise Eden, Justice Crew, Lupe Fiasco, Psy, Swedish House Mafia, John Martin, Samantha Jade, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Wanz.[7]

Fun and Flo Rida earned two number-one songs during the year. Flo Rida's "Whistle" was the longest-running number-one single of 2012, having topped the ARIA Singles Chart for eight weeks.[1] Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" each topped the chart for five consecutive weeks, while Flo Rida's "Wild Ones", Psy's "Gangnam Style" and Guy Sebastian's "Battle Scars" all stayed at number one for six consecutive weeks. Sebastian is the only Australian male artist in the chart's history to achieve six number-one singles.[2]

Chart history[edit]

Date Song Artist(s) Ref.
2 January "Sexy and I Know It" LMFAO [8]
9 January
16 January "Pumped Up Kicks" Foster the People [9]
23 January "Wild Ones" Flo Rida featuring Sia [10]
30 January
6 February
13 February
20 February
27 February
5 March "Ass Back Home" Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch [11]
12 March "We Are Young" Fun featuring Janelle Monáe [12]
19 March
26 March
2 April "Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen [4]
9 April
16 April
23 April
30 April
7 May "Whistle" Flo Rida [1]
14 May
21 May
28 May
4 June
11 June
18 June
25 June "Stay with Me Baby" Karise Eden [13]
2 July "Whistle" Flo Rida [1]
9 July "Shout It Out" Reece Mastin [14]
16 July "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" Pink [15]
23 July "Some Nights" Fun [16]
30 July
6 August "Boom Boom" Justice Crew [17]
13 August
20 August "Battle Scars" Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco [18]
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September
24 September
1 October "Gangnam Style" Psy [3]
8 October
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
12 November "Don't You Worry Child" Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin [19]
19 November
26 November "What You've Done to Me" Samantha Jade [20]
3 December "Thrift Shop" Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz [5]
10 December
17 December
24 December
31 December

Number-one artists[edit]

Position Country Artist Weeks at No. 1
1  USA Flo Rida 14
2  AUS Sia (as featuring) 6
2  AUS Guy Sebastian 6
2  USA Lupe Fiasco 6
2  KOR Psy 6
3  CAN Carly Rae Jepsen 5
3  USA Fun 5
3  USA Macklemore 5
3  USA Ryan Lewis 5
3  USA Wanz (as featuring) 5
4  USA Janelle Monáe (as featuring) 3
5  USA LMFAO 2
5  AUS Justice Crew 2
5  SWE Swedish House Mafia 2
5  SWE John Martin (as featuring) 2
6  USA Foster the People 1
6  USA Gym Class Heroes 1
6  UK Neon Hitch (as featuring) 1
6  AUS Karise Eden 1
6  AUS Reece Mastin 1
6  USA Pink 1
6  AUS Samantha Jade 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Flo Rida – Whistle". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (2012-08-19). "Guy Sebastian Equals Abba For Number 1 Hits In Australia". Noise11. Noise Network. Archived from the original on 2012-11-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Psy – Gangnam Style". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  4. ^ a b "Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  5. ^ a b "Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  6. ^ "How are the ARIA Charts prepared each week?". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  7. ^ List of artists who have achieved their first number-one single in Australia:
  8. ^ "LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  9. ^ "Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  10. ^ "Flo Rida feat. Sia – Wild Ones". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  11. ^ "Gym Class Heroes feat. Neon Hitch – Ass Back Home". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  12. ^ "Fun feat. Janelle Monáe – We Are Young". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  13. ^ "Karise Eden – Stay With Me Baby". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  14. ^ "Reece Mastin – Shout It Out". australian-charts.com. Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  15. ^ "Pink – Blow Me (One Last Kiss)". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  16. ^ "Fun – Some Nights". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  17. ^ "Justice Crew – Boom Boom". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  18. ^ "Guy Sebastian feat. Lupe Fiasco – Battle Scars". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  19. ^ "Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don't You Worry Child". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  20. ^ "Samantha Jade – What You've Done to Me". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-12-02.