List of number-one singles of 2014 (Australia)

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Pharrell Williams' "Happy" is the longest-running number-one single of 2014, having topped the ARIA Singles Chart for twelve weeks.[1]

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.[2] As of December 2014, fourteen singles have claimed the top spot. Eight acts have achieved their first number-one single in Australia: A Great Big World, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sheppard, Ed Sheeran, The Madden Brothers, Paloma Faith, Meghan Trainor and Mark Ronson.[3] 5 Seconds of Summer, Sheppard, Justice Crew and The Veronicas are the Australian artists that have achieved a number-one single in 2014.

Sheeran has had two number-one singles during the year for "Sing" and "Thinking Out Loud". Taylor Swift has also earned two number-one singles during the year for "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space". Pharrell Williams' "Happy" is the longest-running number-one single of 2014, having topped the ARIA Singles Chart for twelve weeks. Justice Crew's "Que Sera" is the second longest-running number-one single, with nine consecutive weeks at the top spot. Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" stayed at number one for five consecutive weeks, while Trainor's "All About That Bass" topped the chart for four weeks. Sheppard's "Geronimo", Swift's "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space", and The Veronicas' "You Ruin Me" have each spent three consecutive weeks at the number one spot.

Chart history[edit]

Justice Crew's "Que Sera" is the second longest-running number-one single of 2014, having topped the ARIA Singles Chart for nine consecutive weeks.[4]
Sheppard earned their first number-one single with "Geronimo", which topped the ARIA Singles Chart for three consecutive weeks.[5]
The Veronicas' "You Ruin Me" topped the ARIA Singles Chart for three consecutive weeks and became their second number-one single.[6]
Ed Sheeran achieved two number-one singles during the year for "Sing"[7] and "Thinking Out Loud".[8]
Taylor Swift achieved two number-one singles during the year for "Shake It Off"[9] and "Blank Space".[10]
Date Song Artist(s) Ref.
6 January "Happy" Pharrell Williams [1]
13 January
20 January
27 January
3 February
10 February "Say Something" A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera [11]
17 February "Happy" Pharrell Williams [1]
24 February
3 March
10 March
17 March
24 March
31 March "She Looks So Perfect" 5 Seconds of Summer [12]
7 April "Happy" Pharrell Williams [1]
14 April "Geronimo" Sheppard [5]
21 April
28 April
5 May "Sing" Ed Sheeran [7]
12 May "Que Sera" Justice Crew [4]
19 May
26 May
2 June
9 June
16 June
23 June
30 June
7 July
14 July "We Are Done" The Madden Brothers [13]
21 July
28 July "Only Love Can Hurt Like This" Paloma Faith [14]
4 August
11 August "All About That Bass" Meghan Trainor [15]
18 August
25 August
1 September "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift [9]
8 September
15 September
22 September "All About That Bass" Meghan Trainor [15]
29 September "You Ruin Me" The Veronicas [6]
6 October
13 October
20 October "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran [8]
27 October
3 November
10 November
17 November
24 November "Blank Space" Taylor Swift [10]
1 December
8 December
15 December "Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars [16]
22 December

Number-one artists[edit]

Position Country Artist Weeks at No. 1
1  USA Pharrell Williams 12
2  AUS Justice Crew 9
3  UK Ed Sheeran 6
3  USA Taylor Swift 6
4  USA Meghan Trainor 4
5  AUS Sheppard 3
5  AUS The Veronicas 3
6  USA The Madden Brothers 2
6  UK Paloma Faith 2
6  UK Mark Ronson 2
6  USA Bruno Mars (as featuring) 2
7  USA A Great Big World 1
7  USA Christina Aguilera 1
7  AUS 5 Seconds of Summer 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Pharrell Williams – Happy". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "How are the ARIA Charts prepared each week?". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ List of artists who have achieved their first number-one single in Australia:
  4. ^ a b "Justice Crew – Que Sera". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Sheppard – Geronimo". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "The Veronicas – You Ruin Me". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Ed Sheeran – Sing". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Taylor Swift – Shake It Off". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Taylor Swift – Blank Space". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera – Say Something". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "5 Seconds of Summer – She Looks So Perfect". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "The Madden Brothers – We Are Done". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles Chart". ARIA Charts. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014.