Australian artists fly high in the mid-year ARIA charts with Sheppard, Justice Crew and Sia all in the top ten singles charts and INXS topping the albums.
Aussie artists have fared well in the ARIA mid-year charts, with INXS taking the No.1 spot on the top 100 album charts so far.
In total, 24 singles and 35 albums in the ARIA top 100 mid-year charts were from Australian artists. Last year, 13 singles and 27 albums by Australian artists appeared on the Top 100 chart.
Pharrell Williams had the top single with his infectious song, Happy, but Brisbane band Sheppard were at No.3 with their song Geronimo.
Justice Crew, who made Australian music history with a nine-week consecutive run at No.1 for song Que Sera, were at No.5 in the mid-year singles charts.
Sia’s hit Chandelier also made it into the top ten, hitting the No.8 spot.
There was renewed interest in INXS this year with the release of the Seven Network’s TV mini-series Never Tear Us Apart. Helped, no doubt, by the buzz from the TV series, the band’s greatest hits album, The Very Best, sat at the top of the album charts for seven non-consecutive weeks, making it the top-selling album so far this year.
Australian artists were also No.1 in the singles chart for 12 out of 26 weeks, and No.1 in the album chart for 11 weeks.
ARIA MID-YEAR TOP TEN SINGLES:
1. Happy – Pharrell Williams
2. Say Something – A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera
3. Geronimo – Sheppard
4. Rather Be – Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
5. Que Sera – Justice Crew
6. Swing – Joel Fletcher featuring Savage
7. All Of Me – John Legend
8. Chandelier – Sia
9. Free – Rudimental featuring Emeli Sande and Nas
10. She Looks So Perfect – 5 Seconds of Summer
ARIA MID-YEAR TOP TEN ALBUMS:
1. The Very Best – INXS
2. Frozen – Soundtrack
3. Ghost Stories – Coldplay
4. PRISM – Katy Perry
5. G I R L – Pharrell Williams
6. Pure Heroine – Lorde
7. True – Avicii
8. If You Wait – London Grammar
9. AM – Arctic Monkeys
10. High Hopes – Bruce Springsteen