According to the Australian Recording Industry Association, Sheeran’s Shape of You sold the most copies of any single in Australia between 2010 and 2019.
Sheeran’s success was followed by Gotye’s smash hit Somebody That I Used to Know.
The top 5 singles of the 2010’s was rounded out by Happy (Pharrell), Party Rock (LMFAO) & Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars).
The ARIA end of year and end of decade charts are as follows:
Top 5 singles for 2019
|1||OLD TOWN ROAD||Lil Nas X|
|2||DANCE MONKEY||Tones and I|
|3||BAD GUY||Billie Eilish|
|4||SUNFLOWER||Post Malone & Swae Lee|
|5||SOMEONE YOU LOVED||Lewis Capaldi|
Top 5 Albums for 2019
|1||WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?||Billie Eilish|
|2||NO.6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT||Ed Sheeran|
|3||HURTS 2B HUMAN||P!nk|
|4||A STAR IS BORN||Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper|
|5||BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)||Queen|
Top 5 singles for the decade
|1||SHAPE OF YOU||Ed Sheeran|
|2||SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW||Gotye Feat. Kimbra|
|3||UPTOWN FUNK||Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars|
|4||PARTY ROCK ANTHEM||LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennet & GoonRock|
Top 5 Albums for the decade
When it came to albums during the 2010s, Australian music lovers had a slightly different taste. Adele’s 21 was the bestselling album of the decade, followed by Michael Buble’s Christmas.
On the Australian front, INXS’s The Very Best was the most popular of the decade!
ARIA’s chief executive, Dan Rosen, said, “The albums and singles in these ARIA charts will be remembered as the soundtrack to a generation and I thank and congratulate all the artists involved for shaping our decade.”
This article was originally published by Brisbane Times.