Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ has broken a huge record, previously held by superstar Lady Gaga.
The singer’s ukulele-driven debut single, released in April 2013, has become the longest-charting song in ARIA history, having been in the top 100 for an incredible 107 consecutive weeks.
The record was previously held by Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’, which remained in the charts for 106 weeks, followed by the Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Gotta Feeling’ with 105 weeks.
‘Riptide’ has sold over 350,000 copies around the country – an amazing achievement, especially considering the fact that it cost just $700 to record.
Vance Joy told news.com.au, “It’s so nice to think you have longevity in your music.
“107 weeks is a long time… Things can come and go real quickly. It’s cool to have something that has stuck around. You want your songs to last the test of time. No one knew about me before I put ‘Riptide’ out, so I have a lot to thank that song for.”
The Melbourne-based singer is traveling with Taylor Swift worldwide this year on her 1989 world tour, which hits Australia in December.
He recently posted a cover of Swift’s song ‘I Know Places’, which the worldwide superstar immediately shared to Twitter, calling it her favourite cover yet.
There have been so many amazing covers of 1989 songs… I’m going to be bold enough to say this one is my favorite. http://t.co/JiJhpvpRup
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 5, 2015