Aussies Impact 2014 ARIA Charts

Local acts alongside international stars atop ARIA best sellers.

Robert Whiteby Robert White

Home grown Australian acts muscled their way into the ARIA chart’s best-selling list of singles and albums of 2014, competing locally with some of the biggest names in international music.

The huge success of single ‘Geronimo’ from Brisbane’s Sheppard helped the band soar to No.4 on the ARIA’s list of best-selling singles of 2014, being trumped only by Pharrell’s ‘Happy’, Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’.

Fellow Aussie acts Justice Crew and Sia ranked fifth and sixth, with ‘Que Sera’ and ‘Chandelier’ respectively, while Iggy Azalea and 5 Seconds Of Summer also polled in the top 20.

Australians flocked to pick up Ed Sheeran’s album X as the top selling album of the year ahead of Taylor Swift’s 1989 and the Frozen soundtrack, while local releases from INXS, Hilltop Hoods, Human Nature, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Chet Faker, AC/DC and Jimmy Barnes also cracked the top 20.

Check out the full list of best-selling singles and albums below.

Earlier in the week triple j announced its list of most played tracks in 2014, featuring Peking Duk, Sticky Fingers, The Presets, Art Vs Science, Violent Soho, The Preatures and many more.

Check out the full report at MusicFeeds.com.au.

The 20 Best-Selling Singles Of 2014

1. Pharrell Williams – Happy
2. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
3. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
4. Sheppard – Geronimo
5. Justice Crew – Que Sera
6. Sia – Chandelier
7. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
8. Sam Smith – Stay With Me
9. Timmy Trumpet ft. Savage – Freaks
10. G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
11. John Legend – All Of Me
12. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – Fancy
13. A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera – Say Something
14. Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – Rather Be
15. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance
16. Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong?
17. Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
18. Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – Problem
19. George Ezra – Budapest
20. 5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect

The 20 Best-Selling Albums Of 2014

1. Ed Sheeran – x
2. Taylor Swift – 1989
3. OST – Frozen
4. INXS – The Very Best
5. Coldplay – Ghost Stories
6. Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
7. Katy Perry – Prism
8. Michael Bublé – Christmas
9. Hilltop Hoods – Walking Under Stars
10. Human Nature – Jukebox
11. 5 Seconds Of Summer – 5 Seconds Of Summer
12. Chet Faker – Built On Glass
13. AC/DC – Rock Or Bust
14. One Direction – Four
15. Lorde – Pure Heroine
16. Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
17. Barbra Streisand – Partners
18. Pharrell Williams – G I R L
19. Jimmy Barnes – 30:30 Hindsight
20. Arctic Monkeys – AM

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