The great Country of Australia is not only rich in diversity, culture, geographical features but also its rich in music which is reflected by its embracement of all genres and styles. The country is the home to legends such as Slim Dusty, Dame Nellie Melba, Missy Higgins, Iggy Azalea and many other international artists.
When looking for the best Australian songs in 2018 we considered several factors such as the highest selling singles and albums in the Australian Music Industry, data from streaming services and retails all composed by the ARIA Charts.
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- So, here is the list of the top 10 best new Australian songs in 2017-2018.
- 10. Chameleon by Pnau
- 9. Adore by Amy Shark
- 8. Never Be Like You by Flume Feat. Kai
- 7. Call On Me – Ryan Riback Remix by Starley
- 6. Kiss Somebody by Morgan Evans
- 5. Moments by Bliss N Eso Feat. Gavin James
- 4. Lay It On Me by Vance Joy
- 3. Fake Magic by Peking Duk & AlunaGeorge
- 2. Waves by Dean Lewis
- 1. Fallin’ by Jessica Mauboy
So, here is the list of the top 10 best new Australian songs in 2017-2018.
10. Chameleon by Pnau
One of the best good-time jams you want to listen to is “Chameleon” a standout club track by the Australian dance music duo Pnau featuring the vocals of Kira Divine. The song is among Pnau album triple j’s Hottest 100, Vol. 24.the song was released on November 3, 2016 and was composed by Shakira Marshall, Sam Littlemore, Nick Littlemore & Peter Mayes. As off today the track has 3.6 million views on YouTube.
9. Adore by Amy Shark
The little-known Gold Coast, Queensland pop singer and a song writer Amy Shark came to the lime light with the release of “Adore” on August, 1 2016. The song is about being totally in love and having the courage and confidence to make a significant move on those feelings. “Adore” is the second song from her album Night Thinker-EP. Upon its release it peaked up position three on the Australian Charts and position two on Triple J Hottest 100, 2016. Today the song video which was released on YouTube in 2017 has around 3.6 million views.
8. Never Be Like You by Flume Feat. Kai
“Never Be like You” was released on 16th January 2016 by Flume featuring Kai. The song is the lead single from his album Skin. On charts “Never Be Like You’ made it to the topmost spot of ARIA Singles Chart, made it to position 2 on the RMNZ Singles Chart and also on top 10 in Belgium, United States, Sweden among other countries. On January, the song was voted to position one on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2016. As of today, the has received a number of certifications among them 6× Platinum in Australia, 2× Platinum in Canada, and United States, Gold in Germany and Silver in United Kingdom. On YouTube, the song has 77 million views
7. Call On Me – Ryan Riback Remix by Starley
“Call On Me” is a song by an Australian singer and a songwriter Starley. The song was written by Peter wadams and released on July 2016.the song is an inspiration song something that will encourage you and give you the strength to move on when you’re feeling low. On Charts, the song made it in top 10 in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Poland and on UK Singles Official Charts it debuted to position 6, and US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs position 10. It has already received 3× Platinum certification in Australia, Platinum in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, US, UK, New Zealand, and Italy. As per today the song has around 53 million views on YouTube.
6. Kiss Somebody by Morgan Evans
The upcoming country artist Morgan Evans released “kiss Somebody” on July 21, 2017. The song was written by Nashville hottest songwriters Josh Osborne, Morgan Evans & Chris DeStefano and it’s the lead single in his upcoming album. The song is all about Spontaneous romance. The song on YouTube does not have an official video but the audio has around 60,000 views.
5. Moments by Bliss N Eso Feat. Gavin James
“Moments” a track by Bliss n Eso was released on March 28, 2017. The song is the third single in their Off the Grid album 2017.the song also features Gavin James and it’s all about the best moments in the singer’s life. The song has around 877 thousand views on YouTube.
4. Lay It On Me by Vance Joy
“Lay It On Me” which was released on July 12, 2017 is the lead single of Vance Joy second studio album VJ2.the song is about being in a romantic relationship and letting your defenses down. The song video was released on 12 July 2017 and on charts “lay It on me” peaked position 31 though has made it to the 4th position and in US Alternative songs it peaked position 13.the song has around 1.2 million views on YouTube.
3. Fake Magic by Peking Duk & AlunaGeorge
The Australian electronic music duo Peking Duk and the London electronic music duo Aluna George combined efforts to produce “Fake Magic” on June 2, 2017. The song was written by Peking Duk & AlunaGeorge. Upon its release, it peaked up to position 34 on the Australian ARIA Charts and has already received Gold certification in Australia. On YouTube, so far, the song has around 600 thousand views.
2. Waves by Dean Lewis
The Australian adult alternative songwriter and a singer released his first proper single “waves” on September 30th 2016. “waves” was a huge hit in Australia and just within a few months it had already been certified platinum. On Charts, the song peaked position 12 in Australia ARIA and position 1 in Australian Artist singles. The song has been played in episode 12 of Shadowhunters, serie 2 of The Mortal Instruments and episode 4 of Riverdale. On YouTube, the song has 7.5 million views.
1. Fallin’ by Jessica Mauboy
You remember her from “The Secret Daughter”TV series Jessica Mauboy returns in the music industry with “Fallin” which has been one of the Australian biggest and best song of 2017. ”Fallin” was released on June 9 2017 and it’s an R&B track that Jessica details a story of an irresistible love that “she can’t help fallin for”. The YouTube video has around 900 thousand views.
The above are the best and most recent top 10 best Australian songs 2017-2018. If you’re in Australia or any other part of the world and you have a thing about Australia then why don’t you try first listen to what the locals enjoy most in their charts.