Best Australian singles of the decade

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Best from the 2010s, regardless of whether they charted or not.

Might be calling it a bit early, but enjoy!


15. Chameleon - Pnau


14. Fishing for Fishies - King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard



13. Subways - The Avalanches


12. Stay With Me - Hatchie


11. Freefallin' - Zoe Badwi
 
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10. Sleep Drifter - King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard


9. Raining Glitter - Kylie Minogue


8. Off White Limousine - Client Liaison


7. My Heart Is a Wheel - M
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6. Let it Happen - Tame Impala
 
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5. If I Was a Folkstar - The Avalanches


4. Dumb - Alpine


3. Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye feat. Kimbra


2. Unconditional - Touch Sensitive feat. Kitten (Chloe Chaidez)


1. Konichiwa - Donny Benet


Please fire away with your own faves!
 
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Gang of Youths and Courtney Barnett have had a few good singles, agreed. I can definitely see Somebody That I Used to Know and Let it Happen getting the consensus plaudits.

I like The Beths, but they are Kiwi, so can't be considered.

Also fond of Vanessa Amorosi's Mr Mysterious. Vance Joy's Riptide was also well-liked for a song of that type. Both went top 10 in the charts.
 
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Underrated (unheard of?) band of the 2010s is Jinja Safari. Toothless Grin was probably their best known song but lots of catchy pop tunes on all four of their albums.
 

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Let's give some kudos to Tame Impala, Feels Like I Only Go backwards has nearly 100 million views and has aged really well. One of the best singles of all time, not just from an Australian band.

 

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To me, Tame are a nice band, especially when jammy and druggy (e.g. Desire Be, Desire Go, New Person, Same Old Mistakes, etc.), but Let It Happen is their great moment. The shorter, more overtly derivative singles are only mildly diverting to me. I think Elephant is a wee bit better than FLWOGB.
 
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Pretty sure this should be in the top 10. If you've got over 300 million hits on youtube you've connected with people.


 

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Pretty sure this should be in the top 10. If you've got over 300 million hits on youtube you've connected with people.


It was close, like top 20 for me, just lacks a little remarkability. It has already been mentioned in this thread. The only better Aussie ARIA top 10 hits this decade for mine were Somebody that I Used to Know, Frefallin & Chameleon (shout out to a few others like Bayini, Mr. Mysterious, Who's that girl, I Love It, In My Blood, etc.).
 

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It was close, like top 20 for me, just lacks a little remarkability. It has already been mentioned in this thread. The only better Aussie ARIA top 10 hits this decade for mine were Somebody that I Used to Know, Frefallin & Chameleon (shout out to a few others like Bayini, Mr. Mysterious, Who's that girl, I Love It, In My Blood, etc.).
I think for any Aussie artists to come from nowhere and have internationally recognised tune means a songs got enough about it to say it has got something remarkable about it.

I'd have Goyte #1 for those very reasons just stated above alone.
 

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I think for any Aussie artists to come from nowhere and have internationally recognised tune means a songs got enough about it to say it has got something remarkable about it.

I'd have Goyte #1 for those very reasons just stated above alone.
It certainly deserves consideration, although can't be the only metric. For instance, Iggy Azalea in 2014 alone had 3 singles which went 7x, 4x & 6x platinum in the US. Doesn't make them good.
 

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It certainly deserves consideration, although can't be the only metric. For instance, Iggy Azalea in 2014 alone had 3 singles which went 7x, 4x & 6x platinum in the US. Doesn't make them good.
Indeed, but those sales are driven by a style/genre.

I think Riptide is just a good song that can appeal to a wider cross section of people.
 

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Best 10 Australian singles from this decade for mine...

1. Tame Impala - Let It Happen
2. Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
3. Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener
4. Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better
5. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - People-Vultures
6. Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best
7. Tame Impala - Mind Mischief
8. Flight Facilities - Clair De Lune
9. Grinderman - Palaces of Montezuma
10. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Talking Straight

Plenty of Tame Impala there for good reason - they dominated this decade
 

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1. Tame Impala - Let It Happen
2. Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
3. Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener
4. Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better
5. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - People-Vultures
6. Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best
7. Tame Impala - Mind Mischief
8. Flight Facilities - Clair De Lune
9. Grinderman - Palaces of Montezuma
10. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Talking Straight
I wonder what your favourite band is ;)
 
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