Category:ARIA Award-winning songs
Pages in category "ARIA Award-winning songs"
The following 100 pages are in this category, out of 100 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 100 pages are in this category, out of 100 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Australian Recording Industry Association – It oversees the collection, administration and distribution of music licenses and royalties. The association has more than 100 members, including small labels typically run by one to five people, medium size organisations, ARIA is administered by a Board of Directors comprising senior executives from record companies, both large and small. As of October 2010, the directors were Denis Handlin, George Ash, Mark Poston, Sebastian Chase, David Vodica, in 1956, the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers was formed by Australias major record companies. It later included smaller record companies representing independent acts/labels and has over 100 members, by 1997, the six major labels provided 90% of all recordings made in Australia. ARIA is administered by a Board of Directors comprising senior executives from record companies, as of October 2010, the directors were Denis Handlin, George Ash, Mark Poston, Sebastian Chase, David Vodica and Tony Harlow. Australian TV pop music show Countdown presented its own awards ceremony, Countdown Music and Video Awards. ARIA provided peer voting for awards, while Countdown provided coupons in the related Countdown Magazine for viewers to vote for populist awards. At the 1985 Countdown awards ceremony, held on 14 April 1986, fans of INXS and Uncanny X-Men scuffled during the broadcast and as a result ARIA decided to hold their own awards. Since 2 March 1987, ARIA administered its own entirely peer-voted ARIA Music Awards, to recognise excellence, initially included in the same awards ceremonies, it established the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988 and has held separate annual ceremonies since 2005. The ARIA Hall of Fame honours Australian musicians achievements have had a significant impact in Australia or around the world, in February 2004, the Australian Record Industry Association announced its own legal action against Kazaa, alleging massive copyright breaches. The trial began on 29 November 2004, on 6 February 2005, the homes of two Sharman Networks executives and the offices of Sharman Networks in Australia were raided under a court order by ARIA to gather evidence for the trial. In 2006, ARIA formed sponsorship deals with Motorola and Nova and changed the appearance, Motorola took naming-rights sponsorship seeing the charts referred to in the media as the Motorola ARIA Charts. ARIA, have commented that as part of the same marketing printed charts would be reintroduced into media retailing shops, as part of the deal Nova began broadcasting the charted singles in reverse order on a Sunday afternoon show before it was released on the ARIA charts website. The ARIA Charts is the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association, the charts are a record of the highest selling singles and albums in various genres. All charts are compiled from data of both physical and digital sales from retailers in Australia, the ARIA No.1 Chart Awards were established in 2002 to recognise Australian recording artists, who reached number one on the ARIA albums, singles and music DVDs charts. The ARIA Music Awards is a series of awards nights celebrating the Australian music industry. This criticism is stauncher in Australia due to the absence of an equivalent Digital Millennium Copyright Act or state crimes acts which clearly establish copyright infringement as a crime, in February 2004, the Australian Record Industry Association took legal action against Kazaa, alleging massive copyright breaches. The trial began on 29 November 2004, on 6 February 2005, the homes of two Sharman Networks executives and the offices of Sharman Networks in Australia were raided under a court order by ARIA to gather evidence for the trial
2. ARIA Music Awards – The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards is an annual series of awards nights celebrating the Australian music industry, put on by the Australian Recording Industry Association. For 2010, ARIA introduced public voted awards for the first time,31 to No.5 in the ARIA Charts, its highest position. It later included smaller record companies representing independent acts/labels and has over 100 members, ARIA provided peer voting for some awards, while Countdown provided coupons in the related Countdown Magazine for viewers to vote for populist awards. At the 1985 Countdown awards ceremony, held on 14 April 1986, fans of INXS and Uncanny X-Men scuffled during the broadcast, the ARIA Hall of Fame honours Australian musicians achievements have had a significant impact in Australia or around the world. The first ceremony, in 1987, featured Elton John as the compere and was held at the Sheraton Wentworth Hotel, there were no live performances at the early ARIAs, music for both walk on/walk off was supplied by a nightclub dj, Rick Powell. All subsequent ceremonies were held in Sydney except the 1992 event at World Congress Centre, for 2010, ARIA introduced public voted awards for the first time. 31 to No.5 in the ARIA Charts, its highest position, the first televised ARIA Awards ceremony occurred in 1992, all subsequent ceremonies were televised. They were broadcast on Network Ten from 2002 to 2008 and returned in 2010, nine Network aired the ceremony on 26 November 2009, its digital channel, GO. aired the 2011 ARIA Music Awards on 27 November 2011. At the 1988 ceremony a fracas developed between band manager, Gary Morris, accepting awards for Midnight Oil, and former Countdown compere, Ian Molly Meldrum and they conflicted over visiting United Kingdom artist, Bryan Ferry, who had also presented an award. Morris objected to Ferrys presence and insulted him, Meldrum defended Ferry, in 1995 electronic music group, Itch-E and Scratch-E, won the inaugural award for Best Dance Release for their single, Sweetness and Light. Band member, Paul Mac thanked Sydneys ecstasy dealers for their help, one of the sponsors of the awards, that year, was the National Drug Offensive. In 2005 Mac explained that he did not expect to win and his speech was bleeped for the TV broadcast. Network Ten disputed the finding, however their basis for defence was criticised by Media Watch, there never seems to be enough reference or homage paid to great Aussie pop and rock trailblazers who made and continue to make Australian music what it is today. To be eligible, a release must be available within the specified period for a given year. Material must be previously unrecorded, thus ruling out most live albums, a recording can be nominated within multiple categories, but only one genre category. Re-released recordings are not eligible and compilations are not eligible, Artists must either be Australian citizens, or have applied for or attained permanent resident status and have resided in Australia for at least six months within the specified period. For bands, at least half the members of the group must meet this requirement, if a recording refers to both an individual and a band, it must be nominated only the basis of the individual or the band, not mixed or both. Some categories have further requirements as specified below, Album/Single of the Year, Best Rock Album, Recording must be directed toward Contemporary Rock, Modern Rock and Active Rock formats
3. Angels Brought Me Here – Angels Brought Me Here is a pop song performed by Australian singer Guy Sebastian. It was released in Australia on 24 November 2003 as the single from his debut album Just as I Am. The song was written by Jörgen Elofsson and John Reid for Network Tens TV talent competition, recorded versions were made for both grand finalists, Sebastian and Shannon Noll, with only Sebastians version officially released by BMG. On 22 November the promotional video had premiered on the same networks Video Hits – produced by Australian Idols Stephen Tate and directed by its musical director, Angels Brought Me Here peaked at number-one on the ARIA Singles Chart. It was the first of 12 top ten and six singles for Sebastian in Australia. Angels Brought Me Heres first week sales were at the time the highest one weeks sales on record for both an Australian artist and a debut artist and it currently still has the second highest one week sales for an Australian artist single. The song was certified as four times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association, in January 2010 Angels Brought Me Here was announced as the highest selling single of the decade. Until 2011 the song held the record as the highest selling Australian artist single in Australian chart history, Angels Brought Me Here was also popular in New Zealand, topping the RIANZ Singles Chart and achieving platinum certification. Bermingham published Sebastians official biography, Angels Brought Me Here, both contestants were recorded and had their versions pressed by BMG, ready for the winners version to be released immediately after the competition. Sebastians winning performance was watched by an Australian record audience – for a non-sporting event – of 3.65 million, on 19 November he did an encore performance of the song and the single was issued in Australia on 24 November by BMG. Its a very overwhelming process to go through and you really do feel that something else that got you there. Especially with how I didnt feel confident before and then something just clicked and I could look people in the eyes and really try, Sebastian believes it is a great, inspirational song that summarises how any Australian Idol winner would have felt. Noll, however, felt that the song was too difficult for him to sing, Sebastians version was produced by Bryon Jones and Adam Reilly. The B-side, When I Get You Alone – a cover version of Robin Thickes 2002 single – was recorded live on Australian Idol episode Up Close & Personal in October 2003. Sebastians second single, All I Need Is You, followed in February 2004, in September, his third number-one single in a row, Out with My Baby, was issued from his second album, Beautiful Life. He has since achieved three further singles in Australia, Like It Like That in 2009, Whos That Girl in 2010. Berminghams official biography of Sebastian is titled, Angels Brought Me Here, in November 2010, two versions of Angels Brought Me Here appeared on Sebastians 2×CD compilation album, Twenty Ten, both the original and a newly recorded acoustic version. For the acoustic version, Sebastian also plays piano and is the co-producer with Carl Dimataga, Angels Brought Me Here is an R&B, pop ballad which was composed and written before the Australian Idol finalists were decided
4. The Animal Song – The Animal Song is a song by Savage Garden, released in February 1999. It was the bands first song to be produced by Walter Afanasieff, Walter would later produce the groups Affirmation album, and also Darren Hayes first solo album, Spin. The video for the song was directed by Jim Gable and it features Hayes walking through a parade, with intercut scenes from The Other Sister with Juliette Lewis. The song is used in the Shamu Rocks seasonal nighttime show at SeaWorld. The Animal Song became the groups third Canadian number one single and it also peaked at #3 in Australia, and #19 in the United States. It later reached #16 on the UK Singles Chart during the summer of 1999
5. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Are You Gonna Be My Girl is a song by Australian rock band Jet, featured on their 2003 album Get Born. It was the first single from the album, released in 2003 in Australia and the United Kingdom, written by Nic Cester and Cameron Muncey, the song is often cited for similarities to Iggy Pops Lust for Life, and the 1999 song Screwdriver from The White Stripes. The band, however, argues that Are You Gonna Be My Girl has more in common with 1960s Motown songs, namely Im Ready For Love by Martha And The Vandellas and You Cant Hurry Love by The Supremes. He said that when he and David Bowie were writing Lust for Life and its funny that he said that to me because we also thought we were ripping off Motown more than Lust for Life. To be honest with you that kind of annoyed me a lot, and thats what Iggy said as well. The music video is shot in black and white, and shows Jet performing in a blank studio, as they play, black ink starts pouring out of their equipment and forms a landscape resembling the cover art on their album Get Born and The Beatles album Revolver. The video was shot at Vinopolis, London, Cameron Muncey can be seen wearing an AC/DC shirt. The song was used in video games, TV shows and films including Eurotrip, What Happens in Vegas, Flushed Away, Zoey 101, Rock Band, Guitar Hero Live, Madden NFL2004. The song is used in the 2006 film Flushed Away, in a scene where the main character Roddy St. James is flushed down the toilet by Sid, the song is used as the main theme song for Live at the Apollo. The song was used in Apples advertising for the iPod Classic 3, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
6. Better Be Home Soon – Better Be Home Soon Sample is a 1988 song written by Neil Finn and performed by New Zealand/Australian Rock band Crowded House. The song was released as a single in July 1988 by Capitol Records and it performed modestly on both the American and British charts, but managed to peak at number two on the Australian and New Zealand charts. The song appeared on the album Temple of Low Men, which was released in July 1988. In 2001, and the song was voted by members of APRA as the 33rd best New Zealand song of the 20th century. In 2005, following drummer Paul Hesters death, Neil Finn performed the solo at the ARIA Awards while a montage of Hesters life was played in the background. Nick Seymour attempted to explain the concept of the video in a 1988 issue of Smash Hits and he likened it to the INXS video he worked on for Listen Like Thieves only theirs was sort of macho. He called it a fun video with the Dickensian style clothes people were wearing, Seymour says it this way, Basically a film clip just makes people see things that the songs not really about. This song is not about being in a theatre stuck out in the desert. Its about being home, how its better being home, the reason why Seymour was playing the double bass for the video was because it just looks better. Better Be Home Soon was performed by Crowded House in their 1996 charity performance Farewell to the World and they also performed it as an encore at the Sydney Live Earth concert. At the 2005 ARIA Awards program, Neil Finn performed the song as a memorial to Paul Hester, all songs written by Neil Finn. Dont Dream Its Over live performance from King Biscuit Flower Hour, The Trocadero, Released in UK as 7 vinyl and in US as cassette. Better Be Home Soon Kill Eye Released in UK as CD and 12 vinyl, better Be Home Soon Dont Dream Its Over Kill Eye Released as CD in US. Released as 12 vinyl in Brazil, better Be Home Soon Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
7. Big Jet Plane – Big Jet Plane is a song written by Australian singer/songwriter Angus Stone, and originally recorded by Stone, under the name Lady of the Sunshine, on his 2009 album Smoking Gun. It was then re-recorded by Stone and his sister Julia, as the duo Angus & Julia Stone, and released on their 2010 album Down the Way, as well as their 2010 EP Big Jet Plane. Big Jet Plane was named Australian Recording Industry Associations Single of the Year for 2010 at the ARIA Music Awards of 2010, while Down the Way was named Album of the Year. The song featured on both Nova 100 and Triple J radio playlists and after winning Single of the Year was added to the playlists of stations such as Fox FM in Melbourne. On 26 January 2011, the song was voted number 1 on the Triple J Hottest 100,2010, the song has received a gold accreditation, having sold over 35,000 copies in Australia. It gained additional success, especially in Europe, when it was remixed in 2011 as a track by Australian DJs Goodwill and Hook N Sling. Big Jet Plane was recorded by Angus & Julia Stone and released by the duo in 2010 as part of an EP, in total the song has spent 33 weeks in Australias ARIA Charts. After the song was voted number 1 on the Triple J Hottest 100,2010, the song reached #6 on Australias iTunes songs chart, papa vs Pretty covered the song at the 2011 Apra Music Awards. Goodwill and Hook N Sling remixed the song and renamed it Take You Higher, in November 2015, Australian rapper Tuka and Thelma Plum covered the song for Triple J Like a Version, modifying the song with substantial additional verse lyrics. Tukas cover was voted at 81 in the Triple J Hottest 100,2015, the song can be heard in TV series such as 90210, One Tree Hill, Parenthood, and Suits. It also appears on the soundtrack of French film Romantics Anonymous, a music video featuring scenes from the film was released on 9 November 2010. The song is featured in the film The Edge of Seventeen, the duo performed the song on French television show Taratata on 19 May 2010. The song is heard in a Maybelline Fit Me commercial
8. Black Fingernails, Red Wine (song) – Black Fingernails, Red Wine is the first single by Australian alternative rock band Eskimo Joe, taken from their third studio album of the same name. It also made #2 on the Triple J Hottest 100,2006, the single was released as the bands debut single in the United States in August 2007. Two music videos were made for song, Showed the band members in a car. At the end of the video, the people were revealed to be Eskimo Joe themselves. When Kavyen Temperley was a guest on The Glass House, he offered that this symbolised that Eskimo Joe had changed, a simple performance video, showing the band playing in an old building. Due to the theme of the first video, it received an MA15+ classification in Australia. The second promo clip was made to enable the song to be played by daytime music shows, all tracks written by Eskimo Joe. All tracks written by Eskimo Joe, all tracks written by Eskimo Joe. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics