Category:ARIA Award-winning songs
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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. 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
2. Can't Get You Out of My Head – Cant Get You Out of My Head is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album, titled Fever, which she released in 2001. The song was released in Australia by Parlophone as the single from the album on 8 September 2001. It was released on 17 September 2001 in the United Kingdom, in the United States, the single was released on 18 February 2002. Jointly written, composed, and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis, the song is famous for its la la la hook. In addition to reviews from music critics, Cant Get You Out of My Head found commercial success on a large scale. It peaked at one on the charts of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom. It also topped the charts of Minogues native country Australia, Canada, in the United States, the song peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Minogues biggest hit in the region since The Loco-Motion. Cant Get You Out of My Head reportedly reached number one in 40 countries across the globe and it was certified triple-platinum in Australia, double-platinum in the United Kingdom, and gold in the United States. It became Minogues first single to sell in excess of one million copies in the United Kingdom, as of 2013, the song was Minogues highest selling single and one of the best-selling singles of all time, with worldwide sales exceeding eight million. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Dawn Shadforth and it became notable for the revealing hooded white jumpsuit Minogue wore during one of the scenes. The song has performed by Minogue during all of her concert tours as of 2013. Following its release, Cant Get You Out of My Head ranked on a number of lists compiled by magazines such as Rolling Stone, The Guardian. It is considered to be Minogues strongest commercial breakthrough in the United States and is said to have been the reason behind the success of its parent album Fever in the region. Cant Get You Out of My Head is also recognised as Minogues signature song and was a point in her musical career. In 2012, the song was re-recorded for inclusion in Minogues orchestral compilation album, in 2000, Minogue signed to the Parlophone Records label and released her seventh studio album, Light Years. She promoted the album by embarking on the On a Night Like This tour, Minogue premiered Cant Get You Out of My Head by performing it during the tour, and soon after, discussion regarding the song quickly set online messageboards alight. Cant Get You Out of My Head was jointly written, composed, Dennis and Davis had been brought together by British artist manager Simon Fuller, who wanted the duo to come up with a song for British pop group S Club 7. The song was recorded using Cubase music software, which Davis ran on his Mac computer, after three and a half hours, the demo was recorded and the vocals were laid afterwards
3. Gimme Little Sign – Gimme Little Sign is a classic soul music song, originally performed by Brenton Wood. It was released in 1967 on the album Oogum Boogum and it was written by Wood, Joe Hooven and Jerry Winn. The most well known version is by Brenton Wood, which peaked at number 9 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, mighty Mo Rodgers played the electronic organ on the recording. It has also been a hit for Danielle Brisebois in 1995, andres version was his second single, released in 1992, which went on to win him an ARIA Award in 1993 for highest-selling Australian single of the year. It was also covered by Roberto Jordán and Cox in one Spanish version, jay Dee aka J-Dilla remixed the song, which was released as a 45 rpm promo. The song was recorded by Constant Meeuws, a singer from a Dutch group called Skateboard. That single was released by Polydor Records, gimme Little Sign was covered by Australian artist Peter Andre and released as the second single from his self-titled debut album. The single was released on October 26,1992, through Melodian Records, the single peaked at #3 on the Australian Singles Chart, achieving platinum status. The single also gained an ARIA award for 12th highest-selling single of 1992 in Australia and it peaked at #75 on the British charts and #23 on the Swedish charts. Gimme Little Sign –3,04 Just Missed the Train –5,01 Aint Gonna Cry No More –4,48 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
4. Jackie (Elisa Fiorillo song) – Jackie is a song written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly for the 1987 film, Summer School. It was originally recorded by Elisa Fiorillo and included on the Summer School soundtrack, in 1988, Jackie was recorded by Lisa Stansfields band, Blue Zone for their 1988 album, Big Thing. It was released as a single and peaked at number fifty-four on the US Billboard Hot 100, in 1998, Jackie was recorded by Joanne, who used samples from the Blue Zone version. It was issued as B. Z. featuring Joanne and reached three in Australia and number five in New Zealand. Another cover by Redzone peaked at number thirty-seven in Australia, Jackie was covered by Lisa Stansfields band, Blue Zone for their 1988 album, Big Thing. It was produced by Paul Staveley ODuffy and Ric Wake and released as a single around the world, in North America, the single was issued on 26 July 1988 and reached number fifty-four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number thirty-seven on the Hot Dance Club Songs. It was also released in Europe in September 1988, in Australia in December 1988, Jackie reached number nineteen in Sweden in February 1989. The single included two tracks, There Was I and Chance It, both written and produced by Blue Zone. In 2003, There Was I was featured on Stansfields album, Jackie was remixed by Ric Wake and Paul Staveley ODuffy. The music video was also released. Z, the song peaked at number three in Australia and number five in New Zealand. Jackie won an ARIA Music Award for the Highest Selling Single in 1999, two years later, the 2001 Remix of the song was included on Joannes debut album, Do Not Disturb. It peaked at number thirty-seven in Australia, australian CD single Jackie –3,19 Jackie –3,35 Jackie –3,52 Jackie –6,58 Jackie –6,39 O-Positive –4,01
5. Never Tear Us Apart – Never Tear Us Apart is a single released by Australian rock group INXS in August 1988. It was included on the sixth studio album, Kick. The music was written by keyboardist Andrew Farriss, who recorded a blues-style demo, Never Tear Us Apart is a sensuous ballad, written in the tempo of a modern Viennese waltz, layered with synthesizers and containing dramatic pauses before the instrumental breaks. Kirk Pengilly lends a cathartic saxophone solo near the end, according to the liner notes of Shine Like It Does, The Anthology, the song was composed on piano as a bluesy number in the style of Fats Domino. Producer Chris Thomas suggested a synth-based arrangement instead, the video for the song, featuring an extended intro, was filmed in various locations in Prague along with Guns in the Sky and New Sensation, all directed by Richard Lowenstein. The single reached #24 in the UK, and stayed on the charts for seven weeks, in the U. S. it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was used in the sequence of Donnie Darko. It would have featured in the original release had the rights for it not been deemed too expensive by the producers. In 2006, the song was voted Nations Favourite Lyric by viewers of pay TV music channel VH1 in Australia. The song has been adopted by The Squadron, the Newcastle United Jets supporter group and this is in homage to the line, cause we all have wings, but some of us dont know why, used now in reference to the Jets symbol of their club. The song, sung by Emma Louise, was included in a campaign for South Australian Tourism Commission. In February 2014, after the Channel 7 screening of INXS, Never Tear Us Apart mini-series and it peaked at #11 on the ARIA Singles Chart, surpassing its original peak position of #14 back in 1988. Tom Jones covered this song in his album Reload, the song was also covered by Joe Cocker for his 2002 album Respect Yourself. Bono, a friend of Hutchence, sometimes snippets the chorus during live performances of several U2 songs. The hardcore band, This Is Hell, covered the track on their 2009 EP Warbirds, Never Tear Us Apart was also covered by 2010 X Factor Australia winner Altiyan Childs for his self-titled debut album. In 2011, punk rock supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes recorded a cover of the song on their all Australian covers EP, the Vitamin String Quartet covered the song in the 100th episode of Gossip Girl. Beck with St. Vincent on vocals, recorded a cover of the song in May 2010 for Becks Record Club, the Horrible Crowes recorded a cover version live on Sirius XM radio, that was used as the b-side to their single Ladykiller. In June 2012, American singer Carrie Underwood covered the song during one of the shows of the Australian leg of her Blown Away World Tour, also in 2012, Indie/Folk artist Cary Brothers covered the song as the opening track of his EP Covers Volume One
6. The Prayer (Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli song) – The Prayer is a popular song written by David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis. It is most commonly known as a duet between Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, the song won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1999 and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2000. Originally The Prayer was recorded as two solo versions, Dions in English and Bocellis in Italian. They appeared on the Quest for Camelot soundtrack in May 1998, the duet was included on albums by both artists, released a few months later on Sogno and These Times Are Special Times. The song won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song from the 1998 film Quest for Camelot, in that film, Dion sang it as a solo with slightly different lyrics. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1999, Dion performed it with Bocelli at both ceremonies. It was also featured on Dions compilation The Collectors Series, Volume One and greatest hits My Love, a re-recorded solo version by Celine Dion appeared on her 2004 album Miracle. Dion performed The Prayer live during her Taking Chances Tour as a duet with Bocelli on the screen. The song appeared also on Bocellis 2007 compilation The Best of Andrea Bocelli, Dion joined Bocelli to perform the song in his Concerto, One Night in Central Park concert in 2011, the performance was subsequently released on CD and DVD. Both Dion and Bocelli have sung the song with other artists, the Prayer was popular on the adult contemporary charts in Canada and the United States, peaking at number 6 and number 22 respectively. It has also become popular during Christmas, weddings and, in some cases, paul Verna from Billboard called this song a gorgeous duet. Chuck Taylor from Billboard reviewed The Prayer, calling it a breathtaking, ultra-lush song, although he felt that the song is an unorthodox track for the radio, Taylor called it affecting, heartwarming, absolutely exquisite and one of Dions most radiant performances ever. The two performed the song during her CBS TV special Thats Just the Woman in Me, aired on 15 February 2008 and this version was released as a music download in the U. S. and Canada two days earlier. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 70 and appeared on a few other Billboard charts, Pop 100 at number 50, Hot Digital Songs at number 32, the single sold 37,531 copies in its first week. In Canada, the peaked at number 37 on the Canadian Hot 100. 2008 North American digital single The Prayer –4,38 Callea first performed song during Australian Idol 2004. He received an ovation for this performance. He would go on to be runner-up in this series, at the completion of the show, Callea was signed to Sony BMG, and he released The Prayer as his debut single
7. The Loco-Motion – The Loco-Motion is a 1962 pop song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. The Loco-Motion was originally written for Dee Dee Sharp but Sharp turned the song down, the song is a popular and enduring example of the dance-song genre, much of the lyrics are devoted to a description of the dance itself, usually done as a type of line dance. However, the song came before the dance, the Loco-Motion was also the second song to reach No.1 by two different musical acts. The earlier song to do this was Go Away Little Girl, also written by Goffin and it is one of only nine songs to achieve this feat. King and Goffin wrote The Loco-Motion in hopes to have it recorded by Dee Dee Sharp who had a hit with Mashed Potato Time. Sharp passed on the leaving the opportunity open for Eva Boyd who had recorded the demo. The Loco-Motion was the first release by the new Dimension Records company, whose releases were mostly penned and produced by Goffin, there are two common versions of the song in circulation, one includes handclaps during the verses, the other has no handclaps. King performed the vocals in the recording. In the United States, The Loco-Motion was the sixth most successful single of 1962 according to Billboard and it was also the third most successful single of 1962 in South Africa. In March 1965, Little Eva sang the song on the ABC-TV series Shindig. a cover version of the song was recorded quickly by British girl group The Vernons Girls and scored the chart the same week as the Little Eva version. The Vernons Girls version stalled at No.47 in the UK and it re-entered the chart some ten years later and almost became a top ten again, peaking at No.11. The Little Eva version of the song was featured in the David Lynch film Inland Empire. The Loco-Motion is ranked No.359 on the Rolling Stone magazines list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, Eva Boyd was introduced to Goffin and King and they realized she had a good singing voice, so they had her record The Loco-Motion. Carole King stated this during an interview on National Public Radio shortly after Little Eva died, as the song came before the dance, there was no dance when the song was originally written. When the song became a hit, Eva Boyd ended up having to create a dance to go along with the song. Carole King stated this in her One to One concert video, in live performances of the song, Little Eva can be seen doing her version of the dance. Another bit of the lore is that she had received only $50 for The Loco-Motion. However, although she never owned the rights to her recordings, in 1971, she moved to South Carolina and lived in obscurity on menial jobs and welfare, until being rediscovered in 1987
8. Put Yourself in My Place (Kylie Minogue song) – Put Yourself in My Place is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, taken from her fifth and eponymous studio album. It was released as the second single on 14 November 1994. The track was written, arranged, and produced by Jimmy Harry, a ballad that discusses themes of ending a relationship and moving on, the songs sound incorporates musical elements of trip-hop and pop music. While many reviews cited it as one of her best single releases in her career, commercially, the single charted moderately in Australia, Scotland, and the United Kingdom, peaking inside the top 20 in all three regions. Additionally, it was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for physical shipments of 35,000 units. The song has performed on Minogues concert tours including Intimate and Live, On a Night Like This. Put Yourself in My Place was written, arranged, and produced by American musician, British author Sean Smith, who had written an biography detailing Minogues career, noted that Put Yourself in My Place was one of the singers most personal yet favourite tracks. Musically, it is a recording that incorporates musical elements of trip-hop and pop music, as described by writers Adrian Denning. Chris True of AllMusic described the song as slicker, more stylish, according to the demo sheet music at Sheet Music Direct published by Music Sales Group, the song is set in time signature of common time with a tempo of 78 beats per minute. During the opening sequence and first verse, it has a progression of F♭-F-F♭-F-F♭-F-F♭-F-F/A-F♭-F. Julie Aspinall stated that the content is about a woman who has never been able to get over her ex-boyfriend. Put Yourself in My Place was released as the second single on 14 November 1994. A cassette tape issued in that same territory featured the radio mix, the cover art for the two CD sets were photographs by British Rankin, and featured Minogue with headphones. According to the singers friend William Baker, the shots of Minogue represented an approach to her music. Put Yourself in My Place received positive reviews music critics. Jason Shawahn, writing for About. com, labelled the track as an addition to her greatest hits compilation Ultimate Kylie. British author and music critic Adrian Denning enjoyed the track, and he commented that Put Yourself In My Place is sensual, slow and sports a delicious Kylie vocal full of maturity and actual power. PopMatters Quentin Harrison published an analysis of Kylie Minogue, and noted that Put Yourself in My Place
9. Running Back (Jessica Mauboy song) – Running Back is the debut single by Australian R&B recording artist Jessica Mauboy, which features American rapper Flo Rida. It was written by Mauboy, Audius Mtawarira, and Sean Ray Mullins, Running Back was released for digital download on 19 September 2008, as the lead single from Mauboys debut studio album, Been Waiting. Mauboy felt so excited and honoured to work with Flo Rida, the song peaked at number three on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association, for shipments of 140,000 units. In 2009, Running Back won Highest Selling Single at the ARIA Music Awards and it also won Urban Work of the Year at the APRA Awards and Single Release of the Year at the NT Indigenous Music Awards. The music video was directed by Fin Edquist, and portrays a relationship between Mauboy and Flo Rida. The video has garnered over 1 million views on Vevo, the song has been performed live at the 2008 Sydney New Years Eve event and on Australian Idol, where Mauboy was a former contestant of the show in 2006. In September 2007, Mauboy became a member of pop group Young Divas, replacing one of the groups original members, Ricki-Lee Coulter. Mauboys management saw the group as a learning curve about all that was positive and negative in the music industry. Together, they released their studio album, New Attitude in November. Mauboy began writing songs with Adam Reily, Israel Cruz, Brooke McClymont, in June 2008, Mauboy told The Jakarta Post that her debut solo single would be released in August, with the album planned for a September release. Two months later, it was announced that Mauboy had left the Young Divas to resume her solo career, Running Back was written by Mauboy, Mtawarira, and Sean Ray Mullins, and was produced by Audius. Running Back is one of the three tracks Audius produced for the album, Mullins has stated that when he hears the song on the radio, hes merely satisfied that it fits the formula. Running Back was recorded at The Sound Academy in Sydney, New South Wales, Mauboy and Flo Rida recorded their verses in separate studios. She said that the song is based on one of my past experiences. In an interview with Take 40 Australia, Mauboy said working with Flo Rida was a dream come true, for him to now feature on my first single I just cant believe it. I am so excited and honoured, Running Back is an urban pop ballad, featuring a restrained vocal performance from Mauboy. Running Back was released for download on 19 September 2008. A digital extended play was released on 11 October, it includes a remix featuring Israel Cruz, the CD single for Running Back was released in Australia on 18 October
10. 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