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Wanna Know The Most Streamed Songs By Local Acts In Australia This Year?

15 October 2020 | 12:14 pm | Staff Writer

Any guesses?

L-R: Tones & I, 5SOS, Flume (pic by Matsu)

L-R: Tones & I, 5SOS, Flume (pic by Matsu)

The 50 most streamed Australian songs in the country has been revealed in APRA AMCOS' 2020 Year In Review report today.

Almost unsurprisingly, Tones & I's global hit Dance Monkey has taken out top spot on the list followed by another single from the Melbourne artist, Never Seen The Rain at #2 and Johnny Run Away at #7.

Flume's collab with Vera Blue, Rushing Back, has come in at #3 ahead of Guy Sebastian's Choir at #4 and Aussie heavyweights 5 Seconds Of Summer's Youngblood at #5.

The top ten also features international entries based on the criteria that songs must be "written or co-written by an Australian APRA member".

US pop star Katy Perry's Never Really Over - which was co-written by local artists including Hayley Warner, Daniel James and Leah Haywood - placed at #9 and Nashville-born Noah Cyrus' July - co-written by Peter Harding (aka THIEF) - placed at #10. 

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Check out the top ten and top 50 playlist below. 

Top 50 Australian songs streamed in Australia

  1. Tones & I - Dance Monkey
  2. Tones & I - Never Seen The Rain
  3. Flume & Vera Blue - Rushing Back
  4. Guy Sebastian - Choir
  5. 5 Seconds Of Summer - Youngblood
  6. Dean Lewis - Be Alright
  7. Tones & I - Johnny Run Away
  8. 5 Seconds Of Summer - Teeth
  9. Katy Perry - Never Really Over 
  10. Noah Cyrus - July

APRA AMCOS’ annual Year In Review report showed a record $54.4m in international revenue, thanks to Tones & I, Sia, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Tame Impala and more, and $206m in digital revenue, which is up 17.4% on last year.

Unfortunately, the Australasian music rights management organisation reported an overall downgraded financial year result, with its group revenue at $474.5m instead of the original budgeted figure of $488.9m.

Restrictions around live music and touring resulted in a huge downturn for public performance income, with $73m of income reported in that category, down from last year’s $92.4m, while royalties payable to songwriters, publishers, affiliated societies and rights holders was down 0.9% on last year at $407.3m.

Read the full report here.

Tones & I


Vera Blue

Guy Sebastian

5 Seconds Of Summer

Dean Lewis