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Iggy Azalea Tops YouTube's 2014 Australian 'Most Watched' List

9 December 2014 | 1:15 pm | Staff Writer

Fellow superstar Sia makes it into the top ten

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Unstoppable Aussie expats and Grammy nominees Iggy Azalea and Sia have made the top ten year-end list for the country's most watched music videos on YouTube, with the former's runaway hit Fancy, featuring Charli XCX, taking out the honours of having the highest number of views for any song clip on the streaming video site this year.

The controversial hip-hop artist also made the global top ten with Fancy, which came in at #7 in the broader stats. But there was no beating the '90s vibes and Clueless motif of Azalea's video, which managed to trounce all other comers, including runner-up Nicki Minaj and her once-ubiquitous clip for Anaconda.

Sia, meanwhile, slides in just outside the top five, with the Sia-less Chandelier video earning the celebrated songstress the #6 ranking, just behind Taylor Swift's Shake It OffKaty Perry (Dark Horse, featuring Juicy J, #3) — who topped the global list — and Meghan Trainor (All About That Bass, #4) fill in the gaps.

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An interesting — if somewhat unsurprising — statistic to emerge going down the list is the total domination of female artists, with #Selfie, by NYC duo The Chainsmokers, being the only male-centric music video to make the list. The New York lads are sandwiched at #8 between Ariana Grande's Problem (#7), which also features Iggy Azalea, and Katy Perry once again, whose This Is How We Do netted #9. The list is rounded out by veteran chanteuse Shakira and her Rihanna-featuring Can't Remember To Forget You (which was a much-higher-placed #2 in the global stakes).

If you're looking for something with a slightly more viral bent, it bears mentioning that Frozen sing-along was the country's top trending video in general this year. Then again, that list also features a dog wearing a spider costume, a smug person telling other smug people not to use their phones so much, and a possibly-fake-but-maybe-not clip of a guy coming a bit too close to a great white for comfort.

Check out the full lists below.

top trending music videos - australia, 2014

1. Iggy Azalea - Fancy (Explicit) ft. Charli XCX
2. Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
3. Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J
4. Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
5. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
6. Sia - Chandelier (Official Video)
7. Ariana Grande - Problem ft. Iggy Azalea
8. The Chainsmokers - #SELFIE (Official Music Video)
9. Katy Perry - This Is How We Do (Official)
10. Shakira - Can't Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna

top trending videos - australia, 2014

1. FROZEN - Let It Go Sing-along, Official Disney HD
2. Bars & Melody - Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer act, Britain's Got Talent 2014
3. Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega)
4. Play Doh Ice cream cupcakes playset playdough by Unboxingsurpriseegg
5. Look Up
6. Wheels On The Bus - Plus Lots More Nursery Rhymes, 54 Minutes Compilation!
7. GoPro: Man Fights Off Great White Shark In Sydney Harbour
8. Old Spice Man Song
9. Lip Sync Battle with Emma Stone
10. FIRST KISS

most-watched videos on vevo - australia, 2014

  1. Iggy Azalea — Fancy ft. Charli XCX
  2. Meghan Trainor — All About That Bass
  3. Taylor Swift — Shake It Off
  4. Nicki Minaj — Anaconda
  5. Katy Perry — Dark Horse ft. Juicy J
  6. Sia — Chandelier
  7. Ariana Grande — Problem ft. Iggy Azalea
  8. Katy Perry — This Is How We Do
  9. Chris Brown — Loyal ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga
  10. Ariana Grande — Break Free ft. Zedd