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List of Number-one Singles of 2008 Australia

Lady Gaga earned her first and second number-one single when "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" both topped the ARIA Singles Chart. "Poker Face" was the longest running number-one single, having topped the chart for six weeks in 2008 and two additional weeks in 2009.[1]

The ARIA Singles Chart ranks the best-performing singles in Australia. Its data, published by the Australian Recording Industry Association, is based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales.[2] In 2008, fifteen singles claimed the top spot, including Timbaland's "Apologize", which started its peak position in late 2007. Twelve acts achieved their first number-one single in Australia, either as a lead or featured artist: Leona Lewis, Flo Rida, T-Pain, Colbie Caillat, Gabriella Cilmi, Jordin Sparks, Katy Perry, Kid Rock, Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis, Kings of Leon and Wes Carr.[3] Five collaborations topped the chart. Lady Gaga earned two number-one singles during the year for "Just Dance" and "Poker Face".

"Poker Face" was the longest running number-one single, having topped the ARIA Singles Chart for six weeks in 2008 and two additional weeks in 2009.[1] Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" topped the chart for six consecutive weeks, while Lewis' "Bleeding Love" and Cilmi's "Sweet About Me" both stayed at number one for five weeks.[4][5][6]Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music", Sparks' "No Air", Pink's "So What", and Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire" each spent four weeks at the number-one spot.

Chart history

Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" topped the ARIA Singles Chart for six consecutive weeks, becoming her first number-one single on the chart.[4]
Gabriella Cilmi's "Sweet About Me" topped the ARIA Singles Chart for five non-consecutive weeks, becoming her first number-one single on the chart.[6]
Key
The yellow background indicates the #1 song on ARIA's End of Year Singles Chart of 2008.
Date Song Artist(s) Ref.
7 January "Apologize" Timbaland featuring OneRepublic [7]
14 January
21 January "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis [5]
28 January
4 February
11 February
18 February "Don't Stop the Music" Rihanna [8]
25 February "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis [5]
3 March "Don't Stop the Music" Rihanna [8]
10 March
17 March
24 March "Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain [9]
31 March
7 April "Bubbly" Colbie Caillat [10]
14 April "Sweet About Me" Gabriella Cilmi [6]
21 April "Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain [9]
28 April "4 Minutes" Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland [11]
5 May
12 May
19 May "Sweet About Me" Gabriella Cilmi [6]
26 May
2 June
9 June
16 June "No Air" Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown [12]
23 June
30 June
7 July
14 July "I Kissed a Girl" Katy Perry [4]
21 July
28 July
4 August
11 August
18 August
25 August "All Summer Long" Kid Rock [13]
1 September
8 September
15 September "Just Dance" Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis [14]
22 September "So What" Pink [15]
29 September
6 October
13 October
20 October "Sex on Fire" Kings of Leon [16]
27 October
3 November
10 November
17 November "Poker Face" Lady Gaga [1]
24 November
1 December
8 December
15 December "You" Wes Carr [17]
22 December "Poker Face" Lady Gaga [1]
29 December

Number-one artists

Position Country Artist Weeks at No. 1
1  USA Lady Gaga 7
2  USA Katy Perry 6
3  USA Timbaland 5
3  UK Leona Lewis 5
3  AUS Gabriella Cilmi 5
4  BAR Rihanna 4
4  USA Jordin Sparks 4
4  USA Chris Brown 4
4  USA Pink 4
4  USA Kings of Leon 4
5  USA Flo Rida 3
5  USA T-Pain (as featuring) 3
5  USA Madonna 3
5  USA Justin Timberlake (as featuring) 3
5  USA Kid Rock 3
6  USA OneRepublic (as featuring) 2
7  USA Colbie Caillat 1
7  USA Colby O'Donis (as featuring) 1
7  AUS Wes Carr 1

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Lady Gaga - Poker Face". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "How are the ARIA Charts prepared each week?". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved .
  3. ^ List of artists who achieved their first number-one single in Australia:
  4. ^ a b c "Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b c "Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b c d "Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Timbaland feat. OneRepublic - Apologize". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  8. ^ a b "Rihanna - Don't Stop the Music". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  9. ^ a b "Flo Rida feat. T-Pain - Low". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Colbie Caillat - Bubbly". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "4 Minutes - Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown - No Air". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Kid Rock - All Summer Long". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis - Just Dance". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Pink - So What". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Wes Carr - You". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved .

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