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The Number One Songs In Australia Circa 2004

2004. It was a time before the revival of boy bands. A time when anacondas were only a snake. A time before the booty revolution. And a time, where the notorious break up of two people no-one cared about, catapulted them into short-lived fame.

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Shut Up - The Black Eyed Peas

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Australia started the year on the hugely popular Black Eyed Peas and their hit single 'Shut Up.' The song stayed at number one for the first two weeks of January.

Hey Ya! - Outkast

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Moving on, we started shaking it like a polaroid picture for the last two weeks of January.

What About Me - Shannon Noll

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Shannon Noll made sure we couldn't forget about him with his hit debut single/cover 'What About Me?' Nollsy nearly managed to stay #1 for all of Feb, until....

All I Need Is You - Guy Sebastian

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...Guy beat Shannon to the post at Australian Idol and also knocked him off the number one spot on February 29th with his second single. Bring back the fro!

Superstar - Jamelia

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Jamelia suavely danced her way onto our screens and into our hearts with her song 'Superstar' for the first week of March.

Toxic - Britney Spears

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If you're going to be knocked off the top post, it may as well be by the queen of pop. Britney stayed at number one with 'Toxic' for the next two weeks.

Yeah! - Usher

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When he's not ripping off his shirt in agony over being caught cheating, Usher was releasing some pretty catchy tunes that got him to the number one position. On the charts that is.

Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back) - Eamon

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Who can forget Eamon? Well I tried, but for one whole month, Eamon dominated charts with his feisty single 'Fuck It.'

My Band - D12

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D12 made sure chicks knew the name of the band after this song. It stayed at number one for one week in early May, and another in mid-May.

Left Outside Alone - Anastacia

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Anastacia peaked at number one for a week with 'Left Outside Alone' before being knocked off again by D12.

Black Betty - Spiderbait

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Australian talent came to fight their American counterparts! Spiderbait's 'Black Betty' hit the number one spot from late May until early June.

F.U.R.B (Fuck You Right Back) - Frankee

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It's the love story we never asked for, but got anyway. Eamon's *ex* Frankee, socked him this single in *retaliation* for his hit song.

Everytime - Britney Spears

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Trading sexy for sorrow, Britney released 'Everytime' - rumoured to an apology song for cheating on Justin Timberlake.

Learn To Fly - Shannon Noll

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Shannon Noll reclaimed the top spot, with this motivational tune in early July.

Angel Eyes - Paulini

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Remember how Australian Idol was all the rage in 2004? Fourth runner-up Paulini released her debut single 'Angel Eyes' and it went straight to the top.

Scar - Missy Higgins

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Yaaaaasss Missy! Giving pop an unconventional makeover, Missy Higgins made her fresh-faced debut and hit number one with 'Scar.'

When The War Is Over - Cosima De Vito

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Ah Cosima. Recovering from her nodules (the reason why she pulled out of Australian Idol, not a weird, alternative spelling for pasta), Cosima wormed her way back into Australian hearts with her cover of 'When The War Is Over.'

Flap Your Wings - Nelly

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Rapping away with some added 'whoa' and 'uhs', Nelly hit the number one spot for the last week of August with 'My Place/Flap Your Wings.'

She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5

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Before Adam Levine got kinda creepy and covered himself in blood, there was this. 'She Will Be Loved' dominated the charts in September for four consecutive weeks.

Out With My Baby - Guy Sebastian

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Releasing tracks from two separate albums in one year proved to be all too easy for Guy Sebastian. He reclaimed top spot with his debut single 'Out With My Baby' from his second album 'Beautiful Life.' Fun fact: It was co-written with Robin Thicke.

Out Of The Blue - Delta Goodrem

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Our beautiful goddess of pop Delta Goodrem made a triumphant return to music charts with 'Out Of The Blue,' taken from her second album 'Mistaken Identity.'

Just Lose It - Eminem

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Eminem may be preaching to just 'lose it' but he didn't lose out on the charts. He hit number one for the song in the first week of November.

What You Waiting For? - Gwen Stefani

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Before she was teaching us how to spell 'bananas' Gwen debuted her solo career with 'What You Waiting For?' which landed her at number one on the Aussie charts for two weeks.

These Kids - Joel Turner & The Modern Day Poets

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Bet you forgot about this! Another former Australian Idol contestant landed the top spot on the ARIA charts. This time it was beatboxer Joel Turner and his pals with 'These Kids.'

Listen With Your Heart - Casey Donovan

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Aaaand moving on from the first year of Australian Idol contestants, year two wrapped up with Casey Donovan winning the series, and instantly debuting at number one with this track.

The Prayer - Anthony Callea

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Australia closed 2004 on the powerful vocal performance of Anthony Callea (yes, you got it, Australian Idol series two runner-up) and his take of 'The Prayer.'

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