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Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ Sets a Chart Record in Australia

The Melbourne singer-songwriter's breakthrough song has now spent 107 consecutive weeks on the ARIA Singles Chart.

Vance Joy’s hit “Riptide” (Liberation Music) has established a new record for the most weeks in the Top 100 of Australia’s singles chart. The Melbourne singer-songwriter’s breakthrough song has now spent 107 consecutive weeks on the ARIA Singles Chart. Vance’s chart feat bests the 106 weeks set by Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and the 105 weeks for The Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling,” neither of which were consecutive runs.

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“Riptide” bowed on the singles chart in Vance’s homeland on April 29, 2013, and peaked at No. 6 on Feb. 3, 2014. According to ARIA, it spent five weeks in the Top 10 and 45 weeks in the Top 50. The next best result by a homegrown recording belongs to Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” which stayed in the Top 100 for 89 weeks from 2011 to 2013.

It’s the latest in an impressive — and growing — list of accolades for Vance (real name James Keogh). Just last week, “Riptide” scooped the 2014 International Songwriting Competition. Joy’s trophy cabinet includes the coveted song of the year and pop work of the year categories at the 2014 APRA Awards, and he won Australian radio network Triple J’s Hottest 100 poll. The track cracked the top 10 in the U.K. and reached No. 30 on the Billboard 200, en route to selling more than 1 million units globally.

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