ARIA Charts Throwback: 31 May 2004
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ARIA Charts Throwback: 31 May 2004

May 30, 2019

Always ready? So rock steady? Check out the hits of May 2004!

As May 2004 was coming to an end, Avril Lavigne, Jet, Usher, Anastacia, Michael Bublé, Pete Murray, The John Butler Trio and more were dominating the ARIA Albums Chart.

On the Singles Chart, an Aussie indie trio scored the biggest hit of their career with their take on a song from more than half a century earlier.

10. Human Nature - When You Say You Love Me

Sydney quartet Human Nature took out their sixth Top Ten entry on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘When You Say You Love Me’ hit #7 in May 2004. Co-written by Savage Garden’s Darren Hayes, to date, it is Human Nature’s final entry in the Top Ten.



9. Beyoncé - Naughty Girl

Beyoncé’s third solo Top Ten came when ‘Naughty Girl’ landed at #9 in May 2004. Like previous hits ‘Crazy In Love’ (#2 Jul. ’03) and ‘Baby Boy’ (#3 Nov. ’03), ‘Naughty Girl’ came from Beyoncé’s debut solo album, Dangerously In Love (#2 Jul. ’03).



8. Jamelia - Thank You

Following the #1 single ‘Superstar’ (#1 Mar. ’04), British R&B star Jamelia made one more appearance in the ARIA Top Ten, hitting #7 with ‘Thank You’ in May 2004. In the UK, it was one of Jamelia’s seven Top Tens.



7. Shannon Noll - Drive

Australian Idol runner-up Shannon Noll made his second appearance in the ARIA Top Ten when ‘Drive’ peaked at #4 in May 2004. First hitting #1 with ‘What About Me’ (#1 Feb. ’04), Noll also topped the chart with ‘Learn To Fly’ (#1 Jul. ’04) and ‘Shine’ (#1 Oct. ’05).



6. Jessica Simpson - With You

American singer Jessica Simpson claimed her third Top Ten entry on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘With You’ peaked at #4 in May 2004. Her highest peak at the time, it was later bettered by her cover of Nancy Sinatra’s ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin’’ (#2 Sept. ’05).



5. Chingy - One Call Away

With ‘One Call Away’, American rapper scored his highest peak on the ARIA Singles Chart. Peaking at #5 in May 2004, it was his second Top Ten hit after ‘Right Thurr’ (#6 Sept. ’03). Both songs peaked at #2 in the US.



4. D12 - My Band

The only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for American hip hop group D12 came when ‘My Band’ spent two non-consecutive weeks in the top spot during May 2004. Taken from D12’s second album D12 World (#1 May ’04), the track debuted at #2 before hitting #1 for the first time in its second week in the top 50. Its second week at #1 came two weeks later. In total, ‘My Band’ spent seven weeks in the Top Ten and 13 weeks in the Top 50.



3. Mario Winans - I Don't Wanna Know

American producer/singer-songwriter Mario Winans made his only appearance in the ARIA Top 50 when the track ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’ peaked at #2 in June 2004. Featuring P. Diddy and Enya, the track featured on Winans’ second album, Hurt No More (#37 Jul. ’04).



2. Anastacia - Left Outside Alone

The second #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for American artist Anastacia came when ‘Left Outside Alone’ hit the top spot in early-May 2004. The first single release from Anastacia’s self-titled third album (#1 Aug. ’04) spent one week at #1 and went on to spend a total of 13 weeks in the Top Ten and 21 weeks in the Top 50. Anastacia first hit #1 with ‘I’m Outta Love’ (#1 Jul. ’00).



1. Spiderbait - Black Betty

Hailing from Finley in the New South Wales Riverina region, indie rock trio Spiderbait took out their only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart in May 2004 with ‘Black Betty’. A cover of a traditional American folk song first made famous by Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter in 1939, Spiderbait’s version of ‘Black Betty’ was the first single released from their sixth studio album, Tonight Alright (#14 Apr. ’04). It debuted on the chart at #12 in March 2004 and hit #1 for the first time in its tenth week. Spending three weeks at #1, ‘Black Betty’ spent a total of 12 weeks in the Top Ten 18 weeks in the Top 50. The single was #3 on the 2004 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart and was accredited 2x Platinum.