ARIA Charts Throwback: 9 August 2004
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ARIA Charts Throwback: 9 August 2004

August 8, 2019

Doesn't that sound familiar? It’s the hits of August 2004!

In August 2004, the likes of Paulini, Black Eyed Peas, Jet, Anastacia, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pete Murray, Usher, Shannon Noll and The John Butler Trio were populating the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

The month also saw an acclaimed Australian songwriter tasting her first dose of chart success.

10. Usher – Burn

American R&B star Usher followed his first #1 single, ‘Yeah!’ (#1 Mar. ’04), with ‘Burn’. Hitting #2 in July 2004, the single would be the second of three Top Tens Usher would score in 2004. He would hit #5 with ‘Confessions Part II’ in September of that year.

9. Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started

The Black Eyed Peas took out their fourth Top Ten entry on the ARIA Singes Chart when ‘Let’s Get It Started’ peaked at #2 in July 2004. Its parent album Elephunk (#1 Aug. ’04) also spawned the hits ‘Where Is The Love?’ (#1 Oct. ’03), ‘Shut Up’ (#1 Jan. ’04) and ‘Hey Mama’ (#4 Mar. ’04).

8. Anastacia - Sick And Tired

Anastacia took out her fourth and final Top Ten on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Sick And Tired’ hit #8 in August 2004. The track came from the American singer-songwriter’s self-titled third album (#1 Aug. ’04).

7. Fantasia - I Believe

American Idol season three winner Fantasia Barrino made here only appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘I Believe’ hit #4 in July 2004. The track gave Barrino her only #1 single in the US.

6. Avril Lavigne - My Happy Ending

‘My Happy Ending’ became Avril Lavigne’s fourth Top Ten single on the ARIA Charts when it peaked at #6 in August 2004. It was the second Top Ten from Lavigne’s second album, Under My Skin (#1 May ’04), after ‘Don’t Tell Me’ (#10 Apr. ’04).

5. Starsailor - Four To The Floor

British band Starsailor scored their only entry in the ARIA Top 50 when ‘Four To The Floor’ landed at #5 in August 2004. Originally appearing on the band’s second album, Silence Is Easy, it received further attention thanks to the release of the ‘Thin White Duke Remix’.

4. D-12 - How Come

The third and final Top Ten entry for American hip hop group D-12 came when ‘How Come’ hit #4 in August 2004. The second hit from their second album, D-12 World (#1 May ’04) came not long after chart-topper ‘My Band’ (#1 May ’04).

3. Freestylers - Push Up

Making their first appearance in the ARIA Top 50 with ‘Push Up’, British electronic act Freestylers took out their highest peak when the track hit #2 in August 2004. They later appeared on the chart with ‘Get A Life’ (#15 Oct. ’04) and ‘In Love With You’ (#40 Sept. ’06).

2. Paulini - Angel Eyes

After placing fourth in the first season of Australian Idol, Paulini made her ARIA Singles Chart debut when ‘Angel Eyes’ held #1 for three weeks in July/August 2004. Taken from Paulini’s debut album, One Determined Heart (#1 Aug. ’04), the single spent nine weeks in the Top Ten and 16 weeks in the Top 50. Paulini last charted with ‘So Over You’ (#49 May ’06).

1. Missy Higgins - Scar

Melbourne singer-songwriter Missy Higgins hit #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for the first time when ‘Scar’ spent one week in the top spot in August 2004. Debuting at #1, it went on to spend eleven weeks in the Top Ten and 21 weeks in the Top 50. ‘Scar’ later appeared on Higgins’ debut album The Sound Of White (#1 Sept. ’04). Missy Higgins also topped the Singles Chart with ‘Steer’ (#1 Apr. ’07).