Vance Joy, who impressed Taylor Swift sufficiently that she invited him to tour with her, is kicking goals all over the damn place – in fact, it has just been confirmed that his debut single ‘Riptide’ is the longest-charting song since the ARIA charts became a thing.
Per reports in News Limited, ‘Riptide’ has just raked up 107 consecutive weeks in the charts, beating out Lady Gaga‘s ‘Poker Face’, which lasted for 106 weeks, and the Black Eyed Peas‘ bar mitzvah anthem ‘I Gotta Feeling’, which lasted 105.
‘Riptide’, a song you may have heard when it was first championed by triple j (good for you!) or when commercial networks ripped it off from triple j (boo! hiss!) has sold a fairly incredible 3.5 million copies worldwide.
Just in case you need a refresher on how it goes:
“It’s so nice to think you have longevity in your music,” said Joy, who worried that people might accuse him of selling out when he allowed the song to be used in a series of super-ubiquitous insurance commercials.
“That could explain why it’s been in the chart so long,” he said, “it’s always been in people’s faces. I thought that ad looked pretty good and obviously in music these days that’s where you make your money. It’s hard to say no to those things.”
Taylor Swift introduced Joy to a massive American audience when she Tweeted out his cover of ‘I Know Places’, saying it was her favourite, which is kind of a big bloody deal.
There have been so many amazing covers of 1989 songs…
I’m going to be bold enough to say this one is my favorite. http://t.co/JiJhpvpRup