Top Ten Artists With At Least 8 Top Ten Hit Songs in Austria in the 2000s

Martin_Canine
What does a music artist need to truly be more than just a one hit wonder, more than a current trend that soon will be forgotten? Right, a whole bunch of hits. There are many musicians with one or two well known songs, maybe even a number 1 hit, that never deliver anything to keep up with that success. Of course, only songs can’t measure the full impact of an artist, albums are important as well. Some of the decade's most famous musicians have extremely strong album sales, while the single tracks rarely rank highly on the charts. But for most music celebrities, high chart positions of their songs indicate the dimension of their popularity.

I already took a look at artists with an outstanding number of hit songs in Austria in this decade (for future TopTenners finding this list: the 2010s), and decided I also wanted to dig deeper into what artists were that successful in the last one. This list is a very accurate depiction of what music was popular when I grew up with. I was born in 1996, so the hits by these artists were all over the radio and TV when I was a kid (of course, there were other well known artists as well that just barely missed the list by one song).

So, let’s take a look at artists with an outstanding number of top ten hits on the Austrian charts in this decade. For my list, I compiled every top ten hit of the respective artist first charting in the 2000s on the Austrian Ö3 Charts that has them credited as either the main artist or a feature guest. I decided to include the latter as many songs became so popular specifically due to the featured musician's participation, and often their contribution is equal or even more than the main artist’s. What does not count is if the artist is otherwise involved in a song (e.g. as a songwriter). Also, groups and solo projects of individual members count as two separate discographies - if the lead singer of a band had 4 solo top ten hits and 4 with his band, they won’t qualify for the list. Charity projects are a special case - they will appear on the listing of the hits, but to be included on the list, the artist must have had at least 8 top ten hits without that song.

It is completely irrelevant for this list if the artist also had top ten hits before or after the 2000s. This list is just to demonstrate their impact in the specific decade of the 2000s.

Enjoy!

The Top Ten

1 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

9 top ten hits in the 2000s.

2000:
-“American Pie” (3)
-“Music” (5)

2002:
-“Die Another Day” (2)

2003:
-“American Life” (7)

2005:
-“Hung Up” (1)

2006:
-“Sorry” (6)

2008:
-“4 Minutes” (2) (Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
-“Give It 2 Me” (10)

2009:
-“Celebration” (8) - Martin_Canine

2 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

11 top ten hits in the 2000s.

2000:
-“The Real Slim Shady” (6)
-“Stan” (1) (Eminem feat. Dido)

2002:
-“Without Me” (1)
-“Cleanin’ Out My Closet” (5)
-“Lose Yourself” (1)

2003:
-“Sing For The Moment” (7)

2004:
-“Just Lose It” (4)

2005:
-“Like Toy Soldiers” (8)
-“When I’m Gone” (7)

2006:
-“Smack That” (9) (Akon feat. Eminem)

2009:
-“We Made You” (6) - Martin_Canine

3 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

11 top ten hits in the 2000s on 10 singles.

2000:
-“Rock DJ” (7)
-“Supreme” (3)

2001:
-“Eternity / The Road To Mandalay” (9) (double A-Side single)
-“Somethin’ Stupid” (2) (Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman)

2002:
-“Feel” (3)

2004:
-“Radio” (3)

2005:
-“Tripping” (2)
-“Advertising Space” (8)

2006:
-“Rudebox” (5)

2009:
-“Bodies” (1) - Martin_Canine

4 P!nk P!nk Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

I think it is quite interesting that "Dear Mr. President", a political song specifically about the American president (George Bush Jr. at that time) became P! nk's first number one hit and the third best selling single of 2007 in Austria and didn't even chart in the USA. I mean, it happened several times that songs by American artists are much more popular abroad (Anastacia, who just barely missed this list with 7 top ten hits, knows what I mean), but in this case it is especially strange due to the topic. - Martin_Canine

13 top ten hits in the 2000s.

2001:
-“Lady Marmalade” (3) (Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & P! nk)
-“Get The Party Started” (2)

2002:
-“Don’t Let Me Get Me” (10)
-“Just Like a Pill” (2)

2003
-“Feel Good Time” (9)
-“Trouble (5)

2006:
-“Stupid Girls” (3)
-"U + your Hand” (3)

2007:
-“Dear Mr. President” (1) (P! nk feat. Indigo Girls)

2008:
-“So What” (1)
-“Sober” (4)

2009:
-“Please Don’t Leave Me” (5)
-“Funhouse” (7) - Martin_Canine

5 Sarah Connor Sarah Connor Sarah Marianne Corina Lewe, better known by her stage name Sarah Connor, is a German pop and soul singer and occasional songwriter from Hamburg born on June 13, 1980. ...read more.

8 top ten hits in the 2000s.

-“Let’s Get Back To Bed - Boy” (5) (Sarah Connor feat. TQ)
-“From Sarah With Love” (2)

2002:
-“Skin on Skin” (5)

2003:
-“Music is the Key” (6) (Sarah Connor feat. Naturally 7)

2004:
-“Just One Last Dance” (5) (Sarah Connor feat. Natural)
-“Living To Love You” (2)

2005:
-“From Zero To Hero” (2)
-“Christmas in My Heart” (6) - Martin_Canine

6 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

8 top ten hits in the 2000s.

2001:
-“Whenever, Wherever” (1)

2002:
-“Underneath Your Clothes” (1)

2005:
-“La Tortura” (3) (Shakira feat. Alejandro Sanz)
-“Don’t Bother” (6)

2006:
-“Hips Don’t Lie” (2) (Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean)
-“Illegal” (9) (Shakira feat. Carlos Santana)

2007:
-“Beautiful Liar” (2) (Beyoncé feat. Shakira)

2009:
-“She Wolf” (3) - Martin_Canine

7 Christina Stürmer Christina Stürmer Christina Stürmer is an Austrian alternative rock singer that was born on June 9, 1982 in Linz. ...read more.

18 top ten hits in the 2000s on 17 singles.

2003:
-“Ich lebe” (1)
-“Geh nicht, wenn du kommst” (5)
-“Alles und mehr” (2) (Starmania: Die neue Generation feat. Michael Tschuggnall, Christina Stürmer & Boris Uran)
-“Mama (Ana Ahabak) (1)

2004:
-“Vorbei” (1)
-“Bus durch London” (5)
-“Weißt du wohin wir gehen? ” (8)

2005:
-“Liebt sie dich so wie ich? ” (7)
-“Engel fliegen einsam” (10)

2006:
-“Nie genug” (1)
-“Um bei dir zu sein / An Sommertagen” (1) (double A-Side single)
-“Ohne dich” (8)

2007:
-“Scherbenmeer” (6)
-“Mitten unterm Jahr” (4)

2008:
-“Träume leben ewig” (10)
-“Fieber” (6)

2009:
-“Ist mir egal” (8) - Martin_Canine

8 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

10 top ten hits in the 2000s.

2005:
-“Pon de Replay” (5)

2006:
-“SOS” (4)
-“Unfaithful” (2)

2007:
-“Umbrella” (1) (Rihanna feat. Jay-Z)
-“Don’t Stop The Music” (1)

2008:
-“Take a Bow” (6)
-“Disturbia” (4)
-“Live Your Life” (5) (T.I. feat. Rihanna)
-“Rehab” (9) (Rihanna feat. Justin Timberlake)

2009:
-“Russian Roulette” (2) - Martin_Canine

9 The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

10 top ten hits in the 2000s.

2003:
-“Where is the Love? ” (1) (The Black Eyed Peas feat. Justin Timberlake)
-“Shut Up” (1)

2004:
-“Hey Mama” (4)

2005:
-“Don’t Phunk With My Heart” (5)
-“Don’t Lie” (6)
-“My Humps” (4)

2006:
-“Mas Que Nada” (8) (Sérgio Mendes feat. The Black Eyed Peas)

2009:
-“Boom Boom Pow” (3)
-“I Gotta Feeling” (1)
-“Meet Me Halfway” (4) - Martin_Canine

10 Nelly Furtado Nelly Furtado Nelly Kim Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide and more than 20 million singles, bringing her total sales to over 40 million records around the world.

8 top ten hits in the 2000s.

2003:
-“Powerless (Say What You Want)” (7)

2004:
-“Força” (5)

2006:
-“Maneater” (4)
-“All Good Things (Come To An End)” (1)

2007:
-“Say It Right” (2)
-“Give It To Me” (3) (Timbaland feat. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake)

2009:
-“Broken Strings” (2) (James Morrison feat. Nelly Furtado)
-“Manos al aire” (5) - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.

13 top ten hits in the 2000s.

2000:
-“Oops!... I Did It Again” (2)
-“Lucky” (1)
-“Stronger” (4)

2001:
-“Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know” (7)
-“I’m a Slave 4 U” (6)

2002:
-“I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” (3)
-“I Love Rock'n'Roll” (9)

2004:
-“Toxic” (5)
-“every time” (4)
-“My Prerogative” (7)

2007:
-“Gimme More” (8)
-“Piece of Me” (6)

2008:
-“Womanizer” (4) - Martin_Canine

12 Scooter Scooter Scooter are a German dance group founded in Hamburg, who have sold over 30 million records and earned over 80 Gold and Platinum awards.

8 top ten hits in the 2000s.

2001:
-“Posse (I Need You On The Floor)” (7)
-“Ramp! (The Logical Song)" (4)

2002:
-“Nessaja” (2)

2003:
-“Weekend! ” (4)
-“Maria (I Like It Loud)” (1) (Scooter vs. Marc Acardipane feat. Dick Rules)
-“Jigga Jigga! ” (9)

2004:
-“One (Always Hardcore)” (5)

2007:
-“The Question is What is The Question? ” (2) - Martin_Canine

13 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

8 top ten hits in the 2000s.

2003:
-“Where is the Love? ” (1) (The Black Eyed Peas feat. Justin Timberlake)

2005:
-“Signs” (5) (Snoop Dogg feat. Charlie Wilson & Justin Timberlake)

2006:
-“SexyBack” (5) (Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland)
-“My Love” (6) (Justin Timberlake feat. T.I.)
-“What Goes Around… Comes Around” (5)

2007:
-“Give It To Me” (3) (Timbaland feat. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake)

2008:
-“4 Minutes” (2) (Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
-“Rehab” (9) (Rihanna feat. Justin Timberlake) - Martin_Canine

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