From Australia With Love: 12 Up-And-Coming Pop Acts From Down Under

Mike Wass | May 16, 2012 7:00 am

With Gotye‘s unstoppable “Somebody That I Used To Know” sitting pretty at #1, and Adelaide-born singer Sia in close pursuit with her Flo Rida collaboration “Wild Ones”, the Billboard Hot 100 has a distinctly Australian flavor these days. If you scan even farther down the list you’ll also find model-turned-DJ-turned-dance diva Havana Brown making a rapid ascent with her catchy club anthem “We Run The Night”. Not since the 1980s have Australian bands had such a heyday on the American charts. Back then, INXS, Midnight Oil, Crowded House and Men At Work were the pop hitmakers of the day. Jump below to discover 12 of 2012’s hottest names in Australian pop.