Top 10 Songs By The Veronicas

The Veronicas Songs

Our top 10 songs by The Veronicas present the music of an Australian duo best known for its vivacious pop influences. The pop duo consists of the Aussie identical twins Jessica and Lisa Origliasso. Lisa and Jessica’s musical journey started at a tender age performing at sporting events and award shows under the moniker the Origliasso Twins. Later in their teenage years, the duo went ahead to release three teen pop records under the moniker Lisa and Jessica. Lisa and Jessica also teamed up with two friends to form a short-lived band going by the moniker Teal.

Fast forward to the early 2000s, Lisa and Jessica embarked on a mission to hone their songwriting skills. The duo was sponsored by Multiplay Music Australia on a global songwriting trip. Thanks to the trip, Lisa and Jessica sharpened their skills under the tutelage of reputable songwriters who worked with artists such as Avril Lavigne, Cyndi Lauper, Katy Perry, Madonna, and Britney Spears to name a few. Moreover, the songwriting tour saw the duo create a catalog of over fifty songs.

Eventually, the duo managed to secure a recording deal with Warner Bros. Lisa and Jessica would also pick a new moniker for their new musical journey, The Veronicas. The Veronicas emerged at the height of pop-punk—the duo went ahead to blend pop-punk into its pop and pop-rock signature sound influences. As a result, The Veronicas were compared to Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne in their first years.

Since 2005, The Veronicas have been in the limelight as one of the Aussie favorites in the pop scene. The duo currently boasts five studio albums all of which have been a mainstream success in Australia. Three of the albums have gone ahead to earn commercial success in the duo’s homeland. Let’s now take a look at what each of the albums had to offer—a review of the top 10 songs by The Veronicas will follow.

In 2005, The Veronicas issued their debut full-length studio album The Secret Life Of… The album was issued through Sire Records (a subsidiary of Warner Records). The Secret Life Of… saw The Veronicas give us a blend of pop-rock and pop-punk influences. Working on the album’s production was an array of record producers including Tod Gad, Josh Alexander, Clif Magness, Raine Maida, Max Martin, and Billy Steinberg among others.

The Secret Life Of… was a mainstream success having ranked second on the ARIA Albums Chart. Lisa and Jessica saw the album impress in the US where it ranked third on the Heatseekers Albums Chart. The Secret Life Of… also made it to the Billboard 200 peaking at position one hundred and thirty-three.

Unfortunately, the album never made an entry into the UK Albums Chart. “4ever,” “Everything I’m Not,” “When It All Falls Apart,” and “Secret” are the best songs from The Veronicas featured on the duo’s debut LP. The album also featured The Veronicas’ cover of the 1996 hit “Mother Mother” originally featured on The Burdens of Being Upright, an album by Tracy Bonham. The Secret Life Of… was platinum-certified four times by ARIA, earning a gold certification in New Zealand.

The Veronicas returned in 2007 with their sophomore effort Hook Me UpHook Me Up was also issued through Sire Records with the duo taking on a blend of pop, pop rock, dance-pop, electro-pop, and new wave influences. Most of the producers who worked on the duo’s debut record were tasked with making Hook Me Up a success. The only new addition to the production team was John Feldman of the band Goldfinger.

Hook Me Up replicated the duo’s debut album achievements on the ARIA Albums Chart, rising atop the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart. The album gave The Veronicas their second and final album on the Billboard 200—the LP peaked at position one hundred and seven on the chart. Hook Me Up also marked the duo’s first album to enter the UK Albums Chart peaking at number thirty-five.

The album marked the end of The Veronicas’ recording partnership with Sire Records. Hook Me Up was a commercial success earning a platinum certification by ARIA four times. The album was also gold-certified in New Zealand. Hook Me Up is home to musical gems such as “Untouched,” “Hook Me Up,” “In Another Life,” “Popular,” “Take Me on the Floor,” and “This Love.”

The Veronicas, issued in 2014, marked the duo’s third studio album. The album was issued through Sony Music Australia, (once) home to artists such as AC/DC, Tonight Alive, Midnight Oil, Pete Murray, Hoodoo Gurus, and The 1975. In this album, The Veronicas explored the limits of the pop genre tinging their music with progressive pop influences. Once again, The Veronicas saw an array of producers work on this record. Some of the producers who worked with the duo on this album include Chris Loco, Nellee Hooper, Dreamlab (Leah Haywood and Daniel James), and DNA Songs (Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci) among others.

Like the duo’s previous albums, The Veronicas climbed to the second spot on the ARIA Albums Chart. While the album failed to enter the Billboard 200, it made it to the fifth spot on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart. The Veronicas also graced the UK Albums Chart peaking at number forty-nine. Once again, The Veronicas achieved some commercial success with this record—The Veronicas was platinum-certified in Australia. “You Ruin Me,” “If You Love Someone,” “Line of Fire,” and “Cruel” are some of the best songs from The Veronicas.

After quite a lengthy break, The Veronicas returned with their fourth studio album Godzilla. The album was also issued through Sony Music Australia. Among the record producers tasked with making Godzilla a success were Travis Barker of the band Blink-182 and John Feldmann of the band Goldfinger.

Unfortunately, the album Godzilla failed to make it big on the mainstream charts. The album only managed to rank seventh on the ARIA Albums Chart. In a similar way, The Veronicas struggled with Godzilla in terms of commercial success. However, the album still managed to churn out classic pop gems including “In My Blood,” “Godzilla,” and “The Only High.” Travis Barker of the band Blink-182 was featured on this album contributing his skills in the tenth song on the album’s track listing, “Silent.”

Godzilla was quickly followed up by the duo’s fifth (and most recent) album Human. The album was also issued through Sony Music Australia. Human climbed to the fifth spot on the ARIA Albums Chart but failed to impress commercially. “On Your Side,” “Think of Me,” “Life of the Party,” and “Biting My Tongue” are the best songs from The Veronicas.

The Veronicas’ Accolades and Legacy

The influence of The Veronicas in the pop scene has been quite conspicuous. A validation to this claim is the duo’s multiple awards not forgetting numerous nominations too. The Veronicas also boasts three chart-topping singles on the ARIA Singles Chart. Over the years, The Veronicas have managed to maintain their stylish and charming influence in the pop scene. As portrayed by the 2016 single “On Your Side,” The Veronicas’ influence on the pop scene is far from fading. Here are our picks for the top 10 songs by The Veronicas.

#10 – Everything I’m Not

Welcoming us into the top 10 songs by The Veronicas is the lively hit “Everything I’m Not.” The song is featured on the duo’s debut studio album The Secret Life Of… “Everything I’m Not” finds the Origliasso twins exploring the theme of self-acceptance while challenging expectations from other people in society.

The Origliasso twins give us a taste of their tight vocal harmonies in this energetic track. “Everything I’m Not” made it to the seventh spot on the ARIA Singles Chart. The song was also a commercial success in Australia earning gold certification from ARIA.

#9- Lolita

“Lolita” claims the ninth spot solidly despite being a non-album single! The song was issued in 2012 with the duo teaming up with producer/songwriter Toby Gad and the prodigious singer/songwriter LP. Combining their lyrical prowess, “Lolita” was definitely going to be a hit. The song was initially issued as the lead single for what would have been the duo’s third studio album.

Unfortunately, the whole plan was shelved owing to hitches with their former label Warner Bros. Records. Nevertheless, the song was warmly received in Australia where it made it to position twenty-three on the Singles Chart. “Lolita” features an accompanying music video directed by Spenser Susser—Spenser is co-credited as the music director of the song “Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Rey.

#8- Take Me on the Floor

Ranking eighth on our top 10 songs by The Veronicas is the raunchy hit “Take Me on the Floor.” The song is featured on the duo’s sophomore effort Hook Me Up. “Take Me on the Floor” was penned by the Origliasso twins in collaboration with producer/songwriter Toby Gad. The song “Take Me on the Floor” and Katy Perry’s hit “I Kissed a Girl” have something in common—the two enthused a fuss owing to the lyrics about kissing a girl.

However, Jessica set things straight mentioning that the phrase was not literal. She went ahead to quote that the line is about doing things according to one’s liking. “Take Me on the Floor” went ahead to rise to the seventh spot on the ARIA Singles Chart. The song remains one of the most successful releases by The Veronicas in North America.

“Take Me on the Floor” made it to the Billboard Pop 100 and Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number seventy-three and eighty-one, respectively. Unfortunately, the song failed to impress in the UK. A remix of this song featuring Pitbull was issued some while later. “Take Me on the Floor” was gold-certified in Australia.

#7- Think of Me

“Think of Me” is one of the most recent singles by the duo to have made it on our list. The song was issued in March 2019 featuring on the album Human. “Think of Me” has its lyrics allude to the aftermath of a noxious relationship. This breakup anthem was penned by Lisa and Jessica Origliasso in conjunction with Isabella Kearney-Nurse and the South Africa-born songwriter/producer/musician Roberto De Sá.

“Think of Me” was barely successful on the mainstream charts rising to the seventieth spot on the ARIA Singles Chart. The song also graced the New Zealand Hot Singles Chart peaking at number twenty-two. “Think of Me” was fairly successful commercially only earning gold certification in Australia. Nevertheless, “Think of Me” remains one of the most recent gems that showcase The Veronicas’ endured musical excellence.

#6- Hook Me Up

Coming in at number six on our top 10 songs by The Veronicas is the dance-pop-tinged hit “Hook Me Up.” The song serves as the album title track of the duo’s sophomore effort. “Hook Me Up” was penned by the Origliasso twins in conjunction with Shelly Peikin and Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter Greg Wells.

Greg Wells was also tasked with the production works of this song. Other artists who have worked with Greg Wells include Katy Perry, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, and Elton John to name a few. Lisa revealed that the song “Hook Me Up” contains lyrics inspired by the yearning to get away from stressful moments. The song marked The Veronicas’ first single to rise atop the ARIA Singles Chart.

“Hook Me Up” was also a commercial success in Australia where it was platinum-certified. The song features a music video that was directed by Scott Speer who has worked with other artists including Switchfoot, Belinda, Eric Church, Brandi Carlile, Jordin Sparks, and Paula Abdul.

#5- In My Blood

The Veronicas’ fourth studio album Godzilla was a fairly impressive album as showcased by our fifth pick “In My Blood.” Lisa and Jessica Origliasso explored a blend of pop rock, electropop, and dance-pop sound influences in the song “In My Blood”—the results are quite conspicuous! The Veronicas worked with David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii in penning the lyrics to this impressive hit.

Issued in 2016, “In My Blood” marks the most recent chart-topping single by The Veronicas. The song rose atop the ARIA Singles Chart proving to be a commercial success in the duo’s homeland. “In My Blood” was platinum-certified twice by ARIA. The song features an aesthetic music video directed by Sasha Samsonova.

#4- On Your Side

Released in 2016, “On Your Side” would become one of the most sought-after singles by The Veronicas. The song was later featured on the duo’s fifth studio album Human. “On Your Side” was penned by the Origliasso twins in conjunction with British songwriters Jim Elliot (who worked with Ellie Goulding and Kylie Minogue) and Wayne Hector (who worked with One Direction, Westlife, and Olly Murs).

“On Your Side” finds the duo crooning about wishing happiness for a past lover. This is despite having shared some tough times in the ended relationship. The song was fairly successful on the mainstream charts managing to peak at the nineteenth spot on the ARIA Singles Chart. “On Your Side” went ahead to earn platinum certification in Australia. The music video for this song was directed by Ruby Rose. Ruby has also worked with other artists including Bad Bunny and 360.

#3- You Ruin Me

Ranking third on our top 10 songs by The Veronicas is the exceptional hit “You Ruin Me.” The song is the perfect emblem of The Veronicas’ musical excellence in their eponymous third studio album. “You Ruin Me” was collaboratively penned by the Origliasso twins in conjunction with the songwriting/production duo DNA Songs. Other artists who have worked with DNA Songs include The Saturdays, Ricky Martin, Delta Goodrem, and Guy Sebastian among others.

The song first appeared on live TV on The X Factor (Australia) 2014 Edition. “You Ruin Me” features a music video inspired by the 2010 film Black Swan. The song’s music video went ahead to win the Best Video accolade at the 2015 ARIA Music Awards. “You Ruin Me” earned a nomination for the Song of the Year in the same event. However, the song lost the award to “Start Again” by Conrad Sewell.

“You Ruin Me” marked The Veronicas’ second single to have topped the ARIA Singles Chart. The song matched the feat achieved by “Untouched” on the UK Singles Chart, rising to the eighth spot. “You Ruin Me” graced the Billboard Adult Top 40 Chart peaking at number thirty-four. The song was a commercial success in Australia where it was platinum-certified three times.

#2- 4ever

Definitive debut single! That’s the perfect description of the duo’s hit “4ever” in just three words. The song was issued in August 2005 featuring on The Veronicas’ debut album The Secret Life Of…. “4ever” was penned by Swedish record producer/songwriter Max Martin in conjunction with Lukasz Gottwald. The two songwriters/record producers worked together in the production of the 2004 hit “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson.

Max Martin also teamed up with Lukasz Gottwald in the production of this song. Lisa went ahead to reveal that the song alludes to living life for the moment while forgetting any worried—the song also trades the “get up and dance” vibe to its listeners as mentioned by Lisa! “4ever” won The Veronicas the Video of the Year accolade in the 2006 MTV Australia Video Music Awards ceremony.

The song was covered by the Australian alternative rock band The Vines in 2007—the rendition was featured on the tribute album No Man’s Woman. “4ever” was a mainstream success rising to the seventh spot on the ARIA Singles Chart. The song also made it to the seventeenth spot on the UK Singles Chart. “4ever” didn’t grace the Billboard Hot 100. However, the song made it to the twelfth spot on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart. The song was platinum certified in Australia, earning a gold certification in New Zealand and the US.

#1- Untouched

Number one on our list of the top 10 songs by The Veronicas is the alluring hit “Untouched.” The song is featured on the duo’s sophomore studio album Hook Me Up. “Untouched” had its lyrics penned by Lisa and Jessica Origliasso in collaboration with songwriter/record producer Toby Gad. “Untouched” finds the duo exploring power pop influences.

Unlike some of the songs listed on our top 10 songs by The Veronicas, “Untouched” never made it to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart. The song settled for the second position in Australia but went ahead to become the duo’s most popular song in the US and the UK. “Untouched” ranked eighth on the UK Singles Chart climbing to the seventeenth spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song earned platinum certification once in Australia. However, “Untouched” became the only song by The Veronicas to have earned platinum certification in the US. The song is also the only single by the duo to earn gold certification in the UK. “Untouched” was nominated for the Highest Selling Single in the 2008 ARIA Music Awards. However, the song lost to Gabriella Cilmi’s hit “Sweet About Me.”

Feature Photo: Eva Rinaldi, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Updated June 7, 2023

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