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This Week In... 2000

September 6, 2016

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 16 years ago!


John Farnham - 33 1/3

John Farnham’s seventh #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart came when 33 1/3 spent four weeks in the top spot in August/September 2000. Farnham’s first studio album since Romeo's Heart (#2 Jun. ’96) debuted at #1 and remained there for the following three weeks. 33 1/3 spent a total of seven weeks in the top ten and 22 weeks in the top 50.

One single from 33 1/3 charted in the top 50: ‘Trying To Live My Life Without You’ (#42 Jul. ’00). The album was accredited 3x Platinum and was #12 on the 2000 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

John Farnham has also topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Whispering Jack (#1 Nov. ’86), Age Of Reason (#1 Jul. ’88), Chain Reaction (#1 Oct. ’90), Then Again… (#1 Nov. ‘93), Anthology 1 (#1 Oct. ‘97) and The Last Time (#1 Dec. ‘02), plus the live albums Highlights From The Main Event (with Anthony Warlow & Olivia Newton-John) (#1 Dec. ‘98) and Two Strong Hearts (with Olivia Newton-John) (#1 Jul. ’15).


Madonna - Music

The eighth of Madonna’s ten #1s on the ARIA Singles Chart came when the title track to Madonna’s eighth studio album, Music (#2 Sept. ’00), spent four weeks at #1 in August/September 2000. The single debuted at #1 and spent the following two weeks in the top spot before dropping back to #2 for a week. It then returned to #1 for a fourth and final week. In total, ‘Music’ spent eight weeks in the top ten and 13 weeks in the top 50.

The single was accredited 2x Platinum and was #4 on the 2000 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Madonna has topped the ARIA Singles Chart with nine other singles: ‘Like A Virgin’ (#1 Dec. ‘84), ‘Angel’ / ‘Into The Groove’ (#1 Jun. ’85), ‘Crazy For You’ (#1 Jul. ‘85), ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ (#1 Aug. ‘86), ‘Like A Prayer’ (#1 Mar. ‘89), ‘Vogue’ / ‘Keep It Together’ (#1 May ’90), ‘American Pie’ (#1 Mar. ‘00), ‘Hung Up’ (#1 Nov. ‘05) and 4 Minutes (#1 Apr. ‘08). She holds the record for the most weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Charts, with 38 weeks. Her ten #1 singles puts her equal with Kylie Minogue for most #1 singles on the ARIA Charts.