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This Week In... 1985

February 21, 2017

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 31 years ago!

ALBUM

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.

The first of Bruce Springsteen’s three #1s to date on the ARIA Albums Chart came when Born In The U.S.A. held the top spot for eight weeks in 1984/85. Springsteen’s seventh studio album debuted at #5 in June 1984. Born In The U.S.A.’s first week at #1 came in its nineteenth week in the top 50. It returned to the top spot for two weeks in February 1985. Its final and longest run at #1 came with a five-week stay in March/April 1985. Born In The U.S.A. has spent 89 weeks in the ARIA top 50.

The album, which has been accredited 13x Platinum, included the singles ‘Dancing In The Dark’ (#5 Sept. ‘84), ‘Cover Me’ (#17 Nov. ‘84), ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ (#2 Mar. ’85), ‘I’m On Fire’ (#12 May ‘85), ‘Glory Days’ (#29 Aug. ‘85), ‘I’m Goin’ Down’ (#41 Nov. ‘85) and ‘My Hometown’ (#47 Dec. ‘85).

Springsteen has topped the ARIA Charts twice more: Greatest Hits (#1 Mar. ’95) and High Hopes (#1 Jan. ’14). He last charted with Chapter And Verse (#2 Oct. ’16).

Single

Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

Foreigner scored their only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ spent five consecutive weeks at #1 in February/March 1985. The first single released from the British/American band’s fifth studio album Agent Provocateur (#2 Mar. ‘85), ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ debuted at #28 in January 1985 and hit #1 for the first time in its fifth week in the top 50.

In total, the single spent 11 weeks in the top ten and 17 weeks in the top 50.

Foreigner’s last appearance in the ARIA top 50 was with ‘I Don’t Want To Live Without You’ (#24 Jul. ’88).