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This Week In... 1990

April 18, 2017

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 27 years ago!

ALBUM

Milli Vanilli - All Or Nothing: The U.S.-Remix Album

German R&B act Milli Vanilli took out their only #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart when All Or Nothing: The U.S.-Remix Album spent five weeks at #1 in April 1990. The duo’s only album to chart in the ARIA top 50 debuted at #35 in October 1989 and hit #1 for the first time in its 24th week in the chart. In total, All Or Nothing: The U.S.-Remix Album spent 17 weeks in the top ten and 37 weeks in the top 50.

All Or Nothing: The U.S.-Remix Album was accredited 2x Platinum. It was #7 on the 1990 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

Milli Vanilli charted with the singles ‘Baby Don't Forget My Number’ (#17 Nov. ’89), ‘Girl I'm Gonna Miss You’ (#3 Mar. ’90), ‘Blame It On The Rain’ (#5 Apr. ’90) and ‘All Or Nothing’ (#44 May ’90).

Their career drastically fizzled out at the end of 1990, when it was revealed that front men Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus didn’t actually sing on Milli Vanilli’s releases.

Single

Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract

With her second career top 50 entry, American singer/choreographer Paula Abdul scored her first and only #1 to date on the ARIA Singles Chart. Taken from Abdul’s debut album Forever Your Girl (#1 May ’90), ‘Opposites Attract’ debuted at #19 in March 1990 and hit #1 for the first time in its seventh week in the top 50. The track, which featured a rap by cartoon character MC Skat Kat (in reality Bruce DeShazer and Marv Gunn of The Wild Pair), spent 11 weeks in the top ten and 20 weeks in the top 50.

‘Opposites Attract’ received a Platinum accreditation and was #6 on the 1990 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Paula Abdul last hit the ARIA Singles Chart top 50 with ‘My Love Is For Real’ (#7 Jul. ’95).