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This Week In... 1994

July 25, 2017

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 23 years ago!

ALBUM

Mariah Carey - Music Box

The first of Mariah Carey’s three #1s on the ARIA Albums Chart came when Music Box spent 18 weeks in the top spot during 1994. Released as the follow-up to Mariah Carey (#6 Feb. ’91) and Emotions (#8 Oct. ’91), Carey’s third album debuted at #3 in September 1993. It reached #1 for the first time in its 26th week in the top 50. Its longest run of weeks at the top was seven in May/June 1994 and its final week at #1 was in September 1994. In total, Music Box spent 55 weeks in the top ten and 75 weeks in the top 50.

Singles released from Music Box included ‘Dreamlover’ (#7 Sept. ’93), ‘Hero’ (#7 Jan. ’94), ‘Without You’ (#3 Mar. ’94) and ‘Anytime You Need A Friend’ (#12 Jul. ’94).

Music Box was #1 on the 1994 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart. It was accredited 12x Platinum.

Carey later topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Daydream (#1 Oct. ’95) and Butterfly (#1 Sept. ’97). She last charted with the compilation #1 To Infinity (#18 Jun. ’15).

Single

Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around

Scottish band Wet Wet Wet took out their sole #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when their version of ‘Love Is All Around’ spent six consecutive weeks at #1 during July and August 1994. Originally recorded and released by The Troggs in 1967, ‘Love Is All Around’ was recorded by Wet Wet Wet for the soundtrack to Four Weddings & A Funeral (#4 Jul. ’94). The track debuted at #23 in early June and hit #1 for the first time in its fourth week in the top 50. In total, it spent 18 weeks in the top ten and 25 weeks in the top 50.

‘Love Is All Around’ was accredited 3x Platinum and was #1 on the 1994 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Wet Wet Wet next charted with ‘Julia Says’ (#38 May ’95). Their last appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart was with ‘Don't Want To Forgive Me Now’ (#45 Sept. ’95). The band split in 1997 before reforming in 2004.