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This Week In... 1996

February 14, 2017

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 21 years ago!

ALBUM

(What's The Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis

Released in October 1995, the second studio album from Britpop superstars Oasis debuted at #6 on the ARIA Albums Chart. In the following weeks (What's The Story) Morning Glory? dropped to as low as #23 before steadily ascending the charts to finally hit #1 in the last week of January; its 16th week in the top 50. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? stayed at the top of the chart for five straight weeks. It n total, the album spent 31 weeks in the top ten and 54 weeks in the top 50.

The follow-up to Definitely Maybe (#23 Aug. ’95) was #4 in the ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart in 1996. It has since been accredited 8x Platinum.

Five singles from the album featured on the ARIA Singles Chart: ‘Morning Glory’ (#25 Oct. ’95), ‘Wonderwall’ (see below), ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ (#19 Mar. ’96), ‘Champagne Supernova’ (#26 Jul. ’96) and ‘Roll With It’ (#48 Sept. ’96).

Oasis’ next studio album, Be Here Now, debuted at #1 in August 1997. They last appeared in the ARIA Top 50 with the album Dig Out Your Soul (#5 Oct. ’08) before splitting in August 2009.

SINGLE

Wonderwall – Oasis

Debuting at #50 in the ARIA Singles Chart in November 1995, ‘Wonderwall’ hit #1 in its 11th week on the chart. It spent a total of 11 weeks in the top ten. The single reached #1 on the ARIA Charts after taking out Triple J’s Hottest 100 in late-January, 1996. ‘Wonderwall’ was #19 in the 1996 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart. It has since been accredited 3x Platinum.

In 2013 the track topped the Hottest 100 again, this time taking out the 20 Years of the Hottest 100 poll. As a result, it returned to the ARIA Singles Chart for one week, hitting #52. Liam Gallagher and his then-current band, Beady Eye, performed ‘Wonderwall’ at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

The last Oasis single to chart in Australia was ‘Lyla’ (#23 May ’05).