This Week In... 1999
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This Week In... 1999

January 24, 2017

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 18 years ago!

ALBUM

The Offspring - Americana

The fifth studio album from American pop punk band The Offspring became their second release to top the ARIA Albums Chart when it spent five straight weeks in the top spot at the beginning of 1999. The follow-up to Ixnay On The Hombre (#2 Feb. ’97) debuted at #3 in November 1998 before hitting #1 for the first time in its seventh week in the top 50. In total, Americana spent 34 weeks in the top ten and 49 weeks in the top 50.

Americana featured the singles ‘Pretty Fly (for A White Guy)’ (#1 Dec. ’98) and ‘Why Don't You Get A Job?’ (#2 Apr. ’99). The album was accredited 5x Platinum and was #3 on the 1999 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

The Offspring first hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Smash (#1 Jan. ’95). They followed up Americana with Conspiracy Of One (#4 Dec. ’00) and last charted with Days Go By (#7 Jul. ’12).

Single

Cher - Believe

Cher scored her second #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Believe’ spent five weeks at #1 in January and February 1999. The first single to come from the album Believe (#13 Feb. ’99) was Cher’s first appearance in the ARIA top 50 since ‘Love And Understanding’ (#23 Aug. ’91). It debuted at #23 in November 1998 before hitting #1 for the first time in its ninth week in the top 50.

‘Believe’ spent a total of 13 weeks in the top ten and 19 weeks in the top 50. It was #6 on the 1999 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart and was accredited 3x Platinum.

Cher first topped the ARIA Singles Chart a decade earlier with ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ (#1 Oct. ’89). She followed ‘Believe’ with ‘Strong Enough’ (#11 May ’99) and last hit the top 50 with ‘The Music's No Good Without You’ (#23 Nov. ’01).