This Week In… 1992
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This Week In… 1992

June 21, 2016

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 24 years ago!

ALBUM

Michael Crawford - Michael Crawford Performs Andrew Lloyd-Webber

The first of Michael Crawford’s three #1s on the ARIA Albums Chart came when Michael Crawford Performs Andrew Lloyd Webber spent three straight weeks in the top spot in June 1992. Debuting at #29 in February 1992, the album originally spent seven weeks in the bottom half of the top 50 before dropping out for a week. Re-entering at #41, the album steadily climbed up the chart in the following weeks to claim the #1 for the first time in its 13th week in the top 50. In total, Michael Crawford Performs Andrew Lloyd Webber spent 30 weeks in the top 50 and ten weeks in the top ten.

The album includes four numbers from the musical Phantom Of The Opera, in which Crawford was the original lead:  ’All I Ask Of You’, ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’, ‘Music Of The Night’, and ‘Phantom Of The Opera’.

Michael Crawford Performs Andrew Lloyd-Webber was #8 on the 1992 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart. It’s been accredited 3x Platinum.

Michael Crawford later topped the ARIA Albums Chart with A Touch Of Music In The Night (#1 Oct. ’93) and The Disney Album (#1 May ’01).

Single

Girlfriend - Take It From Me

Australian girl group Girlfriend scored their only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Take It From Me’ spent two weeks at #1 in June 1992. Taken as the first single from Girlfriend’s debut album, Make It Come True (#6 Sept. ’92), ‘Take It From Me’ debuted at #41 in April and reached #1 for the first time in its eighth week in the top 50. In total, the single spent 17 weeks in the top 50 and eight weeks in the top ten.

‘Take It From Me’ was accredited Gold and reached #16 on the 1992 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Girlfriend later charted with the singles ‘Girl's Life’ (#15 Aug. ’92), ‘Without You’ (#18 Oct. ’92), ‘Bad Attitude’ (#28 Jan. ’93), ‘Heartbeat’ (#36 Oct. ’93) and ‘Wishing On The Same Star’ (#44 Jan. ’94). In 1994, they changed their name to GF4 and charted in the top 50 for the last time with ‘Sooner Or Later’ (#11 Nov. ’94). They disbanded in 1996.