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This Week In... 1986

June 28, 2016

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 30 years ago!


Whitney Houston - WHITNEY HOUSTON

The first of Whitney Houston’s three chart-topping albums came when her self-titled debut spent 11 weeks at #1 in mid-1986. The album debuted at #37 in October 1985. It reached #1 for the first time in June 1986, spending nine straight weeks at the top in its initial run at #1.

Whitney Houston includes the singles ‘Saving All My Love For You’ (#20 Jan. ‘86), ‘How Will I Know’ (#2 Apr. ‘86) and Houston’s first number one single, ‘Greatest Love Of All’ (#1 Jul. ’86). The album has been accredited 4x Platinum.

Houston’s second album Whitney spent three weeks at #1 in 1987, while The Bodyguard soundtrack spent five weeks at the top in early 1993.

Whitney Houston’s last studio album to chart was I Look To You (#16 Sept. ’09). She passed away in 2012.


Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love

British singer Robert Palmer picked up the first of his two #1s on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Addicted To Love’ spent two weeks at #1 in mid-1986. Taken from the album Riptide (#17 Apr. ’86), ‘Addicted To Love’ debuted at #43 in April. After a steady climb, the single reached #1 in its tenth week in the top 50. In total, ‘Addicted To Love’ spent 19 weeks in the top 50 and nine weeks in the top ten.

Robert Palmer later spent five weeks at #1 with the single ‘Simply Irresistible’ (#1 Sept. ’88). His last single to chart was the collaboration with UB40 on a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘I'll Be Your Baby Tonight’ (#4 Jan. ’91). Robert Palmer passed away in 2003.