This week in... 1991
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This week in... 1991

January 12, 2016


The Immaculate Collection – Madonna

The third of Madonna’s eleven #1s on the ARIA Albums Chart occurred when The Immaculate Collection spent five weeks in the top spot in December 1990 and January 1991. Madonna’s first greatest hits album debuted at #1 and spent a total of three weeks at the top in its first run. After three weeks at #2, it returned to #1 for a further two weeks.

The album featured the new singles ‘Justify My Love’ (#4 Dec. ’90) and ‘Rescue Me’ (#15 Mar. ’91). The Immaculate Collection has been certified 12x Platinum. It was #5 on the 1990 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart and #8 in the same chart in 1991.

Madonna has also topped the ARIA Albums Chart with True Blue (#1 Aug. ’86), I'm Breathless (#1 May ’90), Erotica (#1 Oct. ’92), Bedtime Stories (#1 Oct ’94), Something To Remember (#1 Nov. ’95), Ray Of Light (#1 Mar. ’98), Confessions On A Dance Floor (#1 Nov. ’05), Hard Candy (#1 May ’08), MDNA (#1 Apr. ’12) and Rebel Heart (#1 Mar. ’15).


Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice

This week in 1991, Robert Van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice, was in the middle of his three-week run at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with his first and only #1, ‘Ice Ice Baby’. Released as the first single from Vanilla Ice’s debut major label album To The Extreme (#9 Mar. ’91), ‘Ice Ice Baby’ debuted at #37 in November 1990. It spent five straight weeks at #2 before hitting #1 in its ninth week in the top 50. In total ‘‘Ice Ice Baby’ spent 14 weeks in the top ten. It features the distinctive bass riff from the Queen and David Bowie single ‘Under Pressure’.

The only other Vanilla Ice single to hit the top 50 on the ARIA Charts was his interpretation of the Wild Cherry track ‘Play That Funky Music’ (#13 Mar. ’91).