This Week In... 1991
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This Week In... 1991

August 30, 2016

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 25 years ago!


Metallica - Metallica

The first of Metallica’s five #1s to date on the ARIA Albums Chart came when the band’s self-titled fifth album spent one week at the top in August 1991. The follow-up to 1988’s ...And Justice For All (#16 Jun. ’94), Metallica debuted at #1 and went on to spend 12 weeks in the top ten and 111 weeks in the top 50.

Metallica featured the singles ‘Enter Sandman’ (#10 Aug. ’91), ‘The Unforgiven’ (#10 Nov. ’91), ‘Nothing Else Matters’ (#8 May. ’92), ‘Sad But True’ (#48 Oct. ’92) and ‘Wherever I May Roam’ (#14 Mar. ’93). The album has been certified 12x Platinum and was #28 and #49 respectively on the 1991 and 1992 ARIA End Of Year Albums Charts.

Metallica have gone on to top the ARIA Albums Chart with Load (#1 Jun. ’96), S & M (#1 Nov. ’99), St. Anger (#1 Jun. ’03) and Death Magnetic (#1 Sept. ’08).

The band last charted with the live soundtrack album Metallica: Through The Never (#16 Sept. ’13). Their tenth studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, is due for release in November.


Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams reached #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for the first time when ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ spent eleven straight weeks at #1 between July and October 1991. The first single from Adams’ sixth album, Waking Up the Neighbours (#1 Oct. ’91), as well as the soundtrack to Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (#21 Aug. ’91), ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ debuted at #2 before hitting the top spot in its second week in the top 50. At the time, the single’s eleven weeks at the top of the Singles Chart was an ARIA record.

‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ was #1 on the 1991 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart. It was accredited 2x Platinum.

It was the first of Adams’ four singles to reach #1 in Australia. He had further success with ‘Please Forgive Me’ (#1 Nov. ’93) and ‘Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?’ (#1 Jun. ’95), as well as the collaboration with Sting and Rod Stewart ‘All For Love’ (#1 Jan. ’94).