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This Week In... 1991

October 11, 2016

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


Guns N' ROses - Use Your Illusion II

The fourth studio album from American hard rockers Guns N’ Roses gave the group their first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart when it debuted in the top spot in September 1991. Released as the follow-up to Appetite For Destruction (#7 Oct. ’88) and G N' R Lies (#18 Feb ’93), Use Your Illusion II managed to edge out Use Your Illusion I (#2 Sept. ’91), which came out on the same day, for the top spot. The album spent three straight weeks at #1 and a total of 14 weeks in the top ten and 66 weeks in the top 50.

Singles released from the album include ‘You Could Be Mine’ (#3 Jul. ’91), ‘Knockin' On Heaven's Door’ (#12 Aug. ’92), ‘Yesterdays’ (#14 Feb. ’93), ‘Civil War’ (#45 May ’93) and ‘Estranged’ (#40 Jan. ’94). Use Your Illusion II was accredited 5x Platinum and was #18 on both the 1991 and 1992 ARIA End Of Year Albums Charts.

Guns N’ Roses also topped the ARIA Albums Chart for one week with The Spaghetti Incident? (#1 Nov. ’93). They last appeared on the chart with the album Chinese Democracy (#3 Dec. ’08).


Martika - Love... Thy Will Be Done

Martika picked up her only #1 on the ARIA Charts when ‘Love… Thy Will Be Done’ spent one week at the top of Singles Chart in October 1991. The first single from the singer-songwriter’s second album, Martika's Kitchen (#9 Sept. ’91), ‘Love… Thy Will Be Done’ debuted at #26 in August 1991. It hit the #1 spot in its ninth week in the ARIA top 50. The single spent a total of ten weeks in the top ten and 16 weeks in the top 50.

‘Love… Thy Will Be Done’ is one of four tracks on Martika's Kitchen produced and co-written by Prince. The single has received a Platinum accreditation and was #14 1991 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Martika has also hit the top ten on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Toy Soldiers’ (#5 Sept. ’89) and ‘I Feel The Earth Move’ (#2 Jan. ’90). She last charted with the single ‘Coloured Kisses’ (#39 Mar. ’92).