This Week In... 1993
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This Week In... 1993

April 12, 2016

23 years ago, a couple of guitar heroes reigned on the ARIA Charts.


Eric Clapton - Unplugged

Acclaimed British guitarist Eric Clapton picked up his sole #1 on the ARIA Charts when live album Unplugged spent eight weeks in the top spot in the first half of 1993.

Released in September 1992, the album debuted at #27 and remained on the chart until it hit #1 for the first time in its 25th week in the top 50. Its first run at #1 was for six weeks. It returned to #1 for a further two weeks in May 1993.

The album was recorded as part of the MTV Unplugged series at Bray Film Studios in Windsor, England and features tracks from throughout Clapton’s career as well as blues standards. One single was released from the album, a re-working of the Derek And The Dominos track ‘Layla’ (#7 Apr. ’93).

Unplugged has been accredited 8x Platinum. It was #2 on the 1993 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

Eric Clapton last appeared on the ARIA Albums Chart with The Breeze - An Appreciation of JJ Cale (#17 Aug. ’14).


Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way

The only chart-topper to date on the ARIA Singles Chart for American rocker Lenny Kravitz came when ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’ spent six consecutive weeks at #1 in April and May 1993.

The title track and the first single released from Kravitz’s third studio album (#1 Apr. ’93), ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’ debuted at #7 on the Singles Chart in early March before hitting the top spot for the first time in its fourth week in the top 50. It spent a total of 13 weeks in the top ten.

During the single’s run at #1, there were four weeks where the album Are You Gonna Go My Way was also at #1.

‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’ has been certified Platinum. Both the single and the album were #11 on their respective 1993 ARIA End Of Year Charts.

Lenny Kravitz last appeared on the Singles Chart with ‘Again’ (#30 May '01).