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This Week In... 1998

November 1, 2016

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 18 years ago!


The Living End - THE LIVING END

The self-titled debut album by The Living End gave the Melbourne trio the first of their two #1s on the ARIA Albums Chart when it spent two weeks in the top spot in October and November, 1998. Debuting at #1, the album dropped back to #2 in its second week on the chart, before returning to #1 for the final time in its third week in the top 50. In total, The Living End spent 27 weeks in the top ten and 63 weeks in the top 50.

Singles released from The Living End include ‘Second Solution’ / ‘Prisoner Of Society’ (#4 May ’98), ‘Save The Day’ (#22 Jan. ’99) and ‘All Torn Down’ (#12 Jan. ’99). The album was accredited 4x Platinum and was #29 on the 1998 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

At the 1999 ARIA Awards, The Living End won two ARIAs on the back of the album, taking home Best Group and Breakthrough Artist – Album.

The Living End later topped the Albums Chart with State Of Emergency (#1 Feb. ’06). They last charted with Shift (#4 May ’16).


Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

American rockers Aerosmith snared their second #1 single when ‘I Don't Want To Miss A Thing’ spent nine straight weeks at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart between September and November, 1998. Taken from the soundtrack to the film Armageddon (#5 Aug. ’98), ‘I Don't Want To Miss A Thing’ debuted at #28 in early August and hit #1 for the first time in its fifth week in the top 50. The single spent a total of 16 weeks in the top ten and 30 weeks in the top 50.

‘I Don't Want To Miss A Thing’ was #4 on the ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart of 1998 and has been accredited 2x Platinum. It was their last single to date to chart in the top 50 in Australia.

Aerosmith first topped the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Janie's Got A Gun’ (#1 Feb. ’90).