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This Week In... 2006

November 29, 2016

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 10 years ago!


U2 - U218 SIngles

Irish rockers U2 spent two weeks at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in late-2006 with U218 Singles. The singles compilation was the band’s third retrospective to top the ARIA Charts, following on from The Best Of 1980 – 1990 (#1 Nov. ‘98) and The Best Of 1990 – 2000 (#1 Nov. ‘02).

After spending its first two weeks at #1, U218 Singles spent 11 weeks in the top ten and 24 weeks in the top 50. It was accredited 5x Platinum and hit #12 on the 2006 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

Two singles were released from the album: the Green Day collaboration ‘The Saints Are Coming’ (#1 Nov. ’06) and ‘Window In The Skies’ (#17 Jan. ’07).

U2 have also topped the ARIA Albums Chart with The Unforgettable Fire (#1 Oct. ’84), Rattle And Hum (#1 Oct. ‘88), Achtung Baby (#1 Dec. ‘91), Zooropa (#1 Jul. ‘93), Pop (#1 Mar. ‘97), All That You Can't Leave Behind (#1 Nov. ‘00), How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (#1 Nov. ‘04) and No Line On The Horizon (#1 Mar. ‘09). Along with Madonna and Jimmy Barnes, they hold the record for most #1 albums on the ARIA Charts with 11.

The band’s most recent album, Songs Of Innocence, debuted at #7 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It was their first album release since The Joshua Tree (#3 Mar. ‘87) to not top the ARIA Albums Chart.


Scissor Sisters - I DOn't Feel Like Dancin'

The only chart-topping single for American group Scissor Sisters came when ‘I Don't Feel Like Dancin'’ spent two weeks at #1 in November 206. Taken from the #1 album Ta Dah! (#1 Sept. ’06), the track debuted at #8 and moved around the top ten before hitting #1 for the first time in its tenth week.

In total, ‘I Don't Feel Like Dancin'’ spent 18 weeks in the top ten and 33 weeks in the top 50. It was #5 on ARIA’s 2006 End Of Year Singles Chart and was accredited Platinum.

Scissor Sisters last appeared in the ARIA top 50 with the single ‘She’s My Man’ (#39 Mar. ’07).