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This Week In... 1989

October 17, 2017

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 28 years ago!

ALBUM

Richard MArx - Repeat Offender

The second studio album from American singer-songwriter Richard Marx became his only #1 to date on the ARIA Albums Chart when it spent seven weeks at the peak during September and October 1989. The follow-up to Marx’s self-titled debut (#7 Jul. ’88), Repeat Offender debuted at #29 at the end of July and hit #1 for the first time in its eleventh week in the top 50.

The album featured the singles ‘Satisfied’ (#20 Jul. ’89), ‘Right Here Waiting’ (#1 Sept. ’89) and ‘Angelia’ (#32 Nov. ’89).

Repeat Offender went on to spent eleven weeks in the top ten and 30 weeks in the top 50. It was accredited 2x Platinum and was #13 on the 1989 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

Richard Marx followed Repeat Offender with Rush Street (#11 Jul. ’92). He last appeared in the top 50 with The Ultimate Collection (#17 Jun. ’16).

Single

Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time

American performer Cher took out the first ARIA #1 single of her illustrious career when ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ spent seven week in the top spot in the final months of 1989. Taken from the album Heart of Stone (#1 Nov. ’89), the single debuted at #28, before hitting #1 for the first time in its fifth week in the top 50. After dropping back to #2 for three weeks, ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ spent six consecutive weeks at #1.

‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ spent a total of 18 weeks in the top ten and 25 weeks in the top 50. The single was accredited 2x Platinum and was #5 in the 1989 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Cher followed ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ with the singles ‘Just Like Jesse James’ (#14 Jan. ’90) and ‘The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)’ (#4 Apr. ’91). A decade later, she spent five weeks at #1 with ‘Believe’ (#1 Jan. ’99).

Her last top 50 appearance to date was with ‘The Music's No Good Without You’ (#23 Nov. ’01).