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This Week In... 1990

October 31, 2017

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 27 years ago!



Australian rock icons INXS took out the third of their four #1s on the ARIA Albums Chart when X spent two weeks in the top spot in October 1990. The follow-up to the world-conquering Kick (#2 Nov. ’87), INXS’ seventh studio album spent its first two weeks at #1 before going on to spend a total of five weeks in the top ten and 36 weeks in the top 50.

Singles released from X include ‘Suicide Blonde’ (#2 Oct. ’90), ‘Disappear’ (#23 Jan. ’91), ‘Bitter Tears’ (#36 Mar. ’91) and ‘By My Side’ (#23 Jun. ’91). The album was accredited 2x Platinum and was #29 on the 1990 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

The band followed X with the live album Live Baby Live (#3 Nov. ’91) and then their eighth studio release Welcome To Wherever You Are (#2 Aug. ’92).

INXS first topped the ARIA Albums Chart with The Swing (#1 Apr. ’84) and Listen Like Thieves (#1 Oct. ’85). Most recently, they spent seven weeks at #1 in early 2014 with the compilation The Very Best (#1 Feb. ’14).


Young MC - Bust A Move

Young MC scored his sole #1 on the ARIA Charts when ‘Bust A Move’ spent one week at #1 on the Singles Chart in October 1990. Taken from the American rapper’s debut album, Stone Cold Rhymin' (#38 Oct. ’90), the single debuted at #47 in July, before climbing to hit #1 in its thirteenth week in the top 50. ‘Bust A Move’ spent a total of nine weeks in the top ten and 20 weeks in the top 50.

Accredited Gold, ‘Bust A Move’ was #50 on the 1990 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Young MC had previously charted with the single ‘Principal's Office’ (#50 May ’90). He last hit the ARIA top 50 with ‘I Come Off’ (#43 Jan. ’91).