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This Week In... 1994

April 4, 2017

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 23 years ago!


Pantera - Far Beyond Driven

American heavy metal band Pantera scored their only #1 on the ARIA Charts when their seventh studio album Far Beyond Driven spent one week in the top spot in April 1994. The follow-up to 1992’s Vulgar Display Of Power debuted at #1 and went on to spend three weeks in the top ten and 15 weeks in the top 50.

Far Beyond Driven features Pantera’s only track to crack the top 50 on the ARIA Singles Chart, ‘I’m Broken’ (#49 May ’94). The album was accredited Platinum.

Pantera next charted with The Great Southern Trendkill (#2 May ’96). Their last Albums Chart appearance was with Reinventing The Steel (#2 Mar. ’00) before spitting in 2003.


East 17 - It's Alright

British boy band East 17 claimed their only ARIA Charts #1 when ‘It’s Alright’ spent seven consecutive weeks at the top of the Singles Chart in March/April 1994. The fourth single to chart in the top ten from the quartet’s debut album Walthamstow (#5 Apr. ’94), ‘It’s Alright’ debuted at #25 in mid-February. It hit #1 for the first time in its third week in the top 50. In total, the single spent ten weeks in the top ten and 17 weeks in the top 50.

‘It’s Alright’ received a Platinum accreditation. It was #4 on the 1994 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

East 17 followed ‘It’s Alright’ with ‘Around The World’ (#4 Jul. ’94). Their last appearance in the ARIA top 50 was with ‘Thunder’ (#36 Dec. ’95).