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This Week In... 2001

January 10, 2017

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 16 years ago!


The BEatles - 1

As 2000 turned into 2001, the legendary Beatles spent nine straight weeks at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart with the compilation 1. Released to mark the 30th anniversary of the band’s split, 1 debuted at #1 in mid-November 2000 and spent its last week at the top in mid-January 2001. In total, the album spent 13 weeks in the top ten and 66 weeks in the top 50.

The album includes 27 Fab Four tracks that went to number one in the UK and/or the US between 1962 and 1970, including ‘Love Me Do’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Day Tripper’, ‘Penny Lane’, ‘All You Need Is Love’, ‘Lady Madonna’, ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Get Back’, ‘The Ballad Of John & Yoko’ and ‘Let It Be’. 1 topped the End Of Year Albums Chart in 2000 and has been accredited 10 X Platinum.

Many of the Beatles’ studio albums topped the Australian charts when released in the 1960s. In the 30 years of the ARIA Charts, the band has hit the top spot on one other occasion, spending two weeks at #1 in November 1995 with Anthology 1.

The band returned to the top ten in 2016 with the release of Live At The Hollywood Bowl (#8 Sept. ’16).


Gwyneth Paltrow with Huey Lewis - Cruisin'

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow scored her first and only #1 to date on the ARIA Charts when ‘Cruisin’’ spent two consecutive weeks at #1 in January 2001. Taken from the soundtrack to Duets (#11 Feb. ’01), Paltrow’s cover of Smokey Robinson’s 1979 hit features co-star Huey Lewis.

The single debuted in the top 50 at #28 in mid-November 2000 and steadily made its way up to chart to hit the top spot in its ninth week. In total, ‘Cruisin’’ spent eleven weeks in the top ten and 17 weeks in the top 50. The track was #27 on the 2001 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart and has been accredited 2x Platinum.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s only other appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart was with a cover of Kim Carnes’ ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ (#3 Apr. ’01).