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This Week In... 2002

February 7, 2017

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 15 years ago!


THE Chemical Brothers - Come WIth Us

British electronic act The Chemical Brothers scored their only #1 to date on the ARIA Albums Chart when Come With Us spent one week at #1 in February 2002. The duo’s fourth studio album debuted in the top spot before going on to spent three weeks in the top ten and ten weeks in the top 50. Come With Us was the follow-up to Surrender (#5 Feb. ’00).

The album included the singles ‘It Began In Afrika’ (#60 Sept. ’01), ‘Star Guitar’ (#52 Jan. ’02) and ‘Come With Us’ / ‘The Test’ (#80 May ’02). Come With Us was accredited Gold and was #68 on the 2002 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

The Chemical Brothers next charted with Push The Button (#5 Jan. ‘05). Most recently, the duo charted with eighth album Born In The Echoes (#5 Jul. ’15).


Shakira - Whenever, Wherever

The first of Shakira’s three #1 singles to date on the ARIA Charts came when the first single from Laundry Service (#1 May ’02) spent six weeks in the top spot in early 2002. ‘Whenever, Wherever’ debuted at #1 in early February and remained at #1 until mid-March. It went on to spend 16 weeks in the top ten and 20 weeks in the top 50.

Accredited 3x Platinum, ‘Whenever, Wherever’ was #2 on the 2002 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Shakira has also topped the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Underneath Your Clothes’ (#1 May ’02) and ‘Hips Don't Lie’ (#1 Jun. ’06). She last appeared in the top 50 with ‘Can't Remember To Forget You’ (#18 Feb. ’14).