ARIA Charts Throwback: 17 September 1995
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ARIA Charts Throwback: 17 September 1995

September 20, 2018

Did you know that when it snows my eyes become large and the light that you shine can't be seen? But the hits of September 1995 are still very clear.

As 1995 hit September, the ARIA Albums Chart was dominated by Live, Celine Dion, Tina Arena, Jeff Buckley, Urge Overkill and more

Holding #1 on the Singles Chart for the entire month was a British singer and a soundtrack power ballad.

10. Herbie - Right Type Of Mood

The only entry on the ARIA Singles Chart For English producer/songwriter Herbie came when ‘Right Type Of Mood’ peaked at #10 for two weeks in September 1995. Herbie has since gone on to write tracks for many artists, including Rita Ora, Robyn, Backstreet Boys and Five.

9. Hootie & The Blowfish - Let Her Cry

American band Hootie & The Blowfish scored their biggest hit in Australia when ‘Let Her Cry’ peaked at #4 in September 1995. The band’s debut album, Cracked Rear View, was their only Top Ten on the Albums Chart, pealing at #7.

8. Chris Isaak - Somebody's Crying

Chris Isaak’s first of two Top Ten appearances came when ‘Somebody’s Crying’ peaked at #5. It came from the American singer-songwriter’s fifth album, Forever Blue (#2 Jul. ’95). Isaak took out another Top Ten with Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing (#9 Aug. ’99).

7. Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone

The second single released from Michael Jackson’s HIStory: Past, Present And Future - Book 1 (#1 Jun. ’95) was also its second Top Ten, peaking at #7. Written by R Kelly, the track is also notable for featuring Jackson’s then-wife, Lisa Marie Presley, in its video.

6. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know

Alanis Morissette announced her arrival on the ARIA Charts in the second half 1995 when ‘You Oughta Know’ peaked at #4. It was the first single from the Canadian singer-songwriter’s world-beating album Jagged Little Pill, which spent 10 weeks at #1 in Australia and was accredited 14x Platinum.

5. Merril Bainbridge - Under The Water

Following up her #1 single ‘Mouth’ (May ’95), Melbourne singer-songwriter Merril Bainbridge took out her second Top Ten on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Under The Water peaked at #4. Both tracks were released form Bainbridge’s debut album, The Garden (#5 Aug. ’95).

4. FCB - Excalibur

Based around the chorus of Carl Orff’s 1936 work Carmina Burana, ‘Excalibur’ was the only hit on the ARIA Singles Chart for dance act FCB. The track peaked at #2 in August 1995.

3. Jann Arden – Insensitive

Jann Arden’s sole appearance in the ARIA Top 50 spent one week at #1 in August 1995. It was the Canadian singer-songwriter’s biggest hit in her homeland, also hitting #1, while also charting highly in the US and UK.

2. The Steppers - Alice, Who The F..k Is Alice?

A track made famous by both New World and Smokie called ‘Living Next Door To Alice’, it became ‘Alice, Who The F..k Is Alice?’ after a version released by Dutch group Gompie in 1995. The version released by The Steppers was a dance reworking of the Gompie version and was their only appearance in the ARIA Top 50.

1. Seal - Kiss From A Rose

British singer-songwriter Seal scored his only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Kiss From A Rose’ spent six straight weeks in the top spot between August and October 1995. The track was originally released as a single from the album Seal II (#2 Jun. ’94) but achieved its greatest success after being included on the soundtrack to Batman Forever (#6 Jul. ’95). It was the second single to be released from the film’s soundtrack album; the first single, U2’s ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me’, also topped the ARIA Singles Chart for six straight weeks.