ARIA Charts Throwback: 24 November 1991
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ARIA Charts Throwback: 24 November 1991

November 22, 2018

Do a little turn on the catwalk and have a look at the biggest hits of November 1991!

As November 1991 neared its end, the top of the ARIA Albums Chart saw the likes of Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, Bryan Adams, Cold Chisel, Gloria Estefan, Toni Childs, Jenny Morris, Guns N’ Roses, Prince and the soundtrack to The Commitments dominating.

For most of the month, a British trio was strutting their stuff at #1 on the Singles Chart with their gentle swipe at the fashion world.

10. Color Me Badd - All 4 Love

The second and final Top Ten entry on the ARIA Singles Chart for American boy band Color Me Badd came when ‘All 4 Love’ peaked at #9 in November 1991. The track was the quartet’s second #1 in the US, spending a week in the top spot in early 1992.



9. Big Audio Dynamite II - Rush

Genre-melding British group Big Audio Dynamite II topped the ARIA Singles Chart for two weeks in October 1991 with the track ‘Rush’. As well as being a #1 in the Australia, the single hit #1 in New Zealand and the Modern Rock Tracks chart in the US.



8. Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations

Led by future Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg, Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch took out their only Top Ten on the ARIA Charts when ‘Good Vibrations’ peaked at #4 in October 1991. Their only other chart appearance was with ‘Wildside’ (#28 Jan. ’92).



7. P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss

With their debut chart appearance, hip hop duo P.M. Dawn took out their only Top Ten hit on the ARIA Singles Chart. ‘Set Adrift On Memory Bliss’ peaked at #7 in November 1991; the same month it topped the chart in the US.



6. Prince And The New Power Generation - Cream

The late, great Prince scored his second Top Ten hit from the album Diamonds And Pearls (#1 Feb. ’92) when ‘Cream’ peaked at #2 for four weeks in in January/February 1992. The single became Prince’s fifth and final #1 single in the US when it spent two weeks at #1 in November 1991.



5. Robbie Nevil - Just Like You

American singer-songwriter Robbie Nevil equaled his highest peak on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Just Like You’ peaked at #4 in November 1991. Nevil previously peaked at #4 in 1987 with ‘C'est La Vie’. He’s since written and produced songs for the likes of Jessica Simpson, Destiny’s Child, High School Musical and Hannah Montana.



4. Jimmy Barnes & John Farnham - When Something Is Wrong With My Baby

Two of the biggest voices in Australian music came together when Jimmy Barnes and John Farnham collaborated on the track ‘When Something Is Wrong With My Baby’ in 1991. Originally recorded by Sam & Dave, the Barnesy and Farnsey version appeared on the album Soul Deep (#1 Nov. ’91) and peaked at #3 in November 1991.



3. U2 - The Fly

Releasing the first single from Achtung Baby (#1 Nov. ‘91), U2 took out the second of their five #1s on the ARIA Singles Chart. Three other singles from the album also hit the Top Ten: ‘Mysterious Ways’ (#3 Dec. ’91), ‘One’ (#4 Mar. ’92) and ‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses’ (#9 Dec. ’92).



2. Michael Jackson - Black Or White

The only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for Michael Jackson came when ‘Black Or White’ spent eight straight weeks at #1 in December 1991 and January 1992. The first single to come from Dangerous (#1 Dec. ‘91), the track was Jackson’s first single in two years. It debuted at #5 in November and hit #1 for the first time in its third week in the top 50. ‘Black Or White’ spent a total of 15 weeks in the top ten and 24 weeks in the top 50.



1. Right Said Fred - I’m Too Sexy

British trio Right Said Fred scored their only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘I’m Too Sexy’ spent three straight weeks in the top spot in November 1991. The first single from the group’s debut album, Up (#39 Jul. ’92), ‘I’m Too Sexy’ debuted at #27 in October before hitting #1 for the first time in its fifth week in the chart. In total, it spent 14 weeks in the Top Ten and 21 weeks in the Top 50. Right Said Fred scored their only other Top 50 appearances with ‘Don’t Talk Just Kiss’ (#18 Mar. ’92) ‘Deeply Dippy’ (#38 Aug. ’92).