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This Week In... 1989

May 15, 2018

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 29 years ago!


1927 - ...ish

The debut album from Australian band 1927 held the #1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for three straight weeks in May 1989. Debuting at #7 in November 1988, …ish spent 24 weeks in the Top 20 before hitting #1 for the first time in its 25th week in the charts. The album would go on to spend 27 weeks in the Top Ten and 47 weeks in the Top 50.

…ish was accredited 5x Platinum and landed at #2 on the 1989 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

Singles released from the album included ‘That's When I Think Of You’ (#6 Sept. ’88), ‘If I Could’ (#4 Jan. ’89), ‘You'll Never Know’ (#15 Mar. ’89) and ‘Compulsory Hero’ (#14 May. ’89).

1927 next charted with The Other Side (#3 Jul. ’90). Their final Top 50 entry was with 1927 (#40 Nov. ’92). The band split in 1993 but reformed in 2009, releasing a new album, Generation-i in 2013.


Mike + The MEchanics - The Living YEars

British supergroup Mike + The Mechanics scored their only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘The Living Years’ topped the chart for one week in May 1989. The second single released from the album Living Years (#10 May ’89), it debuted at #45 in February 1989 and hit #1 in its eleventh week in the chart. ‘The Living Years’ spent a total of 13 weeks in the Top Ten and 20 weeks in the Top 50.

The single was #10 on the 1989 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart and was accredited Gold.

Mike + The Mechanics first hit the Top Ten with ‘All I Need Is A Miracle’ (#8 Jul. ’86). Their last Top 50 entry was with ‘Word Of Mouth’ (#33 Jun. ’91).