This Week In... 1994
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This Week In... 1994

April 17, 2018

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 24 years ago!

ALBUM

Pink Floyd - The Division Bell

The fourteenth studio album from Pink Floyd gave the British prog-rock legends their first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart when it spent three straight weeks at the top. Coming seven years on from 1987’s A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (#2 Mar. ’88), The Division Bell spent its first three weeks in the chart at #1 before going on to spend a total of nine weeks in the Top Ten and 18 weeks in the Top 50.

Receiving a Platinum accreditation, The Division Bell was #19 on the 1994 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

Pink Floyd had previously topped the pre-ARIA Australian Albums Chart with 1975’s Wish You Were Here and 1979’s The Wall.

Recorded during the tour in support of The Division Bell, the live album P.U.L.S.E. topped the ARIA Albums Chart for one week in June 1995.

Twenty years on from The Division Bell, Pink Floyd briefly reunited and released a final album, The Endless River (#3 Nov. ’14).

Single

East 17 - It's Alright

British boy band East 17 scored their sole chart-topper on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘It’s Alright’ staged a seven week run at #1 in early-1994. The fourth single from the quartet’s debut album, Walthamstow (#5 Apr. ’94), it debuted at #25 before reaching #1 in its third week in the top 50. ‘It’s Alright’ spent a total of eleven weeks in the Top Ten and 17 weeks in the Top 50.

‘It's Alright’ was #4 in the 1994 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart and received a Platinum accreditation.

Walthamstow featured three other Top Ten Singles: ‘House Of Love’ (#5 Apr. '93), ‘Deep’ (#7 Jun. ’93) and ‘West End Girls’ (#4 Aug. ’93).

Following ‘It’s Alright’, East 17 hit the top ten with two more singles: ‘Around The World’ (#4 Jul. ’94) and ‘Stay Another Day’ (#3 Jan. ’95).

The group’s last chart appearance was with ‘Thunder’ (#36 Dec. ’95).