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

June 26, 2018

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

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Stone Temple Pilots - Purple

American rockers Stone Temple Pilots took out their only #1 on the ARIA Charts when Purple spent one week in the top spot in June 1994. The follow-up to debut album Core (#29 Aug. ’93), Purple spent its first week on the chart at #1 before going on to notch up eight weeks in the Top Ten and 37 weeks in the Top 50.

Singles released from Purple included ‘Vasoline’ (#24 Aug. ’94) and ‘Interstate Love Song’ (#50 Nov. ’94). The album was accredited 2x Platinum.

Stone Temple Pilots next appeared on the ARIA Albums Chart with Tiny Music... From The Vatican Gift Shop (#3 Apr. ’96). They split in 2002 before reuniting in 2008 and returning to the chart with Stone Temple Pilots (#21 May ’10); the last album released with late front man Scott Weiland.

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Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

The only #1 on the ARIA Charts for the Crash Test Dummies came when ‘Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm’ spent three straight weeks at the top of the Singles Chart in June 1994. The first single taken from the Canadian folk rock band’s second album, God Shuffled His Feet (#5 Jun. ’94), ‘Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm’ debuted at #38 in March 1994 and hit #1 for the first time in its sixth week in the charts. The single went on to spend 12 weeks in the Top Ten and 19 weeks in the Top 50.

Receiving a Platinum accreditation, ‘Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm’ was #14 on the 1994 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Crash Test Dummies scored only one more entry in the ARIA Top 50, peaking at #40 with ‘Afternoons & Coffeespoons’ in September 1994.