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This Week In... 1995

January 23, 2018

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 23 years ago!

ALBUM

The Cranberries - No Need To Argue

Irish band The Cranberries took out the first of their two #1s on the ARIA Albums Chart when second album No Need To Argue held the top spot for one week in January 1995. The follow-up to Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We (#16 Jan. ’95) debuted at #8 in October 1994. It hit #1 in its 13th week in the top 50. No Need To Argue went on to spend 35 weeks in the top ten and 55 weeks in the top 50.

Singles released from the album included ‘Zombie’ (#1 Dec. ’94), ‘Ode To My Family’ (#5 Mar. ’95) and ‘I Can't Be With You’ (#30 May ’95).

No Need To Argue was accredited 5x Platinum. It was #25 and #3, respectively on the 1994 and 1995 ARIA End Of Year Albums Charts.

The Cranberries again topped the ARIA Albums Chart with To The Faithful Departed (#1 May ’96). They scored their final top 50 entry in their original iteration with Bury The Hatchet (#11 Apr. ’99), before going on hiatus in 2003.

Following the passing of singer Dolores O'Riordan on 15 January 2018, The Cranberries returned to the top 50 for the first time in almost two decades with the compilations Stars: The Best Of 1992-2002 (#8 Jan ’18) and Gold (#40 Jan. 18).

Single

THE CRANBERRIES - Zombie

The Cranberries’ only #1 single came when ‘Zombie’ spent eight consecutive weeks at the top of the ARIA Charts in December 1994 and January 1995. The first single from No Need To Argue (see above), ‘Zombie’ debuted at #45 in October 1994 and hit #1 for the first time in its seventh week in the top 50.

In total ‘Zombie’ spent 16 weeks in the top ten and 22 weeks in the top 50. The single received a Platinum accreditation and was #38 and #7 in the 1994 and 1995 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

The Cranberries also scored top ten entries with ‘Ode To My Family’ (#5 Mar. ’95) and ‘Salvation’ (#8 May ’96). They last appeared in the ARIA top 50 with ‘When You're Gone’ (#40 Dec. ’96).