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This Week In... 1995

March 6, 2018

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

ALBUM

You Am I - Hi Fi Way

You Am I scored their first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart when Hi Fi Way debuted in the top spot in March 1995. The follow-up to Sound As Ever, the Sydney group’s second album had a three-week run in the top ten and went on to spend ten weeks in the top 50 in the first half of 1995.

Hi Fi Way was the band’s first album to feature drummer Rusty Hopkinson. It was recorded in New York with Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo producing,

Three singles were released from Hi Fi Way: ‘Cathy’s Clown’ (#36 Feb. ’95), ‘Jewels and Bullets’ and ‘Purple Sneakers’.

Hi Fi Way won Best Alternative Release at the 1995 ARIAs; You Am I’s second successive win in that category. The album received a Gold accreditation.

Following the album’s reissue in July 2013, Hi Fi Way re-entered the ARIA Albums Chart at #48.

You Am I have topped the ARIA Albums Chart twice more, debuting in the top spot with both Hourly, Daily (#1 Jul. ’96) and You Am I's #4 Record (#1 Jun. ’98). They were the first Australian band to have released three successive albums debut at #1 on the ARIA Charts.

The band’s most recently appeared on the chart with their tenth studio album, Porridge & Hotsauce (#20 Nov. ’15).

Single

Real McCoy - Another Night

German trio The Real McCoy picked up their only #1 on the ARIA Charts when ‘Another Night’ spent six straight weeks at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart in February and March 1995. Taken from the album of the same name (#6 Aug. ’95), ‘Another Night’ debuted at #38 in January 1995 before reaching the #1 position in its sixth week in the top 50. The single spent a total of 15 weeks in the top ten and 20 weeks in the top 50.

‘Another Night’ later hit #5 on the ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart of 1995. It received a Platinum accreditation.

The Real McCoy later charted with the singles ‘Run Away’ (#4 May ’95), ‘Love & Devotion’ (#7 Jul. ’95), ‘Come & Get Your Love’ (#18 Oct. ’95), ‘Automatic Lover (call For Love)’ (#18 Feb. ’96) and ‘One More Time’ (#3 May ’97).