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This Week In... 1998

January 9, 2018

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 20 years ago!


Celine Dion - Let's Talk ABout Love

The third of Celine Dion’s five #1s on the ARIA Albums Chart came when Let's Talk About Love spent five weeks in the top spot in late-1997/early-1998. The Canadian artist’s fifth English language studio album debuted at #1 in the final week of November 1997, remaining there for the next two weeks. After dropping to #2 for two weeks, it returned to #1 for a further two weeks. In total, Let's Talk About Love spent 23 weeks in the top ten and 53 weeks in the top 50.

Singles released from Let's Talk About Love include the duet with Barbra Streisand ‘Tell Him’ (#9 Nov. ’97), as well as ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (#1 Feb. ’98) and ‘Immortality’ (#38 Aug. ’98).

The album was accredited 6x Platinum and was #5 and #11, respectively, on the 1997 and 1998 ARIA End Of Year Albums Charts.

Celine Dion has also topped the ARIA Albums Chart with The Colour Of My Love (#1 May ’95), Falling Into You (#1 Mar. ’96), Playlist: All The Way... A Decade Of Song (#1 Dec. ’99), A New Day Has Come (#1 Apr. ’02). She also featured on the chart-topping soundtrack to Titanic (#1 Feb. ’98).

Dion last charted with Loved Me Back To Life (#9 Nov. ’13).


Aqua - Doctor Jones

Danish pop group Aqua took out their second chart-topper on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Doctor Jones’ spent seven consecutive weeks at #1. Debuting at #7 at the start of December 1997, the single hit #1 for the first time in its third week in the top 50. It went on to spent 13 weeks in the top ten and 15 weeks in the top 50.

Like Aqua’s first #1 single, ‘Barbie Girl’ (#1 Nov. ’97), ‘Doctor Jones’ featured on the quartet’s debut album Aquarium (#1 Jan. ’98).

‘Doctor Jones’ received a 3x Platinum accreditation. It was #14 and #20, respectively, on the 1997 and 1998 ARIA End Of Year Singles Charts.

Aqua followed ‘Doctor Jones’ with ‘Lollipop’ (#3 Mar. ’98). The scored their last appearance in the ARIA top 50 with ‘Around The World’ (#35 Jun. ’00).