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This Week In... 1998

May 1, 2018

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


Massive Attack - MEzzanine

British trip hop act Massive Attack scored their only #1 to date on the ARIA Albums Chart when third album Mezzanine spent one week in the top spot in May 1998. The follow-up to Protection (#15 Oct. ’94) debuted at #1 and went on to spend six weeks in the Top Ten and 30 weeks in the Top 50.

The album includes the single ‘Teardrop’ (#16 Jun. ’98). Liz Fraser from Scottish dream pop group Cocteau Twins provided vocals to ‘Teardrop’ as well as two other songs on the album.

Mezzanine was #53 on the 1998 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

Massive Attack’s next studio album came five years later with 100th Window (#4 Feb. ’03). Their last chart appearance was with their fifth studio album Heligoland (#8 Feb. ’10).


All Saints - Never Ever

With their first entry in the ARIA Top 50, British girl group All Saints took out their first and only #1 in Australia. Taken from the quartet’s self-titled debut album (#4 Apr. ’98), ‘Never Ever’ debuted at #30 in February 1998. It hit #1 for the first time in its fifth week in the chart, going on to spend seven consecutive weeks there.

Spending a total of15 weeks in the Top Ten and 22 weeks in the Top 50, ‘Never Ever’ was accredited 2x Platinum. It was later #5 on the 1998 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

All Saints next charted with ‘I Know Where It's At’ (#12 Jul. ’98). They picked up two more Top Ten appearances with ‘Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade’ (#5 Oct. ’98) and ‘Pure Shores’ (#4 Apr. ’00).

The group’s last Top 50 appearance was with ‘Black Coffee’ (#20 Dec. ’00).