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This Week In... 2000

October 16, 2018

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 18 years ago!


Kylie Minogue - Light YEars

Kylie Minogue scored her first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart when Light Years hit #1 in October 2000. The 2011 ARIA Hall Of Fame inductee’s seventh studio album debuted at #2 before climbing to the top spot in its third week on the chart. In total, the follow-up to Impossible Princess (#4 Jan. ’98) spent 23 weeks in the Top Ten and 74 weeks in the Top 50.

Light Years included the #1 singles ‘Spinning Around’ (#1 Jun. ’00) and ‘On A Night Like This’ (#1 Sept. ’00), as well as further singles ‘Please Stay’ (#15 Dec. ’00), ‘Your Disco Needs You’ (#20 Apr. ’01) and the Robbie Williams collaboration ‘Kids’ (#14 Nov. ’00). The album was accredited 4x Platinum and was #17 on the ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart in 2000.

The album won two ARIA Awards in 2001, landing Minogue the Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release trophies.

Kylie Minogue has also topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Fever (#1 Oct. ’01), X (#1 Dec. ’07), Kiss Me Once (#1 Mar. ’14) and, most recently, Golden (I#1 Apr. ’18).


U2 - Beautiful Day

The fourth of U2’s five #1s to date on the ARIA Singles Chart came when ‘Beautiful Day’ debuted at #1 in October 2000. The lead single from All That You Can't Leave Behind (#1 Nov. ’00) spent only its first week on the chart in the top spot but went on to spend three weeks in the Top Ten and 14 weeks in the Top 50.

‘Beautiful Day’ was #54 on the 2000 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart and was accredited Platinum.

U2 scored three more top ten singles from All That You Can't Leave Behind: ‘Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of’ (#3 Feb. ’01), ‘Elevation’ (#6 Feb. ’01) and ‘Walk On’ (#9 Dec. ’01).

The band has also topped the Singles Chart with ‘Desire’ (#1 Oct. ’88), ‘The Fly’ (#1 Nov. ’91), ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me’ (#1 Jul. ’95) and the Collaboration with Green Day ‘The Saints Are Coming’ (#1 Nov. ’06).