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This Week In... 2008

February 20, 2018

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 10 years ago!


Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The STatic

The third of Jack Johnson’s four #1s to date on the ARIA Albums Chart came when Sleep Through The Static spent six weeks in the top spot during February and March 2008. The American singer-songwriter’s fourth studio album debuted at #1, spending five weeks there before dropping to #2 for a single week, then returning to #1 for a final week. Sleep Through The Static spent a total of eleven weeks in the top ten and 17 weeks in the top 50.

One single from the album charted: ‘If I Had Eyes’ (#53 Feb. ’08).

Sleep Through The Static received a Platinum accreditation. It was #11 on the 2008 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

Jack Johnson has also topped the ARIA Albums Chart with In Between Dreams (#1 Mar. ’05), Sing-a-longs And Lullabies: Songs For The Film Curious George (#1 Feb. ’06) and To The Sea (#1 Jun. ’10). He last charted with All The Light Above It Too (#3 Sept. ’17).


Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music

Barbadian artist Rihanna took out the third of her seven #1 singles as a lead artist on the ARIA Charts when ‘Don't Stop The Music’ topped the charts for four weeks in early 2008. The fourth single released from Rihanna’s third album, Good Girl Gone Bad (#2 Jul. ’08), ‘Don't Stop The Music’ debuted at #22 in the last week of January 2008 before hitting #1 for the first time in its fourth week in the charts. After moving back to #2 for week, the single spent the next three weeks at #1. In total, ‘Don't Stop The Music’ spent twelve weeks in the top ten and 27 weeks in the top 50.

Accredited 5x Platinum, ‘Don't Stop The Music’ was #12 on the 2008 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Rihanna has also had #1 singles with ‘SOS’ (#1 Apr. ’06), ‘Umbrella’ (#1 Jun. ’07), ‘Rude Boy’ (#1 Mar. ’10), ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ (#1 Sept. ’10), ‘S&M’ (#1 Feb. ’11) and ‘FourFiveSeconds’ (#1 Feb. ’15). Her most recent top 50 appearance with was ‘Needed Me’ (#44 Sept. ’16).