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This Week In... 2008

October 9, 2018

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

ALBUM

Kings Of LEon - Only By The Night

American rock band Kings Of Leon took out the first of their three #1s to date on the ARIA Albums Chart when Only By The Night spent 14 non-consecutive weeks in the top spot between September 2008 and April 2009. The Tennessee quartet’s fourth album debuted at #4 before hitting #1 for the first time in its second week in the chart. After an initial run of four weeks at #1, Only By The Night spent ten weeks moving between #2 and #3 before hitting #1 again in January 2009 and staying there for six weeks. The album’s final run at the top came in mid-March for four weeks.

In total Only By The Night spent 33 weeks in the Top Ten and 72 weeks in the Top 50. The album went on to be accredited 9x Platinum and landed at #1 and #7 on the ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

Singles released from Only By The Night included ‘Sex On Fire’ (#1 Oct. ’08), ‘Use Somebody’ (#2 Jan. ’09), ‘Revelry’ (#21 Mar. ’09), ‘Manhattan’ (#38 Mar. ’09) and ‘Notion’ (#46 Aug. ’09).

Kings Of Leon later topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Come Around Sundown (#1 Oct. ’10) and Mechanical Bull (#1 Sept. ’13). Their most recent chart appearance was with Walls (#3 Oct. ’16).

Single

P!nk - So What

The third of P!nk’s eight #1 singles on the ARIA Charts came when ‘So What’ held top spot for four straight weeks in September/October 2008. The first single released from the American singer-songwriter’s fifth album, Funhouse (#1 Nov. ’08), ‘So What’ debuted at #4 in late-August before hitting #1 for the first time in its fifth week in the chart. The track went on to spent 16 weeks in the Top Ten and 35 weeks in the Top 50.

‘So What’ was #2 on the 2008 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart. It was accredited 6x Platinum.

P!nk has also hit #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Most Girls’ (#1 Oct. ’00), ‘Get The Party Started’ (#1 Dec. ’01), ‘Raise Your Glass’ (#1 Oct. ’10), ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’ (#1 Jul. ’12), ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ (#1 Feb. ’13), ‘Just like Fire’ (#May ’16) and ‘What About Us’ (#1 Aug. ’17).