ARIA Charts Throwback: 11 January 1999
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ARIA Charts Throwback: 11 January 1999

January 10, 2019

Hey, hey, do that brand-new thing with the hits of early-1999.

1999 kicked off with the likes of The Offspring, U2, The Living End, George Michael, Shania Twain, Natalie Imbruglia, Phil Collins, B*Witched and more sitting atop the ARIA Albums Chart.

On the Singles Chart, an American band started the year as they’d ended the previous one, sitting at #1.

10. Pandora - A Little Bit

Swedish artist Pandora made her only appearance in the ARIA Top 10 when ‘A Little Bit’ peaked at #10 for two weeks in January/February 1999. Her only other Top 50 entry was with ‘Smile ‘n’ Shine’ (#17 Apr. ’99).

9. Five - Got The Feelin'

British boy band Five scored their third entry in the ARIA Top Ten when ‘Got The Feelin’’ peaked at #6 in February 1999. The quintet took out eight Top Tens between 1998 and 2001, with the last being ‘Last Dance’ (#3 Aug. ’01).

8. Boyzone – No Matter What

‘No Matter What’ became Boyzone’s second and final Top Ten on the ARIA Singles Chart when it peaked at #5 in February 1999. The track spent 16 weeks in the Top Ten and was accredited Platinum. Boyzone’s highest chart peak was with ‘Father & Son’ (#2 Apr. ’96).

7. Shania Twain - From This Moment On

Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain scored the second of four Top Ten singles from the album Come On Over (#1 Feb. ’99) when ‘From This Moment On’ peaked at #2 on November 1998. The album also produced the hits ‘You’re Still The One’ (#1 May ’98), ‘That Don't Impress Me Much’ (#2 Apr. ’99) and ‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman’ (#4 Jun. ’99).

6. Bryan Adams Feat. Melanie C - When You're Gone

Bryan Adams notched up his eighth Top Ten single of the 1990s when he collaborated with Spice Girl Mel C on ‘When You’re Gone’. The track peaked at #4 in January 1999.  During the decade, Adams hit #1 with ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ (#1 Jul. ’91), ‘Please Forgive Me’ (#1 Nov. ’93), ‘All For Love’ (#1 Jan. ’94) and ‘Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?’ (#1 Jun. ’95).

5. Jennifer Paige - Crush

The sole entry in the ARIA Top 50 for American artist Jennifer Paige came when ‘Crush’ spent two weeks at #1 in November 1998. The single was taken from Paige’s self-titled debut album (#44 Nov. ’98), and also went to #1 in Canada and New Zealand.

4. Honeyz - Finally Found

With their debut single, ‘Finally Found’, British girl group Honeyz took out their only entry in the ARIA Top Ten. Taken from the group’s only album, Wonder No. 8, it peaked at #3 in December 1998. Honeyz last appeared on the chart with ‘End Of The Line’ (#24 Apr. ’99).

3. Spice Girls - Goodbye

The first single released from the Spice Girls’ third album, Forever (#9 Nov. ’00), ‘Goodbye’ became the group’s seventh Top Ten in Australia when it peaked at #3 in January 1999. The single was the first to feature the Spice Girls as a quartet, following the departure of Geri Halliwell. They would make one more appearance in the Top Ten, peaking at #2 with ‘Let Love Lead The Way’ / ‘Holler’ in October 2000.

2. Cher – Believe

Cher scored her second #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Believe’ spent five weeks at #1 in January and February 1999. The first single to come from the album Believe (#13 Feb. ’99) was Cher’s first appearance in the ARIA top 50 since ‘Love And Understanding’ (#23 Aug. ’91). It debuted at #23 in November 1998 before hitting #1 for the first time in its ninth week in the Top 50. ‘Believe’ spent a total of 13 weeks in the Top Ten and 19 weeks in the Top 50. It was #6 on the 1999 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart and was accredited 3x Platinum.

1. The Offspring – Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)

American punk band The Offspring made their only appearance at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)’ held the top spot for six weeks during December 1998 and January 1999. The first single from Americana (#1 Jan. ’99) debuted at #26 in November 1998 before hitting #1 for the first time in its fifth week in the charts. ‘Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)’ went on to spend 14 weeks in the Top Ten and 22 weeks in the Top 50 and was accredited 4x Platinum. The single was the third of their five Top Tens in Australia. Their last Top Ten was with ‘Original Prankster’ (#5 Jan. ’01).