ARIA Charts Throwback: 12 July 1999
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ARIA Charts Throwback: 12 July 1999

July 11, 2019

If you had my love, and I gave you the hits of July 1999, would you comfort me?

Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Human Nature, Ricky Martin, plus the soundtracks to Dawson’s Creek, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Notting Hill all dominated the ARIA Albums Chart in July 1999.

On the Singles Chart, an American actor was branching into the world of music and finding immediate success.

10. Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca

Puerto Rican star Ricky Martin took out the second of his five Top Ten entries on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Livin' La Vida Loca’ peaked at #4 in June 1999. A #1 in the UK and US, the track came from Martin’s self-titled album (#1 May ’99), his first album released in English.

9. Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way

The first single from the Backstreet Boys’ third album, Millennium (#2 May ’99), ‘I Want It That Way’ became the boyband’s second single to hit #2 when it peaked in May 1999. The Backstreet Boys have scored eight Top Ten singles on the ARIA Charts.

8. Madonna - Beautiful Stranger

Madonna took out her 14th Top Ten single of the 1990s when ‘Beautiful Stranger’ held #5 for two weeks in June 1999. The track came from the soundtrack to Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (#5 Jul. ’99). Sydney band DMA’s recorded a cover of the track in 2016.

7. Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like A Woman

The fourth and final Top Ten single from Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain’s Come On Over (#1 Feb. ’99) was achieved when ‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman’ landed at #4 in June 1999. The album – which spent 20 weeks at #1 – also generated the hits ‘You’re Still The One’ (#1 May ’98), ‘From This Moment On’ (#2 Nov. ’98) and ‘That Don't Impress Me Much’ (#2 Apr. ’99).

6. Ultra - Say It Once

British pop band Ultra made their only appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Say It Once’ peaked at #4 in July 1999. The group’s debut self-titled album peaked at #34 in the same month.

5. Human Nature - Don't Cry
Human Nature scored the second of three Top Ten singles from the album Counting Down (#1 May ’99) hit #5 in July 1999. The album also included the singles ‘Eternal Flame / Shake You Outta My Head’ (#8 Nov. ’99) and ‘Everytime You Cry’ (#3 Oct. ’97), a duet with John Farnham.

4. Pearl Jam - Last Kiss

American grunge legends Pearl Jam took out their only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Last Kiss’ held the top spot for seven consecutive weeks between July and September 1999. The track was a cover of a song originally released by American artist Wayne Cochran in 1961.

3. Britney Spears - Sometimes

Following ‘…Baby, One More Time’ (#1 Apr. ’99), ‘Sometimes’ became Britney Spears’ second Top Ten single on the ARIA Charts when it hit #2 in July 1999. Spears would next hit the Top Ten with the #1 ‘Oops!.... I Did It Again’ (#1 Jun. ’00). To date, she has had 18 Top Ten singles in Australia.

2. Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me

American band Sixpence None The Richer made their only appearance in the ARIA Top Ten when ‘Kiss Me’ hit #1 for three weeks in June 1999. The track was notable for its inclusion on the soundtracks to TV series Dawson’s Creek, as well as movie She’s All That. The band’s only other chart appearance was with ‘There She Goes’ (#47 Nov. ’99), a cover of the track originally released by Liverpool band The La’s.

1. Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love

Actress/singer Jennifer made her debut on the ARIA Singles Chart in style when debut single ‘If You Had My Love’ hit #1 for three straight weeks in July 1999. Debuting at #11 in mid-June, the single hit the top spot for the first time in its third week in the Top 50. ‘If You Had My Love’ went on to spend ten weeks in the Top Ten and 17 weeks in the Top 50. During her music career, Lopez has scored eleven Top Tens. She hit #1 again with ‘On The Floor’ (#1 Mar. ’11).