ARIA Charts Throwback: 14 March 1993
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ARIA Charts Throwback: 15 March 1993

March 14, 2019

When the love starts burning, you got to do what's right, so you’d better check out the hits of March 1993.

Hitting the midway point of March 1993, the top of the ARIA Albums Chart saw Eric Clapton, Sonia Dada, Deep Forest, The Doors, Kenny G, The Cult, Arrested Development, Things Of Stone & Wood, Paul McCartney and more holding the top spots.

For much of the month, an American group topped the Singles Chart with their soulful stylings.

10. Arrested Development - People Everyday

American hip hop group Arrested Development took out their highest peak on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘People Everyday’ peaked at #6 in February 1993. It was the second single from their debut album, 3 Years, 5 Months In The Life Of... (#4 Apr. ’93). Arrested Development also hit the Top Ten with ‘Mr Wendal’ / ‘Revolution’ (#7 May ’93).

9. Shai - If I Ever Fall In Love

With their debut single, ‘If I Ever Fall In Love’, American R&B vocal act Shai took out their only entry in the ARIA Top Ten. Taken from their debut album, ...If I Ever Fall In Love (#24 Mar. ’93), the single peaked at #4 in March 1993. In the US, it spent eight weeks at #2 without ever making it to #1.

8. Eric Clapton - Layla / Tears In Heaven

Appearing on Eric Clapton’s live album Unplugged (#1 Mar. ’93), the reworking of the 1971 classic ‘Layla’ gave the guitar hero his highest-charting solo single in Australia when it peaked at #7 in April 1993. Clapton would later hit the Top Ten with ‘Change The World’ (#8 Oct. ’96).

7. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way

For four weeks in April and May 1993, the same title and artist sat at the top of both the ARIA Albums and Singles Charts. The title track from Lenny Kravitz’s third album, ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’ spent a total of six weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. It was Kravitz’s only track to hit #1 and one of his four Top Ten singles.

6. Peter Andre - Gimme Little Sign

Originally made famous by Brenton Wood in 1967, ‘Gimme Little Sign’ became Peter Andre’s first Top Ten hit when it was released as the second single from his self-titled debut album (#27 Jan. ’94). Hitting #3, it remains his highest chart peak.

5. Ugly Kid Joe - Cat's In The Cradle
A cover of the 1974 hit by singer-songwriter Harry Chapin gave American hard rock band Ugly Kid Joe their only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when it spent one week at the top in March 1993. It came from the band’s debut album America's Least Wanted (#7 Apr. ’93).

4. The Four Seasons – December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)

Dutch DJ/producer Ben Liebrand’s remix of the 1975 track by The Four Seasons peaked at #3 in March 1993. The original peaked at #2 in Australia. Unusually for The Four Seasons, the lead vocals were sung by drummer Gerry Polci, while usual lead Frankie Valli sang the bridge sections.

3. Sonia Dada - You Ain't Thinking (About Me)

While American rhythm and blues group Sonia Dada were riding high at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘You Don't Treat Me No Good’, they also spent eight weeks in the Top Ten with another track. ‘You Ain't Thinking (About Me)’ peaked at #3 for a week in March 1993. It was the group’s final Top 50 entry.

2. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

Whitney Houston scored her third #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘I Will Always Love You’ spent ten consecutive weeks in the top spot in 1992/1993. The cover of the Dolly Parton song featured on the soundtrack to The Bodyguard (#1 Jan. ’93) and was accredited 4x Platinum. It landed at #2 on the 1993 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart. Whitney Houston also hit #1 on the Singles Chart with ‘The Greatest Love Of All’ (#1 Aug. 86) and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ (#1 Jun. ’87).

1. Sonia Dada - You Don't Treat Me No Good

For four weeks in February/March 1993, American rhythm and blues act Sonia Dada held #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘You Don't Treat Me No Good’. Taken from their self-titled debut album (#2 Feb. ’93), the single debuted at #38 in November 1992 and hit #1 for the first time in its 14th week in the Top 50. Prior to hitting #1, it had spent seven weeks at #2. ‘You Don't Treat Me No Good’ was accredited 3x Platinum and was #3 on the 1993 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.