ARIA Charts Throwback: 23 July 1995
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ARIA Charts Throwback: 23 July 1995

July 25, 2019

Hold me, thrill me with the hits of July 1995.

With July 1995 heading into its final week, the ARIA Albums Chart found the likes of Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, Live, Tina Arena, Bjork, Deep Forest and Lee Kernaghan taking out the prime positions.

For the entire month, one of the biggest bands in the world dominated the top of the Singles Chart.

10. Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It

American R&B singer Montell Jordan scored his only entry in the ARIA Top Ten when ‘This Is How We Do It’ peaked at #7 in July 1995. The single went to #1 in the US, sitting in the top spot for seven weeks. Jordan’s only other chart entry in Australia was with ‘Somethin’ 4 Da Honeyz’ (#19 Ocy. ’95).



9. Jann Arden - Insensitive

‘Insensitive’, Jann Arden’s sole appearance in the ARIA Top 50, spent one week at #1 in August 1995. It was the Canadian singer-songwriter’s biggest hit in her homeland, also hitting #1, while also charting highly in the US and UK.



8. Real McCoy - Love & Devotion

German dance-pop act the Real McCoy took out the third of their four Top Ten entries on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Love & Devotion’ peaked at #7 in July 1995. They spent six straight weeks at #1 in early 1995 with ‘Another Night’.



7. Paula Abdul - My Love Is For Real

Paula Abdul’s third and final appearance in the ARIA Top Ten came when ‘My Love Is For Real’ hit #7 in July 1995. It was released as the first single from Head Over Heels (#27 Jul. ’95), Abdul’s third and – to date – final album.



6. The Outhere Brothers - Don't Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)

American hip house duo The Outhere Brothers scored their debut entry on the ARIA Singles Chart when they peaked at #5 in July 1995 with ‘Don’t Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)’. Six months later, they would hit their charts peak with ‘Boom Boom Boom’ (#2 Jan. ’06).



5. Bon Jovi - This Ain't A Love Song

Bon Jovi’s final Top Ten single of the 1990s came when ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’ peaked at #4 in June 1995. Having scored six Top Ten singles during the first half of the decade, they wouldn’t appear in the Top Ten again until ‘It’s My Life’ (#5 Jul. ’00).



4. Merril Bainbridge - Mouth

‘Mouth’ was the debut single released by Melbourne singer-songwriter Merril Bainbridge. It spent six consecutive weeks in the top spot in 1995. The single came from her debut album The Garden (#5 Aug. ’95). The single debuted at #42 in April 1995 and landed at #1 for the first time in its seventh week on the chart. ‘Mouth spent a total of 14 weeks in the Top Ten and 21 weeks in the Top 50. Receiving a Platinum accreditation, ‘Mouth’ was #4 on the ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart in 1995, the highest place for an Australian artist. It also peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.



3. Diana King - Shy Guy

Jamaican singer-songwriter Diana King made her first appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Shy Guy’ peaked at #3 for three weeks in July 1995. King’s only other Top Ten single was with a cover of ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ (#6 Oct. ’97).



2. Bryan Adams - Have You Really Ever Loved A Woman?

Bryan Adams’ fourth #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart came when ‘Have You Really Ever Loved A Woman?’ hit the top spot for one week in July 1995. Taken from the soundtrack to the Johnny Depp film Don Juan DeMarco, it was later featured on Adams’ album 18 Til I Die (#2 Jun. ’96). Adams also had #1 singles with ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ (#1 Jul. ’91), ‘Please Forgive Me’ (#1 Nov. ’93) and ‘All For Love’ (#1 Jan. ’94).



1. U2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me’ became U2’s third #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when it spent six straight weeks in the top spot during July/August 1995. The first single released from the soundtrack to Batman Forever (#6 Jul. ’95) debuted at #1 and went on to spend a total of eight weeks in the Top Ten and 13 weeks in the Top 50. The single was accredited Gold and was #29 in the 1995 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart. One other track from Batman Forever topped the Singles Chart: Seal’s ‘Kiss From A Rose’ (#1 Aug. ’95).