ARIA Charts Throwback: 8 May 2000
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ARIA Charts Throwback: 8 May 2000

May 9, 2019

If no-one is around you, enjoy the hits of May 2000!

May 2000 saw the likes of Savage Garden, Bardot, Destiny’s Child, Macy Gray, Killing Heidi, Vanessa Amorosi, Blink 182, Moby and more sitting at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

On the Singles Chart, a soon-to-be-iconic girl group were beginning to stake their claim.

10. Toni Braxton - He Wasn't Man Enough

Toni Braxton’s fourth Top Ten on the ARIA Singles Chart came when ‘He Wasn’t Man Enough’ peaked at #5 in June 2000. The American R&B artist also hit the Top Ten with ‘Breathe Again’ (#2 Apr. ’94), ‘You’re Making Me High’ (#2 Sept. ’96) and ‘Unbreak My Heart’ (#6 Jan. ’97).

9. Leah Haywood - We Think It's Love

Australian singer-songwriter Leah Haywood made her debut on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘We Think It’s Love’ hit #7 in April 2000. Haywood has gone on to contribute to works by Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj and more.

8. Naughty By Nature - Holiday

American hip hop trio Naughty By Nature scored their biggest hit on the ARIA Charts when ‘Holiday’ reached #8 in May 2000. In the US, the group have scored three Top Ten hits, with O.P.P. being their highest peak at #6.

7. Pearl Jam - Nothing As It Seems

Pearl Jam’s sixth Top Ten single in Australia came when ‘Nothing As It Seems’ peaked at #7 for one week in May 2000. The track was the first single released from the band’s sixth album, Binaural (#1 May ’00), their fifth #1 album on the ARIA Charts.

6. Chicane Feat. Bryan Adams - Don't Give Up

British electronic artist Chicane took out hit biggest hit when ‘Don’t Give Up’ hit #6 in May 2000. Featuring vocals by Bryan Adams, the track hit #1 in the UK for one week in March 2000.

5. *NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye

*NSYNC’s only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart came when ‘Bye Bye Bye’ spent five consecutive weeks at #1 in March and April 2000. Released as the first single from the group’s second album, No Strings Attached (#3 Apr. ’00), it debuted at #1 and went on to spend eleven weeks in the Top Ten and 15 weeks in the Top 50. ‘Bye Bye Bye’ was #7 on the 2000 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart. It was certified Platinum.

4. Sash! – Adelante

German production team Sash! took out their biggest hit in Australia when ‘Adelante’ peaked at #4 in May 2000. In the UK, the single was their fifth to peak at #2.

3. Bardot – Poison

Formed out of the first Australian series of reality TV show Popstars, Bardot spent two weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart in April 2000 with their debut single, ‘Poison’. Their self-titled debut album spent one week at #1 in May of the same year. Bardot also scored Top Tens with ‘A.S.A.P.’ (#5 Aug. ’01) and ‘I Need Somebody’ (#5 Nov. ’01).

2. Melanie C - Never Be The Same Again

Former Spice Girl Melanie C scored her biggest solo hit on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Never Be The Same’ spent two weeks at #2 in May/June 2000. The Platinum-selling single came from her debut solo album, Northern Star (#32 Oct. ’99)

1. Destiny's Child - Say My Name

The only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for American R&B group Destiny’s Child’s came when ‘Say My Name’ spent four straight weeks in the top spot in May 2000. Taken from the group’s second album The Writing's On The Wall (#2 May ’00), the single debuted at #48 in February 2000 and reached #1 for the first time in its eleventh week in the Top 50. In total, ‘Say My Name’ spent nine weeks in the Top Ten and 23 weeks in the Top 50. Accredited 2x Platinum, ‘Say My Name’ was #5 on the 2000 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart. Destiny’s Child scored nine Top Ten singles on the ARIA Charts during their career. They last charted with the single ‘Cater 2 U’ (#15 Aug. ’05) before splitting in 2006.