This Week In... 1994
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This Week In... 1994

July 30, 2019

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 25 years ago!


The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge

The legendary Rolling Stones scored their first #1 album in Australia in over a decade when Voodoo Lounge hit the top spot for a week in mid-1994. The follow-up to Steel Wheels (#7 Sept. ’89) became the veteran rock group’s first #1 studio album in the ARIA Charts era when it debuted in the top spot in its first week on the chart. Voodoo Lounge went on to spend six weeks in the Top Ten and 26 weeks in the Top 50.

Prior to Voodoo Lounge, The Rolling Stones went to #1 in Australia with 1981’s Tattoo You. The album was accredited Gold. On the back of Voodoo Lounge, the band toured Australia in March/April 1995, their first visit to the country since 1973.

Singles released from the album included ‘Love Is Strong’ (#47 Jul. ’94) and ‘Out Of Tears’ (#Jan. ’95).

Three years later, The Rolling Stones released their next studio album, Bridges To Babylon (#19 Oct. ‘97). They’d return to the #1 spot in 2016 with the blues covers album Blue & Lonesome (#1 Dec. ’16).


Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around

Scottish band Wet Wet Wet took out their sole #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when their version of ‘Love Is All Around’ spent six consecutive weeks at #1 during July and August 1994. Originally recorded and released by The Troggs in 1967, ‘Love Is All Around’ was recorded by Wet Wet Wet for the soundtrack to Four Weddings & A Funeral (#4 Jul. ’94). The track debuted at #23 in early June and hit #1 for the first time in its fourth week in the top 50. In total, it spent 18 weeks in the top ten and 25 weeks in the top 50.

‘Love Is All Around’ was accredited 3x Platinum and was #1 on the 1994 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Wet Wet Wet next charted with ‘Julia Says’ (#38 May ’95). Their last appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart was with ‘Don't Want To Forgive Me Now’ (#45 Sept. ’95). The band split in 1997 before reforming in 2004.