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This Week In... 2004

January 29, 2019

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 15 years ago!


Delta Goodrem - Innocent Eyes

Delta Goodrem’s debut album was the first of the singer-songwriter’s four albums to date to reach #1 on the ARIA Charts. Innocent Eyes hit #1 on debut in March 2003 and spent a total of 29 weeks in the top spot. It currently holds the ARIA Albums Chart record for the most weeks at #1 by an Australian artist. The album also spent 46 weeks in the top ten and 63 weeks in the top 50.

Innocent Eyes featured five #1 singles: ‘Born To Try’ (#1 Dec. ’02), ‘Lost Without You’ (#1 Mar. ’03), ‘Innocent Eyes’ (#1 Jun. ’03), ‘Not Me, Not I’ (#1 Sept. ’03) and ‘Predictable’ (#1 Dec. ’03). It was #1 and #16 on the ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart in 2003 and 2004, respectively. It’s been accredited 15x Platinum.

Delta Goodrem has since topped the ARIA Charts for one week each with Mistaken Identity (#1 Nov. ’04), Delta (#1 Oct. ’07) and Wings Of The #Wild (#1 Jul. ’16).


Outkast - Hey Ya

American hip hop duo Outkast scored their only #1 single to date on the ARIA Charts when ‘Hey Ya’ spent two weeks in the top spot in January 2004. Released as the first single from Outkast’s double album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (#9 Feb. ’04), ‘Hey Ya’ debuted at #17 in November 2003. It hit #1 for the first time in its tenth week in the top 50.

‘Hey Ya went on to spend 11 weeks in the top ten and 16 weeks in the top 50. It charted at #15 on the 2004 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart and received a 2x Platinum accreditation.

Prior to the release of ‘Hey Ya’, Outkast’s best chart performance was with ‘Ms. Jackson’ (#2 Mar. ’01).

Three further singles from Speakerboxxx/The Love Below charted in the ARIA top 50; ‘The Way You Move’ (#7 Mar. ’04), ‘Roses’ (#2 Jun. ’04) and, their last track to chart to date, ‘Ghettomusik/Prototype’ (#43 Nov. ’04).