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This Week In... 2004

May 14, 2019

Check out who topped the ARIA Charts 15 years ago!

ALBUM

Jet - Get Born

Melbourne band Jet scored their only #1 on the ARIA Charts when their debut album spent two weeks at the top of the Albums Chart in May 2004. Released in September 2003, Get Born debuted at #3. It reached #1 for the first time in its 35th week in the top 50 and went on to spend 55 weeks in the Top Ten and 84 weeks in the Top 50.

Singles released from Get Born included ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl?’ (#20 Dec. ’03), ‘Rollover DJ’ (#31 Feb. ’04), ‘Look What You've Done’ (#14 May ’04) and ‘Cold Hard Bitch’ (#33 Aug. ’04).

The album was accredited 8x Platinum. It was #48 on the 2003 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart, #1 on the End Of Year Albums Chart in 2004 and #35 on 2005’s End Of Year Albums Chart.
Jet won six ARIA Awards in 2004 including Album Of The Year and Best Group.

Following on from Get Born, Jet released the albums Shine On (#3 Oct. ’06) and Shaka Rock (#5 Aug. ’09). They announced their split in 2012 before reforming in 2016. 2018 saw the band celebrating the 15th anniversary of Get Born with a tour featuring the album played in its entirety.

Single

D12 - My Band

The only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for American hip hop group D12 came when ‘My Band’ spent two non-consecutive weeks in the top spot during May 2004. Taken from D12’s second album D12 World (#1 May ’04), the track debuted at #2 before hitting #1 for the first time in its second week in the top 50. Its second week at #1 came two weeks later. In total, ‘My Band’ spent seven weeks in the top ten and 13 weeks in the top 50.

The single was accredited Platinum and was #11 on the 2004 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Prior to ‘My Band’, D12 charted with ‘Purple Pills’ (#3 Aug. ’01) and ‘Fight Music’ (#27 Jan. ’02). Their last top 50 appearance to date was with the follow-up to ‘My Band’, ‘How Come’ (#4 Aug. ’04).