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This Week In... 2008

August 13, 2019

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 11 years ago!


Soundtrack - Mamma Mia!

Ten years before Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, the soundtrack to the original Mamma Mia! film spent five weeks in the top spot in July/August 2008. The album debuted at #4 before hitting #1 for the first time the following week. Mamma Mia! went on to spend 11 weeks in the Top Ten and 36 weeks in the Top 50.

The album features performances of ABBA songs by the film’s cast including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and more.

Mamma Mia! was accredited 2x Platinum. It was #6 on the 2008 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart. The soundtrack to the sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, spent two weeks at #1 in mid-2018.


Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl

Katy Perry took out the first of her four #1s to date on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘I Kissed A Girl’ spent six consecutive weeks in the top spot during July/August 2008. Taken from the album One Of The Boys (#11 Oct. ’08), the single debuted at #13 at the end of June, the single hit #1 in its third week in the Top 50. ‘I Kissed A Girl’ spent 11 weeks in the Top Ten and 29 weeks in the Top 50.

Receiving a 3x Platinum accreditation, ‘I Kissed A Girl’ was #6 on the 2008 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Katy Perry has since topped the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘California Gurls’ (#1 Jun. ’10), ‘Roar’ (#1 Aug. ’13) and ‘Rise’ (#1 Jul. ’16). Her most recent chart appearance was with ‘Never Really Over’ (#7 Jun. ‘19).