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This Week In... 2009

April 2, 2019

Check out what was #1 on the ARIA Charts 10 years ago!


Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night

American rock band Kings Of Leon took out the first of their three #1s to date on the ARIA Albums Chart when Only By The Night spent 14 non-consecutive weeks in the top spot between September 2008 and April 2009. The Tennessee quartet’s fourth album debuted at #4 before hitting #1 for the first time in its second week in the chart. After an initial run of four weeks at #1, Only By The Night spent ten weeks moving between #2 and #3 before hitting #1 again in January 2009 and staying there for six weeks. The album’s final run at the top came in mid-March for four weeks.

In total Only By The Night spent 33 weeks in the Top Ten and 72 weeks in the Top 50. The album went on to be accredited 9x Platinum and landed at #1 and #7 on the ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

Singles released from Only By The Night included ‘Sex On Fire’ (#1 Oct. ’08), ‘Use Somebody’ (#2 Jan. ’09), ‘Revelry’ (#21 Mar. ’09), ‘Manhattan’ (#38 Mar. ’09) and ‘Notion’ (#46 Aug. ’09).

Kings Of Leon later topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Come Around Sundown (#1 Oct. ’10) and Mechanical Bull (#1 Sept. ’13). Their most recent chart appearance was with Walls (#3 Oct. ’16).


Taylor Swift - Love Story

Taylor Swift scored her first chart-topper on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Love Story’ spent two weeks in at #1 in March/April 2009. The first single from the album Fearless (#2 Apr. ’09) debuted at #38 in mid-January and hit #1 for the first time in its tenth week in the Top 50. As well as its two weeks at #1, ‘Love Story’ spent eleven weeks at #2. The single spent a total of 17 weeks in the Top Ten and 44 weeks in the Top 50.

Being accredited 7x Platinum, ‘Love Story’ was #3 on the 2009 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart. It was #10 on ARIA’s 2000-2009 End Of Decade Singles Chart.

Taylor Swift has also hit #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Shake It Off’ (#1 Sept. ’14), ‘Blank Space’ (#1 Nov. ’14), ‘Bad Blood’ (#1 Jun. ’15) and ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ (#1 Sept. ’17). Her most recent chart entry was with ‘Delicate’ (#28 Apr. ’18).