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September 10, 2019

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


Jimmy Barnes - The Rhythm And The Blues 

The legendary Jimmy Barnes took our his ninth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart when The Rhythm And The Blues spent two weeks in the top spot in September 2009. Barnes’ 13th solo studio album featured covers of tracks originally recorded between the 1940s and 1960s by the likes of Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Little Richard and more. After spending its first two weeks on the chart at #1, The Rhythm And The Blues went on to spend a total of six weeks in the Top Ten and 15 weeks in the Top 50.

Having been accredited Platinum, the album was #36 on the 2009 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

Jimmy Barnes has also hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart as a solo artist with Bodyswerve (1984, 2 weeks), For The Working Class Man (1985, 7 weeks), Freight Train Heart (1987, 5 weeks), Barnestorming (1988, 3 weeks), Two Fires (1990, 5 weeks), Soul Deep (1991, 3 weeks), Hits (1996, 1 week), Double Happiness (2005, 3 weeks), 30:30 Hindsight (2014, 1 week), Soul Searchin' (2016, 1 week) and My Criminal Record (2019, 1 week).

He currently the outright record holder for most #1 albums on the ARIA Charts.


Guy Sebastian - Like IT Like That

Guy Sebastian scored the fourth of his six #1 singles on the ARIA Charts when ‘Like It Like That’ reigned supreme for two weeks in September 2009. The title track of Sebastian’s fifth album (#6 Nov. ’09) debuted at #6 in mid-August before hitting the top spot for the first time in its fourth week on the chart.

‘Like It Like That’ ended up spending 12 weeks in the Top Ten and 25 weeks in the Top 50. Sitting at #6 on the 2009 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart, the single was accredited 4x Platinum.

Guy Sebastian has also hit #1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Angels Bright Me Here’ (#1 Dec. ’03), ‘All I Need Is You’ (#1 Mar. ’04), ‘Out With My Baby’ (#1 Oct. ’04), ‘Who's That Girl’ (#1 Dec. ’10) and ‘Battle Scars’ (#1 Aug. ’12). He last charted with ‘Choir’ (#7 Jul. ’19).