List of Australian chart achievements and milestones

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This is a comprehensive listing which highlights significant achievements and milestones in Australian music chart history, based upon Kent Music Report and Australian Recording Industry Association.

Contents

Songs with the most weeks at number-one[edit]

14 weeks
13 weeks
12 weeks
11 weeks
10 weeks
9 weeks
8 weeks

Artists with the most number-one songs[edit]

Artists with the most consecutive number-one songs[edit]

Artists reaching number-one digital downloads[edit]

Reached number-one in its fifth week on the chart after jumping from #31.
Reached number-one in its third week on the chart.
Debuted at number-one.
Reached number-one in its sixth week on the chart.
Reached number-one in its seventh week on the chart.
Reached number-one in its third week on the chart.

Longest climb to #1 on the ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart (1983-present)[edit]

  • 77 weeks - The Very Best - INXS (peak 23-Feb-2014)
  • 69 weeks - Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 – Janet Jackson (debut 16-Oct-89, peak 3-Feb-91)
  • 65 weeks - Come On Over – Shania Twain (debut 23-Nov-97, peak 8-Feb-99) - also the #1 ARIA album of 1999
  • 59 weeks - Elephunk – The Black Eyed Peas (debut 14-July-03, peak 23-Aug-04)
  • 52 weeks - Don't Ask – Tina Arena (debut 27-Nov-94, peak 19-Nov-95) - also the #1 ARIA album of 1995

...and a year or more [see above]

  • 46 weeks - Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston (debut 17-June-1985, peak 2-June-86)
  • 46 weeks - + - Ed Sheeran (debut 3-Oct-11, peak 13-Aug-12)
  • 45 weeks - Crowded House – Crowded House (debut 28-July-86, peak 8-June-87)
  • 45 weeks - The Dutchess – Fergie (debut 25-Sep-06, peak 30-July-07)
  • 43 weeks - Escape – Enrique Iglesias (debut 12-Nov-01, peak 26-Aug-02)
  • 41 weeks - The Dream of the Blue Turtles – Sting (debut 8-July-1985, peak 21-Apr-86)
  • 41 weeks - The Marshall Mathers LP – Eminem (debut 29-May-00, peak 5-Mar-01)
  • 40 weeks - Hysteria – Def Leppard (debut 23-Oct-88, peak 31-July-89)

Songs making the biggest drop from number-one[edit]

Songs making the biggest jump to number-one[edit]

Most number-one singles from a single album[edit]

Most top five singles from a single album[edit]

Songs that have hit number one by different artists[edit]

Number-one single debuts[edit]

Pre-2000[edit]

2000[edit]

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

No songs debuted at number one during 2008. It has been suggested this is because of the availability of digital music, enabling listeners to purchase tracks from albums before the track may be released as a single.

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

Artists with the most cumulative weeks at number-one[edit]

Songs with most weeks in the top 50[edit]

45 weeks or more[edit]

40-44 weeks[edit]

39 weeks[edit]

38 weeks[edit]

37 weeks[edit]

36 weeks[edit]

35 weeks[edit]

34 weeks[edit]

33 weeks[edit]

32 weeks[edit]

31 weeks[edit]

30 weeks[edit]

Songs with most weeks at number-two[edit]

Eleven weeks[edit]

Ten weeks[edit]

Eight weeks[edit]

Seven weeks[edit]

Six weeks[edit]

Five weeks[edit]

Songs with most weeks at number-three[edit]

Seven weeks[edit]

Six weeks[edit]

Five weeks[edit]

Four weeks[edit]

Also to note, Sophie Ellis-Bextor's "Murder on the Dancefloor" spent a further 6 weeks at number 4. On the other hand, Mario's world wide smash "Let Me Love You" spent only 1 week at number 3, but 8 weeks at number 4. It was a similar case with the Guns N' Roses song You Could Be Mine which spent 1 week at number 3 but went on to spend 6 weeks at number 4. The Four Seasons song December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) spent 7 weeks at number 4 after peaking at number 3 for two weeks. The Gorillaz hit "Feel Good Inc." spent 4 weeks at number 4, as did Sash!'s 2000 hit, "Adelante". The songs "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida and David Guetta, "Firework" by Katy Perry and Lay Down Your Guns by Jimmy Barnes also spent 4 straight weeks at #4. Wendy Matthews song "The Day You Went Away" spent 4 non-consecutive weeks in the charts. LMFAO's hit Party Rock Anthem also spent 4 weeks at number 4, the first and second weeks being 15 weeks apart.

Songs spending the most weeks in the top ten[edit]

Over 19 weeks[edit]

19 weeks[edit]

18 weeks[edit]

17 weeks[edit]

16 weeks[edit]

15 weeks[edit]

14 weeks[edit]

13 weeks[edit]

Songs that made the biggest drop in the top fifty[edit]

Also making the biggest drop in the Top 100 (40+ places):

  • Francesca - "Way of the World" (2002) 3-100+ (97+ places)
  • Karise Eden - "I Was Your Girl" (2012) 3-100+ (97+ places)
  • Darren Percival - "Damage Down" (2012) 8-100+ (92+ places)
  • Karise Eden - "Nothing Real But Love" (2012) 11-100+ (89+ places)
  • Boyz II Men - "Pass You By" (2000) 13-100+ (87+ places)
  • Mariah Carey - "All I Want For Christmas" (1995) 15-100+ (85+ places)
  • Karise Eden - "Landslide" (2012) 15-100+ (85+ places)
  • Darren Percival - "For Once in My Life" (2012) 17-100+ (83+ places)
  • Karise Eden - "It's a Man's World" (2012) 21-100+ (79+ places)
  • Justin Bieber - "Turn to Me" (2012) 25-100+ (75+ places)
  • Nirvana - "About a Girl" (1994) 4-76 (72 places)
  • Rachael Leahcar - "Shooting Star" (2012) 31-100+ (69 places)
  • Rachael Leahcar - "Smile" (2012) 34-100+ (66 places)
  • James Kannis - "Love 2 Love" (2006) 35-100+ (65+ places)
  • Psycho Teddy - "Psycho Teddy (Do You Really Really Want To?)" - (2008) 5-70 (65 places)
  • Karise Eden - "Back to Black" (2012) 36-100+ (64+ places)
  • Ricki-Lee - "Dont Miss You" (2009) 24-87 (63 places)
  • Karise Eden - "Hallelujah" (2012) 38-100+ (62+ places)
  • Ben Hazlewood - "I'm With You" (2012) 41-100+ (59+ places)
  • Marcia Hines and Deni Hines - "Stomp" (2006) 43-100+ (57+ places)
  • Sarah De Bono - "Here's Where I Stand" (2012) 43-100+ (57+ places)
  • Rachael Leahcar - "Nights in White Satin" (2012) 32-89 (57 places)
  • Karise Eden - "Stay With Me Baby" (2012) 1-54 (54 places)
  • Jes Hudak - "Different Worlds" (2012) 47-100+ (53+ places)
  • Adam Martin - "Romeo and Juliet" (2012) 50-100 (50+ places)
  • Sarah De Bono - "If I Didn't Love You" (2012) 50-100+ (50+ places)
  • Sarah De Bono - "No Shame" (2012) 50-100+ (50+ places)
  • Brittany Cairns - "Different Worlds" (2012) 15-64 (49 places)
  • Darren Percival - "A Song for You" (2012) 52-100+ (48+ places)
  • Ricki Lee Coulter - "Crazy" (2012) 52-100+ (48+ places) ("Crazy" returned to the top 100 to peak at 46 the following week.)
  • The Cat Empire - "No Longer There" (2007) 12-58 (46 places)
  • Karise Eden - "Stay With Me Baby" (2012) 54-100+ (46+ places)
  • Backstreet Boys - "Straight Through My Heart" (2009) 54-99 (45 places)
  • Fatai V - "Ave Maria" (2012) 55-100+ (45 places)
  • Diana Rouvas - "I Can't Make You Love Me" (2012) 32-77 (45 places)
  • DJ Teddy Z - "You Should Be Dancing" (2008) 23-67 (44 places)
  • Madonna - "Celebration" (2009) 40-84 (44 places)
  • Darren Percival - "Wherever I Lay My Hat" (2012) 56-100+ (44+ places)
  • Viktoria Bolonina - "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" (2012) 56-100+ (44+ places)
  • Sarah De Bono - "Listen" (2012) 38-80 (42 places)
  • Darren Percival - "I Believe" (2012) 37-78 (41 places)
  • Emma-Louise Birdsall - "The Look of Love" 58-99 (41 places)
  • Britney Spears - "Everytime" (2004) 29-69 (40 places)
  • Ben Hazlewood - "Lego House" (2012) 35-75 (40 places)

Songs that made the biggest jump in the top fifty[edit]


Also making the biggest jump in the Top 100 (over 40 places):

Self-replacement at number one[edit]

Albums with most weeks at number-one[edit]

76 weeks
34 weeks
32 weeks
30 weeks
29 weeks
28 weeks
  • Original Australian Broadway cast - Hair (1969–1970)
25 weeks
20 weeks
19 weeks
18 weeks

Albums with most weeks in Top 100 chart (since 1988)[1][edit]

  • 296 weeks Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac" (2002–2012)#
  • 278 weeks Metallica - "Metallica" (1991–1993, 1996, 1998, 2008, 2010–2011)
  • 241 weeks Meat Loaf - "Bat Out Of Hell" (1978, 1991, 2011)
  • 220 weeks ABBA - "ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits" (1992–1995, 1999–2000, 2008–2009, 2011, 2013)
  • 218 weeks Guns n' Roses - "Greatest Hits" (2004–2007, 2009–2011)
  • 187 weeks Michael Bublé - "Michael Bublé" (2003–2005, 2008, 2010–2011)
  • 151 weeks Taylor Swift - "Fearless" (2008–2012)#
  • 142 weeks Michael Bublé - "It's Time" (2005–2009, 2011)
  • 140 weeks Florence & The Machine - "Lungs" (2008–2012)#
  • 140 weeks Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Chronicle - The 20 Greatest Hits" (1976, 2008–2012)#
  • 136 weeks Michael Jackson - "The Essential Michael Jackson" (2005, 2008–2010)
  • 135 weeks The Beatles - "1" (2000–2003, 2011–2012)
  • 132 weeks Amy Winehouse - "Back To Black" (2007–2012)#
  • 125 weeks Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Greatest Hits" (2003–2004, 2006–2007, 2011)
  • 123 weeks Pink Floyd - "The Dark Side Of The Moon" (1973, 1993–1994, 2005, 2011–2012)
  • 121 weeks Kings Of Leon - "Only By The Night" (2008–2011)
  • 120 weeks Adele - "21" (2011–2013)
  • 115 weeks Bruno Mars "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" (2010-2014)
  • 113 weeks Queen - "Greatest Hits" (1981, 1991–1992, 1994, 2008, 2011)
  • 112 weeks Linkin Park - "Hybrid Theory" (2001–2002, 2011)
  • 107 weeks Pink - "Funhouse" (2008–2010)
  • 107 weeks Nickelback - "Dark Horse" (2008–2011)
  • 106 weeks Neil Young - "Greatest Hits" (2004–2006, 2009–2011)
  • 104 weeks Foo Fighters - "Greatest Hits" (2009–2012)#
  • 104 weeks Phil Collins - "... Hits" (1998–1999, 2008–2011)
  • 102 weeks Dire Straits - "Brothers In Arms" (1985, 2010)

>> Other notable long-stayers from a soundtrack pre-ARIA days: "Grease" (OST), "The Phantom of the Opera" (London Cast Recording), "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Original Cast Recording/Soundtrack).

[Note: Richard Clayderman's "Reveries" album spent 178 weeks in the Australian Top 100 from Dec. 1980; The Original Cast Recording of "Jesus Christ Superstar" spent 141 weeks in the Top 100 (from Dec. 1970); Dire Straits "Love Over Gold" spent 140 weeks from Oct. 1982]

[# at W/C: 7/5/12] - not complete

Most weeks in ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart (since 1988):

Artists with the most number-one albums[edit]

Simultaneously occupying the top three positions[edit]

Albums[edit]

For the first time in ARIA chart history, Michael Jackson occupied the first three spots of the Albums Chart, after his death.

Singles[edit]

After winning season one of The Voice, Karise Eden simultaneously occupied the top three positions of the singles chart, the first time this has occurred in Australian chart history since The Beatles held the top six spots in 1964.[2][a]

Note a ^ Eden's songs made some of the biggest falls in Australian chart history in the following weeks. "Stay With Me Baby" fell to #54 the next week, the biggest drop for a #1 single in chart history, and left the top 100 the following week. It is currently the shortest time a #1 song has spent in both the Top 50 and the Top 100. "Hallelujah" dropped from #2 to #38 and then out of the Top 100 the next week. "I Was Your Girl" spent only one week in the Top 100, a drop of 97+ places, the equal biggest fall out of the Top 100 in Australian chart history.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Australian charts portal". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  2. ^ Karise Eden makes music history.MTV Australia. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (1 July 2012)The Voice ARIA Slaughterhouse, Karise Eden 1 to 54. Noise11. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012