List of number-one albums of 2008 (Australia)

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Pink, whose album Funhouse was the second highest seller of 2008

The highest-selling albums in Australia are ranked in the Australian Recording Industry Association albums chart, also known as the ARIA Charts, published by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The data are compiled from a sample that includes music stores, music departments at electronics and department stores and Internet sales, in other words, both digital as well as CD sales.[1] ARIA also issues a weekly singles chart and an end of year albums and singles chart, among other charts.

Alternative rock band Kings of Leon's Only by the Night had the longest non-consecutive run among the releases that have reached peak position in 2008; it spent 14 non-consecutive weeks atop the chart, beginning with the week of 29 September and continuing into the 2009 chart year. Funhouse by Pink, which spent nine weeks at number one, had the longest consecutive run at number one. Other albums with extended chart runs include Sleep Through the Static by Jack Johnson, which spent six weeks at number one, Timbaland Presents Shock Value by Timbaland and Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack Featuring the Songs of ABBA by the cast of the film Mamma Mia!, both of which spent five weeks at number one.

Only by the Night is also the best-selling album of 2008; 422,108 copies have been sold, exceeding the second best-selling album of the year, pop singer Pink's Funhouse, by 3,000 copies.[2] Apocalypso by The Presets spent one week atop the chart on 21 April, and won the ARIA awards for Album of the Year and Best Dance release.[3]

Chart history[edit]

Issue date of chart Album Artist Weeks at number one (total) Ref.
7 January
14 January
21 January
28 January
Timbaland Presents Shock Value Timbaland 5 [4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
4 February Spirit Leona Lewis 1 [8]
11 February
18 February
25 February
3 March
10 March
Sleep Through the Static Jack Johnson 6 [9]
[10]
[8]
[11]
[12]
17 March Breed Obsession Gyroscope 1 [13]
24 March Sleep Through the Static Jack Johnson 6 [14]
31 March In Ghost Colours Cut Copy 1 [15]
7 April Pretty. Odd. Panic! at the Disco 1 [16]
14 April Watershed k.d. lang 1 [17]
21 April Apocalypso The Presets 1 [18]
28 April Rattlin' Bones Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson 1 [19]
5 May Hard Candy Madonna 1 [20]
12 May
19 May
Waltzing Matilda André Rieu and Mirusia 2 [21]
[22]
26 May Summer at Eureka Pete Murray 1 [23]
2 June
9 June
Here I Stand Usher 2 [24]
[25]
16 June Indestructible Disturbed 1 [26]
23 June
30 June
7 July
14 July
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Coldplay 4 [27]
[28]
[29]
[30]
21 July
28 July
4 August
11 August
18 August
Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack Featuring the Songs of ABBA Mamma Mia! film cast 5 [31]
[32]
[33]
[34]
[35]
25 August 2 Sneaky Sound System 1 [36]
1 September
9 September
All Hope Is Gone Slipknot 2 [37]
[38]
15 September Breakout Miley Cyrus 1 [39]
22 September Death Magnetic Metallica 1 [40]
29 September
6 October
13 October
20 October
Only by the Night Kings of Leon 14 [41]
[42]
[43]
[44]
27 October Black Ice AC/DC 1 [45]
3 November
10 November
17 November
24 November
1 December
8 December
15 December
22 December
29 December
Funhouse Pink 9 [46]
[47]
[48]
[49]
[50]
[51]
[52]
[53]
[54]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Murfett, Andrew (3 January 2009). "Pink and Kings of Leon in close call at top of album chart". The Age (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Awards 2008 : History : Winners by Year 2008: 22nd Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Top 50 Albums (week of January 6, 2008)". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 6 January 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Top 50 Albums (week of January 13, 2008)". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 13 January 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of January 20, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 20 January 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of January 27, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 27 January 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Top 50 Albums - Week of February 3, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 3 February 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of February 10, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 10 February 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  10. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of February 17, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 17 February 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  11. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of March 2, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 2 March 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  12. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of March 9, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 9 March 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  13. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of March 16, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 16 March 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  14. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of March 23, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 23 March 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  15. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of March 30, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 30 March 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  16. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of April 6, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 6 April 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  17. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of April 13, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 13 April 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  18. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of April 20, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 20 April 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  19. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of April 27, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 27 April 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  20. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of May 4, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 4 May 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  21. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of May 11, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 11 May 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  22. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of May 18, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 18 May 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  23. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of May 25, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 25 May 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  24. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of June 1, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 1 June 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  25. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of June 8, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 8 June 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  26. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of June 15, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 15 June 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  27. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of June 22, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 22 June 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  28. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of June 30, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 30 June 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  29. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of July 6, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 6 July 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  30. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of July 13, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 13 July 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  31. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of July 20, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 20 July 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  32. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of July 27, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 27 July 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  33. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of August 3, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 3 August 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  34. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of August 10, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 10 August 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  35. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of August 17, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 17 August 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  36. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of August 24, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 24 August 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  37. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of August 31, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 31 August 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  38. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of September 7, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 7 September 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  39. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of September 14, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 14 September 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  40. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of September 21, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 21 September 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  41. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of September 28, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 28 September 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  42. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of October 5, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 5 October 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  43. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of October 12, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 12 October 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  44. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of October 19, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 19 October 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  45. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of October 26, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 26 October 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  46. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of November 2, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 2 November 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  47. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of November 9, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 9 November 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  48. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of November 16, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 16 November 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  49. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of November 23, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 23 November 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  50. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of November 30, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 30 November 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  51. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of December 7, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 7 December 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  52. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of December 14, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 14 December 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  53. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of December 21, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 21 December 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  54. ^ "Top 50 Albums - Week of December 28, 2008". australian-charts.com (originally from ARIA). 28 December 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2009.