List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1990s

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Australian number-one singles of the 1990s
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The following lists the number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart, along with other substantial hits, during the 1990s. The source for this decade is the ARIA Charts.

1990[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
6 January The B-52's "Love Shack" 8 weeks
13 January
20 January
27 January
3 February
10 February
17 February Aerosmith "Janie's Got a Gun" 1 week
24 February Sinéad O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U"
(highest-selling single of the year)
8 weeks
3 March
10 March
17 March
24 March
31 March
7 April
14 April
21 April Paula Abdul "Opposites Attract" 2 weeks
28 April
5 May Madonna "Vogue"/"Keep It Together" 5 weeks
12 May
19 May
26 May
2 June
9 June Heart "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" 4 weeks
16 June
23 June
30 June
7 July Roxette "It Must Have Been Love" 2 weeks
14 July
21 July MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This" 5 weeks
28 July
4 August
11 August
18 August
25 August Faith No More "Epic" 3 weeks
1 September
8 September
15 September Jon Bon Jovi "Blaze of Glory" 6 weeks
22 September
29 September
6 October
13 October
20 October
27 October Young MC "Bust a Move" 1 week
3 November Skyhooks Australia "Jukebox in Siberia" 2 weeks
10 November
17 November Deee-Lite "Groove Is in the Heart" 1 week
24 November The Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody" 7 weeks
1 December
8 December
15 December
22 December
29 December

Top 5 singles by Australian and New Zealand artists

  1. "Better the Devil You Know" – Kylie Minogue
  2. "Mona" – Craig McLachlan and Check 1–2
  3. "I Need Your Body" – Tina Arena
  4. "Crying in the Chapel" – Peter Blakeley
  5. "Lay Down Your Guns" – Jimmy Barnes
  6. "Show No Mercy" – Mark Williams

Other hits
Songs which peaked at number two included "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" by Michael Bolton, "Don't Know Much" by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, "Joey" by Concrete Blonde, "Ride On Time" by Black Box, "Close to You" by Maxi Priest and "Suicide Blonde" by INXS.

Other major hits (with their peak positions noted) included "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" (3) by Milli Vanilli, "Crying in the Chapel" (3) by Peter Blakeley, "Black Velvet" (3) by Alannah Myles, "Lay Down Your Guns" (4) by Jimmy Barnes, "I Don't Want to Be with Nobody but You" (4) by Absent Friends, "Pump Up the Jam" (4) by Technotronic featuring Felly, "Love and Kisses" (4) by Dannii Minogue, "Justify My Love" (4) by Madonna, "Lambada" (5) by Kaoma, "Chain Reaction" (6) by John Farnham, "Summer Rain" (6) by Belinda Carlisle, "Sacrifice" (7) by Elton John, "Hanky Panky" (6) by Madonna, "Blue Sky Mine" (8) by Midnight Oil, "Step by Step" (8) by New Kids on the Block and "Vision of Love" (9) by Mariah Carey.

1991[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January The Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody" 7 weeks
12 January Vanilla Ice "Ice Ice Baby" 3 weeks
19 January
26 January
2 February Divinyls Australia "I Touch Myself" 2 weeks
9 February
16 February Londonbeat "I've Been Thinking About You" 4 weeks
23 February
2 March
9 March
16 March The Simpsons "Do the Bartman" 1 week
23 March Dimples D. "Sucker DJ" 2 weeks
30 March
6 April Julee Cruise "Falling" 1 week
13 April Roxette "Joyride" 3 weeks
20 April
27 April
4 May Ratcat Australia Tingles EP 2 weeks
11 May
18 May Daryl Braithwaite Australia "The Horses" 2 weeks
25 May
1 June Ratcat Australia "Don't Go Now" 1 week
8 June Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta "The Grease Megamix" 5 weeks
15 June
22 June
29 June
6 July
13 July Melissa Australia "Read My Lips" 2 weeks
20 July
27 July Bryan Adams "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"
(highest-selling single of the year)
11 weeks
3 August
10 August
17 August
24 August
31 August
7 September
14 September
21 September
28 September
5 October
12 October Martika "Love... Thy Will Be Done" 1 week
19 October Big Audio Dynamite "Rush" 2 weeks
26 October
2 November U2 "The Fly" 1 week
9 November Right Said Fred "I'm Too Sexy" 3 weeks
16 November
23 November
30 November Michael Jackson "Black or White" 8 weeks
7 December
14 December
21 December
28 December

Top 5 singles by Australian and New Zealand artists

  1. Tingles (EP) – Ratcat
  2. "The Horses" – Daryl Braithwaite
  3. "Read My Lips" – Melissa
  4. "I Touch Myself" – Divinyls
  5. "Better" – The Screaming Jets

Other hits
Songs which peaked at number 2 included "More Than Words" by Extreme, "Rush Rush" by Paula Abdul and "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole.

Other major hits (with peak positions shown), included "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" (3) by C+C Music Factory, "Fantasy" (3) by Black Box, "You Could Be Mine" (3) by Guns N' Roses, "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" (3) by UB40, "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" (3) by John Farnham and Jimmy Barnes, "How to Dance" (3) by the Bingoboys featuring Princessa, "Better" (4) by The Screaming Jets, "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" (4) by Cher, "I Wanna Sex You Up" (4) by Color Me Badd, "I've Got To Go Now" (5) by Toni Childs, "Ain't No Sunshine" (5) by the Rockmelons featuring Deni Hines, "Burn for You" (5) by John Farnham, "Black Cat" (6) by Janet Jackson, "When Your Love Is Gone" (7) by Jimmy Barnes, "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (7) by P.M. Dawn, "From a Distance" (8) by Bette Midler, "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" (9) by Bryan Adams, "Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes off You)" (9) by the Pet Shop Boys, "Crazy" (9) by Seal, "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over" (10) by Lenny Kravitz, "Treaty" (11) by Yothu Yindi, "Where Are You Now?" (13) by Roxus.

1992[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
4 January Michael Jackson "Black or White" 8 weeks
11 January
18 January
25 January Salt-n-Pepa "Let's Talk About Sex" 4 weeks
1 February
8 February
15 February
22 February Euphoria Australia "Love You Right" 2 weeks
29 February
7 March Julian Lennon "Saltwater" 4 weeks
14 March
21 March
28 March
4 April The Twelfth Man featuring MCG Hammer Australia "Marvellous!" 2 weeks
11 April
18 April Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under the Bridge" 4 weeks
25 April
2 May
9 May
16 May Mr. Big "To Be with You" 3 weeks
23 May
30 May
6 June Euphoria Australia "One in a Million" 1 week
13 June Girlfriend Australia "Take It from Me" 2 weeks
20 June
27 June Kris Kross "Jump" 3 weeks
4 July
11 July
18 July Vanessa Williams "Save the Best for Last" 1 week
25 July Richard Marx "Hazard" 3 weeks
1 August
8 August
15 August José Carreras and Sarah Brightman "Amigos Para Siempre" 6 weeks
22 August
29 August
5 September
12 September
19 September
26 September Bobby Brown "Humpin' Around" 1 week
3 October Billy Ray Cyrus "Achy Breaky Heart"
(highest-selling single of the year)
7 weeks
10 October
17 October
24 October
31 October
7 November
14 November
21 November Boyz II Men "End of the Road" 4 weeks
28 November
5 December
12 December
19 December Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" 10 weeks
26 December

Top 5 singles by Australian and New Zealand artists

  1. "The Day You Went Away" by Wendy Matthews
  2. "Take It from Me" – Girlfriend
  3. "Ordinary Angels" (Clunk EP) – Frente!
  4. "Way Out West" – James Blundell and James Reyne
  5. "Love You Right" – Euphoria

Other hits
Songs which peaked at number 2 included "Cream" by Prince and The New Power Generation, "Rocket Man" by Kate Bush, "Get Ready for This" by 2 Unlimited, "The Best Things in Life Are Free" by Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross, "Please Don't Go" by KWS and "The Day You Went Away" by Wendy Matthews.

Some songs that were major hits during the year (with peak positions shown) include: "Stay" (3) by Shakespear's Sister, "Love Is in the Air (Ballroom Mix)" (3) by John Paul Young, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (3) by Elton John and George Michael, "Rhythm Is a Dancer" (3) by Snap!, "Too Funky" (3) by George Michael, As Ugly as They Wanna Be (EP) (4) by Ugly Kid Joe, "That Word (L.O.V.E.)" (4) by the Rockmelons featuring Deni Hines, "Erotica" (4) by Madonna, "November Rain" (5) by Guns N' Roses, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (5) by Nirvana, "Cry" (5) by Lisa Edwards, "In the Closet" (5) and "Remember the Time" (6) by Michael Jackson, "Not a Day Goes By" (5) and "Heaven Knows" (6) by Rick Price, "Everything's Alright" (6) by John Farnham, Kate Ceberano and Jon Stevens, "Be My Baby" (6) by Teen Queens, "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" (7) by Sophie B. Hawkins, "I Can Feel It" (7) by Radio Freedom, "Gett Off" (8) by Prince and The New Power Generation and "This Used to Be My Playground" (9) by Madonna.

1993[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
2 January Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" 10 weeks
9 January
16 January
23 January
30 January
6 February
13 February
20 February
27 February Sonia Dada "You Don't Treat Me No Good" 4 weeks
6 March
13 March
20 March
27 March Ugly Kid Joe "Cat's in the Cradle" 1 week
3 April Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way" 6 weeks
10 April
17 April
24 April
1 May
8 May
15 May Faith No More "Easy" 2 weeks
22 May
29 May Janet Jackson "That's the Way Love Goes" 1 week
5 June Snow "Informer" 5 weeks
12 June
19 June
26 June
3 July
10 July UB40 "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You" 7 weeks
17 July
24 July
31 July
7 August
14 August
21 August
28 August Billy Joel "The River of Dreams" 1 week
4 September Meat Loaf "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)"
(highest-selling single of the year)
8 weeks
11 September
18 September
25 September
2 October
9 October
16 October
23 October
30 October Culture Beat "Mr. Vain" 1 week
6 November Ace of Base "All That She Wants" 3 weeks
13 November
20 November
27 November Bryan Adams "Please Forgive Me" 7 weeks
4 December
11 December
18 December
25 December

Top 5 singles by Australian and New Zealand artists

  1. "Gimme Little Sign" – Peter Andre
  2. "Stone Cold" – Jimmy Barnes
  3. "This Is It" – Dannii Minogue
  4. "You Were There" – Southern Sons
  5. "Accidentally Kelly Street" – Frente!

Other hits
Songs which peaked at number two were "What's Up?" by 4 Non Blondes, "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" by Inner Circle and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" by Taylor Dayne.

Songs which peaked at number 3 were "Gimme Little Sign" by Peter Andre, "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" (Remix) by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, "Two Princes" by Spin Doctors, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" by The Heights, "If I Can't Have You" by Kim Wilde, "Freak Me" by Silk and "You Ain't Thinking (About Me)" by Sonia Dada.

Other major hits (with peak positions noted) included "Accidentally Kelly Street" (4) by Frente!, "House of Love" (4) by East 17, "Give In to Me" (4) by Michael Jackson, "Dreams" (4) by Gabrielle, "The Key: The Secret" (4) by Urban Cookie Collective, "Would I Lie to You?" (4) by Charles and Eddie, "Oh Carolina" (4) by Shaggy, "Rain" (5) by Madonna, "Sexy MF" (5) and "My Name Is Prince" (9) by Prince and The New Power Generation, "The Floor" (5) by Johnny Gill, "Creep" (6) by Radiohead, "Everybody Hurts" (6) by R.E.M., "Dreamlover" (7) by Mariah Carey, "Believe" (8) by Lenny Kravitz and "Go West" (10) by the Pet Shop Boys.

Hits by Australasian artists also included "The Weight" (6) by Jimmy Barnes and The Badloves, "I Want You" (10) and "In Your Room" (10) both by Toni Pearen, "You're So Vain" (11) by Chocolate Starfish and "Funky Junky" (13) by Peter Andre.

1994[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
1 January Bryan Adams "Please Forgive Me" 7 weeks
8 January
15 January DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "Boom! Shake the Room" 1 week
22 January Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting "All for Love" 2 weeks
29 January
5 February Cut 'N' Move "Give It Up" 4 weeks
12 February
19 February
26 February
5 March East 17 "It's Alright" 7 weeks
12 March
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April
16 April
23 April Celine Dion "The Power of Love" 1 week
30 April Ace of Base "The Sign" 4 weeks
7 May
14 May
21 May
28 May Prince "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" 2 weeks
4 June
11 June Crash Test Dummies "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" 3 weeks
18 June
25 June
2 July Wet Wet Wet "Love Is All Around"
(highest-selling single of the year)
6 weeks
9 July
16 July
23 July
30 July
6 August
13 August All-4-One "I Swear" 5 weeks
20 August
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September Kylie Minogue Australia "Confide in Me" 4 weeks
24 September
1 October
8 October
15 October Boyz II Men "I'll Make Love to You" 2 weeks
22 October
29 October Silverchair Australia "Tomorrow" 6 weeks
5 November
12 November
19 November
26 November
3 December
10 December Sheryl Crow "All I Wanna Do" 1 week
17 December The Cranberries "Zombie" 8 weeks
24 December
31 December

Top 5 singles by Australian and New Zealand artists

  1. "Tomorrow" – Silverchair
  2. "Confide in Me" – Kylie Minogue
  3. "Chains" – Tina Arena
  4. "Mountain" – Chocolate Starfish
  5. "Lonely"/"Bizarre Love Triangle" – Frente!

Other hits
Songs which peaked at number two were "Always" by Bon Jovi, "Right in the Night (Fall in Love with Music)" by Jam & Spoon featuring Plavka, "Shoop" by Salt-n-Pepa, "Breathe Again" by Toni Braxton, "100% Pure Love" by Crystal Waters, "Endless Love" by Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey, "Absolutely Fabulous" by Absolutely Fabulous (Pet Shop Boys) and "Said I Loved You...But I Lied" by Michael Bolton.

Songs which peaked at number 3 were "Swamp Thing" by The Grid, "Without You" by Mariah Carey, "7 Seconds" by Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry, "Whatta Man" by Salt-n-Pepa and "Stay" by Eternal.

Other major hits (with peak positions noted) included "Chains" (4) by Tina Arena, "Streets of Philadelphia" (4) by Bruce Springsteen, "Closer" (4) by Nine Inch Nails, "Doop" (4) by Doop, "Around the World" (4) by East 17, "Secret" (5) by Madonna, "Moving on Up" (5) by M People, "Stay (I Missed You)" (5) by Lisa Loeb, "One" (live) (5) by Metallica, "On Bended Knee" (7) by Boyz II Men, "I'll Remember" (7) by Madonna, "Come Out and Play" (8) by The Offspring, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (9) by Elton John and "Things Can Only Get Better" (9) by D:Ream.

Hits by Australasian artists also included "Hands Out of My Pocket" (9) by Cold Chisel, "The Winner Is..." (9) by Southend with Nik Fish and "More Wine Waiter Please" (10) by The Poor.

1995[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
7 January The Cranberries "Zombie" 8 weeks
14 January
21 January
28 January
4 February
11 February Real McCoy "Another Night" 6 weeks
18 February
25 February
4 March
11 March
18 March
25 March Hocus Pocus "Here's Johnny!" 6 weeks
1 April
8 April
15 April
22 April
29 April
6 May Take That "Back for Good" 2 weeks
13 May
20 May Merril Bainbridge Australia "Mouth" 6 weeks
27 May
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June
1 July Bryan Adams "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" 1 week
8 July U2 "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" 6 weeks
15 July
22 July
29 July
5 August
12 August
19 August Jann Arden "Insensitive" 1 week
26 August Seal "Kiss from a Rose" 6 weeks
2 September
9 September
16 September
23 September
30 September
7 October Mariah Carey "Fantasy" 1 week
14 October N-Trance "Stayin' Alive" 1 week
21 October Coolio featuring L.V. "Gangsta's Paradise"
(highest-selling single of the year,
longest chart run of the 1990s)
13 weeks
28 October
4 November
11 November
18 November
25 November
2 December
9 December
16 December
23 December
30 December

Top 5 singles by Australian and New Zealand artists

  1. "Mouth" – Merril Bainbridge
  2. "Let's Groove" – CDB
  3. "Tomorrow" – Silverchair
  4. "Mysterious Girl" – Peter Andre
  5. "Under the Water" – Merril Bainbridge

Other hits
Songs which peaked at number two were "Here Comes the Hotstepper" by Ini Kamoze, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Nicki French, "Alice, Who the Fuck Is Alice?" by The Steppers, "Think Twice" by Celine Dion, "Let's Groove" by CDB, "Excalibur" by F.C.B., "Pure Massacre" by Silverchair, "Scream"/"Childhood" by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, "Where the Wild Roses Grow" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Kylie Minogue and Merkin Ball ("I Got Id") by Pearl Jam.

Songs which peaked at number 3 were "Stay Another Day" by East 17, "Shy Guy" by Diana King, "Sukiyaki" by 4 P.M. and "Strong Enough" by Sheryl Crow.

Other major hits (with peak positions noted) included "Waterfalls" (4) by TLC, "You Oughta Know" (4) by Alanis Morissette, "Short Dick Man" (4) by 20 Fingers featuring Gillette, "This Ain't a Love Song" (4) by Bon Jovi, "Under the Water" (4) by Merril Bainbridge, "It's Alright" (4) by Deni Hines, "Somebody's Crying" (5) by Chris Isaak, "Don't Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)" (5) by The Outhere Brothers, "Ode to My Family" (5) by The Cranberries, "Bedtime Story" (5) by Madonna, "Self Esteem" (6) by The Offspring, "A Girl Like You" (6) by Edwyn Collins, "You Are Not Alone" (7) by Michael Jackson, "When I Come Around" (7) by Green Day, "As I Lay Me Down" (7) by Sophie B. Hawkins, "Runaway" (8) by Janet Jackson, "Cotton Eye Joe" (8) by Rednex, "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing" (9) by Chris Isaak and "You'll See" (9) by Madonna.

Hits by Australasian artists also included "Sorrento Moon (I Remember)" (7) by Tina Arena and "Put Yourself in My Place" (11) by Kylie Minogue.

1996[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
6 January Coolio featuring L.V. "Gangsta's Paradise" 13 weeks
13 January
20 January George Michael "Jesus to a Child" 2 weeks
27 January
3 February Shaggy "Boombastic" 5 weeks
10 February Oasis "Wonderwall" 1 week
17 February Shaggy "Boombastic" 5 weeks
24 February
2 March
9 March
16 March Joan Osborne "One of Us" 4 weeks
23 March
30 March
6 April
13 April OMC "How Bizarre" 5 weeks
20 April
27 April
4 May
11 May
18 May George Michael "Fastlove" 4 weeks
25 May
1 June Metallica "Until It Sleeps" 1 week
8 June George Michael "Fastlove" 4 weeks
15 June
22 June Fugees "Killing Me Softly" 7 weeks
29 June
6 July
13 July
20 July
27 July
3 August
10 August Celine Dion "Because You Loved Me"/"The Power of the Dream" 3 weeks
17 August
24 August
31 August Los del Río "Macarena"
(highest-selling single of the year)
9 weeks
7 September
14 September
21 September
28 September
5 October
12 October
19 October
26 October
2 November Spice Girls "Wannabe" 11 weeks
9 November
16 November
23 November
30 November
7 December
14 December
21 December
28 December

Top 5 singles by Australian and New Zealand artists

  1. "How Bizarre" – OMC
  2. "I Want You" – Savage Garden
  3. "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" – Gina G
  4. "Get Down on It" – Peter Andre featuring Past to Present
  5. "Apple Eyes" – Swoop

Other hits
Songs which peaked at number two were "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, "Return of the Mack" by Mark Morrison, "You're Makin' Me High" by Toni Braxton, "Missing" by Everything but the Girl, "Boom Boom Boom" by The Outhere Brothers, "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis, "X-Files Theme" by Triple X, "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Warren G featuring Adina Howard, "Nobody Knows" by Tony Rich Project, "Macarena" by Los del Mar, "Be My Lover" by La Bouche, "Hero of the Day" by Metallica, "Theme from Mission: Impossible" by Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen and "Where Do You Go" by No Mercy.

Songs which peaked at number 3 were "Just a Girl" by No Doubt, "Give Me One Reason" by Tracy Chapman, "Spaceman" by Babylon Zoo, "I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts, "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something.

Other major hits (with peak positions noted) included "I Want You" (4) by Savage Garden, "California Love" (4) by 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman, "Father and Son" (4) by Boyzone, "Sometimes When We Touch" (5) by Newton, "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" (5) by Gina G, "Children" (5) by Robert Miles, "Mother Mother" (5) by Tracy Bonham, "Glycerine" (5) by Bush, "It's Oh So Quiet" (6) by Björk, "Diggin' on You" (6) by TLC, "That Girl" (7) by Maxi Priest with Shaggy, "Let's Make a Night to Remember" (7) by Bryan Adams, "Blue" (10) by LeAnn Rimes and "Lump" (11) by The Presidents of the United States of America.

Hits by Australasian artists also included "Get Down on It" (5) by Peter Andre, "Apple Eyes" (9) by Swoop, "Lover Lover" (6) by Jimmy Barnes, "Have a Little Faith (In Us)" (3) by John Farnham, and "Wishes" (6) by Human Nature.

1997[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January Spice Girls "Wannabe" 11 weeks
12 January
19 January Savage Garden Australia "To the Moon and Back" 1 week
26 January Silverchair Australia "Freak" 2 weeks
2 February
9 February No Doubt "Don't Speak" 8 weeks
16 February
23 February
2 March
9 March
16 March
23 March
30 March
6 April Savage Garden Australia "Truly Madly Deeply" 8 weeks
13 April
20 April
27 April
4 May
11 May
18 May
25 May
1 June Hanson "MMMBop" 9 weeks
8 June
15 June
22 June
29 June
6 July
13 July
20 July
27 July
3 August Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 "I'll Be Missing You" 5 weeks
10 August
17 August
24 August
31 August
7 September Will Smith "Men in Black" 4 weeks
14 September
21 September
28 September
5 October Elton John "Something About the Way You Look Tonight"/
"Candle in the Wind 1997"
(highest-selling single of the year)
6 weeks
12 October
19 October
26 October
2 November
9 November
16 November Aqua "Barbie Girl" 3 weeks
23 November
30 November
7 December Chumbawamba "Tubthumping" 3 weeks
14 December
21 December
28 December Aqua "Doctor Jones" 7 weeks

Top 5 singles by Australian and New Zealand artists

  1. "Truly Madly Deeply" – Savage Garden
  2. "To the Moon and Back" – Savage Garden
  3. "Freak" – Silverchair
  4. "Every Time You Cry" – John Farnham and Human Nature
  5. "Burn" – Tina Arena

Other hits
Songs which peaked at number two were "Breathe" by The Prodigy, "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks, "Where's the Love" and "I Will Come to You" by Hanson, "Your Woman" by White Town, "2 Become 1" by Spice Girls, "I Finally Found Someone" by Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams, "Break My Stride" by Unique II, "Last Night" by Az Yet, "When I Die" by No Mercy and "Burn" by Tina Arena.

Songs which peaked at number 3 were "How Do I Live" by Trisha Yearwood, "One More Time" by Real McCoy, "You Were Meant for Me" by Jewel, "Don't Let Go (Love)" by En Vogue, "Pony" by Ginuwine, "Every Time You Cry" by John Farnham and Human Nature, "When Doves Cry" by Quindon Tarver and "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by N-Trance.

Other major hits (with peak positions noted) included "Even When I'm Sleeping" (4) by Leonardo's Bride, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" (4) by Backstreet Boys, "Song 2" (4) by Blur, "How Come, How Long" (5) by Babyface featuring Stevie Wonder, "Blood on the Dance Floor" (5) by Michael Jackson, "Sexy Eyes" (6) by Whigfield, "Alone" (6) by the Bee Gees, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" (7) by Madonna, "Honey" (8) by Mariah Carey, "Semi-Charmed Life" (8) by Third Eye Blind, "Got 'til It's Gone" (10) by Janet Jackson featuring Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell, "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" (10) by The Smashing Pumpkins, "Mo Money Mo Problems" (10) by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase and "Lovefool" (11) by The Cardigans.

Hits by Australasian artists also included "Break Me Shake Me" (7) by Savage Garden, "Don't Say Goodbye" (8) by Human Nature, "Abuse Me" (9) and "Cemetery" (5) by Silverchair, "Calypso" (13) by Spiderbait, "All I Wanna Do" (11) by Dannii Minogue and "Did It Again" (15) by Kylie Minogue.

1998[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
4 January Aqua "Doctor Jones" 7 weeks
11 January
18 January
25 January
1 February
8 February
15 February Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On" 4 weeks
22 February
1 March
8 March
15 March Run–D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins "It's Like That" 1 week
22 March All Saints "Never Ever" 7 weeks
29 March
5 April
12 April
19 April
26 April
3 May
10 May Shania Twain "You're Still the One" 4 weeks
17 May
24 May
31 May
7 June Steps "5,6,7,8" 1 week
14 June K-Ci & JoJo "All My Life" 1 week
21 June Ricky Martin "The Cup of Life"/"María"
(highest-selling single of the year)
6 weeks
28 June
5 July
12 July
19 July
26 July
2 August Goo Goo Dolls "Iris" 5 weeks
9 August
16 August
23 August
30 August
6 September Lighthouse Family "High" 1 week
13 September Aerosmith "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" 9 weeks
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October
18 October
25 October
1 November
8 November
15 November B*Witched "Rollercoaster" 2 weeks
22 November
29 November Jennifer Paige "Crush" 2 weeks
6 December
13 December The Offspring "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" 6 weeks
20 December
27 December

Top 5 singles by Australian and New Zealand artists

  1. "Second Solution"/"Prisoner of Society" – The Living End
  2. "Buses and Trains" – Bachelor Girl
  3. "Torn" – Natalie Imbruglia
  4. "Big Mistake" – Natalie Imbruglia
  5. "Sway" – Bic Runga

Other hits
Songs which peaked at number two were "From This Moment On" by Shania Twain, "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" by Pras Michel featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and introducing Mýa, "Viva Forever" by Spice Girls, "As Long as You Love Me" by Backstreet Boys, "When the Lights Go Out" by Five, "Fuel" by Metallica, "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"/"Redundant" by Green Day and "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia.

Songs which peaked at number 3 were "Lollipop (Candyman)" by Aqua, "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy and Monica, "If You Could Read My Mind" by Stars on 54 and "Finally Found" by Honeyz.

Other major hits (with peak positions noted) included "Second Solution"/"Prisoner of Society" (4) by The Living End, "Together Again" (4) by Janet Jackson, "All I Have to Give" (4) by Backstreet Boys, "Music Sounds Better with You" (4) by Stardust, "Buses and Trains" (4) by Bachelor Girl, "Last Thing on My Mind" (5) by Steps, "Stop" (5) by Spice Girls, "Frozen" (5) by Madonna, "Under the Bridge"/"Lady Marmalade" (5) by All Saints, "Ray of Light" (6) by Madonna, "You Make Me Wanna..." (6) by Usher, "Everybody Get Up" (6) by Five, "Gettin' Jiggy wit It" (6) by Will Smith, "Big Mistake" (6) by Natalie Imbruglia, "This Is How We Party" (7) by S.O.A.P., "Walkin' on the Sun" (7) by Smash Mouth, "Life" (8) by Des'ree, "Crush on You" (9) by Aaron Carter and "I'll Never Break Your Heart" (10) by the Backstreet Boys.

Hits by Australasian artists also included "Pash" (10) by Kate Ceberano, "Polyester Girl" (14) by Regurgitator, "Cruel" (14) by Human Nature, "The Things I Love in You" (10) by Cold Chisel, Pushing Buttons (EP) (13) by Grinspoon, "I Don't Like It" (10) by Pauline Pantsdown, "Now I Can Dance" (13) by Tina Arena, "Cry" (13) by The Mavis's and "Addicted to Bass" (15) by Josh Abrahams and Amiel Daemion.

1999[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
3 January The Offspring "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" 6 weeks
10 January
17 January
24 January Cher "Believe" 5 weeks
31 January
7 February
14 February
21 February
28 February Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" 9 weeks
7 March
14 March
21 March
28 March
4 April
11 April
18 April
25 April
2 May TLC "No Scrubs" 7 weeks
9 May
16 May
23 May
30 May
6 June
13 June
20 June Sixpence None the Richer "Kiss Me" 3 weeks
27 June
4 July
11 July Jennifer Lopez "If You Had My Love" 3 weeks
18 July
25 July
1 August Pearl Jam "Last Kiss" 7 weeks
8 August
15 August
22 August
29 August
5 September
12 September
19 September Lou Bega "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)"
(highest-selling single of the year)
8 weeks
26 September
3 October
10 October
17 October
24 October
31 October
7 November
14 November Eiffel 65 "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" 9 weeks
21 November
28 November
5 December
12 December
19 December
26 December

Top 5 singles by Australian and New Zealand artists

  1. "Don't Call Me Baby" – Madison Avenue
  2. "The Animal Song" – Savage Garden
  3. "I Knew I Loved You" – Savage Garden
  4. "Absolutely Everybody" – Vanessa Amorosi
  5. "Jackie" – B.Z. featuring Joanne

Other hits
Songs which peaked at number two were "That Don't Impress Me Much" by Shania Twain, "Sometimes" by Britney Spears, "Genie in a Bottle" by Christina Aguilera, "When You Say Nothing at All" by Ronan Keating, "If Ya Gettin' Down" by Five, "I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys, "We Like to Party" and "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" by Vengaboys and "Don't Call Me Baby" by Madison Avenue.

Songs which peaked at number three were "The Animal Song" by Savage Garden, "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, "Anthem for the Year 2000" by Silverchair, "Jackie" by B.Z. featuring Joanne, "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" by Shania Twain, "Larger than Life" by Backstreet Boys, "Look at Me" by Geri Halliwell, "Bring It All Back" by S Club 7, "Goodbye" by Spice Girls and "Unpretty" by TLC.

Other major hits (with peak positions noted) included "When You're Gone" (4) by Bryan Adams and Melanie C, "I Knew I Loved You" (4) by Savage Garden, "Livin' la Vida Loca" (4) by Ricky Martin, "2 Times" (4) by Ann Lee, "This Kiss" (4) by Faith Hill, "All Star" (4) by Smash Mouth, "Touch It" (5) by Monifah, "No Matter What" (5) by Boyzone, "Absolutely Everybody" (5) by Vanessa Amorosi, "Lullaby" (5) by Shawn Mullins, "Beautiful Stranger" (5) by Madonna, "Sweet Like Chocolate" (6) by Shanks & Bigfoot, "Honey to the Bee" (6) by Billie Piper, "Silence" (6) by Delerium featuring Sarah McLachlan, "Got the Feelin'" (6) and "(7) "Changes" by 2Pac, Until the Time Is Through" (8) by Five, "Doo Wop (That Thing)" (8) by Lauryn Hill, "Wild Wild West" (8) by Will Smith featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee, "Fly Away" (8) by Lenny Kravitz, "Thank ABBA for the Music" (9) by B*Witched, Steps, Cleopatra, Tina Cousins and Billie Piper and "Heartbreaker" (10) by Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z.

Hits by Australasian artists also included "Sister" (3) by Sister2Sister, "Weir" (6) by Killing Heidi, "Eternal Flame"/"Shake You Outta My Head" (8), "Don't Cry" (5) and "Last to Know" (14) by Human Nature, "Have a Look" (13) by Vanessa Amorosi and "Everywhere You Go" (15) by Taxiride.

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