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List of Australian chart achievements and milestones

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 1
  • Artists with the most number-one songs 2
  • Artists with the most consecutive number-one songs 3
  • Artists reaching number-one digital downloads 4
  • Longest climb to #1 on the ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart (1983-present) 5
  • Songs making the biggest drop from number-one 6
  • Songs making the biggest jump to number-one inside Top 100 (1983 to present) 7
  • Most number-one singles from a single album 8
  • Most top five singles from a single album 9
  • Songs that have hit number one by different artists 10
  • Number-one single debuts 11
    • Pre-2000 11.1
    • 2000 11.2
    • 2001 11.3
    • 2002 11.4
    • 2003 11.5
    • 2004 11.6
    • 2005 11.7
    • 2006 11.8
    • 2007 11.9
    • 2008 11.10
    • 2009 11.11
    • 2010 11.12
    • 2011 11.13
    • 2012 11.14
    • 2013 11.15
    • 2014 11.16
    • 2015 11.17
  • Artists with the most cumulative weeks at number-one 12
  • Songs with most weeks in the top 100 13
  • Songs with most weeks in the top 50 14
    • 50 weeks or more 14.1
    • 45-49 weeks 14.2
    • 40-44 weeks 14.3
  • Songs with most weeks at number-two 15
    • Eleven weeks 15.1
    • Ten weeks 15.2
    • Eight weeks 15.3
    • Seven weeks 15.4
    • Six weeks 15.5
  • Songs with most weeks at number-three 16
    • Seven weeks 16.1
    • Six weeks 16.2
    • Five weeks 16.3
    • Four weeks 16.4
  • Songs spending the most weeks in the top ten 17
    • Over 19 weeks 17.1
    • 19 weeks 17.2
    • 18 weeks 17.3
    • 17 weeks 17.4
    • 16 weeks 17.5
    • 15 weeks 17.6
  • Biggest drops 18
    • Songs that made the biggest drop in the top fifty 18.1
    • Songs that made the biggest drop in the top fifty (40+ places) 18.2
  • Songs that made the biggest jump in the top fifty 19
  • Self-replacement at number one 20
  • Albums with most weeks at number-one 21
  • Albums with most weeks in Top 100 chart (since 1988) 22
  • Artists with the most number-one albums 23
  • Simultaneously occupying the top three positions 24
    • Albums 24.1
    • Singles 24.2
  • See also 25
  • References 26

Songs with the most weeks at number-one

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

Artists with the most number-one songs

Artists with the most consecutive number-one songs

Artists reaching number-one digital downloads

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)

  • 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]

  • 48 weeks - In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith (debut 8-June-2014, peak 3-May-15)
  • 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

Songs making the biggest jump to number-one inside Top 100 (1983 to present)

Most number-one singles from a single album

Most top five singles from a single album

Songs that have hit number one by different artists

Number-one single debuts

Pre-2000

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

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

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Artists with the most cumulative weeks at number-one

Songs with most weeks in the top 100

NB: "Riptide" is on 115 weeks as of chart w/c 14 September 2015.

Songs with most weeks in the top 50

50 weeks or more

45-49 weeks

40-44 weeks

Songs with most weeks at number-two

Eleven weeks

Ten weeks

Eight weeks

Seven weeks

Six weeks

Songs with most weeks at number-three

Seven weeks

Six weeks

Five weeks

Four weeks

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 worldwide 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

Over 19 weeks

19 weeks

18 weeks

17 weeks

16 weeks

15 weeks

Biggest drops

Songs that made the biggest drop in the top fifty

Songs that made the biggest drop in the top fifty (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 Is You" (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)
  • Cyrus Villaneuva - "Wicked Game" (2015) 6-81 (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

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

Self-replacement at number one

Albums with most weeks at number-one

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)[4]

  • 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)#
  • 146 weeks Ed Sheeran - "+" (2011–2015)#
  • 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)
  • 122 weeks Adele - "21" (2011–2013)
  • 121 weeks Kings Of Leon - "Only By The Night" (2008–2011)
  • 117 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 (above)

Most weeks in ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart (since 1988) [A complete list; over 2 years spent within the Top 50 rankings]:

  • 167 weeks Pink - "I'm Not Dead" (2006–2010)
  • 146 weeks Shania Twain - "Come On Over" (1997–2000)
  • 128 weeks Pink - "Greatest Hits...So Far!!!" (2010–2015)
  • 124 weeks ABBA - "ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits" (1992–1995, 1999–2000, 2008–2009, 2011, 2013-2015)
  • 115 weeks Michael Bublé - "Michael Bublé" (2003–2005, 2008, 2010)
  • 109 weeks Metallica - "Metallica" (1991–1993, 1996, 1998, 2008, 2010–2011)
  • 107 weeks Norah Jones - "Come Away With Me" (2002–2006, 2010)
  • 103 weeks Pink - "Funhouse" (2008–2013)

Artists with the most number-one albums

Simultaneously occupying the top three positions

Albums

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

Singles

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.[5][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.[6]

See also

References

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  2. ^
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  4. ^
  5. ^ Karise Eden makes music history.MTV Australia. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (1 July 2012)The Voice ARIA Slaughterhouse, Karise Eden 1 to 54. Noise11. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012
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