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-oneEdit

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

Artists with the most number-one songsEdit

Artists with the most consecutive number-one songsEdit

Longest climb to #1 on the ARIA Singles ChartEdit

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

  • 138 weeks - Remasters - Led Zeppelin (Debut 18-Nov-90/Peak 11-Jul-93)
  • 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
  • 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-oneEdit

Songs making the biggest jump to number-one inside Top 100 (1963 to present)Edit

Most number-one singles from a single albumEdit

Most top five singles from a single albumEdit

Most top-ten singles in a yearEdit

Songs that have hit number one by different artistsEdit

Note: Ed Sheeran's "Perfect", either with Andrea Bocelli or Beyonce, reached number one for 3 weeks in 2017 and 5 in 2018, but on the chart it was listed without crediting either.

Number-one single debutsEdit

Pre-2000Edit

2000Edit

2001Edit

2002Edit

2003Edit

2004Edit

2005Edit

2006Edit

2007Edit

2008Edit

No songs debuted at number one during 2008.

2009Edit

2010Edit

2011Edit

2012Edit

2013Edit

2014Edit

2015Edit

2016Edit

2017Edit

2018Edit

2019Edit

Artists with the most cumulative weeks at number-oneEdit

Songs with most weeks in the top 100Edit

100 weeks or moreEdit

75 weeks or moreEdit

Songs with most weeks in the top 50Edit

80 weeks or moreEdit

50 weeks or moreEdit

45 weeks or moreEdit

40 weeks or moreEdit

35 weeks or moreEdit

30 weeks or moreEdit

Songs with most weeks at number-two (without hitting number one)Edit

Number Of Weeks Artists (s) Songs Years(s) Kept Out Of number one position by
12 The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk "Starboy" "Starboy" 2016-17 "Say You Wont Let Go" & "Rockabye"
8 Ed Sheeran "Castle on the Hill" 2017 "Shape Of You"
Phil Collins "A Groovy Kind of Love" 1988
7 Bon Jovi "Always" 1994 Example
Shania Twain "That Don't Impress Me Much" 1999
Nikki Webster "Strawberry Kisses" 2001

(only add singles that stayed seven or more weeks at number two without reaching the top)

Most weeks at number twoEdit

Twelve weeksEdit

Eleven weeksEdit

Ten weeksEdit

Nine weeksEdit

Eight weeksEdit

Seven weeksEdit

Six weeksEdit

Songs spending the most weeks in the top tenEdit

Over 21 weeksEdit

21 weeksEdit

20 weeksEdit

19 weeksEdit

18 weeksEdit

17 weeksEdit

Biggest dropsEdit

Songs that made the biggest drop in the top fifty (25+ places)Edit

Songs that made the biggest drop in the top hundred (40+ places)Edit

Songs that made the biggest jump in the top fifty (30+ places)Edit

Songs that made the biggest jump in the top hundred (50+ places)Edit

Self-replacement at number oneEdit

Non-English number onesEdit

Albums with most weeks at number oneEdit

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

Albums with most weeks in Top 100 chart (since 1988; over 104 wks or 2 years)[6]Edit

  • 277 weeks ABBA - "ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits" (1992–1995, 1999–2000, 2008–2009, 2011, 2013, 2018–19)
  • 149 weeks AC/DC - "Live" (1992-2019)
  • 133 weeks Adele - "21" (2011–2013, 2015)
  • 115 weeks Arctic Monkeys - "AM" (2013-2019)
  • 135 weeks The Beatles - "1" (2000–2003, 2011–2012)
  • 159 weeks Justin Bieber - "Purpose" (2015-2019)
  • 187 weeks Michael Bublé - "Michael Bublé" (2003–2005, 2008, 2010–2011)
  • 142 weeks Michael Bublé - "It's Time" (2005–2009, 2011)
  • 311 weeks Cold Chisel - "The Best Of Cold Chisel: All For You" (2011-2019)
  • 104 weeks Phil Collins - "Hits" (1998–1999, 2008–2011)
  • 98 weeks The Cranberries - "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993-1995)
  • 140 weeks Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Chronicle - The 20 Greatest Hits" (1976, 2008–2012)#
  • 264 weeks Crowded House - "The Very Very Best Of Crowded House" (2010-2019)
  • 102 weeks Dire Straits - "Brothers In Arms" (1985, 2010)
  • 160 weeks Eminem - "Curtain Call: The Hits" (2005-2019)
  • 145 weeks Eminem - "The Eminem Show" (2002-2019)
  • 496 weeks Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac" (2002–2019)#
  • 271 weeks Fleetwood Mac - "Greatest Hits" (1988-2019)
  • 206 weeks Fleetwood Mac - "Rumours" (1975-2019)
  • 140 weeks Florence & The Machine - "Lungs" (2008–2012)#
  • 250 weeks Foo Fighters - "Greatest Hits" (2009–2012, 2018–19)#
  • 104 weeks Ariana Grande - "Dangerous Woman" (2017-2019)
  • 452 weeks Guns n' Roses - "Greatest Hits" (2004–2007, 2009–2011, 2018–19)
  • 186 weeks Guns n' Roses - "Appetite For Destruction" (1988-2019)
  • 111 weeks Hilltop Hoods - "Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung" (2016-2019)
  • 338 weeks INXS - "The Very Best" (2011-2019)
  • 136 weeks Michael Jackson - "The Essential Michael Jackson" (2005, 2008–2010)
  • 168 weeks Elton John - "Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits" (2007-2019)
  • 103 weeks Paul Kelly - "Songs From The South Volumes 1 & 2" (1997-2019)
  • 121 weeks Kings Of Leon - "Only By The Night" (2008–2011)
  • 112 weeks Linkin Park - "Hybrid Theory" (2001–2002, 2011)
  • 117 weeks Bruno Mars "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" (2010-2014)
  • 241 weeks Meat Loaf - "Bat Out Of Hell" (1978, 1991, 2011)
  • 278 weeks Metallica - "Metallica" (1991–1993, 1996, 1998, 2008, 2010–2011)
  • 143 weeks Alanis Morissette - "Jagged Little Pill" (1995–1998)
  • 107 weeks Nickelback - "Dark Horse" (2008–2011)
  • 325 weeks Queen - "Greatest Hits" (1981, 1991–1992, 1994, 2008, 2011, 2018–19)
  • 284 weeks P!nk - "Greatest Hits...So Far!!!" (2010-2019)
  • 107 weeks Pink - "Funhouse" (2008–2010)
  • 123 weeks Pink Floyd - "The Dark Side Of The Moon" (1973, 1993–1994, 2005, 2011–2012)
  • 346 weeks Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Greatest Hits" (2003–2004, 2006–2007, 2011, 2018-19)
  • 350 weeks Ed Sheeran - "+" (2011–2019)#[7]
  • 253 weeks Ed Sheeran - "X" (2014-2019)
  • 118 weeks Ed Sheeran - "÷" (2017-2019)
  • 225 weeks Taylor Swift - "1989" (2014-2019)
  • 151 weeks Taylor Swift - "Fearless" (2008–2012)#
  • 194 weeks Vance Joy - "Dream Your Life Away" (2014-2019)
  • 134 weeks The Wiggles - "The Best Of The Wiggles" (2016-2019)
  • 132 weeks Amy Winehouse - "Back To Black" (2007–2012)
  • 106 weeks Neil Young - "Greatest Hits" (2004–2006, 2009–2011)
  • 206 weeks Soundtrack - "Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1" (2014-2019)
  • 111 weeks Soundtrack - "Moana" (2017-2019)

(Note: Updated 18 Feb 2019; some pre-2019 albums may need weeks readjusted)

>> 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 ChartEdit

200 weeks or moreEdit

150 weeks or moreEdit

100 weeks or moreEdit

Artists with the most number-one albumsEdit

Artists with multiple albums in Top 100Edit

Artists at number-one on singles and albums chart at the same timeEdit

Simultaneously occupying the top three positionsEdit

AlbumsEdit

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

SinglesEdit

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.[9][a]

On February 27, Ed Sheeran occupied the top three positions.[10] However next week, "How Would You Feel" fell out of the top ten and was replaced by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay's "Something Just like This".[11]

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.[12]

Other achievementsEdit

  • The first artist to have singles debut at the top two simultaneously was Ed Sheeran on 16 January 2017 with "Shape of You" at number one and "Castle on the Hill" at number two.
  • Ed Sheeran has had 3 albums, "÷", "x", and "+" in the top 50 for 59 consecutive weeks, from the debut of "÷" on March 3, 2017, to present.
  • Together, these albums total 566 weeks in the top 50.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b . noise11. 30 December 2018 http://www.noise11.com/news/australian-charts-mariah-carey-christmas-songs-takes-top-spot-on-singles-chart-20181230. Retrieved 2 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Cameron Adams (10 May 2015). "Vance Joy's Riptide breaks Lady Gaga's incredible record on the Australian charts". www.heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  3. ^ "ARIA Report 13 June 2011 Issue #1111" (PDF). ARIA. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Chart Watch 336". www.auspop.com.au. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Chart Watch 498". www.auspop.com.au. 10 November 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Australian charts portal". australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
  7. ^ a b "ARIA Charts: The Weeknd the big story on both Singles and Albums". 2018-04-09.
  8. ^ "On a steel horse Bon Jovi rides to top of the charts". Daily Telegraph. 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  9. ^ Karise Eden makes music history.MTV Australia. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012
  10. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  11. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  12. ^ Ryan, Gavin (1 July 2012)The Voice ARIA Slaughterhouse, Karise Eden 1 to 54. Noise11. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012