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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.

Songs with the most weeks at number-one

15 weeks
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

Longest climb to #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart

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

  • 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-one

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

Most number-one singles from a single album

Most top five singles from a single album

Most top-ten singles in a year

Songs that have hit number one by different artists

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 debuts

Pre-2000

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

No songs debuted at number one during 2008.

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Artists with the most cumulative weeks at number-one

Songs with most weeks in the top 100

100 weeks or more

75 weeks or more

Songs with most weeks in the top 50

80 weeks or more

50 weeks or more

40 weeks or more

Songs with most weeks at number-two

Twelve weeks

Eleven weeks

Ten weeks

Nine weeks

Eight weeks

Seven weeks

Six weeks

Songs spending the most weeks in the top ten

Over 19 weeks

19 weeks

18 weeks

17 weeks

Biggest drops

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

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

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

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

Self-replacement at number one

Non-English number ones

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)
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]

  • 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 Chart

200 weeks or more

150 weeks or more

100 weeks or more

Artists with the most number-one albums

Artists with multiple albums in Top 100

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

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.[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 achievements

  • 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 3rd, 2017, to present.
  • Together, these albums total 566 weeks in the top 50.[7]

See also

References

  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 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 2015.
  3. ^ "ARIA Report 13 June 2011 Issue #1111" (PDF). ARIA. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Chart Watch 336". www.auspop.com.au. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Chart Watch 498". www.auspop.com.au. 10 November 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Australian charts portal". australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2014-08-14. Retrieved .
  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 .
  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 2017.
  11. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 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

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