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

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)

...and a year or more [see above]

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

Songs that have hit number one by different artists

Number-one single debuts











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.









Artists with the most cumulative weeks at number-one

Songs with most weeks in the top 100

Songs with most weeks in the top 50

75 weeks or more

50 weeks or more

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 at #4. 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)

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
30 weeks
29 weeks
28 weeks
25 weeks
20 weeks
19 weeks
18 weeks

Albums with most weeks in Top 100 chart (since 1988)[6]

>> 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]:

Artists with the most number-one albums

Artists with multiple albums in Top 100

Simultaneously occupying the top three positions


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


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.[8][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.[9]


  1. Cameron Adams (10 May 2015). "Vance Joy's Riptide breaks Lady Gaga's incredible record on the Australian charts". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. "ARIA Singles: Justin Bieber 'Love Yourself' Is Australia's First No 1 Of 2016". Gavin Ryan. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. "ARIA Report w/c 17 October 2016 ISSUE 1390" (PDF). ARIA. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  4. "ARIA Report 13 June 2011 Issue #1111" (PDF). ARIA. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  5. "Chart Watch 336". 3 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  6. Steffen Hung. "Australian charts portal". Retrieved 2012-01-26.
  7. "On a steel horse Bon Jovi rides to top of the charts". Daily Telegraph. 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  8. Karise Eden makes music history.MTV Australia. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012
  9. 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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