Australian Music Charts

The ARIA Charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The charts are a record of the highest selling singles and albums in various genres in Australia. ARIA became the official Australian music chart in June 1988, succeeding the Kent Music Report which had been Australia’s national charts since 1974.  (More from Wikipedia)
Spirit in the Sky” by Jewish-American singer-songwriter Norman Greenbaum is one of the biggest Christian-themed songs in music.  Spirit in the Sky sold 2,000,000 copies and reached the top of the charts in the U.K.AustraliaIrelandCanada, and Germany; it went to #3 in the U.S. 
(July 2014)
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David White, John Madara and Ray Gilmore of the Spokesmen also co-wrote a song called “Sadie (the Cleaning Lady)” that became a #1 hit in Australia in 1967 for Johnny Farnham.
(August 2015)
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The biggest hit by Kings of the Sun was the Australian Top 20 hit “Bottom of My Heart” b/w “Bad Love”. 
(December 2015)
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The Deee-Lite song “Groove is in the Heartwas a truly mountainous hit; as Wikipedia tells it: “An immediate smash in nightclubs, the song went to number one on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart and also hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at number 1 for one week in Australia in November 1990.” 
(March 2016)
Last edited: March 22, 2021