Australian Independant Debuts
With a song that hit No.25
for Cold Chisel just a few weeks short of 22 years ago, Cosima becomes
the fourth former Australian Idol contestant to hit the top of the
Australian charts after Guy Sebastian, Shannon Noll and Paulini.
When The War Is Over is the
47th No.1 debuting single in the history of the ARIA charts.
With Paulini's Angel Eyes at
No.2 and Scar by Missy Higgins at No.3, Australian artists occupied
the top 3 positions on the singles chart this week, the first Aussie
trifecta on the singles chart since May 1991. On that occasion
the top four singles were by Australian artists - No.1 The Horses
by Daryl Braithwaite; No.2 Don't Go Now and No.3 Tingles EP both by
Ratcat and No.4 Better by The Screaming Jets.
This week also marks the first
time in Australian chart history that four consecutive No.1 singles
have been by Australian artists. The sequence began six weeks
ago when Shannon Noll's second No.1 single Learn To Fly made its debut
in the top spot. Fellow Australian Idol Paulini then followed
with a three week run for her first single Angel Eyes which was ended
last week by Missy Higgins and her first No.1 hit Scar. The
previous record of three in a row happened in May & June 1991
when Ratcat's Don't Go Now followed The Horses by Daryl Braithwaite
and Ratcat's own Tingles EP into the top spot.
16 August 2004