News 7 May 2019

This Week In... 1990

Check out who topped the ARIA Charts 29 years ago!

This Week In... 1990

Check out who topped the ARIA Charts 29 years ago!


Michael Bolton - Soul Provider

The sixth studio album from American crooner Michael Bolton became his first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart when it spent three weeks in the top spot in mid-1990. The follow-up to The Hunger (#36 Jul. ‘88), Soul Provider debuted at #38 in February 1990. It steadily climbed up the chart before hitting #1 for the first time in its eleventh week in the Top 50. After a week back at #2, it returned to #1 for two weeks. In total, Soul Provider spent 15 weeks in the Top Ten and 28 weeks in the Top 50.

Singles released from Soul Provider include ‘How Am I Supposed To Live Without You’ (#2 Mar. ’90) and ‘How Can We Be Lovers’ (#3 May ’90).

Soul Provider was accredited 2x Platinum. It was #10 on the ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart in 1990.

Michael Bolton next charted with the album Time Love And Tenderness (#11 Aug. ’92). He scored his second #1 album with ninth album The One Thing (#1 Mar. ’94). More recently, he charted with Gems: The Duets Collection (#26 Apr. ’12).


Madonna - Vogue/Keep It Together

Madonna’s sixth Australian #1 single came when the double A-side ‘Vogue’/’Keep it Together’ spent five straight weeks at the top of the ARIA Charts in May/June 1990. The single debuted at #19 before topping the chart in its second week in the top 50. ‘Vogue’ was lifted from the album I'm Breathless: Music from and Inspired by the film Dick Tracy (#1 May ’90), while ’Keep it Together’ came from the superstar’s previous album Like A Prayer (#4 Feb. ’89). The single spent nine weeks in the top ten and 21 weeks in the top 50.

Receiving an accreditation of 2x Platinum, ‘Vogue’/’Keep it Together’ was #3 on the 1990 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart.

Madonna has topped the ARIA Singles Chart with nine other singles: ‘Like A Virgin’ (#1 Dec. ‘84), ‘Angel’/‘Into The Groove’ (#1 Jun. ’85), ‘Crazy For You’ (#1 Jul. ‘85), ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ (#1 Aug. ‘86), ‘Like A Prayer’ (#1 Mar. ‘89), ‘American Pie’ (#1 Mar. ‘00), ‘Music’ (#1 Aug. ‘00), ‘Hung Up’ (#1 Nov. ‘05) and 4 Minutes (#1 Apr. ‘08). She holds the record for the most weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Charts, with 38 weeks. Her ten #1 singles puts her equal with Kylie Minogue for most #1 singles on the ARIA Charts.