ARIA 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 songs 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.

ARIA Charts Logo
The ARIA Charts logo, as introduced in November 2018

History

The Go-Set charts were Australia's first national singles and albums charts published from 5 October 1966 until 24 August 1974. Succeeding Go-Set, the Kent Music Report began issuing the national top 100 charts in Australia from May 1974. The compiler, David Kent, also published Australia's national charts from 1940–1974 in a retrospective fashion using state based data. In mid 1983, the Australian Recording Industry Association commenced licensing the Kent Music Report chart.[1] The first printed national top 50 chart available in record stores, branded the Countdown chart, was dated the week ending 10 July 1983.[2]

ARIA began compiling its own charts in-house from the chart survey dated 13 June 1988, corresponding with the printed top 50 chart dated week ending 26 June 1988.[3] Various artists compilation albums were initially included in the albums chart, as they had been on the Kent Report chart, until 2 July 1989, when a separate Compilations chart was created.[4] The ARIA Report, detailing the top 100 singles and albums charts, was first available via subscription in January 1990.[1] The printed top 50 chart ceased publication in June 1998,[5] but resumed publication later in the year. The printed top 50 chart again ceased publication at the end of 2000.[6]

The ARIA charts are based on data collected from physical and digital retailers in Australia. Data of physical sales come from retailers such as Sanity and JB Hi-Fi, while data of digital sales come from online retailers such as iTunes.[7] Since 17 February 1997, all physical sales data contributing towards the chart has been recorded electronically at point of sale.[6] In March 1991, "Do the Bartman" by The Simpsons was the first single to reach #1 in Australia that was not available on 7 inch vinyl, but cassingle only.[8]

Starting from 8 October 2006, due to low physical single sales at the time, the ARIA singles chart included online data as well as physical sales. In 2006, it was announced that the Brazin retailing group, comprising major retailers HMV, Sanity and Virgin music/DVD stores would no longer contribute sales data to the ARIA charts.[9][10] However, after a five-month absence, Brazin reportedly re-commenced contributing sales figures to the ARIA Charts on 26 November 2006.[11]

The ARIA website publishes the top 50 singles and albums charts (truncated from the top 100), top 40 digital tracks chart (truncated from the top 50), and top 20 dance singles chart (truncated from the top 25). The ARIA Report lists all charts in full and is available via paid e-mail subscription each week. These reports are uploaded to the Pandora Archive periodically.

Chart shows

On 5 February 2006, the ARIA Chart Show was a radio program launched on the Nova network and broadcast throughout Australia, playing the official ARIA top 50 singles. The live music program was hosted by Jabba each Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm.[12]

From 1 June 2013 to 3 September 2016, the Take 40 Australia radio program broadcast the official ARIA top 40 singles on Saturday afternoons, typically from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on each state's Hit Network-owned radio station.[13] The show was aired before the top 50 chart, dated for the following Monday, is published on the ARIA website at 6:00 pm.[13] The charts were previously published online at 6:00 pm each Sunday.[13]

Charts

  • ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart
  • ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart
  • ARIA Top 100 Physical Albums Chart (only published in The ARIA Report)
  • ARIA Top 50 Digital Tracks Chart
  • ARIA Top 50 Digital Albums Chart
  • ARIA Top 50 Streaming Tracks Chart
  • ARIA Top 50 Club Tracks Chart
  • ARIA Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart
  • ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles Chart
  • ARIA Top 40 Urban Albums Chart
  • ARIA Top 40 Country Albums Chart
  • ARIA Top 40 Music DVDs Chart
  • ARIA Top 25 Dance Singles Chart
  • ARIA Top 25 Dance Albums Chart (only published in The ARIA Report)
  • ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Singles Chart
  • ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Albums Chart
  • ARIA Top 20 Compilation Albums Chart
  • ARIA Top 20 Jazz & Blues Albums Chart
  • ARIA Top 20 Classical/Crossover Albums Chart
  • ARIA Top 10 Core Classical Albums Chart
  • ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Singles Chart (only published in The ARIA Report)
  • ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Albums Chart (only published in The ARIA Report)
  • Yearly Top 100 End of Year charts profiling the year in music
  • End of Decade Top 100 charts profiling the decade in music[14]

Number-one singles

Pre-2000:

2000 to present:

Top 10 singles

2006 to present:

Number-one albums

Pre-2000:

2000 to present:

Top 10 albums

2016 to present:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "The ARIA Chart Process (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 29)". Imgur.com. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  2. ^ "The first ARIA top 50 singles chart (Countdown, 3rd July 1983)". YouTube. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  3. ^ Scott, Gavin. "30 Years Ago This Week: June 26, 1988". chartbeats.com.au. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  4. ^ Scott, Gavin. "30 Years Ago This Week: July 2, 1989". chartbeats.com.au. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  5. ^ "The ARIA Chart 7 June 1998 (Victoria & Tasmania State Chart)". Imgur. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b "The ARIAnet Charts". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 5 April 2001. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  7. ^ "ARIA Chart Stores". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Chartifacts – Week Ending: 17 March 1991 (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 60)". Imgur.com. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Undercover - Your Daily Music Fix". Archived from the original on 4 September 2006. Retrieved 6 November 2006.
  10. ^ "Dining out: Lady Gaga turns heads".
  11. ^ "Brazin Data Returns To Aus Charts". Archived from the original on 13 January 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2006.
  12. ^ "Australian Record Industry Association". www.aria.com.au.
  13. ^ a b c "Take 40, Top 40 Countdown Australia, Music Charts". ARIA Charts. 4 April 2016. Archived from the original on 16 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  14. ^ Aria End of Decade Chart Retrieved 28 Mar 2010

External links

Australian Recording Industry Association

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry which was established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers (AARM) which was formed in 1956. It oversees the collection, administration and distribution of music licenses and royalties.

The association has more than 100 members, including small labels typically run by one to five people, medium size organisations and very large companies with international affiliates. ARIA is administered by a Board of Directors comprising senior executives from record companies, both large and small. As of October 2010, the directors were Denis Handlin (chair, CEO of Sony Music), George Ash (Universal Music), Mark Poston (EMI), Sebastian Chase (MGM Distribution), David Vodica (Rubber Records/Music) and Tony Harlow (WAR).

Kent Music Report

The Kent Music Report was a weekly record chart of Australian music singles and albums which was compiled by music enthusiast David Kent from May 1974 through to 1988. After 1988, the Australian Recording Industry Association, which had been using the report under licence for a number of years, chose to produce their own listing as the ARIA Charts.Before the Kent Report, Go-Set magazine published weekly Top-40 Singles from 1966, and Album charts from 1970 until the magazine's demise in August 1974.David Kent later publicised the Australian charts from 1940–1973 in a retrospective fashion using state by state chart data obtained from various Australian radio stations.

List of Top 25 albums for 1997 in Australia

The following lists the top 100 albums of 1997 in Australia from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) End of Year Albums Chart.

Peak chart positions from 1997 are from the ARIA Charts, overall position on the End of Year Chart is calculated by ARIA based on the number of weeks and position that the records reach within the Top 50 albums for each week during 1997.

List of Top 25 albums for 1998 in Australia

The following lists the top 100 albums of 1998 in Australia from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) End of Year Albums Chart.

Peak chart positions from 1998 are from the ARIA Charts, overall position on the End of Year Chart is calculated by ARIA based on the number of weeks and position that the records reach within the Top 50 albums for each week during 1998.

List of Top 25 albums for 1999 in Australia

The following lists the top 100 albums of 1999 in Australia from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) End of Year Albums Chart.

Peak chart positions from 1999 are from the ARIA Charts, overall position on the End of Year Chart is calculated by ARIA based on the number of weeks and position that the records reach within the Top 50 albums for each week during 1999.

List of Top 25 albums for 2001 in Australia

The following lists the top 25 albums of 2001 in Australia from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) End of Year Albums Chart.

Peak chart positions from 2001 are from the ARIA Charts, overall position on the End of Year Chart is calculated by ARIA based on the number of weeks and position that the records reach within the Top 50 albums for each week during 2001.

List of Top 25 singles for 1995 in Australia

The following lists the top 100 singles of 1995 in Australia from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) End of Year Singles Chart.

Peak chart positions from 1995 are from the ARIA Charts, overall position on the End of Year Chart is calculated by ARIA based on the number of weeks and position that the song reached within the Top 50 singles for each week during 1995.

List of Top 25 singles for 1996 in Australia

The following lists the top 100 singles of 1996 in Australia from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) End of Year Singles Chart.

Peak chart positions from 1996 are from the ARIA Charts, overall position on the End of Year Chart is calculated by ARIA based on the number of weeks and position that the song reached within the Top 50 singles for each week during 1996.

List of Top 25 singles for 1997 in Australia

The following lists the top 100 singles of 1997 in Australia from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) End of Year Singles Chart.

Peak chart positions from 1997 are from the ARIA Charts, overall position on the End of Year Chart is calculated by ARIA based on the number of weeks and position that the song reached within the Top 50 singles for each week during 1997.

List of Top 25 singles for 1998 in Australia

The following lists the top 100 singles of 1998 in Australia from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) End of Year singles chart."The Cup of Life/María" by Ricky Martin was the biggest song of the year, peaking at #1 for six weeks and staying in the top 50 for 27 weeks. The longest stay at #1 was by Aerosmith with "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" which spent nine weeks at the top spot.

List of number-one country albums of 2019 (Australia)

These are the Australian Country number-one albums of 2019, per the ARIA Charts.

List of number-one dance singles of 2016 (Australia)

The ARIA Dance Chart is a chart that ranks the best-performing dance singles of Australia. It is published by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation who collect music data for the weekly ARIA Charts. To be eligible to appear on the chart, the recording must be a single, and be "predominantly of a dance nature, or with a featured track of a dance nature, or included in the ARIA Club Chart or a comparable overseas chart".

List of number-one dance singles of 2017 (Australia)

The ARIA Dance Chart is a chart that ranks the best-performing dance singles of Australia. It is published by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation who collect music data for the weekly ARIA Charts. To be eligible to appear on the chart, the recording must be a single, and be "predominantly of a dance nature, or with a featured track of a dance nature, or included in the ARIA Club Chart or a comparable overseas chart".

List of number-one dance singles of 2018 (Australia)

The ARIA Dance Chart is a chart that ranks the best-performing dance singles of Australia. It is published by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation who collect music data for the weekly ARIA Charts. To be eligible to appear on the chart, the recording must be a single, and be "predominantly of a dance nature, or with a featured track of a dance nature, or included in the ARIA Club Chart or a comparable overseas chart".

List of number-one dance singles of 2019 (Australia)

The ARIA Dance Chart is a chart that ranks the best-performing dance singles of Australia. It is published by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation who collect music data for the weekly ARIA Charts. To be eligible to appear on the chart, the recording must be a single, and be "predominantly of a dance nature, or with a featured track of a dance nature, or included in the ARIA Club Chart or a comparable overseas chart".

List of number-one singles in Australia

This is a list of number-one singles in Australia from the Kent Music Report era to its current ARIA Charts.

List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1980s

The following lists the number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart, along with other substantial hits, during the 1980s. The source for this decade is the Kent Music Report (retitled as Australian Music Report in 1987), and the ARIA Charts.

List of number-one streaming tracks of 2019 (Australia)

The ARIA Streaming Tracks Chart ranks the best-performing streaming tracks of Australia. It is published by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation who collects music data for the weekly ARIA Charts.

List of top 25 albums for 2000 in Australia

The following lists the top 100 albums of 2000 in Australia from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) End of Year Albums Chart.

Peak chart positions from 2000 are from the ARIA Charts, overall position on the End of Year Chart is calculated by ARIA based on the number of weeks and position that the records reach within the Top 50 albums for each week during 2000.

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