List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1990s

The following lists the number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart, along with other substantial hits, during the 1990s. The source for this decade is the ARIA Charts.[1]

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The yellow background indicates the #1 song on ARIA’s End of Year Chart[nb 1]
The light blue background indicates the #1 song on ARIA’s End of Decade Chart
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Australian number-one singles of the 1990s

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Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
6 January The B-52’s Love Shack 8 weeks
13 January
20 January
27 January
3 February
10 February
17 February Aerosmith Janie’s Got a Gun 1 week
24 February Sinéad O’Connor Nothing Compares 2 U 8 weeks
3 March
10 March
17 March
24 March
31 March
7 April
14 April
21 April Paula Abdul Opposites Attract 2 weeks
28 April
5 May Madonna Vogue“/”Keep It Together 5 weeks
12 May
19 May
26 May
2 June
9 June Heart All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You 4 weeks
16 June
23 June
30 June
7 July Roxette It Must Have Been Love 2 weeks
14 July
21 July MC Hammer U Can’t Touch This 5 weeks
28 July
4 August
11 August
18 August
25 August Faith No More Epic 3 weeks
1 September
8 September
15 September Jon Bon Jovi Blaze of Glory 6 weeks
22 September
29 September
6 October
13 October
20 October
27 October Young MC Bust a Move 1 week
3 November Skyhooks Jukebox in Siberia 2 weeks
10 November
17 November Deee-Lite Groove Is in the Heart 1 week
24 November The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody 7 weeks
1 December
8 December
15 December
22 December
29 December

Top 5 singles by Australian and New Zealand artists

  1. Better the Devil You Know” – Kylie Minogue
  2. Mona” – Craig McLachlan and Check 1–2
  3. I Need Your Body” – Tina Arena
  4. Crying in the Chapel” – Peter Blakeley
  5. Lay Down Your Guns” – Jimmy Barnes
  6. Show No Mercy” – Mark Williams

Other hits
Songs which peaked at number two included “I Feel the Earth Move” by Martika, “I Want That Man” by Deborah Harry, “Ride On Time” by Black Box, “Don’t Know Much” by Linda Ronstadt featuring Aaron Neville, “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” by Michael Bolton, “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips, “Joey” by Concrete Blonde, “Close to You” by Maxi Priest, and “Suicide Blonde” by INXS.

Songs which peaked at number three were “Crying in the Chapel” by Peter Blakeley, “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles, “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You” by Milli Vanilli, “How Can We Be Lovers?” by Michael Bolton, “Mona” by Craig McLachlan & Check 1–2, “I Need Your Body” by Tina Arena, “Doin’ the Do” by Betty Boo, and “Show Me Heaven” by Maria McKee.

Other major hits (with their peak positions noted) included “Lay Down Your Guns” (4) by Jimmy Barnes, “I Don’t Want to Be with Nobody but You” (4) by Absent Friends, “Pump Up the Jam” (4) by Technotronic featuring Felly, “Love and Kisses” (4) by Dannii Minogue, “Justify My Love” (4) by Madonna, “Lambada” (5) by Kaoma, “Chain Reaction” (6) by John Farnham, “Summer Rain” (6) by Belinda Carlisle, “Sacrifice” (7) by Elton John, “Hanky Panky” (6) by Madonna, “Blue Sky Mine” (8) by Midnight Oil, “Step by Step” (8) by New Kids on the Block and “Vision of Love” (9) by Mariah Carey.

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