Australian Independant Debuts at No.1

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




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