Returning to the top of the ARIA Albums chart for the second time together are John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John with their album “Two Strong Hearts”, which enters at the top of the chart this week, giving both acts new chart records in the process.
“Two Strong Hearts” becomes the 734th No.1 album in Australia (1965 to 2015) and the 585th for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus the sixteenth for the Sony (direct) label, with their last being almost a year ago when “Burnt Letters” for Taylor Henderson (21-Juy) debuted at the top of the charts, plus the album also becomes up the 381st to debut at the top of the Australian albums chart. John and Olivia previously hit No.1 together when they teamed up with Anthony Warlow for the concert series “The Main Event”, and the parent album “Highlights from The Main Event” which spent two weeks at No.1 in late November 1998.
John Farnham now has placed nine albums at the top of the Albums chart, and one in each of the previous four decades too, taking his tally of weeks at the top to 47, moving him one place ahead of Neil Diamond’s 46 weeks and placing John in third on the list of ‘Tally of Weeks at No.1: Albums’ behind Dire Straits (53) and The Beatles (126) in second and first respectively. Olivia Newton-John also moves up that list too from equal 65th to equal 52nd as she has now notched up eleven weeks from her four No.1 albums. John’s last No.1 album here was “The Last Time” in mid-October 2002 and Olivia’s was the aforementioned “The Main Event” album.
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