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The History

The Go-Set charts were Australia's first national singles and albums charts published from 2 February 1966 until 24 August 1974. However until the early 1970s the album charts were a top 5 only. Succeeding Go-Set, the Kent Music Report began issuing the national top 100 charts in Australia from May 1974. This was a top 100 single and album chart.

In April 1983, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) commenced by licensing the Kent Music Report and began compiling its own charts in-house from the week ending 26 June 1988.

Elvis Presley Album and Singles Charts Australia Elvis Presley: Australian Singles Chart 1956-2006

The Gold and Platinum awards prior to 1988 indicated are the result of research using various sources, EPE, BMG AARM. This is an incomplete list, it is not possible to prove all certifications. Due to RCA no longer being in Business. Post 1988 ARIA was established and we have accurate awards from this point onwards.

There were no reliable chart sources prior to 1965 for albums so we unfortunately don't have data on Elvis' golden years, however presented to you here is the most concise chart data possible. * More details below.

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The Kent Music Report

         
Title
 
Entry Date
HP WI
Catalogue No.
 
23-Sep-74
89
6
RCA Victor CPL1-0475
 
28-Oct-74
92
4
RCA Victor CPL1-0606
Elvis Presley's Greatest Hits (Readers digest do not qualify for the charts)   1975
*
*
Readers Digest
 
6-Jan-75
8
32
RCA Victor TSP 141
 
23-Jun-75
46
15
RCA Victor APL1-1039
Elvis In the 70's
 
12-Jan-76
22
31
RCA Victor TSP 167
 
20-Jun-77
58
11
RCA Victor APL1-2274
 
15-Aug-77
3
29
RCA Victor APL1-2428
Blue Hawaii : Soundtrack
 
29-Aug-77
63
7
RCA SL 101174
  29-Aug-77
79
2
RCA LSP 1707
  29-Aug-77
89
2
RCA Victor SP 191
G.I. Blues: Soundtrack
  5-Sep-77
71
5
RCA SL 10979
  5-Sep-77
77
6
RCA Victor VPL1-4053
  5-Sep-77
87
2
RCA Victor CPL1-1349
  7-Nov-77
17
15
RCA Victor APL2-2587
  3-Apr-78
15
17
RCA Victor VPL1-7130
  18-Dec-78
59
10
RCA Victor VPL7-7176
Elvis Love Songs
  10-Dec-79
23
17
K-tel NA 531
The Elvis Explosion
  4-Aug-80
63
6
Summit VNL2-7340
Inspirations
  15-Dec-80
43
8
K-tel NA 557
  9-Mar-81
39
8
RCA Victor APL1-3917
This Is Elvis : Soundtrack
  13-Sep-82
84
4
RCA Victor CPL2-4031
All The Best
  13-Dec-82
17
15
RCA/Starcall TPR2-100
  12-Mar-84
6
12
Starcall/Victor SPR 401
Elvis Ballads
  19-May-86
18
21
J&B JB 249
Christmas With Elvis
  15-Dec-86
65
4
Hammard HAM 150
Elvis : Legend Lives On Note (Readers digest do not qualify for the charts)   1986 *
*
Readers Digest
  3-Aug-87
8
12
RCA Victor SFL1-0159

ARIA

         
Title
 
Entry Date
HP WI
Catalogue No.
Seventeen Number 1's
  18-Apr-88
51
10
J&B JB 328
The Great Performances
  21-Oct-90
51
5
RCA Victor PL 82227
  07-Jul-91
7
81
RCA ND 90100 (CD)
  23-Aug-92
5
11
RCA PD 90642 (CD)
  23-Aug-92
52
5
RCA 0786366050-2 (CD)
The Romantic
  8-May-94
4
9
RCA ENTCD9004 (CD)
The Essential Collection
  16-Apr-95
20
28
RCA 4321228712 (CD)
  27-Jul-97
56
8
RCA 07863674692 (CD)
More Romantics
  10-Aug-97
63
6
RCA 74321491232 (CD)
  24-Aug-97
84
3
RCA 74321491222 (CD)
The Country Side Of Elvis Note   1999 - - BMG 74321 67553 2
Elvis The Concert
  08-Nov-99
54
3
RCA 74321644292 (CD)
  19-Nov-01
23
18
RCA 07863680262 (CD)
  30-Sep-02
1 (4)
64
RCA 07863680792 (CD)
  13-Oct-03
4
16
RCA 82876511082 (CD)
  12-Jul-04
69
2
RCA 82876612052 (CD)
  07-Feb-05
79
3
RCA 82876670012 (CD)
  20-Jun-05
22
9
RCA 82876678832 (CD)
HitStory (3CD Box Set)
  14-Nov-05
28
8
RCA 82876731762 (CD)
18 UK #1's (18 CD Box Set)
  14-Nov-05
96
1
RCA 82876729772 (CD)
Rock 'n' Roll Hero Note [Not Officially released]   1996 - - Sony/BMG 82876 85089-2
  22-Jan-07
33
7
RCA 828768904824 (CD)
  13-Aug-07
4
37
RCA 8697118042 (CD)
Viva Las Vegas (Limited Edition 2 CD)
  13-Aug-07
57
4
RCA 88697131292 (CD)
  20-Aug-07
74
1
RCA 88697123392 (CD)
  20-Aug-07 95 2
RCA 88697088872 (CD)
  27-Aug-07 77 1
RCA 82876857512 (CD)
  07-Dec-08 20 6
RCA 88697354792 (CD)
  17-Jan-10 9 8
RCA 88697628502 (CD)
  15-Nov-10 45 2
RCA 88697804472 (CD)
  16-Aug-12 4 9
RCA 88725440602 (CD)
Elvis At Stax [Single CD]   25-Aug-13 41 3 RCA 88883724192 (CD)
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis   31-Mar-14 100 1  
If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra PDF 07-Nov-15 1 5 RCA 88875084952 (CD)

#1 songs have '1' in bold with a bracket next to it () indicating how many weeks the song spent at No.1 ~ e.g. ELV1S 30 #1 Hits 1 (4) means #1 for 4 weeks. Based on the top 100. The Australian album charts did not start until January 1965, so any albums before that time are not recorded / listed.

* Elvis Christmas Duets 88697354772 and 88697354792

* Gold and Platinum Award data prior to 1988 is the result of research involving Elvis Australia and others.

Chart information compiled by Gavin Ryan www.australian-charts.com for Elvis Australia.

Chart data sourced from two books by David Kent ...

Australian Chart Book 1940-1969 & Australian Chart Book 1970-1992 http://www.austchartbook.com.au with chart data post 1992 sourced from ARIA. © David Kent, Gavin Ryan & Elvis Australia. No part of this document may be used without permission.

Australian Chart Book 1940 - 1969 Australian Chart Book 1970 - 1992

The Australian chart books, 1940-1969 and 1970-1992 by David Kent detail all of the songs that hit the Australian National Charts from 1940 through to 1992. Armed with this information, Gavin Ryan was able to extract all of Elvis Presley's Australian single and album chart hits for Elvis Australia.

Chart information post 1992 was sourced from ARIA.

Used with permission. © David Kent, Gavin Ryan & Elvis Australia.
No part of this document may be used without permission.

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Chart Extra's

Help How the ARIA State and National Charts Work

Elvis Presley Album and Singles Charts Elvis By Request CD : On The State Charts

Week
NSW/ACT
VIC/TAS
QLD
SA
WA
National
1
3
4
2
5
21
4
2
5
8
10
8
33
9
3
14
19
13
14
27
14
4
34
37
31
35
38
33
5
43
44
45
41
54
42
6
58
68
57
53
70
66
7
75
90
74
53
81
72
8
83
88
78
63
71
80
9
106
134
90
68
98
98

The relevance of each state

Elvis Presley Album and Singles Charts Elvis Presley : 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 : On The State Charts

Week
NSW
VIC/TAS
QLD
SA
WA
National
1
7
7
13
13
25
9
2
11
13
14
16
25
17
3
17
12
19
17
23
20
4
18
17
19
24
27
24
5
35
27
28
27
49
36
6
50
43
34
29
60
52
7
55
54
54
42
101
68
8
98
59
78
82
91
91

When Elvis Ruled our Charts

1977

Within weeks of Elvis' death on August 16 1977, there were as many as eleven Elvis Presley albums simultaneously in the Australian top 100 Albums chart. On the week of September 5 there were the 11 Elvis albums in the top 100. The new release, Moody Blue was #8, Rock 'N' On #43, Rock 'N' On Vol. 2 #47, Elvis In The 70's #54, Welcome To My World #58, Blue Hawaii #68, G.I. Blues #72, The Elvis Tapes #80, Elvis' Golden Records Vol.1 #82, A Legendary performer Vol.2 #87 and Elvis In Demand #89. (On that week, the 1973 album Aloha From Hawaii actually dropped back out of the top 100 after just one week back in the list.)

Presley : All Time Greatest Hits

Released on July 1, 1991, and was listed as a 'breaker' (to the top 50) on the 14th of July.

It entered the ARIA Charts the following week at # 46 and peaked at #7 after 7 weeks on the 15th of September. It's last entry was the 24th of November, it's 17th week. It had by now reached Gold Record Status in Australia. (It reached as high as #3 in the State of Queensland.)

In the Singles Charts that week was Calling Elvis by Dire Straits #12 and Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn #19.

Presley - All Time Greatest Hits, re-entered the Charts at #38 on the 14th of July, 1996, by now with Platinum status. It slowly climbed to #12 on the 8th of September, now double Platinum. Then descending and making it's final appearance at # 43 on the 29th of September. It had now spent 58 weeks in the Top 200.

Then again in 1997, the album spent another six weeks in the Charts (Top 50). I don't have the full details of this run, except that it reached at least #34. I wasn't looking at the Charts at the time, probably because there were no new releases. This Incursion into the Top 50 would have been because of it's very low price of $14.95 (It originally Charted at the Recomended Retail Price of $34.95) The Album had now spent a total of 36 weeks in the top 50 on the Australian Charts. Top 200 not known at this stage. This double Album now has a 4x Platinum Rating in Australia with sales exceeding 350,000.

Elvis The King

This CD originally debuted at No. 22 in August 2007, peaking at No. 4 the following week and spending a total of 22 weeks on the chart through to January 2008. It re-charted December 2008 for 7 weeks (Reaching Platinum Sales Status). Then in 2010 it again re-charted in March and April for a total of 5 weeks. It re-charted in November 2010 for two weeks, it has now spent a total of 36 weeks on the chart to-date. [Nov 22, 2010]

Collectors Gold

Released on the 9th of December 1991, It reached #138, staying in the charts, 5 weeks.

100 Super Rocks

Originally released in 1978, reaching a high of #59 : Re-Released on the 17th of February 1992, It reached #158 , and was in the top 200 for 2 weeks.

We Love Elvis (Japanese ?) Catalog # : R30P-1003 / 74321-102262

A 3 CD set released on the 22nd of February 1993, It reached #146 and was in the top 200 for 5 weeks.

The Essential 60's Masters

Reached #169 for 1 week on the 25th of October 1993.

From Elvis In Memphis

Reached #196 on the 29th of November 1993, for 1 week.

More Romantics

The follow-up to The Romantic spent 13 weeks in the top 200, peaking at 63 on the 18th of August 1997. More Romantics reached the top 40 in the State of Western Australia.

Gospel Favourites

Reached #84 on the 18th of August 1997, and had a stay of 12 weeks in the top 200.

Platinum : A Life In music

Platinum, reached #56 on the 18th of August 1997, and spent 11 weeks in the top 200. It made #39 in the State of South Australia, spending 12 weeks on the state chart. Platinum - A Life on Music has been very successful in Australia, and was released on the official world release date, with BMG importing several thousand copy's in advance. A job well done by BMG. The same can be said for the Masters Box Sets.

There were a number of Albums to chart in a State but not on the National chart; as follows;

A Celebration (#174 NSW 28/03/94)

  • Elvis in Concert (#191 NSW 18/10/93)
  • Harum Scarum / Girl Happy (#192 NSW 18/10/93)
  • It Happened at the Worlds Fair /Fun in Acapulco (#190 NSW 18/10/93)
  • Kid Kalahad / Girls, Girls, Girls (#181 NSW 18/10/93)
  • Viva Las Vegas / Roustabout (#182 NSW 18/10/93)
  • A SINGLE IN THE CHARTS 1992 - 'Elvis Presley' (#167 SA 5/10/92)
  • A Golden Celebration (#182 SA 1998)
  • (NSW = NEW SOUTH WALES, SA = SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

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