I've noticed that the peak positions for the singles that charted when ARIA began compiling their own charts (the June/July 1988 period) don't always reflect their true peak positions. These would be the ones that peaked on the AMR chart before the ARIA charts began.
A good example is Billy Ocean's AMR #1 hit "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" which shows an ARIA peak of only #8, which was its position in the very first ARIA chart (it was in the middle of its descent out the chart).
Anyways, to help determine when some of these singles peaked, I kindly request the weekly top 40/50 AMR charts from May & June 1988 if anyone has them.
Oh i'd seen referrences to the singles book, but did it have the complete charts (in instances where a full top 100 was available)? I shall cross my fingers in hope of an updated version. There's finally uk chart books coming out so it'd be nice to have an australian version.
I am curious to know what David Kent's post-1998 (when the Australian Music Report ceased publication) charts are actually based on. Surely he doesn't still survey retail outlets/(or now) receive streaming data from streaming vendors? Or does he? If so, why would he gather this data but then not publish it (in a weekly, accessible format, I mean)?
I assume that he doesn't have access to electronic point of sale data, as the ARIA-produced chart has been entirely based on (well, before the digital era) since 1997. Surely record store employees don't manually fill-out sales figures forms for him?
@Jesse_D is his 1970-1992 book now out of print? Last edited: