Dean Lewis first to match Silverchair’s 11-year long Hot 100 record
Straight Lines stayed at #1 throughout September and October in 2007, before P!NK’s Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) ended the streak.
Prior to Silverchair, Youth Group’s Forever Young also had seven unbroken weeks at #1 in the latter stages of 2007.
While there’s no sign of Lewis slowing down any time soon, he still has a fair way to go to equal the all-time record for an Aussie artist held by former Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning.
ARIA Platinum single Wish You Well registered a whopping 13 consecutive weeks at #1 on the airplay chart, spanning the months of July – September 2006.
LONGEST-RUNNING HOT 100 STREAKS – AUS ARTISTS
Bernard Fanning – Wish You Well (13 weeks)
Delta Goodrem – Innocent Eyes (10 weeks)
Missy Higgins – Scar (10 weeks)
Dean Lewis – Be Alright (7 weeks)
Silverchair – Straight Lines (7 weeks)
Youth Group – Forever Young (7 weeks)