Throwbacks

Tina Arena’s ‘Don’t Ask’ album

Released: November 21st, 1994

Tina Arena‘s ‘Don’t Ask’ album is an iconic Australian release that was the best-selling album in Australia in 1995.

According to Tina’s official website, the album has sold over 1 million copies in Australia. This makes ‘Don’t Ask’ the second-highest selling album in Australia by an Australian female artist behind Delta Goodrem’s ‘Innocent Eyes’.

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All six singles from the album were hits and continue to be played on radio regularly because they are truly timeless classics: ‘Chains’, ‘Sorrento Moon (I Remember)’, ‘Heaven Help My Heart’, ‘Wasn’t It Good’, ‘Show Me Heaven’ and ‘That’s The Way A Woman Feels’.

The #1 album spent 83 consecutive weeks in the Australian Top 50, and has been certified 14x Platinum.

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It was Tina’s first album where she had more creative control, co-writing all ten songs. The international release with the alternative album cover below included an additional track; a cover of Maria McKee’s ‘Show Me Heaven’. This is now also the version available digitally in Australia.

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Tina took home numerous awards for her work on the album, including 5 ARIA Awards (Tina was the first woman to ever win the ARIA Album of The Year), a Brit Award, an APRA Award, and a World Music Award.

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Internationally, the album has reportedly sold over 5 million units, and some notable international chart positions were #11 in the UK, and #12 in New Zealand.

Chains (Live)

Sorrento Moon (I Remember)

Heaven Help My Heart

Wasn’t It Good (Live)

Show Me Heaven

That’s The Way A Woman Feels

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