Ivy and the Big Apples

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Ivy and the Big Apples
Studio album by
Released14 October 1996
RecordedMarch and August 1996
Spiderbait chronology
The Unfinished Spanish Galleon of Finley Lake
Ivy and the Big Apples
Grand Slam
Singles from Ivy and the Big Apples
  1. "Buy Me a Pony"
    Released: September 1996
  2. "Hot Water & Milk"
    Released: December 1996
  3. "Calypso"
    Released: April 1997
  4. "Joyce's Hut"/"Horschack Army"
    Released: September 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Ivy and the Big Apples is the third studio album by Australian rock band Spiderbait. It became a double platinum-selling record that reached the top 10 of the albums chart in Australia and won the 1997 ARIA Award for Best Alternative Release.[2] It features the single "Buy Me a Pony", which was voted in at number one on the Triple J Hottest 100, 1996. The third single "Calypso" peaked at number 13 on the Australian singles chart[3] and was notably featured in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, despite not being included on the soundtrack.

Track listing[]

1."Chest Hair"3:28
2."Hot Water & Milk"1:56
3."Buy Me a Pony"1:44
4."When Fusion Ruled the Earth"6:20
6."Goin' Off"1:02
7."Don't Kill Nipper"2:25
8."Horschack Army"3:37
10."Joyce's Hut"3:41
13."Should Have Done What My Mum Always Told Me To"3:15
15."Hawaiian Nights"2:52
16."Driving Up the Ceiling" (The song "Driving Up the Ceiling" ends at 6:45. After one minute of silence (6:45 - 7:45) there are two hidden tracks: the first hidden track begins at 7:45 and ends at 10:45; the second hidden track begins at 10:50 and ends at 13:10.)13:10


Weekly charts[]

Chart (1996/97) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 3

Year-end charts[]

Chart (1996) Rank
Australian Albums Chart[5] 68
Chart (1997) Rank
Australian Albums Chart[6] 37
Australian Artist Albums Chart[6] 11


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[7] 2× Platinum 140,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history[]

Country Release date Format Label Catalogue
Australia 14 October 1996 CD, Cassette Polydor 529155-2


  1. ^ Jonathan Lewis. "Ivy and the Big Apples - Spiderbait". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  2. ^ "1997: 11th Annual ARIA Awards". ariaawards.com. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Discography Spiderbait". Australian Charts Portal (Hung Medien). Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Spiderbait – Ivy and the Big Apples". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  6. ^ Jump up to: a b "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Albums 1997". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
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