List of number-one singles from the 1980s (New Zealand)

The following lists the number-one singles on the New Zealand Singles Chart during the 1980s. The source for this decade is the Recorded Music NZ chart, the chart history of which can be found on the Recorded Music NZ website or Charts.nz.[1][2]

Irish band U2 topped the New Zealand chart five times during the 1980s, the most out of any artist, with "Pride (In the Name of Love)", "Where the Streets Have No Name", "One Tree Hill", "Desire", and "Angel of Harlem".

A total of 150 singles topped the chart in the 1980s, including 20 by New Zealand artists. Three artists had three or more number-one singles; the most successful was U2, who spent 19 weeks at number one with five different singles. UB40 and Stevie Wonder reached number one three times, and two New Zealand acts topped the chart more than once this decade: Jon Stevens and Tex Pistol.

Two songs spent nine weeks at number one during the 1980s. The first was "Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)" by French pop duo Ottawan in 1981, and the second was "Sailing Away" by New Zealand supergroup All of Us in 1986. Not counting Jon Stevens' "Jezebel", which reached number one in 1979, four singles topped the chart for eight weeks this decade: "Shaddap You Face" by Joe Dolce Music Theatre, "How Great Thou Art" by Howard Morrison, "I Just Called to Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder, and "Slice of Heaven" by Dave Dobbyn and Herbs.

Key

 *  – Number-one single of the year[nb 1]
 †  – Song of New Zealand origin[nb 2]
 ‡  – Number-one single of the year, of New Zealand origin

1980Edit

 
Jon Stevens replaced himself at number one when "Montego Bay" succeeded "Jezebel" at number one.
 
Smokey Robinson topped the New Zealand chart twice during the 1980s: "Cruisin'" in 1980 and "Being with You" in 1981.
 
"Food for Thought", "Red Red Wine", and "I Got You Babe" gave UB40 three chart-toppers this decade.
 
Diana Ross spent three weeks at number one with "Upside Down".
 
"He's So Shy" by the Pointer Sisters claimed the number-one spot for three weeks.
Date Artist Single Weeks at number one Ref.
6 January Jon Stevens "Jezebel" 8 weeks (5 in 1979) [3]
13 January
20 January
27 January "Montego Bay" 2 weeks [4]
3 February
10 February Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" 5 weeks [5]
17 February
24 February
2 March
9 March
16 March Split Enz "I Got You" 3 weeks [6]
23 March
30 March
6 April Ry Cooder "Little Sister" 2 weeks [7]
13 April
20 April Smokey Robinson "Cruisin'" 4 weeks [8]
27 April
4 May
11 May
18 May Dr. Hook "Sexy Eyes" 1 week [9]
25 May Peaches & Herb "I Pledge My Love" 1 week [10]
1 June The Brothers Johnson "Stomp!" 6 weeks [11]
8 June
15 June
22 June
29 June
6 July
13 July Lipps Inc. "Funkytown" 1 week [12]
20 July Ritz "Locomotion" 7 weeks [13]
27 July
3 August
10 August
17 August Matchbox "Rockabilly Rebel" 1 week [14]
24 August Ritz "Locomotion" 7 weeks [13]
31 August
7 September
14 September UB40 "Food for Thought" 4 weeks [15]
21 September
28 September
5 October
12 October Diana Ross "Upside Down" 3 weeks [16]
19 October
26 October
2 November Stevie Wonder "Master Blaster (Jammin')" 4 weeks [17]
9 November
16 November
23 November
30 November The Pointer Sisters "He's So Shy" 3 weeks [18]
7 December
14 December
21 December Joe Dolce Music Theatre "Shaddap You Face" 8 weeks [19]
28 December

1981Edit

 
American band Blondie achieved their second and final New Zealand number one with "The Tide Is High".
 
Sheena Easton reached number one for one week with "Morning Train (9 to 5)".
 
Kool & the Gang's "Celebration" topped the New Zealand chart for three nonconsecutive weeks in 1981.
 
In October 1981, the Commodores peaked atop the New Zealand chart with "Lady (You Bring Me Up)". Ex-Commodore Lionel Richie would later reach number one with "Hello" in 1984.
 
Australian singer Renée Geyer earned her only New Zealand chart-topper with "Say I Love You", which stayed five weeks at the summit.
Date Artist Single Weeks at number one Ref.
4 January Joe Dolce Music Theatre "Shaddap You Face" 8 weeks [19]
11 January
18 January
25 January
1 February
8 February
15 February Blondie "The Tide Is High" 2 weeks [20]
22 February
1 March John Lennon "Woman" 5 weeks [21]
8 March
15 March
22 March
29 March
5 April Deane Waretini "The Bridge" 3 weeks [22]
12 April The Swingers "Counting the Beat" 3 weeks [23]
19 April Deane Waretini "The Bridge" 3 weeks [22]
26 April
3 May The Swingers "Counting the Beat" 3 weeks [23]
10 May
17 May Smokey Robinson "Being with You" 4 weeks [24]
24 May
31 May
7 June
14 June Sheena Easton "Morning Train (9 to 5)" 1 week [25]
21 June Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart" 1 week [26]
28 June Stars on 45 "Stars on 45" 7 weeks [27]
5 July
12 July
19 July
26 July
2 August
9 August
16 August Joy Division "Atmosphere" 1 week [28]
23 August Kool & the Gang "Celebration" 3 weeks [29]
30 August Screaming Meemees "See Me Go" 1 week [30]
6 September Kool & the Gang "Celebration" 3 weeks [29]
13 September
20 September Billy Field "Bad Habits" 2 weeks [31]
27 September
4 October Commodores "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" 1 week [32]
11 October Joey Scarbury "Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)" 3 weeks [33]
18 October
25 October
1 November Renée Geyer "Say I Love You" 5 weeks [34]
8 November
15 November
22 November
29 November
6 December Olivia Newton-John "Physical" 3 weeks [35]
13 December
20 December Howard Morrison "How Great Thou Art" 8 weeks [36]
27 December

1982Edit

 
"Physical" by Olivia Newton-John spent three weeks at number one in 1981 and 1982.
 
Men at Work peaked at number one for two weeks with "Down Under".
 
French disco duo Ottawan spent nine weeks at number one with "Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)", the most out of any act during the 1980s.
 
Jamaican band Toots and the Maytals had the most successful single of 1982 with "Beautiful Woman", a five-week chart-topper.
 
David Bowie peaked atop the New Zealand chart with "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" in 1982 and "Let's Dance" in 1983.
Date Artist Single Weeks at number one Ref.
3 January Howard Morrison "How Great Thou Art" 8 weeks [36]
10 January
17 January
24 January Olivia Newton-John "Physical" 3 weeks [35]
31 January Howard Morrison "How Great Thou Art" 8 weeks [36]
7 February Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin "It's My Party" 1 week [37]
14 February Howard Morrison "How Great Thou Art" 8 weeks [36]
21 February Men at Work "Down Under" 2 weeks [38]
28 February Howard Morrison "How Great Thou Art" 8 weeks [36]
7 March Men at Work "Down Under" 2 weeks [38]
14 March Ottawan "Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)" 9 weeks [39]
21 March
28 March
4 April
11 April
18 April
25 April
2 May
9 May
16 May The Human League "Don't You Want Me" 5 weeks [40]
23 May
30 May
6 June
13 June
20 June Joan Jett & the Blackhearts "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" 4 weeks [41]
27 June
4 July
11 July
18 July Prince Tui Teka "E Ipo" 2 weeks [42]
25 July
1 August Toots and the Maytals "Beautiful Woman" 5 weeks [43]
8 August
15 August
22 August
29 August
5 September David Bowie "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" 3 weeks [44]
12 September
19 September
26 September Irene Cara "Fame" 3 weeks [45]
3 October
10 October
17 October Trio "Da Da Da" 3 weeks [46]
24 October
31 October
7 November Dexys Midnight Runners "Come On Eileen" 4 weeks [47]
14 November
21 November
28 November
5 December Musical Youth "Pass the Dutchie" 7 weeks [48]
12 December
19 December
26 December

1983Edit

 
"Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye spent six weeks at number one in early 1983.
 
Dire Straits earned their only New Zealand number one with "Twisting by the Pool".
 
Despite peaking at number two with "Blue Monday", 1983's highest-selling single, New Order would attain the top spot with "Blue Monday 1988" five years later.
 
Michael Jackson achieved his only New Zealand number-one single during the 1980s with "Beat It", which was number one for five weeks.
 
"Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club spent six weeks at number one in late 1983.
Date Artist Single Weeks at number one Ref.
2 January Musical Youth "Pass the Dutchie" 7 weeks [48]
9 January
16 January
23 January Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing" 6 weeks [49]
30 January
6 February
13 February
20 February
27 February
6 March Eddy Grant "I Don't Wanna Dance" 2 weeks [50]
13 March
20 March Dire Straits "Twisting by the Pool" 5 weeks [51]
27 March
3 April
10 April
17 April
24 April David Bowie "Let's Dance" 5 weeks [52]
1 May
8 May
15 May
22 May
29 May Michael Jackson "Beat It" 5 weeks [53]
5 June
12 June
19 June
26 June
3 July Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse of the Heart" 4 weeks [54]
10 July
17 July
24 July
31 July Irene Cara "Flashdance... What a Feeling" 6 weeks [55]
7 August
14 August
21 August
28 August
4 September
11 September Dave and the Dynamos "Life Begins at Forty" 3 weeks [56]
18 September
25 September
2 October Real Life "Send Me an Angel" 1 week [57]
9 October Taco "Puttin' On the Ritz" 2 weeks [58]
16 October
23 October UB40 "Red Red Wine" 1 week [59]
30 October Culture Club "Karma Chameleon" 6 weeks [60]
6 November
13 November
20 November
27 November
4 December
11 December Billy Joel "Uptown Girl" 7 weeks [61]
18 December
25 December

Note: The highest-selling single of New Zealand in 1983 was New Order's "Blue Monday", which peaked at number two for two weeks behind Michael Jackson's "Beat It".[62][63]

1984Edit

 
Paul Young reached the number-one position with "Come Back and Stay" in January 1984.
 
With her band of the same name, German singer Nena topped the New Zealand chart for one week with "99 Luftballons".
 
English ska band the Special A.K.A. spent three weeks at number one with the protest song "Nelson Mandela".
 
"Two Tribes" gave Frankie Goes to Hollywood their first and only New Zealand number-one hit.
 
Stevie Wonder remained at the top position for eight weeks in late 1983 with "I Just Called to Say I Love You". "Master Blaster (Jammin')" and "Part-Time Lover" also reached number one.
Date Artist Single Weeks at number one Ref.
1 January Billy Joel "Uptown Girl" 7 weeks [61]
8 January
15 January
22 January
29 January Paul Young "Come Back and Stay" 1 week [64]
5 February Simple Minds "Waterfront" 2 weeks [65]
12 February
19 February Foster and Allen "Maggie" 4 weeks [66]
26 February
4 March
11 March
18 March Patea Maori Club "Poi E" 4 weeks [67]
25 March
1 April
8 April
15 April Nena "99 Luftballons" 1 week [68]
22 April Jimmy Cliff "Reggae Night" 2 weeks [69]
29 April
6 May Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" 3 weeks [70]
13 May
20 May
27 May Lionel Richie "Hello" 1 week [71]
3 June Kenny Loggins "Footloose" 4 weeks [72]
10 June
17 June
24 June
1 July Time Bandits "I'm Only Shooting Love" 1 week [73]
8 July The Special A.K.A. "Nelson Mandela" 3 weeks [74]
15 July
22 July
29 July Bob Marley and the Wailers "One Love/People Get Ready" 7 weeks [75]
5 August
12 August
19 August
26 August
2 September
9 September
16 September Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Two Tribes" 3 weeks [76]
23 September
30 September
7 October U2 "Pride (In the Name of Love)" 1 week [77]
14 October Stevie Wonder "I Just Called to Say I Love You" 8 weeks [78]
21 October
28 October
4 November
11 November
18 November
25 November
2 December
9 December Billy Ocean "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" 6 weeks [79]
16 December
23 December
30 December

1985Edit

 
Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." gave him his highest-peaking hit in New Zealand when it topped the chart in February 1985.
 
Two singles by Tears for Fears reached number one in New Zealand in 1985: "Shout" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World".
 
English singer Alison Moyet topped the New Zealand chart for three weeks with her recording of "That Ole Devil Called Love".
 
Madonna picked up her first two New Zealand number-one singles during the 1980s: "Into the Groove" in 1985 and "Like a Prayer" in 1989.
Date Artist Single Weeks at number one Ref.
6 January Billy Ocean "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" 6 weeks [79]
13 January
20 January Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas?" 4 weeks [80]
27 January
3 February
10 February
17 February Foreigner "I Want to Know What Love Is" 3 weeks [81]
24 February Bruce Springsteen "Born in the U.S.A." 1 week [82]
3 March Foreigner "I Want to Know What Love Is" 3 weeks [81]
10 March
17 March Ashford & Simpson "Solid" 2 weeks [83]
24 March
31 March Tears for Fears "Shout" 3 weeks [84]
7 April
14 April
21 April USA for Africa "We Are the World" 7 weeks [85]
28 April
5 May
12 May
19 May
26 May
2 June
9 June Tears for Fears "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" 1 week [86]
16 June Alison Moyet "That Ole Devil Called Love" 3 weeks [87]
23 June
30 June
7 July Paul Hardcastle "19" 5 weeks [88]
14 July
21 July
28 July
4 August
11 August Madonna "Into the Groove" 6 weeks [89]
18 August
25 August
1 September
8 September
15 September
22 September UB40 and Chrissie Hynde "I Got You Babe" 6 weeks [90]
29 September
6 October
13 October
20 October
27 October
3 November Stevie Wonder "Part-Time Lover" 2 weeks [91]
10 November
17 November Jennifer Rush "The Power of Love" 4 weeks [92]
24 November
1 December
8 December
15 December Peking Man "Room That Echoes" 6 weeks [93]
22 December
29 December

1986Edit

 
Elton John earned his fourth New Zealand number-one single with "Nikita" in January and February 1986.
 
"West End Girls" and "Heart" by Pet Shop Boys spent a combined total of five weeks at number one in 1986 and 1988, respectively.
 
The Rolling Stones' rendition of "Harlem Shuffle" spent a week at number one in April 1986.
 
"Venus" by Bananarama topped the New Zealand Singles Chart for all four chart weeks of September 1986.
 
Run–D.M.C. took "Walk This Way" to number one for seven weeks in 1986 and 1987.
Date Artist Single Weeks at number one Ref.
5 January Peking Man "Room That Echoes" 6 weeks [93]
12 January
19 January
26 January Elton John "Nikita" 3 weeks [94]
2 February
9 February
16 February Wham! "I'm Your Man" 1 week [95]
23 February Pet Shop Boys "West End Girls" 4 weeks [96]
2 March
9 March
16 March
23 March Falco "Rock Me Amadeus" 5 weeks [97]
30 March
6 April
13 April
20 April
27 April The Rolling Stones "Harlem Shuffle" 1 week [98]
4 May Cliff Richard and The Young Ones "Living Doll" 6 weeks [99]
11 May
18 May
25 May
1 June
8 June
15 June All of Us "Sailing Away" 9 weeks [100]
22 June
29 June
6 July
13 July
20 July
27 July
3 August
10 August
17 August Boys Don't Cry "I Wanna Be a Cowboy" 3 weeks [101]
24 August
31 August
7 September Bananarama "Venus" 4 weeks [102]
14 September
21 September
28 September
5 October Dave Dobbyn with Herbs "Slice of Heaven" 8 weeks [103]
12 October
19 October
26 October
2 November
9 November
16 November
23 November
30 November Run–D.M.C. "Walk This Way" 7 weeks [104]
7 December
14 December
21 December
28 December

1987Edit

 
Jimmy Barnes teamed up with INXS for "Good Times", which topped the New Zealand chart for four weeks.
 
Crowded House peaked atop the New Zealand chart for two weeks with their highest-charting hit, "Don't Dream It's Over".
 
Iggy Pop reached the number-one spot with "Real Wild Child (Wild One)".
 
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" gave Whitney Houston her first of three New Zealand chart-topping hits.
 
"Beds Are Burning" by Midnight Oil spent four nonconsecutive weeks at the top in October and November 1987.
Date Artist Single Weeks at number one Ref.
4 January Run–D.M.C. "Walk This Way" 7 weeks [104]
11 January
18 January Gwen Guthrie "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On but the Rent" 2 weeks [105]
25 January
1 February Jimmy Barnes and INXS "Good Times" 4 weeks [106]
8 February
15 February
22 February
1 March Cameo "Word Up!" 1 week [107]
8 March Pseudo Echo "Funkytown" 6 weeks [108]
15 March
22 March
29 March
5 April
12 April
19 April Crowded House "Don't Dream It's Over" 2 weeks [109]
26 April
3 May Club Nouveau "Lean on Me" 6 weeks [110]
10 May
17 May
24 May
31 May
7 June
14 June Bon Jovi "Livin' on a Prayer" 1 week [111]
21 June Iggy Pop "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" 1 week [112]
28 June Whitney Houston "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" 4 weeks [113]
5 July
12 July
19 July
26 July Mel and Kim "Respectable" 5 weeks [114]
2 August
9 August
16 August
23 August
30 August Los Lobos "La Bamba" 7 weeks [115]
6 September
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October
18 October Tex Pistol "The Game of Love" 1 week [116]
25 October Midnight Oil "Beds Are Burning" 4 weeks [117]
1 November
8 November U2 "Where the Streets Have No Name" 2 weeks [118]
15 November
22 November Midnight Oil "Beds Are Burning" 4 weeks [117]
29 November
6 December George Michael "Faith" 7 weeks [119]
13 December
20 December
27 December

1988Edit

 
George Michael's "Faith" topped New Zealand's chart for seven weeks in 1987 and 1988.
 
American singer Tiffany Darwish topped the chart for two weeks with her cover of "I Think We're Alone Now".
 
English singer Rick Astley spent a single week at number one in February 1988 with his most successful hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up".
 
"Don't Turn Around" by Aswad had a two-week stay at number one in June 1988.
 
Prince earned his first two New Zealand number-one singles in the 1980s: "Alphabet St." and "Batdance".
Date Artist Single Weeks at number one Ref.
3 January George Michael "Faith" 7 weeks [119]
10 January
17 January
24 January Tiffany "I Think We're Alone Now" 2 weeks [120]
31 January
7 February Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up" 1 week [121]
14 February M|A|R|R|S "Pump Up the Volume" 2 weeks [122]
21 February
28 February Belinda Carlisle "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" 4 weeks [123]
6 March
13 March
20 March
27 March U2 "One Tree Hill" 7 weeks [124]
3 April
10 April
17 April
24 April
1 May
8 May
15 May Pet Shop Boys "Heart" 1 week [125]
22 May Big Pig "Breakaway" 2 weeks [126]
29 May
5 June Aswad "Don't Turn Around" 2 weeks [127]
12 June
19 June Prince "Alphabet St." 1 week [128]
26 June New Order "Blue Monday '88" 3 weeks [129]
3 July
10 July
17 July Holidaymakers "Sweet Lovers" 6 weeks [130]
24 July
31 July
7 August
14 August
21 August
28 August The Timelords "Doctorin' the Tardis" 3 weeks [131]
4 September
11 September
18 September Times Two "Cecilia" 3 weeks [132]
25 September
2 October
9 October Tex Pistol and Rikki Morris "Nobody Else" 1 week [133]
16 October U2 "Desire" 5 weeks [134]
23 October
30 October
6 November
13 November
20 November Yazz and the Plastic Population "The Only Way Is Up" 3 weeks [135]
27 November
4 December
11 December When the Cat's Away "Melting Pot" 1 week [136]
18 December Womack & Womack "Teardrops" 4 weeks [137]
25 December

1989Edit

 
In March and April 1989, Fine Young Cannibals spent five weeks at number one with "She Drives Me Crazy".
 
Swedish pop duo Roxette picked up their only New Zealand number-one hit with "The Look" in May 1989.
 
Simply Red (lead singer Mick Hucknall pictured) had the most successful song of 1989 in New Zealand: "If You Don't Know Me by Now".
 
Bobby Brown's "On Our Own" rose to number one for three weeks in September and October 1989.
 
"Escaping" by Margaret Urlich topped the New Zealand chart in December 1989 and January 1990.
Date Artist Single Weeks at number one Ref.
1 January Womack & Womack "Teardrops" 4 weeks [137]
8 January
15 January The Proclaimers "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" 2 weeks [138]
22 January
29 January U2 "Angel of Harlem" 4 weeks [139]
5 February
12 February
19 February
26 February Art of Noise featuring Tom Jones "Kiss" 1 week [140]
5 March Fine Young Cannibals "She Drives Me Crazy" 5 weeks [141]
12 March
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April Madonna "Like a Prayer" 2 weeks [142]
16 April
23 April Tone Lōc "Wild Thing" 2 weeks [143]
30 April
7 May Roxette "The Look" 3 weeks [144]
14 May
21 May The Cult "Fire Woman" 1 week [145]
28 May Roxette "The Look" 3 weeks [144]
4 June Simply Red "If You Don't Know Me by Now" 5 weeks [146]
11 June
18 June
25 June
2 July John Cougar Mellencamp "Pop Singer" 1 week [147]
9 July Simply Red "If You Don't Know Me by Now" 5 weeks [146]
16 July Prince "Batdance" 4 weeks [148]
23 July Edelweiss "Bring Me Edelweiss" 1 week [149]
30 July Prince "Batdance" 4 weeks [148]
6 August
13 August
20 August Martika "Toy Soldiers" 4 weeks [150]
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September Bobby Brown "On Our Own" 3 weeks [151]
24 September
1 October
8 October Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers "Swing the Mood" 5 weeks [152]
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
12 November Richard Marx "Right Here Waiting" 3 weeks [153]
19 November
26 November
3 December Margaret Urlich "Escaping" 6 weeks (1 in 1990) [154]
10 December
17 December
24 December
31 December

Artists with the most number-one songsEdit

Artist Number-one
singles
Longest run Total weeks at
number one
U2 5 "One Tree Hill (7 weeks) 19
UB40 3 "I Got You Babe" (with Chrissie Hynde) (6 weeks) 11
Stevie Wonder 3 "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (8 weeks) 14

Excluded statistics

Most weeks at number oneEdit

 
Joe Dolce topped New Zealand's music chart with "Shaddap You Face" for eight weeks in 1980 and 1981.
 
Bob Marley and his band, The Wailers, remained seven weeks at the top position with "One Love/People Get Ready".
 
"Stomp!" by the Brothers Johnson peaked atop the New Zealand Singles Chart for six weeks.

Key

 †  – Song of New Zealand origin[nb 2]
Title Artist Reached number one Weeks at
number one
"Sailing Away" All of Us 15 June 1986 9
"Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)" Ottawan 14 March 1982 9
"Jezebel" Jon Stevens 2 December 1979 8
"Slice of Heaven" Dave Dobbyn featuring Herbs 5 October 1986 8
"How Great Thou Art" Howard Morrison 20 December 1981 8
"Shaddap You Face" Joe Dolce Music Theatre 21 December 1980 8
"I Just Called to Say I Love You" Stevie Wonder 14 October 1984 8
"Uptown Girl" Billy Joel 11 December 1983 7
"One Love/People Get Ready" Bob Marley and the Wailers 29 July 1984 7
"Faith" George Michael 6 December 1987 7
"La Bamba" Los Lobos 30 August 1987 7
"Pass the Dutchie" Musical Youth 5 December 1985 7
"Locomotion" Ritz 20 July 1980 7
"Walk This Way" Run–D.M.C. 30 November 1986 7
"Stars on 45" Stars on 45 5 October 1987 7
"One Tree Hill" U2 27 March 1988 7
"We Are the World" USA for Africa 21 April 1985 7
"Stomp!" The Brothers Johnson 1 June 1980 6
"Living Doll" Cliff Richard and The Young Ones 4 May 1986 6
"Lean on Me" Club Nouveau 3 May 1987 6
"Karma Chameleon" Culture Club 30 October 1983 6
"Sweet Lovers" Holidaymakers 10 July 1986 6
"Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara 31 July 1981 6
"Into the Groove" Madonna 11 August 1985 6
"Sexual Healing" Marvin Gaye 23 January 1983 6
"Room That Echoes" Peking Man 15 December 1985 6
"Funkytown" Pseudo Echo 8 March 1987 6
"I Got You Babe" UB40 and Chrissie Hynde 22 September 1985 6

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Annual charts are sourced from the RIANZ website:
  2. ^ a b Whether or not a song is of New Zealand origin is determined by the RMNZ

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  21. ^ "Charts.nz – John Lennon – Woman". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  22. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Deane Waretini and the Rising Stars – The Bridge". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  23. ^ a b "Charts.nz – The Swingers – Counting the Beat". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  24. ^ "Charts.nz – Smokey Robinson – Being with You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  25. ^ "Charts.nz – Sheena Easton – Morning Train (9 to 5)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  26. ^ "Charts.nz – Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  27. ^ "Charts.nz – Stars on 45 – Stars on 45". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  28. ^ "Charts.nz – Joy Division – Atmosphere". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  29. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Kool & the Gang – Celebration". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  30. ^ "Charts.nz – Screaming Mee Mees – See Me Go". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  31. ^ "Charts.nz – Billy Field – Bad Habits". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  32. ^ "Charts.nz – Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  33. ^ "Charts.nz – Joey Scarbury – Theme from "The Greatest American Hero" (Believe It or Not)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  34. ^ "Charts.nz – Renée Geyer – Say I Love You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  35. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Olivia Newton-John – Physical". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  36. ^ a b c d e "Charts.nz – Sir Howard Morrison – How Great Thou Art". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  37. ^ "Charts.nz – Dave Stewart with Barbara Gaskin – It's My Party". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  38. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Men at Work – Down Under". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  39. ^ "Charts.nz – Ottawan – Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  40. ^ "Charts.nz – The Human League – Don't You Want Me". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  41. ^ "Charts.nz – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Love Rock'n Roll". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  42. ^ "Charts.nz – Prince Tui Teka – E ipo". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  43. ^ "Charts.nz – Toots and the Maytals – Beautiful Woman". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  44. ^ "Charts.nz – David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  45. ^ "Charts.nz – Irene Cara – Fame". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  46. ^ "Charts.nz – Trio – Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  47. ^ "Charts.nz – Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express – Come On Eileen". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  48. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  49. ^ "Charts.nz – Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  50. ^ "Charts.nz – Eddy Grant – I Don't Wanna Dance". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  51. ^ "Charts.nz – Dire Straits – Twisting by the Pool". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  52. ^ "Charts.nz – David Bowie – Let's Dance". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  53. ^ "Charts.nz – Michael Jackson – Beat It". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  54. ^ "Charts.nz – Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  55. ^ "Charts.nz – Irene Cara – Flashdance ...What a Feeling". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  56. ^ "Charts.nz – Dave & the Dynamos – Life Begins at 40". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  57. ^ "Charts.nz – Real Life – Send Me an Angel". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  58. ^ "Charts.nz – Taco – Puttin' on the Ritz". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  59. ^ "Charts.nz – UB40 – Red Red Wine". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  60. ^ "Charts.nz – Culture Club – Karma Chameleon". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  61. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Billy Joel – Uptown Girl". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  62. ^ "Single Top 40 12/06/1983". Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  63. ^ "Single Top 40 19/06/1983". Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  64. ^ "Charts.nz – Paul Young – Come Back and Stay". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  65. ^ "Charts.nz – Simple Minds – Waterfront". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  66. ^ "Charts.nz – Foster & Allen – Maggie". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  67. ^ "Charts.nz – Patea Maori Club – Poi e". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  68. ^ "Charts.nz – Nena – 99 Luftballons". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  69. ^ "Charts.nz – Jimmy Cliff – Reggae Night". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  70. ^ "Charts.nz – Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  71. ^ "Charts.nz – Lionel Richie – Hello". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  72. ^ "Charts.nz – Kenny Loggins – Footloose". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  73. ^ "Charts.nz – Time Bandits – I'm Only Shooting Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  74. ^ "Charts.nz – The Special AKA – Nelson Mandela". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  75. ^ "Charts.nz – Bob Marley & the Wailers – One Love / People Get Ready". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  76. ^ "Charts.nz – Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Two Tribes". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  77. ^ "Charts.nz – U2 – Pride (In the Name of Love)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  78. ^ "Charts.nz – Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  79. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  80. ^ "Charts.nz – Band Aid – Do They Know It's Christmas?". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  81. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Foreigner – I Want to Know What Love Is". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  82. ^ "Charts.nz – Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A." Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  83. ^ "Charts.nz – Ashford & Simpson – Solid". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  84. ^ "Charts.nz – Tears for Fears – Shout". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  85. ^ "Charts.nz – USA for Africa – We Are the World". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  86. ^ "Charts.nz – Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  87. ^ "Charts.nz – Alison Moyet – That Ole Devil Called Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  88. ^ "Charts.nz – Paul Hardcastle – 19". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  89. ^ "Charts.nz – Madonna – Into the Groove". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  90. ^ "Charts.nz – UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  91. ^ "Charts.nz – Stevie Wonder – Part-Time Lover". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  92. ^ "Charts.nz – Jennifer Rush – The Power of Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  93. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Peking Man – Room That Echoes". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  94. ^ "Charts.nz – Elton John – Nikita". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  95. ^ "Charts.nz – Wham! – I'm Your Man". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  96. ^ "Charts.nz – Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  97. ^ "Charts.nz – Falco – Rock Me Amadeus". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  98. ^ "Charts.nz – The Rolling Stones – Harlem Shuffle". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  99. ^ "Charts.nz – Cliff Richard & The Young Ones feat. Hank Marvin – Living Doll". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  100. ^ "Charts.nz – All of Us [NZ] – Sailing Away". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  101. ^ "Charts.nz – Boys Don't Cry – I Wanna Be a Cowboy". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  102. ^ "Charts.nz – Bananarama – Venus". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  103. ^ "Charts.nz – Dave Dobbyn with Herbs – Slice of Heaven". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  104. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Run DMC – Walk This Way". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  105. ^ "Charts.nz – Gwen Guthrie – Ain't Nothin' Goin' On but the Rent". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  106. ^ "Charts.nz – INXS and Jimmy Barnes – Good Times". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  107. ^ "Charts.nz – Cameo – Word Up!". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  108. ^ "Charts.nz – Pseudo Echo – Funky Town". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  109. ^ "Charts.nz – Crowded House – Don't Dream It's Over". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  110. ^ "Charts.nz – Club Nouveau – Lean on Me". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  111. ^ "Charts.nz – Bon Jovi – Livin' on a Prayer". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  112. ^ "Charts.nz – Iggy Pop – Real Wild Child (Wild One)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  113. ^ "Charts.nz – Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  114. ^ "Charts.nz – Mel & Kim – Respectable". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  115. ^ "Charts.nz – Los Lobos – La Bamba". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  116. ^ "Charts.nz – Tex Pistol – The Game of Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  117. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  118. ^ "Charts.nz – U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  119. ^ a b "Charts.nz – George Michael – Faith". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  120. ^ "Charts.nz – Tiffany – I Think We're Alone Now". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  121. ^ "Charts.nz – Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  122. ^ "Charts.nz – M|A|R|R|S – Pump Up the Volume". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  123. ^ "Charts.nz – Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  124. ^ "Charts.nz – U2 – One Tree Hill". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  125. ^ "Charts.nz – Pet Shop Boys – Heart". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  126. ^ "Charts.nz – Big Pig – Breakaway". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  127. ^ "Charts.nz – Aswad – Don't Turn Around". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  128. ^ "Charts.nz – Prince – Alphabet St". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  129. ^ "Charts.nz – New Order – Blue Monday 1988". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  130. ^ "Charts.nz – Holidaymakers – Sweet Lovers". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  131. ^ "Charts.nz – The Timelords – Doctorin' the Tardis". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  132. ^ "Charts.nz – Times Two – Cecilia". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  133. ^ "Charts.nz – Tex Pistol & Rikki Morris – Nobody Else". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  134. ^ "Charts.nz – U2 – Desire". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  135. ^ "Charts.nz – Yazz and the Plastic Population – The Only Way Is Up". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  136. ^ "Charts.nz – When the Cat's Away – Melting Pot". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  137. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Womack & Womack – Teardrops". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  138. ^ "Charts.nz – The Proclaimers – I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  139. ^ "Charts.nz – U2 – Angel of Harlem". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  140. ^ "Charts.nz – The Art of Noise feat. Tom Jones – Kiss". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  141. ^ "Charts.nz – Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  142. ^ "Charts.nz – Madonna – Like a Prayer". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  143. ^ "Charts.nz – Tone Loc – Wild Thing". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  144. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Roxette – The Look". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  145. ^ "Charts.nz – The Cult – Fire Woman". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  146. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Simply Red – If You Don't Know Me by Now". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  147. ^ "Charts.nz – John Cougar Mellencamp – Pop Singer". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  148. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Prince – Batdance". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  149. ^ "Charts.nz – Edelweiss – Bring Me Edelweiss". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  150. ^ "Charts.nz – Martika – Toy Soldiers". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  151. ^ "Charts.nz – Bobby Brown – On Our Own". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  152. ^ "Charts.nz – Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers – Swing the Mood". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  153. ^ "Charts.nz – Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  154. ^ "Charts.nz – Margaret Urlich – Escaping". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 26 August 2020.