Open main menu

New Zealand Music Award for Single of the Year

Single of the Year is a New Zealand Music Award that honours New Zealand music artists for outstanding singles. For the purpose of the award, a single is defined as a song released separately from an album, either for sale or as a music video serviced to New Zealand television.[1] The award was first awarded in 1973, following the Loxene Golden Disc award from 1965-1972. Lorde is the biggest winner in this category with four victories.

Contents

RecipientsEdit

Loxene Golden Disc (1965-1972)Edit

Year Artist Song Award
1965 Ray Columbus & the Invaders "Till We Kissed" N/A
1966 Maria Dallas "Tumblin' Down"
1967 Mr Lee Grant "Thanks to You"
1968 Allison Durbin "I Have Loved me a Man"
1969 Shane "Saint Paul"
1970 Craig Scott "Let's Get a Little Sentimental" Solo
Hogsnort Rupert "Pretty Girl" Group and Golden Disc
1971 Craig Scott "Smiley" Solo and Golden Disc
Chapta "Say a Prayer" Group
1972 Suzanne "Sunshine Through a Prism" Solo
Creation "Carolina" Group and Golden Disc

Single of the Year (1973-current)Edit

Year Winner Song Other finalists Ref.
1973 John Hanlon "Damn the Dam" N/A [2]
1974 John Hanlon "Is It Natural" [3]
1975 Rockinghorse "Through the Moonlight" [4]
1976 No Single of the Year award given [5]
1977 No awards held
1978 Golden Harvest "I Need Your Love" N/A [6]
1979 Th' Dudes "Be Mine Tonight" [7]
1980 Jon Stevens Montego Bay [8]
1981 Coup D'État "Doctor, I Like Your Medicine" [9]
1982 Prince Tui Teka "E Ipo" N/A [10]
1983 DD Smash "Outlook For Thursday" [11]
1984 The Narcs "You Took Me Heart and Soul" [12]
1985 Netherworld Dancing Toys "For Today" [13]
1986 Peking Man "Room That Echoes" [14]
1987 Dave Dobbyn "You Oughta Be In Love" [15]
1988 Holidaymakers "Sweet Lovers" [16]
1989 Margaret Urlich "Escaping" [17]
1990 The Chills "Heavenly Pop Hit" [18]
1991 No awards held
1992 The Exponents "Why Does Love Do This To Me" [19]
1993 The Mutton Birds "Nature" [20]
1994 Headless Chickens "Juice"/"Choppers" [21]
1995 Purest Form "Message to My Girl" [22]
1996 OMC "How Bizarre" [23]
1997 DLT featuring Che Fu "Chains" [24]
1998 Bic Runga "Sway" [25]
1999 Che Fu "Scene III" [26]
2000 Stellar "Violent" [27]
2001 Fur Patrol "Lydia" [28]
2002 Che Fu "Fade Away" [29]
2003 Goodshirt "Sophie" [30]
2004 Scribe "Stand Up" [31]
2005 Breaks Co-Op "The Otherside" [32]
2006 Pluto "Long White Cross" [33]
2007 Evermore "Light Surrounding You" [34]
2008 Opshop "One Day" [35]
2009 Ladyhawke "My Delirium" [36]
2010 Kids of 88 "Just a Little Bit" [37]
2011 The Naked and Famous "Young Blood" [38]
2012 Six60 "Don't Forget Your Roots" [39]
2013 Lorde "Royals" [40]
2014 Lorde "Team" [41]
2015 Lorde "Yellow Flicker Beat" [42]
2016 Broods "Free" [43]
2017 Lorde "Green Light"
  • David Dallas – "Fit In"
  • Ladi6 – "Royal Blue"
  • Maala – "In My Head"
  • SWIDT – "Player Of The Day"
  • Theia – "Roam"
[44]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Category Definitions 2014". New Zealand Music Awards. Archived from the original on 13 August 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  2. ^ "1973 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. ^ "1974 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  4. ^ "1965 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  5. ^ "1976 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  6. ^ "1978 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  7. ^ "1979 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  8. ^ "1980 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  9. ^ "1981 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  10. ^ "1982 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  11. ^ "1983 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  12. ^ "1984 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  13. ^ "1985 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  14. ^ "1986 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  15. ^ "1987 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  16. ^ "1988 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  17. ^ "1989 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  18. ^ "1990 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  19. ^ "1992 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  20. ^ "1993 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  21. ^ "1994 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  22. ^ "1995 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  23. ^ "1996 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  24. ^ "1997 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  25. ^ "1998 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  26. ^ "1999 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  27. ^ "2000 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  28. ^ "2001 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  29. ^ "2002 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  30. ^ "2003 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  31. ^ "2004 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  32. ^ "2005 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  33. ^ "2006 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  34. ^ "2007 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  35. ^ "2008 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  36. ^ "2009 Winner". NZ Music Awards. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  37. ^ "2010 Winners". New Zealand Music Awards. Archived from the original on 18 April 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  38. ^ "VNZMA 2011 Winners". New Zealand Music Awards. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  39. ^ "VNZMA Winners 2012". New Zealand Music Awards. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  40. ^ "Lorde, Aaradhna win big at music awards (+photos)". The New Zealand Herald. APN News & Media. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  41. ^ Jenkin, Lydia (16 October 2014). "This year's NZ Music Award contenders revealed". NZ Herald. APN. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  42. ^ Jenkin, Lydia (20 November 2015). "Broods clean up at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards". NZ Herald. NZMA. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  43. ^ "SINGLE OF THE YEAR 2016". NZ Music Awards. RMNZ. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  44. ^ "SINGLE OF THE YEAR 2017". Radio NZ. Radio NZ. Retrieved 13 January 2018.