20 Iconic Kiwi Hits

New Zealand Music Month has officially begun, and with the launch of our brand new series, The Naked Choir, what better time to celebrate some of our favourite iconic Kiwi hits?

From pop culture classics to those tunes you've likely belted out during last call at the bar, there's no denying this eclectic mix of songs mean something to Kiwis.

  1. Don’t Dream It's Over by Neil Finn (Crowded House)
  2. Loyal by Dave Dobbyn
  3. Why Does Love Do This To Me? by The Exponents
  4. Slice of Heaven by Dave Dobbyn (Dave Dobbyn with Herbs)
  5. Six Months In A Leaky Boat by Split Endz
  6. Bliss by Th' Dudes
  7. How Bizarre by OMC
  8. Poi E by Dalvanius and the Patea Maori Club
  9. Home Again by Shihad 
  10. Sway by Bic Runga
  11. Don't Forget Your Roots by Six60
  12. 11:57 by Elemeno P
  13. Wandering Eye by Fat Freddy's Drop
  14. One Day by Op Shop
  15. Gutter Black by Hello Sailor
  16. Maxine by Sharon O’Neill
  17. Counting the Beat by Swingers
  18. Can’t Get Enough by Supergroove
  19. Walkie Talkie Man by Steriogram
  20. Royals by Lorde

Can you spot your favourites on the list? Or do you think we've missed a crucial tune? Let us know on our Facebook page

About NZ Music Month

Run by the NZ Music Commission, NZ Music Month is a time for Kiwis to come together and celebrate homegrown talent. Not only do the cool cats behind the initiative encourage radio stations to play local songs, but they also provdide a comprehensive gig guide and different ways for you and your mates to discover new talent. For more information on NZ Music Month, click here.