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It's half way round the year again so based on points, here are the Top 100 Singles of 2016 so far:

PlacePointsNo. WksTitle/ArtistPeak
192622Never Be Like You - Flume feat. Kai2
2918217 Years - Lukas Graham1(8)
391224Fast Car - Jonas Blue feat. Dakota2
490131Love Yourself - Justin Bieber1(10)
583735Sorry - Justin Bieber1(2)
683321Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots5
774818I Took A Pill In Ibiza - Mike Posner3
874523All My Friends - Snakehips feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper2
973418Cheap Thrills - Sia3
1073223Lush Life - Zara Larsson8
1171419Faded - Alan Walker2
1270816Work From Home - Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla Sign1(2)
1370021Work - Rihanna feat. Drake2
1468522Roses - The Chainsmokers feat. Rozes8
1568217Pillowtalk - ZAYN1(1)
1665515Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers feat. Daya2
1763426Cake By The Ocean - DNCE10
1861521Middle - DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine13
1955218Me, Myself And I - G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha9
2054418Hands To Myself - Selena Gomez5
2152634What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber1(8)
2249110One Dance - Drake feat. Wizkid And Kyla1(9)
2348623Never Forget You - Zara Larsson And MNEK6
2448111Panda - Desiigner4
2546917Ocean Drive - Duke Dumont14
2646423Hello - Adele1(3)
2746415Wild Things - Alessia Cara12
2845419Gold - Kiiara22
2943127Sugar - Robin Schulz feat. Francesco Yates4
3042524Stitches - Shawn Mendes5
3142026My House - Flo Rida12
3240312Close - Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo11
3339425One Call Away - Charlie Puth3
343878This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna2(5)
3538617Light It Up - Major Lazer feat. Nyla16
363779Say It - Flume feat. Tove Lo4
3737014Hide Away - Daya15
3836710I Hate U, I Love U - Gnash feat. Olivia O'Brien9
3935812Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande16
4035325Lay It All On Me - Rudimental feat. Ed Sheeran5
4134312History - One Direction14
4234013Secret Love Song - Little Mix feat. Jason Derulo18
433327Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake2
4431314Youth - Troye Sivan23
452889Just Like Fire - Pink11
4628626Bang My Head - David Guetta feat. Sia17
4728011Girls Like - Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson17
4827314Adventures Of A Lifetime - Coldplay12
4926153Lean On - Major Lazer feat. M0 And DJ Snake1(2)
5025138Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd1(3)
5125115Be Right There - Diplo And Sleepy Tom19
522458Needed Me - Rihanna16
5324211Free - Broods21
5424010No - Meghan Trainor18
552385Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele4
5622611Ex's And Oh's - Elle King10
572258No Money - Galantis16
5822321Easy Love - Sigala15
592215Too Good - Drake feat. Rihanna7
6020237The Hills - The Weeknd2
611936Ride - Twenty One Pilots14
6218316Perfect - One Direction7
6316448Where Are Ü Now? - Skrillex And Diplo feat. Justin Bieber3
641517When We Were Young - Adele23
651488Mama Said - Lukas Graham29
661408In The Night - The Weeknd22
671334Into You - Ariana Grande17
681337Boys Like You - Who Is Fancy feat. Meghan Trainor And Ariana Grande26
6911822Downtown - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz3
7011519On My Mind - Ellie Goulding4
7110712Company - Justin Bieber18
7210713I'll Show You - Justin Bieber5
731056Dance Off - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Idris Elba & Anderson .Paak29
741034Be The One - Dua Lipa20
751026The Trouble With Us - Marcus Marr And Chet Faker31
76973We Don't Talk Anymore - Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez10
77974Sex - Cheat Codes x Kris Kross Amsterdam24
789217Magnets - Disclosure feat. Lorde2
799020Here - Alessia Cara15
808828How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris & Disciples2
81857Stay - Kygo feat. Matty Noyes38
828359Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran1(4)
83694Famous - Kanye West feat. Rihanna28
84644The Sound Of Silence - Disturbed32
85583Hair - Little Mix feat. Sean Paul32
86458Purple Rain - Prince And The Revolution8
87432Speeding Cars - Walking On Cars26
884228Photograph - Ed Sheeran8
89372All In My Head (Flex) - Fifth Harmony feat. Fetty Wap31
903624White Lines - Six605
913521679 - Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boyz13
92353Like I Would - ZAYN38
933220Drag Me Down - One Direction1(1)
94302Controlla - Drake37
952942Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars1(9)
962717My Boo - Ghost Town DJs3
972614All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey4
982529Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend1(3)
99241Don't Mind - Kent Jones27
100211Heathens - Twenty One Pilots30

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PlacePointsNo. WksTitle/ArtistPeak
101173Heroes - David Bowie34
1021618When Doves Cry - Prince2
103161Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes35
1041510Hula Hoop - OMI23
105132Back To Sleep - Chris Brown38
106128Space Oddity - David Bowie39
107121Working For It - Zhu feat. Skrillex And They39
1081121Let's Dance - David Bowie1(5)
1091120Locked Away - R. City feat. Adam Levine6

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There were 109 songs in the singles chart during first half of 2016. Of those, only 63 were new entries, compared to 73 at the same time last year. Also, only 2 New Zealand songs were in the chart compared to 13 last year.
With still one chart to go, the official interim End Of Year chart for 2016 is now available. Click on this link and it will take you to it. The final list came out last year on 19 February 2016:
Based on points, here's the Top 100 singles for 2016.

PlacePointsNo. WksTitle/ArtistPeak
1140436One Dance - Drake feat. Wizkid And Kyla1(13)
2140039Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers feat. Daya2
3134439Never Be Like You - Flume feat. Kai2
4117233Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake2
5116534Cheap Thrills - Sia feat. Sean Paul3
6112428This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna2(9)
7104630I Took A Pill In Ibiza - Mike Posner3
8104434Say It - Flume feat. Tove Lo4
91029277 Years - Lukas Graham1(8)
10100121Closer - The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey1(8)
1199730Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots5
1297322Cold Water - Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MØ1(4)
1397028Fast Car - Jonas Blue feat. Dakota2
1495026Work From Home - Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla Sign1(2)
1591432Love Yourself - Justin Bieber1(10)
1690024Too Good - Drake feat. Rihanna4
1788220Let Me Love You - DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber3(5)
1887738Sorry - Justin Bieber1(2)
1987023Heathens - Twenty One Pilots2
2080924Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele4
2180824Don't Worry Bout It - Kings5
2279022Panda - Desiigner4
2378222Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele4
2476622Faded - Alan Walker2
2574523All My Friends - Snakehips feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper2
2673223Lush Life - Zara Larsson8
2771222Work - Rihanna feat. Drake2
2870621We Don't Talk Anymore - Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez8
2968522Roses - The Chainsmokers feat. Rozes8
3068217Pillowtalk - ZAYN1(1)
3167222Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes11
3266321Perfect Strangers - Jonas Blue feat. JP Cooper8
3366223Ride - Twenty One Pilots10
3465618Starving - Hailee Steinfeld And Grey feat. Zedd5
3565316Side To Side - Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj2
3664524Needed Me - Rihanna14
3763813Starboy - The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk1(5)
3863426Cake By The Ocean - DNCE10
3961521Middle - DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine13
4060515The Greatest - Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar5
4160315Dancing On My Own - Calum Scott5
4259228You And Me - Marc E Bassy feat. G-Eazy10
4358421I Hate U, I Love U - Gnash feat. Olivia O'Brien9
4457818In The Name Of Love - Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha8
4557219Into You - Ariana Grande9
4656912Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur1(3)
4756020Wild Things - Alessia Cara12
4855716Sucker For Pain - Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons5
4955218Me, Myself And I - G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha9
5054418Hands To Myself - Selena Gomez5
5152634What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber1(8)
524951124K Magic - Bruno Mars1(1)
5348914My Way - Calvin Harris10
5448623Never Forget You - Zara Larsson And MNEK6
5548316Close - Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo11
5648021Gold - Kiiara22
5747123Light It Up - Major Lazer feat. Nyla16
5846917Ocean Drive - Duke Dumont14
5946423Hello - Adele1(3)
6046119Love On The Brain - Rihanna15
6143127Sugar - Robin Schulz feat. Francesco Yates4
6243110Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar4
6342524Stitches - Shawn Mendes5
6442115All In My Head (Flex) - Fifth Harmony feat. Fetty Wap8
6542026My House - Flo Rida12
6641718This Girl - Kungs vs Cookin' On 3 Burners22
6741014Just Like Fire - Pink11
6840115No Money - Galantis16
6939812All We Know - The Chainsmokers feat. Phoebe Ryan11
7039425One Call Away - Charlie Puth3
7137614Cool Girl - Tove Lo18
7237014Hide Away - Daya15
7335812Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande16
7435325Lay It All On Me - Rudimental feat. Ed Sheeran5
753469The Mack - Nevada feat. Mark Morrison And Fetty Wap7
7634312History - One Direction14
7734013Secret Love Song - Little Mix feat. Jason Derulo18
7832813Mercy - Shawn Mendes18
7931814Final Song - MØ20
8031314Youth - Troye Sivan23
8131112Ain't My Fault - Zara Larsson19
823087Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane1(1)
8330310Shout Out to My Ex - Little Mix7
8429912Don't Mind - Kent Jones20
8529210Capsize - Frenship and Emily Warren14
8628816Controlla - Drake27
8728626Bang My Head - David Guetta feat. Sia17
8828514Sex - Cheat Codes x Kris Kross Amsterdam24
8928011Girls Like - Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson17
9027314Adventures Of A Lifetime - Coldplay12
9127313Free - Broods21
9226153Lean On - Major Lazer feat. M0 And DJ Snake1(2)
932539Caroline - Aminé16
9425138Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd1(3)
9524610Speeding Cars - Walking On Cars16
962456Sexual - Neiked feat. Dyo6
9724515Be Right There - Diplo And Sleepy Tom19
982428Scars To Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara15
9923810No - Meghan Trainor18
10022511Ex's And Oh's - Elle King10

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10122511Ex's And Oh's - Elle King10
1022246Rockabye - Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie2
1032227Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix) - Starley9
10422121Easy Love - Sigala15
10521014The Ocean - Mike Perry feat. Shy Martin32
1062039Hurts So Good - Astrid S18
10719337The Hills - The Weeknd2
10816416Perfect - One Direction7
1091647Be The One - Dua Lipa20
1101627This Town - Niall Horan24
1111538Kill 'Em With Kindness - Selena Gomez28
1121526Love Me Now - John Legend21
1131528Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem) - Zayion McCall and Zay Hilfigerrr24
11415148Where Are Ü Now? - Skrillex And Diplo feat. Justin Bieber3
1151487When We Were Young - Adele23
1161424I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk10
1171408Mama Said - Lukas Graham29
1181365Fresh Eyes - Andy Grammer11
1191346Still Falling For You - Ellie Goulding20
1201338In The Night - The Weeknd22
1211337Boys Like You - Who Is Fancy feat. Meghan Trainor And Ariana Grande26
1221268Cruel - Snakehips feat. ZAYN31
1231225Love$ick - Mura Masa feat. A$AP Rocky21
12411522Downtown - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz3
12510719On My Mind - Ellie Goulding4
12610712Company - Justin Bieber18
12710513I'll Show You - Justin Bieber5
1281036Dance Off - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Idris Elba & Anderson .Paak29
1291007Broccoli - D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty35
130976The Trouble With Us - Marcus Marr And Chet Faker31

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Here's the Top 100 of the decade so far based on points.

Pos.Decade PointsNo. WeeksTitle/ArtistPeakYear
1212762Happy - Pharrell Williams1(15)2013
2201955Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran1(4)2014
3193453Lean On - Major Lazer feat. MØ And DJ Snake1(2)2015
4192351Royals - Lorde1(3)2014
5190355Stay With Me - Sam Smith1(4)2014
6161048Where Are Ü Now? - Skrillex And Diplo feat. Justin Bieber32015
7152843Rolling In The Deep - Adele32012
8149240Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars1(9)2015
9148628Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd1(3)2015
10140436One Dance - Drake feat. Wizkid And Kyla1(13)2016
11140039Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers feat. Daya22016
12139340I See Fire - Ed Sheeran1(3)2013
13137141Cheerleader - Omi 32015
14135217What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber1(8)2015
15135240I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith32014
16134636Roar - Katy Perry1(11)2014
17134439Never Be Like You - Flume feat. Kai22016
18132038Sorry - Justin Bieber1(2)2015
19130130Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke feat. TI And Pharrell1(11)2013
20129132All About The Bass - Meghan Trainor1(6)2014
21128838Take Me To Church - Hozier22015
22127615Dark Horse - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J22013
23121032Love Yourself - Justin Bieber1(10)2015
24119137All Of Me - John Legend2(5)2013
25118935Wake Me Up - Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc1(1)2014
26118742Chandelier - Sia32014
27118032Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars1(2)2011
28117728The Hills - The Weeknd22015
29117233Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake22016
30116534Cheap Thrills - Sia feat. Sean Paul32016
31114135Radioactive - Imagine Dragons42014
32112428This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna2(9)2016
33108628Freaks - Timmy Trumpet & Savage1(5)2014
34108332Budapest - George Ezra1(1)2014
35107226Shake It Off - Taylor Swift1(2)2014
36107132Sugar - Maroon 532015
37106828Counting Stars - OneRepublic22013
38106127Timber - Pitbull feat. Ke$ha32014
39106028We Are Young - Fun. feat. Janelle Monae22012
40104630I Took A Pill In Ibiza - Mike Posner32016
41104434Say It - Flume feat. Tove Lo42016
42104429California Gurls - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg1(3)2011
431029277 Years - Lukas Graham1(8)2016
44102529Grenade - Bruno Mars1(3)2011
45100827Some Nights - Fun.1(2)2013
46100121Closer - The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey1(8)2016
4799730Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots52016
4899526See You Again - Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth1(8)2015
4998813Sugar - Robin Schulz feat. Francesco Yates42015
5097329Something In The Water - Brooke Fraser1(1)2011
5197322Cold Water - Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MØ1(4)2016
5297028Fast Car - Jonas Blue feat. Dakota22016
5396626On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull22011
5496321Get Lucky - Daft Punk feat. Pharrell22013
5595925Give Me Everything (Tonight) - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer22011
5695526E.T. - Katy Perry1(1)2011
5795425Let Her Go - Passenger1(2)2013
5895426Just Give Me A Reason - Pink feat. Nate Ruess1(3)2014
5995126Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin22013
6095026Work From Home - Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla Sign1(2)2016
6194729Firework - Katy Perry1(3)2011
6294727Dynamite - Taio Cruz1(2)2011
6394026Impossible - James Arthur22013
6493528F**k You - Cee Lo Green52011
6593525Airplanes - B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams1(5)2010
6693424Say Something - A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera22014
6793226The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars32011
6893224Starships - Nicki Minaj22012
6992922You Got Me - J Williams feat. Scribe1(4)2010
7092926Payphone - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa2(4)2012
7192624Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo32015
7291623How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris & Disciples22015
7391527Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend1(3)2015
7491324Only Love Can Hurt Like This - Paloma Faith32014
7591223Love The Way You Lie - Eminem feat. Rihanna1(4)2010
7690926Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj42015
779049Hello - Adele1(3)2015
7890024Too Good - Drake feat. Rihanna42016
7989913Lay It All On Me - Rudimental feat. Ed Sheeran52015
8089229Don't - Ed Sheeran62014
8189032Geronimo - Sheppard82015
8288422Battle Scars - Guy Sebastian feat. Lupe Fiasco22013
8388224Special - Six601(1)2015
8488220Let Me Love You - DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber3(5)2016
8587023Heathens - Twenty One Pilots22016
8686524Billionaire - Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars22010
8786425Hey Soul Sister - Train22010
8885922Wild Ones - Flo Rida feat. Sia1(6)2012
8985923Diamonds - Rihanna22013
9085324Sing - Ed Sheeran1(1)2014
9185222We Are Done - The Madden Brothers1(3)2014
9285224Teenage Dream - Katy Perry1(4)2011
9384925Stay - Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko42013
9484422Price Tag - Jessie J feat. B.O.B.1(2)2011
9584331Take It Easy - Stan Walker52013
9684222Sun Goes Down - Nesian Mystik32010
9784222FourFiveSeconds - Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney1(5)2015
988388Hey Brother - Avicii42013
9983412One Call Away - Charlie Puth32015
10083022Choose You - Stan Walker32010
Based on points, here is the Top 50 compilations chart for 2016:

132Magic - Various1(6) 235
236Now That's What I Call Music 49 - Various1(21) 229
330Now That's What I Call Music 50 - Various1(8)218
420Now That's What I Call Music 51 - Various1(15) 186
529Coast: Love The Love Songs - Various2164
626Ten Guitars: Heartland Vol. 3 - Various3127
71325 Years Of The Breeze - Various298
815The Hits: '90s Bus - Various295
920The Gentlemen Of Country - Various391
1019The George FM 2015 Yearbook - Various290
1113Hits For Kids 2016 - Various288
1210Great Kiwi Beer Drinking Anthems - Various277
131220 Solid Gold Hits Vol. 2 - Various275
147Now That's What I Call Music 52 - Various1(6) 70
1530Hits For Kids 2015 - Various268
169Summer Mix Tape 2016 - Various268
1710The Sound Hall Of Fame - Various1(2)64
1821Now That's What I Call Christmas - Various258
192120 Solid Gold Hits - Various256
209Relax And Unwind: Summer - Various254
216The Best Of Ten Guitars - Various249
221930 Stars: The 80’s - Various647
238Dancehall Reggae Anthems - Various538
249So Country 2016 - Various437
251830 Stars: Classic Rock - Various435
265The Very Best Of Ready To Roll - Various332
278Major Flavours 2016 - Various631
284Coast: Love Christmas - Various331
297Ultimate '80s - Various528
308Ultimate R&B - Various627
3114MOS The Annual 2016 - Various524
325MOS Rapper's Delight - Various523
3317Mum: The Collection - Various220
349Chillsville Vol. 3 - Various718
355Pop For Tots Christmas - Various714
364RnB Superclub Ultimate Anthems - Various713
37630 Stars: Country - Various611
386Ultimate '90s - Various811
393Ultimate Country - Various611
401WOMAD 2016: The World's Festival - Various29
413MOS The Annual 2017 - Various Artists69
423The Christmas Album 2016- Various89
434MOS Running Trax 2016: Summer - Various88
442100 Hits Of The '90s - Various78
452Ultimate Rock - Various88
46220 Solid Gold Hits Vol. 3 - Various68
4726Now That's What I Call Music 48 - Various1(17) 7
482Triple J Hottest 100: Volume 23 - Various67
491MOS: Go Hard Or Go Home - Various47
5012Christmas Hits Vol. 3 - Various56
Based on number of weeks charted, here is the singles longevity chart showing all singles that charted 30 weeks or more from the RIANZ chart
PlaceYearNo. WksTitle/ArtistPeak
1198374Blue Monday - New Order2
2201362Happy - Pharrell Williams1(15)
3201459Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran1(4)
4201157Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye feat. Kimbra1(6)
5201455Stay With Me - Sam Smith1(4)
6200855Always On My Mind - Tiki Taane1(2)
7197554Wasted Days And Wasted Nights - Freddie Fender2
8201553Lean On - Major Lazer feat. MØ & DJ Snake1(2)
9201351Royals - Lorde1(3)
10201150Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock1(11)
11201150Titanium - David Guetta feat. Sia3
12197548I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - Abba1(1)
13201548Where Are Ü Now? - Skrillex And Diplo feat. Justin Bieber3
14198946Strokin' - Clarence Carter2
15197645Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen1(2)
16197643December 1963 (Oh What A Night) - The Four Seasons2
17201143Rolling In The Deep - Adele3
18201442Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars1(9)
19200742Maybe - OpShop3
20201442Chandelier - Sia3
21200641Lips Of An Angel - Hinder1(2)
22201441Cheerleader - Omi 3
23201340I See Fire - Ed Sheeran1(3)
24201440I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith3
25199240November Rain - Guns N Roses7
26200939I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas1(9)
27201139Someone Like You - Adele1(5)
28201639Never Be Like You - Flume feat. Kai2
29201639Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers feat. Daya2
30197538Before The Next Teardrop Falls - Freddie Fender1(12)
31198638Sailing Away - All Of Us1(9)
32201538Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd1(3)
33201538Sorry - Justin Bieber1(2)
34200738Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie1(1)
35201438Take Me To Church - Hozier2
36197637Fernando - Abba1(9)
37200637Bathe In The River - Mt Raskil Preservation Society ft. Hollie Smith2
38201337Dark Horse - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J2
39201337All Of Me - John Legend2
40201537The Hills - The Weeknd2
41201636One Dance - Drake feat. Wizkid And Kyla1(13)
42201336Roar - Katy Perry1(11)
43200736Low - Flo Rida feat. T-Pain1(3)
44197736Cocaine - JJ Cale1(1)
45200835I'm Yours - Jason Mraz1(5)
46201335Wake Me Up - Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc1(1)
47200835One Day - OpShop4
48201335Radioactive - Imagine Dragons4
49200035Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary8
50200034I'm Outta Love - Anastacia1(7)
51201234Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen1(5)
52198434Poi E - The Patea Maori Club1(4)
53200834Sex On Fire - Kings Of leon2
54201634Cheap Thrills - Sia feat. Sean Paul3
55201634Say It - Flume feat. Tove Lo4
56200034If You're Gone - Matchbox Twenty12
57200633Axel F - Crazy Frog1(11)
58200933Halo - Beyonce2
59201633Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake2
601984/9333Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood10
61201332Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke feat. TI And Pharrell1(11)
62197632Mississippi- Pussycat1(10)
63200832Poker Face - Lady Gaga1(10)
64201532Love Yourself - Justin Bieber1(10)
65201532What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber1(8)
66201432All About The Bass - Meghan Trainor1(6)
67200432Fool's Love - Misfits Of Science1(4)
68201032Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars1(2)
69199632Wannabe - The Spice Girls1(1)
70201432Budapest - George Ezra1(1)
71198932Ride On Time - Black Box2
72200032Rise - Gabrielle2
73199532Macarena - Los Del Rio2
74201332Counting Stars - OneRepublic2
75200232Boys Of Summer/Heaven - DJ Sammy and Yanou feat Do3
76201432Sugar - Maroon 53
77201432Geronimo - Sheppard8
78198932Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry14
79201131Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera1(6)
80201131What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction2
81198131This Ole House - Shakin' Stevens3
82200731Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol3
83197931I Love The Nightlife - Alicia Bridges4
84200131Drops Of Jupiter - Train5
85200831Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon5
86201231Take It Easy - Stan Walker5
87200131Hanging By A Moment - Lifehouse6
88198931Baby Don't Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli9
89200331Maybe Tomorrow - Goldenhorse10
90200830Apologize - Timbaland feat OneRepublic1(7)
91197630Dancing Queen - Abba1(4)
92200130Walking Away - Craig David1(2)
93198130In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins1(2)
94200230Dilemma - Nelly feat Kelly Rowland2
95198430Dancing In the Dark - Bruce Springsteen2
96200830Now You're Gone - Basshunter3
97200530You're Beautiful - James Blunt4
98201630Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots5
99197930On My Knees - Charlie Rich8
100201530Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon11

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Based on number of weeks charted, here is the albums longevity chart showing all albums that charted 50 weeks or more from the RIANZ chart

PlaceYearNo. WksTitle/ArtistPeak
11975298Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd1(1)
2201121421 - Adele1(38)
32011194 + - Ed Sheeran1(2)
41980150Making Movies - Dire Straits3
52014135In The Lonely Hour - Sam Smith1(8)
62010133Doo-Wops And Hooligans - Bruno Mars2
71992133Ten - Pearl Jam3
82014131X - Ed Sheeran1(13)
91975131Crime Of The Century - Supertramp12
102008130The Fame: Monster - Lady Gaga1(2)
111975129Atlantic Crossing - Rod Stewart2
122010127Teenage Dream - Katy Perry1(1)
131983126Genesis - Genesis2
141977122Rumours - Fleetwood Mac1(9)
151987114The Joshua Tree - U21(9)
161978113Dire Straits - Dire Straits2
171979109The Wall - Pink Floyd1(10)
182005109Based On A True Story - Fat Freddy's Drop1(10)
191981109Queen's Greatest Hits - Queen1(5)
201975109Hot August Night - Neil Diamond1(1)
211985106Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits1(21)
222013106Sol3 Mio - Sol3 Mio1(16)
231987106Phantom Of The Opera - Stage Show1(5)
242012105Born To Die - Lana Del Rey2
251983105Eliminator - ZZ Top4
261998104Come On Over - Shania Twain1(23)
271985103Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston1(1)
281980102Dangerous - Michael Jackson1(2)
291975102Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John9
302002101Beautiful Collision - Bic Runga1(8)
311991101Music By Candelight - Ghorghe Zamfir1(4)
322014991989 - Taylor Swift1(6)
33198398Thriller - Michael Jackson1(12)
34197697Eagles Greatest Hits - The Eagles2
35198397Speaking In Tongues - Talking Heads3
36201196Six60 - Six601(2)
37201595Six60 (2) - Six601(3)
38199395Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine9
39200294Come Away With Me - Norah Jones1(12)
40200793Back To Black - Amy Winehouse1(7)
41197692Crisis? What Crisis? - Supertramp6
42199990Play - Moby1(6)
43198489Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen1(15)
44199289ABBA Gold - Abba3
45197889The Cars - The Cars 5
46199587HIStory: Past, Present And Future - Michael Jackson1(7)
47198187Reveries - Richard Clayderman1(2)
48200786Second Hand Planet - OpShop1(3)
49199386Simply The Best - Tina Turner1(2)
50201086Sign No More - Mumford And Sons1(4)
51199186Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumkins4
52201385Halcyon Days - Ellie Goulding1(1)
53198785The Big Chill OST5
54198884Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman1(4)
55201484Frozen OST - Various1(3)
56198584No Jacket Required - Phil Collins1(1)
57198184Icehouse - Flowers2
58198484Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads2
59197683A Night On The Town - Rod Stewart1(9)
60197883Bat Out Of Hell - Meatloaf1(1)
61199583Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins1(1)
62201282Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars2
63197881Grease OST1(16)
64199581Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette1(11)
65199981Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers1(6)
66200981Holy Smoke - Gin1(5)
67199281Automatic For The People - REM1(1)
68199480No Need To Argue - The Cranberries1(4)
69198279Love Over Gold - Dire Straits1(12)
70201378Pure Heroine - Lorde1(8)
71200178Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park2
72197677The Best Of Abba - Abba1(18)
73198477Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers1(4)
74199477The Colour Of My Love - Celine Dion1(3)
75200177Inside The Dub Plates - Salmonella Dub1(1)
76197577Greatest Hits (First Impressions) - Olivia Newton-John2
77199377Music Box - Mariah Carey2
78200677Futuresex/Lovesounds - Justin Timberlake4
79198776Hysteria - Def Leppard1(3)
80199676Falling Into You - Celine Dion1(3)
81200276Riverhead - Goldenhorse1(3)
82198076True Colours - Split Enz1(2)
83201276The Heist - Macklemore And Ryan Lewis1(1)
84198176Nightclubbing - Grace Jones3
85198376War - U25
86201376Night Visions - Imagine Dragons5
87199776Sublime - Sublime6
88199275Unplugged - Eric Clapton1(15)
89198275Business As Usual - Men At Work1(10)
90201275The Truth About Love: Fan Edition - Pink1(6)
91198675Graceland - Paul Simon1(3)
92199575Throwing Copper - Live1(2)
93200075White Ladder - David Gray4
94201074My Worlds: The Collection - Justin Bieber1(4)
95199974The Ego Has Landed - Robbie Williams1(1)
96201274Some Nights - Fun.3
97199373Vs - Pearl Jam1(3)
98199173Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers1(1)
99197873War Of The Worlds - Jeff Wayne2
100199172Greatest Hits Vol. 2 - Queen1(4)
101197572An Evening With John Denver - John Denver1(2)
102198072Flesh And Blood - Roxy Music1(1)
103198072Freedom Of Choice - Devo9
104198371An Innocent Man - Billy Joel1(3)
105197671Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton3
106197770Hotel California - The Eagles1(3)
107198570Little Creatures - Talking Heads1(3)
108197570Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd1(3)
109201370PRISM - Katy Perry1(1)
110200770Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Rihanna4
111200770Past, Present, Future - Tiki Taane4
112199569What's The Story Morning Glory? - Oasis1(8)
113199569Garbage - Garbage1(1)
114200369Elephunk - Black Eyed Peas2
115197569Elton John's Greatest Hits - Elton John2
116201169El Camino - The Black Keys2
117198768Bad - Michael Jackson1(2)
118198867Rattle And Hum - U21(8)
119198467Under A Blood Red Sky - U21(1)
120197867Tha Stranger - Billy Joel2
121199067The Best Of Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart2
122198367Billy Idol - Billy Idol5
123199767Romanza - Andrea Bocelli8
124200067Tourist - St Germain8
125197966Breakfast In America - Supertramp1(10)
126200366What To Do With Daylight - Brooke Fraser1(3)
127198766Kick - Inxs1(2)
128198366Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie1(1)
129198666So - Peter Gabrielle1(1)
130199866Ray Of Light - Madonna1(1)
131199166Metallica - Metallica1(1)
132201466Selected Works: 1972-1999 - The Eagles2
133199765Aquarium - Aqua1(3)
134201465Title - Meghan Trainor1(3)
135198465Heartbeat City - The Cars1(2)
136200865Funhouse - Pink1(2)
137199765OK Computer - Radiohead1(1)
138200465American Idiot - Green Day2
139198465Private Dancer - Tina Turner2
140200365Fallen - Evenescence2
141199764Drive - Bic Runga1(3)
142199964Supernatural - Santana1(1)
143199064The Razors Edge - AC/DC2
144197664Silk Degrees - Boz Scaggs3
145200364Innocent Eyes - Delta Goodrem6
146198963But Seriously - Phil Collins1(5)
147200963Fearless - Taylor Swift1(1)
148198863Appetite For Destruction - Guns N Roses1(1)
149198763Whispering Jack - John Farnham2
150200863I Am Sasha Fierce - Beyonce3
151199462Forrest Gump OST1(5)
152200062Sing When You're Winning - Robbie Williams1(4)
15320126225 Years: The Chain Box Set - Fleetwood Mac1(2)
154197562History: Greatest Hits - America3
155200062The Very Best Of UB40 1980 - 2000 - UB404
156199662Travelling Without Moving - Jamiroquai10
157200261Polysaturated - Nesian Mystik1(1)
158198761Best Of UB40 - UB403
159200461Playground Battle - the feelers6
160201561Chaos And The Calm - James Bay6
161197961Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young7
162198661Picture Book - Simply Red9
163198160The Very Best Of Elton John - Elton John1(9)
164198460Like A Virgin - Madona1(9)
165198560Hunting High And Low - Aha1(2)
166199060Labour Of Love Part 2 - UB401(2)
167200560PCD - The Pussycat Dolls1(2)
168201360AM - Arctic Monkeys1(1)
169199060Remasters - Led Zeppelin3
170201460Hozier - Hozier3
171201460Wanted On Voyage - George Ezra4
172200559Back To Bedlam - James Blunt1(12)
173200359Meteora - Linkin Park1(3)
174201259Red - Taylor Swift1(3)
175199759Urban Hymns - The Verve1(1)
176201159Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay1(1)
177199159Stars - Simply Red2
178197559Abba - Abba3
179201159Vows - Kimbra3
180200458Songs About Jane - Maroon 51(6)
181200458Greatest Hits - Guns N Roses1(5)
182199158Woodface - Crowded House1(4)
183200058The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem1(4)
184201158Up All Night - One Direction1(3)
185199458Elegant Slumming - M People1(1)
186200358Blindspot - Blindspot1(1)
187201558Purpose - Justin Bieber1(1)
188200258A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay2
189198258Rio - Duran Duran2
190199758Yourself Or Someone Like You - Matchbox 203
191199058The Best Of Van Morrison - Van Morrison3
192201058Lungs - Florence + The Machine3
193198058Seventeen Seconds - The Cure9
19420155725 - Adele1(10)
195200257The Eminem Show - Eminem1(6)
196199157Use Your Illusion I - Guns N Roses1(3)
197201157Wasting Light - Foo Fighters1(3)
198199057The Very Best Of Cat Stevens - Cat Stevens1(2)
199198857Union - Toni Childs1(2)
200200857Rockferry - Duffy1(2)
201200757KORA - KORA1(1)
202198857Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown2
203199057Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey4
204200356Pure - Hayley Westenra1(19)
205201356To Be Loved - Michael Bublé1(5)
206200256Brushfire Fairytales - Jack Johnson1(2)
207199756Spiceworld - Spice Girls1(1)
208199656Pieces Of You - Jewel1(1)
209198656Invisible Touch - Genesis1(1)
210199156Achtung Baby - U21(1)
211198456She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper3
212199956The Party Album - Vengaboys5
213200855Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon1(9)
214199555Cracked Rear View - Hootie And The Blowfish1(4)
215198555Greatest Hits Vol 1 & 2 - Billy Joel1(2)
216199755Savage Garden - Savage Garden1(2)
217199655Aenima - Tool1(1)
218200555X&Y - Coldplay1(1)
219201355Home - Rudimental2
220197955Off The Wall -Michael Jackson2
22120115519 - Adele3
222197755Endless Flight - Leo Sayer4
223200255Missindaztood - Pink4
224198554Recklace - Bryan Adams1(6)
225197754Here At Last, Live - Bee Gees1(5)
226199954Human Clay - Creed1(3)
227200654Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers1(3)
228199154MCMXC A.D. - Enigma2
229198354Infidels - Bob Dylan4
230200354Revival - Katchafire5
231198453Alf - Alison Moyet1(1)
232197753I Robot - Alan Parsons Project2
233199153Nevermind - Nirvana2
234200753Exclusive - Chris Brown3
235199453Seal II - Seal4
236201053Loud - Rihanna4
237200053Parachutes - Coldplay4
238200153Whoa Nelly - Nelly Furtado5
239197953Graffitti Crimes - Mi-Sex6
240199453Broadcast - Straw People7
241197653Breezin' - George Benson9
242199453Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't We - The Cranberries9
243201353Native - OneRepublic12
244200552In Between Dreams - Jack Johnson1(8)
245199952Ricky Martin - Ricky Martin1(2)
246201052Need You Now - Lady Antebellum1(2)
247199852Supersystem- the feelers1(1)
248199952Millennium - Backstreet Boys1(1)
249200752Albertine - Brooke Fraser1(1)
250197952The Long Run - The Eagles2
251199252The Muttonbirds - The Muttonbirds2
252197952The B-52'S -The B-52's3
253199852Ladies And Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael3
254201152Who You Are - Jessie J4
255200552Love, Angel, Music, Baby - Gwen Stefani5
256198851Kylie - Kylie Minogue1(6)
257197651A Night At The Opera - Queen1(5)
258198351Labour Of Love - UB401(3)
259199351Zooropa - U21(1)
260199751Talk On Corners - The Corrs1(1)
261200651I'm Not Dead - Pink1(1)
262201251Ceremonials - Florence + The Machine1(1)
263200051Born To Do It - Craig David2
264198751Lonesome Jubillee - John Cougar Mellencamp3
265200551Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson5
266201451V - Maroon 511
267199750Let's Talk About Love - Celine Dion1(8)
268198850Dirty Dancing OST1(6)
269198950Cuts Both Ways - Gloria Estefan1(3)
270197950Live Rust - Neil Young1(2)
271198950Watermark - Enya1(2)
272199850You've Come A Long Way Baby - Fatboy Slim1(1)
273199950The General Electric - Shihad1(1)
274198850Tour Of Duty OST2
275199350Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz2
276201550Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weeknd2
277201550Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots2
278201350Nothing But The Beat: Ultimate - David Guetta3
279199950Significant Other - Limp Bizkit4
280197850Kaya - Bob Marley & The Wailers6
281198950Pump - Aerosmith8
282199550The Bends - Radiohead8

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Based on number of weeks charted, here is the compilations longevity chart showing all albums that charted 25 weeks or more from the RIANZ chart

PlaceYearNo. WksTitle/ArtistPeak
1200993The Great New Zealand Songbook - Various1(10)
2200281Nature's Best: Our Top 30 - Various Artists1(11)
3200964Ten Guitars - Various1(1)
4200650Housework Songs - Various Artists1(3)
5201246Now That's What I Call Music 40 - Various1(21)
6201342Now That's What I Call Music 43 - Various1(14)
7200440Conscious Roots - Various Artists3
8201439Hits For Kids 6 - Various1(5)
9199137Rhythm And Black - Various Artists1(9)
10201536Now That's What I Call Music 49 - Various1(21)
11201436Now That's What I Call Music 46 - Various1(15)
12201335Ten Guitars: Heartland - Various2
13201034The Great New Zealand Songbook Vol. 2 - Various1(10)
14201134The Great New Zealand Songbook: Souvenir Pack - Various2
15198033Beautiful Music - Various Artists1(3)
16201532Now That's What I Call Music 47 - Various1(14)
17199732Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 4 - Various Artists1(6)
18201632Magic - Various1(6)
19198731Reggae Rhythm - Various Artists1(2)
20201430Now That's What I Call Music 44 - Various1(13)
21199230Rhythm And Black 2 - Various Artists1(8)
22199830Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 5 - Various Artists1(4)
23200130Ultimate Rhythm And Black Collection - Various1(3)
24201530Hits For Kids 2015 - Various2
25200430MOS The Annual 2005 - Various Artists4
26201630Now That's What I Call Music 50 - Various1(8)
27200429Memories Are Made Of This - Various Artists1(3)
28200329The Best Christmas Album In The World … Ever! - Various Artists1(3)
29199729Moods - Various Artists1(3)
30201629Coast: Love The Love Songs - Various2
31201328Now That's What I Call Music 41 - Various1(12)
32200328Lady Sings The Blues - Various Artists1(9)
33200228Classical Chillout Album - Various Artists1(9)
34199727Hitbusters - Various Artists1(9)
35199727The Rhythm Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits Vols 1 - 16 - Various Artists1(6)
36201327Dies Irae: The #1 Choral Album - Various Artists1(2)
37201427101 Number Ones - Various2
38201527Pop For Tots - Various3
39201126Now That's What I Call Music 37 - Various1(17)
40201526Now That's What I Call Music 48 - Various1(17)
41200326Now That's What I Call Music 12 - Various Artists1(7)
42200126Lazy Sunday - Various Artists1(1)
43200026In Love With These Times - Various Artists1(1)
44200326Gatecrasher Discotech - Various Artists2
45200625Now That's What I Call Music 22 - Various Artists1(10)
46201525Ten Guitars: Heartland Vol. 3 - Various3
47200725MOS The Annual 2008 - Various Artists4
48201425The Very Best Of The Sound Vol. 1 - Various6

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Based on number of weeks charted, here is the Six60...erm...I mean the NZ Singles longevity chart showing all singles that charted 50 weeks or more from the RIANZ chart. Note the #14 position is actually by an English act.
Personally for me it shows how poorly the charts reflect local artists.

PlaceYearNo. WksTitle/ArtistPeak
12011174Don't Forget Your Roots - Six601(2)
22011168Only To Be - Six601(8)
32013165Royals - Lorde1(18)
42011142Forever - Six601(7)
52014124Freaks - Timmy Trumpet & Savage1(16)
62014112Special - Six601(2)
72014106Bridges - Broods1(3)
82012105So High - Six601(7)
9201595Purple - Six603
10201594White Lines - Six601(12)
11201392Team - Lorde1(7)
12201382Take It Easy - Stan Walker1(10)
13201379Tennis Court - Lorde1(4)
14201565Magnets - Disclosure feat. Lorde1(26)
15201462Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde1(3)
16201561Inside Out - Avalanche City1(6)
17201556Exhale - Six607
18201354Bones - Ginny Blackmore1(5)
19201553Mother's Eyes - Six602
20201452Holding You - Ginny Blackmore & Stan Walker1(12)
21201151Girl In Stilettos - Annah Mac1(8)

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Based on number of weeks charted, here is the NZ Albums longevity chart showing all albums that charted 50 weeks or more from the RIANZ chart.

PlaceYearNo. WksTitle/ArtistPeak
12011181Six60 - Six601(12)
22013143Sol3 Mio - Sol3 Mio1(24)
32013123Pure Heroine - Lorde1(14)
42014123We Rise - Devilskin1(4)
52013107Songs For Bubbas - Anika Moa4
62014101Evergreen - Broods1(8)
7201595Six60 (2) - Six601(16)
8201192Vows - Kimbra1(1)
9201390Blackbird - Fat Freddy's Drop1(4)
10201182The Meanest Hits - Shihad3
11201577Marlon Williams - Marlon Williams3
12201174Gravel And Wine - Gin Wigmore1(12)
13201367The Love Club EP - Lorde1(8)
14201562On Another Note - Sol3 Mio1(20)
15201560Blood To Bone - Gin Wigmore1(1)
16201560Bays - Fat Freddy's Drop1(1)
17201253Treble And Reverb - Aaradhna2
18201251One - Tomorrow People1(3)
It was a very poor year for kiwis in the singles chart which prompted me to look at the nationalities of the new entry singles this year. In my opinion this list shows where our culture is heading in New Zealand. Sorry, but I think it's pitiful that the charts don't reflect local content.

New EntriesNationality
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I agree it is very sad some quality tracks underneath the top 40 but they just don't get the streaming traction to hit the top 40. From sales alone, I would have expected to see a couple more from Broods, Maala, Brooke Fraser, The Naked & Famous and Aaradhna in the mix.
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Wow this thread is a great read! Thank you! Any chance of a top 40 Albums of 2016 based on weeks? I feel there would be alot of 2015 releases on there. But once again, fantastic thread!!
Thank you Rihannaxhe. I still have more to come including statistics, and 2016 celebrity deaths. I'll see if I can work out a top 40 for you. Incidentally you may be interested that of the 352 albums to chart in 2016, 108 only charted one week.
Here you go rihannaxhe. I made it a Top 50 Albums from 2016, based on number of weeks charted.

  Peak Total Weeks
121 - Adele1(38)214
2 +: Deluxe Edition - Ed Sheeran1(2)194
3In The Lonely Hour: Drowning Shadows Edition - Sam Smith1(8) 135
4X: Wembley Edition - Ed Sheeran1(13)131
5Sol3 Mio - Sol3 Mio1(16)106
6The Phantom Of The Opera - Original London Cast1(5)106
71989 - Taylor Swift1(6) 99
8Six60 (2) - Six601(3)95
9Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen1(15)89
10The Heist - Macklemore And Ryan Lewis1(1) 76
11Selected Works: 1972-1999 - The Eagles266
12Title: Special Edition - Meghan Trainor1(3) 65
13Appetite For Destruction - Guns N Roses1(1)63
1425 Years: The Chain Box Set - Fleetwood Mac1(2)62
15The Very Best Of 1980-2000 - UB40462
16Chaos And The Calm - James Bay661
17Hozier - Hozier360
18Greatest Hits - Guns N Roses1(5)58
19Purpose - Justin Bieber1(1) 58
2025 - Adele1(10) 57
2119 - Adele3(2)55
22Off The Wall: Michael's Journey DVD Edition - Michael Jackson255
23Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weeknd250
24Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots250
25Evergreen - Broods1(1)47
26Let's Dance - David Bowie1(8)45
27A Head Full Of Dreams: Tour Edition - Coldplay444
28ANTI - Rihanna544
29Best Of Bowie - David Bowie643
30Christmas: Deluxe Special Edition - Michael Bublé1(13)43
31Immortalized - Disturbed242
32Nine Track Mind - Charlie Puth242
33Purple Rain OST - Prince And The Revolution240
341(2015) - The Beatles1(7)38
35Delirium - Ellie Goulding438
36How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful - Florence + The Machine1(1) 37
37On Another Note - Sol3 Mio1(5) 37
38Nothing Has Changed: The Best Of David Bowie1(4) 34
39Views - Drake1(2) 34
40The Very Best Of: Remastered - Cilla Black1(5)31
41This Is Acting - Sia531
42To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar1(1) 31
43Flume - Flume1230
44Blood To Bone - Gin Wigmore1(1)28
45The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac528
46Sign 'O' The Times - Prince626
47The Essential - Leonard Cohen526
481000 Forms Of Fear - Sia425
49Bays - Fat Freddy's Drop1(1) 25
50Conscious - Broods1(4)25
Wow, impressive how there is only 1 2016 release in the Top 30 and that belongs to Rihanna.. which im clearly thrilled about. But also disappointing how there is only 5 2016 releases in this list, belonging to Rihanna' ANTI, Charlie Puth' Nine Track Mind, Drake' Views, Sia' This is Acting and Broods Conscious..
Yes, not a very impressive year for albums. Looks very much like a singles market at the mo and I can't see that changing this year.
Todays entry as my review for 2016 is with a sad note. We have lost so many talented people this year. Here is a small list showing some of them. If you would like the full article please email me at johnthetempest@gmail.com

Celebrity Deaths in 2016

Robert Colin Stigwood (January 4) Manager for Cream and Bee Gees, aged 81
Nicholas Caldwell (January 5) Member of The Whispers. aged 71
Kitty Kallen (January 7) Popular American singer (My Colouring Book, #7 in 1963, aged 94.
David Bowie (January 10) Well-known British singer, aged 69.
Pete Huttlinger (January 15) American guitarist for John Denver, Lee Anne Rimes, aged 54.
Gary Alexander Loizzo (January 16) American guitarist, singer, (American Breed) recording engineer, and record producer (REO Speedwagon, Styx, Bad Company), age 61.
Terence Dale "Buffin" Griffin (January 17) English drummer and founding member of 1970s rock band Mott the Hoople. Age 67.
Glenn Lewis Frey (January 18) American singer, songwriter, (The Eagles), age 67.
Alec Wishart (January 22) British-born New Zealand musician with Hogsnort Rupert and Dave and the Dynamos. Age 76.
James Stewart "Jimmy" Bain (January 23) Scottish musician, best known for playing bass guitar in the bands Rainbow and Dio. Age 59.
Signe Toly Anderson (January 28,) Founding members of Jefferson Airplane. Age 74.
Paul Lorin Kantner (January 28,) Founding members of Jefferson Airplane. Age 74.
Peter David Mills Robinson (January 28) New Zealand musician in The Tin Syndrome, age 58

Marcus Turner (February 2) singer-songwriter and folk musician from New Zealand. Age 59
Maurice White (February 3) He was the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Age 74.
Joe Dowell (February 4) American pop singer. Age 76.
Paul Gordon (February 18) member of New Radicals and the keyboardist for the B-52's from 2007 until his death in 2016. Age 52.
Lennie Baker (February 24) Member of Danny and the Juniors and Sha Na Na. Age 69.

Ross Hannaford (March 8) Member of Australian band Daddy Cool. Age 65.
Sir George Martin CBE (March 8) English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He was referred to as the "Fifth Beatle". Age 90.
Jon English (March 9) English-born Australian singer, songwriter, musician and actor. Age 66.
Gogi Grant(March 10) American popular singer. Age 91.
Andy Newman, (March 30) British pianist with Thunderclap Newman, Age 73.

Leon Haywood (April 5) American funk and soul singer, songwriter and record producer. Age 74.
Merle Haggard (April 6) was an American singer. Age 79.
Emile Ford (April 11) musician and singer. Age 79.
Lonnie Mack (April 21) American singer. Age 74.
Prince (April 21) American singer. Age 57
Bill Sevesi (April 24) The Kiwi music legend. Age 92.

Paul McDowell (May 2) Member of Temperance Seven. Age 84.
Peter Behrens (May 11) Member of Trio Age 68.
John Berry (May 19) Founding member of the Beastie Boys. Age 52.
Nicholas "Nick" Menza (May 21) Drummer best known for his work in Megadeth. Age 52.

David Cyril Eric Swarbrick (June 3) Member of Fairport Convention. Age 75.
Bobby Curtola, CM (June 4) Canadian rock and roll singer and teen idol. Age 73.
Scotty Moore (June 28) Member of Elvis Presley’s backing band. Age 84.

Karina Jensen (Around 18 July) Member of Cartoons.
Bobby Ramirez (July 18) Member of A Lighter Shade Of Brown. Age 46.

James Woolley (August 14) Member of Nine Inch Nails. Age 49.
Matt Roberts (August 20) Guitarist in 3 Doors Down. Age 38.

Toni Williams (October 1) New Zealand singer. Age 77.
Joan Marie Johnson, (October 3) American singer with The Dixie Cups. Age 72.
Caroline Crawley (October 4) Member of This Mortal Coil. Age 53.
Rod Temperton (September/October 2016). Member of Heatwave. Age 66.
Pete Burns (October 23). Member of Dead Or Alive. Age57.
Bobby Vee (October 24). American singer. Age 73.

Kay Starr (November 3) American singer. Age 94.
Eddie Harsch (November 4) Member of Black Crows. Age59.
Jimmy Young (7 November) English singer. Age 95.
Leonard Cohen (November 7) Canadian singer. Age 82.
Leon Russell (November 13) American musician and songwriter. Age 74.
Ray Columbus OBE (November 28) New Zealand singer and entertainer (Ray Columbus and the Invaders). Age 64.

Wayne Duncan, (December 4) Member of Daddy Cool. Age 72.
Greg Lake (December 7) Member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Age 69.
Jim Lowe (December 12) Had the hit single Green Door in 1957. Age 93.
Bunny Walters (December 14) New Zealand singer. Age 63.
Rick Parfitt, OBE (December 24) English musician, (Status Quo) Age 68.
George Michael (December 25) Age 53.
Carrie Frances Fisher (December 27) American actress, age 60.
Debbie Reynolds (December 28) American actress, singer, age 84
William Christopher (December 31, 2016) American actor (M*A*S*H), age84.

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Here are a list of some statistics from the singles chart:

Most Consecutive weeks at Number 1
Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M14 weeks1978
One Dance – Drake feat. WizKid and Kyla13 weeks2016
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston11 weeks1992
Brother - Smash Proof feat. Gin11 weeks2009
Rock Party Anthem – LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock11 weeks2011
Roar - Katy Perry11 weeks2013

Most Non Consecutive weeks at number one
Happy - Pharrell Williams15 weeks2013
Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M14 weeks1978
One Dance – Drake feat. WizKid and Kyla13 weeks2016

Most number ones for artist (RIANZ Chart)
Chart rules: A number one does not count if they are a featured artist. Duets and where the artist is the main billing only count.
Michael Jackson8
Mariah Carey7
Katy Perry7

Most weeks at number one for artist (All charts)
The Beatles31 weeks
Chris Brown31 weeks
Eminem29 weeks
Rihanna29 weeks
Michael Jackson27 weeks

Most weeks in chart for artist (RIANZ Chart)
Michael Jackson538
Mariah Carey428
Katy Perry353
Janet Jackson338
The Black Eyed Peas325

Most singles in the chart for artist (RIANZ Chart)
Michael Jackson44
Mariah Carey38
Elton John37
Janet Jackson 36

Biggest jump into number one slot (inside the Top 40)
Lips Of An Angel - HinderFrom 392007

Biggest drop from number one
Strong - One DirectionOut2013

Most weeks charted before reaching number one
18Lips Of An Angel - Hinder2007

Most kiwi songs to chart in a calander year
50 Songs1982

Least kiwi songs to chart in a calandar year
4 songs2016

Shortest song to hit the chart
Spider Pig - Hans Zimmer1 minute 4 seconds2007

Longest song to hit the chart.
All Around The World - Oasis9 minutes 38 seconds1998

Longest song to hit number one
We Are The World - USA For Africa6 minutes 22 seconds1985

Shortest song to hit number one
SPCA: A Very Silent Night - The Underdogs1 minutes 46 seconds2007

Most weeks charted in a calandar year for artist
Abba143 weeks1976

Most weeks charted this year for artist
The Chainsmokers94 weeks2016

Most weeks at #2 without going to #1
This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna82016

Most New Entries in a calendar year

Least New Entries in a calandar year

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Hi Tempest, I didn't realize that Joe Dowell, Emile Ford, Bobby Vee and Jim Lowe had all died last year, I'll send you an Email maybe in the next few weeks for more details.


Here are a list of some statistics from the albums chart:

Longest Consecutive run at Number 1
The Best Of Abba - Abba15 weeks1976

Longest Non Consecutive run at number one
21 - Adele38 weeks2011
Come On Over - Shania Twain23 weeks1999
Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits21 weeks1986

Most number ones for artist
Pink Floyd10

Most weeks at number one for artist
Adele48 weeks
U241 weeks

Most consecutive weeks in chart for album
21 - Adele253

Most weeks in chart for artist
Pink Floyd707
Elton John664
Rod Stewart657
Dire Straits601
Michael Jackson560
The Eagles510
Neil Diamond491
David Bowie473

Most albums for artist
Bob Dylan36
Elton John36
David Bowie36
Van Morrison35
The Beatles34
Neil Young34
Eric Clapton33
Elvis Presley31
Rod Stewart30
Rolling Stones28

Biggest jump into number one slot (excluding debut)
The Ultimate Experience - Jimi HendrixFrom 481993

Biggest jump into number one slot from inside the Top 40
Hot August Night - Neil DiamondFrom 401976

Biggest drop from number one
Christmas - Michael BubléTo out2014

Most new entries in the chart in one week

Most new entries in the Top 10 in one week
62 December 2001, 27 June 2011 & 31 October 2016

Most charted weeks to hit #1
Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd265

Most weeks in chart for soundtrack
Phantom Of The Opera106 weeks1997
Big Chill85 weeks1988
Grease81 weeks1999
Frozen70 weeks2014
Forest Gump62 weeks1998
Dirty Dancing50 weeks1992

Most number ones in a calander year
30In 1998 and 2002

Most weeks charted in a calander year for artist
Dire Straits127 weeks1986

Most weeks charted this year for artist
Adele89 weeks2016

Most albums in a calendar year for artist
The Beatles132009
David Bowie132016

Most consecutive debuts at top of charts

Most New Entries in a calendar year

Least New Entries in a calandar year

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Here are a list of some statistics from the compilations chart:

Longest Consecutive run at number one
Now That's What I Call Music 49201521
Now That's What I Call Music 34201018

Longest total run at number one
Now That's What I Call Music 40201221
Now That's What I Call Music 34201018

Most number ones in a calander year

Least number ones in a calander year

Longest consecutive run in chart
Natures Best: Our Top 3057 weeks

Biggest series of albums
Now That's What I Call Music*52
The Best … Album In The World32
The Rhythm25
Simply The Best…20
MOS: The Annual17
20 Solid Gold Hits14

Most weeks charted for series
Now That's What I Call Music*1127
The Rhythm309
The Best … Album In The World … Ever!305
MOS The Annual240
20 Solid Gold Hits177
Simply The Best …177

Most number ones for series
Now That's What I Call Music*52
The Rhythm18
20 Solid Gold Hits12

* Third series

Most New Entries in a calendar year

Least New Entries in a calandar year
191985 & 1988

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Here are a list of some statistics from the NZ Singles chart:

Longest Consecutive run at number one
Don't Worry Bout It - Kings24
Magnets - Disclosure feat. Lorde17

Longest total run at number one
Magnets - Disclosure feat. Lorde26
Don't Worry Bout It - Kings24
Royals - Lorde18

Most weeks charted for artist in a calandar year

Most New Entries in a calendar year

Least New Entries in a calandar year

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Here are a list of some statistics from the NZ Albums chart:

Longest Consecutive run at number one
Sol3 Mio - Sol3 Mio14
Gravel And Wine - Gin Wigmore12
On Another Note - Sol3 Mio11

Longest total run at number one
Sol3 Mio - Sol3 Mio36
Six60 (2) - Six6021
On Another Note - Sol3 Mio20
Gravel And Wine - Gin Wigmore12
Six60 - Six6012

Most weeks charted for artist in a calandar year
Sol3 Mio201681

Most New Entries in a calendar year
1172013 & 2015

Least New Entries in a calandar year

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Chart Beat - Year 2016 review

We had an incredible year across all major charts this year with all sorts of things going on.
For a start, the singles chart produced the lowest number of new entries the chart has ever seen. Down 20 from last year, there were only 124 songs new to the chart. Sadly that was reflected in the local content too with only 3 new kiwi songs entering the Top 40. All up, there were just four kiwi songs in the chart for the entire year. That’s a big drop from the good old days when we saw 50 kiwi singles in the chart back in 1982.
20 June 2016 saw another tweek to how the chart is tabulated making online steaming a major factor across all charts. This had been the case for a while but from this date it was the first time streaming was added to the albums charts. It also gave birth to new Heatseeker charts too (singles, albums, NZ singles and NZ albums). These charts reflect a percentage increase in sales and streaming, so the majority of the entries only stay one week and rarely enter the mainstream charts. A casualty of this was the death of the Compilations chart. This chart began as a mid-range chart in 1979, switching one year later to the compilations chart we know now. The death of this chart produced a major outcry from chart followers, the result being it bein reinstated before the week was out.
The album chart remains unstable with 21 albums only managing one week at the top. Sales are clearly down for the format with people preferring to buy or dtream just one song. Of the 352 new albums, 108 stayed in the chart only one week.
The singles chart, however, showed more stability with only ten chart toppers and an increasing list of entries staying over 30 weeks. Drake took One Dance to the top for 13 straight weeks, nearly breaking the record set by Boney M with Rivers Of Babylon in 1978. Back then, they stayed at the top for 14 straight weeks.
Sadly, 2016 was a big year for celebrity deaths. It all started when David Bowie passed away. His 25th album was released on 8 January, his 69th birthday, just two days before his death. As a result there was a surge in sales of his back calalogue. We also lost Glenn Frey from The Eagles, Prince, George Michael, and in New Zealand, Bunny Walters, Ray Columbus and Toni Williams.
What will happen in 2017 is anyones guess. It’s my hope that kiwi songs improve in the singles chart for a start. I guess time will tell.
John Tempest
The Official Annual Chart for 2016 is now out. Look up http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/?chart=4311 for details.

It's interesting to note Bob Marley is a #44 on the albums chart with Legend despite not charting with the album since 2014.

Also, the #17 entry Wandering Eye by Fat Freddy's Drop on the NZ Singles chart has never entered this chart, ever. It did peak at #5 in 2005 on the Singles chart but that was before the birth of the NZ Singles Chart.

But wait, there's more. The #15 entry on the NZ Albums chart Six60 but Six60 didn't chart last year. It did chart in 2015 though.

Interesting list!!!
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