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As we lead into this years NZ Music Month chart, here are a few random charts from the past for you. The NZ Charts were not running prior to 2011 but from the weekly Top 40 we can work out some details.
Here is the NZ Singles Chart from 14 August, 1988:

This WeekLast Week# WeeksTitle/Artist
1110Sweet Lovers - Holidaymakers
2NEW1Watching U - Ardijah
323Call Me - The Fan Club
4NEW1You Don't Need Me - Knightshade
5415Sensation - The Fan Club
6NEW1Pale Sun - Pop Mechanix
7NEW1Listen - Herbs

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Here's another chart. This one is from 22 September, 1985:

This WeekLast Week# WeeksTitle/Artist
143Destiny In Motion - Satellite Spies
218The Lost EP - The Chills
3NEW1Seven Years Not Wasted - Mockers
434Bewitched - Look Blue Go Purple
5212For Today - Netherworld Dancing Toys
662Diamonds On China - The Narcs
753Out In The Cold - Prince Tui Teka
8NEW1Fugitive For Love - Hello Sailor
This chart is from 25 September 1977:

This WeekLast Week# WeeksTitle/Artist
1110The One I Sing My Love Songs To - Toni Williams
233A House For Sale - Mark Williams
3NEW1My Mistake - Split Enz
424Gutter Black - Hello Sailor
Just for fun, here's one from 1968 when we had the NZ Listener chart:

This WeekLast Week# WeeksTitle/Artist
114Spinning Spinning Spinning - The Simple Image
235The River's Run Dry - Mr Lee Grant
327If I Only Had Time - John Rowles
4491941 - The Avengers
5NEW1Everybody's Girl - Larry's Rebels
Another year passes and it’s the same story as last year. A quick look at the biggest sellers from this years NZ Music Month shows 22 singles and 28 albums that charted in the two NZ Top 20 Charts. Of those singles only 12 appeared in the Singles Top 40 with only one new local single to chart this year. Over on the album chart there has been 10 new entries this year. Six60 are still the biggest act in the land. They list seven singles and three albums in this years list. The number one album is a surprise. The charity disc Offering whilst newcomer Bene has the top single.
Based on points from the NZ Singles Top 20, the NZ Albums Top 20 and the Compilations Top 10, here is this years list:

PlacePointsNo. WksTitle/ArtistPeak
18029Soaked - Bene1(18)
27581Woke Up Late - DRAX Project1(3)
37380Vibes - Six601(28)
46836Bright Blue Skies - Mitch James4
560336 Figures - Kings2
65984Don't Give It Up - Six601(19)
755187Don't Forget Your Roots - Six601(2)
84911Prefer - DRAX Project8
94762Drift Away - Sons Of Zion1(8)
104282Closer - Six601(7)
113783Rivers - Six603
123237Old News - Mitch James8
13322Evil Spider - Bene5
1430206Only To Be - Six601(8)
152724Ready Or Not - Church & AP6
161918Leave With Me - Sons Of Zion13
171810Karma - Robinson15
181850Toto - DRAX Project3
1994421 - Mitch James2
20881Rolling Stone - Six602
2111Treasure - Aldous Harding20
22152Nothing To Regret - Robinson1(1)

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1804Offering - Various1(4)
27279Six60 (EP) - Six601(58)
3684Designer - Aldous Harding2
468221Six60 (2) - Six601(21)
562194Six60 - Six601(2)
6574By Request - Will Martin2
75736Mitch James - Mitch James1(1)
85050Noon (EP) - DRAX Project2
943129Moana OST - Various1(18)
103896Melodrama - Lorde1(18)
113548Vantage Point - Sons Of Zion2
123278L.A.B. - L.A.B.5
132924Backyard Party - Dennis Marsh1(5)
142522L.A.B. II - L.A.B.3
15202Word Gets Around - Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders8
16191Sportsman Of The Year - Jan Hellriegel2
171315Don't Feed The Pop Monster - Broods1(1)
181049Legacy - Katchafire3
19103Glass Heart - Mel Parsons3
2091Red Earth - Kendall Elise12
2191The Long Way Home - Graeme James12
22864Make Way For Love - Marlon Williams1(1)
2384Perfect Disaster - Sophie Mashlan16
2469LOV3 And 3GO - Kings6
2551The Human Instinct / The Four Fours 1963-1968 - The Human Instinct16
2644Shift Left: Remastered - Nathan Haines5
2721Anything Goes - Sonic Delusion19
2811Bolder Than The Enemy - Satellite20
13128Ten Guitars: Homegrown Heroes Vol 2 - Various2

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