List of number-one singles from the 1990s (New Zealand)

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The following lists the number one singles on the New Zealand Singles Chart during the 1990s. 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.org.nz.[1][2]

Key
The yellow background indicates the number-one song on New Zealand's End-of-Year Chart[nb 1]
New Zealand The New Zealand flag marks artists of New Zealand origin.[nb 2]

1990[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
7 January Margaret Urlich New Zealand "Escaping" 6 weeks (5 in 1989)
14 January The B-52's "Love Shack" 4 weeks
21 January
28 January
4 February
11 February John Grenell New Zealand "Welcome to My World" 3 weeks
18 February
25 February
4 March Milli Vanilli "All or Nothing" 1 week
11 March Sybil "Don't Make Me Over" 4 weeks
18 March
25 March
1 April
8 April Sinéad O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U" 5 weeks
15 April
22 April
29 April
6 May
13 May Jamie Morgan "Walk on the Wild Side" 2 weeks
20 May
27 May Madonna "Vogue" 4 weeks
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June Daddy Cool "Eagle Rock" 4 weeks
1 July
8 July
15 July
22 July MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This"/"Dancin' Machine" 6 weeks
29 July
5 August
12 August
19 August
26 August
2 September Mariah Carey "Vision of Love" 2 weeks
9 September
16 September Jon Bon Jovi "Blaze of Glory" 3 weeks
23 September
30 September
7 October INXS "Suicide Blonde" 3 weeks
14 October
21 October
28 October Ngaire New Zealand "To Sir with Love" 5 weeks
4 November
11 November
18 November
25 November
2 December Vanilla Ice "Ice Ice Baby" 8 weeks
9 December
16 December
23 December
30 December

1991[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
6 January Vanilla Ice "Ice Ice Baby" 8 weeks
13 January
20 January
27 January The Simpsons "Do the Bartman" 3 weeks
3 February Robert Palmer and UB40 "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" 1 week
10 February The Simpsons "Do the Bartman" 3 weeks
17 February
24 February The Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody" 7 weeks
3 March
10 March
17 March
24 March
31 March
7 April
14 April Push Push New Zealand "Trippin'" 6 weeks
21 April
28 April
5 May
12 May Steve Miller Band "The Joker" 1 week
19 May Push Push New Zealand "Trippin'" 6 weeks
26 May
2 June The Parker Project New Zealand "Tears on My Pillow" 1 week
9 June Father MC featuring Mary J. Blige "I'll Do 4 U" 3 weeks
16 June
23 June
30 June AC/DC "Are You Ready" 1 week
7 July Extreme "More Than Words" 2 weeks
14 July Color Me Badd "I Wanna Sex You Up" 2 weeks
21 July
28 July Extreme "More Than Words" 2 weeks
4 August Aaron Neville "Everybody Plays the Fool" 2 weeks
11 August
18 August Bryan Adams "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" 8 weeks
25 August
1 September
8 September
15 September
22 September
29 September
6 October
13 October Color Me Badd "All 4 Love" 1 week
20 October P.M. Dawn "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" 2 weeks
27 October
3 November U2 "The Fly" 3 weeks
10 November
17 November
24 November Michael Jackson "Black or White" 8 weeks
1 December
8 December
15 December
22 December
29 December

1992[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January Michael Jackson "Black or White" 8 weeks
12 January
19 January Right Said Fred "I'm Too Sexy" 1 week
26 January Guns N' Roses "Live and Let Die" 2 weeks
2 February
9 February Big Audio Dynamite II "Rush" 2 weeks
16 February
23 February Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" 1 week
1 March Michael Jackson "Remember the Time" 2 weeks
8 March
15 March The KLF featuring Tammy Wynette "Justified & Ancient (Stand by The JAMs)" 1 week
22 March Mr. Big "To Be with You" 5 weeks
29 March
5 April
12 April
19 April
26 April A Lighter Shade of Brown featuring Shiro and Huggy Boy "On a Sunday Afternoon" 2 weeks
3 May
10 May Eric Clapton "Tears in Heaven" 5 weeks
17 May
24 May
31 May
7 June
14 June Kris Kross "Jump" 2 weeks
21 June
28 June Riff "White Men Can't Jump" 3 weeks
5 July
12 July
19 July Mariah Carey featuring Trey Lorenz "I'll Be There" 5 weeks
26 July
2 August
9 August
16 August
23 August Hammond Gamble New Zealand "You Make the Whole World Smile" 3 weeks
30 August
6 September Billy Ray Cyrus "Achy Breaky Heart" 6 weeks
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October
18 October Boyz II Men "End of the Road" 7 weeks
25 October
1 November
8 November
15 November
22 November
29 November
6 December Charles & Eddie "Would I Lie to You?" 2 weeks
13 December
20 December Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" 14 weeks
27 December

1993[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
3 January Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" 14 weeks
10 January
17 January
24 January
31 January
7 February
14 February
21 February
28 February
7 March
14 March
21 March
28 March Boyz II Men "In the Still of the Nite (I'll Remember)" 2 weeks
4 April
11 April Michael Jackson "Give In to Me" 4 weeks
18 April
25 April
2 May
9 May Snow "Informer" 3 weeks
16 May
23 May
30 May Janet Jackson "That's the Way Love Goes" 2 weeks
6 June
13 June UB40 "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You" 11 weeks
20 June
27 June
4 July
11 July
18 July
25 July
1 August
8 August
15 August
22 August Hammond Gamble New Zealand "You Make the Whole World Smile" 3 weeks
29 August UB40 "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You" 11 weeks
5 September Green Jellÿ "Three Little Pigs" 2 weeks
12 September Billy Joel "The River of Dreams" 1 week
19 September Green Jellÿ "Three Little Pigs" 2 weeks
26 September Meat Loaf "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" 5 weeks
3 October
10 October
17 October
24 October
31 October Inner Circle "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" 4 weeks
7 November
14 November
21 November
28 November Bitty McLean "It Keeps Rainin' (Tears from My Eyes)" 7 weeks
5 December
12 December
19 December
26 December

1994[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
2 January Bitty McLean "It Keeps Rainin' (Tears from My Eyes)" 7 weeks
9 January
16 January Jimmy Cliff "I Can See Clearly Now" 6 weeks
23 January
30 January
6 February
13 February
20 February
27 February The Mutton Birds New Zealand "The Heater" 1 week
6 March 3 the Hard Way New Zealand "Hip Hop Holiday" 3 weeks
13 March
20 March
27 March DRS "Gangsta Lean" 3 weeks
3 April
10 April Mariah Carey "Without You" 1 week
17 April DRS "Gangsta Lean" 3 weeks
24 April Ace of Base "The Sign" 5 weeks
1 May
8 May
15 May
22 May Supergroove New Zealand "Can't Get Enough" 1 week
29 May Ace of Base "The Sign" 5 weeks
5 June Prince "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" 4 weeks
12 June
19 June
26 June
3 July Wet Wet Wet "Love Is All Around" 4 weeks
10 July All-4-One "I Swear" 6 weeks
17 July
24 July
31 July
7 August
14 August
21 August Wet Wet Wet "Love Is All Around" 4 weeks
28 August
4 September
11 September Boyz II Men "I'll Make Love to You" 4 weeks
18 September
25 September
2 October
9 October Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey "Endless Love" 5 weeks
16 October
23 October
30 October
6 November
13 November Pato Banton featuring Ali and Robin Campbell "Baby Come Back" 4 weeks
20 November
27 November
4 December
11 December Headless Chickens New Zealand "George" 4 weeks
18 December Ini Kamoze "Here Comes the Hotstepper" 5 weeks
25 December Headless Chickens New Zealand "George" 4 weeks

1995[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
1 January Headless Chickens New Zealand "George" 4 weeks
8 January
15 January Ini Kamoze "Here Comes the Hotstepper" 5 weeks
22 January
29 January
5 February
12 February Silverchair "Tomorrow" 3 weeks
19 February
26 February
5 March Rednex "Cotton Eye Joe" 6 weeks
12 March
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April
16 April Brownstone "If You Love Me" 5 weeks
23 April
30 April
7 May
14 May
21 May Janet Jackson "Whoops Now/What'll I Do" 1 week
28 May Rappin' 4-Tay "I'll Be Around" 3 weeks
4 June
11 June
18 June Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson "Scream" 4 weeks
25 June
2 July
9 July
16 July U2 "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" 1 week
23 July Portrait "How Deep Is Your Love" 3 weeks
30 July
6 August
13 August TLC "Waterfalls" 4 weeks
20 August
27 August
3 September
10 September Michael Jackson "You Are Not Alone" 3 weeks
17 September
24 September
1 October Shaggy "Boombastic" 2 weeks
8 October Mariah Carey "Fantasy" 2 weeks
15 October Shaggy "Boombastic" 2 weeks
22 October Mariah Carey "Fantasy" 2 weeks
29 October Coolio featuring L.V. "Gangsta's Paradise" 9 weeks
5 November
12 November
19 November
26 November
3 December
10 December
17 December
24 December Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men "One Sweet Day" 4 weeks
31 December

1996[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
7 January Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men "One Sweet Day" 4 weeks
14 January Coolio featuring L.V. "Gangsta's Paradise" 9 weeks
21 January Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men "One Sweet Day" 4 weeks
28 January OMC "How Bizarre" 3 weeks
4 February
11 February
18 February CDB "Let's Groove" 3 weeks
25 February
3 March
10 March Oasis "Wonderwall" 1 week
17 March Peter Andre featuring Bubbler Ranx "Mysterious Girl" 2 weeks
24 March
31 March L.A.D. "Ridin' Low" 2 weeks
7 April Peter Andre featuring Past to Present "Get Down on It" 1 week
14 April L.A.D. "Ridin' Low" 2 weeks
21 April CDB "Hey Girl (This Is Our Time)" 1 week
28 April 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre "California Love" 5 weeks
5 May
12 May
19 May
26 May
2 June Fugees "Killing Me Softly" 3 weeks
9 June
16 June
23 June Bone Thugs-n-Harmony "Tha Crossroads" 6 weeks
30 June
7 July
14 July
21 July
28 July
4 August DLT featuring Che Fu New Zealand "Chains" 5 weeks
11 August
18 August
25 August
1 September
8 September Keith Sweat "Twisted" 6 weeks
15 September
22 September
29 September
6 October
13 October
20 October Warren G featuring Adina Howard "What's Love Got to Do with It" 4 weeks
27 October
3 November
10 November Spice Girls "Wannabe" 1 week
17 November Warren G featuring Adina Howard "What's Love Got to Do with It" 4 weeks
24 November Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre and Queen Pen "No Diggity" 2 weeks
1 December
8 December Fugees "No Woman, No Cry" 2 weeks
15 December
22 December Mo Thugs "Thug Devotion" 4 weeks
29 December

1997[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January Mo Thugs "Thug Devotion" 4 weeks
12 January
19 January No Doubt "Don't Speak" 3 weeks
26 January
2 February R. Kelly "I Believe I Can Fly" 2 weeks
9 February No Doubt "Don't Speak" 3 weeks
16 February R. Kelly "I Believe I Can Fly" 2 weeks
23 February U2 "Discothèque" 1 week
2 March The Cardigans "Lovefool" 2 weeks
9 March
16 March Unique II "Break My Stride" 2 weeks
23 March MC Lyte featuring Missy Elliott "Cold Rock a Party" 2 weeks
30 March Unique II "Break My Stride" 2 weeks
6 April MC Lyte featuring Missy Elliott "Cold Rock a Party" 2 weeks
13 April Warren G "I Shot the Sheriff" 2 weeks
20 April
27 April Az Yet featuring Peter Cetera "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" 2 weeks
4 May
11 May Blackstreet "Don't Leave Me" 2 weeks
18 May
25 May Michael Jackson "Blood on the Dance Floor" 1 week
1 June Joose "If Tomorrow Never Comes" 2 weeks
8 June
15 June SWV featuring Missy Elliott "Can We" 1 week
22 June Hanson "MMMBop" 2 weeks
29 June
6 July Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 "I'll Be Missing You" 5 weeks
13 July
20 July
27 July
3 August
10 August Will Smith "Men in Black" 5 weeks
17 August
24 August
31 August
7 September
14 September Aqua "Barbie Girl" 2 weeks
21 September
28 September Chumbawamba "Tubthumping" 1 week
5 October Elton John "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" 6 weeks
12 October
19 October
26 October
2 November
9 November
16 November N-Trance featuring Rod Stewart "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" 3 weeks
23 November
30 November
7 December Backstreet Boys "As Long as You Love Me" 6 weeks
14 December
21 December
28 December

1998[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
4 January Backstreet Boys "As Long as You Love Me" 6 weeks
11 January
18 January All Saints "Never Ever" 5 weeks
25 January
1 February
8 February
15 February
22 February Pappa Bear featuring Van der Toorn "Cherish" 3 weeks
1 March
8 March
15 March Queen Pen featuring Eric Williams "All My Love" 4 weeks
22 March
29 March
5 April
12 April K-Ci & JoJo "All My Life" 4 weeks
19 April
26 April
3 May
10 May Run–D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins "It's Like That" 2 weeks
17 May
24 May Next "Too Close" 2 weeks
31 May
7 June Busta Rhymes "Turn It Up (Remix)/Fire It Up" 3 weeks
14 June
21 June
28 June B*Witched "C'est la Vie" 1 week
5 July Fred Dagg New Zealand "We Don't Know How Lucky We Are" 1 week
12 July Brandy and Monica "The Boy Is Mine" 2 weeks
19 July
26 July Bus Stop featuring Carl Douglas "Kung Fu Fighting" 2 weeks
2 August
9 August Deep Obsession New Zealand "Lost in Love" 2 weeks
16 August
23 August Spice Girls "Viva Forever" 2 weeks
30 August
6 September Pras Michel featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mýa "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" 4 weeks
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October Che Fu New Zealand "Without a Doubt"/"Machine Talk" 1 week
11 October Aaliyah "Are You That Somebody?" 1 week
18 October Boyzone "No Matter What" 6 weeks
25 October
1 November B*Witched "Rollercoaster" 1 week
8 November Boyzone "No Matter What" 6 weeks
15 November Five "Everybody Get Up" 1 week
22 November Boyzone "No Matter What" 6 weeks
29 November
6 December
13 December Jennifer Paige "Crush" 1 week
20 December Spice Girls "Goodbye" 3 weeks
27 December

1999[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
3 January Spice Girls "Goodbye" 3 weeks
10 January Cher "Believe" 1 week
17 January Blackstreet and Mýa featuring Mase and Blinky Blink "Take Me There" 3 weeks
24 January
31 January
7 February Brandy "Have You Ever?" 1 week
14 February Ardijah New Zealand "Silly Love Songs" 1 week
21 February Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" 4 weeks
28 February
7 March New Radicals "You Get What You Give" 1 week
14 March Lutricia McNeal "My Side of Town" 1 week
21 March Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" 4 weeks
28 March Steps "Heartbeat/Tragedy" 1 week
4 April Boyzone "I Love the Way You Love Me" 2 weeks
11 April
18 April Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" 4 weeks
25 April TLC "No Scrubs" 2 weeks
2 May Shania Twain "That Don't Impress Me Much" 1 week
9 May TLC "No Scrubs" 2 weeks
16 May TrueBliss New Zealand "Tonight" 2 weeks
23 May
30 May Geri Halliwell "Look at Me" 1 week
6 June Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way" 2 weeks
13 June
20 June Ricky Martin "Livin' la Vida Loca" 1 week
27 June Boyzone "You Needed Me" 2 weeks
4 July
11 July Deep Obsession New Zealand "Cold" 1 week
18 July Britney Spears "Sometimes" 1 week
25 July Westlife "Swear It Again" 1 week
1 August Jennifer Lopez "If You Had My Love" 1 week
8 August Vengaboys "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" 1 week
15 August Shania Twain "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" 1 week
22 August Five "If Ya Gettin' Down" 1 week
29 August Whitney Houston "My Love Is Your Love" 1 week
5 September Ronan Keating "When You Say Nothing at All" 1 week
12 September Lou Bega "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" 6 weeks
19 September
26 September
3 October Neil Finn New Zealand "Can You Hear Us" 1 week
10 October S Club 7 "Bring It All Back" 1 week
17 October Lou Bega "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" 6 weeks
24 October
31 October Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z "Heartbreaker" 1 week
7 November Lou Bega "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" 6 weeks
14 November Eiffel 65 "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" 1 week
21 November Deep Obsession New Zealand "One & Only" 2 weeks
28 November
5 December Bob Marley featuring Lauryn Hill "Turn Your Lights Down Low" 2 weeks
12 December Shaft "(Mucho Mambo) Sway" 1 week
19 December Bob Marley featuring Lauryn Hill "Turn Your Lights Down Low" 2 weeks
26 December S Club 7 "S Club Party" 5 weeks (4 in 2000)

Artists with the most number-one songs[edit]

Key

New Zealand – Artist of New Zealand origin[nb 2]
Artist Number-one
singles
Longest run Total weeks at
number one
Mariah Carey 7 "I'll Be There"/"Endless Love" (with Luther Vandross) (5 weeks each) 20
Michael Jackson 6 "Black or White" (8 weeks) 22
Boyz II Men 4 "End of the Road" (7 weeks) 17
Boyzone1 3 "No Matter What" (6 weeks) 10
Blackstreet 3 "Take Me There" (with Mýa featuring Mase and Blinky Blink) (3 weeks) 7
Spice Girls2 3 "Goodbye" (3 weeks) 6
Deep Obsession New Zealand 3 "Lost in Love"/"One & Only" (2 weeks each) 5
Janet Jackson 3 "Scream" (with Michael Jackson) (4 weeks) 5
U2 3 "The Fly" (3 weeks) 5

Excluded statistics

1 Boyzone's tally does not include Ronan Keating's solo single, "When You Say Nothing At All".
2 The Spice Girls' tally does not include Geri Halliwell's solo single, "Look At Me".
  • While some artists made appearances in other artists songs, these songs were not included in their groups tally. This includes, Robin and Ali Campbell featuring in Pato Banton's single, "Baby Come Back" as they were featured together, not as part of UB40.
*Some artists who had solo number-one singles (or was a featured artist in a number-one single) and who were also part of a group that had number-one single(s) have been classed as separate entries. This includes Che Fu, who had one solo number-one and featured in another number-one single, and Supergroove, who had one a number-one single prior to Che Fu leaving the group, as well as Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel, who both had a solo number one single, and the Fugees, which had two number-one singles prior to the release of their solo singles.

Most weeks at number one[edit]

Key

New Zealand – Artist of New Zealand origin[nb 2]
Title Artist Reached number one Weeks at
number one
"I Will Always Love You" Whitney Houston 20 December 1992 14
"(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You" UB40 13 June 1993 11
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" Bryan Adams 18 August 1991 8
"Gangsta's Paradise" Coolio featuring L.V. 29 October 1995 8
"Black or White" Michael Jackson 24 November 1991 8
"It Keeps Rainin' (Tears From My Eyes)" Bitty McLean 28 November 1993 7
"End of the Road" Boyz II Men 18 October 1992 7
"Unchained Melody" The Righteous Brothers 24 February 1991 7
"Ice Ice Baby" Vanilla Ice 9 December 1990 7
"I Swear" All-4-One 10 September 1994 6
"As Long as You Love Me" Backstreet Boys 7 December 1997 6
"Achy Breaky Heart" Billy Ray Cyrus 6 September 1992 6
"Tha Crossroads" Bone Thugs-n-Harmony 23 June 1996 6
"No Matter What" Boyzone 18 October 1998 6
"Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" Elton John 5 October 1997 6
"I Can See Clearly Now" Jimmy Cliff 16 January 1994 6
"Twisted" Keith Sweat 8 September 1996 6
"Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" Lou Bega 12 September 1999 6
"U Can't Touch This" MC Hammer 27 July 1990 6
"To Sir with Love" Ngaire New Zealand 28 October 1990 6
"Trippin'" Push Push New Zealand 14 April 1991 6
"Cotton Eye Joe" Rednex 5 March 1995 6
"California Love" 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre 28 April 1996 5
"The Sign" Ace of Base 24 April 1994 5
"Never Ever" All Saints 18 January 1998 5
"If You Love Me" Brownstone 16 April 1995 5
"Chains" DLT featuring Che Fu New Zealand 28 July 1996 5
"Tears in Heaven" Eric Clapton 10 May 1992 5
"Here Comes the Hotstepper" Ini Kamoze 18 December 1994 5
"Endless Love" Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey 9 October 1994 5
"I'll Be There" Mariah Carey featuring Trey Lorenz 19 July 1992 5
"I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" Meat Loaf 26 September 1993 5
"To Be with You" Mr. Big 22 March 1992 5
"I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 6 July 1997 5
"Nothing Compares 2 U" Sinéad O'Connor 8 April 1990 5
"Men in Black" Will Smith 10 August 1997 5

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official NZ Music Charts". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  2. ^ "charts.org.nz". Retrieved 2 April 2018.

See also[edit]