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

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This is the Recorded Music NZ (known as RIANZ during this decade) list of number-one singles in New Zealand during the 1990s decade, starting from 14 January 1990.

Chart[edit]

Key
 *  – Number-one single of the year[nb 1]
 †  – Song of New Zealand origin[nb 2]
 ‡  – Number-one single of the year, of New Zealand origin
Artist Title Weeks at
number-one
[nb 3]
Reached
number-one
Reference
B-52's, TheThe B-52's "Love Shack" 4 14 January 1990
Grenell, JohnJohn Grenell "Welcome to Our World" † 3 11 February 1990
Milli Vanilli "All or Nothing" 1 4 March 1990
Sybil "Don't Make Me Over" 4 11 March 1990
O'Connor, SinéadSinéad O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U" 5 8 April 1990
Morgan, JamieJamie Morgan "Walk on the Wild Side" 2 13 May 1990
Madonna "Vogue" 4 27 May 1990
Daddy Cool "Eagle Rock" 4 24 June 1990
MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This/Dancin' Machine"* 6 22 July 1990 [1]
Carey, MariahMariah Carey "Vision of Love" 2 2 September 1990
Bon Jovi, JonJon Bon Jovi "Blaze of Glory" 3 16 September 1990
INXS "Suicide Blonde" 3 7 October 1990
Ngaire "To Sir, with Love" † 5 28 October 1990
Vanilla Ice "Ice Ice Baby" 8 2 December 1990
Artist Title Weeks at
number-one
[nb 3]
Reached
number-one
Reference
Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons "Do The Bartman" 1 27 January 1991
UB40 featuring Robert Palmer "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" 1 3 February 1991
Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons "Do The Bartman" 2 10 February 1991
The Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody" 7 24 February 1991
Push Push "Trippin'"† 4 14 April 1991
Steve Miller Band "The Joker" 1 12 May 1991
Push Push "Trippin'" † 2 19 May 1991
Parker Project, TheThe Parker Project "Tears on My Pillow" † 1 2 June 1991
Father MC "I'll Do 4 U" 3 9 June 1991
AC/DC "Are You Ready?" 1 30 June 1991
Extreme "More Than Words" 1 7 July 1991
Color Me Badd "I Wanna Sex You Up" 2 14 July 1991
Extreme "More Than Words" 1 28 July 1991
Neville, AaronAaron Neville "Everybody Plays the Fool" 2 4 August 1991
Bryan Adams "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"* 8 18 August 1991 [2]
Color Me Badd "All 4 Love" 1 13 October 1991
PM Dawn "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" 2 20 October 1991
U2 "The Fly" 3 3 November 1991
Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson "Black or White" 8 24 November 1991
Artist Title Weeks at
number-one
[nb 3]
Reached
number-one
Reference
Right Said Fred "I'm Too Sexy" 1 19 January 1992
Guns N' Roses "Live and Let Die" 2 26 January 1992
Big Audio Dynamite II "Rush" 2 9 February 1992
Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" 1 23 February 1992
Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson "Remember the Time" 2 1 March 1992
KLF featuring Tammy Wynette "Justified and Ancient" 1 15 March 1992
Mr. Big "To Be with You" 5 22 March 1992
Lighter Shade of Brown, AA Lighter Shade of Brown "On a Sunday Afternoon" 2 26 April 1992
Clapton, EricEric Clapton "Tears in Heaven" 5 10 May 1992
Kris Kross "Jump" 2 14 June 1992
Riff "White Men Can't Jump" 3 28 June 1992
Carey, MariahMariah Carey featuring Trey Lorenz "I'll Be There" 5 19 July 1992
Gamble, HammondHammond Gamble "You Make the Whole World Smile" † 2 11 August 1992
Cyrus, Billy RayBilly Ray Cyrus "Achy Breaky Heart"* 6 6 September 1992 [3]
Boyz II Men "End of the Road" 7 18 October 1992
Charles & Eddie "Would I Lie to You?" 2 6 December 1992
Houston, WhitneyWhitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" 14 20 December 1992
Artist Title Weeks at
number-one
[nb 3]
Reached
number-one
Reference
Boyz II Men "In the Still of the Nite (I'll Remember)" 2 28 March 1993
Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson "Give In To Me" 4 11 April 1993
Snow "Informer" 3 9 May 1993
Jackson, JanetJanet Jackson "That's the Way Love Goes" 2 30 May 1993
UB40 "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You"* 10 13 June 1993 [4]
Gamble, HammondHammond Gamble "You Make the Whole World Smile" † 1 22 August 1993
UB40 "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You"* 1 29 August 1993 [5]
Green Jellÿ "Three Little Pigs" 1 5 September 1993
Joel, BillyBilly Joel "The River of Dreams" 1 12 September 1993
Green Jellÿ "Three Little Pigs" 1 19 September 1993
Meat Loaf "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" 5 26 September 1993
Inner Circle "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" 4 31 October 1993
McLean, BittyBitty McLean "It Keeps Rainin' (Tears From My Eyes)" 7 28 November 1993
Artist Title Weeks at
number-one
[nb 3]
Reached
number-one
Reference
Cliff, JimmyJimmy Cliff "I Can See Clearly Now" 6 16 January 1994
Mutton Birds, TheThe Mutton Birds "Heater" † 1 27 February 1994
3 The Hard Way "Hip Hop Holiday" † 3 6 March 1994
DRS "Gangsta Lean" 2 27 March 1994
Carey, MariahMariah Carey "Without You" 1 14 April 1994
DRS "Gangsta Lean" 1 17 April 1994
Ace of Base "The Sign" 4 24 April 1994
Supergroove "Can't Get Enough" 1 22 May 1994
Ace of Base "The Sign" 1 29 May 1994
(Prince) "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" 4 5 June 1994
Wet Wet Wet "Love Is All Around"* 1 3 July 1994 [6]
All-4-One "I Swear" 6 10 September 1994
Wet Wet Wet "Love Is All Around"* 3 21 August 1994 [7]
Boyz II Men "I'll Make Love To You" 4 11 September 1994
Vandross, LutherLuther Vandross & Mariah Carey "Endless Love" 5 9 October 1994
Banton, PatoPato Banton featuring Robin & Ali Campbell "Baby Come Back" 4 13 November 1994
Headless Chickens "George" † 1 11 December 1994
Kamoze, IniIni Kamoze "Here Comes the Hotstepper" 1 18 December 1994
Headless Chickens "George" † 3 25 December 1994
Artist Title Weeks at
number-one
[nb 3]
Reached
number-one
Reference
Kamoze, IniIni Kamoze "Here Comes the Hotstepper" 5 15 January 1995
Silverchair "Tomorrow" 3 12 February 1995
Rednex "Cotton Eye Joe" 6 5 March 1995
Brownstone "If You Love Me" 5 16 April 1995
Jackson, JanetJanet Jackson "Whoops Now" 1 21 May 1995
Rappin' 4-Tay "I'll Be Around" 3 28 May 1995
Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson & Janet Jackson "Scream" 4 18 June 1995
U2 "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" 1 16 July 1995
Portrait "How Deep Is Your Love" 3 23 July 1995
TLC "Waterfalls" 4 13 August 1995
Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson "You Are Not Alone" 3 10 September 1995
Shaggy "Boombastic" 1 1 October 1995
Carey, MariahMariah Carey "Fantasy" 1 8 October 1995
Shaggy "Boombastic" 1 15 October 1995
Carey, MariahMariah Carey "Fantasy" 1 22 October 1995
Coolio featuring LV "Gangsta's Paradise"* 8 29 October 1995 [8]
Carey, MariahMariah Carey & Boyz II Men "One Sweet Day" 4 24 December 1995
Artist Title Weeks at
number-one
[nb 3]
Reached
number-one
Reference
OMC "How Bizarre" † 3 28 January 1996
CDB "Let's Groove" 3 18 February 1996
Oasis "Wonderwall" 1 18 March 1996
Andre, PeterPeter Andre featuring Bubbler Ranx "Mysterious Girl" 2 17 March 1996
L.A.D. "Ridin' Low" 1 31 March 1996
Andre, PeterPeter Andre featuring Past to Present "Get Down On It" 1 7 April 1996
L.A.D. "Ridin' Low" 1 14 April 1996
CDB "Hey Girl" 1 21 April 1996
2Pac featuring Dr. Dre "California Love" 5 28 April 1996
Fugees "Killing Me Softly" 3 2 June 1996
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony "Tha Crossroads"* 6 23 June 1996 [9]
DLT featuring Che Fu "Chains" † 5 28 July 1996
Sweat, KeithKeith Sweat "Twisted" 6 8 September 1996
G, WarrenWarren G featuring Adina Howard "What's Love Got to Do with It" 3 20 October 1996
Spice Girls "Wannabe" 1 10 November 1996
G, WarrenWarren G featuring Adina Howard "What's Love Got to Do with It" 1 17 November 1996
Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre & Queen Pen "No Diggity" 2 24 November 1996
Fugees "No Woman, No Cry" 2 8 December 1996
Mo Thugs "Thug Devotion" 4 22 December 1996
Artist Title Weeks at
number-one
[nb 3]
Reached
number-one
Reference
No Doubt "Don't Speak" 2 19 January 1997
Kelly, R.R. Kelly "I Believe I Can Fly" 1 2 February 1997
No Doubt "Don't Speak" 1 9 February 1997
Kelly, R.R. Kelly "I Believe I Can Fly" 1 16 February 1997
U2 "Discothèque" 1 22 February 1997
Cardigans, TheThe Cardigans "Lovefool" 2 2 March 1997
Unique II "Break My Stride" 1 16 March 1997
MC Lyte "Cold Rock a Party" 1 23 March 1997
Unique II "Break My Stride" 1 30 March 1997
MC Lyte "Cold Rock a Party" 1 6 April 1997
G, WarrenWarren G "I Shot The Sheriff" 2 13 April 1997
Az Yet featuring Peter Cetera "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" 2 27 April 1997
Blackstreet "Don't Leave Me" 2 11 May 1997
Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson "Blood on the Dance Floor" 1 25 May 1997
Joose "If Tomorrow Never Comes" 2 1 June 1997
SWV "Can We?" 1 15 June 1997
Hanson "MMMBop" 2 22 June 1997
Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112 "I'll Be Missing You" 5 6 July 1997
Smith, WillWill Smith "Men In Black" 5 10 August 1997
Aqua "Barbie Girl" 2 14 September 1997
Chumbawamba "Tubthumping" 1 28 September 1997
John, EltonElton John "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997"* 6 5 October 1997 [10]
N-Trance featuring Rod Stewart "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" 3 16 November 1997
Backstreet Boys "As Long as You Love Me" 6 7 December 1997
Artist Title Weeks at
number-one
[nb 3]
Reached
number-one
Reference
All Saints "Never Ever" 5 18 January 1998
Pappa Bear "Cherish" 3 22 February 1998
Queen Pen "All My Love" 4 15 March 1998
K-Ci & JoJo "All My Life" 4 12 April 1998
Run-D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins "It's Like That" 2 10 May 1998
Next "Too Close" 2 24 May 1998
Busta Rhymes "Turn It Up (Remix)/Fire It Up" 3 7 June 1998
B*Witched "C'est la Vie" 1 28 June 1998
Fred Dagg "We Don't Know How Lucky We Are" † 1 5 July 1998
Brandy & Monica "The Boy Is Mine" 2 12 July 1998
Bus Stop "Kung Fu Fighting" 2 26 July 1996
Deep Obsession "Lost in Love" † 2 9 August 1998
Spice Girls "Viva Forever" 2 23 August 1998
Michel, PrasPras Michel featuring Mýa & Ol' Dirty Bastard "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" 4 6 September 1998
Che Fu "Without a Doubt"/"Machine Talk" † 1 4 October 1998
Aaliyah "Are You That Somebody?" 1 11 October 1998
Boyzone "No Matter What"* 2 18 October 1998 [11]
B*Witched "Rollercoaster" 1 1 November 1998
Boyzone "No Matter What"* 1 8 November 1998 [12]
Five "Everybody Get Up" 1 15 November 1998
Boyzone "No Matter What"* 3 22 November 1998 [13]
Paige, JenniferJennifer Paige "Crush" 1 13 December 1998
Spice Girls "Goodbye" 3 20 December 1998
Artist Title Weeks at
number-one
[nb 3]
Reached
number-one
Reference
Cher "Believe" 1 10 January 1999
Blackstreet & Mýa featuring Blinky Blink & Ma$e "Take Me There" 3 17 January 1999
Brandy "Have You Ever" 1 7 February 1999
Ardijah "Silly Love Songs"† 1 14 February 1999
Spears, BritneyBritney Spears "...Baby One More Time" 2 21 February 1999
New Radicals "You Get What You Give" 1 7 March 1999
McNeal, LutriciaLutricia McNeal "My Side Of Town" 1 14 March 1999
Spears, BritneyBritney Spears "...Baby One More Time" 1 21 March 1999
Steps "Tragedy" 1 28 March 1999
Boyzone "I Love the Way You Love Me" 2 4 April 1999
Spears, BritneyBritney Spears "...Baby One More Time" 1 18 April 1999
TLC "No Scrubs" 1 25 April 1999
Twain, ShaniaShania Twain "That Don't Impress Me Much" 1 2 May 1999
TLC "No Scrubs" 1 9 May 1999
True Bliss "Tonight"† 2 16 May 1999
Halliwell, GeriGeri Halliwell "Look at Me" 1 30 May 1999
Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way" 2 6 June 1999
Martin, RickyRicky Martin "Livin La Vida Loca" 1 20 June 1999
Boyzone "You Needed Me" 2 27 June 1999
Deep Obsession "Cold"† 1 11 July 1999
Spears, BritneyBritney Spears "Sometimes" 1 18 July 1999
Westlife "Swear It Again" 1 25 July 1999
Lopez, JenniferJennifer Lopez "If You Had My Love" 1 1 August 1999
Vengaboys "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" 1 8 August 1999
Twain, ShaniaShania Twain "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" 1 15 August 1999
Five "If Ya Gettin' Down" 1 22 August 1999
Houston, WhitneyWhitney Houston "My Love Is Your Love" 1 29 August 1999
Keating, RonanRonan Keating "When You Say Nothing at All" 1 5 September 1999
Bega, LouLou Bega "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)"* 3 12 September 1999 [14]
Neil Finn "Can You Hear Us"† 1 3 October 1999
S Club 7 "Bring It All Back" 1 10 October 1999
Bega, LouLou Bega "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)"* 2 17 October 1999 [15]
Carey, MariahMariah Carey featuring Jay-Z "Heartbreaker" 1 31 October 1999
Bega, LouLou Bega "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)"* 1 7 November 1999 [16]
Eiffel 65 "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" 1 14 November 1999
Deep Obsession "One & Only"† 2 21 November 1999
Hill, LaurynLauryn Hill & Bob Marley & the Wailers "Turn Your Lights Down Low" 1 5 December 1999
Shaft "(Mucho Mambo) Sway" 1 12 December 1999
Hill, LaurynLauryn Hill & Bob Marley & the Wailers "Turn Your Lights Down Low" 1 19 December 1999
S Club 7 "S Club Party" 1 26 December 1999

By artist[edit]

Key
 †  – Song of New Zealand origin[nb 2]
Artist Number-one
singles
Longest run Total weeks at
number one
Carey, MariahMariah Carey 7 "I’ll Be There"/ "Endless Love" with Luther Vandross (5 weeks each) 20
Jackson, MichaelMichael 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 Mya feat. Blinky Blink & Ma$e (3 weeks) 7
Spice Girls2 3 "Goodbye" (3 weeks) 6
Deep Obsession 3 "Lost in Love" †/"One & Only"† (2 weeks each) 5
Jackson, JanetJanet 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 & 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 #1 singles (or was a featured artist in a #1 single) and who were also part of a group that had #1 single/s have been classed as separate entities. This includes Che Fu, who had one solo #1 and featured in another #1 single, and Supergroove, who had one a #1 single prior to Che Fu leaving the group, as well as Lauryn Hill & Pras Michel,who both had a solo number one single, and the Fugees, which had two #1 singles prior to the release of their solo singles.

By song[edit]

Key
 †  – Song of New Zealand origin[nb 2]
Title Artist Reached number one Weeks at
number one
"I Will Always Love You" Houston, WhitneyWhitney 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" Adams, BryanBryan Adams 18 August 1991 8
"Gangsta's Paradise" Coolio featuring L.V. 29 October 1995 8
"Black Or White" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson 24 November 1991 8
" It Keeps Rainin' (Tears From My Eyes)" McLean, BittyBitty 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" Cyrus, Billy RayBilly Ray Cyrus 6 September 1992 6
"Tha Crossroads" Bone Thugs-n-Harmony 23 June 1996 6
"No Matter What" Boyzone 18 October 1998 6
"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997" John, EltonElton John 5 October 1997 6
"I Can See Clearly Now" Cliff, JimmyJimmy Cliff 16 January 1994 6
"Twisted" Sweat, KeithKeith Sweat 8 September 1996 6
"Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" Bega, LouLou Bega 12 September 1999 6
"U Can't Touch This/Dancin' Machine" MC Hammer 27 July 1990 6
"To Sir, with Love" † Ngaire 28 October 1990 6
"Trippin'" † Push Push 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 28 July 1996 5
"Tears in Heaven" Clapton, EricEric Clapton 10 May 1992 5
"Here Comes the Hotstepper" Kamoze, IniIni Kamoze 18 December 1994 5
"Endless Love" Vandross, LutherLuther Vandross & Mariah Carey 9 October 1994 5
"I'll Be There" Carey, MariahMariah 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 & Faith Evans featuring 112 6 July 1997 5
"Nothing Compares 2 U" O’Connor, SinéadSinéad O’Connor 8 April 1990 5
"Men In Black" Smith, WillWill Smith 10 August 1997 5

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Annual charts are sourced from the Charts.org.nz website:
  2. ^ a b c Whether or not a song is of New Zealand origin is determined by the RIANZ
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The date given is the day when the chart was published. The reporting period is from the preceding week, which is Monday to Sunday. Therefore, the date given is the day after the reporting period ended.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Charts: End Of Year Chart 1991". Recorded Music New Zealand. 31 December 1991. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Charts: End Of Year Chart 1992". Recorded Music New Zealand. 31 December 1992. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Charts: End Of Year Chart 1993". Recorded Music New Zealand. 31 December 1993. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
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  6. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Charts: End Of Year Chart 1994". Recorded Music New Zealand. 31 December 1994. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
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  8. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Charts: End Of Year Chart 1995". Recorded Music New Zealand. 31 December 1995. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Charts: End Of Year Chart 1996". Recorded Music New Zealand. 31 December 1996. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Charts: End Of Year Chart 1997". Recorded Music New Zealand. 31 December 1997. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
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  13. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Charts: End Of Year Chart 1998". Recorded Music New Zealand. 31 December 1998. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Charts: End Of Year Chart 1999". Recorded Music New Zealand. 31 December 1999. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
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