Saturday, May 4, 2019

My 10 favourite New Zealand songs, give or take three

Grant Harding wrote an editorial in my excellent local paper, the Wairarapa Times-Age, on Thursday marking the start of New Zealand Music Month. His reminiscences about the songs that had left a lasting impression on him reminded me that in an idle moment long ago, I began compiling a list of my own 10 favourite New Zealand records. I got only as far as seven, but for what it’s worth, here they are:

■ Tears (The Crocodiles)
■ Have You Heard a Man Cry (Corben Simpson)
■ E Ipo (Prince Tui Teka)
■ Outlook For Thursday (DD Smash)
■ Glad I’m Not A Kennedy (Shona Laing)
■ Time Makes A Wine (Ardijah)
■ I Hope I Never (Split Enz)

One of these days I might get around to deciding on the other three.


pdm said...

Let me proffer some to make up the last 3 Karl:

Maori Battalian
Po Kare Kare Ana
The Kiwi Express
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu - actually the song does not include part of the middle and yes I can say it.
Shes a mod.
My Old Mans an All Black
Do the Blue Beat

Lindsay Mitchell said...

Asian Paradise- Sharon O'Neill
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Slice of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn etc
Carve You in Marble - Tim Finn
Yesterday was just the beginning of my life - Mark Williams
Take me to the April Sun - Dragon
Are you old enough? - Dragon
Hands on my heart - The Warratahs
Stuff and Nonsense - SplitEnz

I couldn't make ten with ease. But these spring to mind.

Teletext said...

Higher Trails - John Hanlon
Slipping Away - Max Merritt & the Meteors
Till We Kissed - Ray Columbus & the Invaders
Lovely Lady - John Hanlon
1905 - Shona Laing
Damn The Dam - John Hanlon
Royals - Lorde
My Old Man's an All Black - Howard Morrison Quartet
Slice of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn & Herbs
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House

MarkJ said...

The Eddie Vedder/ Tim Finn version of Stuff and Nonsense from 7 worlds collide will always stay with me - magic stuff.