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NZ Music Month – The Ultimate Kiwi Music Spotify Playlist 2023

Did you know that May is NZ Music Month? The perfect opportunity to showcase great Kiwi music that we all know and love. Perfect for chilling at home, partying with friends, having a BBQ or enjoying a summer road trip around Spain! You can always count on heaps of Kiwi hits to get you pumped.

Who would be on your Kiwi Playlist?

Earlier this month Zoe asked the Kiwis about their favourite Kiwi songs, for NZ music month. Zoe was able to find out from six of us and Kent made our first Kiwis in Spain Spotify playlist. Including 50 songs for our 2023 Kiwis in Spain Music Month playlist. Over three hours of Kiwi music for you all to enjoy.

That’s a wrap on NZ Music Month!

The celebration of Kiwi music doesn’t end here though. Here is our ULTIMATE KIWI PLAYLIST featuring your favourite throwbacks, songs all Kiwis should, your unexpected favourites and many more!

You can find the playlist here

Favourite Kiwi Throwbacks

Favourite Kiwi Throwbacks

  • Dave Dobbyn – Slice of Heaven
  • Shihad – Home Again
  • Stellar (ft. Andy Lovegrove) – For a While
  • Dragon – April Sun in Cuba
  • Weta – Let it Go
  • Evermore – Running
  • The Swingers – Counting the Beat

Something you play when you’re homesick

  • SIX60 Kia mau ki tō ūkaipō
  • Hello Sailor – Blue Lady
  • The Muttonbirds – Dominion Road
  • Dave Dobbyn – Beside You
  • Broods – Four Walls
  • Crowded House – Weather with You
  • The Naked and Famous – Punching in a Dream

Songs that every Kiwi should know

  • Goodshirt – Fiji Baby
  • The Feelers – Venus
  • Pixie Williams – Blue Smoke
  • Wi Huata – Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi
  • Gin Wigmore – Black Sheep
  • OMC – How Bizarre
  • The Exponents – Why Does Love Do This To Me

Songs everyone in Spain should know

  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Wandering Eye
  • Chris Knox – Not Given Lightly
  • Lorde – Royals
  • Pātea Māori Club – Poi E
  • Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
  • Split Enz – Six Months in a Leaky Boat
  • Elemeno P – Verona

Best Rugby Songs

  • SIX60 – Don’t Give it Up
  • Th’ Dudes – Bliss
  • The Exponents – Victoria
  • Netherworld Dancing Toys – For Today
  • Split Enz – I See Red
  • Fur Patrol – Lydia
  • Che Fu – Fade Away

Best Party Songs

  • Southside of Bombay – What’s the time Mr Wolf
  • Concord Dawn – Raining Blood
  • Scribe (ft. Savage) – Not Many
  • Savage Swing
  • P Money (ft. David Dallas, Skills) – 3,2,1
  • Supergroove – Sitting Inside my Head
  • Hello Sailor – Gutter Black

Unexpected Favourites

  • Pop Mechanix – The Ritz
  • Red God – Beast Wars
  • The Mint Chicks – Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
  • Anika Moa – Stolen Hill
  • Atlas – Crawl
  • Che Fu – Misty Frequencies
  • Kimbra – Sally I Can See You
NZ Music Month FB post

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