Kiwi Love Songs

NZ On Screen has selected this collection of 30 Kiwi love songs, which spans 50 years of music. The list ranges widely — from an early Loxene Golden Disc winner for Ray Columbus and the Invaders, to Dragon in the 70s, and in the 80s, everyone from Blam Blam Blam to Prince Tui Teka. Entries from later decades include Tiki Taane and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. That's not even the half of it: along the way, check out a trio of classics whose take on romance is positively oceanic: 'Anchor Me', 'Sway' and 'Not Given Lightly'. 

Anchor Me

The Mutton Birds, Music Video, 1994

Not Given Lightly

Chris Knox, Music Video, 1989

John Rowles - 'Cheryl Moana Marie'

Television, 1976 (Excerpts)

Message to My Girl

Split Enz, Music Video, 1984


Bic Runga, Music Video, 1997

Pokarekare Ana - A Māori Love Song

Television, 2002 (Full Length)

Always on My Mind

Tiki Taane, Music Video, 2008

Through the Eyes of Love

Television, 1998 (Excerpts)

Why Does Love Do this to Me?

The Exponents / The Dance Exponents, Music Video, 1991

E Ipo

Prince Tui Teka, Music Video, 1983

I Need Your Love

Golden Harvest, Music Video, 1977

Still in Love With You

Dragon, Music Video, 1978

Love Love Love

Avalanche City, Music Video, 2011

'Till We Kissed

Ray Columbus and The Invaders, Music Video, 1965

Something in the Water

Brooke Fraser, Music Video, 2010


Goodshirt, Music Video, 2002

Don't Fight it Marsha, It's Bigger Than Both of Us

Blam Blam Blam, Music Video, 1981

Like Water

Ladi6, Music Video, 2011

One Day

Opshop, Music Video, 2007


Shona Laing, Music Video, 1972


Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Music Video, 2015

Nobody Else

Tex Pistol and Rikki Morris, Music Video, 1988

I Got You

Split Enz, Music Video, 1980


Voom, Music Video, 1994

I'll Say Goodbye (Even Though I'm Blue)

The Exponents / The Dance Exponents, Music Video, 1983

Falling in Love Again

Anika Moa, Music Video, 2002

Don't Dream It's Over

Crowded House, Music Video, 1986

Mercy of Love

Shona Laing, Music Video, 1992

Don't Let Love Go

Jon Stevens and Sharon O'Neill , Music Video, 1980

Land of Plenty

OMC, Music Video, 1996