Songs of Westside

The first season of Westside continued a grand tradition, one that began on parent show Outrageous Fortune: laying classic Kiwi tunes, where appropriate, into the mix. Later seasons of the crime and family prequel have offered more Kiwi gold. From Mr Lee Grant in a flashback to the 60s, to Split Enz and Hello Sailor, this collection shines the spotlight on an impressive parade of Kiwi songs — in order of their first appearance on the show. 

Watch Your Back

Hello Sailor, Music Video, 1977

Yesterday was Just the Beginning of My Life

Mark Williams, Music Video, 1981

Join Together - performed by Steve Allen

Television, 1985 (Excerpts)

Rust in My Car

Citizen Band, Music Video, 1979

Lovely Lady

John Hanlon, Music Video, 1974

Pretty Girl

Hogsnort Rupert, Music Video, 1970

Gutter Black

Hello Sailor, Music Video, 1977

I Need Your Love

Golden Harvest, Music Video, 1977

Dance All Around the World

Blerta, Music Video, 1971

Are You Old Enough

Dragon, Music Video, 1978

Blue Lady

Hello Sailor, Music Video, 1978

Jezebel

Jon Stevens, Music Video, 1979

Be Mine Tonight

Th' Dudes, Music Video, 1979

Bliss

Th' Dudes, Music Video, 1980

Computer Games

Mi-Sex, Music Video, 1979

Tears

The Crocodiles, Music Video, 1980

Thru the Southern Moonlight

Rockinghorse, Music Video, 1974

Doctor I Like Your Medicine

Coup D'Etat, Music Video, 1980

Auckland Tonight

The Androidss, Music Video, 1981

Asian Paradise

Sharon O'Neill, Music Video, 1980

Out on the Street

Space Waltz, Music Video, 1974

Virginia

Dave McArtney and The Pink Flamingos, Music Video, 1980

Azania

Herbs, Music Video, 1981

Don't You Know Yockomo / Do the Blue Beat - performed by Dinah Lee

Television, 1985 (Excerpts)

Tally Ho!

The Clean, Music Video, 1981

Lyin' in the Sand

Hello Sailor, Music Video, 1978

Dragons and Demons

Herbs, Music Video, 1981

That Look in Your Eyes

Th' Dudes, Music Video, 1979

Anything Could Happen

The Clean, Music Video, 1981

Kaleidoscope World

The Chills, Music Video, 1982

Billy Bold

Graham Brazier, Music Video, 1981

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

Blam Blam Blam, Music Video, 1981

One Step Ahead

Split Enz, Music Video, 1980

See Me Go

The Screaming Meemees, Music Video, 1981

One Good Reason

The Swingers, Music Video, 1979

Riot Squad

The Newmatics, Music Video, 1981

There is No Depression in New Zealand

Blam Blam Blam, Music Video, 1981

Beatnik

The Clean, Music Video, 1982

Heart and Soul

The Narcs, Music Video, 1984

Thanks to You

Mr Lee Grant, Music Video, 1967

Tumblin' Down

Maria Dallas, Music Video, 1967

I Hope I Never

Split Enz, Music Video, 1980

French Letter '95

Herbs, Music Video, 1995

Getting Older

The Clean, Music Video, 1982

Blue Day

Mi-Sex, Music Video, 1984

I See Red

Split Enz, Music Video, 1979

Jumping Out a Window

Pop Mechanix, Music Video, 1981

Rain

Dragon, Music Video, 1983

Sierra Leone

Coconut Rough, Music Video, 1983

Still in Love With You

Dragon, Music Video, 1978

Sailing Away

All of Us, Music Video, 1986

Destiny in Motion

Satellite Spies, Music Video, 1985

Sensitive to a Smile

Herbs, Music Video, 1987

Out for the Count

Knightshade, Music Video, 1987

Room that Echoes

Peking Man, Music Video, 1985

Pulsing

The Body Electric, Music Video, 1982

The Physical You

Knightshade, Music Video, 1987

Time Makes a Wine

Ardijah, Music Video, 1988

Nobody Else

Tex Pistol and Rikki Morris, Music Video, 1988

The Brain that Wouldn't Die

Tall Dwarfs, Music Video, 1984

I Love My Leather Jacket

The Chills, Music Video, 1986

Don't Dream It's Over

Crowded House, Music Video, 1986