Number One Hits: 1990 - 1999

From John Grenell’s ‘Welcome to Our World’ at the start of the decade, to ‘Tonight’ by pop stars TrueBliss at the end, the 1990s saw television influencing the charts. New Zealand had its own music channels, and local acts got plenty of airtime. Hip-hop emerged; 1994 saw the first local hip-hop number one with 3 the Hard Way's ‘Hip Hop Holiday’(a feat they'd repeat in 2003), DLT and Che Fu’s ‘Chains’ spent five weeks at the top in 1996. Rock and dance also made a mark. After spending just three weeks at number one in NZ, OMC’s earworm ‘How Bizarre’ became a monster hit worldwide.