4 Aug 2020

Kiwis on the Billboard Hot 100

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:20 pm on 4 August 2020

Kimbra Photo: John-Michael Fulton

Dozens of kiwis have landed on the Billboard Hot 100, the industry standard chart that ranks the best performing songs in the United States.

From Christchurch-born soprano Frances Alda, who had six Top 10 hits in the US in the 1910s, though to Benee's massive 2020 single ‘Supalonely’, Audioculture's Gareth Shute has written a two-part story outlining kiwi's chart success in the States (with plenty of good arguments about who qualifies as a NZer along the way).

Gareth joins Jesse Mulligan to tell us more, and plays some of the unexpected hits from the 1960s to today.

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