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Flavour of New Zealand

NZ popular culture 1960 onward

The Lever hit parades featured on New Zealand government radio stations that were in the NZBS's commercial arm. They were compiled by Lintas NZ Ltd and the sponsors were Lever Brothers. These charts were not sales based and more information is needed on how Lintas went about gathering data though my information is that is was via polling.
The charts began in the 1950s but this web site covers 1960 and later. Thanks to David Bewick for charts between Sep 1965 and Feb 1966 inclusive.

Lever hit parades

Listings of (weekly) charts only; not links to pictures or sound files.
Thanks to John Tempest . Thanks to Ashley McLaughlin who provided more thorough data from his own logs of Lever Hit Parades.

Lever Hit Parade
this wk Title Artist
Last known source, Playdate magazine.


1I'm SorryBrenda Lee
2Alley-OopDante & Evergreens
3Because They're YoungDuane Eddy
4Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot BikiniBrian Hyland
5Sixteen ReasonsSheila Buxton
6Ain't Misbehavin'Tommy Bruce
7Made YouAdam Faith
8Please Don't TeaseCliff Richard