A/C Hit DiscEric the goldfish

Compared to the Indie and Iwi Hit Disc series with their well defined niche markets, the Adult Contemporary Hit Disc seems a bit of a lost soul.  The erratic release schedule combined with the small number of discs gives the impression New Zealand on Air knew what they wanted the A/C Hit Disc to be but lacked enough material to sustain it.

A/C Hit Disc 1
A/C Hit Disc 2
A/C Hit Disc 3
A/C Hit Disk 4 A/C Hit Disk 5
A/C Hit Disc 6
A/C Hit Disc 7
A/C Hit Disc 8

A/C Hit Disc
A/C Hit Disc 1
Release date:
July 1999
Liner notes author:
Nick Bollinger
Track listing
  1. Ardijah - Do to you
  2. Ma-V-Elle - Never say goodbye 
  3. Brett Sawyer - When it happens
  4. Trip To The Moon - Sexual healing
  5. Paua Fritters - Her story
  6. Ted Brown - Swerve
  7. Suzanne Neumann - MayerTime
  8. Margaret Urlich - Nature
  9. The Mutton Birds - As close as this
  10. BlueSpeak - I have to go
  11. Neil Finn - I can see clearly
  12. Wayne Mason - Walking that view around
  13. Tim Finn - Many's the time
  14. Jamoa Jam - Knowing you so long
  15. NV - Unlikely [highly likely mix]

A/C Hit Disc
A/C Hit Disc 2
Release date:
December 1999
Liner notes author:
Nick Bollinger
Track listing
  1. Greg Johnson - Cut to the chase
  2. Lole - Take it higher
  3. Dave Dobbyn - Madeleine Avenue
  4. Crowded House - Time immemorial
  5. Pete Fountain - Sugar
  6. Karen Romana - Just don't
  7. Tongue & Groove - All cried out
  8. Warratahs - Before the night is through
  9. Ardijah - Time makes a wine
  10. Tim Finn - No thunder, no fire, no rain
  11. Chris Jones - A New Zealand Christmas
  12. Brett Sawyer & Pearl Runga - I'll meet you there

A/C Hit Disc
A/C Hit Disc 3
Release date:
August 2000
Liner notes author:
Nick Bollinger
Track listing
  1. Tim Finn - Good together
  2. Spacifica - Seen an angel
  3. James Hall feat. Taisha - No stranger to me
  4. Brett Sawyer - Get away
  5. G S T (Goldfish Shopping Trolley) - Hey you
  6. Hern - Life
  7. Malcolm McCallum - Show feelings again
  8. The Mutton Birds - Last year's shoes
  9. 59South - I feel lucky
  10. Ted Clarke - Wildlife
  11. Greg Johnson - Let time be still
  12. Colette & Ian Chapman - Magic
  13. Margaret Urlich - Anchor me

A/C Hit Disc
A/C Hit Disc 4
Release date:
July 2001
Liner notes author:
Nikko Chunn
Track listing
  1. The Eddie Rayner Project feat. Annie Crummer - Fool
  2. The Believers - 21 (& you changed my mind)
  3. Nurture - Beautiful [twilight version]
  4. Wayne Mason feat. Sharon O'Neill - All she ever wanted
  5. Drew Bowden - Out comes the Sun
  6. Beau Redding - Drive
  7. The Topp Twins - Milestones
  8. A J Bell - Hi-Biscuit
  9. Ted Clarke - Hell or highwater
  10. G S T (Goldfish Shopping Trolley) - Hey you [video remix]
  11. Jennifer Says - Metronome
  12. Blues Toulouse - Love left behind
  13. Warren Cate - Cold light of day
  14. Colette & Ian Chapman - Red wine & black coffee
  15. before friday - Your kiss [acoustic]
  16. Neil Finn - Wherever you are [acoustic]

A/C Hit Disc
A/C Hit Disc 5
Release date:
November 2002
Liner notes author:
Nick Bollinger
Track listing
  1. Barry Saunders - Rescue me
  2. The Eddie Rayner Project feat. Alastair Riddell - From now on
  3. Jenny Morris - Downtime
  4. Ardijah - Baby don't you leave
  5. Hendrix Warren - Empty
  6. Beau Redding - A girl like her
  7. Wayne Mason - First in line
  8. Pacific Soul - Alright
  9. Jamoa Jam - You're all I need
  10. Trip - Pretty cool
  11. Paua Fritters - Cruiseville
  12. Rick Bryant & The Jive Bombers - Time
  13. Hobnail Boots - Sundays
  14. Windy City Strugglers - Beautiful feet
  15. Linn Lorkin - I should be in Las Vegas but tonight I'm sleeping in Grey Lynn
  16. Split Enz - I walk away
  17. Shona Laing - Walk away (42nd Street)
  18. Amber Claire - Sailing

A/C Hit Disc
A/C Hit Disc 6
Release date:
October 2003
Liner notes author:
Julie Moffett
Track listing
  1. Hayley Westenra - Who painted the Moon black
  2. Taisha - I'll go
  3. Adeaze - A life with you
  4. Damien Binder - Point & shoot
  5. The BADS - Don't go losing
  6. Graham Brazier - Daughter of Angelique
  7. Letesha Campbell - What do you want from me
  8. Donna Dean - Work it out
  9. Steve Cook - Live for the moment
  10. T J Taotua - If only you knew
  11. Tribalincs - It don't matter none
  12. Nathan Haines - fm
  13. KarmCorp - Happy on the outside
  14. Lole - I don't know
  15. Nic Goodger - Haere ra

A/C Hit Disc
A/C Hit Disc 7
Release date:
March 2004
Liner notes author:
Julie Moffett
Track listing
  1. DeepObsession - I am
  2. Adeaze - How deep is your love
  3. Greg Johnson - Save yourself
  4. Dave McArtney - Do that thing
  5. Jan Hellriegel - Filled me up
  6. Kat Theo - Waiting
  7. Jennine Bailey - Come in
  8. One Million Dollars - On this day
  9. Brett Sawyer - Saved me now [remix]
  10. Graham Brazier - Greylands
  11. The Artistry - Preachin' to my baby
  12. Rootskonductor - Let me be your lover
  13. Sheryl Higgs - We'll think of something
  14. Darren Watson - Big water
  15. Spinner - Talking to the Moon
  16. Don McGlashan - Anchor me

A/C Hit Disc
A/C Hit Disc 8
Release date:
September 2004
Liner notes author:
Julie Moffett
Track listing
  1. Strawpeople feat. Leza Corban - Love my way
  2. Greg Johnson - Kiss me
  3. Adeaze feat. Aaradhna - Getting stronger
  4. Phil Madsen - Beach (follow me)
  5. Yulia - Into the West
  6. Aly Cook - I wonder
  7. Ardijah - Journey
  8. Sara-Jane - You are
  9. Cliff Hedley - Overcoat
  10. Graham Brazier - In your company
  11. John Chal - By my side
  12. Tim Beveridge - Something so strong
  13. Hayley Westenra - Heaven
  14. Te Vaka - Tamahana
  15. Drew Bowden - Better
  16. The Artistry - Preachin' [remix]

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