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Forum - Other Charts: New Zealand - Compilation Chart 40th Birthday

1 July sees the Compilation Chart turn 40. To celebrate I've put together a special Top 100 chart of the biggest compilations in the charts history based on points. Leading up to that I've got some other info for you as well which I will post throughout the month.

This compilations chart began on 1 July 1979 and was called the Mid Range chart until 11 May 1980 when it became the Top Compilation Albums chart where it included various artist compilations only. As a mid range chart it included budget priced albums which included some artist compilations. The size of the chart was initially inconsistent, ranging in size and beginning as a Top 5. On 14 November 1993 it became a Top 6, increasing again on 25 May 1997 to the Top 10 it is today. The chart very nearly didn't make it to 40 years when it stopped being published. On 13 June 2016 the chart failed to appear in the weekly publication but after a series of complaints it mysteriously reappeared. Over the years the most successful franchise was the Now That's What I Call Music albums but it was the 20 Solid Gold Hits albums that started way back in 1971 that got the ball rolling. Several of these discs appear throughout the Top 100. For the record, throughout the charts history there have been 439 number ones.
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The compilation or budget priced album wasn't a new concept prior to the birth of the chart. To kick off, here is a list of albums that were popular before the chart was born:

1968Top Of The Pops Volume 1
1968Top Of The Pops Volume 2
1969Top Of The Pops Volume 3
1969Top Of The Pops Volume 4
1969Top Of The Pops Volume 5
1969Top Of The Pops Volume 6
1969Top Of The Pops Volume 7
1969Top Of The Pops Volume 8
1970Loxene Golden Disc Award 1970
1970Top Of The Pops Volume 9
1970Top Of The Pops Volume 10
1970Top Of The Pops Volume 11
1970Top Of The Pops Volume 12
1970Top Of The Pops Volume 13
1970Top Of The Pops Volume 14
1971Loxene Golden Disc Award 1971
197120 Dynamic Hits
1971Top Of The Pops Volume 15
1971Top Of The Pops Volume 16
1971Top Of The Pops Volume 17
1971Top Of The Pops Volume 18
1971Top Of The Pops Volume 19
1971Top Of The Pops Volume 20
1971Top Of The Pops Volume 21
197220 Studio One Hits
197220 Solid Gold Hits
197220 Solid Gold Hits Volume 2
197220 Solid Gold Hits Volume 3
197220 Town and Country Hits
197220 Happening Hits
1972Rock Explosion
1972Top Of The Pops Volume 22
1972Top Of The Pops Volume 23
1972Top Of The Pops Volume 24
1972Top Of The Pops Volume 25
1972Top Of The Pops Volume 26
1972Top Of The Pops Volume 27
1972Top Of The Pops Volume 28
197336 Solid Gold Piano Party Hits
197320 Studio One Hits Volume 2
197320 Solid Gold Hits Volume 4
197320 Solid Gold Hits Volume 5
197320 Solid Gold Hits Volume 6
197320 Solid Gold Hits Of The 50's
1973Explosive Hits '73
197320 Dynamic Hits Volume 2
1973Top Of The Pops Volume 29
1973Top Of The Pops Volume 30
1973Top Of The Pops Volume 31
1973Top Of The Pops Volume 32
1973Top Of The Pops Volume 33
197326 Solid Gold Rock N Roll Hits
197420 Solid Gold Hits Volume 7
197420 Solid Gold Hits Volume 8
197420 Solid Gold Hits Volume 9
197420 Solid Gold Town And Country Hits
197420 Solid Gold Number 1 Hits
197420 Solid Gold Hits Of The 60's
197420 Fantastic Hits Of The 60's
1974Top Of The Pops Volume 34
1974Top Of The Pops Volume 35
1974Top Of The Pops Volume 36
1974Top Of The Pops Volume 37
1974Top Of The Pops Volume 38
1974Top Of The Pops Volume 39
1974Top Of The Pops Volume 40
1975Fred Dagg's Greatest Hits
1975Solid Gold Express
1975Ripper
197520 Solid Gold Hits Volume 10
197520 Solid Gold Hits Volume 11
197520 Solid Gold Hits Volume 12
197520 Solid Gold Hits Volume 13
1975Top Of The Pops Volume 41
1975Top Of The Pops Volume 42
1975Top Of The Pops Volume 43
1975Top Of The Pops Volume 44
1975Top Of The Pops Volume 45
1976Solid Gold Dynamite
1976Teaser
1976Fred Dagg Live
1976Right On
197620 Solid Gold Hits Volume 14
1976Top Of The Pops Volume 46
1976Top Of The Pops Volume 47
1976Top Of The Pops Volume 48
1976Top Of The Pops Volume 49
1976Top Of The Pops Volume 50
1976Top Of The Pops Volume 51
1976Top Of The Pops Volume 52
1976Top Of The Pops Volume 53
1976Top Of The Pops Volume 54
1976Top Of The Pops Volume 55
1976Top Of The Pops Volume 56
1977Supercharged Hits
197720 Solid Gold Hits Volume 15
197720 Solid Gold Hits Volume 16
197720 Solid Gold Hits Volume 17
197720 Solid Gold Hits Volume 18
1977Top Of The Pops Volume 57
1977Top Of The Pops Volume 58
1977Top Of The Pops Volume 59
1977Top Of The Pops Volume 60
1977Top Of The Pops Volume 61
1977Top Of The Pops Volume 62
1977Top Of The Pops Volume 63
1978Disco Fever
197820 Solid Gold Hits Volume 19
197820 Solid Gold Hits Volume 20
197820 Solid Gold Hits Volume 21
1978Top Of The Pops Volume 64
1978Top Of The Pops Volume 65
1978Top Of The Pops Volume 66
1978Top Of The Pops Volume 67
1978Top Of The Pops Volume 68
1978Top Of The Pops Volume 69
1978Top Of The Pops Volume 70
1979Rock 'N' Roll Graffitti
197920 Solid Gold Hits Volume 22
197920 Solid Gold Hits Volume 23
1979Top Of The Pops Volume 71
1979Top Of The Pops Volume 72
1979Top Of The Pops Volume 73
1979Top Of The Pops Volume 74

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The annual Compilation chart wasn't published until 2011 but I've worked out the other years using points. Here's the complete list:

Annual number ones
198020 Platinum Plus
198120 Original Solid Gold Hits Vol. 30
1982Themes And Dreams
1983Trac Man - The Hit Album
1984Street Music
1985Hitbusters
1986No. 1 - The Hit Album
1987Outrageous Hits
1988Hits Alive
1989In Love With These Times
1990Check This Out 2
1991The Love Connection
1992Rhythm And Black Volume 2
1993Absolute Disco One
1994Triple J Hottest Hits
1995Kickin' Volume 5
19961996 Grammy's Album
1997The Rhythm And Black Collection
1998Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 5
1999Now That's What I Call Music Volume 4
2000Gatecrasher Disco Tech
2001Lazy Sunday
2002Nature's Best: Our Top 30
2003Lady Sings The Blues
2004Now That's What I Call Music Volume 14
2005Now That's What I Call Music Volume 18
2006Now That's What I Call Music Volume 21
2007Housework Songs
2008Now That's What I Call Music Volume 26
2009The Great New Zealand Songbook
2010Ten Guitars Volume 1
2011Now That's What I Call Music Volume 37
2012Now That's What I Call Music Volume 40
2013Now That's What I Call Music Volume 43
2014Now That's What I Call Music Volume 46
2015Now That's What I Call Music Volume 47
2016Now That's What I Call Music Volume 50
2017Now That's What I Call Music Volume 53
2018Now That's What I Call Music Volume 58

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Today, 1 July, 2019 is the 40th birthday of the Compilation Chart. To celebrate here is the Top 200 albums from those years based on points:

PlaceYearNo. WksTitle/ArtistPointsPeak
1200281Nature's Best: Our Top 305001(11)
2200993The Great New Zealand Songbook4651(10)
3200964Ten Guitars4061(1)
4200650Housework Songs3921(3)
5201746Now That's What I Call Music 553541(18)
6201752Ten Guitars: Heartland Heroes3322(12)
7201246Now That's What I Call Music 383241(21)
8199137Rhythm And Black3161(9)
9201833Now That's What I Call Music 583121(31)
10201649Magic3121(6)
11201536Now That's What I Call Music 473011(21)
12201342Now That's What I Call Music 412981(14)
13201848Beach Hop Magic2941(7)
14201634Now That's What I Call Music 502801(6)
15198033Beautiful Music2761(9)
16201436Now That's What I Call Music 442731(16)
17201835The Breeze: Totally 80's2671(3)
18201842Magic 60's2631(4)
19201730Now That's What I Call Music 532551(12)
20200130Ultimate Rhythm And Black Collection2491(3)
21201737Now That's What I Call Music 542481(15)
22199230Rhythm And Black Volume 22451(8)
23201841Coast: Love The Superstars2441(1)
24201634Best Of Ten Guitars, the2402
25200228Classical Chillout Album2371(9)
26201532Now That's What I Call Music 482351(14)
27198427Hitbusters2331(9)
28201126Now That's What I Call Music 352301(17)
29201828Now That's What I Call Music 562271(11)
30201739Magic Feels Good 22261(1)
31198718Solid Gold '872231(12)
32201838Now That's What I Call Music 572231(9)
33201328Now That's What I Call Music 422221(12)
34199629Moods2201(7)
35201430Now That's What I Call Music 452181(13)
36201630Now That's What I Call Music 512181(8)
37201834Greatest Hits For Kids, the2152
38198731Reggae Rhythm2121(2)
39201024Now That's What I Call Music 322101(18)
40201526Now That's What I Call Music 492101(17)
412018323Ten Guitars: Homegrown Heroes Vol 22082(4)
42201623Now That's What I Call Music 522071(15)
43201034The Great New Zealand Songbook2071(10)
44200329The Best Christmas Album In The World … Ever!2061(3)
45201735Hits For Kids 20172052
46201735Coast: Love The Music From The Coast Classic Countdown2022
47198926In Love With These Times1991(1)
48198921Solid Gold '89 Volume 21971(9)
49201223Now That's What I Call Music 391961(15)
50201439Hits For Kids 61931(5)
51199830Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 51931(4)
52198123Rock & Roll Collection, the1901(3)
53200328Lady Sings The Blues1881(9)
54201645Very Best Of Ready To Roll1872
55200429Memories Are Made Of This1861(3)
56198722Shake It Down1861(2)
57200521Now That's What I Call Music 181851(12)
58200422Now That's What I Call Music 141851(11)
59198719Outrageous Hits1851(11)
60199727The Rhythm Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits Vol 1 – 161851(6)
61200921Now That's What I Call Music 301841(13)
62199222The Rhythm Volume 51831(13)
63201423Now That's What I Call Music 461821(12)
64198917Screaming Sixties1821(6)
65201328101 Number Ones1822
6619812320 Original Solid Gold Hits Volume 291801(6)
67200126Lazy Sunday1801(2)
68200520Now That's What I Call Music 191791(13)
69199922Video Hits Volume 21791(11)
70201335Ten Guitars: Heartland1792
71201119Now That's What I Call Music 361771(16)
72201021Now That's What I Call Music 331771(12)
73199423Jammin': Reggaes Greatest Hits1761(7)
74199323The Trip Volume 21762
75198723The Sound Of Soweto1751(2)
76200726Chick Flicks1741(4)
77201632Coast: Love The Love Songs1732
78198821Hits Alive1701(6)
79200521Super 70's: Rock1701(1)
80201424Now That's What I Call Christmas1692
81201220Now That's What I Call Music 401681(10)
82200723Now That's What I Call Music 231681(9)
83198120Bad Girls And Good Old Boys1681(8)
84198817Solid Gold '891681(2)
85201021Ten Guitars 21682
86198220Themes And Dreams1671(6)
87199320Absolute Disco One1671(8)
88199720All Women1671(2)
89201630Hits For Kids 20161672
90200320Hip Hop - The Collection1661(9)
91200920Now That's What I Call Music 311651(8)
92200026Gatecrasher Disco Tech1652
93199322The Rhythm Volume 91641(2)
94199618The 1996 Grammy Album1641(1)
95201321Now That's What I Call Music 431631(14)
9619811720 Original Solid Gold Hits Volume 301611(12)
97200522Now That's What I Call Music 171611(9)
98200326Now That's What I Call Music 121611(7)
99200421Hip Hop 2 - The Collection1601(1)
100200620Now That's What I Call Music 221591(9)
101200119Now That's What I Call Music 81591(8)
102199118The Rhythm Volume 31591(6)
103200722Now That's What I Call Music 241581(12)
104200625Now That's What I Call Music 201571(10)
105198517Solid Gold Hitbusters Volume 21571(10)
106201117Now That's What I Call Music 371561(13)
107199015Check This Out 21561(10)
108200623Now That's What I Call Music 211561(8)
109199121The Love Connection1561(6)
110198921Hits Of The House Are Here1562
111201729ZM's Friday Jams1541(4)
112201522One Love: Aotearoa Reggae1541(2)
113201526Ten Guitars: Heartland Volume 31543
11419791820 Solid Gold Hits Volume 241531(8)
115199217The Rhythm Volume 61531(6)
116199011Love Songs From The Rock And Roll Era1531(6)
117200420Now That's What I Call Music 151521(5)
118200820Now That's What I Call Music 261511(9)
119200819Now That's What I Call Music 271501(9)
120200318Now That's What I Call Music 131501(8)
121199820100% Hits1501(5)
122199420Triple J Hottest 1001501(3)
123199723Moods II1491(5)
124198718Move It1491(4)
125199715Jammin' 41491(2)
126201021The Absolute Best Beer Drinking Songs In The World … Ever!1491(1)
127198613Megamixes Volume 21481(5)
128200440Conscious Roots1483
129198417Street Music1471(8)
130201020Now That's What I Call Music 341471(7)
131198821From Motown With Love1462
132198820Pagan In A Pagan Land1462
133200719Now That's What I Call Music 251451(8)
134199820Kickin' Volume 101451(6)
135198513The Hit Zone1451(4)
136198616Eight Arms To Hold You1452
137199316Kickin'1441(8)
138200321Major Flavours 41441(4)
13919821820 Original Solid Gold Hits Volume 321441(3)
140199727Dies Irae: The #1 Choral Album1441(2)
141199517Kickin' Volume 51431(7)
142198520Sunshine Reggae1432
143199119Two Rooms – Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin1432
144200819Now That's What I Call Music 281421(9)
145198618Hits For Lovers1421(5)
146199019Check This Out1421(4)
147198915The Beautiful Music Collection1421(3)
148198316Trac Man: The Hit Album1411(9)
149199917Now That's What I Call Music 41401(8)
150201422Coast: Love The Music1401(6)
151200520The Best Reggae Album In The World … Ever!1401(2)
152201134Great New Zealand Songbook, the: Souvenir Pack1402
153201122Ten Guitars 31402
154200417Now That's What I Call Music 161391(5)
155200224Nature's Best 21391(4)
156201425The Very Best Of The Sound Volume 11392
15719801620 Platinum Plus1381(4)
158198816Record Breakers '881371(8)
159201630The Sound Hall Of Fame1371(2)
160200622Waiting For The Weekend1371(2)
161201319More Music From The Sound1371(1)
162200720Housework Songs II1361(5)
163198815Rock Anthems1361(5)
164198412RTR Dancin' Gold1361(4)
165198215Hitwave '821351(8)
166201219Relax And Unwind1351(2)
167200720Sad Songs1351(1)
168200521Power Ballads1341(6)
169200921Now That's What I Call Music 291341(5)
170199416Proud1341(4)
171198116Platinum Plus 41331(1)
172201515Coast Classics: Love The Music Vol. 21331(1)
173198616Amazing Smash Hits1321(8)
174200019Gatecrasher: Global Sound System1321(4)
175199216Rock This Way1321(3)
176201324Hits For Kids 51322
177199216Solid Gold: The Classic Hits1322
178199710Pure Rock Ballads1323
179199918Video Hits1311(2)
180198717Atlantic Soul Classics1312
181199923Lagered 20001301(5)
182198117Hits And Myths1302
183198816Godzone Beat1302
184200813Best Worship Songs … Ever!1305
185200012Just The Hits 21291(6)
186199316The Rhythm Volume 71291(3)
18719811720 Original Solid Gold Hits Volume 311281(8)
188198814Power Cuts1281(7)
18919801320 Solid Gold Hits Volume 281281(7)
190199732Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 41281(6)
191200216Now That's What I Call Music 111281(6)
192198414Chart Attack1271(8)
193198416Street Music Volume 21271(4)
194200420R&B Collection, the1271(2)
195200817Driving Songs1272
19619902625 Years Of Kiwi Rock1261(8)
197199414Celtic Heart1261(6)
198200317The Very Best Of Relaxing Classics1261(5)
199199115Check This Out 41261(3)
200201221Hits For Kids 41261(2)

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Bubbling under:
201120Rhythm And Black: The Platinum Collection1262
200219Now That's What I Call Music 101251(7)
198515Solid Gold Hitbusters Volume 31251(4)
198316Pillows And Prayers1251(2)
198515Megamixes1241(3)
198315Hitwave '831241(2)
201124MOS The Sound Of Dubstep 20111242
198714Everyone's A Winner1231(2)
201418RnB Superclub Volume 141232
201822More FM '90s High School Hits1222
198615This Is Reggae1222
198215Platinum Plus 51211(3)
199214The Rhythm Volume 41211(2)
Here's a few extras for you:

PlaceYearNo. WksTitle/ArtistPointsPeak
216199814Now That's What I Call Music 21201(5)
227200617More Nature1171(7)
229200016Just The Hits 31171(3)
239197916Last The Whole Night Long - James Last1161(4)
23619821320 Original Solid Gold Hits Volume 331161(9)
239197916Last The Whole Night Long - James Last1161(4)
244198413Trac Man '841151(8)
25920152120 Solid Gold Hits1122
266198612Hottest Summer On Record1101(6)
269198016AK '791102
274198513Now That's What I Call Music1092
275200115Now That's What I Call Music 91081(6)
27719791220 Solid Gold Hits Volume 251071(2)
28519821220 Original Solid Gold Hits Volume 341061(3)
293199815Now That's What I Call Music 31051(6)
311199712Now That's What I Call Music1001(5)
312198511Get It On1001(5)
315200817Platinum Rock Volume 11002
32019801320 Platinum Plus 2991(4)
32119801120 Solid Gold Hits Volume 26991(4)
325200013Now That's What I Call Music 6981(7)
34920162620 Solid Gold Hits Volume 3954
351198310Solid Gold Hits 35 - Video Hits941(7)
37319801020 Platinum Plus 3912
393199914Now That's What I Call Music 5871(1)
43419801120 Original Solid Gold Hits Volume 27821(1)
48420161220 Solid Gold Hits Volume 2762
498200011100% Hits Volume 4752
49920026100% Hits Volume 6752
506199812100% Hits Volume 2751(1)
53019939Now That's What I Call Music Volume 2711(1)
55019848RTR Holiday Gold692
61319838Solid Gold Hits 36622

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