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The Meanest Hits - Shihad - Top 40 Albums

New Zealand Artist: Shihad

Picture this… 1988, Bob Hawke is Prime Minister, Australia dumps $600 million bucks of tax payer cash on Expo 88, Home and Away hits our tellies for the first time, Triple J launch the Hottest 100, Nintendo release the Game Boy, free University education is no longer an option, and over in Wellington NZ, the Southernmost capital city in the world, Jon Toogood and Tom Larkin are busily creating a heavy rock band…. A monstrous band that would end up becoming one of New Zealand’s most loved, respected and successful exports… Kia ora Shihad!

Fast forward to 2020… Jon, Tom, lead guitarist Phil Knight (who they found through a music shop notice board ad in 1989) and bass player Karl Kippenberger, who joined the band in 1993, (from being a fan) have released nine studio albums (five of which went to #1 in NZ). They survived a name change propelled by Jihad becoming a staple negative reference in the global vernacular thanks to 9/11 (Shihad became Pacifier, and returned to Shihad), personal triumphs and tragedies, travelled all over the world with endless tours, selling out headline shows and sharing stages at major local and international festivals, and touring with musical heroes like Motorhead, Metallica, Faith No More and AC/DC to name a few! In 2010 they were inducted into the New Zealand Music’s Hall Of Fame. And just like Neil Finn, Russell Crowe and every other successful person or idea to come out of NZ… Australia quickly adopted them as our own, showering them with ARIA nominations, adoration and ownership of their global success.
For more information check out the muzic.net.nz Profile for Shihad
The Meanest Hits debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 14 November 2011. It has been in the Top 40 Albums for 11 weeks with a highest position of #7. There are ten albums by Shihad in the Top 40 Albums with three reaching Number One.

Chart placings for The Meanest Hits:

Chart Date Chart Rank  
14 Nov 2011 Top 40 Albums 7
21 Nov 2011 Top 40 Albums 11
28 Nov 2011 Top 40 Albums 14
05 Dec 2011 Top 40 Albums 21
12 Dec 2011 Top 40 Albums 29
19 Dec 2011 Top 40 Albums 31
26 Dec 2011 Top 40 Albums 29
02 Jan 2012 Top 40 Albums 30
09 Jan 2012 Top 40 Albums 35
16 Jan 2012 Not Listed -
23 Jan 2012 Not Listed -
30 Jan 2012 Not Listed -
06 Feb 2012 Not Listed -
13 Feb 2012 Not Listed -
20 Feb 2012 Not Listed -
27 Feb 2012 Not Listed -
05 Mar 2012 Not Listed -
12 Mar 2012 Not Listed -
19 Mar 2012 Not Listed -
26 Mar 2012 Not Listed -
02 Apr 2012 Not Listed -
09 Apr 2012 Top 40 Albums 29
16 Apr 2012 Top 40 Albums 31

Chart placings by Shihad:

Title Type Debut Weeks Best
Alive Top 40 Singles 24 Jan 2005 7 5
Beautiful Machine Top 40 Albums 28 Apr 2008 19 1
Blue Light Disco Top 40 Singles 31 Jan 1999 1 45
Churn Top 40 Albums 26 Apr 2013 1 34
Fvey Top 40 Albums 18 Aug 2014 13 1
Ignite Top 40 Albums 27 Sep 2010 6 1
Ignite: Tour Edition Top 40 Albums 03 Jan 2011 9 13
Killjoy: 20th Anniversary Edition Top 40 Albums 27 Apr 2015 1 7
Love Is The New Hate Top 40 Albums 09 May 2005 12 2
My Mind's Sedate Top 40 Singles 26 Sep 1999 9 6
One Will Hear The Other Top 40 Singles 21 Jan 2008 13 21
Pacifier Top 40 Singles 07 May 2000 2 48
Shihad: 20th Anniversary Edition Top 40 Albums 25 Apr 2016 1 22
Sleepeater Top 40 Singles 19 Apr 2010 1 36
The General Electric Top 40 Albums 12 Mar 2000 21 7
The General Electric Top 40 Singles 23 Jan 2000 9 22
The Meanest Hits Top 40 Albums 14 Nov 2011 11 7
Think You're So Free Top 40 Singles 07 Jul 2014 1 40
Vampires Top 40 Singles 09 Jun 2008 4 31

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