It’s NZ Music Month and the Herald has partnered with NZ On Screen to bring you a music video of a classic New Zealand song every day of the month. Today’s pick was the biggest selling single in NZ in 1988.

Today's Music Month flashback isn't strictly a New Zealand song.

The first single for Wellington band the Holidaymakers was actually a cover of a little known Bill Withers song, but we seem to have claimed it as our own.

Sweet Lovers spent six weeks at number one and was the biggest selling single in NZ in 1988.

With almost no budget at all, director Fane Flaws created a beautifully lit video that cap-tures the song's infectious brightness and warmth.


With a collection of lamps the only concession to props or special effects, nothing detracts from the compelling perfor-mances by vocalists Peter Marshall and Mara Finau.

Sweet Lovers won Best Video at the NZ Music Awards in 1988.