Trippin' (Push Push song)

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Single by Push Push
from the album A Trillion Shades of Happy
Genre Rock
Label Tall Poppy Records
Songwriter(s) Push Push
Push Push singles chronology
"Song 27"
Music video
"Trippin'" at NZ on Screen

"Trippin'" is the debut single from New Zealand rock band Push Push. The song was also recorded around the same time by Auckland punk stalwarts "The Warners" (1984–1995) and appeared on the Crazy Horses single released by Wildside Records. "Trippin'" reached number one in New Zealand for six weeks and peaked at number 25 in Australia.


Music video

The music video is a performance video directed by Chris Mauger. [1] It won Best Music Video at the 1992 New Zealand Music Awards. [2]


Weekly charts

Chart (1991)Peak
Australia (ARIA) [3] 25
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [4] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1991)Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [5] 3


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ) [6] Platinum10,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.


RIANZ New Zealand Music Awards
YearAward [7] DetailsResult
1992 [8] Best VideoChris & Tim MaugerWon
Single of the YearNominated

Cover versions

In 1999, New Zealand electronic act Baitercell released a techno version featuring American-Australian performer Miz Ima Starr. [9] The song later appeared in the film I'll Make You Happy and its soundtrack CD [10] which was released by Flying Nun Records.

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