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What was the highest scoring song in Song Contest history? How many times have freshmen won the co-ed competition? Get the answers to those questions and more.


Song Directors

A list of all song directors and their songs.

Song Scores

A list of the highest and lowest scoring songs.

Total Awards

The number of total awards earned by each class.

Wins by Grade

The number of wins in each grade and division.


Song Scores

This page lists the highest-scoring songs performed at Song Contest since 1990, when the current scoring system was adopted. Under the current system, a perfect score is 204 points.

The scoring system has changed several times over the decades. Perfect scores under previous scoring systems include:

  • 204 points (1990–present)
  • 128 points (1982–1989)
  • 500 points (1969–1981)
  • 100 points (1964–1968)

Highest Scores

The list below includes all songs that scored at least 190 points since 1990. Most of these songs won their division, but some were outscored by another song in the same year. A trophy icon () indicates a division win.

Remember that, because the judges change every year, scores from different years are relative and cannot be compared directly.

Class Score Song
2001 204
Pā Nahe Maila Ko Iesū Kāhea
1997 202
Ka Huliau ʻAna
1998 202
Pua Līlia
2009 201
Kuʻu Wā Liʻiliʻi
2011 201
E Maliu Mai
2018 201
He Mele Lāhui Hawaiʻi
2014 200
Waiomina
1994 198
Mele O Kahoʻolawe
1996 198
He Wahine Holo Lio
1998 198
Nālaniʻehā
2005 198
He ʻOno
2008 198
Ipo Hula
2010 198
Lovely Sunrise Haleakalā
2013 198
He Aloha Kaʻūpūlehu
2017 198
He ʻOno
2010 197
Maikaʻi Ka Makani O Kohala
2011 197
Pua Mōhala I Ka Wēkiu
2012 197
Aloha Keauhou
2017 197
Mele O Kahoʻolawe
2006 196
Lei Kiele
2010 196
Hole Waimea
2018 196
Nā Kuahiwi ʻElima
1995 195
Lei ʻAwapuhi
1995 195
E Mau Ana Ka Haʻaheo
2001 195
Iesū Nō Ke Kahuhipa
2002 195
Hilo Ē/Hilo One
2009 195
Iesū Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai
2013 195
My Sweet Sweeting
1998 194
Wai O Punalau
2000 194
Kimo Hula
2003 194
Kilakila ʻO Moanalua/Moanalua
2009 194
Kulāiwi
1996 193
Ka Makani Kāʻili Aloha
1999 193
Ka Ua Loku
2001 193
Pōmaikaʻi Wale
2006 193
Holo Waʻapā
2007 193
Pua Līlīlehua
2007 193
Pua Hēʻī
2012 193
Kakaʻako Kuʻu ʻĀina Aloha
2014 193
The Queen's Jubilee
1993 192
Ka Naʻi Aupuni
2002 192
Paʻahana
2006 192
Hoʻōla Lāhui Hawaiʻi
2015 192
Kamalei A Paoa
2020 192
Aloha ʻIa ʻO Waiʻanae
1995 191
Aloha Kauaʻi
1998 191
Niu Haohao
2009 191
He Aloha Kuʻu Ipo
2010 191
Ka ʻAnoʻi
2015 191
Hoʻi Ke Aloha I Raʻiātea
2019 191
Hanohano Hanalei
2020 191
Laelae
1990 190
Maikaʻi Ka Makani O Kohala
2011 190
Kuʻu Ipo Pua Rose
2014 190
Wahīikaʻahuʻula
2015 190
Iā ʻOe E Ka Lā
2015 190
Ka Huliau ʻAna
2016 190
Molokaʻi ʻĀina Kaulana