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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by RTW » December 1, 2014, 6:59 pm

julian87 wrote:Tried to make a really short list but I just can't, would probably come from this lot for mine

The Ship Song - Nick Cave
Throw your arms around me - Hunters and Collectors
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
I was only 19 - Redgum
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Eric Bogle
To Her Door - Paul Kelly
Berlin Chair - You Am I

I think Gotye's big singled and One Crowded Hour will be remembered fondly in the future too.
One crowded hour....Great song I think it was no 1 in the hottest 100 but it was by augie March

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by VictorTheViking » December 1, 2014, 7:06 pm

Green limousine - The Badloves

Better - The Screaming Jets

Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel

Bow River - Cold Chisel

Lay Down Your Guns - Jimmy Barnes

I could go on, plenty of worthy songs around that haven't been mentioned

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by rickraider » December 1, 2014, 7:47 pm

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 1, 2014, 8:05 pm

I think if Paul McCartney, one of the greatest songwriters ever, thinks Dont dream its over is one of the best songs ever written, that should seal it.

I also have to say Into my Arms by Nick Cave. That's on the shortlist for 1st dance at the wedding.

AND why has Powderfingers The day you come not had a mention?
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 2, 2014, 7:22 am

Missy Higgins does a good cover of Hearts a Mess too

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by julian87 » December 2, 2014, 7:55 am

Johnny Ringo wrote:
julian87 wrote:Tried to make a really short list but I just can't, would probably come from this lot for mine

The Ship Song - Nick Cave
Throw your arms around me - Hunters and Collectors
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
I was only 19 - Redgum
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Eric Bogle
To Her Door - Paul Kelly
Berlin Chair - You Am I

I think Gotye's big singled and One Crowded Hour will be remembered fondly in the future too.
One crowded hour....Great
song I think it was no 1 in the hottest 100 but it was by augie March
yeah it was off their brilliant lp moo you bloody choir, and?
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:I think if Paul McCartney, one of the greatest songwriters ever, thinks Dont dream its over is one of the best songs ever written, that should seal it.

I also have to say Into my Arms by Nick Cave. That's on the shortlist for 1st dance at the wedding.

AND why has Powderfingers The day you come not had a mention?
Loving your work there Fui but go this one for the wedding, oh and congratulations.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » December 2, 2014, 8:37 am

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 2, 2014, 5:47 pm

Thanks SB. I was trying to convince the other half to have Where the wild roses grow, or Red right hand, but they got quashed.

Im also liking the acoustic version of Everlong... too many possibilities
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by VictorTheViking » December 2, 2014, 6:19 pm

The Choirboys - Run to paradise

Hoodoo Gurus - Whats my scene

Come across some classics since I started reading this topic and went back through my ipod lol

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by greeneyed » February 11, 2015, 10:54 pm



Was just seeing this on The Tonight Show. I don't know how successful this has yet been in the US, but is there a catchier Australian song in many years?

I do think the first three in the thread are amongst the best ever.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » February 11, 2015, 11:22 pm

Sunny boys, alone with you
Goanna, solid rock
INXS , never tear us apart
Dingoes, way out west
Men at work, overkill
midnight oil, Hercules

A few that spring to mind

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » February 12, 2015, 12:38 am

greeneyed wrote:

Was just seeing this on The Tonight Show. I don't know how successful this has yet been in the US, but is there a catchier Australian song in many years?

I do think the first three in the thread are amongst the best ever.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Green eyed Mick » February 12, 2015, 5:46 pm

Midnight Oil's 'Forgotten Years' and 'one country' are amongst my favourite Australian songs.

BTW The Oils need way more love in this thread. No Aussie band has so many quintessentially Australian songs.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » February 12, 2015, 6:43 pm

The dead heart.

Massive oils fan, always will be. This place has always had oils fans and links to clips etc so I reckon you are wrong. This clip is a hair spiked. It has always given me goose pimples. Enjoy Gem


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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » February 12, 2015, 7:03 pm

VictorTheViking wrote:Green limousine - The Badloves

Better - The Screaming Jets

Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel

Bow River - Cold Chisel

Lay Down Your Guns - Jimmy Barnes


I could go on, plenty of worthy songs around that haven't been mentioned

I'm sorry mate, I know we have had our disagreements in the past but that is behind us. Are you telling me that "green limousine" by the bad loves is te greatest Aussie song ever produced? :shock: it's terrible! It's like saying Mitch Brennan is the best ever rugby league player in history, there are a tens of thousands australian songs better than that.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -TW- » February 12, 2015, 8:34 pm

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » February 15, 2015, 5:33 am

I love the Oils.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » February 15, 2015, 7:04 am

Diesel and Dust - Beds are Burning, Put Down That Weapon, Sell My Soul, Warakurna, Sometimes, Gunbarrell Highway etc.

Blue Sky Mining - Bedlam Bridge, Forgotten Years, Mountains of Burma, River runs Red, One Country.

Red Sails in the Sunset is my fav Oils album but 10-1 is right up there as well.
What a band they were. I've seen them heaps of times. They say you don't hear Midnight Oil, you feel them. How true.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » February 15, 2015, 7:36 am

I've always thought the forgotten years was kind of crap, like the kind of song you would play to someone who you wanted to get into the oils.

Hercules, short memory. That is where it is. That is the Gospel!

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » February 15, 2015, 7:45 am

Begbie wrote:I've always thought the forgotten years was kind of crap, like the kind of song you would play to someone who you wanted to get into the oils.

Hercules, short memory. That is where it is. That is the Gospel!
Yeah I agree mate, there earlier years were fantastic.

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Re: Best Australian song

Post by Begbie » February 15, 2015, 7:49 am

There is a really good song by karma county called "post card". It is such a good song. It's hard to find but if you do, trust me it's a classic. Well worth the search, go get it!

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » February 15, 2015, 7:50 am

green94 wrote:
Begbie wrote:I've always thought the forgotten years was kind of crap, like the kind of song you would play to someone who you wanted to get into the oils.

Hercules, short memory. That is where it is. That is the Gospel!
Yeah I agree mate, there earlier years were fantastic.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Begbie wrote:
VictorTheViking wrote:Green limousine - The Badloves

Better - The Screaming Jets

Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel

Bow River - Cold Chisel

Lay Down Your Guns - Jimmy Barnes


I could go on, plenty of worthy songs around that haven't been mentioned

I'm sorry mate, I know we have had our disagreements in the past but that is behind us. Are you telling me that "green limousine" by the bad loves is te greatest Aussie song ever produced? :shock: it's terrible! It's like saying Mitch Brennan is the best ever rugby league player in history, there are a tens of thousands australian songs better than that.
I wouldn't say the greatest, but one of my favourites.

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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Delightful collection mate :woot:

May i borrow a few?

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by -PJ- » February 15, 2015, 11:54 am

Begbie wrote:Delightful collection mate :woot:

May i borrow a few?
I don't have a problem with you borrowing my stash of Oils, how do we organise that ?
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Dusty » February 15, 2015, 1:47 pm

Friday on my mind.

I'm pretty sure that was voted by some industry types as Australia's best song.
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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » February 15, 2015, 1:51 pm

Yeah, easybeats hands down best aussie band of all time. Has there ever been a mmor cooler singer than stevie wright?

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Re: Best Australian song ever

Post by Begbie » February 15, 2015, 1:53 pm

If friday on my mind is the best single, then surely ten to one must be the best aussie album?

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Re: Best Australian song ever

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