My Ausmusic Month 100 greatest Aussie songs by Me + Gareth Liddiard's top 5 tracks


24. Nov. 2009, 14:36

November is almost over so I better do this or I'll never do it. Here in Australia on Triple J radio is Ausmusic month and ABCTV show Rage has joined in this year too. In Jmag The Drones won the top spot in their "Greatest Aussie Song Ever" Top 30 as voted by Aussie muso's. Winning with Shark Fin Blues, which got the most votes and so should they, check it all out here:

Plus the other night The Drones won two A.I.R. Awards for "Independent Artist Of The Year" and "Best Independent Album" for Havilah and so should they too, check it out here: (also they should win every A.R.I.A. award at the end of this week but will miss out more than likely because well, it's the crappy arias). Anyway I'm going to re-post Gareth Liddiard from The Drones top five votes for Jmag's greatest Aussie songs, which are:
AC/DC - Jailbreak
Dirty Three - Hope
Kim Salmon - Obvious Is Obvious
Laughing Clowns - Collapse Board
X - Revolution
Cool, eh? Plus now triple J’s "Like A Version Vol. 5" album is coming out at the end of this month with The Drones doing Suicide is Painless cover on it, yipee!

Now I was going to do a top 30 tracks too but it got bigger and bigger until it has turned into 100 tracks. It is my choices so most likely no one will agree with me (You could make your own too). These tracks are just my all-time favorite tracks from Aussie bands that I love and could listen to them forever. Also I have somehow numbered them too, which was so hard but I'll post it now because it's round about right (maybe tracks could go up or down in time) But to me these are the greatest Aussie songs ever. So starting with number 100 and counting down to number 1, here goes:
100. Midnight Oil - Antarctica
99. INXS - Suicide Blonde
98. The Veronicas - 4ever
97. Hilltop Hoods - Clown Prince
96. Cold Chisel - Houndog
95. Cosmic Psychos - Dead Roo
94. The Easybeats - I'll Make You Happy
93. Died Pretty - Everybody Moves
92. Hunters & Collectors - Talking to a Stranger
91. Kylie Minogue - Better the Devil You Know
90. Renee Geyer - I Scare Myself
89. Silverchair - Cemetery
88. You Am I - Tuesday
87. Slim Dusty - A Pub with No Beer
86. Warren Fahey - Ballad Of The Kelly Gang
85. Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
84. The Drones - Words From A Woman To Her Man
83. Kasey Chambers - Pony
82. The Vines - Winning Days
81. The John Butler Trio - Zebra
80. George - Special Ones
79. The Atlantics - BOMBORA
78. Spiderbait - Buy Me A Pony
77. The Saints - The Music Goes Round My Head
76. Warumpi Band - Stompin Ground
75. Divinyls - Boys In Town
74. The Loved Ones - The Loved One
73. The Paradise Motel - Bad Light
72. Sarah Blasko - Flame Trees
71. The Church - Almost With You
70. People With Chairs Up Their Noses - Song of the Sea
69. X - Suck Suck
68. Grinderman - Honey Bee (Let's Fly To Mars)
67. The Meanies - 10% Weird
66. Lubricated Goat - In the Raw
65. Paul Kelly - Dumb Things
64. The Cruel Sea - This Is Not The Way Home
63. Crowded House - Everything Is Good For You
62. Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea - Better off Dancing
61. The Audreys - Lay Me Down
60. The Seekers - Five Hundred Miles
59. Bernard Fanning - Moreton Bay
58. Augie March - The Moth Ball
57. Dropbears - Fun Loving
56. The Birthday Party - Zoo Music Girl
55. The Painkillers - Drunk on a Train
54. Darling Downs - Gather 'Round (Stomp it Down)
53. Dave Graney 'N' The Coral Snakes - Rock 'N' Roll Is Where I Hide
52. Hoodoo Gurus - My Girl
51. Josh Pyke - Monkey With A Drum
50. Clare Bowditch and The Feeding Set - Lips Like Oranges
49. The Sleepy Jackson - Devil Was In My Yard
48. Regurgitator - Black Bugs
47. Sacred Cowboys - Nothing Grows In Texas
46. The Boys Next Door - Shivers
45. The Drones - Oh My
44. Sarah Blasko - No Turning Back
43. GOD - My Pal
42. David McComb - Still Alive And Well
41. Don Walker - We're All Gunna Die
40. Simon McDonald - Old Man Kangaroo
39. Ken Pellow - The Pyjama Girl Song
38. Tex Perkins - You're Too Beautiful
37. Kylie Minogue - Slow
36. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Sad Waters
35. Powderfinger - My Kind Of Scene
34. Kim Salmon - You Know Me Better Than That
33. Jimmy Little - The Way I Made You Feel
32. The Mess Hall - Keep Walking
31. Dirty Three - Dirty Equation
30. Primitive Calculators - Do That Dance
29. Hard-Ons - Something About You
28. Venom P. Stinger - Walking About
27. The Saints - Messin' With The Kid
26. Beasts of Bourbon - Drop Out
25. Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Open
24. Taasha Coates & Gareth Liddiard - Wild Horses
23. Warren And John Ellis - Mis'ry Is My Middle Name
22. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Weeping Song
21. Magic Dirt - Dirty Jeans
20. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
19. Kim Salmon & The Surrealists - Bellyfull Of Slugs
18. The Drones - Locust
17. Sarah Blasko - Perfect Now
16. Augie March - The Cold Acre
15. Ed Kuepper - Miracles
14. The Go-Betweens - Finding You
13. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - God Is in the House
12. Dirty Three - Some Summers They Drop Like Flys
11. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)
10. Antenna - Come on Spring
9. Bluetile Lounge - Ambered
8. The Reels - Quasimodo's Dream
7. The Triffids - In The Pines
6. Kev Carmody - From Little Things Big Things Grow
5. The Scientists - Human Jukebox
4. Laughing Clowns - LAUGHING CLOWNS 'Holy Joe'
3. The Drones - I Don't Ever Want To Change
2. Sarah Blasko - {Explain}
1. Dirty Three and Nick Cave - Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum [featuring The Dirty Three]

OK, that is it. I think I've picked a bit of everything but maybe more obscure than your normal top 100 Aussie chart. If you don't know something which sounds good to you please let me know and I'll do my best in letting you know where or how you can find it. I was going to write a line or two on each song but it really would take forever to do that so it's just a big long list again. There was reasons why for all of them and where they ended up in the chart but you can tell what I like and what I don't and a lot of bands or artists have been left out but I don't like them as much as the songs above. These I would listen to forever and if I could take over Triple J this is what I would play for you. What do you think???


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