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    Posted on 26 Apr 2017

    45 Aussie Songs That Are Indisputably Iconic

    Don't @ me if you disagree.

    1. "You're The Voice" – John Farnham

    Wheatley / Sony BMG

    Every Aussie's true national anthem.

    2. "Torn" – Natalie Imbruglia

    RCA

    This is the best version. Don't @ me about it being a cover.

    3. "What About Me?" – Moving Pictures/Shannon Noll

    Sony BMG

    Credit where credit is due for Moving Pictures, but Shannon Noll propelled this song back onto everyone's radar.

    4. "It's A Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock 'n' Roll)" – AC/DC

    Albert

    It's a long way to the shop if you want a sausage roll.

    5. "Born To Try" – Delta Goodrem

    Sony

    She's had a string of hits, but no one can ever tire of hearing this one.

    6. "Khe Sanh" – Cold Chisel

    WEA

    Someone always fucks up and sings "last train" instead of "last plane" during a karaoke sesh. Or maybe that's just me.

    7. "Calypso" – Spiderbait

    Universal/Polydor

    SUNSHIIIIINE ON MY WINDOW.

    8. "Beds Are Burning" – Midnight Oil

    Columbia

    Time to whip out those Peter Garrett dance moves.

    9. "Scar" – Missy Higgins

    Warner Bros

    Fuck this is a good song.

    10. "Angels Brought Me Here" – Guy Sebastian

    Sony BMG

    BANGER.

    11. "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" – Kylie Minogue

    Parlophone

    A TRUE QUEEN.

    12. "Working Class Man" – Jimmy Barnes

    Mushroom Records

    Remember when Shannon Noll covered this iconic tune on Australian Idol?

    13. "Somebody That I Used To Know" – Gotye ft. Kimbra

    Eleven

    This song will never get old.

    14. "Untouched" – The Veronicas

    Warner

    Name a more iconic duo.

    15. "Eagle Rock" – Daddy Cool

    Sparmac

    The song that makes any Aussie male drop their dacks on the dancefloor.

    16. "The Horses" – Daryl Braithwaite

    CBS

    ICONIC AF.

    17. "My Happiness" – Powderfinger

    Universal Music

    Who could ever forget the slinky?

    18. "So Beautiful" – Pete Murray

    Columbia Records

    Maybe the best and most savage breakup song of all time.

    19. "Freak" – Silverchair

    Murmur

    Most of Silverchair's songs are indisputably iconic, but "Freak" is a true legend.

    20. "I Touch Myself" – Divinyls

    Virgin Records

    As if you haven't lost your shit to this on a dance floor somewhere.

    21. "Down Under" – Men At Work

    Columbia

    Find me a more iconic Aussie song, I'll wait.

    22. "Better Be Home Soon" – Crowded House

    Capitol

    I mean, they're basically Aussie.

    23. "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" – The Angels

    Albert

    Or as Reg Reagan would say, "Am I ever gonna see the biff again?"

    24. "Weir" – Killing Heidi

    Roadshow Entertainment

    What a bloody banger.

    25. "Do It With Madonna" – The Androids

    youtube.com

    Ridiculous, yet catchy.

    26. "How To Make Gravy" – Paul Kelly

    White

    A true Aussie legend.

    27. "Venus or Mars" – Jackson Mendoza

    EastWest

    For those '90s flashback vibes.

    28. "Prisoner of Society" – The Living End

    Reprise Records

    Those were the days.

    29. "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" – Jet

    Elektra

    LEGENDARY.

    30. "Throw Your Arms Around Me" – Hunters & Collectors

    Mushroom

    Every pub band's fave.

    31. "Wasabi" – Lee Harding

    Sony

    Pls don't @ me about this if you can't appreciate the lyricism.

    32. "Even When I'm Sleeping" – Leonardo's Bride

    Mushroom/Sony

    A truly underrated love song.

    33. "My Island Home" – Christine Anu

    Parole

    A classic.

    34. "Not Pretty Enough" – Kasey Chambers

    EMI

    You may have this stuck in your head for the rest of the day now.

    35. "Great Southern Land" – Icehouse

    Regular Records

    This song just appears to be played anywhere and everywhere.

    36. "Catch My Disease" – Ben Lee

    New West Records

    Catchy AF.

    37. "Buses and Trains" – Bachelor Girl

    Gotham Records

    This song is so good and I will not hear a negative word about it.

    38. "Absolutely Everybody" – Vanessa Amorosi

    Universal

    What a voice.

    39. "I Still Call Australia Home" – Peter Allen

    youtube.com

    This song might make you cry because Peter Allen was a deadset legend, or because it'll make you think of Qantas ads. Either one.

    40. "Treaty" – Youthu Yindi

    Mushroom

    Proof that music is important.

    41. "Jessie's Girl" – Rick Springfield

    RCA

    Reminds you of: being in some country pub and losing your shit to this song.

    42. "Stop Calling Me" – Shakaya

    youtube.com

    TUNE.

    43. "Poison" – Bardot

    Warner Music

    Maybe the best track of 2000.

    44. "Me, Myself & I" – Scandal'us

    youtube.com

    The band may have been short-lived, but this song will live forever.

    45. "Strawberry Kisses" – Nikki Webster

    youtube.com

    As if you could end this list on anything but this hit?

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