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Posted on 5 Jan 2017

21 Iconic Aussie Songs Turning 10 In 2017

Where did my youth go?

1. "Straight Lines" - Silverchair

Eleven

Silverchair made a triumphant comeback with "Straight Lines" after an extended break. The song debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Aria charts.

2. "Untouched" - The Veronicas

Warner

Not only was this song a hit in Australia, it also lit up the US charts, peaking at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

3. "My People" - The Presets

Modular

Released in December of 2007, the song was actually written about asylum seekers in Australian detention centres. It's still hugely popular, 10 years on.

4. "Don't Hold Back" - The Potbelleez

Vicious

If it feels like this song never died, you're probably right. Proving it's longevity, the debut single from The Potbelleez still often gets played on commercials.

5. "Where I Stood" - Missy Higgins

Eleven

Not only was this a hit in Australia, the song has featured on many prominent US shows including One Tree Hill, Grey's Anatomy, Smallville, Friday Night Lights, and Pretty Little Liars.

6. "Lost and Running" - Powderfinger

Universal

"Lost and Running" was Powderfinger's 22nd single. Impress your mates at trivia with that tidbit.

7. "If You Don't Mean It" - Dean Geyer

Sony

After his Australian Idol journey the previous year, Dean Geyer saw commercial success with his first single "If You Don't Mean It".

8. "Pictures" - Sneaky Sound System

Whack

Sorry if this song is in your head for the rest of the day now.

9. "Just A Song About Ping Pong" - Operator Please

EMI

"Nooooo I never wanted to remember this song!" you scream.

Sorry. But after all, it's just a song. A song about ping pong.

10. "20 Good Reasons" - Thirsty Merc

Warner Music

"Tell me baby WHY-EYE-EYE-EYE SHOULD I LET YOU GOOOOOO."

To this day, the song is still the band's highest-charting single!

11. "Loud" - Shannon Noll

Sony

He may be better known for his other one-word song titles such as "Drive" and "Lift", but Shannon Noll still had a hit with "Loud", with the song debuting in the third spot on the Aria singles chart.

12. "Tie Up My Hands" - British India

Shock

The track made the top 50 of the 2007 Triple J's Hottest 100.

13. "Here I Am" - Natalie Gauci

Network 10

Despite being panned by the top three contestants of Australian Idol (turns out they all low-key hated the song), Natalia Gauci's debut single still did quite well... and let's be real, her version was the best.

14. "Opinions Won't Keep You Warm At Night" - Kisschasy

Below Par

Can we take a step back in time and remember how great this music video was? In terms of chart performance, this is Kisschasy's most successful song.

15. "Streetlight" - The Getaway Plan

Boomtown

The first ever video for The Getaway Plan, the song got significant radio airplay on Triple J and was the first single off their debut album Other Voices, Other Rooms.

16. "This Heart Attack" - Faker

EMI

This hugely successful single saw the band nab a top five spot on the Hottest 100 countdown, as well as surging to greater commercial success in 2008.

17. "Better Than" - John Butler Trio

Jarrah/Atlantic

Another addition to the 2007 Hottest 100 top five, the band saw success with this single, and even performed it on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

18. "Vitriol" - Bluejuice

Dew Process

Ten years later this song is still goddamn catchy.

19. "Love Me Like the World Is Ending" - Ben Lee

Inertia Distribution

Hitting the No. 18 spot on the Aria charts and just scraping in for the Hottest 100, "Love Me Like The World Is Ending" also featured on US show Life Unexpected.

20. "Disconnect and Apply" - Dead Letter Circus

MGM Distribution

The first release from the band, "Disconnect and Apply" was the only song to be released as a music video from their first self-titled EP.

21. "In This Life" - Delta Goodrem

Sony

"In This Life" was Delta's eighth No. 1 single!

All songs are depicted as of their release date, not the recording date.

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