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21 Iconic Aussie Songs Turning 10 In 2017

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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