Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Australian Songs of All Time till 2017. Australia is one of the most famous countries in the world for several reasons. Some of the reasons include the high growth in their economy, the beauty in the architecture of their cities especially Sydney, the high quality of life both social and political. Last but not least the beauty in the music that comes from this country. In this country, several musicians and music have been recognized worldwide for the amazing songs that are produced from this country.
Our main focus today is not on all the songs that come from Australia but the best that have remained to be the best in all times and seasons. Below is a list of the top ten best Australian songs of all times.
List of Top 10 Best Australian Songs of All Time till 2017
10. Quasimodo’s Dream by The Reels
This is one of the best songs that were produced back in 1981 by the Reels. It was composed and written by Dave Mason and has been an amazing choice for Australians and even to those persons who do not reside in this amazing country. This song is now listed among the classic songs of the 80’s that has been a sensation to all fans and lovers of the pop band The Reels.
9. Throw Your Arms Around Me by Hunter and Collectors
This amazing Australian song was produced back in the 80’s and to be more specific in 1984. Several songwriter and musicians wrote it but Hunters and Collectors performed it. It is about a man who wishes that his love will always lean on him both in times of needs and when it is happy time. It is an amazing choice for all those music lovers whose love for love song is incredible.
8. What’s My Scene by Hoodoo Gurus
What’s my scene is one of the best Australian songs which have been a classic song even to date. This song was produced back in 1987 and in that year, it won the third position in the Australian Music Chart. This song has been reworked by several singer due to its uniqueness in the message it delivers. It is one of the modern anthems that are used even in Rugby Leagues. One song is worth listening to.
7. Long Way to the Top by AC/DC
This is an Aussie song that was composed and sang to tell every aspiring singer that for him or her to make it to the top in Rock n Roll they need to work their way up and not expect success to come to them in a silver plate. It was released in 1975 and is one of the best rock song to have been released by Australian rock singers AC/DC. The lyrics on this song are an inspiration to many modern rock stars.
6. For the Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes
This is one of the hit songs that was released in 1985 by one famous rock singer Jimmy Barnes. This song is from one of the albums by the name Jimmy Barnes. In this song Jimmy sang about what it takes to be an Australian and the tributes and traits associated to being a working man in Australia especially in the 80’s. This song should definitely be the choice for all lover of Australian history.
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5. Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil
The music industry is one of the key industries that can be used in advocating for the rights of people through the messages they deliver in their songs. This is the case for this Australian song that was sang by one of the famous rock singers Midnight Oil. This song was a major hit not only in the music chart but among the political leaders as it was all about giving back Australian land to the people of western Australia. This is one of the Top 10 Best Australian Songs of All Time till 2017.
4. Cold Chisel by Khe Sanh
Music is one of the best ways to inspire individuals in the society through different ways. Singers have been known as a source of motivation for many people especially through their music. This song is one of those songs that are used by different singers to encourage and inspire people. It was released in 1978 and the lyrics focused on the struggle by Australian Vietnam veterans as they tried to fit back in the society that they once belonged to.
3. Sound of Then ( This is Australia) by GANGgajang
GANGgajang is one of the bands in Australia that was very famous especially due to their success in the kind of music that they produced. This song by the title Sound of Then or simply this is Australia was the song that made them to be brought in the limelight when it was used in several promotions in 1996. If you look at Australian music most of them are about the heritage of Australian people. This is definitely the best song when you hear the sound of it.
2. Down Under by Men At Work
Most of the best songs that come from Australia are sang and composed by bands. This song was sang by Men At work band and it was a patriotic song that was on top of music chart not only in Australia but also in Britain and America making this band to be very famous worldwide for their amazing music. Its lyrics are all about the different aspects of Australian development.
1. True Blue by John Williamson
The best song when it comes to the songs that have a major hit in Australia is this song. One famous singer in Aussie music industry John Williamson sang this song. It was released in 1981 and it is a folk song that has been a major hit among the Australians. This song is famous simply because it is composed of Aussie slang lyrics that talk about the Australian way of life and the hidden meanings about mateship. This is definitely the best song of all times in Australia and outside Australia.
These are the top ten best Australian songs of all time and 2017 that every Australian and music research whose field of study is Australian music should have on their playlist.