It was impossible to pick a single song so I picked this one as it holds specific significance. Great lens and featured on Quiz- How Much Do You Know About Australia. Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on July 21, 2012: This was fun! I'm sure you said "yes," so I know you are going to like the funny Australian songs I'll share with you here. The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, … I love your lens. Do you like funny songs? They performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2002 and 2003, when they were nominated for the Perrier Award. His albums feature folk songs and songs that he writes himself. John Greenway performs a sampling of the 400 folksongs he collected in Australia. Change ), This entry was posted on January 15, 2020, in. He has won one ARIA Music Award . I also think you might be familiar with some of them. They have a version of Frosty the Yobbo. ‘Dance Monkey’ has beaten previous record holder ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran which held #1 for 15 weeks back in 2017. 6. i really enjoyed watching them. A comedy show talking about the events from the week gone. It sounded simple enough. They are a fun-loving people. Nicely done. You'll recognize some of the tunes on these song parodies but Aussie Christmas have unique lyrics. Some really funny songs. 13) Dumb Things – Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls (1989). It looks very Australian ... from an Australian point of view. Stork (1971) Australian comedy directed by Tim Burstall and featured Jacki Weaver. I lived in Australia for … 12) King of the Mountain – Midnight Oil (1990). Already here, and love the take-the-piss songs! Find the best Australian songs that have ever been released, pop them in a list, add a few links, and away you go. Someday I'd like to visit Australia. Pauline Pantsdown - I Don’t Like It (1998) Seriously, how could this not be our #1 pick? There was Ted Egan, Bloodwood and once a week, the folk music perfomances. Everything on this page either made me laugh or say wow! Still won’t forgive the older lady next to me who got up to go to the loo right as this song was hitting its crescendo! I'm sure you said "yes," so I know you are going to like the funny Australian songs I'll share with you here. She loves the place and has made herself our official tourist promoter. With over half a billion view and counting – this catchy song appeals with Tones’ distinctive sound. I see your work was rewarded with a very well deserved Purple Star. Quasimodo’s Dream – The Reels 16. My stats tell me that most of my blog visitors are from the United States so I hope this post is a bit of a cultural learning experience for you. There are many original songs from songwriters Down Under too. Santa again in a ute, … I've heard them calling in the bush and it is a remarkable laughing sound they make. Alvin Purple (1973) Australian comedy directed by Tim Burstall starring Graeme Blundell and Abigail. Oh well thanks for the laughs. Some day we'll be visiting Australia for sure. Well into her 4th decade of performing, the hits are numerous but this song is famous for those gold hotpants. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Mentions of salt water people, living by the sea and turtle spears. by Outkast). 16) You’re the Voice – John Farnham (1986). Paul Kelly is about Australian as it gets. This song hit number 1 in the US and also garnered Springfield a Grammy win. Anu’s cover of this song was altered slightly to reflect her origins as a Torres Strait Islander. 20. The so-called glory days of pub rock might have been a thing of the past, but the ethic that came with it remained. 12 Days of an Australian Christmas Twelve Days of Christmas is a staple of anyone’s Christmas music playlist. 2) Sounds of Then (This is Australia) – GANGgajang (1985). Probably the one place on earth I would like to go back to. In terms of celebrations – its our national holiday much in the way Independence Day is for Americans. Thanks for opening my eyes! Some hilarious songs on this lens, and I am also a proud Australian. This song has broken just about every record there is, but the most impressive is most number of weeks at the top of the ARIA charts in Australia (at time of writing this was 23 weeks! Classic tracks like ’40 years on an Iceberg’, ‘I Stuck my Head in a little Skunk’s Hole’ and ‘My Name is Joe’ will bring back memories of campfire fun. Great lens. Two Weeks Ago. Great lens. Hearts A Mess – Gotye 11. Suggested by JeiceWarrior. What?! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I love this lens on funny Australian songs. Excellent lens :) great job on the videos. The songs, in order, were "Bowie", "Ladies of the World", "Petrov, Yelyena and Me", and "Hotties". I used to love watching the Paul Hogan show years ago, and we used to have some great Fosters and Castlemaine XXXX commercials on tv too. With a band name like Goanna, you can’t really get more Aussie than that? I’ve tried to pick a mix of genres and they are all upbeat tunes that you’d want to listen to at a BBQ. Australia has such a rich heritage and sometimes quirky sense of humor. Great lens. Solid Rock – Goanna 18. 17) Way Out West – James Blundell & James Reyne (1992 ). The beer box on the table is used like a drum for him to tap along with his singing. Yes, the 80s was a ripper decade for Australian music. 2020 update – Now with Australia Day 2020 – 25 Bangers Spotify Playlist! Maybe I’m just jealous that our anthem doesn’t feature the bad ass phrases ‘rockets red glare’ and ‘bomb’s bursting in air’. ‘ I Don’t Like … Controversy occurred with what is claimed as the unintentional plagiarism of the flute riff from the old children’s song ‘Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree’. 2 Last Week. Let’s face it. This song talks about the struggles the Aboriginal people have had since the arrival of the British. This one’s a little stranger. That was wicked cool! Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Sydney born Iggy put Australian rap on the map with this 2014 song. Ellen de Casmaker from Powell RIver BC on January 11, 2012: Thank you for the lift in my day. If you'd like to read more about what Christmas is like in Australia, take a look at Christmas Down Under. Here's a sampling for your listening pleasure. No one in Australian comedy boasts a CV as lengthy as Wil Anderson’s, a razor-sharp … Channel Nine used this as part of an advertising campaign in 1996 and brought the song to a whole new generation. You'll be glad you did. https://manofmany.com/entertainment/movies-tv/best-australian-tv-series A while back while on a cruise a delightfully bogan woman who had to be at least in her 70’s, mutton dressed as lamb took to the dance floor solo while the ship’s Filipino cover band belted out this song. Into My Arms – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 15. During the trip, they taught us a song with the refrain, "Singin' ho, tiddlee oh, rip *#!@&! Huge honour. It would be remiss of me not to include this recent smash hit in this updated list. You will all want to visit Aus after yu see Oprah's take on it in January. keep up the good work... Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on January 18, 2012: Excellent lens. A renowned American Folklorist specializing in songs of social protest, Greenway was best known for maintaining that protest songs are folksongs as well. Ask any Australian, if they hear one of these songs when they are travelling it will make them feel instantly proud and homesick. They have a great sense of humor and a laid-back attitude towards life. Most Americans dream of taking a trip down under. I'd love to visit Australia if it meant seeing that One-Man Beer Bottle Band in person. The music of Australia includes plenty of humorous tunes and novelty songs that reflects this attitude. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 1 fixtures. Probably the biggest Aussie album of that decade. Thank you! I recognize one song, my boomerang wont come back. In this case it means large kangaroos. Ruiner!! Frischy from Kentucky, USA on August 18, 2011: The beer ads were great, and made me thirsty! “ Yum, Yum, pig ’ s Girl – Rick Springfield ( 1980.... 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