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Nothing needed from me, as the southernmost man explains it all:

c s 1987's Personal Top Ten

I have heard many Songfactors say they participate in Top Tens mainly to discover music they are not familiar with. My Personal Top Ten is aimed at those people. It is an All Australian Personal Top Ten, focusing mainly on Australian songs that are popular here, but not overseas. I have only included songs that I like (it is a PTT, after all), but I have ensured there is some variety in genres.

I realise that almost everyone will have to listen to the whole playlist in order to have heard enough of the songs to participate, so I am expecting less voters than usual. To those who do vote, thank you. :)

Youtube Playlist

Ride On – AC/DC

Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - The Angels

Bombora – The Atlantics

The Boys Light Up - Australian Crawl

Rush You – Baby Animals

Spicks And Specks – The Bee Gees

Cigarettes Will Kill You – Ben Lee

Chained To The Wheel – The Black Sorrows

Don’t You Think It’s Time – Bob Evans

Run To Paradise - Choirboys

Unguarded Moment - The Church

Bow River - Cold Chisel

Flame Trees - Cold Chisel

Four Walls - Cold Chisel

Saturday Night – Cold Chisel

Standing On The Outside - Cold Chisel

Four Seasons In One Day – Crowded House

Good Times - The Easybeats

Foreign Land - Eskimo Joe

Picture Frames – Georgia Fair

Learnalilgivinanlovin - Gotye

The Nosebleed Section – Hilltop Hoods

Bittersweet - Hoodoo Gurus

Throw Your Arms Around Me – Hunters And Collectors

Great Southern Land - Icehouse

By My Side - INXS

Look What You’ve Done - Jet

Zebra - John Butler Trio

You’re The Voice – John Farnham

Come On Come On – Little Birdy

Short Memory - Midnight Oil

The Special Two – Missy Higgins

Come Said The Boy – Mondo Rock

Lights Of Manos - Orianthi

To Her Door – Paul Kelly

My Happiness – Powderfinger

Oipic - Powderfinger

(Baby I’ve Got You) On My Mind - Powderfinger

Since You’ve Been Gone – Powderfinger

These Days – Powderfinger

I Was Only Nineteen – Redgum

I’m Stranded – The Saints

Rosanna - Sebastian Hardie

Horror Movie – Skyhooks

Tomorrow – Silverchair

Duncan – Slim Dusty

Red Pony - The Triffids

London Still – The Waifs

White Unicorn – Wolfmother

Treaty – Yothu Yindi

Thanks, Mate. And now its to you, the Songfactor, to do your thing and ...

VOTE!

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1 Lights Of Manos – Orianthi

2 Short Memory - Midnight Oil

3 Run To Paradise - Choirboys

4 White Unicorn – Wolfmother

5 Tomorrow – Silverchair

6 Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - The Angels

7 Ride On – AC/DC

8 Unguarded Moment - The Church

9 Bittersweet - Hoodoo Gurus

10 Look What You’ve Done - Jet

A few of these artists will be on my PTT too, and it's not ACDC or INXS either.

Other good artists that were omitted: Men @ Work, The Vines, and Nick Cave.

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edit: The Jet video in the playlist isn't available.

Strange - it works for me, so I guess some or all EMI videos don't work in the US. I've added an alternative version of the video to the end of the playlist.

Today (the day this thread was opened) is ANZAC Day, which is Australia's main war remembrance day, and also happens to be my fourth Songfacts anniversary. Nice coincidence. :grin:

I hope you all enjoy discovering Australian music. :)

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I'm looking forward to listening Chris. I always like listening to new stuff.

I recognize a few artists names but I'm not sure of the songs. Sometimes I don't think I know them and then find out I do :D

I usually listen to all the lists on Sunday but I won't be able to do that this time. I will have to space it out through the week but I will listen ;)

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I have listened to the songs twice or so... I could listen once more so I would change my votes again... :) so here it goes...

1- Spicks And Specks – The Bee Gees

2- Treaty – Yothu Yindi

3- Good Times - The Easybeats

4- Standing On The Outside - Cold Chisel

5- Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - The Angels

6- Don’t You Think It’s Time – Bob Evans

7- By My Side - INXS

8- Ride On – AC/DC

9- Bittersweet - Hoodoo Gurus

10-Since You’ve Been Gone – Powderfinger

Thank you, Chris!!! :thumbsup:

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1. Look What You've Done - Jet

2. Bittersweet - Hoodoo Gurus

3. Since You've Been Gone - Powderfinger

4. Bow River - Cold Chisel

5. Ride On - AC/DC

6. Great Southern Land - Icehouse

7. Short Memory - Midnight Oil

8. White Unicorn - Wolfmother

9. Come Said The Boy - Mondo Rock

10. Standing On The Outside - Cold Chisel

Wow!...a whole sh*tload that even I haven't heard before! Love the Hoodoo Gurus! They've never gotten their due respect.

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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1.The Boys Light Up - Australian Crawl

2.Zebra - John Butler Trio

3.Bow River - Cold Chisel

4.The Nosebleed Section - Hilltop Hoods

5.Four Seasons In One Day – Crowded House

6.Flame Trees - Cold Chisel

7.Treaty – Yothu Yindi

8.Sebastian Hardie Rosanna

9.Powderfinger - These Days

10.Orianthi - Lights Of Manos

Thank you Chris I really enjoyed your list :D I only knew a few of the songs but recognized many of the artists. Theirs some on there I will be adding to my own playlists :bow:

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1. Zebra - John Butler Trio

2. White Unicorn – Wolfmother

3. You’re The Voice – John Farnham

4. Oipic - Powderfinger

5. Rush You – Baby Animals

6. Bow River - Cold Chisel

7. (Baby I’ve Got You) On My Mind - Powderfinger

8. I Was Only Nineteen – Redgum

9. Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - The Angels

10.Lights Of Manos - Orianthi

Great tunes cs! I like Australia even more now ;)

:rockon:

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1. By My Side - INXS

2. Duncan - Slim Dusty

3. Look What You've Done - Jet

4. Bombora - The Atlantics

5. (Baby I've Got You) On My Mind - Powderfinger

6. Tomorrow - Silverchair

7. Zebra - John Butler Trio

8. Standing on The Outside - Cold Chisel

9. Treaty - Yothu Yindi

10. Run To Paradise - Choirboys

I only knew 3 songs off the bat. It was great listening, Chris!

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1. Ride On - AC/DC

2. Look What You've Done - Jet

3. White Unicorn - Wolfmother

4. Tomorrow - Silverchair

5. Since You've Been Gone - Powderfinger

6. Bow River - Cold Chisel

7. By My Side - INXS

8. Zebra - John Butler Trio

9. I'm Stranded - The Saints

10. Lights of Manos - Orianthi

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1. Good Times - The Easybeats

2. Since You've Been Gone - Powderfinger

3. By My Side - INXS

4. Tomorrow – Silverchair

5. Bittersweet - Hoodoo Gurus

6. Spicks And Specks – The Bee Gees

7. White Unicorn – Wolfmother

8. Ride On – AC/DC

9. Unguarded Moment - The Church

10 Flame Trees - Cold Chisel

Wow..these were all pretty much new to me....I liked it! :thumbsup:

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01. "Great Southern Land" by Icehouse (Holy carp! I had totally forgotten about this song. It was featured on Young Einstein :cool: )

02. "Come Said The Boy" by Mondo Rock (another forgotten gem from the 80s)

03. "Horror Movie" by Skyhooks (man, this looks straight out of Phantom Of The Paradise!)

04. "Rush You" by Baby Animals (damn, I'm in l<3ve :cool: )

05. "Learnalilgivinanlovin" by Gotye Film Clip

06. "Bittersweet" by Hoodoo Gurus

07. "Throw Your Arms Around Me" by Hunters And Collectors

08. "Run To Paradise" by The Choirboys

09. "Come On Come On" by Little Birdy

10. "Lights Of Manos" by Orianthi (whoas :cool: )

There were some I had a tough time eliminating, esp. the "Duncan" song, but I think of that as more of a guilty pleasure/novelty song. I didn't like the picks for Midnight Oil, Crowded House, The Church, The Bee Gees, and INXS, so the big names were easy to eliminate and I could concentrate of listening to stuff I've never (or hardly) heard. However, there were some glaring omissions: no Fisher Z, Vitamin Z, Uncanny X-Men/Brian Mannix, Real Life, Neil and Tim Finn, Split Enz, Savage Garden (kings of Wuss Rock), Natalie Imbruglia (even though I hate her), Kylie Minogue, Olivia Neuter-John, Men At Work (overplayed, but still good). I don't think I woulda given other songs a chance, though :headphones:

BEWARE THE POWER OF THE MULLET :elvis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvNYK-LLCAg

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^ Good suggestions BA - I didn't actually realise Fisher Z and Real Life were Australian. I will always consider Split Enz to be a New Zealand band only (it's why they spell Enz with 'NZ'). I couldn't think of any Men At Work songs I would like to nominate at the time I compiled this list, but I have thought of a few since.

Good turnout so far guys - keep the votes coming! :cool:

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However, there were some glaring omissions: no Fisher Z, Vitamin Z, Uncanny X-Men/Brian Mannix, Real Life, Neil and Tim Finn, Split Enz, Savage Garden (kings of Wuss Rock), Natalie Imbruglia (even though I hate her), Kylie Minogue, Olivia Neuter-John, Men At Work

Flash and the Pan... :shades:

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1. Chained To The Wheel – The Black Sorrows

2. To Her Door – Paul Kelly

3. Flame Trees - Cold Chisel

4. Come On Come On – Little Birdy

5. Four Seasons In One Day – Crowded House

6. Good Times - The Easybeats

7. Treaty – Yothu Yindi

8. Ride On – AC/DC

9. Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - The Angels

10. Run To Paradise - Choirboys

HM - Spicks And Specks – The Bee Gees The only song on your list with which I was very familiar; and that from an album I bought at 15 titled Bee Gees 1st. But not among my favorites on that album. However, listening to Barry's composition here, the talent of these very young kids is so evident. All of my life I call yesterday. Great line.

Loved listening to your selections, Chris.

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