Need a soundtrack for your Australia Day festivities? Give this cringe-free, home-grown playlist a whirl.
Snags? Check. Veggie patties? Check. Tomato sauce? Check.
If you’re planning to spend your long weekend perched around the barbeque (or beach, or pool, or lounge room…), there’s one thing you don’t want to forget: an awesome home-grown playlist. Oh, and sunscreen – you want to be eating lobster, not looking like one.
Nothing screams Australian summer like the roaring riffs of INXS, the soaring vocals of the Temper Trap, or Clare Bowditch's beautiful lyrics. Here's a selection of some of our favourite Aussie tracks, cherry-picked from years gone by and right now. Hit 'play', get to work on some of our delicious Australia Day barbeque recipes, and enjoy.
Crowded House: Don't Dream It's Over (okay, yes, half of the original members hail from New Zealand. But we're claiming them. Just this once.)
INXS: New Sensation (we love Michael Hutchence's moves in this one)
Kylie Minogue: Can't Get You Out of My Head (yep, it's gonna get stuck in your head)
Gotye ft. Kimbra: Somebody that I Used To Know (all together now; somebodyyyyyy)
Midnight Oil: Power and the Passion (don't forget to perform your best Peter Garrett dance)
Over to you - what have we missed? What's your favourite Aussie song?
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