The iVillage Australia Day playlist

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.

Forgetting something?

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.


Powderfinger: My Happiness

Missy Higgins: Steer

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.)

John Farnham: You're the Voice

Jet: Are You Gonna Be My Girl?

Angus and Julia Stone

Angus and Julia Stone: Mango Tree

Clare Bowditch: Are You Ready Yet?

Vance Joy: Riptide

INXS: New Sensation (we love Michael Hutchence's moves in this one)

Silverchair: Tomorrow

AC/DC: You Shook Me All Night Long

The Whitlams: Thank You

The Preatures: Is This How You Feel? 

Kylie Minogue (remember this?)

Kylie Minogue: Can't Get You Out of My Head (yep, it's gonna get stuck in your head)

Washington: Sunday Best

Temper Trap: Sweet Disposition

Cold Chisel: Khe Sahn

The Rubens: Lay It Down

Paul Kelly: To Her Door

Gotye and Kimbra

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)

Hunters and Collectors: Holy Grail

Men at Work: Down Under

Jess Mauboy: Pop a Bottle

Over to you - what have we missed? What's your favourite Aussie song? 

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