Your FAVOURITE and LEAST FAVOURITE Aussie Songs ??

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Post by bigswifty » 05 Feb 2018, 18:07

Well since you didn't mention Buffalo it seems I will have to do it for you hehehehe
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Post by Boopbohead » 05 Feb 2018, 22:11

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - great Aussie song.
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Post by BassLine » 05 Feb 2018, 22:55

WOW!!
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05 Feb 2018, 11:40
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ahh the sophistication of the Australian public, Joe Dolce has a massive hit coz Aussies were still giggling at foreign accents after they'd been here for more than 50 years, stay classy Oz lol rotfl pmsl
It was a world wide hit -

"Shaddap You Face" went to #1 for eight weeks on the Australian pop charts in 1980. It reached Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 21 February 1981 and stayed there for three weeks until 14 March 1981—keeping Ultravox's single Vienna out of the top spot for all the three weeks it was there. The song became the 15th biggest hit of 1981 in the UK.[4]

"Shaddap You Face" was also Number 1 in 11 other countries. There have been over 50 different foreign language cover versions, and hundreds more published informally on YouTube with new versions being recorded and uploaded every year. The original release sold over 6 million copies and has remained the most successful Australian-produced single in Australian music history for 33 years straight, with sales of over 450,000 copies. It was Australia's first triple platinum recording by the old count of 100,000 units equaling platinum status, which has since changed to 75,000 units, then 50,000, and finally 70,000 units.[citation needed] In 2002, "Shaddap You Face" also overtook Slim Dusty's 22-year longevity record for "A Pub with No Beer", which went to Number 1 in 1957, and was Australia's first gold record and only gold 78rpm record.

In the US, the song peaked at No. 53 in the summer of 1981 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 43 on the Cash Box Top 100,[5] and No. 24 on Record World. However, it was regularly played on the Dr. Demento show to the point of being No. 6 on the year-end Funny 25 that year. In Canada, "Shaddap You Face" reached number two for two weeks.

Lou Monte released a cover of the song in 1981. Other notable cover versions have been done by KRS-One (hip-hop), EMF (British), Andrew Sachs (Manuel, of Fawlty Towers), Werner Böhm, alias: Gottlieb Wendehals (German, title: Mensch, ärger dich nicht), Sheila (French, titled: Et Ne La Ramène Pas), Dingetje (Dutch, titled: Houtochdiekop), De Strangers (muziekgroep (Dutch, titled: Agget Mor Fret), Volker Rosin und die Lollypops (German, titled: Hörst du nicht die Kuh - Muh!), Franco Franchi with the duo, Franco e Ciccio (Italian, title: Alì Alì Alè), an Aboriginal language version by Gnarnyarrhe Waitairie, a Papua New Guinean version by The Breeze Band (title: "Pasim Pes Bilong Yu" – pidgin version), and even a spoken word interpretation by Samuel L. Jackson.
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bigswifty wrote:
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* Coulda chosen lots of things off this album, but let's go with Shylock

Good choice Mike - that's my fave Oz album. But I still love the extended Evie as a "song" - and it's wonderful to play all 3 parts live.

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Good choice Mike - that's my fave Oz album. But I still love the extended Evie as a "song" - and it's wonderful to play all 3 parts live.
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Post by rodl2005 » 06 Feb 2018, 10:33

I'll agree with most of the posts so far. What About Me ... I remember thinking at the time.. when it 1st appeared on Countdown... what ABOUT you? Mullet... check... gawd awful song.. check... ugly... check... (Ok. The ugly part is subjective..I s'pose ;) ) but .. sadly, I knew, know, a decent pop song when I hear it, & I KNEW it'd be a successful song.. dammitt! There's been many many songs that I've very much disliked (hate is such a strong word... but could easily suffice here- Again... sadly) that I KNEW would be successful pop songs.
I loved early Midnight Oil...1st two albums, my mates and I would listen to, amongst the Led Zep, Queen, Chic, Angels Talking Heads etc.. & loved em (still do) but...I couldn't come to grips with their later stuff... Again I realised they were decent songs, could see where they were coming from... agreed with their polly-tix etc etc... but... just couldn't enjoy their 10,9,8,7,6....... or later stuff
Again... loved early... well most...Cold Chisel...(of course I got sick to death of Khe Sahn (?) As it was on in every pub, every radio station, every day all day for 10,000 years... but I still liked their stuff... well written, talented folk playing tastefully etc etc... but, as mentioned above... Barnesy's later- solo - stuff. Left me cold... working class man left me hot under the collar... with distaste.
In the later 80s I was into rap, electro, funk etc... and most of what was being played on Aus radio.... was (in the words of whatchamacallit from Pulp Fiction) "very f×#€☆in far from being alright"
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Post by Aussie Mark » 06 Feb 2018, 14:05

On the Men At Work topic, as annoying at Down Under is, how awesome is Overkill? What a fabulous song! This acoustic version makes the hairs on my neck stand up ......


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On the Men At Work topic, as annoying at Down Under is, how awesome is Overkill? What a fabulous song! This acoustic version makes the hairs on my neck stand up ......


Yeah that's a good one. I bought his solo record "Going Somewhere" and was almost blown away. I love it. Beautiful voice, songs are great and the acoustic on this record sounds awesome. I find it a relaxing record to listen too
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Post by BazzBass » 07 Feb 2018, 11:17

tearalong wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 11:40
BazzBass wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 10:32
ahh the sophistication of the Australian public, Joe Dolce has a massive hit coz Aussies were still giggling at foreign accents after they'd been here for more than 50 years, stay classy Oz lol rotfl pmsl
It was a world wide hit -

"Shaddap You Face" went to #1 for eight weeks on the Australian pop charts in 1980. It reached Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 21 February 1981 and stayed there for three weeks until 14 March 1981—keeping Ultravox's single Vienna out of the top spot for all the three weeks it was there. The song became the 15th biggest hit of 1981 in the UK.[4]

"Shaddap You Face" was also Number 1 in 11 other countries. There have been over 50 different foreign language cover versions, and hundreds more published informally on YouTube with new versions being recorded and uploaded every year. The original release sold over 6 million copies and has remained the most successful Australian-produced single in Australian music history for 33 years straight, with sales of over 450,000 copies. It was Australia's first triple platinum recording by the old count of 100,000 units equaling platinum status, which has since changed to 75,000 units, then 50,000, and finally 70,000 units.[citation needed] In 2002, "Shaddap You Face" also overtook Slim Dusty's 22-year longevity record for "A Pub with No Beer", which went to Number 1 in 1957, and was Australia's first gold record and only gold 78rpm record.

In the US, the song peaked at No. 53 in the summer of 1981 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 43 on the Cash Box Top 100,[5] and No. 24 on Record World. However, it was regularly played on the Dr. Demento show to the point of being No. 6 on the year-end Funny 25 that year. In Canada, "Shaddap You Face" reached number two for two weeks.

Lou Monte released a cover of the song in 1981. Other notable cover versions have been done by KRS-One (hip-hop), EMF (British), Andrew Sachs (Manuel, of Fawlty Towers), Werner Böhm, alias: Gottlieb Wendehals (German, title: Mensch, ärger dich nicht), Sheila (French, titled: Et Ne La Ramène Pas), Dingetje (Dutch, titled: Houtochdiekop), De Strangers (muziekgroep (Dutch, titled: Agget Mor Fret), Volker Rosin und die Lollypops (German, titled: Hörst du nicht die Kuh - Muh!), Franco Franchi with the duo, Franco e Ciccio (Italian, title: Alì Alì Alè), an Aboriginal language version by Gnarnyarrhe Waitairie, a Papua New Guinean version by The Breeze Band (title: "Pasim Pes Bilong Yu" – pidgin version), and even a spoken word interpretation by Samuel L. Jackson.
and your point is? lol

just because it was a hit elsewhere doesn't make my comment false.. AUSSIES bought it coz they like laughing at a foreign accent. As a victim of racial discrimination for 56 years I still stand by my comments :) and frankly anyone elses opinion won't change my thoughts
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Post by Soong » 07 Feb 2018, 12:24

HOW HAS NO ONE MENTIONED HORSES????!!!!!


***and before you complain about how it's not actually Aussie blah blah blah, yes i know it's a cover.
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Post by narcdor » 07 Feb 2018, 13:03

Soong wrote:
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HOW HAS NO ONE MENTIONED HORSES????!!!!!


***and before you complain about how it's not actually Aussie blah blah blah, yes i know it's a cover.
I still don't get the kids digging this song.
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Post by tearalong » 07 Feb 2018, 13:19

BazzBass wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 11:17
tearalong wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 11:40
BazzBass wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 10:32
ahh the sophistication of the Australian public, Joe Dolce has a massive hit coz Aussies were still giggling at foreign accents after they'd been here for more than 50 years, stay classy Oz lol rotfl pmsl
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and your point is? lol

just because it was a hit elsewhere doesn't make my comment false.. AUSSIES bought it coz they like laughing at a foreign accent. As a victim of racial discrimination for 56 years I still stand by my comments :) and frankly anyone elses opinion won't change my thoughts
Agree completely - I have never liked it - my point was that the "sophistication of the Australian public" was the same as the sophistication of the rest of the world - they were pretty crass times everywhere
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Post by BazzBass » 07 Feb 2018, 15:32

yes you are speaking the truth mate :)
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Post by bigswifty » 07 Feb 2018, 20:51

Soong wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 12:24
HOW HAS NO ONE MENTIONED HORSES????!!!!!


***and before you complain about how it's not actually Aussie blah blah blah, yes i know it's a cover.
His other big hit "Rise" definitely qualifies as Australian. The co-writer, Paul Reed, is still gigging in Sydney and around the world with Stormcellar and sits in with us from time to time. He's also active with some of the Sydney jam nights.

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