The Top 30 Australian Songs 1926-2001

The Cedar Lounge Revolution

Stumbled across this online recently and not a lot to complain about here, some great groups represented in this list from 2001 of the APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) Top 30 Australian songs released between 1926 and 2001 – though the earliest track appears to be from 1957. The Go-Betweens – natch! The Triffids, Midnight Oil, AC/DC, A certain N. Cave, the Saints and so on. But… nothing by The Church? And call me mad, Crowded House, fair enough, but nothing from their precursor Split Enz who were a likeable crew. Though watching this perhaps they took that Bowie 1980 style just a bit too seriously…

Mind you, in fairness check this out and see what names might have cropped up on that list.

This here is a better overview, I think, stretching to all of 100 Best Australian Albums, as determined by:

Toby Creswell, Craig Mathieson and John O’Donnell…

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