Rock Australia

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Rock Australia

JOURNEY THROUGH 100 ROCK SONGS FROM AUSTRALIA

Rock Australia

rock Australia

Australia's country-folk tradition has its roots in the country's British colonial past. A direct heir to the 1954-56 advent of rockabilly in America, ‘Wild one’ (Johnny O’Keefe, 1958) was the first Australian rock’n’roll song to reach a wide audience. Subsequently, the Australian rock scene enjoyed recurring international success due in particular to the following artists:

∙  60s  ∙  Frank Ifield, Ray Brown & the Whispers, The Easybeats, Bee Gees (Anglo-Australian), John Rowles  ∙  70s  ∙  Spectrum, AC/DC, Little River Band, John Paul Young  ∙  80s  ∙  Madness, Flash & the Pan, Men At Work, Midnight Oil, Icehouse, Crowded House, John Farnham, The Triffids, Inxs, The Church, The Go-Betweens  ∙  90s  ∙  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Hoodoo Gurus, Jenny Morris (NZ), Savage Garden, Natalie Imbruglia, Madison Avenue  ∙  2000s-2010s  ∙  Kylie Minogue, Empire Of The Sun, Gabriella Cilmi, Gotye, Lorde (NZ), Sia, Betty Who  ∙

 

ROCK HITS from down under

∙  1958  ∙  Wild one (Johnny O'Keefe)  ∙  1962  ∙  I remember you (Frank Ifield)  ∙  1965  ∙  Fool fool fool (Ray Brown & the Whispers)  ∙  1966  ∙  She's my baby (Johnny O'Keefe)  ∙  Friday on my mind (The Easybeats)  ∙  Spicks and specks (Bee Gees)  ∙  1968  ∙  If I only had time (John Rowles)  ∙  1971  ∙  I'll be gone (Spectrum)  ∙  1975  ∙  It's a long way to the top if you want to rock'n'roll (AC/DC)  ∙  1978  ∙  Love is in the air (John Paul Young)  ∙  Reminiscing (Little River Band)  ∙  1979  ∙  One step beyond (Madness)  ∙  Walking in the rain (Flash and the Pan)  ∙

∙  1980  ∙  Hells bells (AC/DC)  ∙  1982  ∙  Down under (Men At Work)  ∙  Hey little girl (Icehouse)  ∙  Waiting for a train (Flash & the Pan )  ∙  1983  ∙  Short Memory  (Midnight Oil)  ∙  1986  ∙  Don't dream it's over (hey now) (Crowded House)  ∙  You're the voice (John Farnham)  ∙  Wide open road (The Triffids)  ∙  1987  ∙  Devil inside (Inxs)  ∙  1988  ∙  Under the Milky Way (The Church)  ∙  Streets of your town (The Go-Betweens)  ∙  1990  ∙  The weeping song (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)  ∙  1991  ∙  1000 miles away (Hoodoo Gurus)  ∙  Break in the weather (Jenny Morris /NZ)  ∙  1997  ∙  To the moon and back (Savage Garden)  ∙  Torn (Natalie Imbruglia)  ∙  1999  ∙  Don't call me baby (Madison Avenue)  ∙

∙  2001  ∙  Can't get you out of my head (Kylie Minogue)  ∙  2008  ∙  We are the people (Empire Of The Sun)  ∙  Sweet about me (Gabriella Cilmi)  ∙  2011  ∙  Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)  (Gotye)  ∙  2012  ∙  Royals (Lorde /NZ)  ∙  2014  ∙  Chandelier (Sia)  ∙  2016  ∙  I love you always forever (Betty Who)  ∙