Top 100 Best Aussie Songs Of All Time - Max

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Daddy Cool’s classic, Eagle Rock has taken out the number one spot in MAX’s countdown of the Top 100 'Greatest Australian Songs Of All Time' - as determined by a panel of Australia's finest musicians.

Eagle Rock, the debut hit single for the Melbourne rock outfit, is an Australian anthem and at the time of its release broke national chart records. Making up the Top 10 in the countdown was (2) The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind, (3) You Am I - Berlin Chair, (4) INXS - Never Tear Us Apart, (5) AC/DC - It’s A Long Way To The Top, (6) Cold Chisel - Flame Trees, (7) Midnight Oil - Power And The Passion (8) Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning, (9) AC/DC - Highway To Hell, (10) Divinyls - Pleasure And Pain.



AC/DC had the most appearances, with seven of their songs making the list of 100. Gotye’s worldwide monster hit, Somebody That I Used To Know just missed out on the Top 10, coming in at number 11 ahead of his 2007 release, Hearts A Mess. Other artists featured in the countdown include Paul Kelly, Stevie Wright, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Crowded House, Australian Crawl, Hunters & Collectors, The Saints and more.

MAX surveyed some of the country’s greatest songwriters and artists to decide the Top 100. Ian 'Molly' Meldrum hosted the show which included contributors:  Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, Wally De Backer, Daryl Braithwaite, Don Walker, John Butler, Tina Arena, Keith Urban, James Reyne, Megan Washington, Kasey Chambers, Andrew Stockdale and many more.

Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' was #11




100. I Was Only 19 – Redgum

99. So Beautiful – Pete Murray
98. Horses – Daryl Braithwaite
97. Just Keep Walking ­– INXS
96. The Day You Went Away – Wendy Matthews
95. Early Warning – Baby Animals
94. Everyone’s Waiting – Missy Higgins
93. Sounds Of Then ­– Gang Gajang
92. Do You Love Me ­– Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
91. Tucker’s Daughter – Ian Moss

90. You’re The Voice ­– John Farnham
89. Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden
88. Jailbreak ­– AC/DC
87. She’s So Fine – The Easybeats
86. April Sun in Cuba – Dragon
85. To Her Door ­– Paul Kelly
84. Breathe Me – Sia
83. Treaty – Yothu Yindi
82. Into Temptation – Crowded House
81. Wish You Well – Bernard Fanning

80. Girls On the Avenue – Richard Clapton

79. Rock ‘n’ Roll Outlaw – Rose Tattoo
78. My Happiness – Powderfinger
77. Don’t Change ­– INXS
76. Horror Movie – Skyhooks
75. Chains – Tina Arena
74. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
73. High Voltage – AC/DC
72. Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
71. ! (The Song Formerly Known As) – Regurgitator



70. Short Memory – Midnight Oil
69. Clap Your Hands – Sia
68. Rain – Dragon
67. That Ain’t Bad – Ratcat
66. Great Southern Land – Icehouse
65. Down Under ­– Men At Work
64. Coma – Max Sharam
63. Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - The Angels
62. I Touch Myself – Divinyls
61. Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House

60. Can’t Help Myself – Icehouse

59. What’s My Scene? – Hoodoo Gurus
58. Come Said the Boy – Mondo Rock
57. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue        
56. The Unguarded Moment – The Church
55. Took The Children Away – Archie Roach
54. Khe Sanh – Cold Chisel
53. We Can Get Together – Icehouse
52. New York Mining Disaster 1941 – Bee Gees&
51. Torn – Natalie Imbruglia



50. Almost With You – The Church
49. TNT – AC/DC
48. From St Kilda to Kings Cross – Paul Kelly
47. Red Right Hand – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
46. Straight Lines – Silverchair
45. Help Is On Its Way – Little River Band
44. Working Class Man – Jimmy Barnes
43. Nips Are Getting Bigger – Mental As Anything
42. One Crowded Hour – Augie March
41. The Honeymoon Is Over – The Cruel Sea

40. Boys In Town – Divinyls

39. Fall At Your Feet – Crowded House
38. (I’m) Stranded – The Saints
37. The Carnival Is Over – The Seekers
36. Forever Now –  Cold Chisel
35. Need You Tonight – INXS
34. Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy) – Billy Thorpe
33. Heavy Heart – You Am I
32. The Real Thing – Russell Morris
31. Cattle and Cane – The Go-Betweens



30. I’ll Be Gone – Spectrum
29. Before Too Long – Paul Kelly
28. Wide Open Road – The Triffids
27. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
26. Bad Boy For Love – Rose Tattoo
25. Under The Milky Way – The Church
24. Hey Little Girl – Icehouse
23. The Loved One – The Loved Ones
22. Alone With You – Sunnyboys
21. Throw Your Arms Around Me – Hunters & Collectors

20. Reckless – Australian Crawl

19. Solid Rock – Goanna
18. Know Your Product – The Saints
17. Quasimodo’s Dream – The Reels
16. Into My Arms ­– Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
15. Back In Black ­– AC/DC
14. How To Make Gravy – Paul Kelly
13. Evie – Stevie Wright
12. Hearts A Mess – Gotye
11. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye



10. Pleasure And Pain – Divinyls
9. Highway To Hell – AC/DC
8. Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
7. Power And The Passion – Midnight Oil
6. Flame Trees – Cold Chisel
5. It’s A Long Way To The Top – AC/DC
4. Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
3. Berlin Chair – You Am I
2. Friday On My Mind – The Easybeats
1. Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool
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