Timothy David Minchin AM (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician, and songwriter who refers to himself as a call comedic minstrel. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Christine Larsen from South Australia on July 11, 2012: Nice work Virginia - all the good, the bad and the ugly that make up our Great Southern Land. She loves the place and has made herself our official tourist promoter. Great lens. Into My Arms ­– Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 15. INXS were huge on a global scale in the mid to late 80’s. Probably the one place on earth I would like to go back to. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Great lens and featured on Quiz- How Much Do You Know About Australia. Yellow belly black snakes, cane cockies (Cockatoos), Blacksmiths and cane cutters. Funny songs, and a good presentation of them! While you're in Australia, make a point of taking in some music performances. I recognize one song, my boomerang wont come back. It’s always funny watching athletes on podiums awkwardly mouth to the 3rd verse (that’s really the second verse) because they’ve forgotten the words. Bad Batch. Everyone blames the millennials for ruining everything – but they know a good thing when they hear it! His albums feature folk songs and songs that he writes himself. The Australian Christmas Tree, Nuytsia floribunda, India & South Asia Political & Social Issues. There was Ted Egan, Bloodwood and once a week, the folk music perfomances. One of the all-time greatest pub-rock songs in … It was impossible to pick a single song so I picked this one as it holds specific significance. 12) King of the Mountain – Midnight Oil (1990). It all ended well – shout out to you Mon! Reckless – Australian Crawl 19. Everything on this page either made me laugh or say wow! Carolan Ross from St. Louis, MO on November 16, 2012: I've always wanted to travel to Australia, maybe even LIVE there. Maybe I’m just jealous that our anthem doesn’t feature the bad ass phrases ‘rockets red glare’ and ‘bomb’s bursting in air’. Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on July 21, 2012: This was fun! Maybe it is not considered really Australian. They are a fun-loving people. Tayshus' first single " Australiana " became the biggest selling single in Australian recording history. Probably the biggest Aussie album of that decade. Most of the songs and poems include links to web pages where you can listen to recordings - and sometimes even watch video performances! I lived in Australia for 3 1/2 years and loved the country and the people. I once got flack with my first interaction with a new work colleague for calling this song the Bogan National Anthem. 16) You’re the Voice – John Farnham (1986). They have a great sense of humor and a laid-back attitude towards life. Nicely done. Sometimes unfairly referred to as ‘the singing budgie’, Kylie is Australia’s biggest female vocal export. Loved Charlie Drake when I was growing up. The original song was written about Elcho Island off the coast of Northern Territory. How To Make Gravy – Paul Kelly 13. Classic tracks like ’40 years on an Iceberg’, ‘I Stuck my Head in a little Skunk’s Hole’ and ‘My Name is Joe’ will bring back memories of campfire fun. Did you ever see that movie. A while back while on a cruise a delightfully bogan woman who had to be at least in her 70’s, mutton dressed as lamb took to the dance floor solo while the ship’s Filipino cover band belted out this song. This guy has had that many comeback and final ‘THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE LAST TIME (NO REALLY THIS TIME IT’S FOR REAL)’ concert series I’ve stopped counting. In this case it means large kangaroos. A comedy show talking about the events from the week gone. So fun, I'm featuring it on the Squidoo Music blog ~ Sounds of Joy! To His Cabbage Tree Hat (1925) A Bushman's Lament (1893) The Bushranger (1903) The Bushranger's Song (1847) A Butcher's Lament; The band has had many replacement frontmen after Michael Hutchence’s death in 1997. There are actually 5 verses, but we only ever sing the 1st and 3rd ones. They are both the only artists to have their first two submissions rank as No. AUSTRALIA DIGITAL SONG SALES. Do you love the Australian accent? But he can tap dance something fierce! Most Americans dream of taking a trip down under. Some really funny songs. With a band name like Goanna, you can’t really get more Aussie than that? I lived in Australia for … Channel Nine used this as part of an advertising campaign in 1996 and brought the song to a whole new generation. Your charity will certainly need lots of donations. Solid Rock – Goanna 18. 17) Way Out West – James Blundell & James Reyne (1992 ). I’ve tried to pick a mix of genres and they are all upbeat tunes that you’d want to listen to at a BBQ. This one hit everyone right in the feels when John Williams sung it live at Steve Irwin’s Memorial. RIP Greedy Smith. Made by Australia's Working Dog and featuring guests each week. That was just great - hilarious. Back In Black ­– AC/DC 14. loved your lens! You know, I have wanted to come to Australia for many years and am having second thoughts after that very inviting tourism video, lol! A song about an Aussie Vietnam War vet coming back home and trying to adapt to society again. This album gathers a variety of folksongs that tell of Australian History and folklore. Wikipedia states: "It Pays to Be Funny was an Australian television comedy game show. Christmas Photo (John Williamson) “Yum, yum, pig’s bum, Christmas pudding”. For the next song, I'll clue you in that "boomers" is an adjective used for something large. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Featured in the movie Crocodile Dundee. Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on August 02, 2012: @Othercatt: There are indeed some colorful characters in Australia. I think Australian music is my new favorite kind.. Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on November 16, 2012: @CrossCreations: Maybe we're thinking of the same song..."Kookaburra sits on an old gum tree, Merry merry king of the bush is he, Laugh, kookaburra, laugh.". For some reason they became obsessed with this 1990 song 27 years after its original release. If I had a camera with me I could have retired and lived off the Youtube ad royalties. The songs, in order, were "Bowie", "Ladies of the World", "Petrov, Yelyena and Me", and "Hotties". Thank you! 13) Dumb Things – Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls (1989). He has won one ARIA Music Award . Evie – Stevie Wright 12. Even the title is confusing. 18) Spinning Around – Kylie Minogue (2000). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Thank you. I lived in Darwin Northern Territory for 3 years... loved it. I'm sure you said "yes," so I know you are going to like the funny Australian songs I'll share with you here. I love funny music, but I guess I've been oblivious to funny songs from foreign soil till now. Freaking HILARIOUS (and accurate)… — dadvader1976 (@dadvader1976) November 9, 2020. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972) Australian comedy directed by Bruce Beresford featuring Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries and Spike Milligan. Patios, humidity, lightning and canefields! Representatives of the "bawdy" strain of Australian comedy include Rodney Rude and Austen Tayshus. You sure are an interesting lady, living in Australia and all. My stats tell me that most of my blog visitors are from the United States so I hope this post is a bit of a cultural learning experience for you. Ruiner!! This post was originally published in January 2016. A renowned American Folklorist specializing in songs of social protest, Greenway was best known for maintaining that protest songs are folksongs as well. With over half a billion view and counting – this catchy song appeals with Tones’ distinctive sound. I see your work was rewarded with a very well deserved Purple Star. Santa again in a ute, … Some day we'll be visiting Australia for sure. 3. Australian’s love cricket and summer wouldn’t be complete without slothing for at least one full day on the lounge watching test match cricket. This song – bagpipe solo is almost as epic as the one in AC/DC’s ‘Long Way to the Top’. Love listening to the way Aussies talk and their culture and lifestyles seem to suit me. Controversy occurred with what is claimed as the unintentional plagiarism of the flute riff from the old children’s song ‘Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree’. And, yes, I'd love to see Australia. by Outkast). In 2016 CoachBombayMusic created this very catchy substitute National Anthem of STRAYA! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, … I think you'll like his Australian Bush Ballads And Old Time Songs. A screengrab from Wash Your Hands, a coronavirus-inspired song for children by Australian comedian Zoe Coombs Marr, The Listies (Richard Higgins and Matt Kelly) and Ryan Ritchie. This one’s a little stranger. However, an updated version featuring Australian animals has enough of … These are hilarious! Great job, blessed. Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. - thought it might be here but didn't see it. Hearts A Mess – Gotye 11. *Grabs tissues*. Huge honour. The keyboard intro is epic and makes this song instantly recognisable. Buns For Tea (1934) Bunyip Station of the Great Speewah (1937) A Bushie Looks Back (1933) A Bushman's Farewell. This song hit number 1 in the US and also garnered Springfield a Grammy win. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye What?! It wouldn’t be a playlist without a bit of Mental. Instead of reindeer and snow, get ready for Christmas songs with kangaroos and shrimp on the barbie. Slim Dusty has a number of albums. THE infamous comedy anthem Australiana could race up the charts again next week when it hits iTunes for the first time more than 30 years after its release. Menu. Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on February 05, 2010: This is by far the funniest lens with the funniest songs I have run into in a very long time. Quasimodo’s Dream – The Reels 16. During the trip, they taught us a song with the refrain, "Singin' ho, tiddlee oh, rip *#[email protected]&! That beer commercial is so cool and sure grabs the attention from start to finish. (To the music of Hey Ya! I've heard them calling in the bush and it is a remarkable laughing sound they make. It would be remiss of me not to include this recent smash hit in this updated list. Jimmy Barnes had a hugely successful solo career and this is one of his most famous words. Barbara Isbill from New Market Tn 37820 on December 23, 2011: Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on December 17, 2011: I like the idea of a fun Christmas in Australia - in the heat. Know Your Product – The Saints 17. Fun lens! Wil Anderson. In terms of celebrations – its our national holiday much in the way Independence Day is for Americans. on January 02, 2012: I really like this lens! That was wicked cool! Here's a sampling for your listening pleasure. Do you love the Australian accent? Kangaroos & Didgeridoos: Kid-Friendly Australian Songs & Stories. RIAA Certification. Stork (1971) Australian comedy directed by Tim Burstall and featured Jacki Weaver. Do you like funny songs? Election day in the U.S., I seriously was considering my options to move to Australia pending the outcome..Saturday afternoon my mind changed….then watching this video has made me want to change it again. The film clip perfectly parodied the film Clueless and brought back bad memories for HSC Advanced English students of the early 2000s! i like novelty songs, folk songs, etc. 2 Last Week. Do you like funny songs? dangle in the dust!" They also performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival where they won the Best Newcomer Award. Frischy from Kentucky, USA on August 18, 2011: The beer ads were great, and made me thirsty! Hudson was a `70s comedian who released a live album containing The Newcastle Song, which is a social observation of what would later be called bogans. Pauline Pantsdown - I Don’t Like It (1998) Seriously, how could this not be our #1 pick? Australia Day is celebrated every 26th of January,  it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet (Britain) to Australia. 15) Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield (1980). Great lens. This song talks about the struggles the Aboriginal people have had since the arrival of the British. 14) Working Class Man – Jimmy Barnes (1985). Already here, and love the take-the-piss songs! Alvin Purple (1973) Australian comedy directed by Tim Burstall starring Graeme Blundell and Abigail. First you'll hear songs for the whole family, then there is a section of funny Australian songs for grown-ups, then at the end are funny Australian Christmas songs. By the way, there's a funny Australian song I learned as a little girl at summer camp about a kookoburra (sp?) They have a version of Frosty the Yobbo. The 2nd, 4th and 5th ones are hardcore Britannia themed. This song has broken just about every record there is, but the most impressive is most number of weeks at the top of the ARIA charts in Australia (at time of writing this was 23 weeks! You'll recognize some of the tunes on these song parodies but Aussie Christmas have unique lyrics. The week of January 16, 2021. When I think of another album with that many successful singles my mind goes immediately to Thriller by Michael Jackson. Great job! A pub with no beer? Who could forget its inclusion in the bizzaro movie ‘Young Einstein’ starring Yahoo Serious (yes really). The so-called glory days of pub rock might have been a thing of the past, but the ethic that came with it remained. Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on September 10, 2010: I expected to like the kids page better, but now I can't decide. Sue Dixon from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK on August 06, 2010: You have to laugh! If you'd like to read more about what Christmas is like in Australia, take a look at Christmas Down Under. Yep, I'd love to visit Australia! Some are quite funny. This song was a huge hit and I remember dancing to it at school. Qantas did a brilliant advertising campaign originally in 1998 using this song and some altered lyrics to match their flight destinations. Ahhh we are indeed a weird mob. There are many original songs from songwriters Down Under too. You will all want to visit Aus after yu see Oprah's take on it in January. Sydney born Iggy put Australian rap on the map with this 2014 song. Azalea shares an amazing connection to The Beatles. Yes, the 80s was a ripper decade for Australian music. ( Log Out /  23) Fancy – Iggy Azalea feat Charli XCX (2014). Photograph: YouTube These fellows have a great way with a song parody. Talk about fun and a nation with a sense of humor! Dame Edith (very popular female impersonator) has a Songs of Australia album. Austen Tayshus’ Australiana and The 12th Man’s cricket parodies were both major No. I also enjoy John Williamson. Originally released by the band ‘The Dingoes’ back in the 70’s. This song also features in the movie Young Einstein! I love this lens on funny Australian songs. Ellen de Casmaker from Powell RIver BC on January 11, 2012: Thank you for the lift in my day. 3) I Still Call Australia Home – Peter Allen (1980), A permanent favourite that continually brings ex-pats to their knees. Though these songs have been compiled for children there are some funny songs in here that sound great on the ukulele. She was on fire, she did leg kicks, spins – the lot. Mentions of salt water people, living by the sea and turtle spears. It looks very Australian ... from an Australian point of view. Gee I loved that movie as a child to the point I wore out the VHS tape. Great fun, and congratulations on your purple star! 6. The beer box on the table is used like a drum for him to tap along with his singing. This song talks about endless oceans, summer and getting burnt. Australian music was incredible in the 1990s. The traditional music is well-known for its story telling regardless of musicality and instrumentation. It sounded simple enough. Have fun singing along with the chorus. Comedy and music have a long, rich history together. ‘Dance Monkey’ has beaten previous record holder ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran which held #1 for 15 weeks back in 2017. This is probably the song most associated with Australia by foreigners. Stationed in NW Australia (Exmouth) U S Navy, 73-74. Feel free to hum along and laugh out loud at these offbeat, Aussie tunes. Paul Kelly is about Australian as it gets. Azalea’s other song was ‘Problem’ featuring Ariana Grande. Classic pub rock. I love your lens. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. You'll want to hear Deck the Shed with Bits of Wattle also. Once when I was in high school, my friends and I met some Aussie sailors on a BART train. Last year he was back again with a truly WTF pairing with Lionel Richie. I'd love to visit Australia. https://manofmany.com/entertainment/movies-tv/best-australian-tv-series Alas, all I have are the memories. Suggested by JeiceWarrior. Tones And I. 1 fixtures. By the way we do have a serious side - sometimes. 2020 update – Now with Australia Day 2020 – 25 Bangers Spotify Playlist! Change ), This entry was posted on January 15, 2020, in. Sydney is my home. I took this photo about 1990 or 1991 at his show near Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory. Vegemite sandwiches, flowing beer, thunder and a good chunder. Absolutely would love to visit the Land Down Under, Then maybe I'll speak Aussie without any blunder. 10) Holy Grail – Hunters and Collectors (1992). 5 meat pies = song gives the feeling of kangaroos, VBs, vegemite and the beach. From the album ‘Don’t Ask’ which was such a ripper album it also produced these total banger singles – ‘Heaven Help My Heart’, ‘Sorrento Moon (I Remember)’, ‘Wasn’t It Good’, ‘That’s the way a Woman Feels’. I thought for sure that "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" would be on your list. Music from Down Under: the Humorous Side of Australian Music. I'm sure you said "yes," so I know you are going to like the funny Australian songs I'll share with you here. First let’s talk about our national anthem ‘Advance Australia Fair’, what does that even mean?! Kathy McCabe National Music … Australia Day 2020 – 25 Bangers Spotify Playlist, 25 Classic Aussie Songs for your Australia Day 2020 Playlist, Why everyone should have a "Happy Folder" in their corporate email account, A 15,000 pixel wide Panorama of New York City Skyline. Oh well thanks for the laughs. Some hilarious songs on this lens, and I am also a proud Australian. Ok to the classic Aussie songs. Even better now that I've see the three pages. THE BEST AUSTRALIAN MOVIES EVER. Weeks … Thanks for opening my eyes! Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on August 24, 2011: I loved the UnAustralian song. I also think you might be familiar with some of them. This remake duet looks at a bloke who left the big smoke to work for a company drilling for oil. Excellent lens :) great job on the videos. You'll be glad you did. In case you need an interpreter, "littlies" is Australian-speak for "kids.". I used to love watching the Paul Hogan show years ago, and we used to have some great Fosters and Castlemaine XXXX commercials on tv too. Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. Here are 20 of the best musical comedians of the modern age, from Victor Borge to the Lonely Island. I'd love to visit Australia if it meant seeing that One-Man Beer Bottle Band in person. 12 Days of an Australian Christmas Twelve Days of Christmas is a staple of anyone’s Christmas music playlist. In Sydney it aired on station ATN-7, while in Melbourne it aired on GTV-9 (at the time, the two stations were known for sharing some programs, as this was prior to the formation of the Seven Network and Nine Network). 21) Live It Up – Mental as Anything (1985). or bust, never let your #[email protected]%!! Find the best Australian songs that have ever been released, pop them in a list, add a few links, and away you go. 11) You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC (1980). Let’s face it. Anu’s cover of this song was altered slightly to reflect her origins as a Torres Strait Islander. ‘ I Don’t Like … A spoken word piece, it is filled with Australian puns: Sittin' … Three songs quintessentially define the Australian landscape - all of them fuelled by homesickness. I'd love to visit there one day. ( Log Out /  Ask any Australian, if they hear one of these songs when they are travelling it will make them feel instantly proud and homesick. Australian folk music and…Continue Reading This song has been adopted by just about every football code in Australia (we have a lot of them) as a metaphor the quest for winning the championship. I’ve introduced a Meat Pie Rating scale (out of 5) to indicate the extent of their Australian-ess from the song lyrics. You can find these on YouTube or get their album so you can listen anytime you want. I would live to visit Australia, nice lens! Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again – The Angels. This whole list could be comprised of AC/DC songs because they are so well known. It speaks about the need to recognise the land rights of the Indigenous Australians through a treaty with the government. Votes: 183 A friend of mine just moved to Sydney, so now it would be even more fun. I was fortunate enough to see Icehouse last year and its lead singer Iva Davies sounds exactly the same live. 1 and No.2 simultaneously on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. Saw Tina late last year – powerhouse voice. i really enjoyed watching them. ‘God Save the Queen’ was our original national anthem until a referendum in 1977 voted in ‘Advance Australia Fair’. Someday I'd like to visit Australia. AUSTRALIANS love comedy song about Australia. Your lens made me smile, from a sunny Melbourne. Still won’t forgive the older lady next to me who got up to go to the loo right as this song was hitting its crescendo! The team is known for the movie The Castle. Kevin Bloody Wilson (born Dennis Bryant on 13 February 1947) is an Australian musical comedian who performs comical songs with his heavy Australian English accent and often including sexual themes. That is some top shelf Aussie shade right there. Australia has such a rich heritage and sometimes quirky sense of humor. Folk music existed all throughout Australia’s history, but Dusty brought together Australian folk, American country influences, and outback culture to create an image and a sound that would define Australian country for decades to go. Old Man Emu was the first single I ever owned as a boy, 'Hes got a beak and feathers and things, but the poor old fella, has lost his wings' burnt in my memory. Great lens. Stars: Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch, Kate Langbroek, Santo Cilauro. This song mentions the Dreamtime, the arrival of Europeans and the impact it had on the Aborigines. They performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2002 and 2003, when they were nominated for the Perrier Award. Then there are words like ‘toil’, ‘girt’, ‘gallant’ – rarely used in everyday conversation are they? Well into her 4th decade of performing, the hits are numerous but this song is famous for those gold hotpants. Two Weeks Ago. Yay for Australia! No one in Australian comedy boasts a CV as lengthy as Wil Anderson’s, a razor-sharp … Folk music and folk songs take special pride, representing each and every countries culture, tradition, and heritage. John Greenway performs a sampling of the 400 folksongs he collected in Australia. Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on July 12, 2012: @cdcraftee: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. 20. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. :), Well done, and there are some songs here I had not even heard before. ( Log Out /  keep up the good work... Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on January 18, 2012: Excellent lens. 2) Sounds of Then (This is Australia) – GANGgajang (1985). Preposterous! "No worries, mate," was a phrase one heard often. 24) Daryl Braithwaite – The Horses (1990). ( Log Out /  Fly Away. 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