We have narrowed down some of the best iconic Australia songs. The hardest decision will be deciding on an overall theme, from rock ballads, politically-sparked lyrics, pop, or country. Below are our favourites.
This song is often referred to as Australia’s second national anthem. The 1981 folk song is filled with slang and hidden meanings, resonating with all Australians when it comes to mateship and life down under.
It is hard to believe this ballad was only created in the 1980s. Still call Australia home is used in many modern advertising campaigns depicting the longing for Australian home life. Although it isn’t a song you may necessarily jam out too, the meaning and significance will be clear when you drive along enjoying our beautiful country.
This 1986 classic is one of John Farnham’s biggest successes. While you belt out the lyrics to this song, you will realise how much meaning this song holds. While driving along a back road you will be crying out for unity and peace within the world. It is not a surprise this song was Aria’s ‘single of the year’ in 1987.
When you drive into a regional country time nothing seems more fitting then playing this Slim Dusty classic. This light-hearted tune will add some variety of sound and topic to your road trip playlist.
No Aussie road trip playlist would be complete without this iconic song. Whether you are a Shannon Noll fan or not, you won’t be able to help yourself from singing along to this pop-rock tune.
Initially performed by the Warumpi Band, Christian Anu released a cover of the song in 1995. It was performed in the closing ceremony for the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This clear classic is a great track to listen to when travelling along the coastline of Western Australia.
There are so many Australian classics. Have a go at making your road trip playlist today, here are some tips to help you start.