Australia’s Ultimate Songs Disc 2

In my last post, I talked about the 5-CD set, Australia’s Ultimate Songs, which is out of print and difficult to find. I’ve recreated most of the songs with Spotify and a few with YouTube.

Here are the songs for CD 2 of Australia’s Ultimate Songs. Disc 2 includes tracks from Christie Allen, The Church, Cold ChiselJo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Men A Work, and Split Enz. Songs with an asterisk aren’t available on Spotify and will open in YouTube.

Title Artist
Goose Bumps Christie Allen *
Khe Sanh Cold Chisel
April Sun In Cuba Dragon
Can’t Help Myself Flowers *
Shape I’m In Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons
Love Is In The Air John Paul Young
You Marcia Hines
Down Under Men At Work
Computer Games Mi-Sex
Say I Love You Renee Geyer
Bad Boy For Love Rose Tattoo
Women In Uniform Skyhooks *
I Got You Split Enz
Happy Man Sunnyboys *
Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again The Angels
The Unguarded Moment The Church
Don’t Fall In Love The Ferrets
(I’m) Stranded The Saints
Who Listens To The Radio The Sports
Counting The Beat The Swingers

Colin Hay – Are You Lookin’ at Me? (2007)

colin-hayYou may remember Colin Hay from his days with Men at Work, the pop music darlings of the 80’s. They saw meteoric success, massive overplay, and like a meteor, they crashed and burned.

But Colin never stopped making music. As he says in this song, “I was built to last.” Two appearances on the TV show Scrubs helped rekindle interest in his music.

Zach Braff used to come and see me play at Largo — before he was in Scrubs actually — and had a copy of my album for quite a few years. He then got the gig in Scrubs and said to me one night that he would try and get some of my songs placed in the music.

Colin Hay, Santa Barbara Independent interview

Colin’s wife, Cecilia Noël provides backup vocals on his songs and at his live shows (where she’s notable for her expressive dancing).  She also appears in this video.

Colin makes good music that, for the most part, doesn’t get the exposure that it deserves. The death of rock radio has made it hard for any rock act to get new music heard.

A new album is due out soon.