While I Still Call Australia Home reached only No. 72 on the charts when it was first released, it has become firmly cemented in the national consciousness.
This 1931 version of ‘Along the Road to Gundagai’, composed by Jack O’Hagan in 1921, is performed by popular singer of the day Peter Dawson.
'Elephants may be popular in Timbuktu but I'd rather have a kangaroo', sings 10-year-old actor Garry Pankhurst (who played Sonny Hammond) about his best friend Skippy.
The theme song for Skippy by Eric Jupp (1922–2003) is one of the most recognisable Australian television theme songs of all time.
Guest stars 'The Bushrangers' (AKA pop group The Executives) sing 'Hippity Hop', a version of the familiar Skippy theme tune, complete with lyrics – and a drum solo from Skippy herself.
Although not the first song about the enforced separation of Indigenous children from their families, Archie Roach’s song, based on his own life and experience, was released at a time when there wa
‘Wide Open Road’ was the lead single from The Triffids' second studio album, Born Sandy Devotional.
‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ is a pop song written, recorded, produced and performed by Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter Gotye – the stage name of Wouter 'Wally' De B
‘Heading in the Right Direction’ was the second single from Renée Geyer’s third studio album Ready to Deal, released by RCA/Mushroom Records in December 1975.
Ten sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance have been added to Sounds of Australia for 2021.