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APRA Song of the Year Shortlist: Chet Faker, Russell Morris, AC/DC Are In

by Paul Cashmere on January 15, 2015

in News,Noise Pro

Russell Morris ‘Van Dieman’s Land’, Chet Faker’s ‘1998’ and ‘Gold’ and AC/DC ‘Rock Or Bust’ and ‘Play Ball’ have made the shortlist for APRA Song of the Year.

Australian songwriters had a big year internationally with AC/DC, Sia, Chet Faker, The Veronicas, Angus and Julia Stone and Sia all making inroads on world charts in the past year and being recognized for their achievements with the APRA Awards in 2015.

Kasey Chambers, Mia Dyson and Augie March stand alongside newcomers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Courtney Barnett and The Preatures for the APRA Awards of 2015.


*Listed in alphabetical order of song title

1998 – (Written and performed by Chet Faker)
A DOG STARVED – (Written by Glenn Richards and performed by Augie March)
ALL NATIONS – (Written by Natalie Pa’apa’a & Carlo Santone and performed by Blue King Brown)
ANONYMOUS CLUB – (Written and performed by Courtney Barnett)
BITTERSWEET – (Written and performed by Kasey Chambers & Bernard Fanning)
CAROL – (Written by Steven Carter, Stewart Rayner & Blake Scott and performed by The Peep Tempel)
CELLOPHANE – (Written by Stuart MacKenzie and performed by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard)
CHANDELIER – (Written by SIA and Jesse Shatkin (ASCAP) and performed by SIA)
COSBY SWEATER – (Written by Barry Francis, Matthew Lambert, Daniel Smith, Demitris Christopoulos (PRS) & John Kelman (PRS) and performed by Hilltop Hoods)
GERONIMO – (Written by Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard & George Sheppard and performed by Sheppard)
GOLD – (Written and performed by Chet Faker)
HEART BEATS SLOW – (Written and performed by Angus & Julia Stone)
HIGH – (Written by Adam Hyde, Samuel Littlemore, Nicole Millar & Reuben Styles-Richards and performed by Peking Duk Feat. Nicole Millar)
KIMBERLEY CALLING – (Written and performed by Dan Sultan)
LIVIN IN THE CITY – (Written by John Butler and performed by John Butler Trio)
PICKLES FROM THE JAR – (Written and performed by Courtney Barnett)
PLAY BALL – (Written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young and performed by AC/DC)
ROCK OR BUST – (Written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young and performed by AC/DC)
SARAMONA SAID – (Written by Luke Boerdam, Luke Henery, Michael Richards & James Tidswell and performed by Violent Soho)
SOMEBODY’S TALKING – (Written by Isabella Manfredi, Jack Moffitt, Gideon Bensen, Thomas Champion and Luke Davison and performed by The Preatures)
TALK IS CHEAP – (Written and performed by Chet Faker)
VAN DIEMENS LAND – (Written by Shannon Bourne & Russell Morris and performed by Russell Morris)
WHEN WE’RE OLDER – (Written by Mia Dyson, Lee Pardini (ASCAP) & Erin Sidney (ASCAP) and performed by Mia Dyson)
YOU RUIN ME – (Written by Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci, Jessica Origliasso & Lisa Origliasso and performed by The Veronicas)

The APRA Music Awards will be revealed on Tuesday March 24 at the Carriageworks in Sydney by host Brian Nankervis.

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