PM responds to playlist uproar

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SCOTT Morrison faced a backlash from music fans last night after producing a Spotify playlist that snubbed Australian artists.

 

 

The list, called Eighties Plus, featured 146 songs and only one of themStimulation by Wa Wa Nee — was Australian.

 

There was no sign of INXS, AC/DC, Midnight Oil, Jimmy Barnes, Nick Cave, John Farnham or even Kylie Minogue.

 

I know. Outrageous.

 

Labor certainly thought so, as frontbencher Tony Burke leapt on the rather glaring omissions after the St George Shire Standard reported Mr Morrison’s omission.

 

 

His reputation as a fan of Australian music under threat, this morning the Prime Minister responded, sharing another playlist full of Aussie rock songs (and a handful of Kiwi ones).

 

Mr Morrison said he had used it during the three-hour drive between Sydney and Canberra for years.

 

You can check out and judge his song choices below.

 

 

She isn’t part of the rock playlist, but in an interview with radio host Mike Crichton last month, Mr Morrison confirmed he was a massive fan of Tina Arena as well.

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“My interest is bordering on unhealthy, but she’s great. I’ve met her quite a few times actually,” he said.

 

“I’ve seen heaps of her shows. I saw her at Evita in Sydney the other week and she’s stunning in that. She’s, you know, a great theatrical talent, not just obviously a performing artist from a singing point of view.”

 

 

Arena is aware Mr Morrison is her biggest fan in parliament.

 

“He’s a man, regardless of his job,” she said of the then-treasurer in 2015.

 

“He’s a husband, he’s a father and he enjoys my music, which is a beautiful compliment. He’s got a big gig. That’s a tough gig. I wouldn’t want that job.”

 

So there you go. Scott Morrison does like Australian music. I’m glad we cleared that up.

 

The PM’s Australian Rock playlist

 

The One Thing, INXS

 

To Look At You, INXS

 

Don’t Change, INXS

 

What You Need, INXS

 

Never Tear Us Apart, INXS

 

King Of The Mountain, Midnight Oil

 

Best Of Both Worlds, Midnight Oil

 

Icehouse, Flowers

 

Love In Motion, Flowers

 

Great Southern Land, ICEHOUSE

 

Take Me Back, Noiseworks

 

Too Many Times, Mental As Anything

 

The Nips Are Getting Bigger, Mental As Anything

 

Counting The Beat, The Swingers

 

Dirty Creature, Split Enz

 

One Step Ahead, Split Enz

 

I Hear Motion, Models

 

Rain, Dragon

 

April Sun In Cuba, Dragon

 

Wide Open Road, The Triffids

 

You’re Just Too Hip Baby, Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes

 

Night of the Wolverine 1, Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes

 

Cheap Wine, Cold Chisel

 

Take A Long Line, The Angels

 

The Honeymoon Is Over, The Cruel Sea

 

Black Stick, The Cruel Sea

 

Better Get A Lawyer, The Cruel Sea

 

Metropolis, The Church

 

Under The Milky Way, The Church

 

The Unguarded Moment, The Church

 

Almost With You, The Church

 

I Am An Island, Richard Clapton

 

Deep Water, Richard Clapton

 

When The River Runs Dry, Hunters & Collectors

 

Be Good Johnny, Men At Work

 

No Lies, Noiseworks

 

Errol, Australian Crawl

 

Turn Up Your Radio, The Master’s Apprentices

 

You Shook Me All Night Long, AC/DC

 

The Boys Light Up, Australian Crawl

 

Don’t Dream It’s Over, Crowded House

 

Alone With You, Sunnyboys

 

Who Can It Be Now, Men At Work

 

Opportunity, Pete Murray

 

Better Be Home Soon, Crowded House

 

Throw Your Arms Around Me, Hunters & Collectors

 

It’s a Long Way to the Top, AC/DC

 

Living in the 70s, Skyhooks

 

Just Keep Walking, INXS

 

No Secrets, The Angels

 

Eagle Rock, Daddy Cool

 

Power And The Passion, Midnight Oil

 

Out Of Mind Out Of Sight, Models

 

Girls On The Avenue, Richard Clapton

 

Don’t Go Now, Ratcat

 

We Can Get Together, Flowers

 

Message To My Girl, Split Enz

 

Oh No Not You Again, Australian Crawl

 

Six Months In A Leaky Boat, Split Enz

 

Computer Games, Mi-Sex

 

Pressure Sway, Machinations

 

Short Note, Matt Finish

 

Happy Man, Sunnyboys

 

Send Me An Angel, Real Life

 

Blue Day, Mi-Sex

 

Weather With You, Crowded House

 

Four Seasons In One Day, Crowded House

 

No Say In It, Machinations

 

Hey Little Girl, ICEHOUSE

 

Chained To The Wheel, The Black Sorrows

 

I Send A Message, INXS

 

What About Me, Moving Pictures

 

Howzat, Sherbet

 

Shape I’m In, Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons

 

Summer of ’81, Mondo Rock

 

Don’t Tear It Down, V.SPY V.SPY

 

Echo Beach, Martha and the Muffins

 

No Time For Games, Midnight Oil

 

Hercules, Midnight Oil

 

Brave Faces, Midnight Oil

 

Distant Sun, Crowded House

 

Ain’t Gone And Open, You Am I

 

Mean To Me, Crowded House

 

Lines, Pete Murray

 

Fall Your Way, Pete Murray

 

Back In Black, AC/DC

 

Electrical Storm, Ed Kuepper

 

Shoot To Thrill, AC/DC

 

 

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