Andrew Denton's Musical Challenge

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Andrew Denton's Musical Challenge
Compilation album by Various artists
Released 2001
Genre Comedy, live
Producer Andrew Denton

Andrew Denton's Musical Challenge is an album released by Austereo in 2001 featuring musical challenges posed by radio comedian Andrew Denton to musicians, generally selecting a song in a style in contrast to their own. Following the success of the radio series, the album was released and then a second album followed in 2003, and later a compilation of the greatest of the two was released.

Background[edit]

Andrew Denton hosted a morning radio program on Triple M in Sydney, entitled Andrew Denton Breakfast Show. The Musical Challenge segment was created with Denton challenging musical guests to perform songs which don't necessarily suit their style, such as Jimmy Barnes singing ABBA's hit "Dancing Queen"[1] Two CDs of these performances were released on Sony Music with proceeds from the sale going to the Children's Hospital at Westmead.[2]

Volume 1[edit]

  1. "Billie Jean" – Neil Finn
  2. "I Write The Songs" – Mark Lizotte
  3. "Word Up" – Taxiride
  4. "Dancing Queen" – Jimmy Barnes
  5. "Cheap Wine" – Tina Arena
  6. "Lump" – Lee Kernaghan
  7. "Wuthering Heights" James Reyne
  8. "Legs" – Human Nature
  9. "My Heart Will Go On" – Screaming Jets
  10. "1999" – Shawn Mullins
  11. "Freak" – Troy Cassar Daley
  12. "I Touch Myself" – Rolf Harris
  13. "Ben" – Jon Stevens
  14. "Creep" – Gina Jeffreys
  15. "You Got Nothing I Want" – Alex Lloyd
  16. "Gangsta's Paradise" – Richard Clapton
  17. "SOS" – Tonic
  18. "Jump In My Car" – Men at Work
  19. "Down Under" – The Red Army Choir
  20. "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" – James Blundell
  21. "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" – The Wiggles
  22. "Pretty Vacant" – The Delltones
  23. "Nutbush City Limits" – Suzanne Johnston
  24. "Why Don't You Get A Job?" – John Williamson
  25. "Thriller" – Joe Dolce
  26. "Play That Funky Music" – Archie Roach

Volume 2: Even More Challenged[edit]

  1. "Sorrow" – Powderfinger
  2. "I Was Made For Lovin' You" – Killing Heidi
  3. "Mysterious Way" – Alex Lloyd
  4. "When Doves Cry" – Barenaked Ladies
  5. "Kryptonite" – Gina Jeffries
  6. "You Can't Stop The Music" – The Superjesus
  7. "Genie In A Bottle" – Something for Kate
  8. "Little Red Corvette" – Paul Kelly
  9. "Weir" – David Campbell
  10. "Baby I'm A Want You" – The Living End
  11. "T.N.T." – Human Nature
  12. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" – Scandal'Us
  13. "Jive Talkin"' – Spiderbait
  14. "Sexual Healing" – Neil Finn
  15. "Teenage Dirtbag" – Adam Brand
  16. "Wouldn't It Be Nice" – Lash
  17. "Top Of The World" – Stabbing Westward
  18. "Sometimes When We Touch" – Diesel
  19. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" – Bodyjar
  20. "Una Paloma Blanca" – Zed
  21. "Loving You" – The Cruel Sea
  22. "Eye Of The Tiger" – Josh Joplin
  23. "Walk On The Wild Side" – The Wiggles
  24. "Are You Gonna Go My Way" – John Paul Young
  25. "Smoke On The Water" – Mental As Anything
  26. "Morning Train (9 to 5)" – The Angels
  27. "Dirty Deeds" – Kerri-Anne Kennerley
  28. "I'm Like A Bird" – Richard Clapton
  29. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" – Willie Nelson

Volume 3: Third Time Lucky![edit]

The New Stuff

  1. "Sympathy For The Devil" – Killing Heidi
  2. "Love Will Keep Us Together" – Nickelback
  3. "Aussie Medley" – Tenacious D
  4. "Kiss Kiss" – Bodyjar
  5. "These Days" – Kasey Chambers
  6. "It's Raining Men" – Jebediah
  7. "Murder On The Dancefloor" – One Dollar Short
  8. "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" – Shawn Mullins
  9. "Not Pretty Enough" – Grinspoon
  10. "A Little Less Conversation" – CrashPalace
  11. "The Girl From Ipanema" – Noiseworks
  12. "Sex Bomb" – The Red Army Choir
  13. "Enter Sandman" – Mental As Anything
  14. "Paranoid" – Diesel
  15. "Working Class Man" – David Campbell
  16. "Sweet Child O'Mine" – Human Nature
  17. "Close To You" – Hall & Oates
  18. "Jet Airliner" – Screaming Jets
  19. "Delilah" – James Reyne
  20. "Alive" – Bob Downe
  21. "Physical" – The Cruel Sea
  22. "Control" – Adam Brand
  23. "Advance Australian Working Class Man" – Adam Hills

The Classics

  1. "Billie Jean" – Neil Finn
  2. "Dancing Queen" – Jimmy Barnes
  3. "Cheap Wine" – Tina Arena
  4. "Lump" – Lee Kernaghan
  5. "Ben" – Jon Stevens
  6. "Creep" – Gina Jeffreys
  7. "You Got Nothing I Want" – Alex Lloyd
  8. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" – Scandal'us
  9. "It's A Long Way To The Top" – The Wiggles
  10. "Nutbush City Limits" – Suzanne Johnston
  11. "Why Don't You Get A Job?" – John Williamson
  12. "Sorrow" – Powderfinger
  13. "You Can't Stop The Music" – The Superjesus
  14. "Genie In A Bottle" – Something For Kate
  15. "Little Red Corvette" – Paul Kelly
  16. "Baby I'm A Want You" – The Living End
  17. "Jive Talkin'" – Spiderbait
  18. "Are You Gonna Go My Way" – John Paul Young
  19. "I'm Like A Bird" – Richard Clapton
  20. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" – Willie Nelson

Bonus Track:

  1. "Come As You Are" – Killing Heidi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tim Benzie (2003-09-25). "Jimmy Barnes: Good wine & a three day growth". Sydney Star Observer. Archived from the original on 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2007-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Sony Music keeps kids smiling". Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children. 2001-10-05. Retrieved 2007-04-03. 

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