C'mon Aussie C'mon

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"C'mon Aussie C'mon"
Single by Mojo Singers
Released 1978
Recorded 1978
Genre Advertising jingle
Length 2:20
Label WEA
Writer(s) Allan Johnston, Alan Morris, G Koos, S Baird
Certification Gold (Australia)

"C'mon Aussie C'mon" is an Australian Cricket anthem.

Origination[edit]

The work was written as a 60 second jingle by Allan Johnston, Alan Morris and other creative staff at the Sydney advertising agency Mojo in 1978 to promote the second season of Kerry Packer's rebel cricket competition World Series Cricket for the Nine television network.[1] The song eulogised players such as Dennis Lillee, the Chappell brothers Ian and Greg and Rod Marsh, used the limerick metre in its verse structure and ended with the refrain, "C'mon Aussie, c'mon, c'mon" sung again and again.

The popularity of the chorus and the success that the new cricket competition enjoyed in the 1978/79 summer season inspired the Mojo agency to recut the track and release it as a single in 1978. The jingle's double limerick was split into two, additional refrains were added and a 2' 15" version was produced for radio release and sale. Performed by the Mojo Singers (including Allan Johnston and other agency and recording studio personnel), it topped the charts in Australia for two weeks in February 1979.[2]

The jingle continued to be used to promote World Series Cricket in subsequent seasons even after the rebel competition was reunited with the sanctioned Australian Cricket Board fixtures. The song was played at the WSC games and the chorus was sung by crowds at those games and also the official Test matches. In those subsequent advertising campaigns the lyrics would change to announce who the Australian cricket team's opponents for that summer and to highlight the latest stars of the team.

Shannon Noll version[edit]

"C'mon Aussie C'mon"
Single by Shannon Noll
Released 20 December 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop
Length 3:28
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Allan Johnston, Alan Morris, G Koos, S Baird
Producer(s) Mark Rivett
Certification Platinum (Australia)
Shannon Noll singles chronology
"New Beginning"
(2004)
"C'mon Aussie C'mon"
(2004)
"Shine"
(2005)

In 2004, Australian singer Shannon Noll resurrected the song with new lyrics to mention current stars of the game as Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.

The track was released on 20 December 2004 to aid the children's charity Good Start, a joint charity set up by the Australian Red Cross and Sanitarium foods to raise money to ensure all Australian children start the day with a healthy breakfast. The charity reported an earning of in excess of A$150,000 from the proceeds of the sales of the single.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "C'mon Aussie C'mon" (full version)


  1. "C'mon Aussie C'mon" (radio edit)

Music video[edit]

The video for "C'mon Aussie C'mon" is a combination of scenes of Noll recording the track in a studio spliced with footage of the Australian Cricket team.

Due to copyright restrictions, the video was only shown during the 2004/2005 season on Channel Nine.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Australian Kent Music Report 1
Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 2
Australian ARIA Australian Artists Singles Chart 2
Australian ARIA Singles End of Year Chart (2005) 43

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Preceded by
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart
Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
12 February 1979 - 19 February 1979
Succeeded by
"Le Freak" by Chic