List of songs about Melbourne

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The music of Australia and most particularly the rock, pop, Hip hop and indie rock music of Australia has had a long fascination with the local environment be it urban or rural. This is a list of songs which mention or are about Melbourne the capital city of Victoria, Australia, the suburbs of Melbourne and nearby locations. In 2004, an article by Michael Dwyer published in The Age discussed songs written about Melbourne. A list of twenty-five songs about Melbourne were also published.[1]

Fairfax sister publication, The Sydney Morning Herald ran a concurrent article discussing songs written about Sydney at the time. Paul Kelly had four songs in each list, one of which ("From St Kilda to Kings Cross") featured in both lists.[2]

Revisions and sourced additions are welcome.

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  • "I Thank You (For One Hundred Years)"
  • "I Dream of Spring" K.D. Lang

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  • "Killed her in St Kilda" by Voodoo Lovecats
  • "Know" by Pegz

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  • "Napiers Bar" by Cheezlekane[3]
  • "Never Turn Right at Burke Road, Malvern" by Greg Champion
  • "Northcote (So Hungover)" by The Bedroom Philosopher
  • "Northcote" by Blood Duster
  • "Nothing Beats Footy At The MCG" by Jim Cadman
  • "Nut Busta" by Bias B

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  • "Platform Girl" by Peter Sherwood
  • "Postcards From Melbourne" by Raul Graf/Ed Kuepper[3]
  • "Press Release" by Lyrical Commission
  • "Pub" by Cosmic Psychos[3]
  • "Punt Road Traffic" by Mark Ferrie

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Songs erroneously thought to be about Melbourne[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Dwyer, Michael (2004-08-28). "Songs Of Melbourne". The Age (Fairfax Digital). Retrieved 2007-12-09. 
  2. ^ Zuel, Bernard (2004-09-18). "A Tale Of Two Cities' Ditties". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Digital). Retrieved 2006-07-22. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax "Songs About Melbourne (Unearthed Special)". JFiles. triple j, ABC. 2001-06-21. Retrieved 2007-12-09. 
  4. ^ "Good-bye Melbourne town music". State Library of Victoria. Retrieved 2007-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Broderick Smith's Big Combo". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  6. ^ National Film and Sound Archive
  7. ^ Culnane, Paul (2007). "CHAIN". MILESAGO: Australasian Music and Popular Culture 1964-1975. Milesago. Retrieved 9 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Love is in the air Episode 5: "National Anthems"; transcript of interview with James Reyne". ABC-TV. 2003-11-09. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 

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