Friday, October 3, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 243

Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

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Now that October has arrived, it's time for my monthly feature for 5 on Friday -- The Hit Makers.

Once a month I'm going to feature the songs that launched careers. I'll be looking at different musical styles and the groups or singers from those styles who I love the best.

Here are five of my favorite Australian bands and artists, and the songs that brought them to the masses.

1 - Highway to Hell  -- AC/DC -- 1979

Ten years ago, if you had asked me whether AC/DC would be on my list of favorite bands, I would have looked at you as if you'd lost your mind.

The Supernatural soundtrack changed all of that.

2 - Who Can it Be Now -- Men at Work -- 1981

3 - Original Sin -- INXS -- 1983

Oh, how I love INXS and Michael Hutchence.

4 - Don't Dream It's Over  -- Crowded House  --  1986

As someone who loves collage, it's no wonder I was highly attracted to this mixed-media video when it first came out.

5 - Spinning Around  -- Kylie Minogue -- 2000

Although technically Kylie came to prominence with her Loco-Motion cover in 1987, her career did a bit of side-tracking for awhile. Her current dance-club music career really launched with this 2000 hit.


Janet White said...

Good set. Nice to feature the Australians.

Mike Golch said...

Cool set,sadly you tube keeps telling me the men at work video will not play.Oh well.