I've been going back through some old Australian tracks that I used to love as a kid, and I wanted to share them with you.
First up, is Icehouse's Electric Blue (1987)
This track made it to #1 in the Australian charts in November 1987. It's worth watching the video just for Iva Davies' incredible hair cut.
Next - Don't Go Now, from Ratcat (1990)
These guys reformed in 2006 for the Jack Awards, but I didn't get to see them... maybe it's a good thing. Sometimes it's nice to keep memories of how things were, rather than know how things now are. I know how upset it made me to see The Cure play live in Sydney last year.
One of my favourite television shows in the late 80s was Home and Away.
And maybe it was because of this that I was a pretty big Melissa Tkautz fan.
Here is Read My Lips (1991)
The '2008 remix' is no where near as good as the original.
(watch a send up of 'Read My Lips' done on the comedy show Fast Forward by Gina Riley - now best known as Kim from 'Kath & Kim')
I really liked Accidentally Kelly Street when Frente! released it in 1992. But their cover of Bizarre Love Triangle was an absolute favourite of mine (1994).
I also wanted to include Rick Springfield's 'Jessie's Girl' in this list (1981).
He was born in Australia, so I think it can still be counted as an Aussie hit. It's also a karaoke favourite.
What about you? Any 1980s or 90s Aussie hits to share?