There’s one thing about Aussie music – there’s no shortage of it.

Like backyard cricket, firing up the barbie or having a Splice at the beach, there are some absolute essential songs that no Australian Day would be complete without.

So, here they are, your Essential 96 Australian Songs:

Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again? – The Angels

April Sun In Cuba – Dragon

Are You Gonna Be My Girl? – Jet

As The Days Go By – Daryl Braithwaite

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Back In Black – AC/DC

Bad Boy For Love – Rose Tattoo

Because I Love You – The Masters Apprentices

Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil

Before Too Long – Paul Kelly

Better – The Screaming Jets

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Boys Light Up – Australian Crawl

By My Side – INXS

Chained To The Wheel – The Black Sorrows

Choir Girl – Cold Chisel

Come Said The Boy – Mondo Rock

Cry In Shame – Diesel

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Current Stand – Kids In The Kitchen

Down Under – Men At Work

Driving Wheels – Jimmy Barnes

Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool

Electric Blue – Icehouse

Evie 1,2,3 – Stevie Wright

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Flame Trees – Cold Chisel

Friday On My Mind – Easybeats

From The Sea – Eskimo Joe

Girls On The Avenue – Richard Clapton

Good Times – INXS & Jimmy Barnes

Great Southern Land – Icehouse

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Great Wall – Boom Crash Opera

Hammerhead – James Reyne

Heaven (Must Be There) – Eurogliders

He’s Gonna Step On You Again   The Party Boys

Highway To Hell               – AC/DC

Hit & Run – Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons

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Horror Movie – Skyhooks

Hot Chilli Woman – Noiseworks

Howzat – Sherbet

I Got You – Split Enz

I Remember When I Was Young – Matt Taylor

I Touch Myself – Divinyls

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I Want You – Savage Garden

If You Leave Me Can I Come Too – Mental As Anything

In The Summertime – Thirsty Merc

It’S A Long Way To The Top – AC/DC

Khe Sanh – Cold Chisel

Lanterns – Birds of Tokyo

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Like Wow – Wipeout – Hoodoo Gurus

Listening – Pseudo Echo

Live It Up – Mental As Anything

Most People I Know Think That I’m Crazy – Billy Thorpe

My Happiness – Powderfinger

Need You Tonight – INXS

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Never Tear Us Apart – INXS

No Secrets – The Angels

One Perfect Day – Little Heroes

One Word – Baby Animals

Original Sin – INXS

Out Of Mind Out Of Sight – Models

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Pleasure And Pain – Divinyls

Power And The Passion  – Midnight Oil

Reckless – Australian Crawl

Riptide  – Vance Joy

Run To Paradise – The Choirboys

She Has To Be Loved – Jenny Morris

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Solid Rock – Goanna

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye (feat. Kimbra)

Something So Strong – Crowded House

Sounds Of Then – GANGgajang

Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees

Straight Lines – Silverchair

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Streets Of Your Town – Go Betweens

Sunsets – Powderfinger

Take Me Back – Noiseworks

That’s When I Think Of You – 1927

The Honeymoon Is Over – The Cruel Sea

The Horses – Daryl Braithwaite

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The Real Thing   – Russell Morris

Throw Your Arms Around Me – Hunters And Collectors

Tip Of My Tongue – Diesel

To Her Door – Paul Kelly

Tomorrow – Silverchair

Torn – Natalie Imbruglia

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Treaty – Yothu Yindi

Tucker’s Daughter – Ian Moss

Unguarded Moment – The Church

We Can Get Together – Icehouse

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place – The Angels

Weir – Killing Heidi

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What About Me? – Moving Pictures

What You Need – INXS

What’s My Scene? – Hoodoo Gurus

Who Can It Be Now? – Men At Work

Working Class Man – Jimmy Barnes

You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

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You’re The Voice – John Farnham

Zebra – John Butler Trio

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