APRA has revealed the 20 songs in the running for Song Of The Year, which includes a lot of familiar faces and a couple of surprises.
Among those nominated are Aussie icons Paul Kelly for his song Firewood And Candles, Tim Rogers’ Youth and Bernard Fanning’s Isn’t It A Pity. Lighting up the list, however, are a swathe of newcomers, including Alex Lahey for Every Day’s The Weekend, Amy Shark’s Weekends and Tash Sultana’s Murder To The Mind.
The shortlist will now go to the Song Of The Year voting academy who will determine the final five nominees, one of which will walk away victorious at the 2018 APRA Music Awards in March.
View the full shortlist below.
Boys Will Be Boys – Stella Donnelly (Written by Stella Donnelly)
Cadillac – All Out Exes Live In Texas (Written by Katherine Wighton, Hannah Crofts, Georgia Mooney, Elana Stone)
Everyday’s A Weekend – Alex Lahey (Written by Alex Lahey)
Fallin’ – Jessica Mauboy (Written by Kayla Bonnici, Louis Schoorl, Peter Harding)
Firewood and Candles – Paul Kelly (Written by Paul Kelly, William Harris Miller)
Forgot Myself – Jen Cloher (Written by Jen Cloher)
Hold It Together – Dan Sultan (Written by Dan Sultan, Alexander Burnett)
Isn’t It A Pity – Bernard Fanning (Written by Bernard Fanning)
Lay It On Me – Vance Joy (Written by James Keogh, Dave Richard Bassett)
Mended – Vera Blue (Written by Andrew Macken, Thomas Macken, Samuel Telford, Celia Pavey aka Vera Blue, Adam Anders)
Murder To The Mind – Tash Sultana (Written by Tash Sultana)
Running Second – Ainslie Willis (Written by Ainslie Wills, Lawrence Folvig)
Sleep Drifter – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Written by Stu Mackenzie)
Snow – Angus & Julia Stone (Written by Angus Stone, Julia Stone)
Strangers Kiss – Alex Cameron (Written by Alex Cameron)
That Far – 6lack (Written by Trevor Slade, Daniel Cartisano, Ricardo Valentine Valdez JR, Lucian Blomkamp)
Weekends – Amy Shark (Written by Amy Billings)
What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out? – Gang Of Youths (Written by David Le’aupepe)
Yesterday – 360 feat. Hein Cooper (Written by Kaelyn Behr, Matthew Colwell, Martin Nicholas, Hein Cooper)
Youth – Tim Rogers (Written by Tim Rogers)