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Post by Scrappy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:54 am

21-30

21 Suze De Marchi
22 Daryl Braithwaite [oooooh yyyyeahhhhh]
23 Sarah Blasko
24 Iva Davies
25 Ian Moss
26 Doug Parkinson [whatta legend]
27 Glen Shorrock [could easily have been much much higher]
28 Darren Hayes
29 Colin Hay
30 Gotye

And still no Dame Nellie Melba


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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:55 am

FOOTYfollower wrote:I don't mind Jessica Mauboy, but wow, not sure how she got that rating.

I would have had Eric Weidemann from 1927 somewhere in the top 50.

Kate Miller-Heidke too was worthy of consideration.


What were the criteria for rating?
If success is one, how could Jessica Mauboy be above Kylie Minogue?
She doesn't even get a gig in the top 30.
Over the past 25 years has there been a more successful female Aussie singer?
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:57 am

Scrappy wrote:11-20 Best singers

11 Daniel Johns
12 The Bee Gees
13 Stevie Wright [to low Southee]
14 Paul Kelly
15 Vanessa Amorosi
16 Jessica Mauboy
17 Nick Cave
18 Connie Mitchell
19 Katie Noonan
20 Gurrumul



Should the Bee Gees be one or three? So is Barry Gibb only one-third of the 12th best singer?
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:05 am

Chambo, the criteria might be
The Best singer, not the best at making songs or money. ?

PS
We have to wait until number 63 for a singer that was Living in the seventies, but is no longer with us


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Post by Lee on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:20 am

Booney wrote:Bon Scott- Born in Forfar, Scotland.

Jimmy Barnes- Born in Glasgow, Scotland.

Neil and Tim Finn - Born Te Awanutu, New Zealand.

Taking that into account, of the 11 named in the top 10, 3 of them are not technically Australian ( IMO ) then John Farnham is indeed at the top of the list.

If we were to count Bon Scott, because of my musical inclinations, then he would be for mine.


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Post by C.K on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:56 am

Scrappy wrote:Chambo, the criteria might be
The Best singer, not the best at making songs or money. ?

PS
We have to wait until number 63 for a singer that was Living in the seventies, but is no longer with us



The countdown lost credibility immediately at that moment for me. For him to be so low is stunning. His range and ability to adapt styles over the years of Skyhooks was testament to his strength (which was complemented by Greg Macainsh's songwriting talents). Living In The 70's deservedly maintains a place as one of the best albums this country has ever produced.
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Post by Lee on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:12 am

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Wondered why we went looking at old cemeteries, particular trees, etc all day.

She's a huge Michael Hutchence fan and told me they'd 'Never Tear Us Apart' Very Happy

I had dinner once with Michael's brother, Rhett.

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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:28 am

C.K wrote:
Scrappy wrote:Chambo, the criteria might be
The Best singer, not the best at making songs or money. ?

PS
We have to wait until number 63 for a singer that was Living in the seventies, but is no longer with us



The countdown lost credibility immediately at that moment for me. For him to be so low is stunning. His range and ability to adapt styles over the years of Skyhooks was testament to his strength (which was complemented by Greg Macainsh's songwriting talents). Living In The 70's deservedly maintains a place as one of the best albums this country has ever produced.

Ditto indeed.
Was a massive Skyhooks fan and Shirl had more influence in the 70s than most singers in bands of his type that came after him.

If we are talking greatest singers, then there are some absolute burglars in this list.
Don't rate its crediblity much looking at it so far.
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:50 pm

Chambo
CK
I completely agree the lists are full of artists who are listed on top of artists who I consider better as well
But its merely opinion
For example if every poster listed their own personal top 10 , everyone else would query some of those listings

For example TFSA music guru Southee has listed Steve Kilbey as his number 1 , certainly a Freaky Conclusion
How many of us would list Steve Kilbey in our top 10 ?
I wouldnt, even though Steve Kilbey is a fantastic singer

Another example is Chambo has a Kamahl album ....

31-40

31 Dan Sultan
32 Kate Cebrano
33 Russell Morris [ makes my top 10]
34 Gerry Humphries [this singer is a loved one]
35 Johnny Okeefe [should be higher]
36 Olivia Newton John [on looks would be top 10]
37 Slim Dusty
38 Stephen Cummings
39 Ross Wilson
40 Bernard Fleming
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Post by FOOTYfollower on Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:01 pm

Johnny O'Keefe is before my time, and he isn't necessarily isn't in my top 5 singers, but I do agree, he definitely should be top 20, perhaps even top 10.
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:24 pm

JOK was B4 my time as well
I have a few of his albums , and he is a sensational performer, with a sensational singing voice
So much so I included one of his hits as one of my wedding songs
That song was the rivetting She Wears My Ring
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:24 pm

Scrappy wrote:Chambo
Another example is Chambo has a Kamahl album ....


Well it was given to me, I didn't acutally buy it! Very Happy

Would like to know what criteria they used.
Or did they just go on a personal vote?
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Post by robranisgod on Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:39 pm

Booney wrote:Bon Scott- Born in Forfar, Scotland.

Jimmy Barnes- Born in Glasgow, Scotland.

Neil and Tim Finn - Born Te Awanutu, New Zealand.

Taking that into account, of the 11 named in the top 10, 3 of them are not technically Australian ( IMO ) then John Farnham is indeed at the top of the list.

If we were to count Bon Scott, because of my musical inclinations, then he would be for mine.


John Farnham was born in Dagenham, England. So that makes at least 4 of the top 10 technically not Australian.

I agree strongly that Shirley Strachan should be much, much higher. I know that it was Shirl's song but one Saturday night about 25 years ago John Farnham was singing Women In Uniform on Hey, Hey. Half way through the song Shirl came on the set and they started singing a duet. Suffice to say that Shirl kicked Farnham's brains in.

I'm not saying that makes Shirl a better singer, but I reiterate. He should be much higher.
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:16 pm

I make it 6 of this Finntastic top 10 or 11 born overseas

1 Farnham ENGLAND
2 Scott SCOTLAND [no pun intended]
3 Arena
4 Hutchence
5 Barnes SCOTLAND
6 Sebastian MALAYsia [no relation to umber 8]
7 Geyer
8 Furler
9 Amphlett
10 Finns x2 NEW ZEALAND
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:31 pm

41-50

40 Bernard Fanning
41 Adalita
42 Judith Durham
43 Marc Hunter
44 Kasey Chambers
45 Joe Camilleri
46 Steve Kilbey [Southee is this too low ?]
47 Keith Urban
48 Daniel Merriweather
49 Billy Thorpe [I would have him much much higher, but then again most people I know think that Im crazy]
50 Jon Stevens

There was a benefit concert to raise $$$ for Marc Hunter in 1998
Marc was ill with a throat cancer
Various artists covered Marc and Dragons songs
Johnny One Farnham covered April Sun In Cuba
Marc unfortunately died a few months later

I saw Marc Hunter and Dragon perform in a nightclub near the corner of Morphett and Hindley Streets
I think the club was called Le Rox
The band on that particular night was outstanding
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:31 pm

Marc Hunter was a Kiwi too I think.
What about Keith Urban? Not so sure about him either.
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:35 pm

Chambo Off To Work We Go wrote:Marc Hunter was a Kiwi too I think.
What about Keith Urban? Not so sure about him either.

Urban , another Enzedder !
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Post by FOOTYfollower on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:47 pm

I don't have a real problem with Barnesy, or Farnham, or ONJ being included as Australians, they come over here young (although Barnesy may have been a bit older than the other 2, given he still has the accent).

BUT there's no way *Marc Hunter should be included as an Australian, the Finn brothers either. If they're going to put those 2 in, they might as well put Wendy Matthews (Canada) or even Leo Sayer (UK) in the list.


*despite not considering him to be anywhere near an Australian, he (Hunter) is one of my favourite all time singers.



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Post by bayman on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:53 pm

Australias Greatest singer

was a sewing machine Laughing


sorry couldn't resist
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:08 pm

bayman wrote:Australias Greatest singer

was a sewing machine Laughing


sorry couldn't resist

Another Singer from overseas, if I may say sew !
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:24 pm

51-60

51 Tex Perkins
52 Kylie Minogue
53 Peter Allen
54 Dale Ryder
55 Jack Jones
56 Tim Rogers
57 Peter Garrett
58 Jimmy Little
59 Luke Steele
60 Dame Joan Sutherland

Chambo she made it at 60 !
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Post by Southee on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:45 pm

Dont think Jess Malboy should be there.

Paul Kelly is NOT a good singer...good writer but not technically a good singer IMO. (Way to high on list)

Gurrumul is an amazing singer and spellbinding. (Higher on charts IMO) Cool



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Post by Southee on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:46 pm

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Scrappy wrote:41-50

40 Bernard Fanning
41 Adalita
42 Judith Durham
43 Marc Hunter
44 Kasey Chambers
45 Joe Camilleri
46 Steve Kilbey [Southee is this too low ?]
47 Keith Urban
48 Daniel Merriweather
49 Billy Thorpe [I would have him much much higher, but then again most people I know think that Im crazy]
50 Jon Stevens

Dont think that is too low Scrappy......I can understand that. Dont think Steve Kilbey is the greatest singer but for me he is mysterious and very poetic. He also writes some of the best "dreamy" tunes.

I am bias as they are my favorite Aussie band who I believe are criminally underated !!! Seen The Church perform about 8 times and have never been disappointed (some shows are better than others!!)

Here is a quote I think sums up Kilbey well :

"Steve Kilbey’s voice is understated, aloof and a bit mysterious," Joe Hansen of Grinspoon points out.


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Post by robranisgod on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:15 pm

FOOTYfollower wrote:I don't have a real problem with Barnesy, or Farnham, or ONJ being included as Australians, they come over here young (although Barnesy may have been a bit older than the other 2, given he still has the accent).


Actually Barnesy at 5 years of age was the youngest to come to Australia of the 3, ONJ was 6 and Farnham 10.

I have always been puzzled as to why Barnesy kept his accent when he came to Australia at such a young age but I have met other people bought up in the 1960s in either Elizabeth or Whyalla who kept their regional British accent.
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Post by FOOTYfollower on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:48 pm

Fair call RIG.

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