Category Archives: A Song a Year

>A Song a Year: 1994, American Life in the Summertime

> Ah 1994. An interesting year for me. It was my first year post university, and thus my first year of being unemployed. I had finished an Honours degree in Economics the year before (just finished paying that HECS debt … Continue reading

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>A Song a Year: 1993, Aunty Raelene

> When you are at uni, you need a band that is yours through hell or high water. If you were at uni in the early 90s it could be Nirvana (if you were a bit of a sheep), The … Continue reading

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>A Song a Year, 1992: Everything’s Alight

> When I looked at the Top 50 songs of 1992, I realised that hardly any had any real connection with me. It was an interesting year in music: 1. ACHY BREAKY HEART – BILLY RAY CYRUS2. NOVEMBER RAIN – … Continue reading

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>A Song a Year: 1991, That Ain’t Bad

>It’s easy in this post Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time world we now inhabit, to think back to 1991 and ponder, ah yes that was the year Nevermind came out, oh how glorious it was to listen to … Continue reading

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>A Song a Year: 1990, "Black Velvet"

>When I think back to 1990, to be honest I don’t think of any song in particular. It was an odd year – as often is the case with a year at the start of the decade, it still wasn’t … Continue reading

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>A Song a Year: 1989, "The Look"

>Whew, finally we can leave 1988 and High School behind. 1989 was a big year for me. I spent the year in Japan on a student exchange, and perhaps for the first time started looking elsewhere for music than the … Continue reading

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>A Song a Year: 1988, Run to Paradise

>Sometimes a song that sticks in your head is not a song you particularly like. It can be an annoying ditty that worms its way into your skull despite your best efforts to delete it from your cerebrum. When I … Continue reading

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>A Song a Year: 1987, I Think We’re Alone Now

>I haven’t done a “Song of the Year” for a while, most likely because 1987 was next, and I wanted to put off admitting that for most of that year, and a goodly portion of 1988, I was madly besotted … Continue reading

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>A Song a Year: 1986, Russians

>There comes a point in every earnest wannabe angry-young-man’s life when he decides the time has come to be political and think about issues affecting the nation and the world. By 1986 I certainly was thinking about the world most … Continue reading

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>A Song a Year: 1985, Man Overboard

>In 1985, I got serious about music. Every month meant buying another copy of Countdown Magazine (infinitely superior to Smash Hits – though I bought that as well), and Take 40 on Saturday and Sunday mornings was a must see, … Continue reading

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