Australia nominate your favourite recording for (NFSA)

What would you select if given the task of choosing songs to best represent Australia’s music history in 10 or 20 years time.

Each year, the NFSA asks Australians to nominate their favourite recording, with ten selected by a panel of experts to be added to the to the Sounds of Australia registry at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA). 

They can be popular songs, advertising jingles, famous speeches, radio broadcasts, or any other sound recordings – as long as they’re Australian and more than 10 years old.

All Australians can participate, and  may submit up to three nominations.

Help us select the next sounds – Nominate now for 2018.

Men At Work”Down Under” Released in 1981, was one of the very first entries into NFSA established in 2007. This catchy pop song was written as a light ‘tongue-in-cheek’ dig at Australian values. It became a number one hit in Australia, the UK and US and is still played regularly today as an unofficial Australian national anthem. Check the full list of winners to date here

Australian Crawl’s promo-video for the hit single ‘Reckless’ (October, 1983), taken from the 1983 EP ‘Semantics’. A strong contender for nomination

Here are some suggestions

Yothu Yindi Treaty Filthy Lucre Mix

The Presets – My People

Quench Dreams

TV Rock – Flaunt It

Nick Coleman – Faces of Meth

Pendulum – Hold Your Colour – Album

BeXta – Make It Phunkee

The Aston Shuffle – For Everyone

Icehouse – Don’t Believe Anymore (Ivan Gough & Colin Snape Remix)

PaULMaC – JusT The ThinG {{ft.PeTa MorriS}}

Chable & Bonnici – Ride

Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream

B(if)tek – Machines Work

Sonic Animation – Theophilus Thistler

The Presets – This Boy’s In Love

Gerling – Enter Space Capsule

Spiderbait – Calypso

Grinspoon – Repeat

Regurgitator – Polyester Girl

Josh Abrahams & Amiel Daemion – Addicted To Bass

Australian Crawl – Reckless

Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby

The Winner Is… (BeXta & Ben Suthers Northend & 2000 Remixes) – Southend w. Nik Fish

INXS – Mystify

Icehouse – Great Southern Land [Endorphin Remix]

GANGgajang – Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)