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#975580 - Tue Apr 02 2013 02:10 AM Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever?
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Today a list came out of the 50 Greatest Australian Singers ever voted by 100 Australian musicians

These is the top 50

1:John Farnham
2:Bon Scott (AC/DC)
3:Tina Arena
4:Michael Hutchence(INXS)
5:Jimmy Barnes
6:Guy Sebastian
7:Renee Geyer
8:Sia Furler
9:Chrissie Amphlett(Divinlys)
10:Neil & Tim Finn
11:Daniel Johns (Silverchair)
12:Bee Gees
13:Stevie Wright
14:Paul Kelly
15:Vanessa Amorosi
16:Jessica Mauboy
17:Nick Cave
18:Connie Mitchell (Sneaky Sound System)
19:Katie Noonan (George)
20:Gurrumul
21:Suze De Marchi (Baby Animals)
22:Daryl Braithwaite
23:Sarah Blasko
24:Iva Davies (Icehouse)
25:Ian Moss (Cold Chisel)
26:Doug Parkinson
27:Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band)
28:Darren Hayes (Savage Garden)
29:Colin Hay (Men At Work)
30:Gotye
31:Dan Sultan
32:Kate Ceberano
33:Russell Morris
34:Gerry Humphries (The Loved Ones)
35:Johnny O'Keefe
36:Olivia Newton John
37:Slim Dusty
38:Stephen Cummings (The Sports)
39:Ross Wilson
40:Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger)
41:Adalita (Magic Dirt)
42:Judith Durham
43:Marc Hunter (Dragon)
44:Kasey Chambers
45:Joe Camilleri
46:Steve Kilbey (The Church)
47:Keith Urban
48:Daniel Merriweather
49:Billy Thorpe
50:Jon Stevens (Noiseworks)

So what do you think have they got the list right who is missing from the list that should be there & who doesn't belong there


My thoughts i agree with John Farnham being #1 but Jessica Mauboy doesn't belong in the top 50 neither does Guy Sebastian or Dan Sultan

I would put Delta Goodrem on the list

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#975583 - Tue Apr 02 2013 02:29 AM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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Where are Normie Rowe and John Williamson? And Judith Durham at 42? There are a few that I do not know, but I am old. smile
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#975585 - Tue Apr 02 2013 02:51 AM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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Billy Thorpe should be higher up the list

Shirley Strachan from Skyhooks should be on the list i agree with John Williamson

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#975641 - Tue Apr 02 2013 12:05 PM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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Just found out who the panel was that put this Top 50 together

They are

Kasey Chambers
Tina Arena
Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi)
Missy Higgins
Jessica Mauboy
The Collective
Samantha Jade
Guy Sebastian
Brian Cadd
Trot Casser Daley
Lee Kernaghan
Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus)
Don Walker
Jimmy Barnes
Suze De Marchi
Greddy Smith (Mental As Anything)
Russell Morris
Scott Carne
Brian Mannix (Uncanny X Men)
Damien Leith
Andrew DaSilva (CDB)
Tania Doko (Bachelor Girl)
Brooke Addamo
Dan Sultan
Kev Temperley
Julian Hamilton
Angie Hart
Stephen Cummings
Kate Ceberano
Seth Sentry
Michael Paynter
Jack Vidgen
Iva Davies
Connie Mitchell
Dan Brodie
Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon)
Daryl Braithwaite
Ross Wilson
Ian Kenny
Shannon Noll
Anthony Field (The Wiggles)
Casey Barnes
Phil Ceberano
Vanessa Amorosi
Butterfly Boucher
Anthony Callea
Bob Evans (Jebediah)
Dave Faulkner
Jackson Freud
Dave Graney
Tim Campbell
Jon Hume
Ricki Lee
Pete Murray
Katie Noonan
Stan Walker
David Campbell
Megan Washington
Paul Dempsey (Something For Kate)
Wilbur Wilde (OL 55)

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#984551 - Sun May 19 2013 04:48 AM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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No order here. but a few suggestions -

Farnham
Doug Parkinson
Billy Thorpe
John Paul Young
Russell Morris
Col Joye
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#1027956 - Sun Dec 29 2013 05:58 PM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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John Farnham definitely. He's genius!
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#1027991 - Mon Dec 30 2013 01:22 AM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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?... With the exception of the late, and very great Bon Scott, I've not heard of one of 'em!

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#1027994 - Mon Dec 30 2013 01:36 AM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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I'd know most of them, a couple might be out of my generation but that's about it but out of the list of those who put the original list together, Seagull, I haven't heard of many of them either!!

Neil and Tim Finn might be surprised to be on the list :?

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#1028021 - Mon Dec 30 2013 06:56 AM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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Dame Joan Sutherland! La Stupenda, as the Italians called her. smile
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#1028065 - Mon Dec 30 2013 01:28 PM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Dame Joan Sutherland! La Stupenda, as the Italians called her. smile


I have to absolutely agree with this statement grin
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#1028135 - Tue Dec 31 2013 07:04 AM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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I'll just put in a word for Peter Dawson.
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#1028138 - Tue Dec 31 2013 07:13 AM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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In that case they should mention Nellie Melba. Even I have heard of her.
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#1028297 - Wed Jan 01 2014 11:00 AM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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Dom Mariani. He was in the Stems, Someloves & DM3 before going solo.

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#1028303 - Wed Jan 01 2014 11:51 AM Re: Who's is the greatest Australian singer ever? [Re: wwe84]
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I also like the tenor David Hobson.
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