Theme Ride Thursday: Australia Day

Given the devastating fires that have engulfed over 12 million acres to date in Australia in 2019 and early 2020, we thought it was timely to repost. I’ve updated the playlist recently with a few more Australian artists suggested by ICA members. We’d love to see someone create a profile from this.  


G’day, mate! Today we honor Australian artists as we gear up for Australia Day on Sunday, January 26. Celebrate the diversity this country has brought us from artists such as INXS, Kylie Minogue, Sia, AC/DC, Men at Work, and my personal favorite, The Temper Trap.  

We’ve also included some fun facts to quiz your class on while teaching this profile. 

5 Responses to “Theme Ride Thursday: Australia Day”

  1. Susan Lafond says:

    Be sure to add Tones and I (two of her songs were featured in Mainstream Music Monday posts in the past 3 weeks) and Dean Lewis (who was featured on Dec 20, 2019). Also currently popular are Mallrat, Tame Impala, Pnau (I like Go Bang), Rüfüs Du Sol.

  2. Sharron says:

    Hi – just to confirm in case anyone wants to find the song; Men at Work sing ‘Down Under.

  3. TrudyStevens says:

    Hi Jennifer…um pretty sure Dire Straits are from UK not Australia…trust me we would claim them but it’s not true.

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