Exciting news! The Top 30 songs in the 2019 Australian Songwriting Contest are listed below. Please note that songs are in alphabetical order only. Also be aware that the Top 10 results will be announced at the National Songwriting Awards, so if you want to be the first to know about those, book your tickets now using the following link:
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Please also note that the reason some of the Top 30 lists contain more than just 30 songs, is that where there was a draw between songs in the earlier judging stage, we keep all the songs rather than culling them at that point. We believed the best way is to allow a further, fresh set of judges to make the final call. BE VERY PROUD if you are in these lists. Hundreds of strong songs have had to be excluded already, and this year’s standard was exceptionally high!
So in short, please note the following before reading the top 30 lists below!
- Songs in each Category are listed in alphabetical order of Song Title only (not ranking).
- Top 10 results will be first revealed at the National Songwriting Awards in Sydney in October.
- Some Categories have more than 30 songs listed, because where songs received the same scores, we included them all in the list.
- Lyrics Category Top 30 are now up, and listed at the end after all the other categories.
|Broken Hearts in Broken Hill||Lloyd||Back|
|Down In That Town||Johnny||Tedesco||David Hyams|
|Dust To Ashes||Sadie||Jones||David Jack Penman|
|Dusty Days And Ice Cold Beer (Australian Christmas)||Sani||Bolton|
|Flat Top||Russ||Zimmer||Ian Cannon|
|Four Seasons In One Day||Julia||Marr|
|Great Courage||Thomas||Libreri||Tessa Libreri|
|Hume Highway||Marni||Sheehan||Mark Smith|
|I Don’t Know (A Postcard From Port Douglas)||Steve||Montgomery|
|I Won’t Be Back||Steve||Montgomery|
|It’s Time For Us To Hear||Luke||Robinson|
|Just A Boy On A Mallee Farm||Melvyn||Moll|
|King Of This Country||Bradley||Christmas|
|Make It Till Christmas||Laura-Therese||Davis|
|My Family And Me||Thomas||Libreri||Tessa Libreri|
|Nearest Country Pub||Stephen||Phillip|
|Never See Their Kind Again||John||Casey||Henrique Dib|
|Old Neds Young Offsider||Brendan||Smoother|
|One Last Shot||Vanessa||Craven|
|Our Own Backyard||Melanie||Gray||Max Jackson, Gina Jeffreys|
|Part Of The View||David||Harrison||David Harrison|
|Ruby – The Cattle Dog And The Farmer||Maria||Harkins|
|Salt Of The Earth||Jon||Davis|
|Such Is Life||Geoffrey||Bates|
|The Australia I Know||Renee||Jonas|
|The Ballad Of Hawkie||Mike||Foley|
|Theres Gotta Be A Better Way||Luke||Robinson|
|To Change Her Mind||Steve||Montgomery|
|Two Beers From Anywhere||Christopher||Haskard|
|We Are Children Of The Dreaming||William||Murray|
|Welcome Home Soldier||Pat<|