The simple addition of a soundtrack can make any activity much more fun. Double goes for cleaning. We love the 80’s and what kids these days are calling “dad rock”. So we gathered around two hours of our favourite cleaning music from the Land Down Under. Not-so-incidentally it would be right at home in a cheesy cleaning montage. The tracklist is bellow and you can find the actual playlist here. Let’s see if you can guess Matt & Nate’s favourite bands.
1. AC/DC – That’s The Way I Wanna Rock And Roll
Matt and Nate’s favourite AC/DC song. A perfect high energy number to start it off.
2. Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
These blokes have a really unique sound, and yet despite the heavy theme of the song(and Peter Garett’s very specific vocal style) are so easy to sing along to.
3. Wolfmother – Joker And The Thief
The drums and riffs in this song are something of a natural high.
4. INXS – What You Need
A friendly reminder from INXS to take care of yourself when the going gets too rough.
5. Nick Cave – Stagger Lee
Nick often gets dark in his undeniably groovy songs. This one is so edgy it crosses over into parody.
6. AC/DC – Thunderstruck
After the previous slow jam it’s time to get electrified again!
7. Spiderbait – Black Betty
Originally by Ram Jam, we none the less think our boys’ cover is better.
8. Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Man
We can’t have Matt & Nate’s cleaning playlist without this song.
9. Men At Work – Down Under
Opening a more poppy section of the playlist with the song that should be our national anthem.
10. Skyhooks – Living In The 70s
A silly number about a drug-fueled decade.
11. Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
And what’s the 70s without this classic?
12. Gotye – Somebody I Used To Know
A good mellow tune, for touch-up tasks.
13. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Nate insisted on this song being here.
14. The Presets – Talk Like That
A good mix of alt rock vocals and electronics to get you moving.
15. AC/DC – Back In Black
Getting back on that rocky track with our mascots’ favourites.
16. Wolfmother – Woman
Speaking of favourites. Wolfmother’s tasty riffs are back.
17. Dave Graney – You’re Just Too Hip, Baby!
A wonderful number about people too preoccupied with their appearance.
18. Australian Crawl – The Boys Light Up
The subtle rocksteady rhythm of this one makes it perfect for sweeping.
19. Dragon – April Sun In Cuba
We don’t know about you, but to us this song is a mojito in audio format.
20. ACDC – Hells Bells
Rock out with your mop out!
21. Fireballs – So Bad It’s Good
A psychobilly band from Melbourne, and Nate’s hairstyle icons.
22. Crow – Evil Woman
Black Sabbath have their merits, but Crow’s version is a much more rich orchestral number. Plus both Peters are way better singers than Ozzie. Sorry, Prince of Darkness.
23. The Saints – Know your product
Australia’s punk pioneers here with their message against consumerist culture.
24. Sunnyboys – You Need A Friend
The melody and atmosphere of this tune is so nostalgic, yet so easy to dance to.
25. Wolfmother – Victorious
These guys once again, or rather the vocalist solo project. This time with something of an empowering space epic.
26. Noiseworks – Hot Chilli Woman
Nothing like a rock & roll song about a beautiful woman that gets you weak at the knees to get you dancing behind the vacuum.
27. The Vines – Ride
28. The Vines – Get Free
These guys deserved to have more big hits like these two songs.
29. Hunters & Collectors – When The River Runs Dry
Our love for this song is like a non-perennial river.
30. Men At Work – Overkill
Another huge iconic song by Men At Work. It belongs here.
31. Spiderbait – SHAZAM
Starting the last sprint of the cleaning with another from these guys.
32. The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind
We all know that feeling at the start of the work week.
33. AC/DC – Highway to Hell
What better finish than an explosive one?