Top 20 Contenders for APRA Song of the Year Revealed!

We are delighted to announce this year’s Top 20 contenders for the largest peer-voted songwriting award in Australia – APRA Song of the Year. 

The Top 20 shortlist features an eclectic list of songwriters. We need you to decide who will take home the award this year!

APRA AMCOS members have until 5.00pm EST on Tuesday 29 April to decide which song written by their fellow APRA AMCOS members, will become APRA Song of the Year.  All members that vote are in the running to win a Gibson USA “60′s Tribute” series Les Paul Gold Top guitar, valued at $2,200.

Vote for your favourite song by logging into your APRA AMCOS account.

Help us spread the word and tell us your favourite shortlisted song! Tag us on Twitter - @APRA and use the hashtag #APRAs.

2014 APRA SONG OF THE YEAR: TOP 20 SHORTLIST

*Listed in alphabetical order of song title

A MOAT YOU CAN STAND IN- (Written by Fiona Kitchin / Gareth Liddiard / Dan Luscombe / Mike Noga / Stephen Hesketh and performed by THE DRONES)

ALIVE   – (Written by Jonathan Sloan / Luke Steele / Nick Littlemore / Peter Mayes / Steven Bach and performed by EMPIRE OF THE SUN)

AVENGER – (Written by Lance Ferguson / Ella Thompson and performed by THE BAMBOOS)

BATTLESHIPS – (Written and performed by BERNARD FANNING)

BAYINI – (Written by Rrawun D Maymuru and performed by GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU)

COVERED IN CHROME – (Written by Michael Richards / Luke Boerdam / James Tidswell  / Luke Henery and performed by VIOLENT SOHO)

DROP THE GAME – (Written and performed by FLUME AND CHET FAKER)

GOD FEARING – (Written by Sarah Blasko and performed by SARAH BLASKO AND THE SLAVEY FOLKLORE QUARTET)

HARLEQUIN DREAM – (Written by David Hosking / Killian Gavin / Jonathon Hart / Timothy Hart and performed by BOY AND BEAR)

IS THIS HOW YOU FEEL – (Written by Isabella Manfred / Luke Davison / Thomas Champion / Jack Moffitt and performed by THE PREATURES)

JUBILEE STREET  – (Written by Nick Cave / Warren Ellis and performed by NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS)

LANTERNS – (Written by Adam Spark / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Ian Berney / Adam Weston and performed by BIRDS OF TOKYO)

ONLY ONE – (Written by John Butler and performed by JOHN BUTLER TRIO)

RESOLUTION – (Written by Matt Corby / Dominic Salole and performed by MATT CORBY)

RIPTIDE - (Written and performed by VANCE JOY)

SOUTHERN SUN –(Written by David Hosking / Killian Gavin / Jonathon Hart / Timothy Hart and performed by BOY AND BEAR)

STEAL THE LIGHT – (Written by Harry Angus / Felix Riebl and performed by THE CAT EMPIRE)

UNDER YOUR SKIN – (Written by Alexander Burnett / Phillip Norman / Dan Sultan and performed by DAN SULTAN)

WE ARE – (Written by Andrew Goddard / Mark Hosking / Ian Kenny / Stephen Judd / Jonathan Stockman and performed by KARNIVOOL)

WE NO WHO U R – (Written by Nick Cave / Warren Ellis and performed by NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS)

The APRA Song of the Year winner will be announced at the 2014 APRA Music Awards on Monday 23 June at Brisbane City Hall.