Australian music industry association APRA has revealed the shortlist of nominees for their 2019 Song Of The Year award.
Selected by APRA members, this year's shortlist features songs from 25 artists, including first time nominees Mallrat, Tropical Fuck Storm and Tones And I. There's also plenty of repeat offenders, with Paul Kelly, Sampa The Great, Tame Impala and Kate Miller-Heidke getting a nod for their contributions.
The shortlist is set to be stripped down to a mere five artists before the winner is revealed at the APRA Music Awards ceremony in Sydney this April. APRA are also set to announce a slew of other nominees for other catergories in coming weeks, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that too. In the mean time, get acquainted with this year's SOTY nominees below.
2019 APRA Song of the Year Shortlist:
‘Arrows’ – Missy Higgins (Missy Higgins)
‘Better In Blak’ – Thelma Plum (Thelma Plum / Alexander Burnett / Oliver Horton)
‘Borderline’ – Tame Impala (Kevin Parker)
‘By The Scars’ – Diesel (Mark Lizotte)
‘Charlie’ – Mallrat (Grace Shaw / Leroy Clampitt)
‘Choir’ – Guy Sebastian (Guy Sebastian / Trevor Brown / William Simmons)
‘Dance Monkey’ – Tones & I (Toni Watson)
‘Every Day My Mother’s Voice’ – Paul Kelly and Dan Sultan (Paul Kelly)
‘Exit Sign’ – Hilltop Hoods featuring Illy and Ecca Vandal (Barry Francis (DJ Debris) / Daniel Smith (MC Pressure)/ Matthew Lambert (Suffa)/ Sarah Aarons / Andrew Burford / Alasdair Murray (Illy))
‘Fear Of Missing Out’ – Ainslie Wills (Ainslie Wills / Paul Dempsey / Lawrence Folvig / Arron Light)
‘Final Form’ – Sampa The Great (Sampa Tembo / Alejandro Abapo / Leon Sylvers)
‘Good Lord’ – Birds Of Tokyo (Ian Berney / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Adam Spark / Adam Weston)
‘I Get Up’ – The Teskey Brothers (Josh Teskey / Sam Teskey / Liam Gough / Brendon Love)
‘Little Things’ – Jessica Mauboy (Jessica Mauboy / Antonio Egizii / Chiara Hunter / David Musumeci)
‘Miss Shiney’ – Kaiit (Kaiit Waup / Vincent Goodyer / Nicholas Martin)
‘Old Man’ – Stella Donnelly (Stella Donnelly)
‘Open Up Your Eyes’ – Archie Roach (Archie Roach)
‘Paradise’ – Tropical Fuck Storm (Erica Dunn / Gareth Liddiard / Fiona Kitchin / Lauren Hammel)
‘Pasta’ – Angie McMahon (Angie McMahon)
‘Pressure To Party’ – Julia Jacklin (Julia Jacklin)
‘Rushing Back’ – Flume featuring Vera Blue (Harley Streten / Celia Pavey / Sophie Cates / Eric Dubowsky)
‘Self-Immolate’ – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Stuart MacKenzie / Michael Cavanagh / Joseph Walker)
‘Seven Day Weekend’ – Underground Lovers (Richard Andrew / Maurice Argiro / Glenn Bennie / Vincent Giarrusso / Phillipa Nihill)
‘Teeth’ – 5 Seconds Of Summer (Luke Hemmings / Ashton Irwin / Louis Bell / Gillian Gilbert / Peter Hook / Stephen Morris / Evan Rogers / Carl Sturken / Bernard Sumner / Ali Tamposi / Ryan Tedder / Andrew Watt)
‘Zero Gravity’ – Kate Miller-Heidke (Kate Miller-Heidke / Julian Hamilton / Keir Nuttal)
Head to APRA AMCOS to find out more today.