Editors' Notes Jimmy Barnes is the ultimate Aussie rock star. Need proof? Here he shares an anecdote about the actual BBQ that inspired this playlist.
“On January 26, 1998, Bryan Brown invited my wife, Jane, and I to his place for a barbecue. What could be more Australian than that? Before I even got in the door, Bryan grabbed me and asked if I'd sing a song. Sure. What could be more Australian than singing at Bryan's barbecue on Australia Day? He wanted me to sing ‘Waltzing Matilda'. ‘Perfect,' I thought. I walked inside and there was my hero, Billy Thorpe, grinning from ear to ear, holding Bryan's acoustic guitar. He said, ‘Come on, Jimmy. We can't wait all f**king day. We've got sausages to burn.' It was the most Australian day of my life. These songs would have made a good soundtrack for it.”

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