Masked Wolf: Favourite Aussie Songs

Masked Wolf: Favourite Aussie Songs

“Each of these songs have great writing behind them,” Masked Wolf tells Apple Music about the songs in his handpicked playlist. “A storyline is key, and that’s what I get from this playlist.” He might be a hip-hop artist, but when it comes to his favourite Australian songs, there’s a surprising amount of rock ’n’ roll—and a couple pop hits. This playlist of his top Aussie songs is filled with big riffs, memorable choruses, early memories, and a few newer discoveries. “Some of these songs my dad played to me as a young child,” he says. “And some of them I only found out about in the recent years—yes, I live under a rock. But, as always, I can only connect to a song if there’s great writing and a certain energy, and all of my choices have that.” Listen here, and read on for more on his top picks. AC/DC, “Thunderstruck” “Go no further if we’re talking about energy. If you’re looking to pump yourself up, this is the song for you. I absolutely love this banger!” Daddy Cool, “Eagle Rock” “A song my dad constantly pounded into my brain as I grew up—and that is not a complaint. A very catchy chorus and a memory of me and my dad drinking some alcohol out the back, listening to this, is all I can ask for.” Wolfmother, “Joker and the Thief” “I know this may sound weird, but this reminds me of a rock version of something The Beatles would write, and I’m a big Beatles fan. I absolutely love the feeling I get from this track, especially the a cappella breaks. I’m a fan of good song titles, and this one is amazing.” Jet, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” “Do you hear that bassline? It already has you hooked. One of my most favourite songs with the most catchiest writing I’ve ever heard. I wish I could have watched this song live. It’s another one my dad pounded into my brain.” John Farnham, “You're the Voice” “I heard it on commercials—I heard it everywhere, to be honest, one of the songs that showed me how important writing choruses can be for an amazing song. It’s something I grew up on and was riddled with it being in my brain because of how catchy it was. A truly amazing song.”

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