Flume and A.B. Original lead the APRA’s Song of The Year Top 20 list

APRA AMCOS have released their shortlist for the 2017 APRA Song of the Year, with 20 Aussie songwriters making it to the final round, as voted by APRA AMCOS songwriter and publisher members.

Newcomers Amy SharkJulia JacklinTash Sultana and D.D Dumbo enter the shortlist for the first time, while A.B. Original and Flume lead the Top 20 charge with two nominated songs featuring each. All the artists who are in the running for the top award will be notified of the overall winner at the 2017 APRA Music Awards, to be held at the International Convention Centre Ballroom in Darling Harbour on April 3rd.

Check out the full short list below!

2017 APRA SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

“1955” – Hilltop Hoods ft. Montaigne & Tom Thum
Andrew Burford, Barry Francis, Matthew Lambert and Daniel Smith

“2 BLACK 2 STRONG” – A.B. ORIGINAL
Adam Briggs, Daniel Rankine and Darren Reuters

“ADORE” – Amy Shark
Amy Shark

“CHEAP THRILLS” – Sia
Sia Furler and Greg Kurstin

“COME HOME CARDINAL PELL” – Tim Minchin
Tim Minchin

“GAMMA KNIFE” – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Stuart Mackenzie

“IT’S NOT TOO LATE” – Archie Roach
Archie Roach and Craig Pilkington

“JANUARY 26” – A.B. ORIGINAL ft. Dan Sultan
Adam Briggs, Daniel Rankine and Dan Sultan

“JUNGLE” – Tash Sultana
Tash Sultana

“NEVER BE LIKE YOU” – Flume
Harley Streten, Kai and Geoffrey Earley

“OH CANADA” – Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins

“POOL PARTY” – Julia Jacklin
Julia Jacklin

“SATAN” – D.D Dumbo
Oliver Perry

“SAY IT” – Flume
Harley Streten, Julian Hamilton, Daniel Johns and Tove Lo

“SET IN STONE” – Guy Sebastian
Guy Sebastian, Stuart Crichton and Taylor Parks

“SKELETON TREE” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

“SOOTH LADY WINE” – Matt Corby
Matt Corby and John Henriksson

“SOUND OF SILENCE” – Dami Im
Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci

“TO THINK THAT I ONCE LOVED YOU” – The Drones
Gareth Liddiard

“VICEROY” – Violent Soho
Luke Boerdam, Luke Henery, Michael Richards and James Tidswell