Darren Hayes Leads Backlash Against Cory Bernardi's Hottest 100 Protest Playlist

18 January 2018 | 9:26 am | Staff Writer

... seriously?

Pic via Facebook

Pic via Facebook

Aussie legend Darren Hayes ​is leading the charge against Cory Bernardi's controversial Australia Day playlist, dubbed as an "alternative to Triple J 'Hottest 100' after they abandoned Australia Day".

The leader of the Australian Conservatives announced the Spotify playlist on Twitter last night, which has since been widely slammed. 

Hayes was one of many to call out Bernardi, demanding iconic Savage Garden track, To The Moon & Back​, be removed from the playlist.

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"I don't support your party, values or views," Hayes tweeted. 

"Remove my music from your promotions. You do not have permission to use my music."

Bernardi was quick to respond to the singer, tweeting back, "Get over yourself @darrenhayes. Music is for everyone".

See the exchange below. 

Hayes has since called on a number of the other artists featured on the playlist to speak out, including Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Barnes, INXS, Bernard Fanning and The Veronicas. 

The Australian Conservatives have asked people to vote for their favourite songs on the list; a move which has been used against them by those opposed.

Check out some of the responses below.