Missy Higgins Shares Her Favourite Aussie Songs With Us For Ausmusic Month

23 November 2018 | 11:35 am | Staff Writer

Ahead of her 'Missy Higgins & Friends Live' performance airing on Sunday night.

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Missy Higgins will be broadcast to living rooms across the country this Sunday night as part of the this year's Ausmusic Month festivities on ABC for her Missy Higgins & Friends Live special.

Recorded at Melbourne's iconic Melba Spiegeltent, Higgins will be bringing along a heap of special guests for the performance, as well as sharing some of the most loved tracks from her career.

In celebration of the show and Ausmusic Month, we asked Higgins to share her favourite Aussie tracks and what she loves about them. 

Check them out below and catch Missy Higgins & Friends Live this Sunday 25 November from 8.40pm on ABC, iview and Double J.

Dan Sultan - Old Fitzroy

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I covered this song on my album Oz because it just feels like such a classic, timeless song to me. I saw Dan play it solo on piano years ago at his gig at The Corner Hotel and he just blew me away. 

Greta Ray - Drive

Greta is a really talented songwriter. I first heard a demo EP of hers years ago and have been watching her ever since. She’s finally out there and people are seeing how amazing she is, I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for this talented woman.  

Kasey Chambers - Barricades & Brickwalls

Kasey was such an inspiration for me back in my high school days when I was just starting out as a singer-songwriter. I have strong memories of singing this song at full volume in my bedroom! 

Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning 

You can’t beat Midnight Oil for protest music. They wrote so many songs about the rights of Indigenous Australians and really touched at the heart of our country with their lyrics. They were fierce and unapologetic and there’s really been no one else like them. 

Ben Abraham - Speak 

Ben has one of my favourite voices ever. He doesn’t shy away from his Aussie accent but his style is rich and delicate and so in control. I absolutely adore this song, it moves me every time.