An Australian anthem 😉
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Aussie music, Hunters and Collectors, Throw your arms around me
November 24, 2011 at 5:41 pm
Excellent, I’ve not heard that for a while and I’ve never seen the video!
November 25, 2011 at 1:22 pm
I’m glad you’ve heard the song before CGP 🙂 I had never seen the video either.
November 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm
I love it, and the words! First time I’ve heard it… thanks, Gabe.
November 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm
the lyrics are fantastic adeeyoyo 🙂
November 25, 2011 at 12:43 am
Well…the song is new to me here in SoCal..but enjoyed it.
November 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm
Definitely an Aussie classic. I have sung it many times in my glory days when I was a tad inebriated. A much better song than “I come from the land down under”…..hate that one.
Haha – but Colin Hay is a Scottish-Australian just like you 🙂 It has been a bit overdone that song. It’s funny but this Hunters and Collectors song was never a hit but everyone knows it so well. I’ve been educating the kids on the big sound of Hunters and Collectors.
November 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Love the Hunters! I saw The Triffids last night… another incredible Australian band. We have certainly produced some gems!
November 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm
We sure have Graham 🙂 definely a distinctive sound emerges from this great continent of ours.
November 27, 2011 at 9:56 am
What I find most wonderful about ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ is that it comes from Australia, a country where blokes aren’t meant to be expressive or intimate.
November 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm
Hahaha – I think it is a bit of a myth about Aussie blokes not being expressive or intimate. It is an interesting song – I find the lyrics quite ambiguous and sometimes I find the whole song rather threatening (like he’s a stalker or something) 😉
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