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triple j - 40 Years Of Music

On January 19 1975, we pressed play on Double J and launched the ABC’s first youth radio station.

Fast forward 40 years and today we’re celebrating the moments and milestones that shaped our history and changed music forever.

This 4 CD pack featuring the best tunes from 1975 to now, handpicked especially for you!

Track Listing:

CD 1:

1. Patti Smith - Gloria

2. The Saints - (I’m) Stranded

3. Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

4. Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up (Part 1)

5. The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet

6. Radio Birdman - New Race

7. The Clash - London Calling

8. The Slits - Typical Girls

9. Flowers - We Can Get Together

10. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

11. Devo - Whip It

12. Divinyls - Boys In Town

13. Sunnyboys - Alone With You

14. The Models - Local &/Or General

15. The Reels - Quasimodo’s Dream

16. Monsoon - Ever So Lonely

17. Romeo Void - Never Say Never

18. Midnight Oil - Power And The Passion

19. New Order - Blue Monday

20. Hunters & Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me

CD 2:

1. Paul Kelly - From St Kilda To Kings Cross

2. Hoodoo Gurus - Like Wow - Wipeout!

3. Beastie Boys - {You Gotta} Fight For Your Right {To Party}

4. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls

5. The Triffids - Wide Open Road

6. Sinead O’Connor - Mandinka

7. The Cure - Just Like Heaven

8. The Go-Betweens - Streets Of Your Town

9. N.W.A. - Fuck Tha Police

10. Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven

11. The Stone Roses - Fools Gold

12. Cocteau Twins - Cherry-coloured Funk

13. Falling Joys - Lock It

14. A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?

15. Yothu Yindi - Treaty

16. Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name

17. L7 - Pretend We’re Dead

18. You Am I - Berlin Chair

19. Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain

20. Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl

CD 3:

1. Garbage - Vow

2. Custard - Apartment

3. Rancid - Time Bomb

4. Tricky - Hell Is Round The Corner

5. PJ Harvey - Down By The Water

6. The Prodigy - Firestarter

7. Radiohead - Paranoid Android

8. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms

9. Moloko - Sing It Back

10. Slipknot - Wait And Bleed

11. OutKast - Ms. Jackson

12. Powderfinger - My Happiness

13. The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist

14. Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On

15. System Of A Down - Chop Suey!

16. Something For Kate - Monsters

17. The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??

18. Hilltop Hoods - The Nosebleed Section

19. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp

20. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

CD 4:

1. Wolfmother - Joker And The Thief

2. Augie March - One Crowded Hour

3. MGMT - Electric Feel

4. The Presets - My People

5. John Butler Trio - Better Than

6. Sarah Blasko - We Won’t Run

7. Phoenix - Lisztomania

8. Kanye West - Runaway {Ft. Pusha T}

9. The Wombats - Tokyo {Vampires & Wolves}

10. Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out

11. Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks

12. alt-J (∆) - Breezeblocks

13. Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

14. Flume - Holdin On

15. Lorde - Royals

16. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?

17. Vance Joy - Riptide

18. The Preatures - Is This How You Feel?

19. Peking Duk - High {Ft. Nicole Millar}

20. Chet Faker - Talk Is Cheap

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