In what has been a wild and highly hilarious 24 hours old mate Tony Abbott (aka onion man), has gotten the boot from his fellow party members and the slightly more articulate, slightly less 1950’s conservative Malcolm Turnbull has taken his place. At this rate the job of Australia’s Prime Minister has a higher turnover rate than McDonalds, we may as well change our flag to the one The Simpsons gave us.
The sun has set on our budgie smuggling, word mumbling, onion munching Prime Minister’s reign, so here are 7 songs to farewell Tony Abbott.
NSYNC – Bye Bye Bye
The tension was high last night in the party room, but as the ballot results were revealed we imagine this song was playing in the minds of the Turnbull faction. And with lyrics like this, it makes total sense; “I know that I can’t take no more / It ain’t no lie / I wanna see you out that door / Baby, bye, bye, bye”
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
The best part of Tony Abbott’s Prime Ministership was poking fun at the ridiculous things that would spill out of his mouth. We love to hate you, and for many we hate that we love you for it. As Swifty says “I’m really gonna miss you picking fights / And me falling for it screaming that I’m right“.
Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack
And don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more.
Green Day – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Played at high school graduations world wide, is it too hard to ask that this be played throughout the halls of Parliament House as Tony takes that long walk of shame out the door?
The Smith Street Band – Wipe That Shit Eating Grin Off Your Punchable Face
No wait, THIS is the song that needs to be played as Tones walks out of Parliament. Live, with Wil Wagner belting this right in his face.
The Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
Hey Tones, you may be out of a job but this isn’t the end. Now you can finally fullfill your dream of serving in her Majesty’s service, whether it be as one of those unsmiling guards or as her personal dog walker.
Susan Christie – I Love Onions
While John Howard will always have his embarrassing cricket moment to scoff at, Tony had his crowning moment when he ate a raw onion. The countless times this man struggled to string a sentence together, he clearly was singing this in his head instead “I don’t like snails, or toads, or frogs / Or strange things living under logs / But, mmm, I love onions“.