rage turns 30 and celebrates and celebrates with five-song artist playlists

As rage turned 30, these 5 artists showered the music program with their 5 favourite hits ever

Ever-popular music program rage celebrated its 30th birthday yesterday, marking it the world’s longest running music series to date.

Rage has played a crucial part in shaping Australian music history, running from Friday night through to the early hours of Sunday morning on ABC TV.


rage has become an iconic symbol of our Australian culture. What better way to celebrate than to urge the public to choose a playlist of their five most loved hits?

Over the long weekend rage featured special programming, with the five-song playlists included. Artists such as Birds of Tokyo, Katie Noonan, You Am I, San Cisco and Dustin Tebbutt showed their love by creating their playlists, all of which can be listened to on Spotify.

The quirky yet terrific artist playlists are as follows:

Birds of Tokyo:

John Wayne Gacy, Jr — Sufjan Sevens
Wicked Games — The Weeknd
Sledgehammer — Peter Gabriel
Bulls On Parade — Rage Against The Machine
Shitty Future — The Bronx

Katie Noonan:

Grace — Jeff Buckley
Ordinary Angels — Frente
There Must be an Angel (Playing With My Heart) — Eurythmics
With or Without You — U2
Teardrop — Massive Attack

You Am I:

GOD — Coloured Balls
Bastards Of Young — The Replacements
Chase The Dragon — Beasts of Bourbon
Ice — Magic Dirt
Human Jukebox — Scientists

San Cisco:

Kool Thing — Sonic Youth
Seven Nation Army — The White Stripes
Formation — Beyonce
Millionaire — Kelis featuring Andre 3000
If I Could Change Your Mind — Haim

Dustin Tebbutt:

re: Stacks — Bon Iver
Bitter Sweet Symphony — The Verve
Heartbeats — Jose Gonzales
Blood — The Middle East
No Surprises — Radiohead