Bec Sandridge’s top 10 songs of 2016

While Bec Sandridge may have an enthusiastic love for the sirens of yesteryear like Cyndi Lauper, that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of newer acts she is crazy about.

When we counted down our top 100 songs of 2016 in December, Sandridge clocked in at #9 with her fiesty anthem You’re A Fucking Joke. Since then we offered her the opportunity to reciprocate with her own top 10 songs of 2016. Here they are:

Top 10 songs of 2016
Photo by Liam Cameron

Lust for lyricism? Sucker for singer/songwriters? You’ll adore Bec Sandridge’s top 10 songs of 2016.

Catfish And The Bottlemen – Soundcheck

This song reminds me of touring throughout Europe (and racing from my flat to venues in torrential rain and cyclonic winds) and then racing to the pub after the show with new pals and then moving on to the next city or country. It’s nice to have people who make you put life aside in your life…

Mitski – Your Best American Girl

For me this song somehow feels like a loose home-demo-y-anthem. It’s fragile but huge and has such an interesting chord progression *nerd nerd nerd*

Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me

The chorus, that is all.

Alex Lahey – Let’s Go Out

Heard this, shazam-ed it, fell in love (also, Alex and her band are all beautiful).

Middle Kids – Your Love

I saw Middle Kids live when I first moved to Melbourne three months ago and there’s something about their songs that just make you feel at home.

Olympia – Smoke Signals

Liv writes some of the best songs in the country. I love her lyrical imagery which are kind of like little snapshots in time or photographs and the film clip for this is magic.

Montaigne – Because I Love You

After touring with Montaigne in October (and it’s now January) I still get this song in my head at least once a week.

Gretta Ray – Drive

The first time I heard this song it was summer and I had a huge crush on someone and it was the perfect soundtrack for being gooey and gross. Gretta’s voice is a dream and I love the space in the recording which allows for simple guitar and vocals.

Camp Cope – Done

One of the best sad boogies I’ve heard (pan to me side stepping and/or swaying and clicking and lots of tears).

Tired Lion – Agoraphobia

I love the duelling guitars on this one and Sophie’s voice is huge!


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