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John ‘The Voice’ Farnham Voted Australia’s Best Singer Of All Time

Written by Marc Zanotti on April 2, 2013

John Farnham has been voted as the greatest Australian singer of all time by a panel of his peers, beating out the likes of AC/DC’s Bon Scott, Michael Hutchence of INXS and his good mate Jimmy Barnes.

As reported by the Herald Sun, the greatest 50 Australian singers of all time list was constructed by a voting panel comprised of over 100 Australian singers and musicians.

As Big Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock frontman Ross Wilson stated, Farnham is more than worthy to top the list:

“Yes, he is The Voice and that frickin’ TV show full of wannabes ought to find a new name and restore his title.”

Other names of interest high up in the list are Sia at number 8 while Neil and Tim Finn closed out the top 10, forcing Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns down to number 11. Following Johns are The Bee Gees, whose temporary status as Australian residents was apparently enough for the selection criteria.

Olivia Newton-John seems pretty low at 36 and people will probably be mad that Nick Cave only just snuck into the top 20 at 17. A shout out to Katie Noonan at 19 for those who fondly recall George.

50 Greatest Australian Singers Of All Time

1. John Farnham

2. Bon Scott

3. Tina Arena

4. Michael Hutchence

5. Jimmy Barnes

6. Guy Sebastian

7. Renee Geyer

8. Sia Furler

9. Chrissie Amphlett

10. Neil and Tim Finn

11. Daniel Johns

12. The Bee Gees

13. Stevie Wright

14. Paul Kelly

15. Vanessa Amorosi

16. Jessica Mauboy

17. Nick Cave

18. Connie Mitchell (Sneaky Sound System)

19. Katie Noonan

20. Gurrumul

21. Suze De Marchi

22. Daryl Braithwaite

23. Sarah Blasko

24. Iva Davies

25. Ian Moss

26. Doug Parkinson

27. Glenn Shorrock

28. Darren Hayes

29. Colin Hay

30. Gotye

31. Dan Sultan

32. Kate Ceberano

33. Russell Morris

34. Gerry Humphries (The Loved Ones)

35. Johnny O’Keefe

36. Olivia Newton-John

37. Slim Dusty

38. Stephen Cummings

39. Ross Wilson

40. Bernard Fanning

41. Adalita

42. Judith Durham

43. Marc Hunter

44. Kasey Chambers

45. Joe Camilleri

46. Steve Kilbey

47. Keith Urban

48. Daniel Merriweather

49. Billy Thorpe

50. Jon Stevens

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