Best Cold Chisel Songs

The Top Ten
1 Khe Sanh

I reckon more Australians know the words to this song than know the National Anthem. You also can't imagine a group of drunken party goers erupting in to spontaneous "Advance Australia Fair" but it regularly happens with "Khe Sanh".

Most people would think this was a song for bogans, but perhaps it's only Australians who can understand the deep meaning of the song in correlation to the Vietnam war.

Simply the best song sends chills down my spine when I hear it. I don't know what else to say but it is simply awesome and speaks to every Australian.

2 Flame Trees

I was in love at the time and in the correct location and almost the exact scenario. I can never forget how much I loved that girl whenever I hear this song.

Love this song

3 When the War is Over

Achingly beautiful lyrics, and understated vocals. A classic.

4 Bow River

Yep. Might just be the best song written by anyone. Ever. Full stop.

This song evokes Australia and everything intrinsic in being a working class Australian. Sometimes we all need to just... well, **** off... to a place like Bow River for good and forever.

Every Australian needs his/her Bow River.

5 Choir Girl

I like to hear that song

6 Forever Now

Absolutely love this song has one of the best beat ever love singing it at home on the mic loud as.

Best Song, Hands Down... Not the one you bust out at the pub, but the best nonetheless.

Such a dreamy lonely feeling rock love song. Emotional!

7 Cheap Wine

This is such a good song

8 Ita

One of my go to Cold Chisel songs, fully underrated and a well sung lament full of great beats

9 My Baby My Baby Cover Art
10 Breakfast at Sweethearts

Written by Don Walker from the album Breakfast at Sweethearts

The Contenders
11 You Got Nothing I Want
12 No Sense
13 Saturday Night Saturday Night Cover Art

Such a funny song yet it has such a deep meaning. So unique.

14 Standing on the Outside Standing on the Outside Cover Art
15 Letter to Alan Letter to Alan Cover Art

Best Cold Chisel song ever! In this song Barnsey shows incredible light and shade versatility in his voice and Mossy just shreds his guitar to pieces. An emotionally charged song written by Don Walker as a tribute to their Roadie Alan Dallow Who passed away when his truck crashed on a way to a gig. It was an absolute travesty that this song got almost zero airplay on mainstream radio.

16 Houndog Houndog Cover Art

For me, I don't know why this song sums up Cold Chisel completely. Maybe because it is beautifully raw. Maybe because it also has so much energy. But more likely because, like Chisel in general, it is merely written from the heart.

17 No Good for You No Good for You Cover Art

From Circus Animals. While not as popular many other contenders, and while it never charted well, this song is a gem of a tune similar to that of Ita. Great Chorus. Great rocker.

Could never work out why this song was not released as a single. Very catchy!

18 Merry-Go-Round Merry-Go-Round Cover Art
19 Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye) Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye) Cover Art

Greatest song of all time.

20 Taipan Taipan Cover Art
21 Rising Sun Rising Sun Cover Art
22 Star Hotel Star Hotel Cover Art
23 My Turn to Cry My Turn to Cry Cover Art
24 One Long Day One Long Day Cover Art

Not a Bogan kinda piece. Demonstrates the depth and class those guys had.

25 Hold Me Tight Hold Me Tight Cover Art
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