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.

Written by Don Walker from the album Cold Chisel

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.

Great message, great tune in my opinion better than khe sanh

Written by Don Walker and Steve Prestwich from the album 20th Century

This epitiomises Cold Chisel, the words

3 When the War is Over

Achingly beautiful lyrics, and understated vocals. A classic.

Written by Steve Prestwich from the album Circus Animals

The most covered Cold Chisel song

The best cold chisel song ever

4 Bow River

Written by Ian Moss from the album Circus Animals

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

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!

Written by Steve Prestwich from the album Circus Animals

It is the most awesome thing rock iest one

7 Cheap Wine

This is such a good song

Just fantastic

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

How do I put this song on my windows ph

The Contenders

11 You Got Nothing I Want
12 No Sense

Written by Jimmy Barnes from the album 20th Century

13 Standing on the Outside Standing on the Outside Cover Art
14 Saturday Night Saturday Night Cover Art

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

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.

Unbelievable! Bloody Brilliant!

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.

Probaly cc hardest rock song!

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 My Turn to Cry My Turn to Cry Cover Art
20 Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye) Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye) Cover Art

Memo to Craig Kay of Kingsbury Tech - the idea is to add your nominations to the list, ya doofus

21 Taipan Taipan Cover Art
22 Rising Sun Rising Sun Cover Art

Poppy Aussie rhythm that really gets my motor running

23 Star Hotel Star Hotel 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 Twentieth Century Twentieth Century Cover Art
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