Previous Winners

Past winners of the APRA Song of the Year:

2013

Title: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Artist: Tame Impala
Writer: Kevin Parker
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L

2012

Title: Somebody That I Used to Know
Artist: Gotye feat Kimbra
Writers: Wally de Backer*
Luiz Bonfa (ASCAP)^
Publishers: J Albert and Son Pty Ltd* / Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd^

2011

Title: Big Jet Plane
Artist: Angus and Julia Stone
Writers: Angus Stone/Julia Stone
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

2010

Title: Sweet Disposition
Performed by: Temper Trap
Writers: Dougy Mandagi / Lorenzo Sillitto
Publisher: Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

2009

Title: White Noise
Artist: The Living End
Writer: Chris Cheney
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd

2008

Title Straight Lines
Artist Silverchair
Writer Daniel Johns*/Julian Hamilton^
Publisher Sony/ATV  Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd*, EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd^

2007

Title One Crowded Hour
Artist Augie March
Writer Glenn Richards
Publisher Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

2006

Title Catch My Disease
Artist Ben Lee
Writer Ben Lee/McGowan Southworth (BMI)
Publisher BMG Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

2005

Title Scar
Artist Missy Higgins
Writer Missy Higgins / Kevin Griffin (BMI)
Publisher Warner Chappell Music Aust Pty Ltd

2004

Title Zebra
Artist John Butler Trio
Writer John Butler

2003

Title Not Pretty Enough
Artist Kasey Chambers
Writer Kasey Chambers
Publisher Gibbon Music Publishing Pty Ltd, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd

2002

Title Amazing
Artist Alex Lloyd

2001

Title My Happiness
Artist Powderfinger

2000

Title Passenger
Artist Powderfinger
Writers Jonathan Coghill / John Collins / Ian Haug / Darren Middleton / Bernard Fanning
Publisher Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd

1999

Title Buses and Trains
Artist Bachelor Girl
Writer James Roche
Publisher Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

1998

Title Even When I’m Sleeping
Artist Leonardo's Bride
Writer Dean Manning
Publisher Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

1997

No award  

1996

Title Wasn’t It Good
Artist Tina Arena
Writers Tina Arena, Robert Parde, Heather Field
Publishers Standard Music Pty Ltd / EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd

1995

Title My Island Home
Artist Christine Anu
Writer Neil Murray
Publisher Rondor Music (Australia) Pty Ltd

1994

Title Distant Sun
Artist Crowded House
Writer Neil Finn
Publisher Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

1993

Title Four Seasons in One Day
Artist Crowded House
Writer Neil Finn and Tim Finn
Publisher Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

1992

Title Heaven Knows
Artist Rick Price, Heather Field

1991

Title Treaty
Artist Bakamana Yunipingu/Stuart Kellaway/Gurrumul Yunipingu/Milkayggu Mununggurr/Cal Williams/Paul Kelly