It was the anthem of a generation, indeed a nation. Heading into the summer of ‘86, the song launched the next phase of John Farnham’s long and stellar career, introducing a new audience to his talent.
It has endured through the years, with crowds uniting to belt out the chorus, complete with soaring “whoa”s. It was even voted #6 on Triple M’s “most Australian song of all time” list in 2018. It symbolised our larrikin, anti-authoritarian, rebellious nature.