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Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know was voted ninth in the Hottest 100 of the Past 20 Years poll. What makes some songs endure as a classic and others fade away?

What makes a classic song? The economics of the Hottest 100

Number crunching the Hottest 100 votes produces fascinating insights into shifting musical tastes and poses the question: why was 1997 such a great year for music?
The iconic Rage intro. Screenshot from Youtube

30 years of Rage, and no signs of quietening

ABC TV’s Rage has so far weathered the storm of digital disruption to remain an important, and nostalgic, part of Australia’s music industry.
Gotye, with New Zealand singer-songwriter Kimbra, suggests our culture is alive and well. Paul Buck/EPA

Australians ‘getting’ culture – continued

Recently on The Conversation, [Julian Meyrick asked](]( why Australians didn’t get…

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