BUNYIP WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENT, AND MUSIC LOVER, CLAIRE ARTHURS DETAILS HER TOP FIVE SONGS FROM ONE OF HER FAVOURITE BANDS HILLTOP HOODS.
1. The Nosebleed Section
The Nosebleed Section is one of the greatest, and most popular, songs in the history of Australian hip-hop. Considered a trail-blazing hit for the Aussie hip-hop genre, The Nosebleed Section was
voted in at number 17 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 of All Time, and at number four in its Hottest 100 of the Past 20 Years.
2. Cosby Sweater
Cosby Sweater is also one of the band’s betterknown songs. Its catchy beat draws the attention of its listeners, while the song title was inspired by the many colourful and unusual sweaters worn
by Bill Cosby on TV. The group later regretted this after Cosby’s sexual assault allegations were made public.
1955 is one of Adelaide’s favourite Hilltop Hoods songs, as it is about the band’s connection to their home town. The track, which features fellow Australian artists Montaigne and Tom Thum, was one of the top hits of last year when it was first released, as well as the beginning of this year.
4. Rattling the Keys to the Kingdom
Rattling the Keys to the Kingdom, released in 2012, has an unusual kind of sound, but is enjoyed by many. The title track of the Hoods’ 2012 album of the same name, the song is about how the three-member group conquered the Australian hip-hop scene to become the most successful Australian hip-hop band, and the first to hit mainstream.
5. The Hard Road
The Hard Road is another catchy song that speaks about life before fame, and the struggle to get to that point. With a positive message, despite the dark tone of the track, The Hard Road urges listeners who are going through hard times to persevere and come through the other end of their hardships.