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And the top 20 Australian songs of 2013 are…

‘Riptide’ and 19 other songs have been nominated for the APRA Song of The Year.

In addition to Vance Joy’s Hottest 100 topping song other notable nominees include The Drones, Violent Soho, The Bamboos, The Preatures, Chet Faker and Flume. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and Boy and Bear have both been nominated twice, while Ian Kenny has also picked up a pair of nominations with Karnivool’s ‘We Are’ and Birds of Tokyo’s ‘Lanterns’ receiving nods.

HOW VANCE JOY’S ‘RIPTIDE’ CONQUERED THE HOTTEST 100

Recent winners of the Song of the Year title include Tame Impala’s ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’, Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ and Angus and Julia Stone’s ‘Big Jet Plane’. The Temper Trap, The Living End, Silverchair, Augie March, Ben Lee, Missy Higgins, John Butler Trio, and Powderfinger have also won the award.

Five finalists from the Top 20 shortlist announced with the eventual winner set to be announced at the 2014 APRA Music Awards on Monday, June 23 at Brisbane City Hall.

APRA Song of the Year nominees

A Moat You Can Stand In – The Drones (Written by Fiona Kitchin / Gareth Liddiard / Dan Luscombe / Mike Noga / Stephen Hesketh)

Alive – Empire Of The Sun (Written by Jonathan Sloan / Luke Steele / Nick Littlemore / Peter Mayes / Steven Bach)

Avenger – The Bamboos (Written by Lance Ferguson / Ella Thompson)

Battleships – Bernard Fanning (Written by Bernard Fanning)

Bayini – Gurrumul Yunupingu (Written by Corey Noll / Galarrwuy Yunupingu)

Covered In Chrome – Violent Soho (Written by Michael Richards / Luke Boerdam / James Tidswell / Luke Henery)

Drop The Game – Flume And Chet Faker (Written by Flume and Chet Faker)

God Fearing – Sarah Blasko And The Slavey Folklore Quartet (Written by Sarah Blasko)

Harlequin Dream – Boy And Bear (Written by David Hosking / Killian Gavin / Jonathon Hart / Timothy Hart)

Is This How You Feel – The Preatures (Written by Isabella Manfredi / Luke Davison / Thomas Champion / Jack Moffitt)

Jubilee Street – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (Written by Nick Cave / Warren Ellis)

Lanterns – Birds Of Tokyo (Written by Adam Spark / Ian Kenny / Glenn Sarangapany / Ian Berney / Adam Weston)

Only One – John Butler Trio (Written by John Butler)

Resolution – Matt Corby (Written by Matt Corby / Dominic Salole)

Rip Tide – Vance Joy (Written by Vance Joy)

Southern Sun – Boy And Bear (Written by David Hosking / Killian Gavin / Jonathon Hart / Timothy Hart)

Steal The Light – The Cat Empire (Written by Harry Angus / Felix Riebl)

Under Your Skin – Dan Sultan (Written by Alexander Burnett / Phillip Norman / Dan Sultan)

We Are – Karnivool (Written by Andrew Goddard / Mark Hosking / Ian Kenny / Stephen Judd / Jonathan Stockman)

We No Who U R – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (Written by Nick Cave / Warren Ellis)