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Dancefloor Democracy: The History of #Auspol Remixed

28 April 2022 | 3:00 pm | Staff Writer

Following the release of The Chaser's Scott Morrison debate remix, we've decided to dig through the history books, of the best Australian politician remixes/musical renditions.

The Chaser: Coal Makes Me C*m

Australian comedy group The Chaser have climbed the music charts, after dropping a diss track to Scott Morrison. The EDM single is titled Coal Makes Me C*m, and is sitting at #1 on the iTunes charts at time of writing. The track is a mash-up of words taken from the Prime Minister's mouth at the most recent debate with Anthony Albanese. The track suggests Morrison is sexually attracted to non-renewable energy, in the light of the bushfires and floods of the past two years.

Pauline Pantsdown: I Don't Like It (1998)

I Don't Like It was released on the 1st of August 1998 and features vocals from Pauline Hanson, who at the time was an MP and is now the founder of far-right political party One Nation. The track mocks a series of interviews and media clips from the politician and ended up with a cult following. It peaked at #10 on the ARIA Charts and also landed at #58 in the triple j Hottest 100 of 1998. Its creator, Simon Hunt, was heavily influenced by the art activism movement throughout the '80s. "The idea was that it was a song for kids and adults. Adults would get the political allusions and the kids would get the slap stick and sing along to it."

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Julia Gillard's Moving Forward Remix (2010)

During the 2010 Federal election Triple M birthed the official dance craze of the year, taking Julia Gillard's favourite catchphrase, Moving Forwardand turning it into a dance and track. The song came first which inspired audio producer Mike Andersen to take on the choreographing mission. Lyrics in the song included, “Under my leadership, we’ll move forward, forward, back, downwards, forward.” 

Mashd N Kutcher: Get On The Beers Feat. Dan Andrews (2020)

One of the musical highlights of the great pause was Mashd N Kutcher's hilarious remix of Victorian Labor Premier Dan Andrews who had his words chopped up to encourage Australians to get on the beers, as their civic duty. Now sitting on 3.1 million views on all platforms, and 400k on TikTok alone, the track acted as a lighthearted beacon of hope during the pandemic’s peak in 2020. It also became a lockdown anthem across the country carrying a theme of positivity, hope and memories of good times at the pub with friends, not to mention a laugh which is much needed. The track ended up placing at #12 on triple j’s Hottest 100 of last year, peaked at #1 on the iTunes Dance Release charts and Australian Independent singles charts, and Spotify AU.

Bob Katter Sexual Proclivities - The Remix

No matter how big or small the remix, we needed to give a shoutout to one of the all-time, cooked Australian speeches: Bob Katter's famous "sexual proclivities" line into a rant about murders at the hands of crocodiles. In the speech, Katter took a very unique view on the same-sex marriage debate before he thunderously rants about crocodiles. “People are entitled to their sexual proclivities, I mean, let there be a thousand blossoms bloom as far as I’m concerned,” he said. He then follows with, "But I ain’t spending any time on it because in the meantime, every three months, a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in North Queensland!”