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Top 20 Finalists Revealed For APRA Silver Scroll Award 2017

Top 20 Finalists Revealed For APRA Silver Scroll Award 2017

Thursday 13th July, 2017 8:00AM

The top 20 songs contending for this year's prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Award have been revealed. The annual event celebrates the country’s songwriters and composers, tipping a hat to outstanding achievement in the craft of songwriting. The final 20 will be whittled down to a Top Five over the next few weeks with voting currently open to the 10,000+ APRA members.

The five finalists will be revealed before the award ceremony which is being held on 28th September at Dunedin Town Hall. Here is the Top 20, which was chosen from over 200 entries by a jury of 11 fellow songwriters...

 

'Close Your Eyes' - Bic Runga
'Cold Steel '- Troy Kingi and Mara TK
'Don’t Worry ‘Bout It' - Kings
'Green Light' - Lorde
'Hate Somebody' - Cut Off Your Hands
'Horizon' - Aldous Harding
'Hundred Waters' - Grayson Gilmour
'If Only' - Teeks
'I Know Not Where I Stand' - Shayne P Carter
'Liability' - Lorde
'Life of the Party' - Chelsea Jade
'Little Did She Know' - SWIDT
'Lucky Girl' - Fazerdaze
'O Heathcote' - Lawrence Arabia
'One and Only' - French For Rabbits
'Rainbow' - Louis Baker
'Richard' - Nadia Reid
'Sober' - Lydia Cole
'Sunday Best' - Seth Haapu
'Urutaa' - Alien Weaponry


Here's a list of the winning songs over the last 20-ish years...


1996 - Bic Runga - 'Drive'
1997 - Greg Johnson - 'Liberty'
1998 - Dave Dobbyn - 'Beside You'
1999 - King Kapisi - 'Reverse Resistance'
2000 - Chris Knox - 'My Only Friend'
2001 - Neil Finn with Sheryl Crow - 'Turn And Run'
2002 - Che Fu - 'Misty Frequencies'
2003 - Nesian Mystik - 'For The People'
2004 - Scribe - 'Not Many'
2005 - Evermore - 'It's Too Late'
2006 - Mt Raskil Preservation Society feat. Hollie Smith - 'Bathe In The River'
2007 - Brooke Fraser - 'Albertine'
2008 - Opshop - 'One Day'
2009 - Lawrence Arabia - 'Apple Pie Bed'
2010 - The Naked And Famous - 'Young Blood'
2011 - Avalanche City - 'Love Love Love'
2012 - Lips - 'Everything To Me'
2013 - Lorde - 'Royals'
2014 - Tami Neilson - 'Walk (Back To Your Arms')
2015 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra - 'Multi-Love'
2016 - Thomas Oliver - 'If I Move To Mars'

All APRA members are now invited to vote for the top five songs from this list of 20.


Links
apraamcos.co.nz/

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