I voted for Blood, by The Middle East. I listened to many, many songs, but didn’t hear a better one.
APRA’s website, incidentally, had a page of eligible songs once I logged on, with audio links to myspace or YouTube. Perhaps they have done for this for some time, and I’ve never known because I didn’t vote. No qualms about voting this year.
Having listened to so many songs, I have a gut feeling about the likely winner. I reckon it’ll be someone like Sarah Blasko, and a song like All I Want. Or maybe another song from her album As Day Follows Night.
The producer of that album, Bjorn Yttling, does a damn fine job of impersonating Lee Hazlewood’s work with Nancy Sinatra. I think All I Want might win because – to paraphrase Samuel Johnson – it is not a great song, but it brings great songs to mind.