Is Sex With A Bearded Man Better Than Gotye?

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Is Sex With A Bearded Man Better Than Gotye?

Lanie Lane has topped the nominations for the APRA Music Awards this year, but while the logical conclusion is that Gotye and his track Somebody That I Used To Know will take home Song Of The Year, a dark horse has entered the race that could cause the biggest upset of the year.

Lanie Lane scored four nominations in total, Song of the Year, Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, and twice for Blues & Roots Work of the Year, but will face stiff competition for Song Of The Year from Kimbra who has also had a massive year.

Other artists to receive nods include Drapht, Boy & Bear, Matt Corby, Birds Of Tokyo, Busby Marou, and Jebediah.

But there are a few surprises amongst the list of nominations, including The Beards who managed to score a nomination for Song Of The Year for their track ‘You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man’.

Somebody should find out how many of the members on the nomination panel have beards.

Another mystery is how on earth Short Stack made the cut for Rock Work Of The Year. It must have been a mighty slow year for Australian rock n roll.

In total there are nine categories, some of which will be awarded directly on the ceremony night without nominations including the coveted Songwriter Of The Year which will be decided by the APRA Board of Writer and Publisher Directors.

The Ted Albert Award For Outstanding Services To Australian Music will also have a special presentation on the night, while the Most Performed Australian Work Overseas surely will go to Gotye, finally knocking AC/DC off their perch.

The remaining categories are voted by APRA members, with the winners announced at a ceremony on 28th May at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Missy Higgins and entertainer Jonathan Biggins have been announced as hosts of the ceremony

“The APRA Song of the Year is voted on by other songwriters, so it’s a great honour to be nominated!” said Gotye today, but if you’d like to wipe that grin off his face then find your closest APRA member the compel them to vote for The Beards.

Because you really should have sex with a bearded man, it’s way better than listening to Gotye.

NOMINEES FOR THE 2012 APRA MUSIC AWARDS

Song of the Year
Brother – Matt Corby
Cameo Lover – Kimbra
(Oh Well) That’s What You Get (Falling In Love With A Cowboy) – Lanie Lane
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat Kimbra
You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man – The Beards

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
Drapht – Daniel Rankine/ Paul Ridge
Boy and Bear – Killian Gavin / Jonathon Hart / Timothy Hart / David Hosking / Jacob Tarasenko
Kimbra
Lanie Lane
Matt Corby

Most Played Australian Work
From The Music – The Potbelleez
Own This Club – Marvin Priest
She’s Like A Comet – Jebediah
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat Kimbra
Wild At Heart – Birds of Tokyo

Country Work of the Year
Bad Machines – Shane Nicholson
Beautiful Mess – Kasey Chambers
Famous Last Words – Shane Nicholson
Meant To Be – O’Shea
Serves You Right – Jetty Road

Blues & Roots Work of the Year
Biding My Time – Busby Marou
Compass – Saltwater Band
Falling – The Waifs
(Oh Well) That’s What You Get (Falling In Love With A Cowboy) – Lanie Lane
What Do I Do – Lanie Lane

Dance Work of the Year
Finally See Our Way – Art Vs Science
From The Music – The Potbelleez
Sunlight – Bag Raiders
Titanium – David Guetta feat Sia
We Run The Night – Havana Brown

Rock Work of the Year
Heartbreak Made Me A Killer – Short Stack
Love Is A Drug – Eskimo Joe
She’s Like A Comet – Jebediah
Switch Me On – Shannon Noll
Wild At Heart – Birds of Tokyo

International Work of the Year
Animal – Neon Trees
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Price Tag – Jesse J
Rollin’ In The Deep – Adele

Urban Work of the Year
Own This Club – Marvin Priest
Reflections – Bliss N Eso
Simple Man – Diafrix feat Daniel Merriweather
Sing It (The Life Of Riley) – Drapht
Throw It Away – 360 feat Josh Pyke


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