/ 15 November 2023

Australia sounds like slip, slop, slap

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It became one of Australia’s most iconic jingles after it debuted in 1981, which is why ‘Slip, slop, slap’ has been named one of the 2023 inductees for the National Film and Sound Archive’s (NFSA) Sounds of Australia. The public service announcement that reminded sun-loving Aussies to slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, and slap on a hat was credited with changing the nation’s attitude to sun safety over the years, and creator Phillip Adams reckons it’s the longest-running ad in Oz. Every year, the Archive picks 10 Aussie recordings to add to the collection, and among those joining the jingle are The Seekers’ anthem I Am Australian and the boppy Howzat by Sherbet – the full list of inductees is here. And speaking of Aussie sounds, we’ll be hearing some more tonight as the ARIA Awards kick off tonight – you can tune in on Stan or Nine. 

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