It’s Australia Day on 26 January and what better way to celebrate than with a new national anthem!

Coach Mumbai [Melbourne musician Terry Mann] has created a brilliant YouTube parody video with lyrics sung to the tune of OutKast’s 2004 hit ‘Hey Ya’.

The video, which features famous Australians such as Kylie Minogue, ACDC and even The [original] Wiggles showcases our love of sport, mateship and beaches. It’s fun, real and overwhelmingly positive. It’s also an ear worm. You won’t be able to get this catchy tune out of your head – in a good way!

 

 

We’ve included the lyrics for you to sing along. Stand tall, proud and hand upon heart as you sing ‘Straya!!!!’

My country don’t share no borders
‘Cos of all the waters that surround our land
Thank god for our resources
‘Cos they are the sources of our wealthy land
Don’t try to find the capital
Or fight the animals
You’re on your own
Just drive from town to paradise
And you’ll see why we call Australia home

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

You think you’ve got it
Oh you think you’ve got it
But have you got a rock where there is nothing at all
We get together
Oh we get together
The weather’s always better when there’s cricket involved
And we believe that mateship is forever
We’re all mates, we’re all mates, we’re all mates
We’re all mates, we’re all mates
And we’re multicultural
So why ya why ya
Why ya why ya why ya
Not living in Australia when you know we are so happy here

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

Alright now fellas
Yeah!
Now what’s cooler than a big cold beer?
Ice cold!

Shake it [x9]
Shake it like a polaroid picture
Shake it [x9]
Shake it like a polaroid picture

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

 

So what do you think? Worth sharing with your mates?

 

 

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