Top 20 Melbourne Cup Day songs

melb cupMelbourne Cup Day contains “the race that stops the nation” – but why can’t it be “the race that bops a nation”? Sure, gambling and watching small men flagellating horses is a lot of fun – not to mention the excessive drinking – but your Melbourne Cup celebrations will have no flavour without the right tunes. Hopefully you warmed up your Derby Day on Saturday with a broad selection of Terence Trent D’Arby. Now it’s time to get the crop out and fly down the home stretch. Here are the Top 20 essential Melbourne Cup Day songs of all time.

ROCK OUT WITH YOUR CUP OUT: These songs will add another dimension to your Melbourne Cup party.

ROCK OUT WITH YOUR CUP OUT: These songs will add another dimension to your Melbourne Cup party.

20. ‘DEAD HORSE’

by GUNS N’ ROSES

19. ‘HORSES’

by PATTI SMITH

18. ‘MINE’S NOT A HIGH HORSE’

by THE SHINS

17. ‘BERLIN HORSES’

by SEABELLIES

16. ‘FASHION’

by DAVID BOWIE

15. ‘HORSE WITH NO NAME’

by AMERICA

14. ‘(GHOST) RIDERS IN THE SKY’

by JOHNNY CASH

13. ‘RIDERS ON THE STORM’

by THE DOORS

12. ‘PONY BOY’

by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

11. ‘THE DISTANCE’

by CAKE

10. ‘WILD HORSES’

by THE ROLLING STONES

09. ‘ONE HORSE TOWN’

by THE THRILLS

08. ‘A HORSE IN THE COUNTRY’

by THE COWBOY JUNKIES

07. ‘BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES’

by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

06. ‘PONY’

by TEENAGER

06. ‘GO FRENZAL GO’

by FRENZAL RHOMB

NIGHT MARE: Alison Goldfrapp. of Goldfrapp, hugs a horse.

NIGHT MARE: Alison Goldfrapp. of Goldfrapp, hugs a horse.

05. ‘RIDE ON A WHITE HORSE’

by GOLDFRAPP

04. ‘HORSE POWER’

by THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

03. ‘WHIP IT’

by DEVO

02. ‘PONY’

by GINUWINE

01. ‘HORSES’

by DARYL BRAITHWAITE

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