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Every week, Zan Rowe invites a guest in to pick five songs around a theme. Along the way we hear a heap of stories, and find out a whole lot more about their musical heart. We might even partake in a bit of therapy. Join us.
||CleanA$AP Ferg's all nighter songs||In the country for Alison Wonderland's mystery Scarehouse shows, Ferg takes you through the soundtrack to an all nighter, and we dive deep into a love of disco along the way. GoldLink - Crew (feat. Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy) Chic - Everybody Dance Calvi||7 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul McCartney's Songbook||One of the greatest songwriters of all time sat down with Zan Rowe to open his songbook, and dive deep into the making of five of his greatest. Paul McCartney has provided the soundtrack to billions of lives. His legacy in song in unparalleled; starting||5 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIlly's Year In Review Songs||The Melbourne MC takes stock of 2017, recapping a massive year which saw him play an epic regional tour and win an ARIA for Best Australian Live Act, for his efforts. The highs, lows and all in between of a big 12 months, in this killer Take 5. Drake -||30 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVance Joy's homecoming songs||After a year spent largely overseas, James Keogh - the man behind Vance Joy - shares the songs that cure his homesickness. From childhood stereo memories, to shiver down the spine songs, and a discovery that changed the way he thinks about music. you ca||23 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBec Sandridge's fave Ft songs||On the day of her guest appearance as a special guest at the Unearthed Live at the Steps gig, Bec shares some of her favourite features in song. From songs that reflect a perfect friendship, to internal tributes and strong work ethics. Bec shows her lov||16 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinston Surfshirt's sponge cake songs||The namesake of the local band takes you through the tasty layers of his musical mind and heart. Across five songs we learn about the artists and music that have shaped Winston's life. Hiatus Kaiyote - "The Lung" Kaytranada - "Got It Good" (feat. Craig||9 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTourist's travel songs||Will Phillips, better known as UK producer Tourist, transports his fans with the music he makes. But with a name like that, what kind of music takes him away to other places? Across five songs this affable Brit reflected not only on what inspired him in||7 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE^ST's songs from all over the map||We kick off Ausmusic Month with Sydney songwriter E^ST, sharing some of her favourite artists from all corners of Australia and revealing more about her early start in songwriting. From Perth to Adelaide, Sydney to Brisbane and Melbourne town, the one c||2 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnika Molesworth's life on the land songs||The 2015 Young Farmer of the Year, PhD student and lover of the land shares stories and songs from growing up in the country. From farming in drought ridden Broken Hill, to doing crop trials in Cambodia and Laos or witnessing the Paris Climate Agreemen||26 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Eno's luminous songs||When Brian Eno came to Australia for the first time ever, back in 2009, Zan was lucky enough to sit down with him and invite him to curate triple j. He was in the country for Luminous, a festival that would become Vivid in Sydney. He had created light i||25 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVallis Alps' game changer songs||Parissa and David walk you through the songs that have inspired a thousand imitators. From bare faced honesty to rap triplets, melodic genius to era defining records. We dive deep into the music that inspires them to move forward. Lauryn Hill - "Everyt||19 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPACES' turning point songs||Gold Coast producer Mikey Perry may have begun his musical life in punk bands, but it was an obsession with scratch DJ-ing that led him to the electronic producer he is today. Here we wander through the musical moments that have shaped his life. N.W.A.||12 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom DeLonge's life changing songs||Founding member of Blink-182 and Angels and Airwaves, and UFO enthusiast, Tom DeLonge hangs out with Zan back in 2012 while in the country to play Soundwave Festival. You don't create a career like that without loving music, and we dived into the muso's||9 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJan Fran's not so secret past songs||The host of The Feed on SBS Viceland wasn't always behind a desk each night. Jan Fran has lived in France, Uganda, Bangladesh and Lebanon and made documentaries around the world. Zan digs up some choice tales from her past, with quite the soundtrack.||5 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKučka's singular sound songs||The Perth singer is known for her unique, otherworldly voice. But what are the songs and sounds that prick up Laura Jane Lowther's ears? We explore some familiar, and not so familiar artists and hear a bit more about where Kučka's voice came from, and||28 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBilly Corgan's songs that make him feel good||Back in 2012, Billy Corgan played Splendour in the Grass with the latest incarnation of Smashing Pumpkins. With a new album under their belt, Billy was in a buoyant mood and up for an epic chat when he came in to co-host with Zan. Alongside some long bu||25 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRosie Waterland's truth bomb songs||Author, comedian, and actor Rosie Waterland has had quite the childhood. Growing up with alcoholic, mentally ill parents meant a lot of instability, and a lot of movement. In and out of foster homes and under the care of relatives, she managed to approa||22 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPond's greatest songs no one's heard||Nick Allbrook from Perth band POND is the kind of dude who'll jump onto the aux cord at a party to share his favourite new songs. So we thought we'd chuck him a cable. A truly international selection, Nick takes us from Africa to Europe, and even uneart||15 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMary Ramos's songs that set the scene||As the music supervisor for Quentin Tarantino's films for the past two decades, Mary Ramos has almost doubled as a detective; scouring the globe to clear the obscure songs that have become central to his films' character. Away from her collaborative rel||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTame Impala's songs that would surprise||Way back in 2010, a little band from Perth had just released their debut album Innerspeaker. It would get attention worldwide, and win the J Award for Australian Album of the Year. Two months shy of that gong, Kevin Parker and Jay Watson came in to Take||6 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTouch Sensitive's visionary songs||Michael Di Francesco, better known as Touch Sensitive, first piqued our interest when he turned up as the Pizza Guy, and three years later is finally sharing his debut album Visions. Telex - "Eurovision" Daft Punk - "High Life" Teen - "Electric" De La||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDylan Alcott's songs for smashing it||Way before he became Weekend arvo's host on triple j, the Paralympian, and wheelchair tennis champ was spotted by Zan crowdsurfing at Meredith Music Festival, so she knew he was a music fan. Just how big of one, she'd realise when Dyl came in to co-host||30 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJungle Giants' shapeshifting songs||The Brisbane band are known for changing up their sound; here they share five shapeshifting songs they love and talk about how musical surprises have changed their outlook on recording, and songwriting. Bon Iver - "For Emma" Metronomy - "Everything Go||24 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Azerrad's bands that changed his life||A music journo with Spin, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times is probably most well known for his biography of Nirvana (published six months before Kurt's death), and his excellent book of essays on American indie bands "Our Band Could Be Your Life".||23 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmy Shark's travel diary songs||The last year in Amy Shark's life has seen the Gold Coast singer go from playing rooms to a handful of fans, to huge festival stages and sold out headline tours. Here she opens her travel diary, and shares some of the adventures since "Adore" changed ev||17 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaniel Johns' songs that made him||Silverchair to The Dissociatives, symphony orchestras to electronic production, Daniel Johns' musical journey has been broad. One of Australia's great songwriters shares the five songs that made him, and reveals what a super fan he himself is with his f||16 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBish Marzook's infectious songs||Scientist, comedian, writer and music fan Bish Marzook plays you five infectious songs as we head into National Science Week. With a PhD in Virology and Cell Biology under her belt, Bish is as much at home at festivals as she is in the lab watching a vi||11 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Byrne and St Vincent's songs that bring them together||After collaborating together on an album called Love This Giant, Zan asked DB and StV to collaborate on a playlist when they came in Take 5 in early 2013. They shared five songs that bring them together and a common theme runs throughout; the songs are||9 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnthony Lister's songs to ground him||A street artist who is celebrated in some cities, arrested in others, Anthony Lister has made a name for himself sharing his dark, paint roller crafted images. Growing up in a fractured family in Brisbane, he would go on to show his work all over the wo||4 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNile Rodgers' songs that changed his life||The man who had a musical hand in "Let's Dance", "Like a Virgin", "Get Lucky" and "I'm Coming Out" shares stories from his incredible life in music. From his early days in Chic to producing some of the biggest hits in the world, surviving cancer and mak||2 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoyal Blood's songs that punch above their weight||Mike and Ben step in to share the songs that sonically punch above their weight, or take long time fans by surprise with something new. Along the way Zan grills Mike about the secrets behind their big guitar sound, and what they like to do late at night||28 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYassmin Abdel-Magied's songs that soundtrack her life||Mechanical Engineer, author and petrol head Yassmin Abdel-Magied has stirred up a lot of reaction in the Australian media of late, but back in 2014 Zan met this 22 year old go getter and discovered that in between kicking goals and kicking arse in life,||25 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJosh Homme's songs for now||The frontman for Queens Of The Stone Age, and member of Them Crooked Vulture and Eagles of Death Metal plays you songs that are about living in the moment, and shares previously unheard stories about the forthcoming 7th QOTSA album. Dean Martin - "Mamb||20 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Internet's songs that unify||Two of the six strong crew, The Internet, play songs that unify. Syd and Matt walk you through songs that have soundtrack childhood days, dancefloor fillers, and timeless calls to action, with plenty of heart and laughter along the way. Nas - "I Can"||17 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCERES' songs that kick you in the guts||Tom and Grant from Melbourne punk band CERES share the songs that give them all the feels, and talk about being emotional in their own songwriting. Jebediah - "Harpoon" Tracy Chapman - "Fast Car" Dirty Three - "Everything Is F****d" Holly Throsby - "On||13 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike D's five songs for the five boroughs||Beastie Boy, keen surfer and all round good guy Mike D came in to Take 5 on a brief visit to Australia in 2014. Despite only being in the country for a few days on a surfing trip, Zan convinced him to spend an hour playing DJ and sharing songs from his||12 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan Riley's songs that show the power of language||Bangarra Dance Theatre member Daniel Riley shares the songs that for him, show the power of language. A proud Wiradjuri man, Dan's love of language in music, dance and culture lives strong throughout this wonderful conversation of the past, present and||7 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWafia's songs for the head, songs for heart||Brisbane singer, and direct descendant of the first Syrian and Jordanian Prime Minister (!), Wafia revealed so much more about her past, present and future in her co-host. Solange - "Cranes in the Sky" SZA - "Love Galore" Caribou - "Back Home" Drake||29 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoyride's songs that define him||Long time member of One Day, and collaborator with many, Joyride got some time in the solo sun when he shared the songs that define him, and showed us another side to this big bear. Sinead O'Connor- "Daddy I'm Fine" Aladdin and Jasmin - "A Whole New||28 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanViolent Soho's sickie songs||The day after they scored five songs in triple j's Hottest 100, Luke and James rolled in on minimal sleep and proved why they were the perfect people to pick songs to chuck a sickie to. Midnight Oil - "Power and the Passion" Less Thank Jake - "Automa||27 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbdul Abdullah's songs that made him||The Australian artist and serial Archibald finalist talks about his provocative art, and how his Muslim and Australian identities intertwine in his work. He plays you five songs that made him who he is today. The Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy" Billy Brag||26 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaura Jane Grace's songs that changed her life||The lead singer of American Punk band Against Me! takes you through the five songs that changed her life, while sharing the story of her gender dysphoria and coming out as a transgender woman. Robyn Hitchcock - "NY Doll" Mirah - "Apples In The Trees"||25 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing soon||Every week, Zan Rowe invites a guest in to pick five songs around a theme. Along the way we hear a heap of stories, and find out a whole lot more about their musical heart. We might even partake in a bit of therapy. Join us.||20 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
There is nothing not to love about this.
Zan Rowe's show on Triple J is my daily music staple. If you've never listened to Take 5 on a Friday morning, get into it. It's some of the best musical banter from a really diverse cross section of people.
Love music? Listen here....
Zan's interview with musicians, artist and others involved in the industry give you a real insight into their connection with music. Get to know the some of the origins of your favourite music. So glad it's now available as a podcast.
High Fives for Take Five
Hearing all of these stories has been some sort of special treat. Such a great range of personalities sharing the music that made them. Keep being brilliant Zan!