Tim Minchin singing his new song 15 Minutes on the ABC’s NYE coverage.
Tim Minchin singing his new song 15 Minutes on the ABC’s NYE coverage.

Minchin, Folds light up the night

During the ABC's NYE coverage, many folk were wishing out loud that the featured musicians sang their own songs - and revellers spent quite a bit of time whining about that online.

Tweeters were thus relieved when music legend Tim Minchin played a brand new song title 15 Minutes.

Although one Tweeter claimed "Tim Minchin will never be Ben Folds" and another stated that if weren't for the ABC, no one would even know who he was, others had higher praise - dubbing him "a genius" and "a magnificent talent."

The song's lyrics, however, were reasonably baffling covering everything from Jetpacks and flying cars to Andy Warhol and telling us "Everyone will have their fifteen minutes ... of shame."

Ben Folds later described Minchin as a "national treasure", then went on to play the classic Video Killed the Radio Star.

Tim Minchin and Ben Folds singing Better Be Home Soon.
Tim Minchin and Ben Folds singing Better Be Home Soon.

 

Ben Folds also sang a rendition of I Still Call Australia Home
Ben Folds also sang a rendition of I Still Call Australia Home

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