Their professional rivalry recently peaked when KIIS FM overtook 2GB in breakfast radio ratings.
But Ray Hadley put aside his differences with Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson by inviting his FM rivals to his 2GB program to play Kyle’s pro-vaccine jingle Get Vaxxed Baby.
Hadley reminded his listeners, “I think it’s important that people who listen to all radio networks, both AM and FM, get the message that we need to be vaccinated.”
Arms Down: Ray Hadley (left) put aside his differences with Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (right) by inviting his FM rivals to his 2GB program to play Kyle’s pro-vaccine jingle
Sandilands, 50, revealed he wrote the song, which he performs to the tune of 90s guilty pleasure Ice Ice Baby, after realizing that “everything great in Australia, [from our] cricket team to Bing Lee’ had a successful jingle.
Jackie even admitted that she’d been hesitant to get the jab before Kyle’s trail convinced her.
Kyle and Jackie hit 2GB in the breakfast ratings for the first time in the latest survey.
They narrowly beat Hadley’s colleague Ben Fordham to become the highest-rated breakfast show on both AM and FM bandwidths.
Swayed: Jackie even admitted she was hesitant to get the jab before Kyle’s track convinced her
Sandilands released his incredibly catchy jingle on Thursday, designed to urge Australians to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
Talk about The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Sandilands said the upbeat clip would “save the world” after declaring that Australia had become a “smiling truce” due to low vaccination rates.
He then played a hilarious recording of his song, with the lyrics of the Vanilla Ice hit adapted to spread a pro-vaccination message.
A jingle to ‘save the world’: Radio host Kyle Sandilands has released an incredibly catchy jingle to urge all Australians to get the Covid-19 vaccine
“I’m a little nervous, I feel like this is exactly what Guy Sebastian feels before he unleashes a song on the world. It gives my art to everyone,” Kyle said, introducing the track.
“Go vaxx, honey,” Kyle, who’s had two doses of the shot, then whispered on the track, much to the amusement of his co-host Jackie “O” Henderson.
“Okay stop, vaccinate and listen. We are back with a brand new injection. Someone held you tight, rolled up your sleeves, every day or night,” he rapped.
Brilliant: ‘Get vaxxed, baby’, Kyle, who has had two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, was first whispered on the track – much to the amusement of his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson
“Will this ever stop, yo, we don’t know – but being stuck in lockdown really blows.”
As Jackie roared with delight, he continued: ‘Too many people think vax is a scandal, take two shots and Covid will be cancelled!
‘Pfizer, or AstraZeneca… hmmm… what rhymes with AstraZeneca? Oh yes, America! One of the hundred places you can travel to.
“So relax, put down your tinfoil hats and get vaxxed so we can go back to the old ways – shake hands, kiss strangers all day!”
Jackie was quick to call the rap “brilliant” and Kyle got a round of applause from the KIIS FM crew for his efforts.
He also revealed that the anthem would have its own music video, which will be released at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Coming soon: He also revealed that the national anthem would have its own music video, which will be released on Thursday at 5 p.m.
‘When I’ve been in the media, all my life, I know how to get a message across. It’s not difficult. I want people to vaccinate themselves,” Kyle said.
‘We are the laughing stock of the world. People are losing their lives, not just because of this virus. It’s bulls**t.’
“The only way Australians will react to something is with a jingle.”
Kyle is one of many high profile Aussies to have had the jab, with others like Russell Crowe, Karl Stefanovic and Andy Lee.
All Raised: Kyle is one of many high-profile Aussies to have had the jab, with others including Russell Crowe (pictured), Karl Stefanovic and Andy Lee
The latest advice on Covid-19 vaccines in Australia
* Pfizer recommended for people from 16 to 60
* AstraZeneca recommended for people over 60
* Age ranges based on the relative risk between receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine and developing blood clots known as thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS)
*Official medical expert advice won’t stop anyone under 60 from getting an AstraZeneca shot if they want to
*GPs may provide AstraZeneca to adults under the age of 60 if Pfizer is not available, the benefits are likely to outweigh the risks to that individual, and they are making an informed choice
*Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who has had Pfizer, says no one under 60 should get AstraZeneca
* Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan says people under 40 should not get AstraZeneca
* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who has had two doses of AstraZeneca, says people should make decisions based on their GP’s advice
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison says people should follow their GP’s advice
* His government has provided GPs with a no-fault compensation scheme and has given people Medicare coverage for vaccine consultations
* Thousands of people under 60 have followed the Prime Minister’s advice and booked an AstraZeneca shot with their GP
WHAT IS THE RISK FOR UNDER 60?
* For 18-29 years, the risk of a TTS blood clot is 1.9 per 100,000 AstraZeneca shots
* For 30-39s it is 1.6/100,000
* For 40-49s it is 5/100,000
* For 50-59s it is 2.7/100,000
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 VACCINATION?
*Common side effects of vaccination include fatigue, headache, body aches and fever
* Severity of illness due to TTS (affecting 64 Australians so far) ranges from mild blood clotting to fatalities
* Half of TTS cases in Australia have been discharged from hospital
* One in four has been more serious and required treatment in intensive care, and two people have died