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Countdown 40th Anniversary

Countdown 40th Anniversary

On the 8th November 1974 a journey began that would last 13 years, influence a generation of Australians and kick-start the careers of some of the world’s great musical artists. Countdown, the most successful music show in Australian television history, this year celebrates its 40th Anniversary. In honour of this milestone, ABC Music have just released a very special 2CD Anthology.

Featuring a mix of local and international artists, covering pop, rock and everything in between, the Countdown 40th Anniversary 2CD will trace the history of this iconic program. All of your favourite tracks from the TV series will be showcased, including Cold Chisel, Fleetwood Mac, Blondie, Elton John, Split Enz and lots more! The Countdown 40th Anniversary double-CD is the perfect gift this festive season, and an opportunity to secure your very own piece of Australian culture…!


Countdown Theme
Skyhooks – Living In The 70’s
John Paul Young – Yesterday’s Hero
ABBA – Mamma Mia
Ted Mulry Gang – Jump In My Car
Hush – Bony Maronie
Sherbet – Howzat
Elton John and Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Blondie – In The Flesh
Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun
Little River Band – Help Is On Its Way
John Mellencamp – I Need A Lover
The Angels – Take A Long Line
Kiss – Rock And Roll All Nite
Iggy Pop – I’m Bored
Plastic Bertrand – Ҫa Plane Pour Moi
Australian Crawl – Beautiful People
Robert Palmer – Bad Case Of Loving You
Flowers – Sister
Dragon – Are You Old Enough?
Richard Clapton – Deep Water
Meat Loaf – You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth
The Motels – Total Control

Countdown Theme
Cold Chisel – My Turn To Cry
The B-52’s – Rock Lobster
Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach
Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
The Romantics – What I Like About You
The Swingers – Counting The Beat
Split Enz – I Got You
The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Duran Duran – Girls On Film
Kim Wilde – Kids In America
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
Men At Work – Downunder
Goanna – Solid Rock
The Sunnyboys – Alone With You
Moving Pictures – What About Me?
The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
Hunters & Collectors – Throw Your Arms Around Me
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Cyndi Lauper – True Colours

The Countdown 40th Anniversary is available now.

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