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Countdown 40th Anniversary

CD  |  Various  |  07 Nov 2014
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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 popular music show in Australian television history is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014 and to mark this milestone, ABC Music is releasing a 2CD anthology that traces the history of this iconic program. A mix of local and international artists, pop and rock, all with a story to tell.

Featuring all of your favourite tracks from the Countdown TV series including; Cold Chisel, ABBA, The B-52’s, Fleetwood Mac, Skyhooks, Duran Duran and many more.


Title: Countdown 40th Anniversary

Format: CD

Release Date: 07 Nov 2014

Artist: Various

Sku: 2284330

Catalogue No: 5355771

Category: Various

Disc Count: 2



1. Countdown Theme

2. Skyhooks – Living In The 70’s

3. John Paul Young – Yesterday’s Hero

4. ABBA – Mamma Mia

5. Ted Mulry Gang – Jump In My Car

6. Hush – Bony Maronie

7. Sherbet – Howzat

8. Elton John and Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

9. Blondie – In The Flesh

10 Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun

11. Little River Band – Help Is On Its Way

12. John Mellencamp - I Need A Lover

13. The Angels – Take A Long Line

14. Kiss - Rock And Roll All Nite

15. Iggy Pop – I’m Bored

16. Plastic Bertrand - ?a Plane Pour Moi

17. Australian Crawl - Beautiful People

18. Robert Palmer – Bad Case Of Loving You

19. Flowers – Sister

20. Dragon - Are You Old Enough?

21 Richard Clapton - Deep Water

22 Meat Loaf – You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

23 The Motels – Total Control


1. Countdown Theme

2. Cold Chisel – My Turn To Cry

3. The B-52’s – Rock Lobster

4. Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach

5. Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

6. The Romantics – What I Like About You

7. The Swingers – Counting The Beat

8. Split Enz – I Got You

9. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me

10. Duran Duran – Girls On Film

11. Kim Wilde - Kids In America

12. Billy Idol – Rebel Yell

13. Men At Work – Downunder

14. Goanna – Solid Rock

15 The Sunnyboys – Alone With You

16 Moving Pictures – What About Me?

17 The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down

18. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon

19. Hunters & Collectors – Throw Your Arms Around Me

20. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart

21. Cyndi Lauper – True Colours

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