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Countdown Australia (Rage TV)

 

 

1.            Countdown Australia 30.12.1975 w/garth porter, alan sandow

2.            Countdown Australia 05.12.1976

3.            Countdown Australia 12.12.1976

4.            Countdown Australia 13.04.1977

5.            Countdown Australia 03.07.1977

6.            Countdown Australia 13.11.1977 (132)

7.            Countdown Australia 24.12.1977 (138)

8.            Countdown Australia 30.04.1978 (148)

9.            Countdown Australia 16.07.1978 (159) DVD1394

10.                           Countdown Australia 15.10.1978

11.                  Countdown Australia 05.11.1978 DVD1395

12.                  Countdown Australia 10.12.1978

13.                  Countdown Australia 15.07.1979

14.                  Countdown Australia 05.08.1979

15.                  Countdown Australia 18.11.1979

16.                  Countdown Australia 09.01.1980

17.                  Countdown Australia 03.02.1980 (225)

18.                  Countdown Australia 24.02.1980 (228)

19.                  Countdown Australia 16.03.1980 [ABDHDRIP].mkv

20.                  Countdown Australia 06.04.1980

21.                  Countdown Australia 13.04.1980 countdown awards

22.                  Countdown Australia 11.05.1980 [ABCHDRIP].mkv

23.                  Countdown Australia 01.06.1980Village People

24.                  Countdown Australia 13.07.1980

25.                  Countdown Australia 20.07.1980

26.                  Countdown Australia 10.08.1980

27.                  Countdown Australia 24.08.1980

28.                  Countdown Australia 31.08.1980

29.                  Countdown Australia 14.09.1980

30.                  Countdown Australia 28.09.1980

31.                  Countdown Australia 05.10.1980 (260)

32.                  Countdown Australia 26.10.1980

33.                  Countdown Australia 02.11.1980

34.                  Countdown Australia 09.11.1980 DVD1247

35.                  Countdown Australia 09.11.1980 (265)

36.                  Countdown Australia 23.11.1980 [ABCHDRIP].mkv

37.                  Countdown Australia 08.02.1981

38.                  Countdown Australia 15.02.1981

39.                  Countdown Australia 22.02.1981

40.                  Countdown Australia 01.03.1981 (274)

41.                  Countdown Australia 15.03.1981

42.                  Countdown Australia 22.03.1981

43.                  Countdown Australia 29.03.1981

44.                  Countdown Australia 05.04.1981

45.                  Countdown Australia 19.04.1981

46.                  Countdown Australia 03.05.1981 [ABDHDRIP].mkv

47.                  Countdown Australia 24.05.1981

48.                  Countdown Australia 31.05.1981

49.                  Countdown Australia 07.06.1981

50.                  Countdown Australia 14.06.1981

51.                  Countdown Australia 19.07.1981 (293)

52.                  Countdown Australia 26.07.1981

53.                  Countdown Australia 16.08.1981

54.                  Countdown Australia 30.08.1981

55.                  Countdown Australia 01.09.1981

56.                  Countdown Australia 06.09.1981 (300)

57.                  Countdown Australia 25.10.1981 [ABCHDRIP].mkv

58.                  Countdown Australia 08.11.1981

59.                  Countdown Australia 29.11.1981

60.                  Countdown Australia 06.12.1981 (312)

61.                  Countdown Australia 27.12.1981 Summer Special

62.                  Countdown Australia 17.01.1982

63.                  Countdown Australia 10.02.1982Summer Special

64.                  Countdown Australia 28.02.1982

65.                  Countdown Australia 07.03.1982 (Hosted by The Human League

66.                  Countdown Australia 21.03.1982

67.                  Countdown Australia 28.03.1982

68.                  Countdown Australia 04.04.1982 (322)

69.                  Countdown Australia 18.04.1982

70.                  Countdown Australia 23.05.1982 (Hosted by The Human League)

71.                  Countdown Australia 04.07.1982 (335)

72.                  Countdown Australia 11.07.1982 [ABDHDRIP].mkv

73.                  Countdown Australia 18.07.1982 (337)

74.                  Countdown Australia 15.08.1982 (Time Coded)

75.                  Countdown Australia 29.08.1982 [ABCHDRIP].mkv

76.                  Countdown Australia 31.08.1982

77.                  Countdown Australia 15.10.1982

78.                  Countdown Australia 17.10.1982 (349)

79.                  Countdown Australia 07.11.1982 (352)

80.                  Countdown Australia 12.11.1982

81.                  Countdown Australia 05.12.1982 (Time Coded)

82.                  Countdown Australia 12.12.1982

83.                  Countdown Australia 24.12.1982 (Christmas '82)

84.                  Countdown Australia 06.03.1983

85.                  Countdown Australia 31.03.1983

86.                  Countdown Australia 10.04.1983

87.                  Countdown Australia 19.04.1983 ('82 Music Awards)

88.                  Countdown Australia 01.05.1983

89.                  Countdown Australia 15.05.1983

90.                  Countdown Australia 29.05.1983 (Hosted by Alex Smith)

91.                  Countdown Australia 05.06.1983 (Time Coded)

92.                  Countdown Australia 12.06.1983 (Time Coded)

93.                  Countdown Australia 17.06.1983

94.                  Countdown Australia 03.07.1983

95.                  Countdown Australia 10.07.1983 (Time Coded)

96.                  Countdown Australia 24.07.1983

97.                  Countdown Australia 31.07.1983 (Hosted by Jennifer Beals)

98.                  Countdown Australia 07.08.1983 (Flashdance)

99.                  Countdown Australia 14.08.1983

100.             Countdown Australia 04.09.1983

101.             Countdown Australia 11.09.1983 (Hosted by KC & The Sunshine Band)

102.             Countdown Australia 25.09.1983 (Time Coded)

103.             Countdown Australia 02.10.1983 [ABCHDRIP].mkv

104.             Countdown Australia 09.10.1983 (Time Coded)

105.             Countdown Australia 16.10.1983 (Time Coded)

106.             Countdown Australia 23.10.1983 (Hosted by Dave Mason)

107.             Countdown Australia 30.10.1983

108.             Countdown Australia 06.11.1983 (Hosted by John Paul Young)

109.             Countdown Australia 13.11.1983a

110.             Countdown Australia 15.11.1983 rock arena david bowie special

111.             Countdown Australia 20.11.1983 (Hosted by Split Enz) (ABC 1 Logo)

112.             Countdown Australia 05.12.1983 (Time Coded).avi

113.             Countdown Australia 11.12.1983 (Hosted by Steve Gilpin)

114.             Countdown Australia 15.12.1983

115.             Countdown Australia 18.12.1983

116.             Countdown Australia 24.12.1983 (Christmas '83)

117.             Countdown Australia 18.02.1984 (Hosted by Sandii & the Sunsetz)

118.             Countdown Australia 04.03.1984 (Hosted by Elton John)

119.             Countdown Australia 11.03.1984 (Hosted by The Police)

120.             Countdown Australia 13.03.1984 DVD1399

121.             Countdown Australia 18.03.1984

122.             Countdown Australia 25.03.1984

123.             Countdown Australia 01.04.1984 (Hosted by Jenny Morris)

124.             Countdown Australia 08.04.1984 (Hosted by Marilyn)

125.             Countdown Australia 15.04.1984

126.             Countdown Australia 22.04.1984

127.             Countdown Australia 29.04.1984

128.             Countdown Australia 06.05.1984

129.             Countdown Australia 27.05.1984 (Hosted by Kids in the Kitchen)

130.             Countdown Australia 03.06.1984

131.             Countdown Australia 10.06.1984 (Hosted by Duran Duran)

132.             Countdown Australia 23.06.1984

133.             Countdown Australia 24.06.1984 (Hosted by Rod Stewart)

134.             Countdown Australia 26.06.1984

135.             Countdown Australia 01.07.1984 (Hosted by Bananarama)

136.             Countdown Australia 08.07.1984 (Hosted by Culture Club)

137.             Countdown Australia 22.07.1984 (Hosted by Real Life)

138.             Countdown Australia 29.07.1984 (Beat Street Grand Final)

139.             Countdown Australia 05.08.1984

140.             Countdown Australia 12.08.1984 ('84 L.A. Games Olympians)

141.             Countdown Australia 09.09.1984 (Hosted by U2)

142.             Countdown Australia 16.09.1984

143.             Countdown Australia 23.09.1984 (Hosted by Tim & Neil Finn)

144.             Countdown Australia 30.09.1984 (Hosted by Tim & Debbie)

145.             Countdown Australia 07.10.1984 (Hosted by The Takeaways)

146.             Countdown Australia 14.10.1984

147.             Countdown Australia 21.10.1984 (No Host) (ABC 1 Logo)

148.             Countdown Australia 24.10.1984

149.             Countdown Australia 27.10.1984

150.             Countdown Australia 04.11.1984 (Hosted by Lin Buckfield)

151.             Countdown Australia 18.11.1984 (Hosted by Dee Snider).mpg

152.             Countdown Australia 25.11.1984 (Fashion Design Council).avi

153.             Countdown Australia 16.12.1984

154.             Countdown Australia 23.12.1984 hosted by johnny rotten

155.             Countdown Australia 24.03.1985 (Hosted by Spandau Ballet)

156.             Countdown Australia 12.05.1985 (Hosted by Nik Kershaw)

157.             Countdown Australia 22.05.1985 (Countdown Music Awards)

158.             Countdown Australia 09.06.1985

159.             Countdown Australia 16.06.1985

160.             Countdown Australia 04.08.1985

161.             Countdown Australia 11.08.1985 [ABDHDRIP].mkv

162.             Countdown Australia 25.08.1985

163.             Countdown Australia 15.09.1985

164.             Countdown Australia 20.10.1985 (Hosted by A-HA)

165.             Countdown Australia 23.11.1985

166.             Countdown Australia 08.12.1985

167.             Countdown Australia 21.12.1985

168.             Countdown Australia 22.12.1985 (Christmas '85)

169.             Countdown Australia 24.12.1985

170.             Countdown Australia 17.03.1986

171.             Countdown Australia 06.04.1986

172.             Countdown Australia 13.04.1986 [ABDHDRIP].mkv

173.             Countdown Australia 20.04.1986 (1985 Countdown Awards)

174.             Countdown Australia 13.07.1986

175.             Countdown Australia 19.07.1986 (Countdown Awards).mpg

176.             Countdown Australia 20.07.1986

177.             Countdown Australia 27.07.1986

178.             Countdown Australia 14.09.1986

179.             Countdown Australia 05.10.1986

180.             Countdown Australia 23.11.1986

181.             Countdown Australia 30.11.1986

182.             Countdown Australia 14.12.1986

183.             Countdown Australia 21.12.1986 (Christmas '86)

184.             Countdown Australia 31.12.1986

185.             Countdown Australia 08.03.1987 hosted by samantha fox

186.             Countdown Australia 10.05.1987

187.             Countdown Australia 31.05.1987

188.             Countdown Australia 05.07.1987

189.             Countdown Australia 12.07.1987

190.             Countdown Australia 19.07.1987

 

 

 

 

 

8th November 1974 (1) (25 minutes)

 

Host - Grant Goldman (DJ)

 

Sherbet - Silvery Moon

John Farnham - One Minute Every Hour

Daryl Braithwaite - You're My World (P)

Linda George - Mamma's Little Girl

Skyhooks - Living In The 70s

Paper Lace - Black Eyed Boys (music video)

 

15th November 1974 (2) (25 minutes)

 

Host - ???

 

Hush - Get Rocked

Debbie Byrne - He's A Rebel (P)

John Denver - Annie's Song (music video)

La De Das - Honkin' Tonkin'

Ariel - Yeah Tonight (music video)

William Shakespeare - My Little Angel (P)

Stevie Wright - Guitar Band (P)

 

 

22nd November 1974 (3) (25 minutes)

 

Host - Ric Melbourne (DJ)

 

(note these may not be in order)

Dingoes - Smooth Sailing

Madder Lake - It's All In Your Head

Daddy Cool - I Am The Boogie Man (P)

Benjamin Hugg - Thank God You're Here With Me

Brian May & The ABC Showband - Rush (music video)

Paul Anka - You're Having My Baby (music video)

Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (music video)

 

 

29th November 1974 (4) (25 minutes)

 

Host - John O'Donnell

 

Fox - I Said

Suzie Quatro - Too Big (music video)

Daryl Braithwaite - You're My World (P)

Debbie Byrne - Boogie Man

David Bowie - Space Oddity (music video)

AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go

 

 

6th December 1974 (5) (25 minutes)

 

Host - ???

 

(note these may not be in order)

Skyhooks - Horror Movie (Lunar Park)

Jeff Duff & Kush - Easy Street

Jim Keays - Kid Blues

Linda George - Give It Love

Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat (music video)

Helen Reddy - Angie Baby (music video)

 

 

13th December 1974 (6) (25 minutes)

 

Host - Johnny Farnham (Suzie Quatro special guest on the show)

 

Cloud Nine - We Can Fly

Dove - Amazing Grace

Renee Geyer - What Do I Do On Sunday Morning

Doug Parkinson - Everlasting Love

Johnny Farnham - Things To Do

Suzie Quatro - The Wild One (music video)

 

 

20th December 1974 (7) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Shirley Strachan

 

(note these may not be in order)

Skyhooks - Carlton Lygon Street Blues

Stevie Wright - Guitar Band (P)

Debbie Byrne - Da Do Run Run (P)

Daddy Cool - Run Rudolph Run (P)

William Shakespeare - My Little Angel (P)

Denise Drysdale - Being Green

AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go

David Bowie - Jean Jeanie (music video)

Stevie Wonder - Living For The City (music video)

Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently (music video)

Kiki Dee - I Got The Music In Me (music video)

The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz (music video)

Elton John - Step Into Christmas (Countdown exclusive)

 

 

27th December 1974 (8) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Daryl Braithwaite

 

(note these may not be in order)

Daryl Braithwaite - You're My World (P)

Jigsaw - A Rose Has To Die

Stevie Wright - Evie

Debbie Byrne - He's A Rebel (P)

The Moir Sisters - Good Morning How Are You

Hush - C'mon We're Taking Over

Ernie Sigley & Denise Drysdale - Hey Paula (music video)

Deep Purple - Black Night (music video)

David Bowie - Life On Mars (music video)

Alvin Stardust - My Coo Ca Choo (music video)

Suzie Quatro - The Wild One (music video)

Gary Glitter - Always Yours (music video)

Bryan Ferry - Hard Rain Gonna Fall (music video)

 

 

1st March 1975 (9) (45 minutes)

 

Host - Johnny Farnham

 

Skyhooks - Horror Movie (studio/Lunar Park)

Johnny Farnham - Things To Do

Sherbet - I'll Go Mine (music video)

Denise Drysdale - Being Green (outdoor cast)

Stevie Wright - Guitar Band

Linda George - Give It Love

Daryl Braithwaite - You're My World (studio/music video)

Hush - C'mon We're Taking Over

Debbie Byrne - Boogie Man

Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Wangaratta Wahine

Ray Burgess - Touch Me

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Billy Swan - I Can Help

9 - Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

8 - The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again

7 - Skyhooks - Horror Movie

6 - Bill & Boyd - Santa Never Made It Into Darwin

5 - Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses

4 - Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

3 - The Sweet - Peppermint Twist

2 - The Carpenters - Please Mr Postman

1 - William Shakespeare - My Little Angel

 

 

9th March 1975 (10) (55 minutes)

(note this episode onwards Countdown aired Sunday nights)

 

Host - Shirley Strachan

 

(note these may not be in order)

Skyhooks - Carlton Lygon Street Blues

Ray Burgess - Touch Me (P)

Cash Backman - He'll Have To Go

Debbie Byrne - Da Do Run Run

Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Hernando's Hideaway

Issy Dye - Personality

William Shakespeare - My Little Angel (P)

Dove - Brickyard Blues

Hush - Boney Maroney

Helen Reddy - Angie Baby (music video)

Paper Lace - Black Eyed Boys (music video)

Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses (music video)

Pilot - January (music video)

Eric Burden Band - The Real Me (music video)

Suzie Quatro - The Wild One (music video)

 

 

16th March 1975 (11) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Denise Drysdale

 

Hush - Boney Maroney

Moir Sisters - Harmony Blues

Cloud Nine - Summertime Blues

Renee Geyer - It's A Man's World

Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Wangaratta Wahine (P)

Skyhooks - Horror Movie (P)

John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (JPY gets his shirt ripped off by the audience)

Gary Glitter - Oh Yes You're Beautiful (music video)

Pilot - January (music video)

Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses (music video)

Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye (music video)

Slade - Far Far Away (music video)

Bay City Rollers - Summer Love Sensation (music video)

Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (No.1, still picture of Elton)

 

 

23rd March 1975 (12) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Daryl Braithwaite

 

Daryl Braithwaite - You're My World (P)

Moir Sisters - Harmony Blues

AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go (P)

Linda George - Give It Love (P)

Daddy Cool - I Am The Boogie Man

La De Das - I'm In Love Again

Debbie Byrne - How Can I Tell You

Hot City Bump Band - Do What You Wanna Do

Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (music video)

Splinter - Costafinetown (music video)

Don McLean - La La Love You (music video)

David Bowie - Jean Genie (music video)

Stevie Wonder - Livin' For The City (music video)

Tangerine Dream - Red Box (music video)

Sherbet - Summer Love (music video)

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (music video)

 

 

30th March 1975 (13) (55 minutes)

 

Host - John Farnham

 

John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (P)

Sherbet - Summer Love (music video)

Panther - I'm Not Afraid

Dove - Brickyard Blues

Ray Burgess - Touch Me (P)

AC/DC - Love Song

Ringo Starr - Only You (music video)

The Osmonds - Hold Her Tight (music video)

Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye (music video)

Alvin Stardust - My Coo Ca Choo (music video)

Linda Rondstadt - You're No Good (music video)

Pilot - January (music video)

Glitter Band - Goodbye Love (music video)

Paul Anka/Odia Coates - One Man One Woman (music video)

Skyhooks - Horror Movie (P)

 

 

6th April 1975 (14) (55 minutes)

 

Host - John Farnham

 

The Briny Whirlpool Album (Underwater Piano)

AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go (P)

Graeme Connors - Dakota

Debbie Byrne - How Can I Tell You

Select - Little Devil

Marcia Hines - Fire & Rain

Kush - I'm Your Football (Kick Me)

Status Quo - Down Down (music video)

Paul McCartney - Juniors Farm (music video)

Bad Company - Good Lovin' Gone Bad (music video)

Suzie Quatro - Your Mama Won't Like Me (music video)

Marie Osmond - Paper Roses (music video)

Splinter - Costafinetown (music video)

Slade - Far Far Away (music video)

Olivia Newton John - If You Love Me (No.1, still picture of Olivia)

 

 

13th April 1975 (15) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Grant Goldman

 

Sherbet - Summer Love (music video)

Ray Burgess - Touch Me (P)

John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (P)

La De Das - I'm In Love Again

Hot City Bump Band - Do What You Wanna Do

Hush - Boney Maroney (P)

Yvonne Elliman - I Don't Know How To Love Him (music video)

Pilot - January (music video)

Status Quo - Down Down (music video)

Gene Pitney - Blue Angel (music video)

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Roll On Down The Highway (music video)

David Essex - Make You A Star (music video)

Ringo Starr - Only You (music video)

Paul Anka/Odia Coates - One Man One Woman (music video)

Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye (music video)

 

 

20th April 1975 (16) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Ray Burgess

 

Kush - I'm Your Football (Kick Me)

Livingston Vale - Moon Girl (music video)

Richard Clapton - Girls On The Avenue

Debbie Byrne - How Can I Tell You

Moir Sisters - Harmony Blues

Daddy Cool - I Was A Teenage Creature

Renee Geyer - It's A Man's World

Ray Burgess - Touch Me (P)

Sherbet - I'll Go Mine

Marie Muldar - I'm A Woman (music video)

Bad Company - Good Lovin' Gone Bad (music video)

Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (music video)

Linda Rondstadt - You're No Good (music video)

Elton John - Tommy (music video)

Skyhooks - Horror Movie (No. 1)

 

 

27th April 1975 (17) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Stevie Wright

 

Ayers Rock - Lady Montego

Sherbet - Freedom

Stevie Wright - Hard Road

Graeme Connors - Dakota

AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go (P)

Doug Parkinson - Everlasting Love

Jon English - Turn The Page

Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (P)

Alice Cooper - Department Of Youth (music video)

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Anthem (music video)

Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses (music video)

Gary Glitter - Oh Yes You're Beautiful (music video)

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (music video)

Kiki Dee - I Got The music In Me (music video)

Sherbet - Summer Love (No. 1)

 

 

4th May 1975 (18) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Greg Evans (DJ)

 

Mandu & Band - Gimme Shelter

Ross Ryan - Blue Chevrolet Ballerina

Richard Clapton - Girls On The Avenue

Moir Sisters - Harmony Blues

Jets - Friday's Child

Marcia Hines - Fire & Rain

John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (P)

Blue Echoes - High Heeled Rockin' Roll Shoes

Minnie Riperton - Loving You (music video)

Brian Ferry - Hard Rains Gonna Fall (music video)

Seals & Crofts - I'll Play For You (music video)

Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye (music video)

Sherbet - Summer Love (No. 1)

 

 

11th May 1975 (19) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Jon English

 

Split Enz - No Bother To Me

Jon English - Turn The Page (P)

Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Forever

Ayers Rock - Lady Montego

Denise Drysdale - Rescue Me

Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (P)

Kush - I'm Your Football (Kick Me)

Hush - Boney Maroney (P)

Bluestone - Ride On

Pilot - January (music video)

Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby (music video)

Suzie Quatro - Your Mama Won't Like Me (music video)

La Belle - Lady Marmalade (music video)

David Essex - Make You A Star (music video)

Sherbet - Summer Love

 

 

18th May 1975 (20) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Garth Porter (from Sherbet)

 

Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (P)

Stylus - Summer Breeze

Stevie Wright - Hard Road

Lazer - School

Dingoes - Teenage Blue

Buster Brown - Something To Say

Debbie Byrne - How Can I Tell You

Sherbet - Freedom

Ross Ryan - Blue Chevrolet Ballerina

Justin Hayward/John Lodge - Blue Jays (music video)

Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (music video)

Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses/The Show Must Go On (music video)

Minnie Riperton - Loving You (music video)

Alice Cooper - Department Of Youth (music video)

Status Quo - Down Down (music video)

Sherbet - Summer Love (No. 1)

Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word

 

 

4th May 1975 (18) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Greg Evans (DJ)

 

Mandu & Band - Gimme Shelter

Ross Ryan - Blue Chevrolet Ballerina

Richard Clapton - Girls On The Avenue

Moir Sisters - Harmony Blues

Jets - Friday's Child

Marcia Hines - Fire & Rain

John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (P)

Blue Echoes - High Heeled Rockin' Roll Shoes

Minnie Riperton - Loving You (music video)

Brian Ferry - Hard Rains Gonna Fall (music video)

Seals & Crofts - I'll Play For You (music video)

Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye (music video)

Sherbet - Summer Love (No. 1)

Note: ABC holds a clip of Marcia Hines "Fire & Rain", it is uncertain if the clip is a studio performance from Countdown or not

 

 

11th May 1975 (19) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Jon English

 

Split Enz - No Bother To Me

Jon English - Turn The Page (P)

Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Forever

Ayers Rock - Lady Montego

Denise Drysdale - Rescue Me

Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (P)

Kush - I'm Your Football (Kick Me)

Hush - Boney Maroney (P)

Bluestone - Ride On

Pilot - January (music video)

Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby (music video)

Suzie Quatro - Your Mama Won't Like Me (music video)

La Belle - Lady Marmalade (music video)

David Essex - Make You A Star (music video)

Sherbet - Summer Love

Split Enz - Maybe/No Bother To Me

(Note: the first clip is from a later Countdown show)

 

 

25th May 1975 (21) (55 minutes)

 

1st June 1975 (22) (55 minutes)

 

Vicki Broughton - Good, Good Morning

 

8th June 1975 (23) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Ronnie Burns

 

The 69's -

John Paul Young -

Carmine -

Kerrie Biddell - Don't Let Him Catch You (music video)

Kerrie Biddell - Sinnerman

AC/DC - High Voltage

AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go

Molly Meldrum - Good Morning (dressed in drag)

 

 

15th June 1975 (24) (55 minutes)

 

Little River Band - The Man Inside

Vicki Broughton - Good Morning (music video)

 

22nd June 1975 (25) (55 minutes)

 

 

29th June 1975 (26) (55 minutes) (audio cassette recording, 95% complete)

 

Host - Bob Hudson, co-host Normie

 

Gary Glitter - Love Like You & Me (music video)

Kenny - The Bump [record played whilst Fred and Ginger dance to it]

AC/DC - Show Business (Live at Festival Hall 1975)

Adella Fenton - Quarter Past Three

John Lennon - Slippin' & Slidin' (music video)

Cheech & Chong - Basketball Jones (music video)

Renee Geyer - Take Me Where You Took Me Last Night

 

Countdown Flashback:

Deep Purple - Black Night (music video)

 

Stylus - Summer Breeze

 

Humdrum:

Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby (E)

10CC - Life Is A Minestrone (music video) (E)

David Essex footage from the film Stardust (E)

David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star (music video)

 

Bob Hudson - Newcastle Song

Maureen Elkner - Rak Off Normie

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom

9 - Labelle - Lady Marmalade

8 - BJ Thomas - Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong

7 - John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero

6 - Maureen McGovern - We May Never Love Like This Again

5 - Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls

5 - Sherbet - Summer Love

4 - Minnie Riperton - Loving You

3 - Status Quo - Down Down

2 - Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word

1 - Pilot - January (music video)

 

 

6th July 1975 (27) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Chuck McKinney

 

Hush -

Jeff St John -

Ayers Rock -

Hot City Bump Band -

Skyhooks - Saturday Night

 

 

13th July 1975 (28) (55 minutes)

 

 

20th July 1975 (29) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Jim Keays

 

Denise Drysdale -

Little River Band -

Ariel -

Muszak -

Stylus - World Of Make Believe

Stylus - Summer Breeze

 

 

27th July 1975 (30) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Geoff Duff

 

Stylus -

Dove -

Springwater -

Con Gallin -

John Farnham -

 

 

3rd August 1975 (31) (55 minutes)

 

Skyhooks - Private Eye (music video)

John Paul Young -

Sebastian Hardie -

Hush -

 

 

10th August 1975 (32) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Ray Burgess

 

AC/DC -

Renee Geyer -

Dragon -

Chertaka -

 

 

17th August 1975 (33) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Bongo Starkie (Skyhooks)

 

Split Enz -

Moir Sisters -

Linda George -

Freeway -

Mandu -

Skyhooks - Private Eye (music video)

 

 

24th August 1975 (55 minutes) (Sherbet Special)

(This special was repeated on 30th December)

 

Documentary on Sherbet recording songs, performing and their lifestyles and the following film clips on a cruise ship are featured:

What Is It All About

You're My World

 

Sherbet Concert:

Arrival

Survival

Life

I Wanna Live

Freedom

Summer Love

Where Do We Go

 

 

31st August 1975 (36) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Daryl Braithwaite & Sherbet

 

Sherbet - Survival/Life

David Essex - Like A Rolling Stone (music video)

Hot City Bump Band - Do What You Want To Do

Roger Daltry - Come & Get Your Love (music video)

 

Denise Drysdale's wheel (contestant wins a Best Of Sherbet album and a kiss from Daryl Braithwaite)

 

Denise Drysdale - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

Stylus - Summer Breeze

Pilot - Magic (Countdown exclusive videotaped in Paris)

John Paul Young - Love Game

 

Humdrum:

Temptations - Plastic Man (Soul Train) (E)

Roger Daltry - Walking The Dog (music video) (E)

Molly interviews The Sweet

Sweet - Ballroom Blitz (music video)

 

Sherbet - Cavalry

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony - The Hustle

9 - The Sweet - Fox On The Run

8 - Ray Stevens - Misty

7 - Freddie Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls

6 - Status Quo - Roll Over Lay Down

5 - Roger Whittaker - The Last Farewell

4 - Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby

3 - Hush - Bonie Maronie

2 - The Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together

1 - Skyhooks - All My Friends Are Getting Married (music video)

Bay City Rollers arrive in the Countdown studio and are interviewed by Molly and Daryl

Bay City Rollers - Give A Little Love (music video)

 

 

14th September 1975 (38) (55 minutes)

 

AC/DC - High Voltage

The Temptations -

 

 

21st September 1975 (39) (55 minutes)

 

Stylus - World Of Make Believe

 

 

28th September 1975 (40) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Doug Parkinson

 

Studio performances:

John Paul Young -

Dragon -

Marty Rhone -

Daryl Braithwaite -

Ol'55 -

 

Music videos:

10CC -

Andy Gibb -

David Essex -

 

 

5th October 1975 (41) (55 minutes)

 

12th October 1975 (42) (55 minutes)

 

19th October 1975 (43) (55 minutes)

 

26th October 1975 (44) (55 minutes)

 

2nd November 1975 (45) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Peter Cupples

 

 

9th November 1975 (46) (55 minutes)

 

Skyhooks - Million Dollar Riff

Molly Meldrum interview with Paul McCartney & Wings at press conference

 

 

16th November 1975 (47) (55 minutes)

 

Stylus - World Of Make Believe (filmed in Nagambie)

Stylus - All In The Game

 

 

23rd November 1975 (48) (55 minutes)

 

Sherbet - Only One You

 

 

30th November 1975 (49) (55 minutes)

 

 

7th December 1975 (50) (55 minutes)

(50th Show)

 

Host - Shirley Strachan & Daryl Braithwaite

 

Jo Jo Zep - Run Rudolf Run

AC/DC - TNT

Renee Geyer Band - Heading In The Right Direction

Little River Band - Emma

Ray Burgess - Rock'n'Roll Lightning

Bootleg Band - How Do I Try

Billy Thorpe - It's Almost Summer

Geoff Duff - Banana Son

Delvanias & The Fascinations - Canberra We're Watching You

Ted Mulry Gang - Jump In My Car

Marcia Hines - From The Inside

Skyhooks - Million Dollar Riff

Sherbet - Only One You

Dove - Let's Hang On

Freeway - Riding High

Jim Keays - Undecided

Sebastian Hardy - Love Life & music

Hush - Glad All Over

 

 

30th December 1975 (55 minutes) (Sherbet Special)

(This a repeat of the Sherbet Special that was aired on 24th August 1975)

 

Documentary on Sherbet recording songs, performing and their lifestyles and the following film clips on a cruise ship are featured:

What Is It All About

You're My World

 

Sherbet Concert:

Arrival

Survival

Life

I Wanna Live

Freedom

Summer Love

Where Do We Go

 

 

6th January 1976 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 80 of 1975 episode 1

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

Skyhooks - Horror Movie

William Shakespeare - My Little Angel

Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby

Sherbet - Only One You

Status Quo -

 

 

13th January 1976 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 80 of 1975 episode 2

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

Alice Cooper - Department Of Youth

John Paul Young - Love Game

Sherbet - Life

 

 

20th January 1976 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 80 of 1975 episode 3

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero

Wings - What The Man Said

The Seekers - Sparrow Song

AC/DC -

The Sweet -

 

 

27th January 1976 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 80 of 1975 episode 4

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

Jon English

Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word

Linda Rondstadt - You're No Good

Hush -

Marty Rhone -

Marcia Hines -

Suzi Quatro -

Ray Burgess -

 

 

3rd February 1976 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 80 of 1975 episode 5

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

ABBA - Mamma Mia

AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go

Sherbet - Summer Love

John Lennon -

Ted Mulry Gang -

Doug Parkinson -

No.1 - Hush - Boney Maronie

 

 

The following episodes aired on Friday nights and repeated on the following Saturday.

 

 

12th March 1976 (51) (55 minutes)

 

Ted Mulry Gang - Darktown Strutter's Ball (music video)

AC/DC - It's A Long Way To The Top (music video)

Sherbet - Child's Play (music video)

 

 

19th March 1976 (52) (55 minutes)

 

AC/DC - T.N.T.

AC/DC - Jailbreak

 

 

26th March 1976 (53) (55 minutes)

(note there's only bits of info of this show and the song titles are guess work from yours truly)

 

Host - John Paul Young

 

John Paul Young -

Sherbet - Summer Love

AC/DC - It's A Long Way To The Top

Hush -

Split Enz -

Andy Upton -

Avalanche

(Molly Meldrum discusses the results of the 1976 National Music Industry Awards that was held on 3rd March 1976)

 

 

2nd April 1976 (54) (55 minutes)

 

John Paul Young - I Hate The Music

 

 

9th April 1976 (55) (55 minutes)

 

AC/DC Interview at Mascot Airport

Supernaut - I Like It Both Ways

 

 

16th April 1976 (56) (55 minutes)

 

 

From 18th April onwards Countdown was aired back on Sundays

 

 

18th April 1976 (57) (55 minutes)

 

Daryl Braithwaite - Time

Jon English - Hollywood Seven

 

 

25th April 1976 (58) (55 minutes)

 

Stylus - I'm Going Home

 

 

2nd May 1976 (59) (55 minutes)

 

Daryl Braithwaite - Old Sid

 

 

Note - the following episodes aired on the normal Sunday evening timeslot 6:00pm though sometimes 5:05pm and the repeats usually air on Saturdays at 5:05pm though some have a different timeslot

 

 

9th May 1976 (60) (55 minutes)

 

Little River Band - Everyday Of My Life

 

 

16th May 1976 (61) (55 minutes)

 

Sherbet - Howzat

 

 

23rd May 1976 (62) (55 minutes)

 

Ted Mulry Gang - Crazy

 

 

6th June 1976 (63) (55 minutes)

 

13th June 1976 (64) (55 minutes)

 

20th June May 1976 (65) (55 minutes)

 

27th June 1976 (66) (55 minutes)

 

 

4th July 1976 (67) (55 minutes)

 

AC/DC - Jailbreak

Stylus - So Much Love

 

 

11th July 1976 (68) (55 minutes)

 

Sherbet - Lady Of The Night

 

 

18th July 1976 (69) (55 minutes)

 

Sherbet Live At Festival Hall

 

Ted Mulry Gang:

Jump In My Car

Make You Wanna Cry

I'm Free

Goodbye Johnny

 

Sherbet:

Blueswalkin'

Give Me Love

If I Had My Way

Hollywood Dreaming

Child's Play

Howzat

Motor Of Love

Summer Love

 

 

25th July 1976 (70) (55 minutes)

 

1st August 1976 (71) (55 minutes)

 

Ariel

AC/DC

Elton John

Bob Dylan

Ike & Tina Turner

Status Quo

 

 

8th August 1976 (72) (55 minutes)

 

 

15th August 1976 (73) (55 minutes)

 

Stylus - So Much Love

 

 

15th August 1976 (74) (55 minutes)

 

 

22nd August 1976 (75) (55 minutes)

 

R & J Stone - One Chance

 

 

29th August 1976 (76) (55 minutes)

 

5th September 1976 (77) (55 minutes)

 

 

12th September 1976 (78) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Marcia Hines

 

Marcia Hines

Supernaut

Avalanche

Little River Band

Hush

Billy Joel

Thin Lizzy

 

 

19th September 1976 (79) (55 minutes)

 

 

26th September 1976 (80) (55 minutes)

 

Host - John Paul Young

 

(Note: info is sourced from a Flashez segment on this Countdown featuring excerpts from this show)

Millionaires - It's A Deal

John St. Peeters - You Know That You're Sexy

Finch - Stay

John Paul Young - Keep On Smiling

Graeme Connors - When You Close Your Eyes

Cliff Richard

The Tubes

 

3rd October 1976 (81) (55 minutes)

 

Little Pattie - Only If You Want To

 

 

10th October 1976 (82) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Les Gock

 

Hush - Lies

John St Peeters

Trevor White - Crazy Kids (music video)

Norman Gunston - Salute To ABBA (music video)

 

Interviews:

Bay City Rollers interview

 

 

17th October 1976 (83) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Mick Pealing

 

Stars

Red House Roll Band

Taste

Dragon

Fleetwood Mac

Norman Gunston

Tina Charles

Manfred Mann

Bryan Ferry

 

 

24th October 1976 (84) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Gary Twinn

 

Supernaut

Skyhooks

Dragon

Marcia Hines

John Paul Young & The All-Stars

Ted Mulry Gang

Mark Holden

 

 

31st October 1976 (85) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Shirley Strachan

 

Skyhooks

Stars

David Essex

ABBA

Manfred Mann

Doug Ashdown

Ritchie Blackmore

Hush

 

 

7th November 1976 (86) (55 minutes)

 

Red Symons

Debbie Byrne

Avalanche

John St Peeters

Rockwell T. James

The Runaways

David Essex

Shirley Strachan - Every Little Bit Hurts

Buffalo

Tandem

Fleetwood Mac

Bryan Ferry

Neil Diamond

ABBA

 

 

14th November 1976 (87) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Frankie J. Holden

 

Ol' 55

Dragon

Stylus - I Just Don't Wanna Fall In Love Right Now

John St Peeters

Shirley Strachan

The Runaways

The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver

David Essex

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music (music video)

Sherbet - Rock Me Gently (UK TV performance)

 

Interviews:

Kiki Dee interview

 

 

21st November 1976 (88) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Marcia Hines

 

Marcia Hines

Sutherland Brothers

Chicago

Rick Springfield

Pussyfoot

The Sweet

Jon English & Trevor White

Dragon

Dana & Chariot

 

 

28th November 1976 (89) (55 minutes)

 

host - Ted Mulry

 

Ted Mulry Gang

Mark Holden

Shirley Strachan

Debbie Byrne

AC/DC

Orleans

KC & The Sunshine Band

David Essex

Shaun Cassidy

Taste

 

AC/DC - T.N.T.

 

Little River Band - Everyday Of My Life

 

Sherbet - Howzat

 

 

5th December 1976 (90) (55 minutes)

 

Host - John Paul Young

 

Countdown dancers dancing to Tina Turner "Nutbush City Limits"

George Harrison - This Song (music video)

Silver Studs - Way Back In The 50's

Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (Musikladen)

Air Supply - Love & Other Bruises

 

Doug interviews Sherbet in London

Sherbet - Rock Me Gently (TV performance) (E)

 

Discovery:

Ted Mulry Gang - Jamaica Rum (music video)

 

Hush - Sunday

Bay City Rollers - I Only Want To Be With You

 

Humdrum:

Molly Meldrum interviews Bay City Rollers and presents them with platinum records

 

Discovery:

Jackson Brown & The Eagles - Bright Baby Blues (music video)

 

Dragon - This Time

 

Clips Corner:

Punks - Any Way You Want It (E)

Pussyfoot - The Way That You Do It (E)

Redhouse - I Like Dancing (E)

 

Russel Morris - Running, Jumping & Standing

 

Molly Meldrum interviews John Paul Young

 

Chartbusters:

Shirley Strachan - Every Little Bit Hurts (E)

Chicago - If You Leave Me Now (TV performance) (E)

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light (Top Of The Pops) (E)

Little Pattie - Only If You Want To (E)

 

National Top 10

10 - Air Supply - Love & Other Bruises

9 - Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots - Disco Duck

8 - Shirley Strachan - Every Little Bit Hurts

7 - Sherbet - Rock Me Gently + You've Got The Gun

6 - Bryan Ferry - Price Of Love

5 - Pussycat - Mississippi

4 - Chicago - If You Leave Me Now

3 - David Dundas - Jeans On

2 - Bryan Ferry - Let's Stick Together

1 - ABBA - Money, Money, Money (music video)

 

 

12th December 1976 (91) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Daryl Braithwaite & Sherbet, Molly Meldrum, John Paul Young and Wilbur Wild

 

Film clip of Sherbet arriving back in Australia to be greeted by thousands of fans and signing their autographs

 

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Rockwell T. Jones - Roxanne

Supernaut - Too Hot To Touch

Sherbet - You've Got The Gun

Ol'55 - Little St. Nick

John Paul Young - Keep On Smiling (music video)

Ted Mulry Gang - Jamaica Rum (music video)

Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon (music video)

Shirley Strachan - Every Little Bit Hurts

 

3MP DJ Richard Preamer presents Sherbet with the Golden Gull Award

 

Marcia Hines - Until Your Love Breaks Through

Sherbet - Rock Me Gently

 

No.1 Single:

ABBA - Money, Money, Money (music video)

 

 

26th December 1976 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 100 of 1976 episode 2 (83-64)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

(note some of this info may be inaccurate)

83 - Billy Joel - Piano Man (music video)

82 - Shirley Strachan - Every Little Bit Hurts (Countdown)

81 - Bay City Rollers - Love Me Like I Love You (music video)

80 - Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots - Disco Duck (music video)

79 - ABBA - Ring Ring (music video)

78 - Marcia Hines - From The Inside (Countdown)

77 - Silver Convention - Fly Robin Fly (no clip)

76 - Sherbet - Rock Me Gently/You've Got The Gun (Countdown)

75 - Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon (music video)

74 - Dr Hook - Only Sixteen (music video)

73 - Four Seasons - Who Loves You (music video)

72 - Captain & Tennile - Lonely Night (music video)

71 - Little River Band - Emma (Countdown)

70 - ABBA - Rock Me (no clip)

69 - Sailor - Glass Of Champagne (music video)

68 - Mark Holden - I Wanna Make You My Lady (Countdown)

67 - AC/DC - TNT (Countdown)

66 - Ted Mulry Gang - Crazy (Countdown)

65 - ???

64 - Skyhooks - Million Dollar Riff (music video)

 

 

2nd January 1977 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 100 of 1976 episode 3 (63-51)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

(note some of this info may be inaccurate)

63 - Mark Holden - Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Countdown)

62 -

61 - ABBA - Mamma Mia (music video)

60 - Rod Stewart - Sailing (music video)

59 - Sherbet - A Matter Of Time/Only One You  (Countdown)

58 - George Baker Selection - Paloma Blanca (music video)

57 - Chicago - If You Leave Me Now (music video)

56 - John Paul Young - Keep On Smiling (music video)

55 - Supernaut - I Like It Both Ways (Countdown)

54 - Bryan Ferry - The Price Of Love (music video)

53 - Ol'55 - On The Prowl (Countdown)

52 - AC/DC - It's A Long Way To The Top (music video, Countdown promo)

51 - The Sweet - Lies In Your Eyes (music video)

 

 

9th January 1977 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 100 of 1976 episode 3 (50-33)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

50 - Norman Gunston - Salute To ABBA (music video)

49 - AC/DC - Jailbreak (music video)

48 - Penny McLean - Lady Bump (no clip)

47 - ABBA - Money Money Money (music video)

46 - Tina Charles - I Love To Love (TV performance)

45 - Captain & Tennile - The Way I Want To Touch You (no clip)

44 - Skyhooks - Blue Jeans (music video)

43 - Bay City Rollers - I Only Want To Be With You (music video)

42 - Marcia Hines - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

41 - Eric Carmen - All By Myself (music video)

40 - Harpo - Movie Star (music video)

39 - Ol'55 - Looking For An Echo

38 - Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight (music video)

37 - Jon English - Hollywood Seven

36 - Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free (Soul Train)

35 - Daryl Braithwaite - Old Sid

34 - Kenny - Julie Anne (no clip)

 

Hitpick '77:

Mark Holden - Last Romance (E)

Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (Musikladen) (E)

 

33 - KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The Way I Like It (some TV show)

 

 

16th January 1977 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 100 of 1976 episode 3 (32-17)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum & John Paul Young

 

32 - Brotherhood Of Man - Save Your Kisses For Me (music video)

31 - Nazareth - Love Hurts (no clip)

30 - David Dundas - Jeans On (music video)

29 - Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby (no clip)

28 - Bay City Rollers - Money Honey (music video)

27 - The Manhattens - Kiss & Say Goodbye (music video)

26 - Sherbet - Childs Play (music video)

25 - David Essex - Hold Me Close (music video)

24 - Bob Dylan - Hurricane (music video, 53 seconds)

23 - Cliff Richard - Devil Woman (music video)

22 - ABBA - S.O.S. (music video)

21 - David Essex - City Lights (music video)

20 - The Four Seasons - December '63 (Oh What A Night) (music video)

19 - Pussycat - Mississippi (music video)

18 - Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow (music video)

 

Hitpick '77:

Boston - More Than A Feeling (music video) (E)

Bay City Rollers - Yesterday's Hero (E)

 

17 - Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From (music video)

 

 

23rd January 1977 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 100 of 1976 episode 3 (16-1)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum & John Paul Young

 

16 - Max Merret & The Meteors - Slipping Away (music video)

15 - Silver Studs - Happy Days

14 - Bryan Ferry - Let's Stick Together (music video)

13 - Ted Mulry Gang - Dark Town Strutters Ball

12 - John Paul Young - I Hate The Music

11 - Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (music video)

10 - Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts Without You (music video)

9 - R & J Stone - We Do It (music video)

8 - C.W. McCaw - Convoy (music video)

7 - Fox - S-S-S-Single Bed (music video)

6 - Ted Mulry Gang - Jump In My Car

5 - Elton John & Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart (music video)

4 - ABBA - Dancing Queen (music video)

3 - Sherbet - Howzat

2 - Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (music video)

 

Hitpick '77:

Heart - Magic Man (music video) (E)

Shaun Cassidy - That's Rock'n'Roll (music video) (E)

 

1 - ABBA - Fernando (music video)

 

 

30th January 1977 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

(Repeat of Sherbet Special) (presumably the live Festival Hall concert from 18th July 1976)

 

 

6th February 1977 (92) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Shirley Strachan

 

Shirley Strachan

John Paul Young

Queen

Elton John

Taste

Electric Light Orchestra

Debbie Byrne

 

 

13th February 1977 (93) (55 minutes)

 

Mark Holden

10CC

Chariot

Steve Groves Band

Ol' 55

Manhattan Transfer

Queen

Redhouse

 

 

20th February 1977 (94) (55 minutes)

 

Pussyfoot

John Paul Young

Shaun Cassidy

Fleetwood Mac

Leo Sayer

Electric Light Orchestra

Avalanche

Dragon

 

 

27th February 1977 (95) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Jon English

 

Ariel - Disco Dilemma (music video)

Jon English

Renee Geyer

Albie James

Hush

Ritchie Family

Bryan Ferry

Thin Lizzy

Rod Stewart [listed as not confirmed in guides]

 

 

6th March 1977 (96) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Gary Twinn

 

Pantha

Dragon

Mark Holden

Status Quo

Thin Lizzy

Smokie

Marty Rhone

 

Interviews:

ABBA interview

 

 

13th March 1977 (97) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Marcia Hines

 

Marcia Hines

Air Supply

John Paul Young

Bryan Ferry

Ariel

Electric Light Orchestra

 

Interviews:

Alice Cooper interview

 

 

20th March 1977 (98) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Alice Cooper & Glenn Shorrock

 

Hush

Scandal

Renee Geyer

The Saints

 

 

27th March 1977 (99) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Frankie J. Holden

 

Taste

Steve Groves Band

Cheetah

KISS

Shaun Cassidy

Richard Clapton

Queen

Boz Scaggs

Note the existing clip Ariel "Disco Dilemma" may possibly be the studio version from episode 101

 

 

3rd April 1977 (100) (85 minutes)

(100th Show of Countdown)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum/JPY/Daryl Braithwaite in Melbourne and Leo Sayer in London

 

Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (E)

Skyhooks - Party To End All Parties (Melbourne, Australia)

Kiki Dee - First Thing In The Morning (London, UK)

Ol' 55 - On The Prowl (E)

Ol' 55 - C'mon Let's Do It (Sydney, Australia)

Smokie - Living Next Door To Alice (London, UK)

Little River Band - Curiosity Killed The Cat (music video) (E)

Little River Band - Help Is On It's Way (Melbourne, Australia)

AC/DC - Dog Eat Dog (London, UK)

Renee Geyer - If Loving You Is Wrong (E)

Renee Geyer - Stares & Whispers (Melbourne, Australia)

 

Bryan Ferry interview

Bryan Ferry - You Go To My Head (music video) (E)

Roxy Music - Re-Make/Re-Model (music video) (E)

Bryan Ferry - A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall (music video) (E)

 

Leo Sayer - When I Need You (London, UK)

Supernaut - I Like It Both Ways (E)

Supernaut - Young & Innocent (Melbourne, Australia)

Showaddywaddy - When (London, UK)

Ted Mulry Gang - Jamaica Rum (Sydney, Australia)

 

Paul McCartney & Wings interview

 

Mark Holden - Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (E)

Mark Holden - Hey My Love (Melbourne, Australia)

Suzi Quatro - Tear Me Apart (London, UK)

 

Australian tribute to all the acts that could not be on the show:

Marcia Hines - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (E)

Hush - Nothing Stays The Same Forever (E)

Taste - A Little Romance (E)

Air Supply - Empty Pages (E)

Debbie Byrne - You Promised Me The Love (E)

Stars - With A Winning Hand (E)

Avalanche - Good For You (E)

Dragon - Get That Jive (E)

Jon English - [unsure of the song title] (E)

 

John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (E)

John Paul Young - I Wanna Do It With You (Melbourne, Australia)

Molly presents John Paul Young with 2 platinum records

 

Elton John interview

 

Sherbet - Howzat (E)

Daryl Braithwaite - Love Has No Pride (Melbourne, Australia)

David Dundas - Another Funny Honeymoon (London, UK)

 

No. 1 single:

Shaun Cassidy - That's Rock'n'Roll 1976 (Music Video)

 

 

10th April 1977 (101) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Gary Twinn

 

Ariel - Disco Dilemma

Ferrets - Robin Hood

Marty Rhone

Hush

Pussyfoot

Rockwell T. James

Alice Cooper

Leo Sayer

Racing Cars

Electric Light Orchestra

 

Interviews:

Bay City Rollers interview

 

 

17th April 1977 (102) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Shaun Cassidy

 

Richard Clapton - Capricorn Dancer

Shaun Cassidy - That's Rock'n'Roll

Shaun Cassidy - Hey There Lonely Girl

Dragon

Avalanche

Little River Band

Steve Groves Band

Taste

Frankie J. Holden

Queen

David Soul

Electric Light Orchestra

 

 

24th April 1977 (103) (55 minutes)

 

 

1st May 1977 (104) (55 minutes)

 

Norman Gunston

 

 

8th May 1977 (105) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Shirley Strachan

 

Shirley Strachan

Littler River Band

Ol' 55

Jeff Duff

Kiki Dee

Alice Cooper

Maxine Nightingale

Boz Scaggs

David Soul

 

 

15th May 1977 (106) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Daryl Braithwaite

 

Sherbet - Magazine Madonna

John Paul Young

Ray Burgess

Dragon

Richard Clapton

Racing Cars

Alice Cooper

Elecric Light Orchestra

Dr Hook

Boney M

Dead End Kids

 

 

22nd May 1977 (107) (55 minutes)

 

Host - John Paul Young

 

John Paul Young - Here We Go

Sherbet

Skyhooks

Renee Geyer

Little River Band

Leo Sayer

Cliff Richard

Kansas

 

Interviews:

Bryan Ferry interview

 

 

29th May 1977 (108) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Ted Mulry

 

Ted Mulry Gang

Jeff Duff

Billy T

The Studs

 

 

5th June 1977 (109) (55 minutes)

 

AC/DC - Dog Eat Dog

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams (music video)

Stars - Mighty Rock

 

 

12th June 1977 (110) (55 minutes)

 

John Paul Young & Allstars - Gay Time Rock & Roll City

Supernaut - Left Over Ladies

 

 

19th June 1977 (111) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Marcia Hines

 

Marcia Hines - What Did I Do For Love

Michael Nesmith - Rio (music video)

Roger Daltrey - One Of The Boys (music video)

Ferrets - Don't Fall In Love

 

 

26th June 1977 (112) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Marc Hunter

 

Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle (music video)

Dragon

Sherbet

Jeff St. John

Roger Daltrey

Redhouse

Bay City Rollers

 

 

3rd July 1977 (113) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Jon English

 

Shirley Strachan - Tracks Of My Tears

Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Bill Conti - Theme From Rocky (Gonna Fly Now) (music video) (E)

Supercharge - You've Gotta Get Up & Dance (music video) (E)

Ted Mulry Gang - My Little Girl (music video) (E)

 

Marcia Hines - What I Did For Love

Ferrets - Don't Fall In Love

Joe Tex - Ain't Gonna Bump No More (Soul Train)

 

Glenn Wheatley interview

Glen Shorrock Biography featuring clips

The Twighlights - What's Wrong With The Way I Live (Uptight) (E)

Little River Band - Curiosity Killed The Cat (music video) (E)

Little River Band - It's A Long Way There (music video) (E)

Little River Band - Help Is On It's Way (E)

 

Jon English - Behind Blue Eyes

Alice Cooper - You & Me (music video)

Tina Charles - Dance Little Lady (TV performance)

 

Humdrum:

Bonnie Tyler - Lost In France (music video) (E)

Air Supply - Do What You Do (music video) (E)

Supertramp - Dreamer (music video) (E)

Supertramp - Lady (music video) (E)

Supertramp - Give A Little Bit (music video) (E)

Steve Miller Band - Jet Airliner (music video)

 

Feather - Girl Trouble

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Bay City Rollers - Its A Game

9 - Renee Geyer - Stares & Whispers

8 - Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now

7 - Leo Sayer - When I Need You

6 - Boz Scaggs - When I Need You

5 - Daryl Hall/John Oates - Rich Girl

4 - Little River Band - Help Is On It's Way

3 - Julie Covington - Don't Cry For Me Argentina

2 - Alice Cooper - You & Me / Sherbet - Magazine Madonna

1 - Dr Hook - Walk Right In (Music Video)

 

 

10th July 1977 (114) (55 minutes)

 

17th July 1977 (115) (55 minutes)

 

24th July 1977 (116) (55 minutes)

 

 

31st July 1977 (117) (55 minutes)

 

Air Supply - Do What You Do

Ariel - It's Only Love

Scandal - Harry's Bar

 

 

7th August 1977 (118) (55 minutes)

 

 

Note - For episodes 119, 120 and 121 a number of studio performances were transferred before the episodes were bulk erased and exist on a segment tape. The listings are at the bottom of the page though it is not noted which episode each clip belongs to.

 

 

14th August 1977 (119) (55 minutes)

 

Split Enz - My Mistake (music video)

Mark Holden - Reach Out For The One You Love

 

 

21st August 1977 (120) (55 minutes)

 

28th August 1977 (121) (55 minutes)

 

 

4th September 1977 (122) (55 minutes)

 

Host - lead singer of Scandal

 

Andy Gibb

Les Gock

John St. Peeters

Mr Big

 

 

11th September 1977 (123) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Peter Allen

 

Peter Allen

Daryl Braithwaite - Afterglow Of Your Love

Rockwell T. James

The Studs

 

 

18th September 1977 (124) (55 minutes)

 

Split Enz - My Mistake (music video)

 

 

25th September 1977 (125) (55 minutes)

 

 

2nd October 1977 (126) (55 minutes)

 

Ariel - It's Only Love

Finch - One More Time

Fingerprint - Play The Roulette

Split Enz - My Mistake (music video)

 

 

9th October 1977 (127) (55 minutes)

 

Little River Band - Help Is On Its Way

Marcia Hines - You

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - Dancing Mood

Leon Berger - Show Me The Way To The Jungle

 

 

16th October 1977 (128) (55 minutes)

 

Ferrets - Just Like The Stars

Kevin Borich Express - Tango Queen

Stylus - Kissin

 

 

23rd October 1977 (129) (55 minutes)

 

Marcia Hines - You

 

 

30th October 1977 (130) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Red Symons

 

Split Enz - My Mistake (music video)

Red Symons

Fingerprint

AC/DC

Supernaut

Albie James

Mark Devill

 

 

6th November 1977 (131) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Graham Bonnett

 

Marcia Hines - You

The Animals

John Paul Young

John St. Peeters

Avalanche

Billy T

 

 

13th November 1977 (132) (55 minutes)

(Silver Jubilee) (Includes Molly interviewing Prince Charles)

 

Host - Mark Holden

 

John Paul Young - Gay Time Rock & Roll City

Stars - Look After Yourself

Peter Frampton - Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Andy Upton - Stop In The Name Of Love

The Emotions - The Best Of My Love (Soul Train)

David Soul - Silver Lady (music video)

Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (music video)

 

Countdown Preview:

David Bowie - Heroes (music video)

 

Stevie Nicks interview plus clips

Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (music video) (E)

Fleetwood Mac - Thunder Happens Only When It's Raining (music video) (E)

Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun (music video) (E)

 

Little River Band - I'll Be Home On A Monday (Live in Rainbow Theatre, London)

The Ferrets - Janie May (music video)

 

Countdown Preview:

Wings - Mull Of Kintyre (music video)

ABBA - The Name Of The Game (music video)

 

Mark Holden - Let's Go Dancing

 

Molly Meldrum interview with Prince Charles

Silver Jubilee top 20 is presented

 

Dragon - Dreaded Moroczy Bind

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Tina Charles - Dr Love

9 - Emerson Lake & Palmer - Fanfare For The Common Man

8 - David Soul - Silver Lady

7 - Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart

6 - Boney M - Ma Baker

5 - Ferrets - Don't Fall In Love

4 - Donna Summer - I Feel Love

3 - Graham Bonnet - It's All Over Now Baby Blue

2 - Blondie - In The Flesh

 

Molly presents Mark Holden with a platinum record

 

1 - Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything (music video)

 

 

20th November 1977 (133) (55 minutes)

 

Split Enz - My Mistake (music video)

Marcia Hines - You

 

 

27th November 1977 (134) (55 minutes)

 

Marcia Hines - You

 

 

4th December 1977 (135) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Marc Hunter

 

Dragon

David Bowie

Mother Goose

Stylus

Sex Pistols

Eric Carmen

Finch

Tom Robinson

Ted Mulry Gang

Rose Tattoo

Rod Stewart

 

 

11th December 1977 (136) (55 minutes)

 

Marcia Hines - You

John Paul Young & The All-Stars

Shirley Strachan

 

 

18th December 1977 (Summer Special) (55 minutes)

 

24th December 1977 (Summer Special) (45 minutes)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

Stevie Nicks interview

Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (Music Video)

 

Bev Bevan interview

Electric Light Orchestra - Rock Aria (music video) (E)

Electric Light Orchestra - Telephone Line (music video)

 

Elton John interview

Elton John - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (Music Video)

 

Rod Stewart interview with clips in between

Rod Stewart - You've Got A Nerve (Music Video)

Rod Stewart - Hot Legs (Music Video)

Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (Music Video)

 

Paul McCartney & Wings interview

Wings - Mull Of Kintyre (Music Video)

 

Countdown Segments

 

Tape containing Countdown clips from ex shows 119, 120 and 121 from 1977

 

Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat

Dragon - Get That Jive

Scandal - Best Deal In Town

Mark Holden - Reach Out For The One Who Loves You

The Angels - You're A Lady Now

Paul O'Gorman - Ride-Ride America

Dragon - Sunshine

Moonlight - The Light

Taste - Rebecca

Sherbet - Midsummer Madness

Marcia Hines - What I Did For Love

Tracey Ann Lee - Born To Be Loved

Little River Band - Whitehery

Shirley Strachan - Tracks Of My Tears

Renee Geyer - Tender Hooks

Supernaut - Kids Out Tonight

Les Gock - Everywhere I Go

John St Peeters - Shiny Side Up

John Paul Young - Where The Action Is

Rockwell & James - Lady Blue

Daryl Braithwaite - Afterglow Of Your Love

The Studs - Funky Feet

Peter Allen - The More I See You

Mother Goose - Baked Beans

 

 

4th November 1977

 

Molly Meldrum interviewing Michael Jackson about the movie "The Wiz"

 

 

9th November 1977

 

Uncut footage of Molly Meldrum's interview with Prince Charles

 

 

1st January 1978 (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 100 of 1977 episode 1

 

 

8th January 1978 (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 100 of 1977 episode 2

 

Marcia Hines - You

 

 

15th January 1978 (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 100 of 1977 episode 3

 

22nd January 1978 (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 100 of 1977 episode 4

 

29th January 1978 (55 minutes)

Countdown Top 100 of 1977 episode 5

 

Graham Bonnet - Baby Blue (music video)

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Fanfare For The Common Man (music video)

John Paul Young - I Wanna Do It With You (music video)

Joe Tex - Ain't Gonna Bump No More (Soul Train)

Barbara Streisand - Evergreen (music video)

Status Quo - Wild Side Of Life (music video)

10CC - The Things We Do For Love (music video)

Bryan Ferry - This Is Tomorrow (music video)

Leo Sayer - When I Need You (music video)

Little River Band - Help Is On Its Way

Electric Light Orchestra - Living Thing (music video)

Supercharge - You Gotta Get Up & Dance (music video)

Carol Bayer Sager - You're Moving Out Today (music video)

Boz Scaggs - What Can I Say (music video)

Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle (music video)

David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us Baby (music video)

 

5th February 1978 (55 minutes)

 

 

12th February 1978 (137) (55 minutes)

 

Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache

 

 

19th February 1978 (138) (55 minutes)

 

26th February 1978 (139) (55 minutes)

 

5th March 1978 (140) (55 minutes)

 

12th March 1978 (141) (55 minutes)

 

19th March 1978 (142) (55 minutes)

(Live show from the Plaza Adelaide Theatre Complex)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

Dragon - April Sun In Cuba

Dragon - Shooting Stars

John Paul Young - Where The Action Is

John Paul Young - Standing In The Rain

Finch - Where Were You

Andy Upton - Stop In The Name Of Love

The Ferrets - Don't Fall In Love

The Ferrets - Are You Looking At Me

Mark Holden - Never Gonna Fall In Love Again

Mark Holden - First Thing In The Morning

Little River Band - Help Is On It's Way

Little River Band - Happy Anniversary

Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache

 

26th March 1978 (143) (55 minutes)

 

 

2nd April 1978 (144) (55 minutes)

 

Ferrets - Are You Looking At Me

 

 

9th April 1978 (145) (55 minutes)

 

 

16th April 1978 (146) (55 minutes)

 

Foreigner - Cold As Ice

Foreigner - I'm A Long Way From Home

Jo Jo Zep - Ain't Got No Money

 

 

23rd April 1978 (147) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Leo Sayer

 

30th April 1978 (148) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum & John Paul Young

 

Village People - San Francisco (music video)

Dark Tan - Disco Lady

 

Western Australia contestants dance to Trammps "Disco Inferno" plus the video clip is featured

Tasmanian contestants dance to Bee Gees "You Should Be Dancing"

 

Radyo - Jack & Jill (music video)

 

South Australian contestants dance to KC & The Sunshine Band "Boogie Shoes"

New South Wales contestants dance to Bee Gees "You Should Be Dancing"

 

Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain (Musik Laden)

 

Queensland contestants dance to Bee Gees "You Should Be Dancing"

Victorian Contestants dance to Trammps "Disco Inferno"

All contestants dance to Bee Gees "More Than A Woman"

 

Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

 

Winners of the Saturday Night Fever dance competition is announced which is NSW and they win a return trip to USA to meet the Bee Gees and they spin the Countdown barrel of letters, the winner drawn wins a VCR

 

John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Wings - With A Little Luck

9 - Skyhooks - Women In Uniform

8 - Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are

7 - Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights

6 - The Baby's - Isn't It Time

5 - Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch

4 - Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley - If I Had Words

3 - Meatloaf - You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

2 - Bob Welch - Ebony Eyes

1 - Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (music video) plus the dance contestants and Molly dancing to the song

 

 

7th May 1978 (149) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Samantha Sang

 

 

14th May 1978 (150) (55 minutes)

 

Kamahl - What We Did Without My Music

Ted Mulry Gang - Lazy Eyes

 

 

21st May 1978 (151) (55 minutes)

 

John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air

 

 

28th May 1978 (152) (55 minutes)

 

4th June 1978 (153) (55 minutes)

 

11th June 1978 (154) (55 minutes)

 

 

18th June 1978 (155) (55 minutes)

 

John St Peeters - Deep Inside Of Me

John St Peeters - Deep Inside Of Me (version 2)

 

 

25th June 1978 (156) (55 minutes)

 

Angels - Take A Long Line

 

 

2nd July 1978 (157) (55 minutes)

 

 

9th July 1978 (158) (55 minutes)

 

Studs - Dr Bop

Ted Mulry Gang - Heart Of Stone

 

16th July 1978 (159) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Jon English

 

Graham Bonnet - Warm Ride (music video)

Genesis - Follow You, Follow Me (B&W) (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Bob Seger - Still The Same (music video) (E)

Eddie Money - Baby Hold On (music video) (E)

Patti Smith - Because The Night (Old Grey Whistle Test) (E)

 

Flash & The Pan - Down Among The Dead Men (Music Video)

Russell Morris - Wings Of An Eagle

The Angels - Take A Long Line

Clouds - Marion

 

Humdrum:

Grease movie excerpt

Molly at the Grease movie premiere party at Hollywood interviewing John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Andy Gibb, Alice Cooper, Leif Garrett, Yvonne Elliman, Robert Stigwood, Lily Tomlin

Frankie Valli - Grease (Paramount Studios)

John Farrar interview

Olivia Newton John/John Travolta - You're The One That I Want (music video) (E)

Bryan Ferry - Let's Stick Together (music video) (E)

Bryan Ferry - Tomorrow Calling (music video) (E)

Bryan Ferry - What Goes On (music video)

 

Jon English - Words Are Not Enough

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing

9 - Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London

8 - Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain

7 - Deniece Williams & Johnny Mathis - Too Much Too Little Too Late

6 - John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air

5 - Radyo - Jack & Jill

4 - Village People - Macho Man

3 - Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

2 - Olivia Newton John/John Travolta - You're The One That I Want

1 - Boney M - By The Rivers Of Babylon (Musik Laden)

 

 

23rd July 1978 (160) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Dame Edna

 

Status Quo - Rockers Rollin'

 

Chartbusters:

Rolling Stones - Miss You (music video) (E)

Kate Bush - Man With A Child In His Eyes (music video) (E)

Graham Bonnet - Warm Ride (music video) (E)

 

Foreigner - Hot Blooded (music video)

Red Hot Peppers - Falling

 

Darts interview

Darts - The Boy From New York City (music video)

 

Sherbet - Another Night On The Road (music video)

Wings - I've Had Enough (music video)

 

Bee Gees interview at Sgt Pepper's movie set shooting

Peter Frampton interview at Sgt Pepper's movie set shooting

 

Malcolm McCallum - Who Is Your Love For

Smokey - Oh Carol (Music Video)

The Sports - Walk In The Room

 

Humdrum:

Little River Band - Reminiscing (music video) (E)

Delilah - Where Is The Love (E)

Western Flyer - Providence (music video) (E)

John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air (E)

 

Dame Edna - Every Mother Wants A Boy Like Elton

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Rolling Stones - Miss You

9 - Bob Marley - Is This Love

8 - Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing

7 - John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air

6 - Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late

6 - Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London

5 - Raydio - Jack & Jill

4 - Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

3 - Village People - Macho Man

2 - Olivia Newton John/John Travolta - You're The One That I Want

1 - Boney M - By The Rivers Of Babylon (Musikladen)

 

 

30th July 1978 (161) (55 minutes)

 

 

6th August 1978 (162) (55 minutes)

 

Johnny Cougar - I Need A Lover

 

 

13th August 1978 (163) (55 minutes)

 

Dragon - Are You Old Enough

Darryl Cotton - Don't Let It Get To You

Matchbox - Sleep

 

 

20th August 1978 (164) (55 minutes)

 

Rose Tattoo - Rock'n'Roll Outlaw

Keith Lamb - The City

Keith Lamb - The City (version 2)

Peaches - Substitute

 

 

27th August 1978 (165) (55 minutes)

 

Jon English - Nights In Paradise

 

 

3rd September 1978 (166) (55 minutes)

 

 

10th September 1978 (167) (55 minutes)

 

Mondo Rock - Fugitive Kind

 

 

17th September 1978 (168) (55 minutes)

 

Angels - Take A Long Line

Don McLean - I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore

Doug Parkinson - Hungry Years

Maria Mercedes - Oh Mama

Graham Parker hosting

Molly Meldrum Humdrum on Graham Parker concert

 

 

24th September 1978 (169) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Marc Hunter

 

Dragon - Are You Old Enough

10CC - Dreadlock Holiday (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City (music video) (E)

Wha Koo - Fabulous Dancer (music video) (E)

City Boy - 5705 (music video) (E)

 

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - So Young

Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way (music video)

Chile - It's Only Make Believe (music video)

La Belle Epoque - Black Is Black [danced to by CD & Company]

Status Quo - Again & Again (music video)

 

Aussie Predictions:

Keith Lamb - The City (E)

Cheetah - Walking In The Rain (E)

Jon English - Nights In Paradise (E)

Matchbox - Sleep (E)

Sinclair Brothers - Yesterfool (E)

Cold Chisel - Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye) (E)

 

Stilleto - Goodbye Johnny

Smokie - Oh Carol (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Robin Gibb - Oh Darling (music video) (E)

Andrew Stevens - Helpless In Love (TV performance) (E)

Steve Ellis - Rag & Bone (music video) (E)

Graham Bonnet - Only You Can Lift Me (music video) (E)

John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air (E)

Little River Band - Reminiscing (music video) (E)

 

Little River Band - Lady

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Village People - Macho Man

9 - Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City

8 - Boney M - By The Rivers Of Babylon

7 - Dragon - Are You Old Enough

6 - Flash & The Pan - Down Among The Dead Men

5 - Graham Bonnet - Warm Ride

4 - Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You

3 - Smokie - Oh Carol

2 - Olivia Newton John/John Travolta - You're The One That I Want

1 - Frankie Valli - Grease

 

Prediction:

Olivia Newton John - Hopelessly Devoted To You (music video)

 

 

1st October 1978 (170) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Six Rocktober DJs

 

Ol'55 - Time To Rock & Roll

 

Chartbusters:

Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love (music video) (E)

10CC - Dreadlock Holiday (music video) (E)

Roger Glover & The Butterfly Ball - Love Is All (music video) (E)

 

Joanne Mackell - Trip The Light Fantastic (music video)

The Ferrets - This Night

Andrew Stevens - Helpless In Love (TV performance)

Steve Harley - Roll The Dice (music video)

Ian Mason - Gotta Lotta Love (music video)

Rose Tattoo - Rock & Roll Outlaw

David Bowie - Golden Years (Soul Train) (E)

David Bowie - Fame (Soul Train) (E)

Bob Seeger - Hollywood Nights (music video)

Joe Cocker - Whiter Shade Of Pale (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Garbo - It's Over (music video) (E)

Alice Cooper - How You Are Going To See Me Now (music video) (E)

Linda Rondstadt - Tumbling Dice (music video) (E)

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town (live) (E)

Bette Midler - Lullaby Of Broadway (live) (E)

 

John Paul Young - The Day That My Heart Caught Fire

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Boney M - By The Rivers Of Babylon

9 - Wha-Koo - Fabulous Dancer

8 - Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City

7 - Graham Bonnet - Warm Ride

6 - Flash & The Pan - Down Among The Dead Men

5 - Dragon - Are You Old Enough

4 - Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You

3 - Smokie - Oh Carol

2 - Frankie Valli - Grease

1 - Olivia Newton John/John Travolta - You're The One That I Want

 

Prediction:

Genesis - Follow You, Follow Me (music video)

 

 

8th October 1978 (171) (55 minutes)

 

Contraband - That's Your Way

Johnny O'Keefe obit

 

15th October 1978 (172) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum, Leif Garrett & Kate Bush

 

Leif Garret - I was Made For Dancing

 

Salute to King Of Pop winners:

Flash & The Pan - Down Among The Dead Men (music video) (E)

The Sports - Walk In The Room (music video) (E)

Paul O'Gorman - Love In The Morning (E)

Dragon - Are You Old Enough (E)

 

Little River Band - Lady

Shirley Strachan - Mr Summer

10CC - Dreadlock Holiday (music video)

Sherbet - Beg, Steal or Borrow

Marcia Hines - Let The Music Play

Dr Hook - Sharing The Night Together (music video)

 

Prediction:

Japan - Don't Rain On My Parade (music video)

 

Kate Bush - Hammer Horror

 

Humdrum:

David Bowie - Hang Onto Yourself (live in Europe) (E)

David Bowie - Blackout (live in Europe) (E)

David Bowie - Ziggy  Stardust (live in Europe) (E)

John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (E)

John Paul Young - I Hate The Music (E)

John Paul Young - Here We Go (music video) (E)

John Paul Young - Where The Action Is (E)

John Paul Young - Standing In The Rain (E)

John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air (E)

 

John Paul Young - The Day My Heart Caught Fire

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way

9 - Wha-Koo - Fabulous Dancer

8 - Flash & The Pan - Down Among The Dead Men

7 - Frankie Valli - Grease

6 - Olivia Newton John/John Travolta - You're The One That I Want

5 - Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You

4 - Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City

3 - Dragon - Are You Old Enough

2 - La Belle Epoque - Black Is Black

1 - Smokie - Oh Carol (music video)

 

 

22nd October 1978 (173) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Graham Bonnet

 

 

29th October 1978 (174) (55 minutes)

 

Host - David Bowie & Bette Midler

 

5th November 1978 (175) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum & Peter Frampton

 

ABBA - Summer Night City (music video)

The Angels - Take A Long Line

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (live in Europe) (E)

Ted Mulry Gang - The Devil In You (music video)

Blondie - Picture This (music video)

Mondo Rock - Fugitive Kind

Peter Frampton - Long Winding Road (music video)

Rolling Stones - Respectable (music video)

Barbara Streisand - Don't Rain On My Parade (music video) (E)

Japan - Don't Rain On My Parade (music video) (E)

 

Bette Midler interview plus clips

Bette Midler - Lullaby On Broadway (live) (E)

Bette Midler - Do You Wanna Dance (live) (E)

Bette Midler - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (live) (E)

Bette Midler - Hello In There (live) (E)

 

Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing (music video)

Leif Garret - I Was Made For Dancing

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way

9 - Boney M - Rasputin

8 - Olivia Newton John/John Travolta - Summer Nights

7 - Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancing

6 - Dragon - Are You Old Enough

5 - Smokie - Oh Carol

4 - Marshal Hain - Dancing In The City

3 - 10CC - Dreadlock Holiday

2 - La Belle Epoque - Black Is Black

1 - Commodores - Three Times A Lady (Music Video)

 

 

12th November 1978 (176) (55 minutes)

 

19th November 1978 (177) (55 minutes)

 

Gino Latorre - One Step Too Far

Stylus - I Got To Say Goodbye

Ted Mulry Gang - You Got The Devil In You

 

 

26th November 1978 (178) (55 minutes)

 

3rd Devember 1978 (179) (55 minutes)

 

10th December 1978 (180) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum & Elton John

 

Elton John - Madness

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (music video)

Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy (music video)

 

Rod Stewart interview

 

Elton John - Georgia

Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon (Musikladen)

 

Countdown review of 1978:

 

Overseas Artists:

Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache (E)

Leif Garrett - Surfin USA (E)

Leif Garrett - Runaround Sue (E)

Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancing (E)

Leif Garrett - Put Your Head On My Shoulder (E)

Foreigner - Cold As Ice (E)

Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (E)

Status Quo - Rockers Rollin' (E)

Johnny Couger - I Need A Lover (E)

Don McLean - I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore (E)

Graham Bonnet - Warm Ride (E)

 

Hosts:

Peter Frampton (E)

Graham Parker (E)

Dr Hook (E)

Angus Young (E)

Samantha Sang (E)

Dame Edna Everage (E)

Meatloaf (E)

 

Local Artists:

Angels - Take A Long Line (E)

Little River Band - Lady (E)

Dragon - Are You Old Enough (E)

John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air (E)

John Paul Young - The Day My Heart Caught Fire (E)

 

Specials:

Adelaide Festival Of Arts (E)

Saturday Night Fever Dance Competition (E)

 

Humdrum:

Mockup boxing match (E)

Billy Joel interview (E)

Dame Edna Everage (E)

Olivia Newton-John interview (E)

Rod Stewart interview (E)

 

Countdown discovery of 1978:

Kate Bush - Hammer Horror (E)

 

Number one of 1978:

Olivia Newton John/John Travolta - You're The One That I Want (music video) (E)

 

Elton John - Song For Guy

 

 

18th February 1979 (181) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

Dan Hartman - Instant Replay (part music video part Countdown)

 

Successes Of Summer:

Toto - Hold The Line (music video) (E)

Jon English & Mario Millo - Six Ribbons (live concert performance) (E)

Frankie Miller - Darlin (Top Of The Pops) (E)

Mojo Singers - C'mon Aussie C'mon (music video) (E)

Mick Jagger & Peter Tosh - Don't Look Back (music video) (E)

Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin In (music video) (E)

 

 

Ian Dury - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (music video)

Ted Garstedt - Take Me Back To Hollywood (music video)

 

Countdown In Concert:

Bruce Springsteen - Rosalitta (concert performance)

 

Sports - Don't Throw Stones

The Angels - After The Rain

 

Humdrum:

Promises - Baby It's You (music video) (E)

Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (music video) (E)

Leif Garrett - Sheila (music video) (E)

Blondie - In The Flesh (music video) (E)

Interview with Tom Baker from Dr Who

 

XTC - Are You Receiving Me (music video)

Billy Joel - Big Shot (music video)

Kevin Borich Express - No Turning Back

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love

10 - Billy Joel - My Life

9 - Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven

8 - Barbara Streisand & Neil Diamond - You Don't Bring Me Flowers

7 - Village People - Y.M.C.A.

6 - Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi

5 - Jon English & Mario Millo - Six Ribbons

4 - Mojo Singers - C'mon Aussie C'mon

3 - Chic - Le Freak

2 - Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin In

1 - Rod Stewart - Do You Think I'm Sexy (music video plus interview)

 

 

25th February 1979 (182) (55 minutes)

 

4th March 1979 (183) (55 minutes)

 

This performance exists from one of the two above missing shows:

Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi

 

 

11th March 1979 (184) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Shirley Strachan

 

Ol'55 - Ruby

XTC - Are You Receiving Me (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Dean Friedman & Denise Marsa - Lucky Stars (music video) (E)

ABBA - Chiquitita (music video) (E)

Elton John - Song For Guy (E)

 

Z-Wall - New York City (music video)

Cold Chisel - Breakfast At Sweethearts

Yellow Dog - Little Gods (music video)

Split Enz - I See Red (music video)

Promises - Baby It's You (music video)

Daryl Cotton - I Don't Want To Lose You

Blondie - Heart Of Glass (music video)

The Angels - After The Rain

 

Humdrum:

Kiki Dee - Stay With Me Baby (music video) (E)

Cars - Best Friend's Girl (concert performance) (E)

Police - Can't Stand Losing You (music video) (E)

Dire Straits - Wild West End (music video) (E)

Darling - Looking Kind Of Rock & Roll

 

Doug Parkinson & The Southern Star Band - I'll Be Around

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife

9 - Bee Gees - Tragedy

8 - Toto - Hold The Line

7 - Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven

6 - Jon English & Mario Millo - Six Ribbons

5 - Dan Hartman - Instant Replay

4 - Mojo Singers - C'mon Aussie C'mon

3 - Rod Stewart - Do You Think I'm Sexy

2 - Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin In

1 - Chic - Le Freak (music video)

 

 

23rd March 1979 (Standby Show) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Shirley Strachan

 

Status Quo - Rockers Rolling

Leif Garrett - Sheila (music video)

Toto - I'll Supply The Love (music video)

 

Countdown In Concert:

Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights (concert performance)

Bilbo - She's Gonna Win (Concert performance)

 

Cold Chisel - Breakfast At Sweethearts

Rod Stewart - Blondes Have More Fun (TV performance)

Darryl Cotton - I Don't Want To Lose You

Exile - You Thrill Me (music video)

Gerry Rafferty - Whatever's Written In Your Heart (music video)

KISS - I Want You (music video)

Chicago - Alive Again (music video)

Elton John - Song For Guy

 

 

25rd March 1979 (186) (55 minutes)

 

1st April 1979 (187) (55 minutes)

 

8th April 1979 (188) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Bob Welch

 

(Note - these aren't all in order)

Bob Welch - Ebony Eyes

Toto - Georgie Porgie (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

XTC - Are You Receiving Me (music video) (E)

Beeb Birtles/Graham Goble - I'm Comin Home (music video) (E)

Pointer Sisters - Fire (American Bandstand) (E)

 

Cold Chisel - Breakfast At Sweethearts

Lena Lovich - Lucky Number (music video)

The Babies - Everytime I Think Of You (music video)

Roxy Music - Trash (music video)

 

Atlantis - Winner

 

Countdown In Concert:

Joe Cocker - Cry Me A River (concert performance)

 

Moscos & Stone - Trouble In The City

 

Backtrack:

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (music video) 1975

 

Humdrum:

Motors - Forget About You (music video) (E)

Allesi Brothers - Dancing In The Halls Of Love (music video) (E)

George Harrison - Blown Away (music video) (E)

Gerard Kenny - New York New York (music video) (E)

 

Bob Welch - Precious Love

 

National Top Ten:

10 - The Babys - Every Time I Think Of You

9 - Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin In

8 - Dean Friedman & Denise Marsa - Lucky Stars

7 - Chic - Le Freak

6 - Dan Hartman - Instant Replay

5 - Bee Gees - Tragedy

4 - ABBA - Chiquitita

3 - Promises - Baby It's You

2 - Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

1 - Blondie - Heart Of Glass (music video)

 

 

15th April 1979 (189) (55 minutes)

 

22nd April 1979 (190) (55 minutes)

 

29th April 1979 (191) (55 minutes)

 

 

6th May 1979 (192) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Smokie

 

Smokie - Do To Me

 

Chartbusters:

Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E's In Love (music video) (E)

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (music video) (E)

Bob Seger - Still The Same (music video) (E)

 

Countdown dancers perform to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive"

Rachel Sweet - B-A-B-Y (music video)

Skyhooks - Over The Border

Pointer Sisters - Fire (American Bandstand)

Village People - In The Navy (music video)

Max Merritt - It's Over

Chris Rea - Diamonds (music video)

Bob Welch - Precious Love

Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Joe Cocker - Cry Me A River (concert performance) (E)

Billy Rogers interview

Elton John - Madness (E)

George Benson - Love Ballad (music video) (E)

Tony Williams interview

 

Dragon - Love's Not Enough

 

National Top Ten:

10 - The Babys - Every Time I Think Of You

9 - Beeb Birtles/Graham Goble - I'm Comin Home

8 - Village People - In The Navy

7 - Pointer Sisters - Fire

6 - Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

5 - Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

4 - Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood

3 - Racey - Lay Your Love On Me

2 - Promises - Baby It's You

1 - Blondie - Heart Of Glass

 

Prediction:

Wings - Goodnight Tonight (music video)

 

 

13th May 1979 (193) (55 minutes)

 

20th May 1979 (194) (55 minutes)

 

27th May 1979 (195) (55 minutes)

 

3rd June 1979 (196) (55 minutes)

 

10th June 1979 (197) (55 minutes)

 

 

17th June 1979 (198) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Eric Oldfield

 

Dragon - Love's Not Enough

Peter Allen - Don't Wish Too Hard (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes (music video) (E)

Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It (music video) (E)

Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (TV performance) (E)

 

Phil Manning Band - Just The Way It Goes

Graham Parker - Protection (music video)

ABBA - Does Your Mother Know (music video)

Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Lindisfarne - Warm Feelings (music video)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Gardens (music video)

Hello Sailor - Blue Lady

Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him (music video)

Late Show - Bristol Stomp (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Elvis Costello - Accidents Will Happen (music video) (E)

UK Squeeze - Cool For Cats (music video) (E)

Tomato sauce bottle erupts on Molly's desk

Tanks - Love Will Survive (music video) (E)

David Bowie - Heroes (music video) (E)

 

Countdown dancers perform to Donna Summer's "Bad Girls"

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

9 - Glenn Shorrock - Dream Lover

8 - Promises - Baby It's You

7 - Blondie - Heart Of Glass

6 - Lynne Hamilton - On The Inside

5 - Wings - Goodnight Tonight

4 - Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

3 - Racey - Lay Your Love On Me

2 - Lene Lovich - Lucky Number

1 - Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood (music video)

 

 

24th June 1979 (199) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Russell Morris & Molly Meldrum

 

John Cougar - Livin' In Miami (music video)

Russell Morris - Hot Love

 

Chartbusters:

Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It (music video) (E)

Eruption - One Way Ticket (Musikladen) (E)

The Tubes - Prime Time (music video) (E)

 

Electric Light Orchestra - Shine A Little Love (music video)

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - Hit & Run

UK Squeeze - Cool For Cats (music video)

Chris Rea - Diamonds

Amii Stewart - Light My Fire (music video)

Promises - Let's Get Back Together (music video)

Mi-Sex - You Just Don't Care

Supercharge - I Can See You Right Now (music video)

Roundtree - Get On Up Get On Down (music video)

Racey - Some Girls (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Gerry Rafferty - Night Out (music video) (E)

Topaz - Can't Break The Habit (music video) (E)

Rolling Stones - Respectable (music video) (E)

Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun (music video) (E)

Nick Lowe - Cracking Up (music video) (E)

 

Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Promises - Baby It's You

9 - Blondie - Heart Of Glass

8 - Lynne Hamilton - On The Inside

7 - Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

6 - M - Pop Musik

5 - Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

4 - Wings - Goodnight Tonight

3 - Racey - Lay Your Love On Me

2 - Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood

 

Molly interviewing Robert Palmer in the studio

 

1 - Lene Lovich - Lucky Number (music video)

 

 

1st July 1979 (200)

 

Host - Marc Hunter

 

Angels - Shadow Boxer

 

National Top Ten:

1 - Lene Lovich - Lucky Number (music video)

 

 

8th July 1979 (201) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Glen Shorrock

 

Little River Band - Lonesome Loser

Olivia Newton John - Deeper Than The Night (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Racey - Some Girls (music video) (E)

Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer (music video) (E)

Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (TV performance)

 

Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (Soap Factory)

John Couger - Living In Miami (music video)

Russel Morris - Hot Love

Eruption - One Way Ticket (Musikladen)

Desmin, Child & Rouge - Our Love Is Insane Babe (music video)

Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me (music video)

Mental As Anything - The Nips Are Getting Bigger

Wings - Getting Closer (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Wings - Old Siam Sir (music video) (E)

La Femme - I Wanna Be Your Man (E)

Molly interview with Iggy Pop on Humdrum

David Bowie - DJ Wings (music video) (E)

Leo Sayer - Fame (music video) (E)

 

Iggy Pop - I'm Bored

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It

9 - ABBA - Does Your Mother Know

8 - Wings - Goodnight Tonight

7 - Racey - Lay Your Love On Me

6 - Boney M - Hooray Hooray It's A Holi-Holiday

5 - Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes

4 - Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood

3 - Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

2 - Lene Lovich - Lucky Number

1 - M - Pop Musik (music video)

 

 

15th July 1979 (202) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Dolly Parton and Molly Meldrum

 

Dolly Parton - Great Balls Of Fire

Village People - Go West (American Bandstand)

 

Chartbusters:

Gonzales - I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet (music video) (E)

UK Squeeze - Cool For Cats (music video) (E)

Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It (music video) (E)

Chris Rea - Diamonds

 

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - Hit & Run

Radyo - You Can't Change That (music video)

The Dickies - Banana Splits (Top Of The Pops)

The Members - Offshore Banking Business (music video)

Dr Feelgood - As Long As The Price Is Right

Peaches and Herb - Re-united (music video)

Exile - How Could This Be Wrong (music video)

David Bowie - DJ (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Two Man Band - Up There Cazaly [Channel 9 AFL footy theme song] (music video) (E)

Molly interview with Rex Smith on Humdrum

 

Rex Smith - You Take My Breath Away

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Boney M - Hooray Hooray It's A Holi-Holiday

9 - Racey - Lay Your Love On Me

8 - Racey - Some Girls

7 - ABBA - Does Your Mother Know

6 - Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood

5 - Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It

4 - Lene Lovich - Lucky Number

3 - Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes

2 - Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

1 - M - Pop Musik (music video)

 

 

22nd July 1979 (203) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Darryl Cotton

 

The Knack - My Sharona (music video)

Darryl Cotton - Glamour Girl

 

Chartbusters:

Racey - Some Girls (music video) (E)

Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him (music video) (E)

Electric Light Orchestra - Shile A Little Love (music video) (E)

Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (Soap Factory)

 

Wings - Old Siam Sir (music video)

ABBA - Voulez Vous (music video)

XTC - Life Begins At The Top

Victoria Nicholls - Midnight Rendezvous

Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You

Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone (music video)

Countdown dancers perform to Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff"

 

Humdrum:

Peter Frampton - I Can't Stand It No More (music video) (E)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Gardens (music video) (E)

Mike Kominski - Violinski, The Clog Dancer (music video) (E)

Gerry Rafferty - Night Owl (music video)

 

The Angels - Mr Damage

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Electric Light Orchestra - Shine A Little Love

9 - Lene Lovich - Lucky Number

8 - Air Supply - Lost In Love

8 - Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore

7 - Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

6 - ABBA - Does Your Mother Know

5 - Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It

4 - Racey - Some Girls

3 - Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

2 - Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes

 

Molly presents Daryl Cotton with a gold record for Zoot "Eleanor Rigby"

 

1 - M - Pop Musik (music video)

 

 

29th July 1979 (204) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Shirley Strachan & Claude The Crow

 

Two Man Band - Up There Cazaly [Channel 9 AFL footy theme song] (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Chris Rea - Diamonds (music video) (E)

Peaches & Herb - Re-united (music video) (E)

UK Squeeze - Cool For Cats (music video)

 

Richard Clapton - Ace Of Hearts

Sister Sledge - We Are Family (music video)

Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me (music video)

Platinum Riff - Three Way Deal

Mona Lisa & Terry - Want To Make It With You

 

Backtrack:

AC/DC - Jailbreak (music video) 1976

 

Marc Hunter - Island Nights

Little River Band - Lonesome Loser

 

Humdrum:

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - Close To The Bone (music video) (E)

Molly interviews Richard Clapton on Humdrum

Mi-Sex - You Just Don't Care (music video) (E)

Eddie Money - I'm A Fool (music video) (E)

 

Hello Sailor - Gutter Black

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Electric Light Orchestra - Shine A Little Love

9 - Air Supply - Lost In Love

8 - ABBA - Does Your Mother Know

7 - UK Squeeze - Cool For Cats

6 - Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

5 - Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It

4 - Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

3 - M - Pop Musik

2 - Racey - Some Girls

1 - Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes (music video)

 

 

5th August 1979 (205) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Tim Finn and Split Enz

 

Split Enz - She's Got Body, She's Got Soul

 

Chartbusters:

KISS - I Was Made For Loving You (music video)

 

Victoria Nicolls - Midnite Rendezvous

Mi-Sex - You Just Don't Care (music video)

The Dickies - Banana Splits (music video)

Russel Morris - Hot Love

 

Prediction:

John Stewart - Gold (music video)

 

Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone (music video)

Knack - My Sharona (music video)

Radyo - You Can't Change That (music video)

La Femme - I Wanna Be Your Man

Dollar - Shooting Stars (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Telex - Twist At St Tropez (music video) (E)

Bay City Rollers - Turn On The Radio (music video) (E)

Tubeway Army - Are Friends Electric (Top Of The Pops) (E)

Sex Pistols - Silly Things (music video) (E)

 

Moskos & Stone - This Is A Song For You

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Electric Light Orchestra - Shine A Little Love

9 - KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

8 - Anita Ward - Ring My Bell

7 - Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It

6 - Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

5 - Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

4 - UK Squeeze - Cool For Cats

3 - M - Pop Musik

2 - Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes

1 - Racey Some Girls (music video)

 

 

12th August 1979 (206) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Garth Porter and Highway

 

Highway - Get Ready For Love

 

Discocheque:

Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (Soap Factory) (E)

Amii Stewart - Light My Fire (music video) (E)

Exile - How Could This Go Wrong (music video) (E)

 

Telex - Twist A St Tropez (music video)

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - Hit & Run

Carly Simon - Vengeance (music video)

Hitmen - Didn't Tell The Man

Dolly Parton - You're The Only One

Night - Hot Summer Nights (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Gardens (music video) (E)

Peaches & Herb - Re-united (music video) (E)

Marc Hunter - Island Nights (E)

 

Dave & The Deros - Nice Legs, Shame About The Face

Electric Light Orcheatra - Don't Bring Me Down (music video)

The Cars - Let's Go (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl Of My Dreams (music video) (E)

Dave Edmonds - Girls Talk (music video) (E)

Nick Lowe - Crackin' Up (music video) (E)

Voyager - Halfway Hotel (music video) (E)

Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It (music video) (E)

The Knack - My Sharona (music video) (E)

 

Two Man Band (featuring Mark Brady) - Up There Cazaly (Channel 7 AFL Theme Song)

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Peaches & Herb - Re-united

9 - Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It

8 - KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

7 - Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

6 - Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

5 - Anita Ward - Ring My Bell

4 - UK Squeeze - Cool For Cats

3 - M - Pop Musik

2 - Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes

1 - Racey - Some Girls (music video)

 

 

19th August 1979 (207) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Roger Voudouris

 

Roger Voudouris - Get Use To It

KISS - I Was Made For Loving You (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

The Knack - My Sharona (music video) (E)

Two Man Band - Up There Cazaly (E)

Donna Summer - Bad Girls (concert performance) (E)

 

Mi-Sex - You Don't Care

10CC - Sunburn (music video)

Voyager - Halfway Hotel (music video)

Australian Crawl - Beautiful People

John Stewart - Gold (music video)

The Angels - Mr Damage

UK Squeeze - Cool For Cats (music video)

 

Get The Knack:

Mini documentary of The Knack presented by voiceover Paul Turner

Molly interviewing The Knack in the studio

The Knack - Lucinda (E)

The Knack - My Sharona

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

9 - Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

8 - Eruption - One Way Ticket

7 - KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

6 - M - Pop Musik

5 - Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes

4 - Anita Ward - Ring My Bell

3 - Two Man Band - Up There Cazaly

2 - UK Squeeze - Cool For Cats

1 - Racey - Some Girls (music video)

 

 

26th August 1979 (208) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Peter Mochrie

 

AC/DC - Highway To Hell (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Mental As Anything - The Nips Are Getting Bigger (E)

Mi-Sex - You Just Don't Care (E)

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - Hit & Run (E)

 

Bette Midler - Married Men (music video)

Cars - Let's Go (music video)

Kim Carns - Stay Away (music video)

Night - Hot Summer Nights (music video)

 

Countdown Live In Concert:

Christie Allen - Goose Bumps

The Sports - Wedding Ring

Marc Hunter - Island Nights

Stylus - If you Believe In Me

 

Countdown Off Cuts:

Don Estelle & Windsor Davis - Cool Water (TV performance) (E)

Luv - Trojan Horse (music video) (E)

Adrian Munsey - Lost Sheep (TV performance) (E)

 

John Couger - Living In Miami (music video)

 

Humdrum:

AC/DC - Highway To Hell (music video) (E)

Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me (TV performance) (E)

Eddie Money - Maureen (music video) (E)

Jon English - Hollywood Seven (E)

Jon English - Nights In Paradise (E)

Jon English - Words Are Not Enough (E)

 

Countdown Dancers dance to Donna Summer's "Bad Girls"

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Raydio - You Can't Change That

9 - Peaches & Herb - Re-United

8 - Eruption - One Way Ticket

7 - M - Pop Musik

6 - Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes

5 - Anita Ward - Ring My Bell

4 - UK Squeeze - Cool For Cats

4 - KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

3 - The Knack - My Sharona

2 - Two Man Band - Up There Cazaly

1 - Racey - Some Girls

 

Album No. 1:

Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down (music video)

 

 

2nd September 1979 (209) (55 minutes)

 

9th September 1979 (210) (55 minutes)

 

Stylus - If You Believe In Me (repeat from 26/8/79)

 

 

16th September 1979 (211) (55 minutes)

 

Host - John Paul Young

 

Dragon - Counting Sheep

 

Chartbusters:

Night - Hot Summer Nights (music video) (E)

Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You (E)

John Stewart - Gold (music video)

 

Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore (music video)

Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays (music video)

John St Peeters - You're The One

Cars - Let's Go (music video)

Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive (Soap Factory)

KISS - I Was Made For Loving You (music video)

Mondo Rock - Searching For My Baby

Eddie Money - Maureen (music video)

 

Humdrum:

The Sports - Who Listens To The Radio (E)

The Korgis - Young & Russian (music video) (E)

Vangellis - Tao Of Love (music video) (E)

AC/DC - Highway To Hell (music video) (E)

 

John Paul Young - Heaven Sent

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Eruption - One Way Ticket

9 - Peaches & Herb - Re-United

8 - Anita Ward - Ring My Bell

7 - Raydio - You Can't Change That

6 - UK Squeeze - Cool For Cats

5 - John Stewart - Gold

4 - Racey Some Girls

3 - Two Man Band - Up There Cazaly

2 - KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

1 - The Knack - My Sharona

 

 

23rd September 1979 (212) (55 minutes)

 

Host - John St Peeters

 

(Note: the info is only partially accurate due to being an incomplete episode)

Edwin Starr - Contact (Music Video)

Joe Lamont - Midnight Mover

Sparks - Beat The Clock (Music Video)

Lene Lovich - I Say When (Concert/Music Video)

Led Zepplin - Hot Dog (Concert/Music Video)

Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Are My Friends Electric (Top Of The Pops)

Wendy Stapleton - Heart Of Stone

The Police - I Can't Stand Losing You (Music Video)

Claudja Barry - Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes (Music Video)

Moscos & Stone - This Is A Song For You

Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music - Angel Eyes (Music Video)

Christie Allen - Goose Bumps

Doug Parkinson - You Ain't Going Nowhere Without Me (Countdown)

Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore (music video)

Mi-Sex - Computer Games (Countdown or music video)

Quantum Jump - Lone Ranger (music video)

??? - Maureen (Countdown)

Wendy Stapleton - Heart Of Stone

 

 

30th September 1979 (213) (55 minutes)

 

National Top Ten:

1 - AC/DC - Highway To Hell (music video)

 

 

7th October 1979 (214) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Shirley Strachan

 

Russell Morris - Surprise Surprise

Cheap Trick - Dream Police (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Christie Allen - Goose Bumps (E)

Voyager - Halfway Hotel (music video) (E)

AC/DC - Highway To Hell (music video) (E)

 

Samantha Sang - In The Midnight Hour

Sinceros - Take Me To You Leader (music video)

Linden & Ferrier - I'm Alive

Black Jack - Love Me Tonight (music video)

Mona Hendrix - You're The Only One That I Need (music video)

The Reels - Love Will Find A Way

KISS - Sure Know Something (music video)

 

Countdown At 45 RPM:

Mini documentary on Australian Crawl recording "Beautiful People" in the recording studio and the process of how a record and album is made

Australian Crawl - Beautiful People

 

Dave Edmonds - Girls Talk

Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Racey Some Girls

9 - Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore

8 - John Stewart - Gold

7 - Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down

6 - Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

5 - Two Man Band - Up There Cazaly

4 - Night - Hot Summer Night

3 - KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

2 - The Knack - My Sharona

1 - Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive (Soap Factory)

 

 

14th October 1979 (215) (55 minutes)

 

21st October 1979 (216) (55 minutes)

 

Host - James Reyne

 

KISS - Sure Know Something (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Tarney Spencer Band - No Time To Lose (music video) (E)

Mi-Sex - Computer Games (music video) (E)

Racey - Boy Oh Boy (Top Of The Pops)

 

Swanee - Crazy Dream

Ellen Foley - We Belong To The Night (music video)

Daryl Braithwaite - Loves Like A Child

Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure (music video)

Gillian Eastoe & Kingdog - Something About You Babe

 

Humdrum:

Fleetwood Mac interview

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (music video)

 

The Who Package:

The Who interview on Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (E)

My Generation (Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour) (E)

Pete Townsend interview (E)

Pete Townsend TV interview (E)

Tommy (music video) (E)

Pinball Wizard (concert performance) (E)

Pete Townsend TV interview (E)

Substitute (music video) (E)

See Me Feel Me (concert performance) (E)

Who Are You (music video) (E)

Won't Get Fooled Again (concert performance) (E)

 

Dollar - Who Were You With In The Moonlight (Top Of The Pops)

The Angels - Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Two Man Band - Up There Cazaly

9 - John Stewart - Gold

8 - Cars - Let's Go

7 - Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down

6 - The Knack - My Sharona

5 - KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

4 - Night - Hot Summer Night

3 - Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore

2 - Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

1 - Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive (Soap Factory)

 

 

28th October 1979 (217) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Steve Gilpin and Mi-Sex

 

Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me

The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (music video)

Voyager - Halfway Hotel (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Christie Allen - Goose Bumps (E)

The Angels - Out Of The Blue (E)

Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind (E)

 

Ray Arnott & Band - On The Run

Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays (music video)

Pointer Sisters - All Your Love (music video)

 

Backtrack:

David Bowie - Heroes (music video)

 

Gary Numan - Cars (music video)

Rainbow - Since You've Been Gone (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Molly Meldrum in Paris, France

 

Mi-Sex - Computer Games

The Reels - Love Will Find Its Way

Cheap Trick - Dream Police

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Tubeway Army - Are Friends Electric

9 - The Knack - My Sharona

8 - Christie Allen - Goose Bumps

7 - Cars - Let's Go

6 - Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down

5 - KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

4 - Night - Hot Summer Night

3 - Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore

2 - Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

1 - Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive

Australian Crawl - Beautiful People (music video)

Cheap Trick - Dream Police

 

 

4th November 1979 (218) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Russell Hitchcock & Christie Allen

 

Christie Allen - Goose Bumps

Racey - Boy Oh Boy (Top Of The Pops)

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - The Shape I'm In

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Reasons To Be Cheerful (music video)

The Aliens - Confrontation

Robert John - Sad Eyes (Top Of The Pops)

AC/DC - Highway To Hell (music video)

Sniff & The Tears - Driver's Seat (Top Of The Pops)

The Radiators - Coming Home

 

Humdrum:

Graham Parker hosting Humdrum

Ellen Foley - Look At That Stupid Girl (music video) (E)

The Members - Killing Time (music video) (E)

The Specials - Gangsters (music video) (E)

Little Feat - Rock'n'Roll Doctor (music video) (E)

 

Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough (music video)

Status Quo - Whatever You Want (music video)

Air Supply - Just Another Woman

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk

9 - The Knack - My Sharona

8 - The Cars - Let's Go

7 - KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

6 - Night - Hot Summer Night

5 - Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down

4 - Christie Allen - Goose Bumps

3 - Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore

2 - Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

1 - Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (music video)

 

 

11th November 1979 (219) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Graham Parker

 

Kermit The Frog - Rainbow Connection (music video)

The Angels - Out Of The Blue

Edith Bliss - If It's Love You Want

 

Chartbusters:

KISS - Sure Know Something (music video) (E)

Australian Crawl - Beautiful People (music video) (E)

Mi-Sex - Computer Games (E)

Cheap Trick - Dream Police

 

Backtrack:

Elton John & Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart (music video)

 

Commodores - Still (Top Of The Pops)

Foreigner - Dirty White Boy (music video)

Mark Williams - I Don't Want You Anymore

Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk

ABBA - Gimme Gimme (music video)

The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (music video)

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

9 - KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

8 - Mi-Sex - Computer Games

7 - The Cars - Let's Go

6 - Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down

5 - Night - Hot Summer Night

4 - Christie Allen - Goose Bumps

3 - Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore

2 - Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive

Bob Geldof Interview

1 - Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays (music video)

 

 

18th November 1979 (220) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

The Radiators - Comin' Home

 

Chartbusters:

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (music video) (E)

Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (music video) (E)

Ellen Foley - We Belong To The Night (music video)

 

Electric Light Orchestra - The Diary Of Horace Wimp (music video)

The Police - Message In A Bottle (music video)

Kim Durant - Do Love Me Do

Moon Martin & The Ravens - Rolene (music video)

 

The Knack interview

The Knack - Good Girls Don't (music video)

 

The Boomtown Rats interview + concert footage and excerpts

 

Aliens - Confrontation

Lena Lovich - Bird Song (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Gary Numan - Cars (music video) (E)

XTC - In Search Of Nigel (music video) (E)

David Bowie - Space Oddity (music video) (E)

 

Voyager - Judas (music video)

 

National Top Ten:

10 - KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

9 - Racey - Boy Oh Boy

8 - Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk

7 - The Cars - Let's Go

6 - Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

5 - Mi-Sex - Computer Games

4 - Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore

3 - Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive

2 - Christie Allen - Goose Bumps

1 - Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays (music video)

 

 

25th November 1979 (221) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Marc Hunter

 

Dragon - Motor City Connection

 

Chartbusters:

ABBA - Gimme Gimme (music video) (E)

Tom Pace - Maybe (music video) (E)

Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (music video)

 

Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down In Georgia (music video)

 

Elton John:

Rod Stewart interview

Elton John interview

 

La Femme - Do See Doe

Amii Stewart - Jealousy (music video)

Styx - Babe (music video)

Mi-Sex - Computer Games

 

KISS "Attack Of The Fantoms" film preview

 

Cold Chisel - Choir Girl

 

Humdrum:

Night - Cold Wind Across My Heart (music video) (E)

Father Abraham & The Smurfs - Smurf Song (Top Of The Pops) (E)

Disco Mickey Mouse (music video) (E)

Jon English - Hot Town (music video) (E)

 

Marc Hunter - Don't Take Me

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Robert John - Sad Eyes

9 - Cheap Trick - Dream Police

8 - Racey - Boy Oh Boy

7 - Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore

6 - Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star

5 - Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

4 - Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive

3 - Christie Allen - Goose Bumps

2 - Mi-Sex - Computer Games

1 - Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays (music video)

 

 

2nd December 1979 (222) (55 minutes)

 

Boomtown Rats - Diamonds (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Gary Numan - Cars (music video) (E)

Cold Chisel - Choir Girl (E)

Ellen Foley - We Belong To The Night (music video)

 

Jimmy & The Boys - I'm Not Like Everybody Else

UK Squeeze - Up The Junction (music video)

Judy Tzuke - Stay With Me 'til Dawn (music video)

Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough (music video)

Mondo Rock - Primal Park

Texas - I Won't Say No

 

Humdrum:

Salvadore Smith - I'm An Aussie (music video) (E)

Two Man Band - Up There Cazaly (music video) (E)

Elton John & Miss Piggy - Don't Go Breaking My Heart (The Muppet Show) (E)

Kermit The Frog - Rainbow Connection/Movin' Right Along (music video)

Kermit The Frog & Fozzie - Movin' Right Along(music video)

 

Elton John - Johnny B. Goode

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk

9 - Robert John - Sad Eyes

8 - Racey - Boy Oh Boy

7 - Cheap Trick - Dream Police

6 - Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive

5 - Christie Allen - Goose Bumps

4 - Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

3 - Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

2 - Mi-Sex - Computer Games

Molly presents Elton John with a platinum record for "A Single Man" album and "Victim Of Love" album

1 - The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (music video)

Elton John - Johnny B. Goode

 

 

9th December 1979 (223) (55 minutes)

 

16th December 1979 (224) (Countdown End Of Decade Special) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

Molly interviews David Bowie, Paul McCartney & Thin Lizzy asking how they look at the 70s

 

Reflection of the events of 1970-1974 featuring archival footage

 

Molly interviews Earth, Wind & Fire, Bjorn from ABBA, Carol Bayer Sager, Maurice Gibb from Bee Gees, Paul McCartney in regards of the Beatles influence on pop music

Beatles - Let It Be (music video) (E)

 

The Faces - Stay With Me (concert performance) (E)

Rod Stewart interview

 

Early 70s Olivia Newton-John interview

Olivia Newton-John interview

 

Daddy Cool - Eagle Rock (music video) (E)

 

1972 Gogh Whitlam election propaganda footage

 

Molly interviews Mark Volman from Flo & Eddie, Marvin Lee Aday from Meatloaf, Carol Bayer Sager, Howard Kaylan from Flo & Eddie, Ricki-Lee Jones, Bette Midler, Roger Voudouris, Lindsay Buckingham, Peter Gabriel from Genesis, Johnny Rotten from Sex Pistols, Shaun Cassidy, Leo Sayer, UK Squeeze, Suzi Quatro, The Knack, Cliff Richard, Steve Harley from Cockney Rebel, Bay City Rollers, Rod Stewart about their thoughts on the 70s

 

Elton John - Crocodile Rock (concert performance) (E)

Elton John interview

 

Molly Meldrum interview

 

Countdown:

Marcia Hines - You (E)

Radiators - Coming Home (E)

The Angels - Shadow Boxer (E)

Cold Chisel - Breakfast At Sweethearts (E)

Christie Allen - Goose Bumps (E)

Countdown dancers dancing to Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive" (E)

Mi-Sex - Computer Games (E)

Cheap Trick - Dream Police (E)

 

Molly interviews Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Bruce Woolley, Bob Geldof from Boomtown Rats, Gary Numan in regards of the use of promotional film clips and video

Tubeway Army - Are Friends Electric (Top Of The Pops) (E)

 

Reflection of the events of 1975-1979 featuring archival footage

 

Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (E)

Shirley Strachan interview

 

ABBA - Mama Mia (music video) (E)

Bjorn interview

 

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (music video) (E)

The Eagles - Hotel California (music video) (E)

Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way (music video) (E)

10CC - I'm Not In Love (music video) (E)

 

Molly interviews Carol Bayer Sager, Alice Cooper, Howard Kaylan from Flo & Eddie, Lindsay Buckingham, Maurice Gibb from Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, The Knack, Paul McCartney on the implications of new recording technology and producer records

 

John Paul Young - I Hate The Music (E)

John Paul Young - Standing In The Rain (music video) (E)

John Paul Young - Where The Action Is (E)

John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero (E)

 

Sherbet - Howzat (E)

Daryl Braithwaite interview

 

Little River Band - It's A Long Way There (music video) (E)

Glenn Shorrock interview

 

KISS - Detroit Rock City (concert performance) (E)

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (music video) (E)

Meatloaf - You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (music video) (E)

Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are (music video) (E)

Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle (music video) (E)

Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything (music video) (E)

Electric Light Orchestra - It's A Living Thing (music video) (E)

Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (concert performance) (E)

Bob Marley - Is This Love (music video) (E)

Audience dancing to Meco "Star Wars Theme" on Countdown (E)

The Angels - Shadow Boxer (E)

 

Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK (music video) (E)

 

Molly interviews David Bowie, Paul Cook from Sex Pistols, Kate Bush, Johnny Rotten from Sex Pistols, Paul McCartney, Mick Taylor from Rolling Stones, Steve Harley from Cockney Rebel, Leif Garrett, Stevie Wonder, Cliff Richard, Peter Gabriel, Marvin Lee Aday from Meatloaf, about punk rock

 

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (music video) (E)

 

Molly interviews Maurice Gibb from Bee Gees, Alice Cooper, Howard Kaylan from Flo & Eddie, Rod Stewart, Lindsay Buckingham, Chic, Doobie Brothers, Bob Geldof from Boomtown Rats, about disco music

 

David Bowie - DJ (music video) (E)

David Bowie interview

 

Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays (music video) (E)

Bob Geldof interviews

 

Blondie - Heart Of Glass

Blondie interview

 

The Police - Message In A Bottle (music video) (E)

The Police interview

 

Wings - Mull Of Kintyre (music video) (E)

Paul McCartney interview

 

Stevie Wonder interview

 

 

 

3rd February 1980 (225) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Molly Meldrum

 

Village People - Ready For The Eighties (music video) (E)

The Sports - Strangers On A Train

 

Chartbusters:

Captain & Tennille - Do It To Me One More Time (music video) (E)

Cold Chisel - Choir Girl (E)

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (music video)

 

Christie Allen - He's My Number One

 

The Police:

Molly interviewing The Police + excerpts

The Police - Roxanne (TV performance) (E)

The Police - Walking On The Moon (music video)

 

Flying Lizards - Money (music video)

The Clash - London Calling (music video)

Colleen Hewett - Dreaming My Dreams With You

The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (music video)

 

KISS:

Molly interviews Paul Stanley over the phone + KISS excerpts

KISS - Sure Know Something (music video) (E)

KISS - Detroit Rock City (concert performance) (E)

KISS - Rock & Roll All Night (music video) (E)

 

Fleetwood Mac - Sarah (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Bette Midler - Midnight In Memphis (concert performance) (E)

The Angels concert footage of Doc Neeson getting hit in the head by a full can of drink resulting in him being taken to hospital and the concert cancelled

Ellen Folley - Stupid Girl (music video) (E)

Carolyn Mas - Still Sane (music video)

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (music video) (E)

9 - KISS - Sure Know Something (music video) (E)

8 - Judy Tzuke - Stay With Me To Dawn (music video) (E)

7 - Mi-Sex - Computer Games (E)

6 - Styx - Babe (music video) (E)

5 - KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go (music video) (E)

4 - Rupert Holmes - Escape

3 - The Police - Message In A Bottle (music video) (E)

2 - The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (music video) (E)

1 - Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough (music video)

 

 

10th February 1980 (226) (55 minutes) [information not in correct order]

 

Host - Ted Mulry

 

Studio performances:

Stockley See Mason - Lucy

Edith Bliss - If It's Love You Want

Johnny Chester & Hotspur - I Love You So Rebecca

Ted Mulry Gang - Save Me

Split Enz - I Got You

 

Music videos and other shows:

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Gary Numan - Are My Friends Electric

Gary Numan - Cars

Gary Numan - Complex

Leif Garrett - Memorise Your Number

Blondie - Union City Blue

Cliff Richard - Carrie

 

Disco Check:

Bonnie Pointer - Heaven Must Have Sent You

Amii Stewart - Jealousy

Nick Straker - Walk In The Park

Ritz - Locomotion

 

Humdrum:

Head Boys - The Shape Of Things To Come

B-52s - Rock Lobster

Boomtown Rats - Diamond Smiles

Specials - Message To You Rudi

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Cold Chisel - Choir Girl

9 - Mi-Sex - Computer Games

8 - The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie

7 - Judy Tzuke - Stay With Me Till Dawn

6 - Colleen Hewett - Dreaming My Dreams Of You

5 - Police - Message In A Bottle

4 - Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star

3 - KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go

2 - Rupert Holmes - Escape

1 - Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

 

 

17th February 1980 (227) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Daryl Braithwaite

 

Skyhooks - This Town Is Boring

Captain & Tenille - Do It To Me One More Time (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Ritz - Locomotion (music video) (E)

Kermit The Frog - Rainbow Connection (music video) (E)

Flying Lizards - Money (music video)

 

Molly interviews Bette Midler

Bette Midler - Midnight In Memphis (concert performance) (E)

 

Head Boys - The Shape Of Things To Come (music video)

 

Daryl Braithwaite - Prove Your Love

B52's - Rock Lobster (music video)

Steve Forebert - Romeo's Tune (music video)

The Reels - Prefab Heart

 

Molly interviews Richard Parfaitt from Status Quo plus excerpts:

Status Quo - Rocker's Rollin' (E)

Status Quo - Living On An Island

 

Madness - One Step Beyond (music video)

 

Humdrum:

TV Week Rock Music Awards advert

Motels - Total Control (music video) (E)

Tom Petty - Here Comes My Girl (music video) (E)

Sherbs - Never Surrender (music video) (E)

 

John Paul Young - Hot For Your Baby

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Judy Tzuke - Stay With Me Till Dawn (music video) (E)

9 - Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (music video) (E)

8 - The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (music video) (E)

7 - Police - Message In A Bottle (music video) (E)

6 - KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go (music video) (E)

5 - Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time (music video) (E)

4 - Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (music video) (E)

3 - Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (music video) (E)

2 - Colleen Hewett - Dreaming My Dreams With You (E)

1 - Rupert Holmes - Escape (TV performance)

 

 

24th February 1980 (228) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Darryl Cotton

 

Darryl Cotton - Same Old Girl

 

Chartbusters:

Jon English - Hot Town (music video) (E)

Christie Allen - He's My Number One (E)

The Police - Walking On The Moon (music video)

 

Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line (music video)

 

Molly Meldrum interviews Stevie Nicks with excerpts:

Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon (music video) (E)

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (music video) (E)

Fleetwood Mac - Sarah (concert performance) (E)

 

Mike Rudd & The Heaters - Australian Girl

Precious Wilson - Hold On I'm Coming (music video)

Secret Service - Oh Suzi (music video)

Racey - Such A Night (music video)

Colleen Hewett - Dreaming My Dreams

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Molly does a tribute to AC/DC in reflection to Bon Scott's Death:

AC/DC - Jailbreak (music video) (E)

AC/DC - Show Business (live at Albert Hall) (E)

Molly interviews Colleen Hewitt and presents him with a gold record for "Dreaming My Dreams"

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Styx - Babe (music video) (E)

9 - The Police - Message In A Bottle (music video) (E)

8 - The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (music video) (E)

7 - Judy Tzuke - Stay With Me To Dawn (music video) (E)

7 - KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go (music video) (E)

6 - Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time (music video) (E)

5 - The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (music video) (E)

4 - Rupert Holmes - Escape (music video) (E)

3 - Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough (music video)

2 - Colleen Hewett - Dreaming My Dreams With You (E)

1 - Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (music video)

 

 

2nd March 1980 (229) (55 minutes) [information not in correct order]

 

Host - Judie Tzuke

 

Studio performances:

John St Peeters - Wonderworld

The Sherbs - Never Surrender

Aliens - Follow That Girl

Judie Tzuke - Stay With Me Till Dawn

 

Music videos and other shows:

The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket (music video)

Charlie Dore - Pilot Of The Airwaves (music video)

Major Matchbox - Rockabilly Rebel (music video)

The Specials - Message To You Rudi (music video)

Patrick D Martin - I Like 'lectric Motors (music video)

Linda Ronstadt - Mad Love (music video)

Linda Ronstadt - Hurt So Bad (music video)

Linda Ronstadt - How Do I Make You (music video)

Michael Jackson - Rock With You (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Split Enz - I Got You

The Sports - Strangers On A Train

Cliff Richard - Carrie

 

Humdrum:

Stevie Wright - Evie

Peter Allen - Don't Wish Too Hard

Ellen Foley - Stupid Girl

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Judie Tzuke - Stay With Me Till Dawn

9 - Christie Allen - He's My Number One

8 - KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go

7 - Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall

6 - Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

5 - Rupert Holmes - Escape

4 - The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie

3 - Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time

2 - Colleen Hewett - Dreaming My Dreams With You

1 - Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

 

 

9th March 1980 (230) (55 minutes) [information not in correct order]

 

Host - Ellen Foley & Molly Meldrum

 

Studio performances:

Loaded Dice - Telephone

Split Enz - I Got You

Jon English & Baxter Funt Band - Hot Town

Ellen Foley - Stupid Girl

 

Music videos and other shows:

Player 1 - Space Invaders (music video)

Blondie - Atomic (music video)

Revillos - Where's The Boy For Me (music video)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee (music video)

The Buggles - Plastic Age (music video)

 

Chartbusters:

Steve Forbert - Romeo's Tune

Sugar Hill Gang - Rapper's Delight

Michael Jackson - Rock Wih You

 

Interviews:

Molly interviews Ellen Foley

Molly interviews Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

 

Humdrum:

Molly interviews Neil Finn from Split Enz

Motels - Total Control

The Damned - Smash It Up

Toto - 99

Mike Batt - Run Like The Wind

B-52s - Rock Lobster

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County

9 - KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go

8 - Rupert Holmes - Escape

7 - Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

6 - Christie Allen - He's My Number One

5 - The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie

4 - Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall

3 - The Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time

2 - Colleen Hewett - Dreaming My Dreams With You

1 - Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

 

 

16th March 1980 (231) (55 minutes) [information in incorrect order]

 

Host - Steve Gilpin

 

Studio performances:

Mi-Sex - People

Radio Active - Take It Or Leave It

Darryl Cotton - Same Old Girl

The Police - Walking On The Moon

 

Music videos and other shows:

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall

Clash - London Calling (music video)

Godley & Crème - An Englishman In New York

Pearl Harbour & The Explosions - Drivin'

Michael Jackson - Rock With You

 

Chartbusters:

Split Enz - I Got You

Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

Rachel Sweet - I Go To Pieces

 

Humdrum:

Madness - My Girl

M - Moonlight & Muzak

Racey - Such A Night

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Police - Walking On The Moon

9 - Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

8 - Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor

7 - Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The Country

6 - The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie

5 - Christie Allen - He's My Number One

4 - Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time

3 - Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall

2 - Colleen Hewett - Dreaming My Dreams With You

1 - Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

 

 

23rd March 1980 (232) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Robin Scott (from M)

 

Robin Scott - Cowboys & Indians

 

Chartbusters:

Steve Forbert - Romeo's Tune (music video) (E)

Split Enz - I Got You (music video) (E)

B-52's - Rock Lobster (music video)

 

The Sherbs - Never Surrender

Fiddlers Dram - Day Trip To Bangor (music video)

The Radiators - Nancy Can't Dance

 

Album Preview:

Billy Joel - It's Only Rock'n'Roll To Me (music video) (E)

Billy Joel - All For Leyna (music video) (E)

Billy Joel - You May Be Right (music video)

 

Boomtown Rats - Someone's Looking At You (Concert Clip)

The Numbers - The Modern Song

The Reels - Prefab Heart (music video)

 

Humdrum:

Joe Jackson - It's Different For The Girls (music video) (E)

Craze - Motions (music video) (E)

Tom Petty - Refugee (music video) (E)

John Foxx - Underpass (music video) (E)

Molly interviews Michael Jackson over the phone + excerpts

Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough (music video) (E)

Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin (American Jackson) (E)

Michael Jackson - Rock With You (music video)

 

National Top Ten:

10 - The Flying Lizards - Money (music video) (E)

9 - Fiddlers Dram - Day Trip To Bangor (music video) (E)

8 - Split Enz - I Got You (music video) (E)

7 - The Jacsons - Blame It On The Boogie (music video) (E)

6 - Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The Country (concert performance) (E)

5 - Christie Allen - He's My Number One (E)

4 - Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time (music video) (E)

3 - Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Part II (music video) (E)

2 - Colleen Hewett - Dreaming My Dreams With You (music video) (E)

Molly presents Robin Scott with a platinum single for "Pop Musik"

1 - Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (music video)

 

 

30th March 1980 (233) (55 minutes) [information in incorrect order]

 

Host - Racey & Molly Meldrum

 

Studio performances:

Jo Stanley - No More Sad Songs

Loose Change - Hit Me With Another Double

The Stockings - Street Talking

Racey - Such A Night

 

Music videos and other shows:

Patrick D Martin - I Like 'lectric Motors

Maryanne Faithfull - Ballad Of Lucy Jordan

Janis Ian - Fly Too High

Flying Lizards - Money

Flying Lizards - TV

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Split Enz - I Got You

 

Interviews:

Cherry Ripe interviews Debrah Evans and David Cunningham from Flying Lizards in London

Molly interviews Racey

 

Advertisement:

TV Week ABC Rock Music Awards

 

Humdrum:

Judie Tzuke - Welcome To The Cruise

The Knack - Baby Talks Dirty

KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go

John Townley - Dream

David Bowie - John I'm Only Dancing

 

Album Preview: The Motels "The Motels"

The Motels - Closets & Bullets

The Motels - Celia

The Motels - Total Control

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Police - Walking On The Moon

9 - The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie

8 - Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The Country

7 - Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time

6 - Michael Jackson - Rock With You

5 - Colleen Hewett - Dreaming My Dreams With You

4 - Split Enz - I Got You

3 - Christie Allen - He's My Number One

2 - Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Part 2

1 - Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

 

 

6th April 1980 (234) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Christie Allen

 

Mi-Sex - People

 

Chartbusters:

Janis Ian - Fly Too High (music video) (E)

B-52s - Rock Lobster (music video) (E)

Charlie Dore - Pilot Of The Airways (music video) (E)

 

The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket (music video)

John Townley - Shine On

Blondie - Atomic (music video)

Secret Service - Oh Suzi (music video)

 

TV Week Rock Awards:

Tony Johnson editor of TV Week talks about the preparation for the TV Week Rock Awards

 

The Vapors - Turning Japanese (music video)

Aliens - Follow That Girl

Scientists - Last Night

 

Humdrum:

Andy Gibb - Desire (Top Pop) (E)

Molly interviews Harry Casey over the phone

KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The Way I Like It (concert performance) (E)

KC & The Sunshine Band - Yes I'm Ready (concert performance) (E)

KC & The Sunshine Band - Shake Shake Shake (Shake Your Booty) (concert performance) (E)

KC & The Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes (concert performance) (E)

KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go (concert performance) (E)

 

Heart - Even It Up

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Steve Forbert - Romeo's Tune (Music Video) (E)

9 - Fiddlers Dram - Day Trip To Bangor (Music Video) (E)

8 - The Police - Walking On The Moon (E)

7 - Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time (music video) (E)

6 - Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The Country (concert performance) (E)

5 - Colleen Hewett - Dreaming My Dreams With You (E)

4 - Christie Allen - He's My Number One (E)

3 - Michael Jackson - Rock With You (music video) (E)

2 - Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Part II (music video) (E)

2 - Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (music video) (E)

1 - Split Enz - I Got You (music video)

 

 

13th April 1980 (235) (TV Week Rock Music Awards) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Glenn Shorrock

 

Christie Allen - He's My Number One

 

Video clip on storage and handling of voting coupons for TV Week Rock Music Awards

 

Most popular DJ in each state (presented by Paul Turner):

Sydney "2SM" Ian McCrae

Perth "Radio 6PM" ??? York (accepted by his wife Lyn York)

Brisbane "Radio 4BK" Wayne Roberts

Hobart "7HT" Tim Franklin

Adelaide "Radio 5AD" Steve Curtis

Melbourne "3XY" Greg Evans

 

Most Popular Awards (presented by Daryl Cotton & Richard Gower from Racey):

 

Most Popular Female 1979:

Christie Allen - Goosebumps (E)

Colleen Hewett - Day By Day (E)

Marcia Hines - Something's Missing (E)

Most Popular Female 1979: Christie Allen

Daryl Cotton presents Christie Allen with a gold record single for "He's My Number One"

 

Most Popular Male 1979:

Daryl Braithwaite - Love Like A Child (E)

Jon English - Get Your Love Right (E)

John Paul Young - Heaven Sent (E)

Most Popular Male 1979: Jon English

 

Most Popular Group 1979:

Little River Band - Lonesome Loser (E)

Mi-Sex - You Don't Care (E)

Highway - Get Ready For Love (E)

Most Popular Group 1979: Little River Band

 

Australian Crawl - Beautiful People

 

Industry Awards (presented by Glenn Shorrock):

Best Album Cover Design: Breakfast At Sweethearts "Cold Chisel"

Best Australian Record Producer For 1979: Peter Dawkins (producer for Mi-Sex)

 

Johnny O'Keefe New Talent Award 1979:

Christie Allen - Goose Bumps (E)

Mental As Anything - The Nips Are Getting Bigger (E)

Mi-Sex - Computer Games (E)

Johnny O'Keefe New Talent Award 1979 (presented by John O'Keefe): Mi-Sex (accepted by Peter Dawkins)

 

Best Recorded Song Writer 1979 (presented by John Farnham):

Christie Allen - Goose Bumps (E) (written by Terry Britten)

Cold Chisel - Choir Girl (E) (written by Don Walker)

Beeb Birtles & Graham Goble - I'm Coming Home (written by Beeb Birtles & Graham Goble)

Best Recorded Song Writer 1979: Terry Britten (accepted by Christie Allen)

 

Best Single Record 1979 (presented by Colleen Hewett):

Mi-Sex - Computer Games (E)

Little River Band - Lonesome Loser (E)

Mental As Anything - The Nips Are Getting Bigger (E)

Best Single Record 1979: Mi-Sex "Computer Games" (accepted by Peter Dawkins)

 

Best Album 1979 (presented by Shirley Strachan):

Cold Chisel - Breakfast At Sweethearts (E) (Breakfast At Sweethearts album)

Little River Band (First Under The Wire album)

Mi-Sex (Graffiti Crimes album)

Angels - Shadow Boxer (No Exit album)

Best Album 1979: Little River Band "First Under The Wire" album

 

Countdown Producer's Award (presented by Molly Meldrum):

The Angels (accepted by Gene Raymond)

 

Split Enz - I Got You

 

Most Popular Record 1979 (presented by Harry Casey from KC & The Sunshine Band):

Mi-Sex - Computer Games (E)

Christie Allen - Goose Bumps (E)

Two Man Band - Up There Cazaly (E)

Most Popular Record 1979: Mi-Sex "Computer Games" (accepted by Peter Dawkins)

 

Most Outstanding Achievement 1979 (presented by Harry Casey from KC & The Sunshine Band):

Mike Brady

Jon English

Little River Band

Sports

Most Outstanding Achievement 1979: Little River Band

 

 

20th April 1980 (236) (55 minutes)

 

Host - Harry Casey from KC & The Sunshine Band

 

KC & The Sunshine Band - Medley (in concert):

That's The Way I Like It

Shake Shake Shake (Shake Your Booty)

Keep It Coming Love

Boogie Shoes

Please Don't Go

 

The Eyes - Riding In My Favourite Car

 

Molly interviews Steve Gilpin from Mi-Sex over the phone

Molly interviews Doc Neeson from The Angels over the phone

 

The Angels - No Secrets (music video)

Delaney Venn - Prisoner

 

Countdown on tour with Sports and Split Enz "Sporting True Colours":

Tour footage

John Brown from 2BSMG interviewing Split Enz

Concert footage excerpts of Split Enz & The Sports

 

Edith Bliss - Heart Of Stone

 

Humdrum:

Behind the scenes of Countdown TV Week Rock Awards footage

Long John Baldry - You've Lost That Loving Feeling (concert performance) (E)

The Vapours - Turning Japanese (music video) (E)

The Numbers - Modern Song (E)

The Reels - Prefab Heart (E)

Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker (music video) (E)

The Veterans - Ain't No Age For Rock'n'Roll (music video)

 

Claudja Barry - You Make Me Feel The Fire

Darryl Cotton - Same Old Girl

 

National Top Ten:

10 - The Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor (music video) (E)

9 - The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket (music video) (E)

8 - Steve Forbet - Romeo's Tune (music video) (E)

7 - Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The Country (concert performance) (E)

6 - B-52s - Rock Lobster (music video) (E)

5 - Christie Allen - He's My Number One (E)

4 - Michael Jackson - Rock With You (music video) (E)

3 - Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (music video) (E)

2 - Pink Floyd - Another Brick In the Wall Part II (music video) (E)

1 - Split Enz - I've Got You (music video)

 

 

27th April 1980 (237) (55 minutes) [information in incorrect order]

 

Host - Gil Tucker

 

Studio performances:

Mental As Anything - Come Around

Angela Ayres - Key To My Heart

Tanks - Rock & Roll

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - All I Wanna Do

 

Music videos and other shows:

Kim Hart - Love At First Night

Sky - Toccatta

J Geils Band - Come Back

Janis Ian - Fly Too High

B A Robertson - Kool In A Kaftan

Paul McCartney - Coming Up

The Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why

 

Chartbusters:

Player 1 - Space Invaders

Mi-Sex - People

Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein The Line

 

Interviews:

Molly interviews Tim Rice

 

Humdrum:

Air Supply - Lost In Love

Julie Covington - Don't Cry For Me Argentina

 

National Top Ten:

10 - Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The Country

9 - Christie Allen - He's My Number One

8 - Janis Ian - Fly Too High

7 - Player 1 - Space Invaders

6 - B-52s - Rock Lobster

5 - Michael Jackson - Rock With You

4 - Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

3 - Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

2 - Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall

1 - Split Enz - I Got You

 

 

4th May 1980 (238) (55 minutes) [information in incorrect order]

 

Host - Jon English

 

Studio performances:

Jon English - Carmilla

Sinclair Brothers - It Must Be Autumn

Sharon O'Neil Band - Words

James Freud's Radio Stars - Modern Girl

Tommy Shaw - Boat On The River

 

Music videos and other shows:

Godley & Crème - An Englishman In New York

The Vapors - Turning Japanese

Craze - Motions

Billy Joel - It's All Rock & Roll To Me

Gary Numan - On Broadway

KISS - I Was Made For Loving You

 

Chartbusters:

The Angels - No Secrets

Darryl Cotton - Same Old Girl

Major Matchbox - Rockabilly Rebel

 

Humdrum: