WOW **** rage have never played a Countdown episode in the morning slot in JANUARY but they are this Saturday morning 21st January, 2017 at 10:00 am on ABC 1and it is one of my requests, YES **** !!!!!! Finally, a request episode of Countdown of mine is being played which I submitted for this January !!!! OH MY GOOOODNESSS!!!!!
Summary:THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY MOLLY, BILL WYMAN, CLIFF RICHARD AND ON VT ELTON JOHN FROM SYDNEY. MOLLY IV CLIFF RICHARD RE SUCCESS, AUSTRALIAN TALENTS, CHRISTIAN BELIEF AND TOUR. BILL WYMAN FROM ROLLING STONES IS IV RE ROLLING STONES TOUR, SOLO CAREER, ALBUM AND HIS FAVORITE STONES SINGLE. ELTON JOHN SPOKE ABOUT REHEARSAL IN AUSTRALIA, TOUR, FITNESS AND AUSTRALIA.
LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCES:
INXS 'NIGHT OF REBELLION'
KEVIN BORICH EXPRESS 'GETTING SO EXCITED'
JO KENNEDY 'BODY & SOUL'
HEAVEN 17 'PENTHOUSE & PAVEMENT'
BILL WYMAN 'COME BACK SUZANNE'
LOVERBOY 'WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND'
QUATERFLASH 'HARDEN MY HEART'
CLIFF RICHARD 'DADDY'S HOME'
COLLEEN HEWETT 'GIGOLO'
HALL & OATES 'I CAN'T GO FOR THAT'
SHAKIN STEVENS 'OH JULIE'
EARTH WIND & FIRE 'LET'S GROOVE'
PETE SHELLEY 'HOMOSAPIEN'
MICHAEL JACKSON 'ONE DAY IN MY LIFE'
MOVING PICTURES 'WHAT ABOUT ME'
TOM TOM CLUB 'GENESIS OF LOVE'
POLICE 'SPIRITS IN A MATERIAL WORLD'
ROD STEWART 'YOUNG TURKS'
KIM WILDE 'CAMBODIA'
THE CARS 'SHAKE IT UP'
BARRY MANILOW 'LET'S HANG ON'
PETE SHELLEY 'HOMOSAPIEN'
THE GO GO'S 'OUR LIPS ARE SEALED'
FOREIGNER 'WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU'
J GEILS BAND 'CENTREFOLD'
LINDSAY BUCKINGHAM 'TROUBLE'
SOFT CELL 'TAINTED LOVE'
And now following to the rage Saturday night slot.... So here is the full archival details on the 3 Countdown's and 2 Rock Arena's screening on rage this Saturday night 21st January, 2017 just after 11:50 pm on ABC 1. Good selection of Countdown's but I have both the 1981 and 1983 in timer code already :-( but the 1982 morning episode I requested makes up for it :-) YAY!
So the only new Countdown I am getting that i don't have is the 1985 episode.
Anyhow ... And the 2 Rock Arena's are not too bad ...
Show no: 286
Summary:THIS WEEKS SHOW HOSTED BY JAMES REYNE, LEAD SINGER OF AUSTRALIAN CRAWL, FEATURES AN INTERVIEW WITH SPANDAU BALLET LIVE STUDIO ITEMS:
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'THINGS DON'T SEEM'
DEBBIE BYRNE 'TEARS'
AIRPORT 'SHORT SKIRTS'
LOCAL ARTISTS CLIPS:
THE MONITORS 'NOBODY TOLD ME'
THE REELS 'SHOUT & DELIVER'
BRODERICK SMITH'S BIG COMBO 'FADED ROSES'
WARD 13 'SEE VENICE & DIE'
BOYS 'HURT ME BABE'
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'IF YOU LEAVE ME'
CHURCH 'UNGUARDED MOMENT'
MI-SEX 'FALLIN IN AND OUT'
SPORTS 'HOW COME'
DARRYL COTTON 'LITTLE RED BOOK'
KIM CARNES 'BETTE DAVIS EYES'
SHAKIN' STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE'
QUEEN 'FLASH'S THEME'
LOVER BOY 'TURN ME LOOSE'
SPANDAU BALLET 'TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT'
KIM WILDE 'KIDS IN AMERICA'
THE NOLANS 'GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER'
STRAY CATS 'ROCK THIS TOWN'
TOP TEN ITEMS:
SHAKIN STEVENS 'THIS OLE HOUSE'
THE SWINGERS 'COUNTING THE BEAT'
SPLIT ENZ 'HISTORY NEVER REPEATS'
ADAM & THE ANTS 'ANT MUSIC'
LOVER BOY 'TURN ME LOOSE'
VISAGE 'FADE TO GREY'
SHEENA EASTON '9 TO 5'
REO SPEEDWAGON 'KEEP ON LOVING YOU'
PHIL COLLINS 'IN THE AIR TONIGHT'
JUICE NEWTON 'ANGEL OF THE MORNING'
ROXY MUSIC 'JEALOUS GUY'
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL Errol (EMI)
Show no: 465
THIS SHOW IS HOSTED BY PAUL YOUNG AND MOLLY (PRE-RECORDED IN SYDNEY). PAUL IS IV BY MOLLY RE ALBUM, SUCCESS, DURAN DURAN, COMMUNICATION WITH FANS, SONG WRITING AND CYNDI LAUPER. HUMDRUM WAS PRE-RECORDED AT MOLLY'S HOME.
LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCE (PRE-RECORDED):
DYNAMIC HEPNOTICS 'WHENEVER YOU'RE READY'
MENTAL AS ANYTHING 'LIVE IT UP'
PAUL YOUNG 'EVERYTIME YOU GO AWAY'
FREDDIE MERCURY 'I WAS BORN TO LOVE YOU' AND IV RE SINGLE AND ALBUM
POWER STATION 'GET IT ON'
'TIL TUESDAY 'VOICES CARRY'
MARILYN 'BABY YOU LEFT ME'
CYNDI LAUPER 'THE GOONIES R GOOD ENOUGH'
MADONNA 'CRAZY FOR YOU'
DEAD OR ALIVE 'LOVER COME BACK'
DURAN DURAN 'A VIEW TO A KILL'
KATRINA & THE WAVES 'WALKING ON SUNSHINE'
PAUL HARDCASTLE '19'
UNCANNY X-MEN '50 YEARS'
GO WEST 'WE CLOSE OUR EYES'
SIMPLE MINDS 'DON'T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME)'
DEBARGE 'RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT'
TEARS FOR FEARS 'EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD'
USA FOR AFRICA 'WE ARE THE WORLD'
REO SPEEDWAGON 'CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING'
EURYTHMICS 'WOULD I LIE TO YOU'
December 4 1984
A MUSIC VIDEO PROGRAM HOSTED BY SUZANNE DOWLING WHO BRIEFLY INTRODUCES EACH ARTIST;ARTIST/TITLES:;00.16 SOS BAND, JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE IT;05.32 ROGER HODGSON, HAD A DREAM;11.12 SUPERTRAMP, DREAMER;14.19 SUPERTRAMP, IT'S RAINING AGAIN;19.18 GOANNA, COMMON GROUND;23.47 MENTAL AS ANYTHING, APOCALYPSO;27.36 DIVINYLS, IN MY LIFE;32.09 THE SMITHS, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE;35.23 SANDIE SHAW & THE SMITHS, HAND IN GLOVE;38.04 THE SMITHS, HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW;42.18 PAT BENATAR, WE BELONG;45.52 PAT BENATAR, SHADOWNS OF THE NIGHT;50.58 XTC, ALL YOU PRETTY GIRLS;54.37 XTC, WONDERLAND;58.40 JETHRO TULL, TOO OLD TO ROCK 'N' ROLL
August 1 1987
1:58 OPENING TITLES;
2:18 FF#1 VS JENNIFER WARNES 'FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTEN' CLIP;
5:48 MCU HOST;
6:39 FF#2 VS LIME SPIDERS 'WEIRDO LIBIDO' CLIP;
10:09 FF#3 VS LIME SPIDERS 'JUST ONE SOLUTION' CLIP;
13:36 VS HOST;
14:06 FF#2 VS DEPECHE MODE 'PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE' CLIP;
17:40 FF#4 VS DEPECHE MODE 'BLASPHEMOUS RUMOURS' CLIP;
22:43 FF#4 VS DEPECHE MODE 'STRANGE LOVE'CLIP;
26:25 MCU HOST;
27:07 FF#2 VS TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY ' IF YOU LET ME STAY' CLIP;
30:15 FF#2 VS TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY 'WISHING WELL' CLIP;
33:34 VS HOST;
34:04 FF#2 VS WESTWORLD 'SONIC BOOM BOY' CLIP;
37:01 FF#3 VS WESTWORLD 'BA NA NA BAM BOO' CLIP;
39:59 MCU HOST;
40:37 FF#6 VS IMMACULATE FOOLS 'SAVE IT' CLIP;
44:53 FF#4 VS IMMACULATE FOOLS 'TRAGIC COMEDY' CLIP;
48:48 FF#2 VS MIGHTY LEMON DROPS 'OUT OF HAND' CLIP;
52:22 FF#5 VS PREVIEW OF PETER BLAKELEY AND THE RESURRECTION LIVE IN STUDIO INCL CLOSING CREDITS
Show no: 394
Summary:COUNTDOWN HOSTED BY LYNDA NUTTER FROM BAND, THE DUGITES, AND INCLUDES FTG OF MOLLY INTERVIEWING BAND, MEN AT WORK, ON PLANE FOLLOWING THEIR RETURN FROM AMERICA. STUDIO PERFORMANCES:
SHARON O'NEILL 'DANGER';
MICHAEL SEMBELLO 'AUTOMATIC MAN';
MEN AT WORK 'HIGHWIRE';
DUGITES 'CUT THE TALKING';
SPLIT ENZ 'STRAIT OLD LINE';
COCONUT ROUGH 'SIERRA LEONE';
COLD CHISEL 'NO SENSE';
PAUL YOUNG 'COME BACK AND STAY';
UB40 'RED RED WINE';
MOTELS 'SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER';
DURAN DURAN 'UNION OF THE SNAKE';
DAVID BOWIE 'MODERN LOVE';
DURAN DURAN 'UNION OF THE SNAKE';
MEN WITHOUT HATS 'SAFETY DANCE';
AUSTEN TAYSHUS 'AUSTRALIANA';
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND 'GIVE IT UP';
PAT WILSON 'BOP GIRL';
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL 'RECKLESS';
CULTURE CLUB 'KARMA CHAMELEON' & 'I'LL TUMBLE FOR YA'
Thanks HEAPS Jason and all! Wonderful! :) Now if they would only fix the Rage app for the exact times...haha..
The Saturday morning Countdown will presumably be repeated on ABC ME Sunday night (Monday morning), from around 1:30am.
A repeat of my requested episode, WOAH-HOOOOOOO!
I must say, I don't like when artists are interviewed in the middle of a music video (unless it is a common one) on Countdown. I don't have a copy of that Freddie Mercury video, but suspect he will be interviewed in the middle of it.
I asked for some (non-specific) Countdown Revolutions and The Factory. Doesn't look like that's going to happen.
They could fit 4 Countdown Revolutions or a 1989 episode (when it was only 2 hours) of The Factory between 5-7am Sunday, instead of repeating the Vault segment from Saturday morning and new release videos.
Looks like an excellent night! A nice combo of Countdown's and Rock Arena's. The 1984 Rock Arena looks fantastic especially the Smiths and XTC videos
A couple of Hit Scenes and a sprinkling of Flashez inserts would have made it perfect.
The Rock Arena's could be worse this weekend, anything is better than that horrific Rock Arena from 1988 last weekend. Sandie Shaw with The Smiths performing Hand In Glove is a highlight in the 1984 Rock Arena and the 1984 Rock Arena but overall the 1984 Rock Arena is boring, The Smiths and XTC videos are not RARE, rage have played them many a times and The Smiths vid's and performances are available on The Smiths DVD. The Smiths certainly don't need playing in January, rage play them frequently! I wanted this episode awhile ago for the SOS Band Just The Way You Like It video but rage have since played the video quite a few times now so this episode now means very little to me ....
At Clip Magnet ...
The 1987 Rock Arena looks far more interesting, both Westworld videos are FAB and I don't know the band Immaculate Fools and Mighty Lemon Drops, so will see what they are like. At least the 1987 episode has some rarities in there
At Brad, I love when interviews are placed over the videos on Countdowns. They did that from 1984 on wards. I reason why I think it was good Countdown did this is because Countdown had less studio performances from 1985 on wards in particular and were more wall to wall video clips episodes, so the interviews made it more exclusively COUNTDOWN. Also, you have to remember Countdown was just a one hour show and they had to place Molly's efforts of traveling overseas and interviewing all these people somewhere.
Eventually, The Meldrum Tapes started and full interviews were shown.
Regarding Freddie Murcury with I Was Born To Love You, it was played in full on Countdown with no interview on the 1985 episode with Molly and Freddie in Sydney which rage have now played this episode twice ...
Clip Magnet, you have been very looked after this January, so be thankful.
I am finally getting my first request this weekend with the 1982 Countdown episode, interesting it's being played in the morning. Thank goodness rage are playing one of my requests, I hope nest weekend I get at least a further 2 Countdown's I asked for as the episodes I asked for are simply STUNNING with rarities and interesting studio performances
Yep Nathan, I much prefer the Early 80s Countdown's as it's the most innovative time for music. And it's the best time for Countdown, mid 80s Countdown got terribly back to back videos and lost it's Countdown charm by 1985.
And at Clip Magnet, I am not going to be Mr holy and say I don't care what rage play in January as I wait all year for it. If rage were to play a whole night of GTK and Recovery I wouldn't be happy for those who enjoy it, i would be annoyed
You're correct Nathan, it isn't the exact episode, but they are playing "All You Pretty Girls" which is arguably one of the rarest XTC videos, and has never been shown on rage before. I'm pretty pleased because basically this is second on the list of episodes i wanted.
I feel like they (rage) did hear my request to some degree, as the episode I've been asking for is from Oct 84, so its getting closer, and this does at least feature XTC. I see this as likely an attempt to show the requested ep, but with poor attention to detail!
(staffer types R.A. 1984 XTC into search engine, picks first result) 😁
Well January's in the 90s was only Countdown and they have played other shows in between but Countdown is the most popular and the most wanted and this shows as this January it has been primarily Countdown.
And as this is a Countdown Forum I can say that I would love January to be non stop Countdown
The Feb 28 1982 show just shown was absolutely brilliant. Great selection of songs, Elton was good, as pf course was the quiet stone Bill Wyman. However Cliff just stole the show, he is just brilliant in so many ways. Humble, professional and an amazing singer. I loved his response to Molly when he was asked about his Christian beliefs. Cliff spoke so freely about his Christianity and love for God and this is something that normally wouldn't be discussed onn ABC TV. So kudos to Molly for asking the question. Certainly Daddy's Home is far from his best, that would have to go to Dreaming, Wired for Sound, We don't talk anymore & The Only Way Out - oh and then there's the excellent 1987 LP "Always Guaranteed".. Bill Wyman's Come Back Suzanne is so funny - the lyrics and the video. I love the drum work in that song, which sounds like the legendary Charlie Watts, but infact is not.
Thanks Jase for requesting that show - awesome!!
The Feb 28 1982 show just shown was absolutely brilliant. Great selection of songs, Elton was good, as of course was the quiet stone Bill Wyman. However Cliff just stole the show, he is just brilliant in so many ways. Humble, professional and an amazing singer. I loved his response to Molly when he was asked about his Christian beliefs. Cliff spoke so freely about his Christianity and love for God and this is something that normally wouldn't be discussed onn ABC TV. So kudos to Molly for asking the question. Certainly Daddy's Home is far from his best, that would have to go to Dreaming, Wired for Sound, We don't talk anymore & The Only Way Out - oh and then there's the excellent 1987 LP "Always Guaranteed".. Bill Wyman's Come Back Suzanne is so funny - the lyrics and the video. I love the drum work in that song, which sounds like the legendary Charlie Watts, but infact is not.
Thanks Jase for requesting that show - awesome!!
I wish the full clip for 'Gigolo' by Colleen Hewett existed somewhere, it looks fabulous!
Speaking of XTC I loved the video of them performing "Generals & Majors" on last years opening Countdown.
I'm with you Nathan, more CD Revolutions please ABC.
There's a reason why Countdown Revolution only lasted for 1 year, because it was a poor imitation of the grandness and golden era of Countdown.
I was in the studio a few times for Countdown Revolution and it really wasn't that thrilling in comparison of what Countdown would have been in the Early 80s.
And when Mark Little and Tania Lacey took over, it destroyed the whole program. They were the worst hosts ever, thinking they were comedic and funny yet they were just ridiculous.
Mark Little is painfully unfunny
Anyhow, this thread is about the Countdown and Rock Arena repeats for tonight and not Countdown F U C K - O L U T I O N
Long time viewer, first time contributor. I look forward to recording Countdown every January but unfortunately I missed last night's 3 episodes. (One of my kids accidently turned my DVD recorder off as I was asleep). Is there any way of obtaining copies of these episodes in any way? I usually convert them to DVD discs so that I have a hard copy. I would be happy to pay or reimburse for these.
Any help is appreciated.
It still had it's place as the music from '89 to '90 was brilliant. Completley differesnt than the early 80's music which I love the most - but still great. And Jason, for the record, Countdown Revolution lasted over 18 months. Just Sayin'...
A whole 6 months extra Countdown Revolution lasted, so a year and a whole half as opposed to Countdown lasting 13 years
Not arguing over the fact that CD is obviously far superior to CDR. And of course, without CD there would be no CDR. But, as I said, it still has it's place in the hearts of most of us that were in high school at the time & loving the music & remembering those times with fond memories.
I want to find out does the music videos of Broderick Smith'S Big Combo's Faded Roses, WARD 13's See Venice And Die, Boys' Hurt Me Babe, Mi-Sex's Falling In And Out and Darryl Cotton's My Little Red Book were official or Countdown-produced while being shown on episode 286 and also, does the music video of Colleen Hewett's Gigolo was official or Countdown-produced and what's the same music video was about?
Yay! I'm surprised i have never heard this song before esp. after hearing Gavin say it is No.27 nationally. I wonder what it's highest position was nationally? Mr Purser has the song uploaded on YouTube from a 45. The sound is great, as all his 45's are. I have played it many a times since the Countdown airing. Thanks Jason for requesting this episode. One of a hanful of gems from retro month 2017!
Gary, see Gavin's chart beats, where he lists the No.2's of the 80s. Brass In Pocket is another one.
Thanks for the replies - will check out chart beat