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End of year Aria Rage countdowns

Hi all, I've been able to obtain all the end of year Aria countdowns that Rage aired between 1988 and 2004. I'm currently in the process of transfering them to DVD. So far I've done 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005. These are all good quality recordings in hi fi stereo. The tapes these came from dont look like they have been played much at all. The 89 countdown has a very authentic audio of they way the abc used to sound. I still have many tapes to transfer still but when the process is complete in the coming months then I'm happy to make DVD copies available for those that are seeking these recordings also. It's just going to take some time but thought I'd post about it now and share the transfering process with like minded people.

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I am after the 50 to 41 inclusive section of the top 50 of 1988. I know there are a lot of clips missing from the top 40 (or at least on the recording I have), but I'd like it to re-do my 'rage top 50 of 1988 (40 to 1)' video.

Actually, might as well plug my uploads here. I've made some video countdowns of the annual charts from 1980 to 1999 inclusive so far:

1980 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwx6xe5Q2JU

1981 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp8hWs_2s0Y

1982 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXO34X9FRU8

1983 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAfHmIBLDcg

1984 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmCN8uLLrfc

1985 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQlDzzK2Jeo

1986 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k-4IcPTnFQ

1987 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VCMSelQ9to

1988 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OotZklX8BPI

1989 top 50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lgSh2fZnFY

1989 #100 to #51 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHOo7RMHZ1c


I've also done 1990-1999, which are probably of less interest to people here, but you can find by searching for 'rage top 50 of (year)'.

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Hi Nath,the 88 countdown I have hasn't come from the tapes I've got but from a DVD from a seperate source to the tapes. The 88 countdown I have starts at 40. Do you think only the top 40 was broadcast for that year or maybe the copy we have originated from the same source?

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Quote: nathan sawford
Hi Nath,the 88 countdown I have hasn't come from the tapes I've got but from a DVD from a seperate source to the tapes. The 88 countdown I have starts at 40. Do you think only the top 40 was broadcast for that year or maybe the copy we have originated from the same source?


To my knowledge, rage always aired a top 50 on Saturday mornings back then, so it would be unusual for them to only air the top 40, but it's possible.

At least in the fist half of 1989, they'd only repeat the top 30 on Sunday morning; sometimes starting somewhere in the 20's if the special beforehand ran overtime.

Maybe this top 40 portion we have was the Sunday morning repeat? But they didn't air the top 40 on Sunday back then, I'm pretty sure; only the top 30.

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I'm really not sure myself either, a top 40 doesn't really fit in to what we recall, maybe someone else can help us figure it out?

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Nathan, this is great. When did you do these? Lately, i've been watching Billboards Top 100 end of year charts. Pretty much mid 70's to 2003. I was always wondering if there was an Oz one. This is pretty darn close. Now i have something to watch and listen to while on the treadmill at the gym. 😃

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Hi Nathan

Excellent news - I am really pleased someone is going to this trouble - yes I will certainly be very interested in DVD copies once you have them done. Please keep us posted.

Regards

Brett

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Quote: Michael
Nathan, this is great. When did you do these? Lately, i've been watching Billboards Top 100 end of year charts. Pretty much mid 70's to 2003. I was always wondering if there was an Oz one. This is pretty darn close. Now i have something to watch and listen to while on the treadmill at the gym. 😃




I did the rage 1988 one in 2015 I think, followed by a couple of weekly charts I had as well from 1989 and 1990. Then I did the top 60 of 1990 one to coincide with Gavin's last chart blog post for 1990.

I did some more last December. And, being slightly bereft of new ideas for things to upload to YouTube, have done 1980 to 1986 inclusive in the last few months. I'm working on a 1979 one at the moment, which I might finish tonight or in the next few days.

I'm not sure whether I'll go much further beyond 1979 (several songs in this one are new to me, and I've had to rely on YouTube to source about 20 of the clips) or 1999 (I lost interest in most chart music long before then), or whether I'll do some more lower half of the top 100 for years other than 1989 (a full top 100 of 1988 from ARIA has never been published, but I might ask at some point if I can obtain such a list from them - if Gavin doesn't ask first).

edit - oops, I'm not sure if you were replying to me or the 'other' Nathan

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Hi Michael, I only obtained the tapes late last week. I've come across a few tapes with end of year rage countdowns on them, although some have been ok, I've never seen recordings of this quality before. It's a lot of fun looking back at old charts. I remember getting an Aria chart at my local record bar every chance I got. It was a top 50 album and singles chart you could take home and salivate over, lol.

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Hi Brett, I sure will keep you posted, no worries at all. I still have several tapes to transfer but if all goes well I hope to have them done in a week. I'll need another week to make my own copies but after that I should be good to help you out. There's lots to transfer but definitely worth investing the time to do.

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I do plan on watching more of your videos as I've already seen a few of them. You've put quite a bit of work into them. When did you do your first one Nath?

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Here's a video I just uploaded for the top 50 singles of 1979 chart, Michael and others interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkiYQ3UTNi0

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Quote: nathan sawford
I do plan on watching more of your videos as I've already seen a few of them. You've put quite a bit of work into them. When did you do your first one Nath?


11 November 2014, but that was for a weekly chart countdown (19 November 1989).

The first annual chart one I uploaded was on 2 July 2015; the top 50 (or rather, 40) of 1988.

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Quote: ohnoitisnathan
Here's a video I just uploaded for the top 50 singles of 1979 chart, Michael and others interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkiYQ3UTNi0


Oops, I discovered last night that omitted #45 from this, so have removed it and replaced it with the corrected version here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59Z5YvRU_6c

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Have almost watched them all. I didn't even notice! The 1979 Top 50 is my fave...and yes Nathan, it was you who I was talking to earlier in the post, but still happy for the other Nathan to put in his 2 cents worth.

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Quote: Michael
Have almost watched them all. I didn't even notice! The 1979 Top 50 is my fave...and yes Nathan, it was you who I was talking to earlier in the post, but still happy for the other Nathan to put in his 2 cents worth.


The 1979 one is my current favourite, too. Probably because I didn't know some of the songs already/they were 'new' to me (or the videos/performances were), so not as done-to-death as many of the songs that appear in later countdowns have been.

I haven't posted links to my 90s countdowns in this thread, but recently I did one for no. 100 to 61 for 1991, and I'm uploading no's 100 to 61 for 1990 as we speak.

I always kind of feel they're a bit of a chore to compile (normally it takes at least 3 hours), but at some point I'll probably do no's 100 to 51 for the remaining 80s years, and might do one for 1978 too - though think I'll need to download about half of the videos for 1978 from YouTube. Think I had to source about 20 videos for the 1979 countdown from YouTube.

I replaced the audio for a couple of the mono rage-sourced clips for the 1979 one with mp3, as the sound was so bad (Cool For Cats, I Don't Like Mondays, Some Girls, I Was Made for Loving You). Wish I'd done that now for a few of the countdowns I compiled for later years.

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I'm pleased to report that I've transferred all the end of year countdowns to my hard drive and archived them to disc. I've also included clips that aired before and after some countdowns but just with the countdowns the duration is 50 hours spread over 50 discs. I'm keen to get these recordings off my hard drive in the next couple of months as their taking up quite a bit of much needed space but I'm ready to help anyone out that also wants these recordings. Please email me so we can discuss the details, cheers.

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Probably of less interest to people here, but here's a couple of early 90s annual ARIA chart videos I've compiled:

1990 (100 to 61) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VObUpIyVmEo

1991 (100 to 61) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3diMZj0CA1s

1992 (100 to 61) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBmBXRs-3k

1993 (100 to 61) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nDwDQ6Xo0s

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Quote: Nathan Sawford
I'm pleased to report that I've transferred all the end of year countdowns to my hard drive and archived them to disc. I've also included clips that aired before and after some countdowns but just with the countdowns the duration is 50 hours spread over 50 discs. I'm keen to get these recordings off my hard drive in the next couple of months as their taking up quite a bit of much needed space but I'm ready to help anyone out that also wants these recordings. Please email me so we can discuss the details, cheers.



I have just received copies of all the Aria end of year charts on DVD and I must say Nathan has done a superb job - I am very pleased with the quality on all the ones I have watched, as good as what will ever be obtained from VHS sources, exceptionally good. It is hard to find footage of material from this era, especially late 80s, in decent condition these days and I would recommend these to anyone who would like to obtain them. Thanks again Nathan!!

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I can support what Brett said as Nathan has done several of these Rage Top 50s for me as well. They are of outstanding picture and sound quality - especially the 89,90 ones I have.

They are probably the best I've ever seen a Top 50 look sourced from a VHS tape - very high standard and worth checking out. Nathan did a great job with them and anyone after some Top 50s in great condition should go to him about copies - fantastic work.

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Top 100 of 1986 (100 to 51) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl0sxuCX0k8