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.
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:
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)'.
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?
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?
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. 😃
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
1987 (100 to 51) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrqB83PtO_k
1985 (100 to 51) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E3shM1sHEI
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.
Top 100 of 1986 (100 to 51) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl0sxuCX0k8
Top 100 of 1984 (100 to 51) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3dwcNgDTbM
Top 50 of 1988 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP6cMWLcRJ4
Done because no-one seems to have the full rage top 50 for that year, and it is missing several videos rage didn't air, anyway (at least on the copy I have).
Australian Music Report* top 100 singles of 1988 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_LTXSQprLI
(*this was the compiler of the Australian chart from May 1974. ARIA licensed the top 50 portion of their chart from mid-1983 until June 1988. As I wasn't able to obtain positions 51-100 for the annual chart for 1988 from ARIA, I've resorted to making a video based on this chart. Only singles that did not make the ARIA top 50 of the year are featured).
Hey all, Thank you Brett and Patrick for the feedback, I'm really pleased you guys are happy and think as much of these recordings as I do I've never seen VHS recordings from Rage look and sound as good as these do so I wanted to share this video I've made up which shows a sample of each Rage countdown/tape so everyone can see for themselves how amazing the quality is. I only used a camera to upload this but despite that it still shows the amazing quality that's nothing short of a miracle! Their a genuine pleasure to watch as they make the songs come to life like never before. Just looking at the rage graphics you can see how crisp the vision is. I believe they were all recorded onto 4 hour chrome BASF tapes using a high end HI-FI VCR and it looks as if these tapes were never played again as they have no tears or technical issues which we all know VHS is prone too. See the link below and feel free to email me if you want to obtain some or all of these rare quality recordings of all end of year Rage Aria Countdowns between 1988 and 2005.
(I'm unable to make the link clickable but please just copy and paste the link to access video as that works fine)
I like the work presented so far and it has jogged long forgotten memories as well. I am curious as to how far back it is feasible to go in terms of years 1978 and before and the such like?
Cheers for that Nath, I've sent you a responce via email, cheers for that.
Top 100 singles of 1983 (100 to 51) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-X2KbJmwCQ
Top 100 singles of 1982 (100 to 51) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6FamUQbmU0
Hey Nathan, loving these! I do like the 100-51 tracks as there are one or two songs I hadn't heard of. I was thinking, me being an 80s compilation junkie, can you do a sippet of songs for some 80s compilations? I was thinking do one for 'Summer'88' (30 years ago to date these songs would have been in the charts) and 'Pump It Up'88?
Yep, just do the two compilations for now and then keep us in suspense.
edit - oops, I'm going to have to fix and re-upload it after spotting a mistake I made.
1981 top 100 (100 to 51) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITznft1K4wE
Gavin who posts the chart posts here informed me that rage did indeed air the full top 50 of 1988 chart, rather than just a top 40 as I and a few others here have sourced. However, it was also missing several videos, as on the top 40 copy we have, such as 'Get Outta My Dreams...' and 'Whenever You Need Somebody'. He used to have it on VHS.
Top 100 of 1980 (100 to 51) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFKhbMycx9s
Does anyone here know if Rage ever showed a Top 50 Countdown in 1987?
I've never heard of one and don't recall seeing one and would be interested to know if they ever showed it.
A video for the Australian top 100 singles of 1978 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3hg0ewpxEg
I compiled a video for singles that peaked within the top 10 during the 80s, but missed the end of year top 100 charts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqQBgJSirr0 . Also included, towards the end, are singles peaking at #11 during the 80s that missed the end of year charts.
Nice and any update on doing some snippets of tracks from 80s compilations? starting with 'Summer '88?
That's OK, just a gentle reminder!