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I have long hoped for the day I could programme RAGE. Okay, so that's most likely not going to happen. But what songs would you like to see played on RAGE? I would certainly not choose something that has been played and replayed over and over for the last 30 years. If my choices have been played before, I've missed out getting them, so here goes ...
This Time - Dragon
Old Siam Sir - Wings
Goodnight Tonight- Wings
Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel
Come On Aussie, Come On - Mojo Singers
You Weren't In Love With Me - Billy Field (not the Countdown version)
State Of The Heart - Mondo Rock
All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper (I think there's only a live version)
And that's only the tip of the iceberg for me. :smile:
'This Time', 'Bright Eyes' and 'Goodnight Tonight' have actually aired in recent years.
I won a competition to program an hour of rage in 2010, and chose a selection of clips that I knew they had (some had aired about 7 years earlier, but before I had a digital TV recording set-up), or were likely to have, as part of the criteria for winning was how much they liked your playlist. The playlist that went to air was:
TRANSVISION VAMP Revolution Baby (MCA)
MEL & KIM That's The Way It Is (Supreme)
BANANARAMA Love In The First Degree (CBS)
THE BANGLES Hazy Shade Of Winter (Liberation)
NIK KERSHAW I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (MCA)
DEEE-LITE Runaway (Elektra)
EIGHTH WONDER I'm Not Scared (CBS)
DEBORAH HARRY Strike Me Pink (EMI)
OINGO BOINGO Stay (MCA)
MONACO Sweet Lips (Polydor)
YAZZ Never Can Say Goodbye (Warner)
COLDCUT featuring YAZZ & THE PLASTIC POPULATION Doctorin' The House (Sony)
NINA HAGEN Smack Jack (Sony)
THE THE Slow Train To Dawn (CBS)
YOUSSOU N' DOUR Undecided (Sony)
Since then, the Mel & Kim, Bananarama, Bangles, Nik Kershaw, Deee-Lite, Oingo Boingo, Nina Hagen and The The clips I selected have aired on other playlists. The Eighth Wonder video aired the following night as part of the 4th Wild Card special.
I wanted the original 1983 video for the Nik Kershaw track, but they didn't have it. It has since aired on a repeated Countdown episode, though.
I also had Nik Kershaw's 'The Riddle' on my original playlist, but was told at the time that they didn't have it. They have since found/acquired it, though, as it aired in December 2013 as part of Kim Wilde's guest programming.
They phoned me during the week before it went to air to pick 2 more videos (the solo Yazz one and the Deee-Lite video were my choices), due to a couple of videos I asked for not being available. My original playlist also had Sabrina's 'Sexy Girl', which aired in 2013 and 2015, and Tori Amos's 'Winter' (hasn't aired), Voice of the Beehive's 'Monsters & Angels' (hasn't aired), and Space's 'Begin Again' (aired the following night as part of the 4th Wild Card special).
If I were to choose another playlist now, I'd be inclined to pick a few more obscure videos, because they have aired several in the ensuing years that I never would have guessed they'd have. I would of course select videos that had not aired on rage in many years/in the digital era.
I remember that, I think they had a competition where you had to work out as many clues as possible as to what link adjoining clips in a playlist had. They should try that again.
Apart from a few selections during Retro month I remember a couple of clips getting played after I had mentioned them on the old messageboard, maybe I had an influence.
The only clip I remember definitely being responsible for was when they had a request segment about 10 years ago as my name appeared on the screen. I was rapt and surprised that they played the Matt Moffitt clip after requests in previous weeks had been boring, oft repeated clips such as Windowlicker.
Many times I have requested that rage play any of the solo clips from Cal (Mark Callaghan). I know of at least two - “I’ll Be With You” and “Do It Rite” but “Golden Years” was the second single from his album so I would have thought a clip for that as well?
Anyway, I learned only a few days ago that the ABC has lost these clips. Gone forever it seems.
Aaaargh!! I am distraught!
Rage aired a bunch of clips I'd suggested (over a period of time, rather than in one go) for the 2016 Saturday night Vault special, though I had requested them all years earlier, suggesting they do indeed keep lists of suggestions. Few are made these days, though, as the facebook posts don't really call for suggestions anymore.
Some interesting requests here. So many videos out there. I wish Rage would reopen their requests on Facebook, and allow us to ask for videos rarely seen. If anyone could upload the Rage version of Bright Eyes anywhere, that would be great. The only one I can find is plastered with annoying graphics and a shaky picture. Otherwise, hopefully they will play it again sometime in the next 50 years! :)
A Madonna special and during January!
I have 'Bright Eyes' from rage on disc. Don't know how to upload to Youtube and couldn't be bothered learning. I'm sure it will get plwyed again soon.
Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera
Don't think it's ever been on Rage, has it?
Again, not sure if these have been on Rage before. Even if they have, I'd love them to be on again.
Sailing – Rod Stewart
Convoy – CW McCall
Devil Woman – Cliff Richard
Six Ribbons – Jon English
Carrie – Cliff Richard
Geno - Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Carrie – Cliff Richard
Jackie Wilson Said - Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Juno And Me – Dugites
Thanks Nathan. Hopefully, the programmers of Rage tune in to Countdown Memories, and get some ideas about what to play in future. Great compilations!
Carrie - Cliff Richard
My request has been answered on the Vault tonight. Rage programmers, thank you for reading this (I think you do) and taking notice.
You've Lost That Loving Feeling - Long John Baldry