6 months down already in 2017 - (where has the year gone) - so over the next couple of weeks, we'll take the opportunity to look back at our favourite countdowns from 2017 so far...
Here are our top 10 countdowns from the first half of the year as they line up in the first 2 weeks of July...
MONDAY 03rd - ORIGINALS VERSUS COVERS 2
It's our second originals versus covers battle! Earlier in the year, we gathered up another 20 covers - put them up against the original - and played the version that charted highest in Australia. Plus, outside the countdown - more of those songs you might not know were covers. Watch out for the 3 Originals Versus Covers Battle a little later in the year.
TUESDAY 04th - FREEDOM
It was only a few months ago that we set free 20 hits with "Free" or "Freedom" in the title. There are some great songs in this countdown... hits from the Soup Dragons, Albert Hammond, The Bodeans, John Farnham and George Michael x 2... So free yourself up for a couple of hours and don't miss our Freedom 20 20 Retro Countdown!
WEDNESDAY 05th - PLAYING THE BILLS
I love this countdown... A short time ago we trading in paying the bills.... for PLAYING the Bills!! Our collection of the biggest Bills and Billys in music... and isn't there a stack - Joel, Idol, Squire, Wyman, Ocean... and a few Bill band members you might not know of. So at a time of year when there is plenty of attention on bills.... we're featuring the better kind.
THURSDAY 06th - FAMILY MEMBERS
You might remember, during the first 6 months of 2017 - we set aside an entire week to play family themed countdowns... we had brothers, songs by family members and others... in our mid year review - we're bringing back our countdown featuring songs that mention a family member - from Daddy Cool to Uncle Albert, Mamma Mia, Brothers in Arms and Sister Madly...
FRIDAY 07 - IN THE MOVIE - SUNG THE SONG
In this countdown - we're paying tribute to those artists who had a dual role in some big box office hits - they starred in the movie and were responsible for the biggest hit from the soundtrack - in some cases like Phil Collins in "Buster" and Whitney Houston in "The Bodyguard" - they provided the majority of the soundtrack. In The Movie - Sung The Song - another of our favourite countdowns from 2017 so far!
MONDAY 10th - SIGNATURE HITS
This was controversial when we ran it just a few weeks ago... We chose 20 bands and artists and matched them up with songs that we regarded as their "Signature Hits" - the songs that immidiately come to mind when those hitmakers are mentioned. There were plenty of comments on our website - so you didn't agree with all of the songs that we chose.
TUESDAY 11th - SINGERS TURNED JUDGES
When Boy George joined the Australian judging panel of "The Voice" - we put together a colletion of the biggest singers who went from having their own hits to guiding the next generation of performers... those people behind the X or the big red chair - or at the panel of IDOL or Australia's Got Talent.
WEDNESDAY 12th - MOVIE COVERS
We love mixing movies and music on the 20 20 Retro Countdown... and the second of our favourite movie soundtrack themed countdowns - brings out those songs that were covered particularly for a movie. Many of them were to set the era like "The Shoop Shoop Song" By Cher... others paid tribute to an artist - "La Bamba" Los Lobos... and then there were just great songs that were given a new lease on life and added to the movie. They're all on the way in another of our favourite countdowns of 2017!
THURSDAY 13th - HEY JOE
We searched far and wide for the biggest Joe's in music... and this is out top 20. Scarbury, Tex, Perry, Jackson, Dolce, Stummer, Camilleri, Walsh and Cocker are among our Joe feature. The outside the countdown - some of those songs that mention a Joe in the title... including that Jimi Hendrix classic. So make yourself a sloppy joe, make a cup of joe and enjoy the Joe's on the 20 20 Retro Countdown!
FRIDAY 14th - WORKING HARD
It's been a busy half to the year - so it makes sense that we should wrap up our 20 20 mid year review with our countdown about working. 20 song with work in the title or about a putting in a full day.
Hope you enjoy our countdown of 10 of our favourite 20 20's from the first half of 2017... and get ready for some great new countdowns in the second half of the year.