The Time Zone Top 40

The Time Zone Top 40 is the 40 top-selling music tracks in Australia exactly forty two years ago, to the day.

They said it couldn’t be done. Nasa laughed at us. Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking didn’t. They believe in time travel. But we persevered and on August the 9th, 2003, we time-travelled for the very first time back to August the 9th, 1963.
That was about 15 years ago. And with the help of the Kent music report, and your imagination, we’ve gone back every single week since then. You can check out the Kent music report at
In 1978, Australia was changing rapidly. On the 13th of February, terrorism arrived in Australia with the Sydney Hilton bombing. In 1978 the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade was held and commercial whaling in Australia finished.
The rich kept getting richer, but at a faster rate. Space Invaders started the craze for Computer Video Games.
There was also lots of excellent music created in 1978. Remember Love is in the Air? And Baker Street? And Grease? And you’re the one that I want?
So it’s that time again - time to travel back exactly forty years to this day in 1978 for Robyne Wood’s presentation of the top forty music tracks across Australia.
Stay tuned and Robyne will take you back to this day in 1978, to this week’s top 40.

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