The Time Zone Top 40 is the 40 top-selling music tracks in Australia exactly forty two years ago, to the day.
In 1976, ABBA ruled the music charts for most of the year. ACDC reckoned it was a long way to the top because the best they could do in 1976 was to get to number 9.
Meanwhile, Australia dispatched 180 athletes off to the Montreal Olympics, returning with no gold, two silver and three bronze medals. Shame! Cried the media.
But, it got worse. A kiwi horse, Van Der Hum won the Cup, sir John Kerr was the GG, and Kerr’s cur – Malcolm, life wasn’t made to be easy, Frazer - was the Prime Minister. It was a tough year for Aussies, but the music was fantastic!
Even though ABBA dominated the charts all year, a few others made it to number one : Ted Mulry’s Jump in my car hung in for six weeks; Queen reigned for two weeks with Bohemian Rhapsody and Sherbert shouted Howzat from number one for a month!
Want to go back? Step aboard the TimeZone Top 40 with Robyne Wood, think back to 1976, and listen to this!
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