Following on from the unbelievable success of Do Yourself A Favour, the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed and Logie winning mini series Molly, and Molly – Counting Down The Hits, Bloodlines is pleased to present Molly’s Jukebox Classics. Released on 29 September, the double album features 40 favourites handpicked by the great man himself.
The Seven Network’s MOLLY was one of last year’s top-rating mini-series, while the soundtrack went to #1 on the ARIA album chart, spent four months in the Top 10 and has sold more than 140,000 copies. Molly – Counting Down The Hits was another household favourite.
Now it’s time to add another toe tapping bunch of hits to your collection with Molly’s Jukebox Classics – it’s full of party anthems that will guarantee to get everyone on the dance floor.
In Ian “Molly” Meldrum’s words:
“As you – and all my neighbours – know, I love a party.
I’ve had some big parties over the years; for the Aussie cricketers, the St Kilda footy team, Melbourne Storm and plenty of music friends. And you never know who’s going to rock up.
In February 1986, I was having a party at my house. Mark Knopfler, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks and my old mate Brian Mannix were all there. Then in walked Bob Dylan with Lauren Bacall on his arm.
Now, that’s a party.
As well as great people, the key to a successful party is, of course, great music. You want songs that people can dance to. You want hits. And you want some surprises.
I have a jukebox at home and this compilation features some of my favourite tracks, the songs I crank up to keep the party pumping. It’s a Molly mix-tape, if you like.
So many memories come rushing back when I play these songs; from the very first Countdown when Skyhooks performed ‘Living In The 70’s’, to the final Countdown when James Reyne premiered his debut solo single, ‘Fall of Rome’, and not forgetting the second-last episode which was co-hosted by a young Kylie Minogue. I recall so many good times; including working in the studio with Supernaut, a few dramas covering Joe Cocker’s first Australian tour (when he was kicked out of the country), and little Leo Sayer having a bit of biffo with Bon Scott behind the scenes on Countdown’s infamous 100th episode.
I could go on and on. But you’ll have your own memories when you hear these songs. So put another dime in the jukebox, baby…”.