Countdown season begins

Holiday countdowns have begun. Vega’s Christmas to New Years countdown finished last weekend with AC/DCs It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll at the top spot. Triple J now begin the Hottest 100, with listeners voting during the month of January to compile the station’s 100 list, which will be played around Australia Day.

The vega stations counted down the biggest 500 songs with the vega variety 500 countdown. Listeners could also win $500 and a stack of vega variety CDs.

In a UK poll, Queen have won the title of Greatest British Band of All Time. The Beatles came in second place in a radio poll where more than 20,000 listeners were asked to choose between a list of five bands.

Brisbane’s 4KQ has also been running a countdown from the 70s called “Top 1000 Brisbane Hits of the Seventies.” Wayne Mac gives more info about it in his Forum posting commenting on this article (click here to read it), praising the station for “the informative presentation by the KQ crew, constant cross-referencing to other songs in the countdown…The playing of both sides of double A-sided hits was a bonus too.”

Triple J’s Hottest 100 voting site is below.