Molly Soundtrack

At a time when Australia was finding its voice, Ian “Molly” Meldrum helped us find the music.

And that music is now on one classic album – the soundtrack to the eagerly awaited mini-series MOLLY.

The soundtrack, aptly titled Do Yourself A Favour, features three CDs and a whopping 60 tracks. The songs tell the story of Molly’s remarkable life. The first two discs include the songs featured in the mini-series. The third CD is a bonus disc, tracks handpicked by Molly, including some of his favourite pop songs.

“Watching the mini-series and listening to this album, my life literally flashes before my eyes,” Molly says. “Re-Living In The ’70s.”

The two-part mini-series, produced by Mushroom Pictures, is coming soon to the Seven Network, starring Samuel Johnson as Molly. The Man In The Hat personally selected Sam for the role. “And what can I say?” Molly smiles, “Sam does a better job of playing Molly than I do. In fact, it’s almost scary.”

The album features the key characters in Molly’s story, including Skyhooks, Sherbet and John Paul Young, as well as many of the international stars that have Molly to thank for their first chart-toppers, including Blondie, Duran Duran and Billy Idol.

The soundtrack features some of Molly’s memorable record productions, including Russell Morris’ “The Real Thing”, The Ferrets’ “Don’t Fall In Love” and Supernaut’s “I Like It Both Ways”, as well as contributions from close personal friends Elton John (“Kiss The Bride” and “Your Song”), Lynne Randell (“Ciao Baby”) and Kylie (“Locomotion”). And it’s filled with songs that recall classic Countdown moments, such as Cold Chisel’s set-busting “My Turn To Cry”.

Molly jokes that many of the song titles tell the story of his life, including “Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy)”, “Cheap Wine”, “I See Red” (“and I mean Red Symons”), “You Just Like Me ’Cos I’m Good In Bed” and “I Like It Both Ways”.

“But if just one title sums up the era,” Molly adds, “it would have to be [Skyhooks’] ‘Party To End All Parties’ – we had so much fun, and it was a great time for Australian music.”

MOLLY executive producer Michael Gudinski says: “I’m proud that Mushroom Pictures has now turned Molly’s life into a mini-series. Of course, it hasn’t been a stretch turning his life into a drama.”

“All jokes aside, Molly is worthy of all the accolades and attention. No one has done more for Australian music.”

The mini-series chronicles the rise of Molly: the celebrities, the parties, the international trips, behind-the-scenes politics and, of course, the unforgettable music.

“It’s a surreal experience watching your life on screen,” Molly admits. “For me, it only really makes sense when I listen to the music, the songs that are on this soundtrack.”

All it takes is one song to bring back a million memories.

As a wise man once said:

Do yourself a favour.


  1. STEVIE WRIGHT Evie (Part 1)
  2. RUSSELL MORRIS The Real Thing
  3. HUSH C’Mon We’re Taking Over
  4. MATT TAYLOR I Remember When I Was Young
  5. BILLY THORPE & THE AZTECS Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy)
  6. SUZI QUATRO Devil Gate Drive
  7. SKYHOOKS Living In The 70’s
  8. SKYHOOKS You Just Like Me Cos’ I’m Good In Bed
  9. JOHN PAUL YOUNG Yesterday’s Hero
  10. SHERBET Summer Love
  11. BILLY THORPE It’s Almost Summer
  12. SHERBET Only One You
  14. SWEET The Ballroom Blitz
  15. RICHARD CLAPTON Girls On The Avenue
  16. THE FERRETS Don’t Fall In Love
  17. SKYHOOKS Ego Is Not A Dirty Word
  18. SUPERNAUT I Like It Both Ways
  19. SHERBET Howzat
  20. SHERBET Matter Of Time


  1. COLD CHISEL Cheap Wine
  2. SKYHOOKS Party To End All Parties
  3. KISS I Was Made For Lovin’ You
  5. COLD CHISEL My Turn To Cry
  6. BLONDIE One Way Or Another
  7. SPLIT ENZ I See Red
  9. LYNNE RANDELL Ciao Baby
  10. MENTAL AS ANYTHING The Nips Are Getting Bigger
  11. ADAM AND THE ANTS Antmusic
  12. DURAN DURAN Planet Earth
  13. THE SWINGERS Counting The Beat
  14. AUSTRALIAN CRAWL Beautiful People
  15. BILLY IDOL Hot In The City
  16. ELTON JOHN Kiss The Bride  
  17. MODELS Out Of Mind Out Of Sight
  18. DIVINYLS Pleasure & Pain
  19. A-HA Take On Me
  20. MENTAL AS ANYTHING Too Many Times


  1. THE BANGLES Walk Like An Egyptian
  2. VILLAGE PEOPLE Can’t Stop The Music
  3. KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND That’s The Way I Like It
  4. CULTURE CLUB Karma Chameleon
  6. THE EASYBEATS Friday On My Mind
  7. EURYTHMICS Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
  8. THE BOOMTOWN RATS I Don’t Like Mondays
  9. CYNDI LAUPER Girls Just Want To Have Fun
  10. PET SHOP BOYS Go West
  11. WHAM! Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  12. KYLIE MINOGUE Locomotion
  13. THE B-52’S Rock Lobster
  14. HUSH Bony Maronie
  15. MURRAY HEAD One Night in Bangkok
  16. THE PRETENDERS Brass In Pocket
  17. MEN AT WORK Down Under
  18. DRAGON April Sun In Cuba
  19. TINA ARENA Sorrento Moon (I Remember)
  20. ELTON JOHN Your Song

MOLLY album out 27 November 2015 through Liberation Music