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, Liberation Music 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…”.

Disc One

  1. Dancing Queen – Abba
  2. Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners  
  3. Keep On Loving You – Reo Speedwagon
  4. Cool World – Mondo Rock
  5. Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle
  6. Echo Beach – Martha & The Muffins
  7. History Never Repeats – Split Enz
  8. Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  9. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  10. Computer Games – Mi-Sex
  11. Take On Me – aha
  12. I Ran (So Far Away) – A Flock Of Seagulls
  13. Yesterday’s Hero – John Paul Young
  14. Change In Mood – Kids In The Kitchen
  15. A Touch Of Paradise – John Farnham
  16. Rain – Dragon
  17. Toy Soldiers – Martika
  18. A Beat For You – Pseudo Echo
  19. Living In The 70’s – Skyhooks
  20. Fall Of Rome – James Reyne  

Disc Two

  1. Boys Light Up – Australian Crawl
  2. It Must Be Love – Madness
  3. You Make Me Feel like Dancing – Leo Sayer
  4. Manic Monday – Bangles
  5. Don’t Pay The Ferryman – Chris Deburgh
  6. Unchain My Heart – Joe Cocker
  7. Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight – Models
  8. The Loco-motion – Kylie Minogue
  9. Dancing In The Storm – Boom Crash Opera
  10. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place – The Angels
  11. One Word – Baby Animals
  12. Howzat – Sherbet
  13. True – Spandau Ballet
  14. Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
  15. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – Dead or Alive
  16. According To My Heart – The Reels
  17. Ship Of Fools – World Party
  18. I Like It Both Ways – Supernaut
  19. 50 Years – Uncanny X-Men
  20. What About Me – Moving Pictures