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[Countdown (Australia)- National Top 10, May 24, 1987]

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[The Countdown National Top 10 for May 24, 1987, announced by Countdown announcer John Peters. The Songs, in order: 10. The Pretenders- Hymn To Her 9. Lou Gramm- Midnight Blue 8. Club Nouveau- Lean On Me 7. Madonna- La Isla Bonita 6. Europe- The Final Countdown 5. Bon Jovi- Living On A Prayer 4. Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now 3. Hoodoo Gurus- What's My Scene 2. Paul Lekakis- Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room) 1. Dave Dobbyn- Slice Of Heaven Note: The segment and the episode ends with the guest hosts of the episode, the Australian band The Cockroaches leading into the number 1 song, Dave Dobbyn's 'Slice Of Heaven'. Announcer John Peters does a great job of inserting Gavin Wood-style puns into his top 10 announcement- take note of his announcements of Lou Gramm, Europe, Bon Jovi, and Starship. Vaxfacts: The Cockroaches had modest success in Australia in the late 1980s. Most of the band members would eventually go on to greater international fame, but under a different guise- that of the children's band The Wiggles. Just before they lead into the number 1 song, The Cockroaches begin singing The Beatles' 'All My Loving', in a slow tempo, while swaying left and right. This was a play on the then children's talent show 'Young Talent Time' (on rival network Channel 10), where, at the end of every episode, show host Johnny Young would gather all the children around while singing 'All My Loving' in the same manner. To see such a clip, view the video at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp0EvxdV_lQ]