The Ultimate Countdown is a magical musical journey, transporting you through six decades of music. Join us as we travel backwards, yes backwards in time, starting in the 2010’s, rewinding and counting down the greatest hits to the 1960’s and rocking to some of the greatest music ever made!
The 2010’s was where reality TV, social media and YouTube came of age and its impact was a big as MTV was in the 80’s. It changed the way we listened and viewed music. Now it was no longer about how many CD’s you sold, but rather, how many subscribers you had. The show starts the countdown with Harry Stiles, Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5, to only name a few.
Can you believe the year 2000 is 20 years ago? We survived the Y2K scare and enjoyed the rise of the rock and pop divas. Hot artists from Christina Aguilera to Beyoncé became a force to be reckoned with. The 1990’s was not just known for the group band phenomenon such as Spice Girls and Boyz II Men, but also pop bands such as Roxette and solo megastars of the calibre of Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Sinead O’Connor.
Then rewind to the 1980’s and remember the movie themes of Dirty Dancing, Fame and Footloose, iconic stars such as Lionel Richie and Billy Joel and electric bands Depeche Mode and Tears for Fears. We also count down South African sounds with Savuka, Hotline and Mango Groove!
Funk, Soul, Soft Rock and Disco all carved out their place in the music world in the 1970’s. From Deep Purple to the disco era of Bee Gees, Donna Summer and Le Freak. Platform shoes, bell bottoms and mirror balls instantly took the world by storm, creating a never-ending party!
And finally we finish off in the 1960’s – the decade of flower power, carefree life and Woodstock. This is where the Ultimate Countdown will reach its climax! Beatle Mania, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix and many more will have you rocking and singing along to timeless classic hits.
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