We Called It - 'Molly' Soundtrack Is The Best Thing Since 'Ripper '76'

25 November 2015 | 11:00 am | Staff Writer

"If just one title sums up the era … it would have to be [Skyhooks’] Party To End All Parties."

What can we say? We called it back in September, when we reported on the five things we learned from the Molly trailer. It's right there, third paragraph down, in black and white. 

"The soundtrack’s gotta be good".

And boy, were we right.

The soundtrack to the Channel 7 mini-series based on the iconic music industry figure, Ian "Molly" Meldrum, has just been released, aptly titled, Do Yourself A Favour. It's packed with three CDs — two of which are filled with songs that hail from the series, and one with 20 cheesy but amazing pop gems picked by Meldrum himself — it's almost like the man is slaving away with a cassette recorded to make you your own mixtape.

Don't miss a beat with our FREE daily newsletter

Meldrums says of the soundtrack, "If just one title sums up the era … 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.

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

So treat yourself to the classics you rarely hear on the airwaves anymore, boogie to the sounds of The Ferrets, Suzi Quatro, Chisel and Split Enz, and lend disc three's iconic tracklist of mega-hits (think Culture Club, Wham!, Men At Work and Pet Shop Boys) to someone looking for the perfect '80s party playlist. 

It's time to retire those Donna Summer, Bee Gees and Daryl Braithwaite tunes on your Ripper '76 CD and check out the full tracklist below.


  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
  13. THE MASTERS APPRENTICES - Turn Up Your Radio
  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
  4. KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND - Please Don’t Go
  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
  5. DURAN DURAN - Rio
  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