Countdown was a weekly Australian music television show with local and international acts, produced at the ABC studios in the Melbourne suburb of Ripponlea and broadcasted from November 1974 until July 1987. It was the most popular music program in Australian tv history with Molly Meldrum as the 'face' of Countdown, who presented the show almost all the time. Tina Turner was four times guest as a host and musical performer.

At her very first appearance on November 23, 1980, she promoted her Australian only single Are You Breaking My Heart together with her female and male dancers.

The next time was on July 18, 1982 with a very rare promotion for the single Ball Of Confusion. It was also the first time Tina was host of the show, together with Molly Meldrum.

On December 16, 1984, she hosted the show, performed two songs from her recent album Private Dancer and gave an interview.

The last appearance was one year later on December 22, 1985, where she hosted the show again and promoted with One Of The Living the second single from the Mad Max soundtrack album.

The Dutch version of Countdown, which was aired from 1978 until 1994 was as well very popular in Europe. Tina’s first appearance was on September 14, 1986 to promote her new album Break Every Rule with two songs and an interview. The second and last time was three years later on September 04, 1989 with four songs from her album Foreign Affair.

November 23, 1980 (AUS)

Are You Breaking My Heart

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July 18, 1982 (AUS)

Nutbush City Limits
Ball Of Confusion

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December 16, 1984 (AUS)

Show Some Respect
I Can't Stand The Rain

with Molly Meldrum

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December 22, 1985 (AUS)

One Of The Living

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September 14, 1986 (NL)


with Adam Curry

Typical Male
Two People

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September 04, 1989 (NL)

The Best
I Don't Wanna Lose You
Foreign Affair
Steamy Windows


Tina Turner - Command Performance (1989)

Command Performance

1980 - 1989

Tina Turner - Countdown (1980 - 1989)


1989 - 1996

Tina Turner - Des O'Connor Tonight Show (1989 - 1996)

Des O'Connor