B105 to ‘throw out playlist’ as Brisbane battles through latest lockdown
As Queensland’s capital grapples with its latest COVID-19 outbreak, forcing a snap lockdown and the cancellation of events and mass gatherings, the Hit Network’s B105 still wants the city to belt out showtunes.
The station said it will throw out its playlist tomorrow, and instead count down the 50 best showtunes, as voted by Brisbane listeners.
“We know that all shows in Brisbane have had to close, including Come From Away, which had its opening night on Sunday, so we are determined to celebrate the magic of musicals and theatre on air by finding Brisbane’s favourite showtunes,” B105’s content director, Jack Ball, said.
“The trouble is, what is the best showtune of all time? It’s a question as old as time,” Ball added.
B105 said it expected tunes from Chicago, Moulin Rouge, Hairspray, Book of Mormon, Rent, Les Miserables, Wicked, Dreamgirls, Jersey Boys, Cats, Mamma Mia and The Lion King to be on the list – as well as Hamilton, which recently opened in Sydney, making it the only country in the world where the production is currently being staged.
The countdown will take place on Thursday from 9am, which is, at this stage, Brisbane’s final day of lockdown.