10: I’m Counting On You – Johnny O’Keefe

NeilTop 30 - Australian Songs

Entered Charts: 26 August 1961
Entry Point: 31
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 19
Watch On YouTube: Click here
 

He was the original Aussie pop-star / teenage idol, nickname the Wild One, as much for his lifestyle as his musical style. But one of the lesser acknowledged attributes that the great JO’K is remembered for is his beautiful singing voice. I’m Counting On You is a simple pop tune, delivered simply and beautifully. There really is no other description.

Take a look at the YouTube click I have linked to (above) and watch and listen to the way Johnny O’Keefe presents the song. It is very much deserving of a place in the Top 10 in this Top 30 Australian songs countdown.

By the way, for those of you reading this in Australia, you will familiar with the work of Johnny’s nephew, Andrew who presents on the Seven Network – there is more than a passing family resemblance in the way in that YouTube clip!