The Dutch music show Countdown was a popular music show from 1978 to the early 1990s, broadcast by the (in that time public) broadcasting system Veronica. It ranked as the top music show in the whole of Europe. Due to the popularity this show, the career of one of its hosts throughout the entire period, Adam Curry, rose like a star. Other hosts included Simone Walraven, Jasper Faber, Erik de Zwart and Wessel van Diepen. A special English-language edition of Countdown was produced for pan-European music channel Music Box in 1987, with presenters Adam Curry and Erik de Zwart.