Off The Chart: 12 April 1981

Off The Chart: 12 April 1981

It’s an unusually violent edition of Off The Chart this week as we get dragged all the way back to this day 1981! We’ll be bombarded with obscure, forgotten and neglected hits from that week’s chart, pummelled with three of the week’s new albums, walloped with a look at the day’s events, smacked around the head with the Japanese chart, and left to endure the top five in full.

  • Who had a hit single based on a genuine near death experience?
  • Whose only hit was used as the theme to a British drama series and a French dog food ad?
  • And who was the first European act to win the Tokyo Music Festival?

Tune in and find out!

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Spotify playlists

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We also have a Spotify playlist for our #ICEOTWF feature, including all (well, most) of the international hits we’ve played since the feature began in March 2017. There are all sorts of oddities in here, all of which were hits somewhere in the world but not in the UK!

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