Off The Chart: 16 June 1983

Off The Chart: 16 June 1983

We’re going back to this very day in 1983 on this week’s Off The Chart as Steve and Julian rifle through the week’s UK singles chart, playing some of the hits you don’t hear so often. There’s also three tracks from one of the week’s biggest albums, a look at the day’s news, TV and radio listings and the week’s gigs, an international hit that didn’t make the chart here and the top five singles in full. And that’s not all! If you’re not backing us on Patreon you get the week’s least appetising hit as a forfeit track – backers get an exclusive extended version of the show with bonus 12″ mixes, no forfeit track and a look at this week’s US top twenty. Which of this week’s hits was a preview of a number 1 from early in the 21st century? Who had his biggest hit for almost two years under a false name? And whose second top five hit of the year was originally recorded by an idiot? Click PLAY to find out!

 


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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!