Off The Chart: 26 April 1983

Off The Chart: 26 April 1983

We’re grabbing you by the scruff of the neck and dragging you back to this day in 1983 on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for two hours of obscure, forgotten and neglected hits from that day’s UK singles chart, as well as tracks from three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of what was going on in the UK and elsewhere, a quick look at the Spanish singles chart and the top five singles in full.

  • Which band had to drop a word from their name to get into the top 75?
  • Who fooled everyone into thinking their latest hit was about a famous person?
  • And which ’60s band attempted to scupper a European one hit wonder?

Tune in and find out!



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Spotify playlists

If you’ve missed a previous edition they’re all on our Mixcloud page, or for a taster of the music we play, listen to our Spotify playlist Way Off The Chart including one track from each show!

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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