Off The Chart: 28 April 1980

Off The Chart: 28 April 1980

We’re going all the way back to this day in 1980 on this week’s Off The Chart! Come with us for two hours of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three tracks from one of the week’s top albums, a look at the day’s events, a hit from the Canadian singles chart and the UK top five in full. But look out for the forfeit track especially for those of you who still aren’t backing us on Patreon – just $1 a month gets rid of the dross and gives you bonus 12″ mixes and a weekly foreign chart rundown instead. Which synthpop legends were spending their first ever week on the UK singles chart? Whose only two top forty hits were cover versions of the same song? And which music legend links the Velvet Underground with Dad’s Army? Click PLAY to find out!


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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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