Off The Chart: 3 December 1983

Off The Chart: 3 December 1983

Back to 1983 on this week’s Off The Chart! It’s not quite Christmas but Steve and Julian have unearthed some of the overlooked hits of the week including a very famous TV star, a forgotten single by one of the decade’s biggest duos and another of the early eighties’ top groups failing to make the top forty for the first time ever. Meanwhile one of our lucky Patreon backers gets to choose the featured album and contribute to the show! How did ITV plan to combat the success of the BBC Microcomputer? Who got a Kirsty MacColl song one place higher in the chart than the original? And whose biggest US hit included “a Ringo Starr drum part”? (Apart from the Beatles, obviously.) Click PLAY to find out!

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