Off The Chart: 7 July 1980

Off The Chart: 7 July 1980

It’s a long way to the top of this week’s Off The Chart – about two hours, in fact, but Steve and Julian are here to keep you company as they take you through the UK singles chart from this day back in 1980. There’s the usual selection of hits you don’t hear so often, three tracks from one of the week’s biggest albums, a hit from the Belgian chart, a look at the day’s events and the top five in full. On top of that there’s a disappointing forfeit track for those of you who still won’t back us on Patreon and bonus extended mixes and foreign chart rundown for those who do. Which rock legends had four old singles in the chart this week? Which other rock legends played their last ever gig on this day? And which slightly less legendary band had a triple A-side in the top ten? Click PLAY to find out!


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