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Off The Chart: 21 January 1980

Off The Chart: 21 January 1980

It’s almost a 1970s special on your favourite ’80s chart show this week, as we go back a whole forty years to this day in January 1980! As usual there’s two hours of hits you might just about vaguely remember, tracks from three of the week’s new hit albums, a look at what was going on in the world, a quick trip to the South African chart and the top five singles in full.

  • Which psychedelic rockers had to upgrade their transport to score their first UK hit single?
  • Which superstar just missed the UK top 40 with his first hit and had to wait three years for his second?
  • And which of this week’s hits was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress?

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!

Further Off The Chart 17

Further Off The Chart 17

As another dexy comes to a close it’s time for another Further Off The Chart, our regular round up of tracks we spoke about but couldn’t play in the past ten regular editions of Off The Chart. As a Mixcloud … read more

Off The Chart: 24 November 1980

Off The Chart: 24 November 1980

Strap yourselves in, we’re going all the way back to 1980 on this week’s Off The Chart for another two hours of hits, headlines and happenstance. As always we’ve got a brace of hits you don’t often hear on a … read more

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 … read more

New Releases and Record Store Day: 22 April 2017

Pet Shop Boys - Undertow

It’s Record Store Day again! Here are some of the ’80s-related releases you may wish to go vainly searching for (or wait for them to appear on eBay at hugely inflated prices): ALTERED IMAGES – Happy Birthday (2LP) ART OF … read more

Off The Chart: 4 March 1980

Off The Chart: 4 March 1980

We’re going back further than ever before this week on Off The Chart as we haul ourselves all the way back to 1980 and find ourselves in the middle of a Mod revival. In an unpredictable show Steve and Julian … read more

Virtual C90 – August 2016

Virtual C90 - August 2016

New music this month from New Order and Heart, tracks from some of this month’s hottest reissues and deluxe editions, plus the usual mix of hits, misses, remixes and forgotten gems. Don’t forget the Virtual C90 is now on Mixcloud … read more