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Off The Chart: 27 January 1983

Off The Chart: 27 January 1983

There are some strange goings-on on this week’s Off The Chart as Steve and Julian look at a very odd chart from this week in 1983. As always there’s a hatful of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three tracks from the week’s featured album, a look at the day’s events, a track from an international chart and the top five in full, plus a forfeit track for those of you who persist in not backing us on Patreon – you’ve only yourselves to blame. Which hard-hitting TV drama inspired a cheap novelty record? Which of this week’s minor hits was turned into a ’90s banging club anthem? And which act had fourteen singles in this week’s chart? Click PLAY to find out!

 


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1982 Christmas Top 40

Keith Harris

You might have thought that by 1982 old-fashioned analogue music would be dead and the entire chart would be computer generated. Of course that scenario was still a good 25 years away. In fact synthpop was struggling, with the likes … read more