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Off The Chart: 15 February 1983

Off The Chart: 15 February 1983

Right, buckle up, we’re heading all the way back to 1983 on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for another two hours of forgotten, discarded and neglected hits from the UK chart 39 years ago today, as well as the usual round-up of what was going on, three of the week’s big new albums, a long awaited trip to Japan to struggle through their top ten, and back home for the top five in full.

  • Which successful band’s lead singer was floundering at the bottom of the chart with a solo single?
  • Why was a number one hit from 1958 back in the top thirty?
  • And who changed musical direction to annoy Garry Bushell?

Tune in and find out!


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Spotify playlists

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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!