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Off The Chart: 28 January 1981

Off The Chart: 28 January 1981

All the way back to January 1981 on this week’s Off The Chart as Steve and Julian play some of the week’s less remembered hits, three tracks from a featured album of the week and the top five singles in full. Who was arrested for stopping people in the street and feeding them bat meat? Which female singer bumped another off Top of the Pops by turning up just in time? And which late music legend was just about to replace himself? Click PLAY to find out!

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“There’s a new wave coming, I warn ya” – Top of the Pops, 26 February 1981

Kim Wilde

Never let it be said that this site doesn’t get results. After carping on for weeks about how this new look Top of the Pops needs an opening sequence instead of just crashing straight into the grinning host over the … read more

“The sounds are too loud and there’s too much smoke” – Top of the Pops, 5 February 1981

Dire Straits

February already, so let’s pause and take stock of how 1981 is going so far. The charts are currently dominated by John Lennon (who remains dead) and Adam Ant (who is still very much alive), but the New Romantics are … read more