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Off The Chart: 9 December 1980

Off The Chart: 9 December 1980

We’re going all the way back to 1980 on Off The Chart to take in one of the most depressing days in musical history. That’s just the way the dates fall. But never mind, it makes the featured album very easy to guess and there’s also a bundle of forgotten hits, a track from an international chart and the top five in full. Which rock legend was enjoying his first UK hit single this week, and which pop legends were spending their last ever week at number 1? And who claimed not to have heard of one of the most important records in rock ‘n’ roll history when he wrote another song with the same title? Click PLAY to find out!


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Off The Chart: 24 December 1980

Off The Chart: 24 December 1980

All the way back to 1980 this week on Off The Chart for one of the least festive charts imaginable. As Britain faces up to rising unemployment, Christmas without John Lennon and a lorryload of inedible poultry, join Steve and … read more

1980 Christmas Top 40

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Christmas 1980 was something of a subdued affair. Chartwise there was a fairly standard mix of Christmas songs, novelty records and songs that had been hanging around for a while and just happened to be caught up in the festive … read more