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Off The Chart: 12 August 1982

We’re going back 35 years on Off The Chart as Steve and Julian dismantle the chart of 12 August 1982! There are some forgotten hits, a look at the day’s events, three tracks from a featured album, a song from the Australian chart and the UK top five singles in full. Which American soul group had a top ten hit written by a madman in a kilt wielding a claymore? Which song from this week’s chart has been recorded over 25,000 times? And which of this week’s hitmakers went on to compose songs for Monty Python? Tune in to the Youth Radio Network at 10am on Saturday to find out, or listen here on Mixcloud!

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“In this great future you can’t forget your past” – Top of the Pops, 9 July 1981

The Specials

Time for a celebration, as Michael Hurll has got his abacus out and decided that we’ve reached the 900th edition of Top of the Pops. Blow up the balloons! Break out the streamers! Bring on the dancing girls! And then … read more

Off The Chart: 2 July 1981

Off The Chart: 2 July 1981

Revisiting the chart of 2 July 1981. Steve and Julian play the records you don’t normally hear on a chart show, as well as three tracks from a featured album of the week and the entire top five singles, whether … read more