We’re going back to this day in 1983 on Off The Chart for two hours of the day’s hits, some of them vaguely festive, some of them not. There’s also the usual look at the day’s goings-on, three of the week’s new albums (such as they are), a quick sneaky look at the Dutch chart, and back home for the top five in full.
- Which former Christmas number 1 act ended their career with a week at number 100?
- Whose latest single made the top 20 even though they asked their fans not to buy it?
- And who had two American hits with covers of songs by a British band, but were outsold here by that band’s new song?
Tune in and find out!
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There’s a podcast too!
For those of you who enjoy the nonsense we talk but don’t have time to listen to the music, we’ve put the talky bits together with some exclusive extras to make a podcast! This week we start off talking about the chart and somehow manage to end up taking about racist comedians, the naked balloon dance and Mike Batt’s AC/DC tribute band. It’ll all make sense if you listen.