Off The Chart: 17 January 1981Before Jools and his Ken Bruce impression get snapped up by Radio 2, join us on Off The Chart for a trip back to this day in 1981! We won’t be playing all the Greatest Hits though, we’ll have plenty of obscure, neglected and forgotten hits from the week’s chart, as well as three album tracks, a look at what was going on in the world and a hit from the Spanish chart before we’re forced to play the UK’s top five in full.

  • Whose debut album took fourteen months to enter the chart?
  • Which record took eight years to reach its peak position, after already being held up for a year?
  • And whose UK chart career consists of a number 42 hit and a number 41 hit?

Tune in and find out!

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