Off The Chart: 21 February 1980Celebrating Pancake Day, and Shrove Tuesday, and Mardi Gras – what are the chances of them all falling on the same day? – this week’s Off The Chart is absolutely stuffed full of obscure, forgotten and neglected hits from this week in 1980. But we can still just about make room for three of the week’s new albums, a look at the day’s events, a hit from the Japanese chart and the top five in full.

  • Who went from being a rock drummer to a top soul producer and songwriter, and then back again?
  • Who was the first act to top the US chart with three consecutive double albums?
  • And how did a Shakespearean actor, a sitcom writer and a feathered do-gooder score a top five hit?

Tune in and find out!

Listen to Off The Chart on Noisebox Radio at 9pm every Tuesday, with a bonus hour of additional hits from the same chart at 11pm in Off The Chart Too! And don’t forget to tweet along using the hashtag #OffTheChart. If you’re not around, you can hear the show again on Noisebox Radio at 3pm on Saturday, or catch up on Mixcloud after that.

Get the Extended Mix!

If you enjoy Off The Chart but find it’s just not long enough, why not join us on Patreon or Mixcloud Select? For a small monthly subscription you get access to the exclusive Extended Mix of the show every week with bonus 12″ mixes, additional chatter and the week’s top ten singles in full!
Our supporters also get access to exclusive shows including Further Off The Chart in which we play some of the records that come up in conversation on the regular shows. You can even download shows to listen offline!
Please consider backing us – we really appreciate it and your subscription allows us to keep producing a new episode every single week.

Liked it? Take a second to support Off The Chart on Patreon!
Become a patron at Patreon!