Off The Chart: 24 March 1984No need to leave the house, at least for a couple of hours, as Off The Chart takes you back to this week in 1984 – simpler times, in which all we had to worry about was the threat of nuclear annihilation. We’ll be keeping you entertained with the usual brace of less familiar hits, three of the week’s new albums, a look at the day’s events, an entirely sanctioned jaunt to the New Zealand chart, and the top five singles in full.

  • Which group changed two thirds of their line-up and immediately stopped having top 40 hits?
  • Who spent three weeks at number 40 with a version of a song we played last week?
  • And what did the brains behind the Village People do next?

Tune in and find out!



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Now 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’re now putting the talky bits together into a podcast! In this week’s episode Steve and Julian discuss songs you’re not allowed to sing anymore, the famous pop star Ian Lightningseeds, and pirates panic buying non-existent cigarettes. It’ll all make sense if you listen.

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