42. A fine number, but a disturbingly large number of years. Yet that’s how far we’re going back in time on this week’s Off The Chart to examine the UK singles chart from this day in 1981. We’ll have the usual mish mash of forgotten, obscure and neglected hits, plus three new entries from the album chart, a round-up of the day’s goings-on, a hit from the Australian chart and the top five in all its glory.
- Which legendary band’s reunion went completely unnoticed by the public?
- Which established group rushed out a cover of a song from an upcoming act’s not-yet-released debut album?
- And who crashed into the top five with what turned out to be one of their least enduring singles?
Tune in and find out!
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