Off The Chart: 7 December 1983We’re sliding down the slippery slope towards Christmas on this week’s Off The Chart as we crowbar open the seventh door on our 1983 advent calendar! Join us for two hours of vaguely remembered hits from this week’s chart, as well as three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of the day’s events, a look at the ever-popular Japanese chart and the UK’s top five in all its glory.

  • Whose fourth hit was intended to be another band’s farewell single a year earlier?
  • Which group took thirty-eight years to follow up their last hit single?
  • And who were Margaret Thatcher’s favourite socialists?

Tune in and find out!



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