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Retro Chart Trivia - a fortnightly podcast of 80s chart trivia from the factual to the ridiculous. Step back in time... Follow us @charttrivia here and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!
 
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Which rock star says Kylie’s songs are meaningless crap? Which soul singer washes her hair with tuna shampoo? Win a spiffing Morrissey t-shirt depicting Oscar Wilde with a flower in his mitts in the Smash Hits ‘Oh What An Interesting Competition’! It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 13th May 1989! Starring Donna Summer, Paula Abdul, St ...…
 
Which pop star used to be a male stripper, taking off his garments for housewives for £50 a time? Whose frontman is going to vote for the SDP in the general election and thinks Dr David Owen is the best politician in Britain? Who scurried backstage with Cameo’s Larry Blackmon, emerging hours later proclaiming: ‘Larry’s so big! He’s huge!’ It’s ...…
 
Which pop star was once run over by an ice cream van? Which tennis star has been approached by Elton John’s Rocket record label to record a single this summer? Has the ‘is she really going out with him’ saga of Clare Grogan and Gary Kemp finally been nipped in the bud? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 15th April 1982! Starring Chas ...…
 
Who is more than a little miffed about his pet red-kneed tarantula, Doris, who’s gone off her daily diet of locusts and appears terribly ill? Which band are Phil Oakey Human League’s favourite group? Win a Ferguson Videostar 3V22 video cassette recorder in the Smash Hits/Visage video competition! It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 1st ...…
 
Which pop star was once expelled from school for punching his chemistry teacher? Whose baby was conceived at 60mph in the back of a coach? What did Miranda Belle Star give Patsy Kensit for her 18th birthday? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 18th March 1986! Starring Samantha Fox, Su Pollard, Kate Bush, Whitney Houston, Bangles, Dian ...…
 
Which pop group join Penelope Keith and Mike Read in the furniture department on tomorrow’s Saturday Superstore? Who was chucked out of college for having pink hair and spraying everything day-glo, so he got a job drawing squirrels for the Glasgow Parks Department? Which rock star says Tony Hadley’s vocals are ‘droning idiotic rubbish’? It’s al ...…
 
Which rock star thinks he looks like Margaret Thatcher with a dog turd under her nose? Whose sister used to drag her around by the hair and try to suffocate her? Which pop star was discovered by a talent scout, who heard her singing in the hamburger bar where she worked as a waitress? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 18th February 1 ...…
 
Which clean cut pop star has never done pills but admits to trying magic mushrooms? Who was attacked by a gang of drunks while recording their latest pop video in a Shepherd’s Bush pub? Which rock star used to have an English teacher called Snorkel? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 4th February 1985! Starring Kirsty MacColl, Strawbe ...…
 
Which Top 3 single was written on the back of a cigarette packet while delivering Fyffes bananas? Who used to be married to Lulu and was frequently thrown off aeroplanes for being squiffy? Which ABBA single is their only recording to feature more than just the four band members’ vocals? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 21st January ...…
 
What did Madonna buy Sean to cheer him up in the weeks before his trial for fighting with photographers? Which Canadian lovelette is so desperate for a husband she’s signed up with a dating agency? Who has worn the same underpants for seven years? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 7th January 1988! Starring Belinda Carlisle, Pet Shop ...…
 
Who thinks Duran Duran’s Wild Boys is pathetic and wonders how it ever got released? Who was arrested at Dublin airport on his way home from a concert with £7.5k takings from the previous night’s show confiscated, leaving him with just £421? Who does Johnny Rotten say are the Sonny & Cher of the 80s? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on ...…
 
Who survived on a diet of nothing but Twinkies, hot dogs and chocolate morning, noon and night and all her hair fell out? Who categorically denies blowing up a tin of frankfurters on her Primus stove while caravanning in France this summer? Win 1 of 5 exclusive sets of life-size Bruce Springsteen cardboard cutouts and Bruce trivia calendars in ...…
 
Who recently went backpacking across Dartmoor on a diet of Bollinger and Martell and got caught in a vicious storm and is now in agony after exposing a nerve in his tooth? Who buys his frilly shirts from Schofield’s ladies department? Win a studded wristband courtesy of Marc Almond in the Smash Hits Clobber Competition! Who knows where it’s bee ...…
 
Whose new LP includes a limited edition free colour poster with a flash of his pubes? Who has appeared in adverts for Wrigley’s chewing gum, Brutus Jeans and even Triumph bras with Joanna Lumley? Win 1 of 10 Madness Pakamacs and ‘The Sun And The Rain’ picture discs in the current issue of Record Mirror! It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia ...…
 
Which pop star rudely invaded the stage when Kylie was performing at the 16th birthday concert for Capital Radio? Which band are going to refuse paying their poll tax? Win a comfy pair of size seven tartan slippers and a cosy green cardigan in the Smash Hits Striking Resemblance competition by telling the difference between Chris Rea and Chris ...…
 
Who refuses to have red wine in his house for fear of spoiling his nice white carpets? Who once got caught shoplifting a light bulb and a container of crab paste? Who gets single of the week from Carmen in ’Bread’ in this week’s Number One magazine? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 29th October 1987! Starring Fleetwood Mac, Michael ...…
 
Who, at the age of 15, was forced to quit high school and marry his pregnant girlfriend? Who lives in a council flat in Camberwell and makes a brilliant potato soup? Is Kim Wilde living in sin with saxophone player Gary Barnacle or dating hunky Hanoi Rocker Mike Monroe? Rumours abound! It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 22nd October 1 ...…
 
Which cheesy comedian asked Jacquie Banana out for lunch? Whose white mice all got eczema and then their ears dropped off? According to Smash Hits’ Sylvia Patterson, which band are self indulgent, self important, overblown pompous bilge? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 15th October 1988! Starring Whitney Houston, Erasure, Bros, Wee ...…
 
Who is willing to pose nude for a year’s supply of Mars bars? Who loves being prodded by forks? Win 1 of 5 double packs of Bangles’ Walk Like An Egyptian playing cards, covered in hieroglyphics in the ‘Cor, bit parky tonight innit guv!’ Smash Hits competition! It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 8th October 1986! Starring Cyndi Lauper, ...…
 
Who gave the arse out of their favourite pair of jeans to Jay Aston of Bucks Fizz so she could make patches out of them? Big Country make a dramatic appeal to thieves who stole their manager’s briefcase containing vital accounts and records! And who celebrated their second wind of success by consuming eight bottles of champagne? It’s all here i ...…
 
Which member of Curiosity Killed The Cat burps when he kicks off his espadrilles? Who hit her sister over the head with a bag of shopping containing a grapefruit and two melons? Andy Bell has got a huge what?… It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 24th September 1989! Starring Cher, Debbie Gibson, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Technotronic, Jas ...…
 
Which single is popular with the Arabian soul boys in Morocco, rowing around the floor? Whose single comes with a free boomerang that doesn’t work? Who has to ask a friend to go to the bakers every day for him because he’s constantly being stopped in the street by complete acquaintances? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 17th Septemb ...…
 
Who says she loves Bette Midler’s taste in songs but not the way she screeches them? Who lost all the money they’ve made so far on a recent international tour of France, Canada and the US? Who gets the Legs & Co treatment this week? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 10th September 1981! Starring Kim Wilde, Dollar, Bucks Fizz, Nolans, ...…
 
Who’s rumoured to be going bald with their supposedly natural cascading twirls actually made of hair extensions? Which band love getting drunk with Curiosity Killed The Cat, Mandy Smith and Pepsi & Shirlie? Who thought Madonna’s Who’s That Girl tour was really boring and like a panto? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 3rd September 1 ...…
 
What ever happened to Tony Hadley’s guinea pigs? Who has a crush on Marcus in the Katherine Hamnett shop down South Moulton Street? Win one of 10 pristine pastel Patti LaBelle branded baseball blousons in the Smash Hits Adopt A Jacket competition! It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 11th August 1986! Starring Bananarama, Modern Talking ...…
 
Here's the place to hear all the gossip of all your favourite pop stars in this week's Top 40! What did Alannah Currie give Madonna for a present at her hen party? Who refused to take part in Live Aid and contributed an unused video of themselves, naked on a bed, saying ‘Feed The World?’ Why did Jaki Graham used to survive on two hours’ sleep a ...…
 
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