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Richard Green hosts a countdown of the official chart for this very week in 1961 and 1983.

Richard insists "the 1983 chart is probably the best collection of tunes ever" for people who grew up in that era.

Should you wish to email Richard on the Vintage Chart show, then use: RG@BBC.CO.UK

2 hours

Music Played

  • Hour 1 - 1961

    • Eddie Hodges

      I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door

    • Mike Berry

      Tribute to Buddy Holly

    • Ted Heath Orchestra/Nina and Frederick/Laurie Johnson Orchestra

      Sucu Sucu

    • Ral Donner

      You Don't Know What You've Got

    • The Temperance Seven

      Hard Hearted Hannah

    • The Shadows

      All My Sorrows

    • The Everly Brothers


    • Tony Orlando

      Bless You

    • Charlie Drake

      My Boomerang Won't Come Back

    • John Leyton

      Wild Wind

    • Helen Shapiro

      You Don't Know

    • Del Shannon

      Hats Off to Larry

    • Cleo Laine

      You'll Answer Me

    • Connie Francis


    • Helen Shapiro

      Walking Back to Happiness

    • The Highwaymen


  • Hour 1 - 1983

    • Elton John

      Kiss the Bride

    • Men Without Hats

      The Safety Dance

    • Will Powers

      Kissing With Confidence

    • Paul McCartney

      Say Say Say

    • Genesis


    • Lionel Richie

      All Night Long

    • Nick Heyward

      Blue Hat for a Blue Day

    • The Rock Steady Crew

      The Rocksteady Crew

    • New Order

      Blue Monday

    • George Benson

      In Your Eyes

    • Howard Jones

      New Song

    • Tracey Ullman

      They Don't Know

    • Culture Club

      Karma Chameleon