Retro Chart Trivia

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Who’s got a thumping great bruise on his right cheek after he fell down the stairs of London’s very pricey Hippodrome club after one coffee too many? Who likes to be pummelled stupid before his shows by a Swedish masseuse? It’s all part of his keep fit campaign! Who once abseiled down the wall of the Munich Hilton? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 23rd December 1985! Starring Pet Shop Boys, Shakin’ Stevens, Whitney Houston, A-ha, Talking Heads, Sophia George and a cast of thousands!
Which member of Madness is boning which Belle Star? Whose video sees them prancing around Primrose Hill at 5:30am in the morning in nothing but loin cloths? Who's damaged his chances of receiving a royal honour by stealing Lord Snowden’s orange juice at the BAFTA awards and getting himself in an altercation with Princess Margaret's ex-husband? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 9th December 1981! Starring Human League, Olivia Newton-John, ABBA, Bucks Fizz, Dollar, Madness and a cast of thousands!
Which rock star has an interesting pant moustache in Paula Yates’ new book ‘Rock Stars In Their Underpants'? Which band don’t use shampoo, they use Domestos? Who snuck out of hospital the day after his tonsillectomy to attend the Ian Dury Dingwalls gig? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 25th November 1980! Starring Blondie, ABBA, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Roxy Music, St Winifred’s School Choir and a cast of thousands!
Which pop frontman did the tango with Raquel Welch at her reception at the Hippodrome last week? Which rock star earned his nickname by letting the wheel of a Volkswagen run over his head for a $100 bet? Whose maths teacher was Howard Jones' father? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 11th November 1984! Starring Chaka Khan, Pointer Sisters, Wham!, Duran Duran, Billy Ocean, Limahl and a cast of thousands!
Which female rapper loves nothing more than sitting at home of an eve, making little toy pigs? Who at the age of 5 was playing with matches and set his house on fire? Who thinks the best dressed person of the year is Sue Lawley? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 28th October 1988! Starring Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, Whitney Houston, Enya, Milli Vanilli, T’Pau and a cast of thousands!
Which pop star only washes his hair once a month? Who threw up half an hour before she went on stage at Live Aid because she was so nervous? Win Miami Vice picture discs in the Smash Hits Crockett and Bernie Winters competition! It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 14th October 1985! Starring A-ha, Bonnie Tyler, Grace Jones, Sade, Level 42, Jennifer Rush and a cast of thousands!
Which soul star’s mega girth is played up all the time? Who has a black and white dog called Fry, named after Martin of ABC? Which pop star played Cousin Yellowstone in a stage version of the Wombles in Manchester? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 30th September 1982! Starring Musical Youth, Culture Club, Kids From Fame, ABC, Carly Simon, Toto Coelo and a cast of thousands!
Whose drummer used to perform on the QE2 in the cabaret band, backing Reg Varney from On The Buses? Whose message for their fans is: ‘Beware of drugs! Beware of the demons of the mind lest manifold the oxen that raineth down upon ye!’ Whose mouth is in fact not 8.5 inches wide but only five? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 16th September 1986! Starring Sinitta, Five Star, Communards, Janet Jackson, Human League, Huey Lewis & The News and a cast of thousands!
Who claims to have had his way with 3000 foxtresses! Which trio used to earn a living by singing in churches to sell Kirby vacuum cleaners and sticking roses on dogs in toy factories? Which pop star thinks the Proclaimers look like two martians? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 2nd September 1988! Starring Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Yazz & The Plastic Population, Kim Wilde, Kylie Minogue, Guns ’N’ Roses, S Express and a cast of thousands!
Which rock star used to work in a massage parlour? Whose most hated chores are shaving and keeping his white shoes clean? Who used to make a living by being a cashier at Butlins? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 19th August 1983! Starring Spandau Ballet, Bananarama, Wham!, Eurythmics, Malcolm McLaren, Irene Cara and a cast of thousands!
Which rock star used to be a TV repair man? Whose self titled debut LP cost just £600 to record? Who has turned down a gig at the Electric Ballroom in Camden as he feels even he can’t cope with the sort of punter that goes there? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 5th August 1980! Starring Kate Bush, ABBA, Grace Jones, Diana Ross, Sheena Easton, Odyssey and a cast of thousands!
Which cheeky chaps have struck up a business deal with a pharmaceutical company to put their name to a new baby oil? Who at the age of 16 wore her blonde hair on top of her head in the shape of a penis along with black lipstick and black nail polish? Which pop star would like to lick Prince Edward’s bald patch? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 22nd July 1989! Starring Sonia, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Soul II Soul, Raggy Dolls and a cast of thousands!
We meet up with Belinda Carlisle in July 2019 to discuss her phenomenal life in music and the amazing work of the Animal People Alliance charity, for which she is an ambassador. We talk about the forthcoming Go-Go’s documentary and her future recording plans! There’s tales of her times with Cher, Madonna, Michael Hutchence and Tracey Thorn! We talk ghosts and apparitions! And does Belinda still subscribe to Dog’s World? It’s all here in this week’s Retro Chart Trivia: In conversation with Belinda Carlisle!
Who left school to became a potato rumbler instead of staying on and sitting their exams? Whose poor flying skills led to an ill-fated global flight and an unscheduled landing on a main road? Which member of New Order thinks Toyah comes across as awfully big-headed? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 24th June 1982! Starring Tight Fit, Dollar, Yazoo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, ABC and a cast of thousands!
Which pop star eats KP beef low fat crisps in the morning for breakfast? Who worked in his dad’s transport cafe as a nipper and got his nose broken twice in scraps with lorry drivers? Which lads have emerged as the shock contenders for booziest boys in the biz after out-drinking current world champs Spandau Ballet in Montreux! It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 10th June 1987! Starring Whitney Houston, George Michael, Janet Jackson, Jody Watley, Run-DMC, Johnny Hates Jazz and a cast of thousands!
Who says Howard Jones’ hair ‘looks like a flippin’ back-combed carpet that’s had a bit of dirt trodden into it’? Who spent two years trying to learn how to surf and failed miserably when their board flew up and knocked their front teeth out? Whose ambitions include jumping off a high building and recording their voice on the way down? It’s all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 27th May 1984! Starring Duran Duran, Wham!, Pointer Sisters, Queen, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Phil Collins and a cast of thousands!
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, Stevie Nicks, Roxette, Kylie Minogue, London Boys and a cast of thousands!
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 all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 29th April 1987! Starring Five Star, Mel & Kim, Judy Boucher, Madonna, Starship, U2 and a cast of thousands!
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 & Dave, Bucks Fizz, Bardo, Tight Fit, Toni Basil, Associates and a cast of thousands!
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 April 1981! Starring Bucks Fizz, Talking Heads, Kim Wilde, Toyah, Shakin’ Stevens, Ultravox and a cast of thousands!
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, Diana Ross and a cast of thousands!
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 all here in this week’s Chart Trivia on 4th March 1983! Starring Eurythmics, Bonnie Tyler, Toto, Michael Jackson, Belle Stars, Laura Branigan and a cast of thousands!
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 1988! Starring Kylie Minogue, Tiffany, Taylor Dayne, Sinead O’Connor, Vanessa Paradis, Deacon Blue and a cast of thousands!
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, Strawberry Switchblade, Dead Or Alive, Russ Abbot, Bruce Springsteen, Smiths and a cast of thousands!
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 1980! Starring Nolans, Fleetwood Mac, Pretenders, Sugarhill Gang, Fiddler’s Dram, Kenny Rogers and a cast of thousands!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Neil Scribbins
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Aug 28th, 2018
Latest Episode
Dec 24th, 2019
Release Period
2 per month
Episodes
42
Avg. Episode Length
32 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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