Author Archives: Steve Binnie

Off The Chart: 11 May 1989

Off The Chart: 11 May 1989

What we’re gonna do right here is go back… back to this day in 1989 for another Off The Chart! Join us for two hours of obscure and forgotten hits, three of the week’s big new albums, a look at what was going on around us, a special international chart of Steve’s choice, and the top five singles in full.

  • Who was enjoying his thirtieth hit single of the decade this week?
  • Who scored their only UK hit two years after beating us at Eurovision?
  • And which album entered the chart this week but took twenty years to reach its peak position?

Tune in and find out!


Listen to Off The Chart on Mad Wasp Radio at 9pm every Tuesday! You can stream Mad Wasp Radio via their website, their apps for iOS or Android, or through TuneIn and MyTuner, or ask your smart speaker to “play Mad Wasp Radio” – and don’t forget to tweet along using the hashtag #OffTheChart. If you’re not around, you can hear the show again on Mad Wasp Radio at 10am on Friday, or catch up on Mixcloud after that.

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Spotify playlists

If you’ve missed a previous edition they’re all on our Mixcloud page, or for a taster of the music we play, listen to our Spotify playlist Way Off The Chart including one track from each show!

We also have a Spotify playlist for our #ICEOTWF feature, including all (well, most) of the international hits we’ve played since the feature began in March 2017. There are all sorts of oddities in here, all of which were hits somewhere in the world but not in the UK!

Off The Chart: 4 May 1983

Off The Chart: 4 May 1983

Come on, join us for another edition of Off The Chart as we go back to this day in 1983! We’ll have a mix of forgotten and obscure hits, three of the week’s new albums, a look at the day’s … read more

Now Parlez 14

Now Parlez 14

Well, this got derailed over the past year, didn’t it? Sorry about that, but we’re back with episode 14 of Now Parlez! Join us as we talk about Now That’s What I Call Music 14 and play some tracks from … read more

Off The Chart: 27 April 1987

Off The Chart: 27 April 1987

Tuesday again? Must be time for another edition of Off The Chart! This week we’re going back to this day in 1987 for two hours of forgotten and half-remembered hits, as well as three of the week’s new albums, a … read more

Off The Chart: 20 April 1981

Off The Chart: 20 April 1981

It’s another weird time travel experience on Off The Chart this week, as we go back exactly forty years and find that it’s Easter Monday. Join us for two hours of forgotten and obscure hits from that week’s chart, as … read more

Further Off The Chart 26: Demis’s Unravelling Kaftan

Further Off The Chart 26

A mere three weeks after the close of the dexy – it’s been a busy month, sorry about that – we’re finally back with a bumper fifth birthday Further Off The Chart, our regular round up of tracks we spoke … read more

Off The Chart: 13 April 1986

Off The Chart: 13 April 1986

It’s that time again! Join us for another Off The Chart as we revisit this day in 1986 to unearth a couple of hours’ worth of forgotten and obscure hits. There’s also the usual quota of the week’s new albums, … read more

Off The Chart: 6 April 1982

Off The Chart: 6 April 1982

We’re safely back indoors this week for a standard edition of Off The Chart! Come back with us to this day in 1982 for the usual two hours of forgotten and half remembered hits, plus three of the week’s new … read more

Off The Chart: 30 March 1988

Off The Chart: 30 March 1988

Incredibly we’ve been doing Off The Chart for five whole years! Give or take a couple of days, anyway. We couldn’t have the massive birthday celebration we wanted, but we did the best we could by hosting the show in … read more

Off The Chart: 23 March 1985

Off The Chart: 23 March 1985

We’re stopping off in 1985 on this week’s Off The Chart for another two hour examination of the week’s UK singles chart. We’ll have the usual selection of obscure and forgotten hits, three of the week’s new albums, a round-up … read more

Off The Chart: 16 March 1980

Off The Chart: 16 March 1980

Hey, wanna feel old? No, of course you don’t, nobody does. But nevertheless we’re revisiting the UK singles chart from this day in 1980 on this week’s Off The Chart! As always we’ll have a lorryload of obscure and forgotten … read more

Off The Chart: 9 March 1984

Off The Chart: 9 March 1984

Beware the Ninth of March! Or something like that. Anyway, we’re off back to 1984 on this week’s Off The Chart with the usual full load of obscure and half-remembered hits, three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of … read more