1984

Now That's What I Call Music 3

Now That’s What I Call Music 3

The runaway success of Now That’s What I Call Music volumes 1 and 2 ensured that there would be a third. With huge sales virtually guaranteed, Virgin and EMI threw their full weight behind the project and the classic ’80s Now look was created: the pig from the poster on the back of volume 1, now sporting a natty pair of shades, returned to sit atop a spiky speech bubble adorned with the word NOW and the volume number within brightly coloured balls. Although the pig would be quietly dropped the following year, the red-blue-green NOW logo would be incorporated into increasingly complicated designs until the start of the next decade. read more

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Off The Chart: 8 September 1984

Off The Chart: 8 September 1984

Come back to this week in 1984 as Off The Chart takes another look at some less obvious hits! There’s also three tracks from one of the week’s biggest (and most controversial) albums, a look at the day’s events, a … read more

Now That’s What I Call Music II

Now That's What I Call Music II

There was no doubt that the first Now That’s What I Call Music album had been a success. It took the Christmas number 1 spot, sold over a million copies and had already spawned a competitor, PolyGram’s Formula 30 which … read more

Off The Chart: 30 June 1984

Off The Chart: 30 June 1984

Come back to the summer of 1984 on this week’s Off The Chart! It’s another two hours of half-remembered hits, plus three tracks from the week’s featured album, a look at the day’s events, a hit from the Dutch chart … read more

Off The Chart: 21 April 1984

Off The Chart: 21 April 1984

We’re rewinding back to 1984 on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for two hours of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three tracks from one of the week’s big albums, a look at the day’s events, a hit from the … read more

Off The Chart: 10 February 1984

Off The Chart: 10 February 1984

Come back to 1984 on this week’s Off The Chart for a spectacular display of how attitudes have changed in the past third of a century – and that’s just the first song. There’s the usual hatful of half-remembered hits, … read more

Off The Chart: 2 December 1984

Off The Chart: 2 December 1984

Back to 1984 for a bit of pre-Christmas frivolity on this week’s Off The Chart! Steve and Julian guide us through some less obvious hits, three tracks from a featured album, a hit from an international chart, a look at … read more

Off The Chart: 23 September 1984

Off The Chart: 23 September 1984

Back to this week in 1984 on Off The Chart as Steve and Julian unearth some forgotten hits, play three tracks from a featured album, pick a song from an international chart, discuss the day’s events and run through the … read more

Off The Chart: 15 July 1984

Off The Chart: 15 July 1984

Is it still nostalgia if you’re listening to old records you don’t remember? Here’s your chance to find out as we go back to 1984 to dig out some of the week’s forgotten hit singles, as well as three tracks … read more

Off The Chart: 6 May 1984

Off The Chart: 6 May 1984

Back to this week in 1984 on Off The Chart as Steve and Julian dismantle the week’s UK singles chart. There’s loads of hits you don’t hear so often, three tracks from the week’s featured album, a track from a … read more

Off The Chart: 25 February 1984

Off The Chart: 25 February 1984

This week it’s 1984 on Off The Chart, Mixcloud’s 12th most successful comedy show (at least for a brief period last week). Steve and Julian play some of the week’s forgotten hits, three tracks from a featured album and the … read more

Off The Chart: 17 December 1984

Off The Chart: 17 December 1984

It’s still not quite Christmas on Off The Chart but we’re going back to 1984 for the Christmassiest top five ever (according to Steve) plus a load of overlooked hits and three tracks from the week’s featured album. Which band … read more