1988

Off The Chart: 10 November 1988

Off The Chart: 10 November 1988

The cycle begins again as we return to 1988 for this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for the usual complement of obscure and forgotten hits, three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of the day’s goings-on, a look at the Australian chart and the UK’s top five in full.

  • Which song inspired a stage musical and a film, but only reached number 41?
  • Which all-star supergroup took nineteen years to reach number one?
  • And who covered a classic song and turned it into a history lesson about the song itself?

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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There’s a podcast too!

For those of you who enjoy the nonsense we talk but don’t have time to listen to the music, we’ve put the talky bits together with some exclusive extras to make a podcast! This week we discuss Chris Rea’s broken down caravan, The Christians’ giant combine harvester, and the time the Beatles were outdone by Chaka Demus & Pliers. It’ll all make sense if you listen.

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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!

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Off The Chart: 1 September 1988

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Off The Chart: 23 June 1988

Off The Chart: 23 June 1988

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Off The Chart: 14 April 1988

Off The Chart: 14 April 1988

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Off The Chart: 4 February 1988

Off The Chart: 4 February 1988

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Off The Chart: 26 November 1988

Off The Chart: 26 November 1988

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Off The Chart: 17 September 1988

Off The Chart: 17 September 1988

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Off The Chart: 9 July 1988

Off The Chart: 9 July 1988

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Off The Chart: 30 April 1988

Off The Chart: 30 April 1988

Here we go again with another trip to 1988 for this week’s Off The Chart! We’ve got all the usual features, except for one… There’s still the regular round-up of forgotten and half-remembered hits, a look at the day’s events, … read more