Off The Chart: 14 June 1986

Off The Chart: 14 June 1986

We’re heading back to this day in 1986 on this week’s Off The Chart to examine the UK singles chart at a time when hot new acts were rubbing shoulders in the listings with artists and songs from decades ago. So a bit like 2022 then. Join us for two hours of obscure, forgotten and neglected hits, tracks from three of the week’s new albums, a look at what was happening around you, a quick peek at the West German singles chart, and the top five in full.

  • Which singer knocked his former band off the top of the Billboard Hot 100?
  • Which Scots pop legend turned down the chance to be Johnny Rotten?
  • And which traitor wrote World Cup songs for both Scotland and England?

Tune in and find out!



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Spotify playlists

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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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