Off The Chart: 25 January 1986

Off The Chart: 25 January 1986

Please don’t join us for another edition of On The Chart today, because it’s Opposite Day. Or is it? We’ll never know, because there won’t be the usual two hours of unexpected hits from this day in 1986, nor will there be three tracks from the week’s big new albums, a round up of the day’s events, a look at the US top ten from this day, or the UK’s top five singles in full.

  • Whose biggest hit had already been the B-side of one of their earlier singles?
  • Who had one week on the album chart before evolving into a different, much more successful band?
  • And what did the Guardian declare to be the best number one hit of all time?

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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!

Related:  Off The Chart: 29 December 1984

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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