Off The Chart: 5 October 1989

Off The Chart: 5 October 1989

We’re edging towards the end of the ’80s on this week’s Off The Chart as we revisit this day in 1989! Join us for the usual mix of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three of the week’s new albums, a look at the day’s goings-on, a track from a John Peel session broadcast today, a long-awaited attempt at the Japanese chart and the top five in full for afters.

  • Which indie band scored a top 5 hit with an uncredited appearance on someone else’s track?
  • Who won a top 100 hit single in a competition?
  • And what did the singers of the top 2 singles have in common?

Tune in and find out!

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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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