Off The Chart: 8 January 1987

Off The Chart: 8 January 1987

No, we haven’t disappeared or been taken off the air (although you could be forgiven for thinking we had, after the last show we did), we’ve just moved to Tuesdays for the new series of Off The Chart! Join us as we go back to this week in 1987 for a look at some of the week’s forgotten hits, three tracks from a hit album, a look at the day’s news and events, the top five singles in full and – new for 2019 – the International Chart Entry Of The Week Feature (#ICEOTWF) is expanded to include a countdown of this week’s Belgian top twenty. Which ’60s legends were in the chart with a new song for the last time this week? Which top forty hit was co-written by a TV quiz regular? And who spent thirteen weeks on the chart without ever getting higher than number 84? Tune in at 9pm to find out!

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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!

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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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