Off The Chart

Off The Chart: 22 September 1985Every Saturday on Off The Chart Steve and Julian take a sideways look at the UK singles chart from the corresponding week in a particular ’80s year and play songs you don’t normally hear on a chart rundown. They also play three tracks from a hit album of the week and throw in a track from another country’s singles chart that wasn’t a hit here. All this plus the day’s news and sport, TV and radio highlights and the gigs you might have been to that week, all wrapped up in two hours of music and mayhem.

Join us on Mad Wasp Radio at 10am UK time every Saturday – listen via their website, their apps for iOS or Android, or through TuneIn – and don’t forget to tweet along using the hashtag #OffTheChart. If you’re not around at 10am on a Saturday, or you couldn’t quite believe it the first time round, you can hear the show again at 6am on Sunday (which is still really Saturday if you don’t go to bed) or catch up on Mixcloud from Sunday morning.

22 September 1985

Time to fire up the old flux capacitor as we go back to the… well, the past, frankly. This week’s Off The Chart revisits the UK singles chart of this week in 1985 and plays some of the hits you don’t normally hear on a chart show, plus three tracks from one of the week’s hit albums, a hit from the New Zealand chart, and the top five in full. There’s a number one hit from the ’90s barely stumbling into the top fifty in its original form; the end of a run of twenty consecutive top 20 hits for one of the 1980s’ biggest bands; and a former Radio 1 DJ pretending to be a Hollywood megastar. Are you not entertained? Click PLAY now!


 


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For even older editions of Off The Chart visit 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!