Off The Chart

Off The Chart: 19 March 1987Every week 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 look at another country’s singles chart, including a track that wasn’t a hit here. All this plus the day’s news headlines, TV and radio highlights and the gigs you might have been to that day, all wrapped up in two hours of music and mayhem.

Listen to Off The Chart on Mad Wasp Radio at 9pm UK time every Tuesday, catch the repeat at 3pm on Thursday, or catch up afterwards on Mixcloud.

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19 March 1987

Come back to this day in 1987 for another two hours of hits, headlines and hot takes on Off The Chart! We’ve got the usual treasure trove of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three tracks from one of the week’s hit albums, a look at the day’s events, a quick peek at the New Zealand chart and the UK’s top five in full whether you like it or not. Which punk legends kind of almost reunited in 1987 in a funny kind of way but not quite? Which former 200m record holder was having success with records of the other kind? And just why were there so many covers and reissues in the chart? Tune in and find out!


 



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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!