Off The Chart

Off The Chart: 7 May 1982Every 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 a track each from three of the week’s new hit albums 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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7 May 1982

Time for another trip back in time to resurrect some of the hits you’ve forgotten about or maybe didn’t know about in the first place – yes, it’s 1982 on this week’s Off The Chart! Join Steve and Julian as they dissect the week’s UK singles chart, pick out three new entries on the album chart, take a look at the day’s events, have a quick sneaky peek at an international chart and play the top five singles in full. Which US rocker released a single only for his fans in the UK? Which hit single involves a film star, a beauty queen and a jockey? And what was the first video to be banned by MTV? Tune in and find out!


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Previous shows

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!