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Off The Chart: 7 June 1982

Off The Chart: 7 June 1982

Like Paul Hardcastle last week, we’re looking back forty years on this week’s Off The Chart to revisit the UK singles chart from the beginning of June 1982! As usual we’ll gather up a load of obscure, forgotten and neglected hits, plus three of the week’s new albums, some chat about the day’s goings-on, a track from the Norwegian chart and the top five singles in full.

  • Which thirty-year-old song was revived by two different chart acts at the same time?
  • Whose new album contravened the Trade Descriptions Act?
  • And who provides the missing link between the Hallé Orchestra and The Fall?

Tune in and find out!



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Off The Chart: 30 November 1987

Off The Chart: 30 November 1987

Hoots, och aye, help ma boab and all sorts of other stereotypical Scottish phrases – it’s St Andrew’s Day and this week’s Off The Chart is going as Scottish as it possibly can, by which we mean there’s lots of … read more

Off The Chart: 26 October 1985

Off The Chart: 26 October 1985

Somehow we’ve made it back to 1985 again on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for a withering look at the UK singles chart from this week in 1985, including a brace of obscure, forgotten or overlooked hits, plus … read more

Further Off The Chart 28: Latine carmina calidvs

Further Off The Chart 28

Yes, it’s that time again! Further Off The Chart is back, mopping up tracks we talked about on the regular shows but couldn’t play at the time. This dexy’s selection includes the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra eating chips, a famous song … read more

Off The Chart: 15 June 1982

Off The Chart: 15 June 1982

Come back to this day in 1982 on this week’s Off The Chart as we cherry pick some of the less obvious hits from the week’s chart. We’ll also have tracks from three of the new entries on the album … read more

Off The Chart: 1 December 1981

Off The Chart: 1 December 1981

Hiding behind the first door of your Off The Chart Advent Calendar today: a trip back to 1981 for the usual two hours of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three of the week’s new albums, a look at the day’s other … read more

Off The Chart: 29 September 1987

Off The Chart: 29 September 1987

This week’s Off The Chart is brought to you in association with the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles, due to the continued unreliability of the Official Charts website, but we’ll still endeavour to bring you a shedload of unfamiliar … read more

Off The Chart: 30 June 1982

Off The Chart: 30 June 1982

We’re off back to this day in 1982 on another Off The Chart! Join us for two hours of obscure, forgotten and half remembered hits, as well as three of the week’s new albums, a look at the day’s events, … read more

Off The Chart: 26 May 1989

Off The Chart: 26 May 1989

Join us for another Off The Chart as we go back to this day in 1989! It’s two hours long, enough to get you at least halfway to Durham from most parts of the UK, accompanied by the usual complement … read more

Off The Chart: 7 April 1985

Off The Chart: 7 April 1985

It’s Easter 1985 on this week’s Off The Chart as Steve and Julian laugh in the face of technical problems to revisit the UK singles chart from 35 years ago today! This week’s hollow, chocolate-flavoured show contains the usual selection … read more

Off The Chart: 14 January 1984

Off The Chart: 14 January 1984

We’re halfway through January already, but the remnants of Christmas 1983 are still hanging around as we revisit this week in 1984 on another Off The Chart! Join us for two hours of forgotten and half-remembered hits, plus tracks from … read more

Off The Rooftops

Off The Rooftops

Join us on Mad Wasp Radio at 5pm on Christmas Day for Off The Rooftops, the 2019 Off The Chart Christmas Special in which we reveal the results of our 2019 poll to find your favourite ’80s Xmas Hits! We’ll … read more