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Off The Chart: 8 February 1987

Off The Chart: 8 February 1987

We’re grabbing you by the scruff of the neck and dragging you back 35 years on this week’s Off The Chart so you can face the music from this week in 1987. As always we’ll be scraping the UK singles chart for a sample of hits you don’t hear very often, and sprinkling in three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of the day’s goings-on, a track from the French singles chart and the top five singles in all their glory.

  • Who got Steely Dan back together to play on her debut album, but never released a follow-up?
  • Which former backing singers were kept off number one by their former boss?
  • And whose first three hits peaked at 41, 31 and 51 in that order?

Tune in and find out!

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Spotify playlists

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!

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!

Off The Chart: 2 April 1989

Off The Chart: 2 April 1989

Due to a weird combination of events, especially the fact that we moved from Saturdays to Tuesdays at the start of the year, today is Off The Chart‘s third birthday! Join Steve and Julian for a celebratory trip back to … read more