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Off The Chart: 21 September 1987

Off The Chart: 21 September 1987

We’ve crammed a surprising amount into this week’s Off The Chart, including a metric shedload of obscure, forgotten and overlooked hits from this day in 1987. We’ve also shoehorned in three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of the day’s events, a track from the Canadian chart and a song from a John Peel session broadcast on this day, and still somehow found room for all six songs in this week’s top five. Phew.

  • Who had top 40 hits with two different surnames, but not with a combination of the two?
  • Who got the original of a club classic into the top ten by talking over it?
  • And which iconic duo broke up because one of them had to go to Monaco for his day job?

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: 14 September 1981

Off The Chart: 14 September 1981

Brace yourselves, we’re going back a full forty years to this day in 1981 on this week’s Off The Chart! We’ll bring the usual mix of obscure and forgotten hits, three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of the … read more

Off The Chart: 31 August 1982

Off The Chart: 31 August 1982

As August 2021 fades into oblivion, why not join us on Off The Chart and revisit the end of August 1982? We’ll supply a load of hits, some you might remember, some you may never have heard before, some you’d … read more

Off The Chart: 10 August 1980

Off The Chart: 10 August 1980

We’re safely back in the studio this week for a look at the UK singles chart from this day way back in 1980. As always we’ll be bringing you a wealth of obscure, forgotten and half-remembered hits, plus three of … read more

Off The Chart: 29 June 1981

Off The Chart: 29 June 1981 (with a red triangle in the top left corner)

Listeners are advised that this week’s Off The Chart includes strong language and scenes of a sexual nature. Yes, even more so than usual. It also includes a brace of obscure hits from this day in 1981, as well as … read more

Off The Chart: 13 April 1986

Off The Chart: 13 April 1986

It’s that time again! Join us for another Off The Chart as we revisit this day in 1986 to unearth a couple of hours’ worth of forgotten and obscure hits. There’s also the usual quota of the week’s new albums, … read more

Off The Chart: 24 November 1986

Off The Chart: 24 November 1986

This week Off The Chart goes back to 1986 for the usual two hours of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three of the week’s new albums, a look at what was going on in the media, a quick squint at the … read more

Off The Chart: 6 October 1983

Off The Chart: 6 October 1983

It’s the return of our old favourites Government Restrictions this week, but your remotely recorded Off The Chart is still here to revisit this day in 1983! Along the way we’ll bring you the usual brace of obscure and forgotten … 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: 22 September 1981

Off The Chart: 22 September 1981

It’s another voyage back into time as we revisit this day in 1981 on Off The Chart! Along the way we’ll collect a dozen or so hits that you might not remember, take in three of the week’s new albums, … read more

Off The Chart: 21 July 1987

21 July 1987

This week’s Off The Chart promises to be extra special as Steve and Julian are back in the same studio for the first time since March! They’re going back to this day in 1987 to gather up a brace of … read more

Off The Chart: 19 May 1983

Off The Chart: 19 May 1983

Your regular fixed Tuesday night point in an increasingly confusing world, this week Off The Chart takes you back to this day in 1983, which was a Thursday, just to mess with your head. As always we’ll supply you with … read more