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Off The Chart: 8 September 1982

Off The Chart: 8 September 1982

Come back to this day in 1982 on this week’s Off The Chart as we revisit the UK singles chart, picking out some of the hits you’ve forgotten or never knew existed. We’ll also keep you abreast of the day’s events, play tracks from three of the week’s new albums, take a quick trip across the Atlantic to inspect the US chart, and back home for the top five in full.

  • Who got a solo record deal based on songs his band rejected for being too melodic?
  • Which band missed out on mainstream success because of the singer’s mother?
  • And who links the Sugarhill Gang with Mel Brooks?

Tune in and find out!

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    There’s a podcast too!

    For those of you who enjoy the nonsense we talk but don’t have time to listen to the music, we’ve put the talky bits together with some exclusive extras to make a podcast! This week everyone’s obsessed with Fame but we still find time to talk about the world’s most rubbish superhero, Steve’s “buy one, get one free” hack and the Official Charts Website Cock-up Of The Week. It’ll all make sense if you listen.

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    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 July 1981

    Off The Chart: 14 July 1981

    We’re on a road trip back to the summer of 1981 on this week’s Off The Chart, picking up a carload of forgotten and half-remembered hits on the way, and squeezing in three of the week’s new albums; grabbing a … read more

    Off The Chart: 19 November 1985

    Off The Chart: 19 November 1985

    Join us for another jaunt into the past as we revisit this day in 1985 on this week’s Off The Chart! As always we’re bringing you two hours of hits you weren’t expecting, plus three of the week’s big new … read more

    Mixcloud Select: Now That’s What You Might, Hypothetically, Have Called Music II

    Now That's What You Might, Hypothetically, Have Called Music II

    Our ongoing alternate universe series of Now albums that never existed carries on with this Virtual Double LP or Cassette. Using the same template as the real world Now albums – two records or cassettes, 7 or 8 tracks per … read more

    Off The Chart: 5 February 1980

    Off The Chart: 5 February 1980

    We’re going all the way back to 1980 on this week’s Off The Chart for another two hours of hits, headlines and hokum. As always we’ll bring you a brace of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three tracks from one of … read more

    Off The Chart: 22 December 1986

    Off The Chart: 22 December 1986

    It’s almost Christmas, but let’s ignore that for now as we go back to 1986 to revisit a Christmas chart with almost no festive records in it at all! Steve and Julian bring you another two hours of half-forgotten hits, … read more

    Sound of the Crowd – a Discography of the ’80s: Fourth Edition available now!

    Sound of the Crowd - 4th Edition cover

    Sound Of The Crowd: a Discography of the ’80s is the ultimate record collector’s guide to the 1980s. In the era of multi-formatting, picture discs, coloured vinyl, multiple remixes, funny shaped records and tiny CDs you could lose down the back … read more

    Off The Chart: 6 October 1982

    Off The Chart: 6 October 1982

    We’re heading back to this day in 1982 on this week’s Off The Chart for another two hours of hits, headlines and hanky-panky! Join Steve and Julian for more forgotten hits, three tracks from one of the week’s big albums, … read more

    Off The Chart: 15 September 1980

    Off The Chart: 15 September 1980

    We’re going all the way back to 1980 for another two hours of hits, headlines and hustling on this week’s Off The Chart! Join Steve and Julian for your regular dose of unfamiliar hits, a look at the day’s events, … read more

    Off The Chart: 28 July 1982

    Off The Chart: 28 July 1982

    Whether you’re driving in your car, taking the night train or even learning how to fly, make sure you join Steve and Julian for another two hours of hits, headlines and havoc from this day in 1982! As always there’s … read more

    Off The Chart: 24 March 1981

    Off The Chart: 24 March 1981

    We’re rewinding to 1981 on this week’s Off The Chart for another two hours of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three tracks from a featured album, a look at the day’s events, a hit from the German chart and the top … read more

    Off The Chart: 30 December 1982

    Off The Chart: 30 December 1982

    Before we jump forward into 2018, come back to 1982 with Off The Chart as Steve and Julian look at a week when time stood still – or, more accurately, a week between Christmas and New Year when there was … read more