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21 July 1987

Off The Chart: 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 obscure, forgotten and vaguely remembered hits, as well as three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of the day’s events, a lunge at the Japanese top ten, and home in time for the top five in full.

  • Who tickled the bottom end of the chart with a parody of one of their own records?
  • Which top producers turned down the chance to produce a record that became a number one hit?
  • And how did Sylvester Stallone become friends with Robert Smith?

Tune in and find out!

Listen to Off The Chart on Mad Wasp Radio at 9pm every Tuesday! You can stream Mad Wasp Radio via their website, their apps for iOS or Android, or through TuneIn and MyTuner – and don’t forget to tweet along using the hashtag #OffTheChart. If you’re not around, you can hear the show again on Mad Wasp Radio at 10am on Friday, or catch up on Mixcloud after that.

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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 Wet Wet Wet question the need to write their own lyrics, Julian fulminates against a beloved light entertainer, and Shakin’ Stevens gives Jools Holland a piggy-back ride. It’ll all make sense if you listen.

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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!

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Off The Chart: 16 July 1982

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Off The Chart: 24 June 1987

Off The Chart: 24 June 1987

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Carry On Off The Chart: Red Nose Day special!

Carry On Off The Chart

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Off The Chart: 27 August 1982

Off The Chart: 27 August 1982

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Off The Chart: 9 July 1987

Off The Chart: 9 July 1987

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