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Off The Chart: 25 November 1989

Off The Chart: 25 November 1989

We’re almost at the end of the ’80s this week as we go back to the chart of 25 November 1989! As always there’s a bunch of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three tracks from the week’s featured album, a song from an international chart, a look at the day’s events and the top five in full. Which song from the last weeks of the ’80s was a hit four more times in the ’90s? Which band turned down Noel Gallagher as lead singer but were decent enough to employ him as a roadie? And which ’80s giants saw their run of twenty consecutive top 50 hits come to a shuddering halt when their next single stalled at number 94? Click PLAY to find out!


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Various Artists: “Manchester – North of England”

Manchester - North of England

“This is Manchester,” Granada Television and Factory Records’ Anthony H. Wilson once observed, “we do things differently here.” He wasn’t wrong. A collection of all the important music to have come from Manchester since the birth of punk would fill … read more

Off The Chart: 1 October 1989

Off The Chart: 1 October 1989

This week we’re sneaking up on the end of the eighties with the chart of 1 October 1989! Steve and Julian play some of the week’s forgotten hits, three tracks from a featured album and the top five in full. … read more