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Off The Chart: 23 June 1989

Off The Chart: 23 June 1989

We’re approaching the end of the 1980s this week as we go back to 1989 on Off The Chart, so things are a bit weird with indie legends, raved-up cover versions and film themes all battling for chart supremacy. As usual there’s a hatful of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three tracks from one of the week’s big albums, a look at the day’s events, a hit from an international chart and the top five in full. On top of that, if you’re still not backing us on Patreon you get the week’s most unpleasant hit single as a forfeit track; if you are, you get bonus 12″ mixes and a look at the Australian top 20 instead. Which legendary US alt-rockers were gracing the UK singles chart for the only time in a 40+ year career? Whose first top forty hit became their second top ten hit? And who declared “A nipple is a nipple”? Click PLAY to find out!

 


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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: 3 February 1989

Off The Chart: 3 February 1989

After last week’s shenanigans we’re on firmer ground this week as we look at the chart from this day in 1989! As always there’s a brace of forgotten hits, a look at the day’s events, three tracks from a (somewhat … read more

Virtual C90: May 2017

Virtual C90 - May 2017

This month’s Virtual C90 includes new music from Erasure, Alison Moyet, New Kids On The Block, OMD, Paul Weller and more! Plus the usual mix of ’80s hits, misses, mixes and remixes. Enjoy! read more

Off The Chart: 29 April 1989

Join Steve and Julian as they spend two hours dismantling the UK singles chart of 29 April 1989! They’re playing lots of hits you don’t hear all that often, three tracks from the week’s featured album, a song from this … read more

Further Off The Chart 4 (and why you should back us on Patreon if you don’t already)

Further Off The Chart 4

Exclusively for our wonderful Patreon subscribers, episode 4 of Further Off The Chart allows us to mop up some of the tracks that came up in conversation during the regular weekly show. On today’s edition Captain Sensible covers one of … read more

Off The Chart: 18 February 1989

Off The Chart: 18 February 1989

What a week on Off The Chart: electric doormats, potential food poisoning and the UK singles chart from this week in 1989, including lots of hits you don’t hear very often and a top five you’ve already heard far too … read more

Virtual C90: January 2017

Virtual C90 - January 2017

This month’s Virtual C90 is a round-up of some of the best new music from 2016 by ’80s artists, plus a few of the greats who we lost last year. 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

Review: Rewind Scotland, Scone Palace, 22-24 July 2016

Adam Ant at Rewind Scotland 2016

It’s Friday night. I’m in the grounds of Scone Palace, and a fifty-something man in a Choose Life T-shirt has just come up to me offering the largest hipflask I’ve ever seen, full of ‘homemade’ whisky. In the distance, Pat … read more

Virtual C90 – April 2016

Virtual C90 April 2016

New music this month from New Order, Holly Johnson, Andy Bell, Blancmange, Tanita Tikaram and James, plus the usual mix of hits, misses, remixes and forgotten gems. Enjoy! read more

New Releases: 18 March 2016

Fly (Songs Inspired By The Film: Eddie The Eagle)

Just when you thought everyone over the age of 30 had stopped releasing singles, the Pet Shop Boys are back with The Pop Kids out today on CD and download, including two new B-side tracks In Bits and One-Hit Wonder, … read more