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Off The Chart: 21 July 1988

Off The Chart: 21 July 1988

There’s a beat going on (isn’t there always?) on this week’s Off The Chart as we go back thirty years to this day in 1988! As always Steve and Julian pick out some forgotten and half-remembered hits as well as three tracks from one of the week’s hit albums, an international hit and the top five in full. There’s also a review of the day’s news and TV listings, a look at who was gigging this week, and a terrible forfeit track for those of you who don’t back us on Patreon – those of you who do can have a hatful of 12″ mixes and the Austrian chart rundown instead. Whose first two UK hits were both parodies of Michael Jackson songs? Which ’60s classic was back in the chart thanks to a deodorant ad? And which record took a year and a half to reach number one in the UK? Click PLAY to find out!


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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!