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Off The Chart: 7 June 1982

Off The Chart: 7 June 1982

Like Paul Hardcastle last week, we’re looking back forty years on this week’s Off The Chart to revisit the UK singles chart from the beginning of June 1982! As usual we’ll gather up a load of obscure, forgotten and neglected hits, plus three of the week’s new albums, some chat about the day’s goings-on, a track from the Norwegian chart and the top five singles in full.

  • Which thirty-year-old song was revived by two different chart acts at the same time?
  • Whose new album contravened the Trade Descriptions Act?
  • And who provides the missing link between the Hallé Orchestra and The Fall?

Tune in and find out!



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Off The Chart: 1 March 1984

Off The Chart: 1 March 1984

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! Not much Welsh content on this week’s Off The Chart unfortunately, but we do have the usual dollop of obscure, forgotten and neglected hits from this week in 1984. We’ll top that off with sprinklings of … read more

Off The Chart: 15 February 1983

Off The Chart: 15 February 1983

Right, buckle up, we’re heading all the way back to 1983 on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for another two hours of forgotten, discarded and neglected hits from the UK chart 39 years ago today, as well as … read more

Off The Chart: 4 January 2022

Off The Chart: Show 300

This week on Off The Chart we’re going back to… well, all over the place really, because it’s our 300th show and it’s an All Request Special Edition! Don’t worry too much about the acronym, just tune in and enjoy … read more

Off The Chart: 9 November 1982

Off The Chart: 9 November 1982

We’re heading back to this day in 1982 for another edition of Off The Chart! We’ve missed the launch of Channel 4 by one week, but there’s another important TV milestone today, which we’ll cover along with the day’s other … read more

Off The Chart: 19 October 1980

Off The Chart: 19 October 1980

Brace yourselves, we’re going all the way back to 1980 on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for two hours of obscure and unfamiliar hits, tracks from three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of the day’s events, … read more

Off The Chart: 15 June 1982

Off The Chart: 15 June 1982

Come back to this day in 1982 on this week’s Off The Chart as we cherry pick some of the less obvious hits from the week’s chart. We’ll also have tracks from three of the new entries on the album … read more

Further Off The Chart 26: Demis’s Unravelling Kaftan

Further Off The Chart 26

A mere three weeks after the close of the dexy – it’s been a busy month, sorry about that – we’re finally back with a bumper fifth birthday Further Off The Chart, our regular round up of tracks we spoke … read more

Off The Chart: 9 February 1981

Off The Chart: 9 February 1981

Brace yourselves, Barnsley, we’re heading back to this day in 1981 for another edition of Off The Chart! As usual we’ve got two hours of obscure and forgotten hits, plus the day’s eye-watering news headlines, three of the week’s new … read more

Off The Chart: 24 November 1986

Off The Chart: 24 November 1986

This week Off The Chart goes back to 1986 for the usual two hours of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three of the week’s new albums, a look at what was going on in the media, a quick squint at the … read more

Off The Chart: 22 September 1981

Off The Chart: 22 September 1981

It’s another voyage back into time as we revisit this day in 1981 on Off The Chart! Along the way we’ll collect a dozen or so hits that you might not remember, take in three of the week’s new albums, … read more

Off The Chart: 25 August 1985

Off The Chart: 25 August 1985

We’re off back to this day in 1985 on this week’s Off The Chart with the usual lorryload of hits you might not remember or want to forget. We’re also playing all the new entries on the album chart, as … read more