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Off The Chart: 14 June 1986

Off The Chart: 14 June 1986

We’re heading back to this day in 1986 on this week’s Off The Chart to examine the UK singles chart at a time when hot new acts were rubbing shoulders in the listings with artists and songs from decades ago. So a bit like 2022 then. Join us for two hours of obscure, forgotten and neglected hits, tracks from three of the week’s new albums, a look at what was happening around you, a quick peek at the West German singles chart, and the top five in full.

  • Which singer knocked his former band off the top of the Billboard Hot 100?
  • Which Scots pop legend turned down the chance to be Johnny Rotten?
  • And which traitor wrote World Cup songs for both Scotland and England?

Tune in and find out!



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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!

Off The Chart: 24 May 1985

Off The Chart: 24 May 1985

It’s all back to ours on Off The Chart this week, except that “ours” is in fact the UK singles chart from this day in 1985! We’ll be unpacking boxes full of obscure, forgotten and neglected hits, unwrapping three of … read more

Off The Chart: 22 February 1989

Off The Chart: 22 February 1989

We’re not doing anything to mark Twosday on this week’s Off The Chart, because we’re going back to this day in 1989 and 22/2/89 isn’t a palindrome. We will be playing the week’s number two single though, along with the … read more

Off The Chart: 8 February 1987

Off The Chart: 8 February 1987

We’re grabbing you by the scruff of the neck and dragging you back 35 years on this week’s Off The Chart so you can face the music from this week in 1987. As always we’ll be scraping the UK singles … read more

Off The Chart: 26 October 1985

Off The Chart: 26 October 1985

Somehow we’ve made it back to 1985 again on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for a withering look at the UK singles chart from this week in 1985, including a brace of obscure, forgotten or overlooked hits, plus … read more

Now Parlez 14

Now Parlez 14

Well, this got derailed over the past year, didn’t it? Sorry about that, but we’re back with episode 14 of Now Parlez! Join us as we talk about Now That’s What I Call Music 14 and play some tracks from … 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

Off The Chart: 2 June 1984

Off The Chart: 2 June 1984

In need of escape for a couple of hours? Join us as we go back to this day in 1984 on Off The Chart and discover how little things have changed since then. But there’s also the usual delivery of … read more

Off The Chart: 5 November 1984

Off The Chart: 5 November 1984

Join us for a trip back to this day in 1984 on this week’s Off The Chart! There’ll be the usual sparkling wit and loads of bangers from the day’s UK singles chart (but nothing by Catherine Wheel as all … read more

Off The Chart: 17 September 1988

Off The Chart: 17 September 1988

Smiley face T-shirts at the ready, we’re going back to this day in 1988 for another Off The Chart! Join us for two hours of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three of the week’s new albums, a review of the day’s … read more

Off The Chart: 22 January 1989

Off The Chart: 22 January 1989

Join us for another two hours of hits, headlines and hot air as we go back thirty years to this day in 1989 on another Off The Chart! Join Steve and Julian for your regular delivery of forgotten and half-remembered … read more

Sound of the Crowd – a Discography of the ’80s: Fourth Edition available now!

Sound of the Crowd - 4th Edition cover

Sound Of The Crowd: a Discography of the ’80s is the ultimate record collector’s guide to the 1980s. In the era of multi-formatting, picture discs, coloured vinyl, multiple remixes, funny shaped records and tiny CDs you could lose down the back … read more