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Now Parlez 3 artwork

Now Parlez 3

It’s the summer of 1984 all over again as Steve and Julian from Off The Chart revisit the third in the series of Now That’s What I Call Music albums. Join them as they spend an hour or so discussing the album and playing some tracks from the original vinyl, including the album’s biggest hit, the smallest hit and even a track from the video selection that wasn’t on the album itself. Find out what pop video gave Steve nightmares, which band’s career was scuppered by the runaway success of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and which single spent over a year in the chart without ever reaching the top five. Click PLAY now!

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Off The Chart: 9 April 1984

Off The Chart: 9 April 1984

Come back to this day in 1984 for another edition of Off The Chart! As always we’ve got a brace of forgotten and half remembered hits, three tracks from one of the week’s hit albums, a peek at an international … read more

Off The Chart: 11 March 1985

Off The Chart: 11 March 1985

It’s our 50th show! Join in the celebrations as we revisit this week in 1985, playing some lesser known hits from the UK singles chart, reviewing the day’s news and featuring three tracks from the album of the week. Who … read more

Off The Chart: 8 October 1984

Off The Chart: 8 October 1984

Back to 1984 on this week’s Off The Chart as Steve and Julian play some of the forgotten hits of the week, three tracks from the featured album and the top five in full. Which comedian and writer had a … read more

1984 Christmas Top 40

Band Aid

1984 was the high water mark for ’80s pop. Duran Duran, Wham!, Culture Club, Spandau Ballet and Frankie Goes To Hollywood dominated the chart. If only all these amazing acts could come together to record one enormous hit single together, … read more