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Off The Chart: 25 January 1986

Off The Chart: 25 January 1986

Please don’t join us for another edition of On The Chart today, because it’s Opposite Day. Or is it? We’ll never know, because there won’t be the usual two hours of unexpected hits from this day in 1986, nor will there be three tracks from the week’s big new albums, a round up of the day’s events, a look at the US top ten from this day, or the UK’s top five singles in full.

  • Whose biggest hit had already been the B-side of one of their earlier singles?
  • Who had one week on the album chart before evolving into a different, much more successful band?
  • And what did the Guardian declare to be the best number one hit of all time?

Don’t 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: 18 January 1982

Off The Chart: 18 January 1982

Let’s not worry about the fact that all these songs are now forty years old, just enjoy the ride as we go back to this day in 1982 on this week’s Off The Chart! We’ll distract you with two hours … read more

Off The Chart: 11 January 1988

Off The Chart: 11 January 1988

Right, enough nonsense, everything’s back in its right place on this week’s Off The Chart as we look at the UK singles chart from this day in 1988! We’re sliding back into cosy familiarity but still bamboozling you with two … 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: 28 December 1980

Off The Chart: 28 December 1980

After the excitement of Christmas we’re back to normal on this week’s Off The Chart and, inconveniently, we’ve landed on 1980 where there was no chart published at all in the week after Christmas. Nevertheless we can still bring you … read more

Off The Cards

Off The Cards

We asked, you answered, we spent ages with an abacus and several pads of paper, and now we can reveal the twenty most popular Christmas hits of the ’80s – for this year, anyway. This year’s Off The Chart Christmas … read more

Off The Chart: 21 December 1984

Off The Chart: 21 December 1984

It’s the Christmassiest chart of them all this week on Off The Chart, because we’re going back to this day in 1984! We’ll deliver a sackful of obscure and less obvious hits, scrape up three new hit albums, round up … read more

Off The Chart: 14 December 1989

14 December 1989

Getting closer to Christmas and closer to the end of the ’80s, we’re going back to this day in 1989 on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for two hours of less obvious hits, a selection of the week’s … read more

Off The Chart: 7 December 1983

Off The Chart: 7 December 1983

We’re sliding down the slippery slope towards Christmas on this week’s Off The Chart as we crowbar open the seventh door on our 1983 advent calendar! Join us for two hours of vaguely remembered hits from this week’s chart, as … read more

Off The Chart: 30 November 1987

Off The Chart: 30 November 1987

Hoots, och aye, help ma boab and all sorts of other stereotypical Scottish phrases – it’s St Andrew’s Day and this week’s Off The Chart is going as Scottish as it possibly can, by which we mean there’s lots of … read more

Off The Chart: 16 November 1986

Off The Chart: 16 November 1986

Fasten your seatbelts, we’re heading back to this day in 1986 on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for two hours of obscure, forgotten and vaguely familiar hits, plus three of the week’s new hit albums, a round-up of … 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