Tag Archives: music

Off The Chart: 14 September 1981

Off The Chart: 14 September 1981

Brace yourselves, we’re going back a full forty years to this day in 1981 on this week’s Off The Chart! We’ll bring the usual mix of obscure and forgotten hits, three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of the day’s events, a look at the Swedish chart, a track from one of today’s John Peel sessions and the top five in full. All you need to bring is your ears.

  • Who did a live Top Of The Pops performance while tripping on LSD?
  • Who stayed silent on his biggest hit single?
  • And which song was so hard to dance to, it had to have its own dance invented?

Tune in and find out!


Listen to Off The Chart on Mad Wasp Radio at 9pm every Tuesday! You can stream Mad Wasp Radio via their website, their apps for iOS or Android, or through TuneIn and MyTuner, or ask your smart speaker to “play Mad Wasp Radio” – and don’t forget to tweet along using the hashtag #OffTheChart. If you’re not around, you can hear the show again on Mad Wasp Radio at 10am on Friday, or catch up on Mixcloud after that.

Get the Extended Mix!

If you enjoy Off The Chart but find it’s just not long enough, why not join us on Patreon or Mixcloud Select? For a small monthly subscription you get access to the exclusive Extended Mix of the show every week with bonus 12″ mixes, additional chatter and the week’s top ten singles in full!

Our subscribers also get access to exclusive shows including Further Off The Chart in which we play some of the records that come up in conversation on the regular shows. You can even download shows to listen offline in the Mixcloud app! Please consider backing us – we really appreciate it and your subscription allows us to keep producing a new episode every single week.

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: 7 September 1986

Off The Chart: 7 September 1986

Come back with us to this day in 1986 for another Off The Chart! As always we’ll bombard you with hits you’d forgotten about or didn’t remember in the first place, along with three of the week’s new albums, a … read more

Off The Chart: 31 August 1982

Off The Chart: 31 August 1982

As August 2021 fades into oblivion, why not join us on Off The Chart and revisit the end of August 1982? We’ll supply a load of hits, some you might remember, some you may never have heard before, some you’d … read more

Off The Chart: 24 August 1988

Off The Chart: 24 August 1988

It’s that time again! We’re heading back to this day in 1988 for another Off The Chart, unloading a big bag of obscure and forgotten hits on your doorstep and running away. There’ll also be the usual round-up of what … read more

Off The Chart: 17 August 1985

Off The Chart: 17 August 1985

We’re heading back to this day in 1985 on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for two hours of obscure, forgotten and half-remembered hits, plus tracks from three of the week’s new hit albums, a round-up of the day’s … read more

Off The Chart: 10 August 1980

Off The Chart: 10 August 1980

We’re safely back in the studio this week for a look at the UK singles chart from this day way back in 1980. As always we’ll be bringing you a wealth of obscure, forgotten and half-remembered hits, plus three of … read more

The Off The Chart Summer Special

The Off The Chart Summer Special

Ah, summer. Long days full of blazing sunshine, a gentle breeze wafting across the sandy beach, perhaps a stroll along the promenade for an ice cream. *checks notes* Ah. That’s except for viewers in Scotland, who will have to put … read more

Off The Chart: 27 July 1984

Off The Chart: 27 July 1984

Come back with us to this day in 1984 on this week’s Off The Chart! We’ll tell you all about what was going on, except for the Olympics, because that’s classified. But we will look at the UK singles chart … read more

Off The Chart: 20 July 1989

Off The Chart: 20 July 1989

We’re going back a relatively short time on this week’s Off The Chart as we revisit this week in 1989. Along the way we’ll be picking up loads of obscure and forgotten hits, as well as three of the week’s … read more

Off The Chart: 13 July 1983

Off The Chart: 13 July 1983

Come join us for another trip back in time as we revisit today in 1983 on this week’s Off The Chart! We’ll have the usual bucketload of obscure and forgotten hits, three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of … read more

Off The Chart: 6 July 1987

Off The Chart: 6 July 1987

We’re back to a less controversial edition of Off The Chart this week as we revisit the UK chart from this day in 1987. Along the way we’ll pick up a few of the day’s goings-on, three of the new … read more

Off The Chart: 29 June 1981

Off The Chart: 29 June 1981 (with a red triangle in the top left corner)

Listeners are advised that this week’s Off The Chart includes strong language and scenes of a sexual nature. Yes, even more so than usual. It also includes a brace of obscure hits from this day in 1981, as well as … read more