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Now That's What You Might, Hypothetically, Have Called Music

Mixcloud Select: Now That’s What You Might, Hypothetically, Have Called Music

This Virtual CD is actually a virtual double LP! As part of our celebrations of 100 Now That’s What I Call Music albums, we’ve come up with this hypothetical example of what the first Now of the 1980s might have been like if the series had started prior to 1983. Using the same template – two records or cassettes, 7 or 8 tracks per side – and assuming the regular three-times-a-year release schedule was already in place, this would have been the Now album released at Easter 1980.

This and all the other Virtual CDs can be yours when you join us on Mixcloud Select. You also get the weekly extended Deluxe Edition of Off The Chart, the spin-off show Further Off The Chart every dexy1, and other special shows whenever an idea grabs us. You can also download shows to listen offline, thus saving your precious mobile data. All this for just £2.99 a month! Can’t be bad.

Now That's What You Might, Hypothetically, Have Called Music rear cover

Mixcloud Select: “You forgot cranberries too?”

You forgot cranberries too?

To introduce our new Mixcloud Select site, we’re reactivating our classic Virtual CD Of The Month feature and reissuing the original virtual CDs that we tried to entice people into backing us on Patreon! From December 2017, You Forgot Cranberries … 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

Off The Chart: 10 February 1984

Off The Chart: 10 February 1984

Come back to 1984 on this week’s Off The Chart for a spectacular display of how attitudes have changed in the past third of a century – and that’s just the first song. There’s the usual hatful of half-remembered hits, … read more

Off The Sleigh: the Off The Chart Christmas Special 2017

Off The Sleigh

Remember voting for your favourite ’80s Christmas hits back in November? Finally Steve and Julian can reveal the results in this special festive edition of Off The Chart! Find out how your favourites fared as we count down all twenty-two … read more

Off The Chart: 2 September 1987

Off The Chart: 2 September 1987

This week on Off The Chart we’re going back thirty years to revisit the chart of 2 September 1987! Steve and Julian pick out some of the less well remembered hits of the week, discuss the day’s events, play three … read more

Virtual C90: February 2017

Virtual C90: February 2017

New music this month from Depeche Mode, The Pretenders (featuring Neil Tennant), David Bowie, Marc Almond, Paul Weller and Black Star RIders, plus the usual mix of ’80s hits, misses and mixes. read more

Off The Chart: 19 November 1981

Off The Chart: 19 November 1981

This week on Off The Chart we revisit the chart of 19 November 1981 with forgotten hits from Boney M, Bow Wow Wow and Spandau Ballet, a featured album from the Human League and the top five in full, plus … read more

Chart Watch and New Releases: 28 October 2016

Dead Or Alive - Sophisticated Boom Box

Now very much in the twilight of their career, Status Quo enter the chart at number 7 with their latest acoustic set Aquostic II – That’s a Fact! just behind Phil Collins‘ The Singles which drops from 2 to 6. … read more

Virtual C90 – October 2016

Virtual C90 - October 2016

Loads of new music this month from Madness, Pet Shop Boys, The Pretenders, Shakin’ Stevens, Bon Jovi, Deacon Blue, The Wedding Present, Pixies, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Marillion, Peter Gabriel and The Beat featuring Ranking Roger! Plus the … read more

Off The Chart: 10 September 1981

Off The Chart: 10 September 1981

It’s 1981 on this week’s Off The Chart as Steve and Julian play some of the week’s forgotten hits, three tracks from a featured album and the top five in full. Just how many terrible medley singles are there in … read more