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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 new albums, a round-up of the day’s events, a hit from the Austrian chart, a track from one of today’s Peel sessions and the top five in full.

  • Who had his only week on the UK chart thirty-two years after releasing his first single?
  • Who included a Radio 1 competition winner in their video?
  • And who had six top sixty hits without ever reaching the top fifty?

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: 16 June 1985

Off The Chart: 16 June 1985

Looking for two hours of obscure, forgotten and barely remembered hits from this day in 1985? It’s got to be Off The Chart, just 10 cm from this website. Join us as we blunder through the UK singles chart, stopping … 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

Off The Chart: 3 February 1989

Off The Chart: 3 February 1989

After last week’s shenanigans we’re on firmer ground this week as we look at the chart from this day in 1989! As always there’s a brace of forgotten hits, a look at the day’s events, three tracks from a (somewhat … read more

Off The Chart: 29 April 1989

Join Steve and Julian as they spend two hours dismantling the UK singles chart of 29 April 1989! They’re playing lots of hits you don’t hear all that often, three tracks from the week’s featured album, a song from this … read more

Chart Watch and New Releases: 3 March 2017

The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)

Obviously a high proportion of viewers watched the Brit Awards on catch-up last week as George Michael’s Ladies & Gentlemen returns to the top ten at number 8, followed by Twenty Five leaping twenty-seven places to 45 and The Final … read more

Chart Watch and New Releases: 24 February 2017

David Bowie "No Plan" EP

Little ’80s-related action in this weeks charts, although budget Status Quo compilation Keep ‘Em Coming enters the album chart at 70 and a new 40th anniversary edition of The Damned’s début album Damned Damned Damned arrives at 84. Follow the … read more