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Off The Chart: 13 October 1989

Off The Chart: 13 October 1989

We’re going back to this day in 1989 on this week’s Off The Chart where it’s Friday the 13th, an ominous date, especially for Steve who’s just moved house and had to cobble this week’s show together in a hurry. Nevertheless, we’ll still have the regular quota of forgotten and obscure hits, three of the week’s new albums, a look at the day’s events, a quick sneaky peak at the Italian chart, and be back home in time for the top five in full.

  • Who promoted their new live album by releasing a remix of an old studio track as a single?
  • Which act swapped places to improve on the success of their first hit?
  • And which pop legend was spurned by James Joyce?

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.


There’s a podcast too!

For those of you who enjoy the nonsense we talk but don’t have time to listen to the music, we’ve put the talky bits together with some exclusive extras to make a podcast! It’s a bumper extended edition this week – well, not really, it’s just that Steve didn’t have time to edit it properly. But we still manage to look at the UK charts of 13 October 1989 and learn how to dance the Lambada without moving, dodge an inflatable Bruce Foxton and find out why Chris Rea has set off home for Christmas already.

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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!

Mixcloud Select: House Nation

House Nation

From June 2018, House Nation is a 78 minute continuous mix of House classics from Steve “Silk” Hurley, Bomb The Bass, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk and many more. This and all the other Virtual CDs can be yours when you join … read more

Off The Chart: 30 April 1988

Off The Chart: 30 April 1988

Here we go again with another trip to 1988 for this week’s Off The Chart! We’ve got all the usual features, except for one… There’s still the regular round-up of forgotten and half-remembered hits, a look at the day’s events, … read more

Off The Chart: 12 May 1988

Off The Chart: 12 May 1988

A new dexy, a new look but the same old shenanigans on Off The Chart as we head back to this week in 1988! Join Steve and Julian for two hours of hits, headlines and hogwash including some forgotten and … read more

Off The Chart: 18 February 1989

Off The Chart: 18 February 1989

What a week on Off The Chart: electric doormats, potential food poisoning and the UK singles chart from this week in 1989, including lots of hits you don’t hear very often and a top five you’ve already heard far too … read more

Off The Chart: 20 August 1988

Off The Chart: 20 August 1988

We’re 21 today! On the twenty-first edition of Off The Chart we look at the chart of 20 August 1988. Steve and Julian play some of the hits you don’t often hear, three tracks from the album of the week … read more