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Off The Chart: 8 September 1982

Off The Chart: 8 September 1982

Come back to this day in 1982 on this week’s Off The Chart as we revisit the UK singles chart, picking out some of the hits you’ve forgotten or never knew existed. We’ll also keep you abreast of the day’s events, play tracks from three of the week’s new albums, take a quick trip across the Atlantic to inspect the US chart, and back home for the top five in full.

  • Who got a solo record deal based on songs his band rejected for being too melodic?
  • Which band missed out on mainstream success because of the singer’s mother?
  • And who links the Sugarhill Gang with Mel Brooks?

Tune in and find out!

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    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! This week everyone’s obsessed with Fame but we still find time to talk about the world’s most rubbish superhero, Steve’s “buy one, get one free” hack and the Official Charts Website Cock-up Of The Week. It’ll all make sense if you listen.

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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: 3 December 1982

    Off The Chart: 3 December 1982

    December already! We’re heading back to this day in 1982 for this week’s Off The Chart, a time when Channel 4 was barely a month old, The Jam had just announced their split and Toto Coelo were already down the … read more

    Off The Chart: 26 March 1983

    Off The Chart: 26 March 1983

    Ditch the modern world for a couple of hours and come back to this day in 1983 for another edition of Off The Chart! We’ve got the usual mix of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three tracks from one of the … read more

    Off The Chart: 29 January 1984

    Off The Chart: 29 January 1984

    Take a couple of hours off from your tax return and come back to this day in 1984 on another edition of Off The Chart! We’ve got another two hours of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three tracks from one of … 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: 28 July 1982

    Off The Chart: 28 July 1982

    Whether you’re driving in your car, taking the night train or even learning how to fly, make sure you join Steve and Julian for another two hours of hits, headlines and havoc from this day in 1982! As always there’s … read more

    Virtual C90: February 2018

    Virtual C90: February 2018

    This month’s virtual mixtape brings you new music from Kim Wilde, Simple Minds, Saxon, Alexander O’Neal and lots more, plus the usual mix of ’80s hits, misses and mixes. Enjoy! read more

    Off The Chart: 1 April 1986

    Off The Chart: 1 April 1986

    No fooling, we’re going back to 1986 this week on Off The Chart to look at the UK singles chart from this week 31 years ago. There’s some hits you remember, some you probably don’t, three tracks from a featured … 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