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Off The Chart: 15 February 1983

Off The Chart: 15 February 1983

Right, buckle up, we’re heading all the way back to 1983 on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for another two hours of forgotten, discarded and neglected hits from the UK chart 39 years ago today, as well as the usual round-up of what was going on, three of the week’s big new albums, a long awaited trip to Japan to struggle through their top ten, and back home for the top five in full.

  • Which successful band’s lead singer was floundering at the bottom of the chart with a solo single?
  • Why was a number one hit from 1958 back in the top thirty?
  • And who changed musical direction to annoy Garry Bushell?

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!

Further Off The Chart 29 – Le disco français

Further Off The Chart 29

Yes, it’s that time again! Further Off The Chart is back, mopping up tracks we talked about on the regular shows but couldn’t play at the time. If you’re not backing us, what are you waiting for? Support us on … read more

Off The Chart: 9 November 1982

Off The Chart: 9 November 1982

We’re heading back to this day in 1982 for another edition of Off The Chart! We’ve missed the launch of Channel 4 by one week, but there’s another important TV milestone today, which we’ll cover along with the day’s other … read more

Off The Chart: 26 October 1985

Off The Chart: 26 October 1985

Somehow we’ve made it back to 1985 again on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for a withering look at the UK singles chart from this week in 1985, including a brace of obscure, forgotten or overlooked hits, plus … read more

Off The Chart: 5 October 1989

Off The Chart: 5 October 1989

We’re edging towards the end of the ’80s on this week’s Off The Chart as we revisit this day in 1989! Join us for the usual mix of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three of the week’s new albums, a look … read more

Off The Chart: 4 May 1983

Off The Chart: 4 May 1983

Come on, join us for another edition of Off The Chart as we go back to this day in 1983! We’ll have a mix of forgotten and obscure hits, three of the week’s new albums, a look at the day’s … read more

Off The Chart: 23 February 1983

Off The Chart: 23 February 1983

Join us for a trip back to 1983 on this week’s Off The Chart as we flood your earholes with two hours of hits you might not remember. We’ll also have the usual round-up of the day’s events, three of … read more

Off The Chart: 17 November 1982

Off The Chart: 17 November 1982

We’re going back to this day in 1982 for another unpredictable edition of Off The Chart! Join us for the usual complement of obscure and forgotten hits, three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of the day’s goings-on, a … read more

Off The Chart: 25 August 1985

Off The Chart: 25 August 1985

We’re off back to this day in 1985 on this week’s Off The Chart with the usual lorryload of hits you might not remember or want to forget. We’re also playing all the new entries on the album chart, as … read more

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: 7 April 1985

Off The Chart: 7 April 1985

It’s Easter 1985 on this week’s Off The Chart as Steve and Julian laugh in the face of technical problems to revisit the UK singles chart from 35 years ago today! This week’s hollow, chocolate-flavoured show contains the usual selection … read more

Off The Chart: 28 January 1985

Off The Chart: 28 January 1985

They said it wouldn’t last… in fact, we said it wouldn’t last, but here we are with the 200th edition of Off The Chart! We’re heading back to this day in 1985 for a brace of unremembered hits, tracks from … read more