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Off The Chart: 2 November 1988

Off The Chart: 2 November 1988

We’ve been beset by technical issues again this week but we’ve battled through to bring you another Off The Chart! Join us on a voyage back to 1988 for the usual two hours of obscure, forgotten and half-remembered hits, plus three of the week’s new albums, a track from a Peel session broadcast on this day, a round-up of the day’s goings-on, a quick look at the Swiss chart and the top five in full.

  • Who had a two year gap between two single releases from the same album?
  • Who followed their first number 1 hit with three consecutive number 2s?
  • And which album took eighteen and a half years to reach number 1?

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 27: “Debbie Gibson’s house smelled of wee”

Further Off The Chart 27

Here we are then, just sneaking in before the end of the month and before the halfway point of the dexy, even though this dexy has eleven weeks in it for reasons that will become clear if you listen to … read more

Off The Chart: 12 May 1987

Off The Chart: 12 May 1987

Despite the confusion over lockdown rules, it’s perfectly safe to listen to this week’s Off The Chart at the same time as everyone else! Stay at home and join us for two hours of forgotten hits from this day in … read more

Off The Chart: 28 May 1987

Off The Chart: 28 May 1987

We’re nipping back to this day in 1987 on this week’s Off The Chart! Join us for another two hours of hits you might have forgotten, or never knew in the first place, plus a sampling of the new entries … read more

Off The Chart: 9 June 1987

Off The Chart: 9 June 1987

Come back to this day in 1987 as Steve and Julian bring you another two hours of hits, headlines and horsefeathers on Off The Chart! As always there’s a hatful of forgotten and half-remembered hits, three tracks from one of … read more