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Off The Chart: 21 September 1987

Off The Chart: 21 September 1987

We’ve crammed a surprising amount into this week’s Off The Chart, including a metric shedload of obscure, forgotten and overlooked hits from this day in 1987. We’ve also shoehorned in three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of the day’s events, a track from the Canadian chart and a song from a John Peel session broadcast on this day, and still somehow found room for all six songs in this week’s top five. Phew.

  • Who had top 40 hits with two different surnames, but not with a combination of the two?
  • Who got the original of a club classic into the top ten by talking over it?
  • And which iconic duo broke up because one of them had to go to Monaco for his day job?

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: 30 March 1988

Off The Chart: 30 March 1988

Incredibly we’ve been doing Off The Chart for five whole years! Give or take a couple of days, anyway. We couldn’t have the massive birthday celebration we wanted, but we did the best we could by hosting the show in … read more

Off The Chart: 8 December 1987

Off The Chart: 8 December 1987

It’s beginning to look a tiny bit like Christmas on Off The Chart as we go back to this day in 1987! Join us for two hours of hits of varying levels of familiarity, tracks from all the new entries … read more

Off The Chart: 23 June 1988

Off The Chart: 23 June 1988

Here we are again, back at the start of another ten week period (“dexy” if you will) on Off The Chart and returning to this day 1988 for another two hours of less obvious hits, three of the week’s big … read more

Now Parlez 10

Now Parlez 10

Join Steve and Julian as they take time out from their weekly Off The Chart show to rummage in the back of the wardrobe for another Now album! This time they’re playing tracks from Now That’s What I Call Music … read more

Off The Chart: 8 December 1988

Off The Chart: 8 December 1988

We’re going back thirty years to this day in 1988 on this week’s Off The Chart for another two hours of hits, headlines and house music – as well as rock, pop, reggae, soul and even some old time music … 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

Virtual C90: October 2018

Virtual C90: October 2018

This month’s virtual mixtape includes new music from Kim Wilde, The Bangles, Neneh Cherry and Blancmange, some new takes on old favourites by Johnny Hates Jazz, a-ha, Bananarama and Queen, plus the usual mix of hits, misses and mixes from … 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: 11 November 1987

Off The Chart: 11 November 1987

We head back thirty years to this very day in 1987 on this week’s Off The Chart! Steve and Julian take you through some of the week’s less remembered hits, discuss the day’s events, pick three tracks from one of … read more

Off The Chart: 14 October 1988

Off The Chart: 14 October 1988

It’s the start of season 9 on Off The Chart as Steve and Julian whisk us back to today in 1988! There’s a brace of forgotten hits, three tracks from one of the week’s biggest albums, a track from the … read more

Rewind Scotland, Scone Palace, 22-23 July 2017

Human League at Rewind Scotland 2017

It’s Saturday afternoon. A man in a neon T-shirt is offering me and my pal a water pouch full of rum, while Mark King slaps at his bass in the background. I get a strange feeling of déjà vu, and … read more