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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 hall. As always we’ve got a bundle of half-remembered hits, three tracks from one of the week’s big albums, a hit from an international chart and the top five singles in full. Who tickled the top forty with an acid house track written and produced by the brains behind one of Status Quo’s biggest hits? Which two stars entered the chart one place above the song played at their wedding? And whose second hit album was recorded before their first but released over a year later? Tune in at 10am to find out!

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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!

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: 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

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: 2 September 1987

Off The Chart: 2 September 1987

This week on Off The Chart we’re going back thirty years to revisit the chart of 2 September 1987! Steve and Julian pick out some of the less well remembered hits of the week, discuss the day’s events, play three … read more

Off The Chart: 27 May 1988

Off The Chart: 27 May 1988

We’re arriving back in 1988 this week on Off The Chart with two hours of half-remembered hits, vague reminiscences, a featured album of the week and the top five singles in full – all six of them. The launderette is … read more

Chart Watch and New Releases: 10 March 2017

Marc Almond - Hits & Pieces

While the “singles chart” is full of Ed Sheeran tracks that aren’t singles, let’s have a look at the Physical Singles Chart where Depeche Mode’s Where’s The Revolution enters at number 1, knocking David Bowie’s No Plan EP down to … read more

Off The Chart: 7 January 1988

Off The Chart: 7 January 1988

A new year, a new jingle, a new feature (because we’ve run out of films) but lots of old records as usual on Off The Chart as we go back to the first chart of 1988! Steve and Julian play … read more

Off The Chart: 10 December 1989

Off The Chart: 10 December 1989

We’re as close to the end of the ’80s as we’ve ever been on Off The Chart this week as we revisit the singles chart of 10 December 1989! As ever there’s three tracks from a featured album, the top … read more

Virtual C90: December 2016

Virtual C90 - December 2016

This month’s Virtual C90 includes new music from ABC, UB40, The Rolling Stones, Jean-Michel Jarre and Cliff Richard, plus a mix of festive and not-so-festive ’80s hits, misses and mixes. Enjoy! read more

Off The Chart: 11 June 1988

Off The Chart: 11 June 1988

Every Saturday in our podcast-style-radio-show-thing Off The Chart, Steve Binnie and Julian Sparrow look at the chart from the corresponding week in one of the ’80s years and play the songs you don’t normally hear on a chart rundown. They … read more

1989 Christmas Top 40

Andy Stewart

In many ways the last year of the decade wasn’t too dissimilar from the early years – people were still using synths and computers to make their records, except the computers were now the size of a suitcase rather than … read more