Every Tuesday at 9pm Off The Chart takes a sideways look at the UK singles chart from the corresponding week in a particular ’80s year. A trip down Memory Lane that takes a detour down Don’t Remember This One Avenue and gets you lost in What The Hell’s This? Cul-De-Sac.

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20 September 1989

Off The Chart: 20 September 1989

We're heading back to 1989 on this week's Off The Chart for a stately procession through the week's singles chart. As usual we'll be taking in a brace of obscure, forgotten and half-remembered hits, plus three of the week's new entries on the album chart, a round-up of the day's events, a look at what was going on in the Dutch singles chart and the top five singles in full.

  • Whose biggest hit was an uncredited guest appearance on someone else's record?
  • Which hit single was replaced in the shops by a different version while it was at number one?
  • And which hit was inspired by a chance meeting with Jack Nicholson?

Tune in and find out!

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27 September 1984

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