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.

Looking for a retro chart show that doesn’t just play the familiar hits? You’ve found it.

9 July 1985

Off The Chart: 9 July 1985

It's a case of "business as usual despite difficulties" on Off The Chart as we laugh in the face of a power outage to bring you an all analogue look at the chart from today in 1985! Join us for the usual two hours of obscure, neglected and forgotten hits, three of the week's new entries on the album chart, a look at what was going on in the world, TV and radio highlights, gig listings, a hit from the West German chart and the top five in full, as long as the batteries hold out.

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We’re currently open to suggestions for the following shows:

30 July 1986

6 August 1981

13 August 1987

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