Off The Chart: 11 January 1988Right, enough nonsense, everything’s back in its right place on this week’s Off The Chart as we look at the UK singles chart from this day in 1988! We’re sliding back into cosy familiarity but still bamboozling you with two hours of unfamiliar and forgotten hits, plus tracks from three big albums, a look at what was going on in the world, a quick visit to Italy to look at their chart, and back here for the top five in full as per usual.

  • Which band named themselves after another pop star’s unused pseudonym?
  • Who had their biggest hit in twelve years by sounding like another band?
  • And which hit in this week’s chart didn’t actually exist?

Tune in and find out!

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