As we spiral further and further away from the ’80s, we touch the nearest point again this week on Off The Chart with a look at the UK singles chart from this day in 1989! As always we’ll be picking out the obscure, forgotten and neglected hits, and mixing them up with a look at the day’s events, three of the week’s new albums, a hit from the Japanese chart, and concluding with the top five in full.
- Which legendary solo artist torpedoed his own chart success by forming a band?
- Which minor 1989 hit became one of the biggest hits of the 1990s?
- And who had a hit in 1993 with a song first released in 1989 but recorded in 1985?
Tune in and find out!
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