Off The Chart: 5 November 1984Join us for a trip back to this day in 1984 on this week’s Off The Chart! There’ll be the usual sparkling wit and loads of bangers from the day’s UK singles chart (but nothing by Catherine Wheel as all their hits were in the ’90s), plus a look at the day’s events, three of the week’s hot new albums, a look at the French chart and the top five singles in full.

  • Which two very different bands released almost identically titled singles on the same day?
  • Whose latest single went to number one so quickly they didn’t even bother making a video?
  • And when is a Madness single not a Madness single?

Tune in and find out!



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