Off The Chart: 7 January 1989We’re back at the start of the year for another Off The Chart! Join us for a trip back to the 7th of January 1989 involving two hours of hits you might not remember, three selections from the album chart, a jaunt down to New Zealand for a look at their chart, a rundown of the day’s news, TV, radio and gigs, and concluding with the week’s top five singles in full.

  • Which keyboard wizard and guitar hero wrote a song together over the phone?
  • Whose first four singles all hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart?
  • And which of this week’s hits was sampled on two other records that were both top ten hits in the same week sixteen years later?

Tune in and find out!



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