Off The Chart: 15 October 1987Whether you’re getting a job, joining the army or just playing records at a high degree of amplification, come back to 1987 with us on this week’s Off The Chart! As always we’ll have a brace of forgotten and half-remembered hits, tracks from three of the week’s new hit albums, a review of the day’s events, a look over our shoulder at the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK’s top five singles in full.

  • Which track was sampled for at least three huge hit singles despite only reaching number 100?
  • Which legendary rock band took fourteen years to finally score a top ten hit in the UK?
  • And who became the first act to reach number one in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s this week?

Tune in to find out!


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