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Now That's What I Call 40 Years

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Released: 24th November 2023. Celebrate 40 years of huge hits with NOW That’s What I Call 40 Years – 100 tracks across 5 CDs - honouring the legacy with a selection of the best from 40 years of NOW. Take the journey from the first edition back in 1983, right up to the present day – making at least one stop at every year in between. Opening with 1983’s biggest selling single ‘Karma Chameleon’ from Culture Club, before #1s from UB40 and Bonnie Tyler, and the huge hit ‘Radio Ga Ga’ by Queen. Signature smashes from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Tina Turner, and Wham! follow ahead of mid-80s gold from Eurythmics, Peter Gabriel, Bananarama and The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris. The collaboration between Run DMC & Aerosmith and Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ are both legendary rock anthems, and the first disc closes with #1s from T’Pau, Pet Shop Boys and S’Express. Disc Two presents floor-fillers from Yazz & The Plastic Population and Womack & Womack plus ‘Back To Life…’ from Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler. The timeless version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ by Sinéad O'Connor ushers in the ‘90s and is followed by #1s from Elton John, Shakespears Sister and SNAP! The smash-hit collaboration between The KLF and Tammy Wynette features along with sophisticated ballads from Duran Duran, The Pretenders and Sade. Massive #1s from Freddie Mercury, Meat Loaf, Wet Wet Wet and Coolio & L.V. follow before Oasis close the disc with ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’. 1996’s #1s included ‘Wannabe’ by Spice Girls, and ‘Fastlove’ by George Michael – and they open Disc Three – ahead of a run of pure pop gems from Eternal feat. Bebe Winans, All Saints, Boyzone, Steps, Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl’, and from 1999, the debut ‘…Baby One More Time’ from Britney Spears. Other superstar smashes on this disc include ‘Angels’ from Robbie Williams, ‘Believe’ from Cher and Kylie Minogue’s biggest hit ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’. Incredible R&B from Mary J. Blige, and The Black Eyed Peas is included alongside artists who launched from TV talent shows to achieve massive success; Girls Aloud, and closing the disc, Will Young. Disc Four kicks off with a run of huge selling #1s from James Blunt, Westlife, Gnarls Barkley and MIKA, before the amazing vocals of Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis. Pop royalty Take That feature with ‘Rule The World’ and Coldplay enjoyed their first #1 in 2008 with ‘Viva La Vida’. Pop gold from P!NK and The Killers, and the huge dance-pop hits ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga, and ‘On The Floor’ from Jennifer Lopez follow; and 2011 saw Lana Del Rey make her debut with ‘Video Games’, and One Direction with “What Makes You Beautiful’. PSY had a global sensation, Pharrell Williams went to #1 with ‘Happy’, and the disc ends with the anthemic ‘Let It Go’ by Idina Menzel from ‘Frozen’. The final disc opens with ‘Sing’ - the first #1 for Ed Sheeran, leading a line-up of stellar chart-toppers from Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, Little Mix, Justin Bieber and George Ezra. There’s huge dance-pop from Dua Lipa, and ‘Promises’ from Calvin Harris with Sam Smith – and Keala Settle’s ‘This Is Me’ from the movie and soundtrack mega-hit ‘The Greatest Showman’. Huge era-defining songs from Lewis Capaldi, Billie Eilish and The Weeknd bring the collection into the ‘20s. Up next are introductory hits from Glass Animals and Olivia Rodrigo, along with more #1s from Lil Nas X, Elton John & Dua Lipa and David Guetta & Bebe Rexha. The Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 provided a huge hit for Sam Ryder, and in 2023 for Loreen… the final track, taken from the Summer of 2023 is ‘Padam Padam’ from Kylie Minogue – an artist who has enjoyed - much like NOW That’s What I Call Music! - continued success during five decades from the ‘80s to the ‘20s. NOW That’s What I Call 40 Years – celebrating NOW’s legacy with Massive Pop Hits from the past 40 years.

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  • Details

    Released:
    24th November 2023
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    CD Album
    Barcode:
    196588365928
  • Description

    Celebrate 40 years of huge hits with NOW That’s What I Call 40 Years – 100 tracks across 5 CDs - honouring the legacy with a selection of the best from 40 years of NOW.

    Take the journey from the first edition back in 1983, right up to the present day – making at least one stop at every year in between.

    Opening with 1983’s biggest selling single ‘Karma Chameleon’ from Culture Club, before #1s from UB40 and Bonnie Tyler, and the huge hit ‘Radio Ga Ga’ by Queen. Signature smashes from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Tina Turner, and Wham! follow ahead of mid-80s gold from Eurythmics, Peter Gabriel, Bananarama and The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris. The collaboration between Run DMC & Aerosmith and Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ are both legendary rock anthems, and the first disc closes with #1s from T’Pau, Pet Shop Boys and S’Express.

    Disc Two presents floor-fillers from Yazz & The Plastic Population and Womack & Womack plus ‘Back To Life…’ from Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler. The timeless version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ by Sinéad O'Connor ushers in the ‘90s and is followed by #1s from Elton John, Shakespears Sister and SNAP! The smash-hit collaboration between The KLF and Tammy Wynette features along with sophisticated ballads from Duran Duran, The Pretenders and Sade. Massive #1s from Freddie Mercury, Meat Loaf, Wet Wet Wet and Coolio & L.V. follow before Oasis close the disc with ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’.

    1996’s #1s included ‘Wannabe’ by Spice Girls, and ‘Fastlove’ by George Michael – and they open Disc Three – ahead of a run of pure pop gems from Eternal feat. Bebe Winans, All Saints, Boyzone, Steps, Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl’, and from 1999, the debut ‘…Baby One More Time’ from Britney Spears. Other superstar smashes on this disc include ‘Angels’ from Robbie Williams, ‘Believe’ from Cher and Kylie Minogue’s biggest hit ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’. Incredible R&B from Mary J. Blige, and The Black Eyed Peas is included alongside artists who launched from TV talent shows to achieve massive success; Girls Aloud, and closing the disc, Will Young.

    Disc Four kicks off with a run of huge selling #1s from James Blunt, Westlife, Gnarls Barkley and MIKA, before the amazing vocals of Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis. Pop royalty Take That feature with ‘Rule The World’ and Coldplay enjoyed their first #1 in 2008 with ‘Viva La Vida’. Pop gold from P!NK and The Killers, and the huge dance-pop hits ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga, and ‘On The Floor’ from Jennifer Lopez follow; and 2011 saw Lana Del Rey make her debut with ‘Video Games’, and One Direction with “What Makes You Beautiful’. PSY had a global sensation, Pharrell Williams went to #1 with ‘Happy’, and the disc ends with the anthemic ‘Let It Go’ by Idina Menzel from ‘Frozen’.

    The final disc opens with ‘Sing’ - the first #1 for Ed Sheeran, leading a line-up of stellar chart-toppers from Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, Little Mix, Justin Bieber and George Ezra. There’s huge dance-pop from Dua Lipa, and ‘Promises’ from Calvin Harris with Sam Smith – and Keala Settle’s ‘This Is Me’ from the movie and soundtrack mega-hit ‘The Greatest Showman’. Huge era-defining songs from Lewis Capaldi, Billie Eilish and The Weeknd bring the collection into the ‘20s. Up next are introductory hits from Glass Animals and Olivia Rodrigo, along with more #1s from Lil Nas X, Elton John & Dua Lipa and David Guetta & Bebe Rexha. The Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 provided a huge hit for Sam Ryder, and in 2023 for Loreen… the final track, taken from the Summer of 2023 is ‘Padam Padam’ from Kylie Minogue – an artist who has enjoyed - much like NOW That’s What I Call Music! - continued success during five decades from the ‘80s to the ‘20s.

    NOW That’s What I Call 40 Years – celebrating NOW’s legacy with Massive Pop Hits from the past 40 years.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Karma Chameleon
    Culture Club
    2.Red Red Wine
    UB40
    3.Total Eclipse of the Heart
    Bonnie Tyler
    4.Radio Ga Ga
    Queen
    5.Relax
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    6.Pipes of Peace
    Paul McCartney
    7.What's Love Got to Do With It
    Tina Turner
    8.Wake Me Up Before You Go-go
    Wham!
    9.Ghostbusters
    Ray Parker Jr.
    10.There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)
    Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
    11.Sledgehammer
    Peter Gabriel
    12.When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
    Billy Ocean
    13.Venus
    Bananarama
    14.Don't Leave Me This Way
    The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris
    15.Walk This Way (Feat. Aerosmith)
    RUN DMC
    16.Livin' On a Prayer
    Bon Jovi
    17.China in Your Hand
    T'Pau
    18.Always On My Mind
    Pet Shop Boys
    19.Theme from S-Express
    S'Express

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.The Only Way Is Up
    Yazz & The Plastic Population
    2.Teardrops
    Womack & Womack
    3.You Came
    Kim Wilde
    4.Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
    Marc Almond & Gene Pitney
    5.Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
    Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler
    6.Nothing Compares 2 U
    Sinead O'Connor
    7.Sacrifice
    Elton John
    8.Any Dream Will Do (From 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat')
    Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jason Donovan
    9.Stay
    Shakespears Sister
    10.Justified and Ancient (Feat. Tammy Wynette)
    The KLF
    11.Rhythm Is a Dancer
    Snap!
    12.Ordinary World
    Duran Duran
    13.No Ordinary Love
    Sade
    14.Living On My Own
    Freddie Mercury
    15.I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
    Meat Loaf
    16.Love Is All Around (From 'Four Weddings and a Funeral')
    Wet Wet Wet
    17.I'll Stand By You
    The Pretenders
    18.Gangsta's Paradise
    Coolio & L.V.
    19.Don't Look Back in Anger
    Oasis

    Disc 3

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Wannabe
    Spice Girls
    2.Fastlove
    George Michael
    3.I Wanna Be the Only One (Feat. Bebe Winans)
    Eternal
    4.Never Ever
    All Saints
    5.Barbie Girl
    Aqua
    6.Torn
    Natalie Imbruglia
    7.Angels
    Robbie Williams
    8.No Matter What
    Boyzone
    9.Believe
    Cher
    10....Baby One More Time
    Britney Spears
    11.Tragedy
    Steps
    12.Rise
    Gabrielle
    13.Don't Stop Movin'
    S Club
    14.Can't Get You Out of My Head
    Kylie Minogue
    15.Family Affair
    Mary J. Blige
    16.Murder On the Dancefloor
    Sophie Ellis-Bextor
    17.Sound of the Underground
    Girls Aloud
    18.Cry Me a River
    Justin Timberlake
    19.Where Is the Love?
    The Black Eyed Snakes
    20.Leave Right Now
    Will Young

    Disc 4

    Track name
    Artist
    1.You're Beautiful
    James Blunt
    2.You Raise Me Up
    Westlife
    3.Crazy
    Gnarls Barkley
    4.Grace Kelly
    Mika
    5.Back to Black
    Amy Winehouse
    6.Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis
    7.Rule the World
    Take That
    8.So What
    P!nk
    9.Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
    10.Human
    The Killers
    11.Bad Romance
    Lady Gaga
    12.Firework
    Katy Perry
    13.On the Floor
    Jennifer Lopez
    14.Video Games
    Lana Del Rey
    15.What Makes You Beautiful
    One Direction
    16.Gangnam Style
    Psy
    17.Pompeii
    Bastille
    18.Happy (From 'Despicable Me 2')
    Pharrell Williams
    19.Wrecking Ball
    Miley Cyrus
    20.Chandelier
    Sia
    21.Let It Go (From 'Frozen')
    Idina Menzel

    Disc 5

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Sing
    Ed Sheeran
    2.Uptown Funk (Feat. Bruno Mars)
    Mark Ronson
    3.Black Magic
    Little Mix
    4.Stitches
    Shawn Mendes
    5.Love Yourself
    Justin Bieber
    6.Human
    Rag'n'Bone Man
    7.New Rules
    Dua Lipa
    8.Shotgun
    George Ezra
    9.Promises
    Calvin Harris and Sam Smith
    10.This Is Me
    Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble
    11.Someone You Loved
    Lewis Capaldi
    12.Bad Guy
    Billie Eilish
    13.Blinding Lights
    The Weeknd
    14.Heat Waves
    Glass Animals
    15.Drivers License
    Olivia Rodrigo
    16.MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
    Lil Nas X
    17.Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
    Elton John & Dua Lipa
    18.SPACE MAN
    Sam Ryder
    19.I'm Good (Blue)
    David Guetta & Bebe Rexha
    20.Tattoo
    Loreen
    21.Padam Padam
    Kylie Minogue
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