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Now That's What I Call 40 Years: 1983-1993 - Volume 1

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Released: 24th November 2023. NOW That’s What I Call Music! is excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary, and we are proud to present four very special collector’s editions that together present 250 essential hits from the past 40 years on CD. The first of these is NOW That's What I Call 40 Years: Volume 1 - 1983-1993. Looking back at 10 years of huge Pop hits, this special edition 3CD is housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 26-page booklet featuring a summary of the era, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, plus original singles and NOW artwork. 60 tracks that span the first 10 years of NOW That’s What I Call Music! releases, including tracks from all of the first 25 numbered NOW albums. Kicking off in 1983 with the year’s biggest seller ‘Karma Chameleon’ from Culture Club and including some of the most popular hits of the 80s, including ‘Radio Ga Ga’ from Queen, UB40, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Paul McCartney, and Tina Turner with her signature song ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’. ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ - the first #1 for Wham! - is included alongside huge hits from Lionel Richie, Eurythmics, Bananarama, The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris, and ‘Sledgehammer’ from Peter Gabriel. The collaboration between Run DMC and Aerosmith plus giant rock hits from Bon Jovi and Europe are featured, along with #1s from Pet Shop Boys, Belinda Carlisle, Yazz & The Plastic Population, Marc Almond & Gene Pitney, Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler and dance classics from Inner City and Womack & Womack.  As the 80s gave way to the 90s, Adamski & Seal’s ‘Killer’ leads the #1s including classic tracks from Beats International, The Beautiful South, Elton John with ‘Sacrifice’, and the stunning version of the Prince-written ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ from Sinéad O’Connor. Shakespears Sister, Tasmin Archer and Charles & Eddie hit #1 for the first time, and The KLF delivered a fantastic collaboration with Tammy Wynette. Duran Duran and New Order were both back in the Top 10 in 1993. A remix of Freddie Mercury’s ‘Living On My Own’ saw him top the charts for the first time as a solo artist and the sophisticated pop of Sade’s ‘No Ordinary Love’ closes this first volume of hits from NOW’s first 40 Years. 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:
    196588347221
  • Description

    NOW That’s What I Call Music! is excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary, and we are proud to present four very special collector’s editions that together present 250 essential hits from the past 40 years on CD.

    The first of these is NOW That's What I Call 40 Years: Volume 1 - 1983-1993. Looking back at 10 years of huge Pop hits, this special edition 3CD is housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 26-page booklet featuring a summary of the era, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, plus original singles and NOW artwork. 60 tracks that span the first 10 years of NOW That’s What I Call Music! releases, including tracks from all of the first 25 numbered NOW albums.

    Kicking off in 1983 with the year’s biggest seller ‘Karma Chameleon’ from Culture Club and including some of the most popular hits of the 80s, including ‘Radio Ga Ga’ from Queen, UB40, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Paul McCartney, and Tina Turner with her signature song ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’. ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ - the first #1 for Wham! - is included alongside huge hits from Lionel Richie, Eurythmics, Bananarama, The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris, and ‘Sledgehammer’ from Peter Gabriel. The collaboration between Run DMC and Aerosmith plus giant rock hits from Bon Jovi and Europe are featured, along with #1s from Pet Shop Boys, Belinda Carlisle, Yazz & The Plastic Population, Marc Almond & Gene Pitney, Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler and dance classics from Inner City and Womack & Womack.  As the 80s gave way to the 90s, Adamski & Seal’s ‘Killer’ leads the #1s including classic tracks from Beats International, The Beautiful South, Elton John with ‘Sacrifice’, and the stunning version of the Prince-written ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ from Sinéad O’Connor. Shakespears Sister, Tasmin Archer and Charles & Eddie hit #1 for the first time, and The KLF delivered a fantastic collaboration with Tammy Wynette. Duran Duran and New Order were both back in the Top 10 in 1993. A remix of Freddie Mercury’s ‘Living On My Own’ saw him top the charts for the first time as a solo artist and the sophisticated pop of Sade’s ‘No Ordinary Love’ closes this first volume of hits from NOW’s first 40 Years.

    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.The Lovecats
    The Cure
    5.Radio Ga Ga
    Queen
    6.Relax
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    7.99 Red Balloons
    Nena
    8.Pipes of Peace
    Paul McCartney
    9.What's Love Got to Do With It
    Tina Turner
    10.Wake Me Up Before You Go-go
    Wham!
    11.Together in Electric Dreams
    Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder
    12.Never Ending Story
    Limahl
    13.Ghostbusters
    Ray Parker Jr.
    14.Hello
    Lionel Richie
    15.Frankie
    Sister Sledge
    16.Don't You (Forget About Me)
    Simple Minds
    17.There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)
    Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
    18.Something About You
    Level 42
    19.Venus
    Bananarama
    20.When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
    Billy Ocean

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Sledgehammer
    Peter Gabriel
    2.Don't Leave Me This Way
    The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris
    3.Walk This Way (Feat. Aerosmith)
    RUN DMC
    4.Livin' On a Prayer
    Bon Jovi
    5.The Final Countdown
    Europe
    6.China in Your Hand
    T'Pau
    7.Always On My Mind
    Pet Shop Boys
    8.Heaven Is a Place On Earth
    Belinda Carlisle
    9.I Think We're Alone Now
    Tiffany
    10.Theme from S-Express
    S'Express
    11.The Only Way Is Up
    Yazz & The Plastic Population
    12.Teardrops
    Womack & Womack
    13.You Came
    Kim Wilde
    14.First Time
    Robin Beck
    15.Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
    Marc Almond & Gene Pitney
    16.Good Life
    Inner City
    17.Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
    Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler
    18.I Just Don't Have the Heart
    Cliff Richard
    19.I Want That Man
    Debbie Harry
    20.Sowing the Seeds of Love
    Tears for Fears

    Disc 3

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Killer
    Adamski & Seal
    2.Dub Be Good to Me
    Beats International
    3.A Little Time
    The Beautiful South
    4.It Must Have Been Love
    Roxette
    5.Sacrifice
    Elton John
    6.Nothing Compares 2 U
    Sinead O'Connor
    7.Should I Stay Or Should I Go
    The Clash
    8.Wind of Change
    Scorpions
    9.Any Dream Will Do
    Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jason Donovan
    10.Stars
    Simply Red
    11.Stay
    Shakespears Sister
    12.Justified and Ancient (Feat. Tammy Wynette)
    The KLF
    13.Rhythm Is a Dancer
    Snap!
    14.Would I Lie to You?
    Charles & Eddie
    15.Sleeping Satellite
    Tasmin Archer
    16.Ordinary World
    Duran Duran
    17.The Love I Lost (Feat. Sybil)
    West End
    18.Regret
    New Order
    19.Living On My Own
    Freddie Mercury
    20.No Ordinary Love
    Sade
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