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NOW That's What I Call 80s: Dancefloor Various Artists


Barcode: 194399982525

  • Format CD Box Set
  • Category: Rock & Pop
  • Released: 22nd April 2022
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    NOW Music are proud to present the ultimate journey through the 80s’ biggest floor-fillers… NOW That’s What I Call 80s: Dancefloor.
    Kicking off with the massive soundtrack smash from Irene Cara, ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling’, followed by the defining ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ from Whitney Houston, the pure joy of Lionel Richie’s ‘All Night Long (All Night)’, and the massive ’Teardrops’ from Womack & Womack - Disc One features the best in Soul and the changing shape of Disco during the decade. Irresistable tracks from Shalamar, Alexander O'Neal, Joyce Sims, Princess, Boogie Box High and KC & The Sunshine Band will take you straight back to the 80s dance floor - plus anthems from Jocelyn Brown, Aretha Franklin and Gwen Guthrie lead toward the soulful beats that close this disc with Will Downing’s ‘A Love Supreme’, and Loose Ends’ ‘Hangin’ On A String (Contemplating)’.
    Disc Two pays tribute to the 80s dancefloor classics that fused genres to create breath-taking originality and new styles - often reflecting changes in new technology and capturing the fashion of the era. Electro-Pop from Freeez (‘I.O.U.’) and Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin (‘Walking On Sunshine’) introduce the disc. Electro & Hip-Hop beats fused for Malcolm McLaren and The World's Famous Supreme Team’s ‘Buffalo Gals’. Rock Steady Crew and Break Machine had huge hits with Electro based, Breakbeat & Hip-Hop inspired tracks. Two of the most influential Hip-Hop tracks ever follow with ‘White Lines (Don’t Do It)’ and ‘Hey DJ’, leading into the massive Electro charged chart and club hits from Chaka Khan, Shannon, Jellybean, and Exposé. Timeless tracks from The S.O.S Band and Nu Shooz are also featured alongside freestyle Hip-Hop and Pop infused beats from Whistle and Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force. #1 for 5 weeks in 1985 – the ground-breaking ’19’ from Paul Hardcastle signs off Disc Two.
    Our third disc starts in high gear with the defining remix of ‘Lost In Music’ by Sister Sledge - re-visioned for the 1984 dancefloor five years after they produced the original version by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers of Chic. Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Communards and Dead Or Alive delivered three of the decades’ biggest #1 hits by fusing irresistible Synth-Pop with a relentless Hi-NRG beat. Dead Or Alive’s ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’ was the first #1 for production powerhouse Stock Aitken & Waterman - and their success is also celebrated here with hits for Hazell Dean, Donna Summer and the peerless Divine. High Tempo Dance and Hi-NRG found mainstream success in the mid-80s with floor-fillers from Evelyn Thomas, Miquel Brown, Man 2 Man, Boys Town Gang and Patrick Cowley feat. Sylvester… and we’ve also included some huge club tracks from Barbara Pennington and Sheryl Lee Ralph, along with the catchiest Dance-Pop from London Boys and Laura Branigan. To close the disc, the collaboration between Pet Shop Boys and Liza Minnelli remains one the 80s’ most iconic pairings, producing epic Pop.
    By the late 80s, club culture informed and popularised a huge number of new styles of dance music including House, Eurodance, Jack-Swing, Techno, and an evolution in Soul… the final disc highlights some of the best from the end of the decade. The 3 #1’s that begin, Black Box’s ‘Ride On Time’, S’Express’ ’Theme From S’Express’, and ‘Pump Up The Volume’ from M/A/R/R/S, introduced sampling to the mainstream and the greatest new party anthems to a generation, alongside Bomb The Bass, The Beatmasters feat. The Cookie Crew, Coldcut feat. Lisa Stansfield and 49ers. The evolution of House music produced a new take on Disco and floor-fillers from Inner City, Steve “Silk” Hurley, Adventures Of Stevie V and a further remix of a Chic classic are all featured - as is one of the biggest and celebratory anthems ever - the #1 ’The Only Way Is Up’ from Yazz & The Plastic Population. Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler re-defined Soul and that would inspire musicians in the next decade across multiple genres - and as the decade drew to a close, we finish with two tracks that signpost the rise in club culture that would dominate the dancefloor and the charts in the early 90s - from 808 State, and the perfect sign-off from The Beloved with ’The Sun Rising’.
    Over 80 tracks - across 4 discs - a true journey through the dance music of a decade - NOW That’s What I Call 80s: Dancefloor. 
  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Flashdance...What a Feeling Irene Cara
    Track 2 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Whitney Houston
    Track 3 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
    Track 4 Teardrops Womack & Womack
    Track 5 A Night to Remember Shalamar
    Track 6 Can You Handle It Sharon Redd
    Track 7 Fake Alexander O'Neal
    Track 8 Who's Zoomin' Who? Aretha Franklin
    Track 9 Somebody Else's Guy Jocelyn Brown
    Track 10 Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent Gwen Guthrie
    Track 11 Come Into My Life Joyce Sims
    Track 12 Say I'm Your Number One Princess
    Track 13 Respectable Mel & Kim
    Track 14 Jive Talkin' Boogie Box High
    Track 15 Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life Indeep
    Track 16 Give It Up KC and the Sunshine Band
    Track 17 Girlfriend Pebbles
    Track 18 Straight Up Paula Abdul
    Track 19 A Love Supreme Will Downing
    Track 20 Hangin' On a String (Contemplating) Loose Ends

    ⠀ Disc 2

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 I.O.U. Freeez
    Track 2 Walking On Sunshine (Feat. Donnie Calvin) Rockers Revenge
    Track 3 Buffalo Gals Malcolm McLaren & World's Famous Supreme Team
    Track 4 (Hey You) the Rock Steady Crew Rock Steady Crew
    Track 5 Street Dance Break Machine
    Track 6 Hey DJ The World's Famous Supreme Team
    Track 7 White Lines (Don't Do It) Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
    Track 8 I Feel for You Chaka Khan
    Track 9 Let the Music Play Shannon
    Track 10 Point of No Return Expose
    Track 11 Just a Mirage Jellybean
    Track 12 Tell It to My Heart Taylor Dayne
    Track 13 Jump (For My Love) The Pointer Sisters
    Track 14 Body Rock Maria Vidal
    Track 15 Just Be Good to Me The S.O.S. Band
    Track 16 I Can't Wait Nu Shooz
    Track 17 Trapped Colonel Abrams
    Track 18 (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' Whistle
    Track 19 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam With Full Force
    Track 20 Waiting for a Train Flash and the Pan
    Track 21 19 Paul Hardcastle

    ⠀ Disc 3

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Lost in Music (1984 Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers Remix) Sister Sledge
    Track 2 Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    Track 3 Don't Leave Me This Way The Communards
    Track 4 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) Dead Or Alive
    Track 5 You Think You're a Man Divine
    Track 6 Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) Hazell Dean
    Track 7 High Energy Evelyn Thomas
    Track 8 So Many Men, So Little Time Miquel Brown
    Track 9 Male Stripper Man 2 Man
    Track 10 Do You Wanna Funk (Feat. Sylvester) Patrick Cowley
    Track 11 Can't Take My Eyes Off You Boys Town Gang
    Track 12 In the Evening Sheryl Lee Ralph
    Track 13 All American Boy Barbara Pennington
    Track 14 It's Raining Men The Weather Girls
    Track 15 So Macho Sinitta
    Track 16 Boys (Summertime Love) Sabrina
    Track 17 Requiem London Boys
    Track 18 This Time I Know It's for Real Donna Summer
    Track 19 Gloria Laura Branigan
    Track 20 Losing My Mind Liza Minnelli

    ⠀ Disc 4

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Ride On Time Black Box
    Track 2 Theme from 'S'Express' S'Express
    Track 3 Pump Up the Volume M/A/R/R/S
    Track 4 Beat Dis Bomb the Bass
    Track 5 Back to Life Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler
    Track 6 Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry
    Track 7 Good Life Inner City
    Track 8 Wait Kym Mazelle and Robert Howard
    Track 9 The Only Way Is Up Yazz & The Plastic Population
    Track 10 Touch Me 49ers
    Track 11 People Hold On (Feat. Lisa Stansfield) Coldcut
    Track 12 Dirty Cash The Adventures of Stevie V
    Track 13 Jack Your Body Steve "Silk" Hurley
    Track 14 Jack Le Freak Chic
    Track 15 Street Tuff Double Trouble & The Rebel MC
    Track 16 Rock Da House Beatmasters & The Cookie Crew
    Track 17 Got to Get (Feat. Leila K) Rob 'N' Raz
    Track 18 Blue Monday '88 New Order
    Track 19 Pacific - 707 808 State
    Track 20 The Sun Rising The Beloved
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    No. of discs 4 disc(s)
    Format CD / Box Set
    Label NOW
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