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NOW Yearbook 1978

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Released: 28th April 2023. NOW Music is proud to present the next instalment in our ongoing 'Yearbook' series, 'NOW - Yearbook 1978' - 85 tracks from a magical year in Pop! Opening with the epic 'Mr. Blue Sky' from Electric Light Orchestra, the timeless 'Baker Street' from Gerry Rafferty, and Rod Stewart's massive #1 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?'. More number one's follow, with songs from ABBA and Boney M, pop-reggae chart-toppers from 10cc and Althea & Donna, and a run of dancefloor fillers by Chaka Khan and Donna Summer. The second disc pays tribute to the incredible line-up of artists in the charts of 1978 with their roots in Punk and beginning the burgeoning New Wave movement , kicking off with songs from The Boomtown Rats, The Undertones and the Buzzcocks, alongside classic singles from Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Rezillos, The Clash, The Jam, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, and Ian Dury & The Blockheads. Disc 3 is a fabulous celebration of Disco in 1978. A stunning run of Disco gold, led by the sophisticated groove of 'Le Freak' from Chic, alongside 'Boogie Oogie Oogie', 'Instant Replay', 'Let's All Chant' and 'More Than A Woman' by Tavares from the soundtrack of 'Saturday Night Fever'. More Dance-oriented hits from Hot Chocolate and Earth, Wind & Fire feature, before the disc closes with two of the year's most beautiful ballads from Heatwave and the timeless 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore' from Rose Royce. The final disc is all about the Pop smashes of the year - opening with 'Denis' the chart breakthrough from Blondie, and two huge hits from the soundtrack to 'Grease' from Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. Darts paid tribute to 50s doo-wop, and Bill Withers and John Paul Young produced two of the most uplifting songs ever ('Lovely Day' and 'Love Is In The Air'). Unique hits from Renaissance, Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley, and Barry Manilow are followed by a run of Pop gems from Dollar, Andrew Gold, Boney M. This incredible collection draws to a close with 'Oh What A Circus' a massive hit for David Essex, Brian & Michael's #1 'Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs', and what better way to sign-off such a diverse year in the charts than with 1978's best-selling #2 peaking single - Father Abraham with the 'Smurf Song'. 'NOW - Yearbook 1978' - A celebration of the diversity and wonderful creativity of the year in Pop.

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  • Details

    Released:
    28th April 2023
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    CD Album
    Barcode:
    196587830922
  • Description

    NOW Music is proud to present the next instalment in our ongoing 'Yearbook' series, 'NOW - Yearbook 1978' - 85 tracks from a magical year in Pop! Opening with the epic 'Mr. Blue Sky' from Electric Light Orchestra, the timeless 'Baker Street' from Gerry Rafferty, and Rod Stewart's massive #1 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?'. More number one's follow, with songs from ABBA and Boney M, pop-reggae chart-toppers from 10cc and Althea & Donna, and a run of dancefloor fillers by Chaka Khan and Donna Summer. The second disc pays tribute to the incredible line-up of artists in the charts of 1978 with their roots in Punk and beginning the burgeoning New Wave movement , kicking off with songs from The Boomtown Rats, The Undertones and the Buzzcocks, alongside classic singles from Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Rezillos, The Clash, The Jam, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, and Ian Dury & The Blockheads. Disc 3 is a fabulous celebration of Disco in 1978. A stunning run of Disco gold, led by the sophisticated groove of 'Le Freak' from Chic, alongside 'Boogie Oogie Oogie', 'Instant Replay', 'Let's All Chant' and 'More Than A Woman' by Tavares from the soundtrack of 'Saturday Night Fever'. More Dance-oriented hits from Hot Chocolate and Earth, Wind & Fire feature, before the disc closes with two of the year's most beautiful ballads from Heatwave and the timeless 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore' from Rose Royce. The final disc is all about the Pop smashes of the year - opening with 'Denis' the chart breakthrough from Blondie, and two huge hits from the soundtrack to 'Grease' from Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. Darts paid tribute to 50s doo-wop, and Bill Withers and John Paul Young produced two of the most uplifting songs ever ('Lovely Day' and 'Love Is In The Air'). Unique hits from Renaissance, Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley, and Barry Manilow are followed by a run of Pop gems from Dollar, Andrew Gold, Boney M. This incredible collection draws to a close with 'Oh What A Circus' a massive hit for David Essex, Brian & Michael's #1 'Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs', and what better way to sign-off such a diverse year in the charts than with 1978's best-selling #2 peaking single - Father Abraham with the 'Smurf Song'. 'NOW - Yearbook 1978' - A celebration of the diversity and wonderful creativity of the year in Pop.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Mr. Blue Sky
    Electric Light Orchestra
    2.Baker Street
    Gerry Rafferty
    3.Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
    Rod Stewart
    4.Take a Chance On Me
    ABBA
    5.Rivers of Babylon
    Boney M.
    6.Dreadlock Holiday
    10cc
    7.Uptown Top Ranking
    Althea & Donna
    8.MacArthur Park
    Donna Summer
    9.I'm Every Woman
    Chaka Khan
    10.If I Can't Have You
    Yvonne Elliman
    11.Everybody Dance
    Chic
    12.Native New Yorker
    Odyssey
    13.Wishing On a Star
    Rose Royce
    14.Three Times a Lady
    Commodores
    15.Dancing in the City
    Marshall Hain
    16.Substitute
    Clout
    17.It's a Heartache
    Bonnie Tyler
    18.If You Can't Give Me Love
    Suzi Quatro
    19.With a Little Luck
    Wings
    20.The Man With the Child in His Eyes
    Kate Bush

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Rat Trap
    The Boomtown Rats
    2.Teenage Kicks
    The Undertones
    3.Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
    Buzzcocks
    4.Hong Kong Garden
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
    5.Top of the Pops
    The Rezillos
    6.Hanging On the Telephone
    Blondie
    7.(I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea
    Elvis Costello & The Attractions
    8.(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais
    The Clash
    9.Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
    The Jam
    10.What a Waste
    Ian Dury and The Blockheads
    11.Because the Night
    Patti Smith
    12.My Best Friends Girl
    The Cars
    13.Airport
    The Motors
    14.5.7.0.5
    City Boy
    15.Love Is Like Oxygen
    Sweet
    16.Part-time Love
    Elton John
    17.Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
    Billy Joel
    18.Who Are You
    The Who
    19.Cold As Ice
    Foreigner
    20.Life's Been Good
    Joe Walsh
    21.(Don't Fear) the Reaper
    Blue Oyster Cult
    22.Forever Autumn
    Justin Hayward

    Disc 3

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Le Freak
    Chic
    2.Boogie Oogie Oogie
    A Taste of Honey
    3.More Than a Woman
    Tavares
    4.I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)
    Alicia Bridges
    5.Instant Replay
    Dan Hartman
    6.Let's All Chant
    Michael Zager Band
    7.Do It Do It Again (A Far L'amore Comincia Tu)
    Raffaella Carra
    8.Sorry, I'm a Lady
    Baccara
    9.Singin' in the Rain
    Sheila & B. Devotion
    10.From East to West
    Voyage
    11.I Love You
    Donna Summer
    12.Givin' Up Givin' In
    The Three Degrees
    13.I Can't Stand the Rain
    Eruption
    14.Automatic Lover
    Dee D. Jackson
    15.I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper
    Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip
    16.Galaxy of Love
    Crown Heights Affair
    17.Come Back and Finish What You Started
    Gladys Knight & The Pips
    18.Every 1's a Winner
    Hot Chocolate
    19.Fantasy
    Earth, Wind & Fire
    20.Always and Forever
    Heatwave
    21.Love Don't Live Here Anymore
    Rose Royce

    Disc 4

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Denis
    Blondie
    2.Hopelessly Devoted to You
    Olivia Newton-John
    3.Sandy
    John Travolta
    4.The Boy from New York City
    Darts
    5.Lovely Day
    Bill Withers
    6.Love Is in the Air
    John Paul Young
    7.Copacabana
    Barry Manilow
    8.Northern Lights
    Rennaissance
    9.If I Had Words
    Scott Fitzgerald/Yvonne Keeley
    10.Brown Girl in the Ring
    Boney M.
    11.Figaro
    Brotherhood of Man
    12.Bad Old Days
    Co-Co
    13.Shooting Star
    Dollar
    14.Never Let Her Slip Away
    Andrew Gold
    15.Lucky Stars (Feat. Denise Marsa)
    Dean Friedman
    16.Walk in Love
    The Manhattan Transfer
    17.Let's Have a Quiet Night In
    David Soul
    18.Don't Make My Brown Eyes Blue
    Crystal Gayle
    19.Don't Cry Out Loud
    Elkie Brooks
    20.Oh What a Circus
    David Essex
    21.Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs
    Brian & Michael
    22.Smurf Song
    Father Abraham
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