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NOW Yearbook 1981

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Released: 20th May 2022. NOW Music is proud to present this addition to the 'Yearbook' series with 85 tracks that defined the charts in 1981. Kicking off with legendary No. 1s from Queen and David Bowie, disc 1 is packed with classics that represent the influx of new artists that dominated that year. Disc 2 opens with 'Imagine' - a No. 1 nearly 10 years after it was first released, in the wake of John Lennon's tragic death. Huge ballads from Roxy Music, Pretenders, and REO Speedwagon are featured along-side the biggest selling track of the year in the U.S. from Kim Carnes with 'Bette Davis Eyes'. Disc 3 presents a sublime mix of ballads, pure pop, rock n roll revivalism, party floor-fillers, and easy listening. The final disc in this collection features more new artists who saw their first chart success in 1981 including Haircut 100, ABC, Altered Images and Landscape.

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  • Details

    Released:
    20th May 2022
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    CD Album
    Barcode:
    194399459324
  • Description

    NOW Music is proud to present this addition to the 'Yearbook' series with 85 tracks that defined the charts in 1981. Kicking off with legendary No. 1s from Queen and David Bowie, disc 1 is packed with classics that represent the influx of new artists that dominated that year. Disc 2 opens with 'Imagine' - a No. 1 nearly 10 years after it was first released, in the wake of John Lennon's tragic death. Huge ballads from Roxy Music, Pretenders, and REO Speedwagon are featured along-side the biggest selling track of the year in the U.S. from Kim Carnes with 'Bette Davis Eyes'. Disc 3 presents a sublime mix of ballads, pure pop, rock n roll revivalism, party floor-fillers, and easy listening. The final disc in this collection features more new artists who saw their first chart success in 1981 including Haircut 100, ABC, Altered Images and Landscape.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Under Pressure
    Queen & David Bowie
    2.Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    The Police
    3.Ghost Town
    The Specials
    4.Vienna
    Ultravox
    5.Fade to Grey
    Visage
    6.Don't You Want Me
    The Human League
    7.Planet Earth
    Duran Duran
    8.Tainted Love
    Soft Cell
    9.Quiet Life
    Japan
    10.Kids in America
    Kim Wilde
    11.It's a Mystery
    Toyah
    12.Prince Charming
    Adam & The Ants
    13.Rapture
    Blondie
    14.Lay All Your Love On Me
    ABBA
    15.Physical
    Olivia Newton-John
    16.Stars On 45
    Stars On 45
    17.Green Door
    Shakin' Stevens
    18.It Must Be Love
    Madness
    19.Being With You
    Smokey Robinson
    20.One Day in Your Life
    Michael Jackson

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Imagine
    John Lennon
    2.Jealous Guy
    Roxy Music
    3.I Go to Sleep
    The Pretenders
    4.Bette Davis Eyes
    Kim Carnes
    5.Keep On Loving You
    REO Speedwagon
    6.Hold On Tight
    Electric Light Orchestra
    7.You Better You Bet
    The Who
    8.I Surrender
    Rainbow
    9.Something 'Bout You Baby I Like
    Status Quo
    10.Please Don't Touch
    Motorhead & Girlschool
    11.Will You?
    Hazel O'Connor
    12.Wordy Rappinghood
    Tom Tom Club
    13.Don't Stop the Music
    Yarbrough and Peoples
    14.Body Talk
    Imagination
    15.You'll Never Know
    Hi-Gloss
    16.Southern Freeez
    Freeez
    17.Going Back to My Roots
    Odyssey
    18.Let's Groove
    Earth, Wind & Fire
    19.It's a Love Thing
    The Whispers
    20.When She Was My Girl
    The Four Tops
    21.How 'Bout Us
    Champaign

    Disc 3

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Woman
    John Lennon
    2.One of Us
    ABBA
    3.Endless Love (From 'The Endless Love')
    Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
    4.Rainy Night in Georgia
    Randy Crawford
    5.For Your Eyes Only
    Sheena Easton
    6.Stand and Deliver
    Adam & The Ants
    7.Under Your Thumb
    Godley and Creme
    8.Star
    Kiki Dee
    9.Wired for Sound
    Cliff Richard
    10.Hand Held in Black and White
    Dollar
    11.Japanese Boy
    Aneka
    12.Making Your Mind Up
    Bucks Fizz
    13.This Ole House
    Shakin' Stevens
    14.(Do) the Hucklebuck
    Coast to Coast
    15.Rock This Town
    Stray Cats
    16.Can Can
    Bad Manners
    17.Everybody Salsa
    Modern Romance
    18.I Am the Beat
    The Look
    19.Attention to Me
    The Nolans
    20.Begin the Beguine (Volver a Empezar)
    Julio Iglesias
    21.More Than in Love
    Kate Robbins & Beyond
    22.Memory (From 'Cats')
    Elaine Paige

    Disc 4

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Antmusic
    Adam & The Ants
    2.Happy Birthday
    Altered Images
    3.Girls On Film
    Duran Duran
    4.Love Action (I Believe in Love)
    The Human League
    5.Chant No.1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) (Extended Mix)
    Spandau Ballet
    6.Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
    Haircut 100
    7.Tears Are Not Enough
    ABC
    8.Einstein a Go-go
    Landscape
    9.Yellow Pearl
    Philm
    10.She's Got Claws
    Gary Numan
    11.Souvenir
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    12.I'm in Love With a German Film Star
    The Passions
    13.That's Entertainment
    The Jam
    14.Fire
    U2
    15.Spellbound
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
    16.Reward
    The Teardrop Explodes
    17.Swords of a Thousand Men
    Tenpole Tudor
    18.Is Vic There?
    Department S
    19.One in Ten
    UB40
    20.The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)
    Fun Boy Three
    21.Labelled With Love
    Squeeze
    22.Good Year for the Roses
    Elvis Costello & The Attractions
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