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NOW Yearbook 1986

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Released: 24th February 2023. NOW Music is proud to present the next instalment of the 'Yearbook' series, 'NOW - Yearbook 1986', featuring 80 tracks from a fantastic year in pop! Opening with two stellar #1s, 'A Different Corner' from George Michael and 'The Sun Always Shines On T.V.' from a-ha, before leading into huge hits from Duran Duran ('Notorious'), Kate Bush ('Hounds Of Love') and 'Thorn In My Side' from Eurythmics. A top year for pure Pop magic is showcased in the next run of hits, including the #1 from Falco, plus Level 42, Kim Wilde, Nick Kamen, Owen Paul, and The Bangles, before timeless radio friendly Pop from the Pretenders, and the lead single from one of the year's biggest albums ('Graceland') from Paul Simon with 'You Can Call Me Al'. Reggae-Pop from UB40 and another #1 from Boris Gardiner give way to two of the year's most enduring ballads from Simply Red and Spandau Ballet. The second disc is all about Pop-Dance energy - kicking off with Wham!'s final hit and #1 'The Edge Of Heaven' and 1986's biggest seller 'Don't Leave Me This Way' from The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris. Bananarama scored a huge hit (and a US #1) with 'Venus', and Stock Aitken & Waterman achieved a further huge hit with Mel & Kim's debut 'Showing Out'. Sophisticated Pop gems from Debbie Harry, Belouis Some, The Blow Monkeys and the sublime 'Breakout' from Swing Out Sister lead into a fabulous run of Soul and Dance floor-fillers from Aretha Franklin, Gwen Guthrie, Cameo, Jermaine Stewart, Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know', and closes with Lionel Richie's international smash 'Dancing On The Ceiling'. Alternative Pop takes the spotlight on Disc three with 1986 a vintage year for the sheer diversity of its chart music. The Smiths peerless 'Panic' opens, followed by Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Sigue Sigue Sputnik, with the disc also featuring New Order, Furniture, Public Image Limited, It's Immaterial, and Big Audio Dynamite. Landmark hits from Talk Talk, Simple Minds and The Psychedelic Furs re-version of 'Pretty In Pink' were among the year's highlights of Alt-Rock, and Red Box, Culture Club, Howard Jones, and well-chosen covers from The Damned and Doctor & The Medics with their #1 take on 'Spirit In The Sky' produced yet more classic Pop. The final disc starts in epic cinematic style with the iconic #1 'Take My Breath Away' (taken from the film 'Top Gun') by Berlin, with huge global Rock smashes from Bon Jovi and a #1 from Europe, plus one of the best ever collaborations between Run DMC and Aerosmith on 'Walk This Way'. Robert Palmer's 'Addicted To Love' would become a timeless radio staple, and the year saw new hits from Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, a new version of a classic from The Police, and a huge hit for Status Quo with 'In The Army Now'. #1 ballads from Chris De Burgh and Nick Berry are joined by a #1 re-release from Jackie Wilson, and another movie theme going to the top - this time from Billy Ocean with 'When The Going Gets Tough' from 'The Jewel Of The Nile'. Three of the year's biggest Pop-Dance hits are up next from Steve Winwood, The Human League and Nu Shooz, before Five Star's biggest hit 'Rain Or Shine' - and to finish, two huge ballads; Whitney Houston's cover of 'Greatest Love Of All' and a December #1 for the Housemartins with their a cappella version of 'Caravan Of Love'. 'NOW - Yearbook 1986' - A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in pop.

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  • Details

    Released:
    24th February 2023
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    CD Album
    Barcode:
    196587627621
  • Description

    NOW Music is proud to present the next instalment of the 'Yearbook' series, 'NOW - Yearbook 1986', featuring 80 tracks from a fantastic year in pop! Opening with two stellar #1s, 'A Different Corner' from George Michael and 'The Sun Always Shines On T.V.' from a-ha, before leading into huge hits from Duran Duran ('Notorious'), Kate Bush ('Hounds Of Love') and 'Thorn In My Side' from Eurythmics. A top year for pure Pop magic is showcased in the next run of hits, including the #1 from Falco, plus Level 42, Kim Wilde, Nick Kamen, Owen Paul, and The Bangles, before timeless radio friendly Pop from the Pretenders, and the lead single from one of the year's biggest albums ('Graceland') from Paul Simon with 'You Can Call Me Al'. Reggae-Pop from UB40 and another #1 from Boris Gardiner give way to two of the year's most enduring ballads from Simply Red and Spandau Ballet. The second disc is all about Pop-Dance energy - kicking off with Wham!'s final hit and #1 'The Edge Of Heaven' and 1986's biggest seller 'Don't Leave Me This Way' from The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris. Bananarama scored a huge hit (and a US #1) with 'Venus', and Stock Aitken & Waterman achieved a further huge hit with Mel & Kim's debut 'Showing Out'. Sophisticated Pop gems from Debbie Harry, Belouis Some, The Blow Monkeys and the sublime 'Breakout' from Swing Out Sister lead into a fabulous run of Soul and Dance floor-fillers from Aretha Franklin, Gwen Guthrie, Cameo, Jermaine Stewart, Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know', and closes with Lionel Richie's international smash 'Dancing On The Ceiling'. Alternative Pop takes the spotlight on Disc three with 1986 a vintage year for the sheer diversity of its chart music. The Smiths peerless 'Panic' opens, followed by Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Sigue Sigue Sputnik, with the disc also featuring New Order, Furniture, Public Image Limited, It's Immaterial, and Big Audio Dynamite. Landmark hits from Talk Talk, Simple Minds and The Psychedelic Furs re-version of 'Pretty In Pink' were among the year's highlights of Alt-Rock, and Red Box, Culture Club, Howard Jones, and well-chosen covers from The Damned and Doctor & The Medics with their #1 take on 'Spirit In The Sky' produced yet more classic Pop. The final disc starts in epic cinematic style with the iconic #1 'Take My Breath Away' (taken from the film 'Top Gun') by Berlin, with huge global Rock smashes from Bon Jovi and a #1 from Europe, plus one of the best ever collaborations between Run DMC and Aerosmith on 'Walk This Way'. Robert Palmer's 'Addicted To Love' would become a timeless radio staple, and the year saw new hits from Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, a new version of a classic from The Police, and a huge hit for Status Quo with 'In The Army Now'. #1 ballads from Chris De Burgh and Nick Berry are joined by a #1 re-release from Jackie Wilson, and another movie theme going to the top - this time from Billy Ocean with 'When The Going Gets Tough' from 'The Jewel Of The Nile'. Three of the year's biggest Pop-Dance hits are up next from Steve Winwood, The Human League and Nu Shooz, before Five Star's biggest hit 'Rain Or Shine' - and to finish, two huge ballads; Whitney Houston's cover of 'Greatest Love Of All' and a December #1 for the Housemartins with their a cappella version of 'Caravan Of Love'. 'NOW - Yearbook 1986' - A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in pop.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.A Different Corner
    George Michael
    2.The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
    a-ha
    3.Notorious
    Duran Duran
    4.Hounds of Love
    Kate Bush
    5.Thorn in My Side
    Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
    6.Rock Me Amadeus
    Falco
    7.Lessons in Love
    Level 42
    8.You Keep Me Hangin' On
    Kim Wilde
    9.Each Time You Break My Heart
    Nick Kamen
    10.My Favourite Waste of Time
    Owen Paul
    11.Manic Monday
    The Bangles
    12.Don't Get Me Wrong
    The Pretenders
    13.You Can Call Me Al
    Paul Simon
    14.Marlene On the Wall
    Suzanne Vega
    15.Suspicious Minds
    Fine Young Cannibals
    16.Too Good to Be Forgotten
    Amazulu
    17.Sing Our Own Song
    UB40
    18.I Want to Wake Up With You
    Boris Gardiner
    19.Holding Back the Years
    Simply Red
    20.Through the Barricades
    Spandau Ballet

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.The Edge of Heaven
    Wham!
    2.Don't Leave Me This Way (With Sarah Jane Morris)
    The Communards
    3.Venus
    Bananarama
    4.Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)
    Mel & Kim
    5.New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)
    Bucks Fizz
    6.Bad Boy
    Miami Sound Machine
    7.So Macho
    Sinitta
    8.Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
    Samantha Fox
    9.French Kissin' in the USA
    Debbie Harry
    10.Imagination
    Belouis Some
    11.Digging Your Scene
    The Blow Monkeys
    12.Breakout
    Swing Out Sister
    13.Who's Zoomin' Who?
    Aretha Franklin
    14.Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent
    Gwen Guthrie
    15.Set Me Free
    Jaki Graham
    16.Word Up!
    Cameo
    17.Can't Wait Another Minute
    Five Star
    18.We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off
    Jermaine Stewart
    19.How Will I Know
    Whitney Houston
    20.Dancing On the Ceiling
    Lionel Richie

    Disc 3

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Panic
    The Smiths
    2.Rage Hard
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    3.Love Missile F1-11
    Sigue Sigue Sputnik
    4.The Wizard (Part 1)
    Paul Hardcastle
    5.Bizarre Love Triangle
    New Order
    6.Pretty in Pink (From 'Pretty in Pink')
    The Psychedelic Furs
    7.All the Things She Said
    Simple Minds
    8.Life's What You Make It
    Talk Talk
    9.Brilliant Mind
    Furniture
    10.Driving Away from Home (Jim's Tune)
    It's Immaterial
    11.Rise
    Public Image Limited
    12.E=MC2
    Big Audio Dynamite
    13.Sinful
    Pete Wylie
    14.For America
    Red Box
    15.I've Been Losing You
    a-ha
    16.Move Away
    Culture Club
    17.(Forever) Live and Die
    Orchestarl Manouevres In The Dark
    18.No One Is to Blame
    Howard Jones
    19.Eloise
    The Damned
    20.Spirit in the Sky
    Doctor & The Medics

    Disc 4

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Take My Breath Away (Love Theme from 'Top Gun')
    Berlin
    2.Livin' On a Prayer
    Bon Jovi
    3.The Final Countdown
    Europe
    4.Walk This Way (Feat. Aerosmith)
    RUN DMC
    5.Addicted to Love
    Robert Palmer
    6.Typical Male
    Tina Turner
    7.Harlem Shuffle
    The Rolling Stones
    8.Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
    The Police
    9.In the Army Now
    Status Quo
    10.Broken Wings
    Mr. Mister
    11.The Lady in Red
    Chris De Burgh
    12.Every Loser Wins
    Nick Berry
    13.Reet Petite
    Jackie Wilson
    14.When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
    Billy Ocean
    15.Higher Love
    Steve Winwood
    16.Human
    The Human League
    17.I Can't Wait
    Nu Shooz
    18.Rain Or Shine
    Five Star
    19.Greatest Love of All
    Whitney Houston
    20.Caravan of Love
    The Housemartins
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