Now That's What I Call Music 1

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Now That's What I Call Music 1

Now That's What I Call Music 1 (VA, 1983)
MP3 128 Kbps | December 10, 1983 | Label: Virgin / EMI | Genre: Pop | 115 min | 104 Mb

Now That's What I Call Music! (often shortened to Now!) is a long-running series of various artists compilation albums released in the United Kingdom by Polygram/EMI/Virgin Records; spinoff series were later started in the United States and elsewhere.

Devised by Ashley Abram of Box Records (a consultancy specialising in producing compilations), the series took its name from an advertising poster for Danish meat products which showed a pig listening to a whistling cockerel. The pig became the Now! series' mascot for a while, making its last appearance on Now! 5.

The first Now! compilation appeared in 1983 and collected thirty UK hit singles from that year on a double vinyl LP or cassette. The concept of a compilation of recent hit singles was not new (Ronco and K-tel had been issuing single-disc collections since the early 1970s), but by spreading tracks across two discs instead of one, the Now! series was able to achieve better sound quality, and since the albums were a collaboration between major record companies a greater number of major hits could be included (the first album in the series boasted of "11 number ones" on its sleeve, something previously unheard-of). The album went to number one and soon had a major rival in CBS/WEA's The Hits Album which adopted a similar format to Now! The two series co-existed for the rest of the 1980s. ("Now That's What I Call Music", Wikipedia)


Disc one
Phil Collins : "You Can't Hurry Love"
Duran Duran : "Is There Something I Should Know"
UB40 : "Red Red Wine"
Limahl : "Only For Love"
Heaven 17 : "Temptation"
KC & The Sunshine Band : "Give It Up"
Malcolm McLaren : "Double Dutch"
Bonnie Tyler : "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"
Culture Club : "Karma Chameleon"
Men Without Hats : "Safety Dance"
Kajagoogoo : "Too Shy"
Mike Oldfield : "Moonlight Shadow"
Men At Work : "Down Under"
Rock Steady Crew : "(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew"
Rod Stewart : "Baby Jane"
Paul Young : "Wherever I Lay My Hat"

Disc two
New Edition : "Candy Girl"
Kajagoogoo : "Big Apple"
Tina Turner : "Let's Stay Together"
Human League : "(Keep Feeling) Fascination"
Howard Jones : "New Song"
UB40 : "Please Don't Make Me Cry"
Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack : "Tonight I Celebrate My Love"
Tracey Ullman : "They Don't Know"
Will Powers : "Kissing With Confidence"
Genesis : "That's All"
The Cure : "Love Cats"
Simple Minds : "Waterfront"
Madness : "The Sun And The Rain"
Culture Club : "Victims"

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