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Now That’s What I Call Music or Now 1 is the first album from the popular Now! series that was released in the United Kingdom in 1983. Initial pressings were released on vinyl and audio cassette, with a re-release on CD in 2008, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the album and series. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Becoming one of the biggest albums of the year, it became one of only a few compilation albums to reach #1 on the UK & Ireland album chart, staying there for four consecutive weeks and five in all. It also went 3x platinum, selling over 900,000 copies.

Side 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 (That’s My Home)”

 

Side 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”

 

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

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