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, or The Hits Album as it is often called, is a Hits 1 compilation album released by CBS (Now Sony BMG) and WEA in November 1984. The album was released as a rival to the already successful series which Now That's What I Call Music EMI and Virgin Records had launched in November 1983. The Hits Album reached No. 1 in the UK Top 100 Albums chart for seven weeks and remained in the chart for 36 weeks. This album kept from the coveted No. 1 spot over Christmas 1984 – the only Now 4 Now album in the original series not to reach No. 1 in either the UK Album Chart (to 1989) or the UK Compilations Chart (January 1989 onwards).
It was released on double
LP and cassette with selected tracks also released on VHS.
Hits 1 features three songs which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart: " Freedom", " I Feel for You" and " Careless Whisper".
Track listing [ edit ]
Record/Tape 1 Side 1 (1)
Wham! Like To Get To Know You Well :
Howard Jones All Cried Out :
Alison Moyet I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down :
Paul Young Big In Japan :
Alphaville Self Control :
Laura Branigan Ghostbusters :
Ray Parker, Jr. Thriller :
Record/Tape 1 Side 2 (2)
I Feel For You :
Chaka Khan Caribbean Queen :
Billy Ocean Body : Jacksons
Just Be Good To Me :
The SOS Band Let's Hear It For The Boy :
Deniece Williams Dr Beat :
Miami Sound Machine Lost In Music :
Sister Sledge Purple Rain : Prince & the Revolution
Record/Tape 2 Side 1 (3)
Careless Whisper : George Michael Drive :
Hard Habit to Break : Chicago All Through The Night :
Cyndi Lauper Sister Of Mercy :
Thompson Twins Skin Deep :
The Stranglers Each And Every One :
Everything but the Girl Smooth Operator : Sade
Record/Tape 2 Side 2 (4)
Gimme All Your Lovin' :
ZZ Top Jump :
Van Halen Footloose :
Kenny Loggins Apollo 9 :
Adam Ant Modern Girl :
Meat Loaf Some Guys Have All the Luck :
Rod Stewart Teardrops :
Shakin' Stevens Hole in My Shoe :
Video selection [ edit ]
Dead or Alive : "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
Howard Jones : "Things Can Only Get Better"
King : "Love and Pride"
Nik Kershaw : "Wide Boy"
Shakin' Stevens : "Breaking Up My Heart"
Wham! : "Everything She Wants"
Strawberry Switchblade : "Since Yesterday"
Paul Young : "Everything Must Change"
Alison Moyet : "That Ole Devil Called Love"
Matt Bianco : "More Than I Can Bear"
Big Sound Authority : "This House (Is Where Your Love Stands)"
New Edition : "Mr. Telephone Man"
S.O.S. Band : "Just Be Good to Me"
Miami Sound Machine : "Dr. Beat"
Billy Ocean : "Loverboy"
Sade : "Smooth Operator"
George Michael : "Careless Whisper"
The Associates : "Breakfast"
Echo & The Bunnymen : "The Killing Moon"
The Stranglers : "Skin Deep"
Everything But The Girl : "Each and Everyone"
The Monochrome Set : "Jacob's Ladder"
The Sisters Of Mercy : "No Time to Cry"
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
( Super Trouper ABBA, 1980)
( The Visitors ABBA, 1981)
( The John Lennon Collection John Lennon, 1982)
(Various artists, 1983) Now That's What I Call Music
(Various artists, 1984) Hits 1
(Various artists, 1985) Now – The Christmas Album
(Various artists, 1986) Now That's What I Call Music 8
(Various artists, 1987) Now That's What I Call Music 10
( Private Collection: 1979–1988 Cliff Richard, 1988)
( ...But Seriously Phil Collins, 1989)