Now That's What I Call Music (original UK album)

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This article describes the first album in the UK Now! series. It should not be confused with similarly-titled first albums in other Now! series. For more information, see Now That's What I Call Music! (disambiguation) and Now That's What I Call Music! discography
Now That's What I Call Music
Compilation album by Various artists
Released 28 November 1983
Recorded 1982, 1983
Genre Pop, new wave, synthpop
Length 1:55:00
Label Virgin / EMI
Sony Music Entertainment
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music
(1983)
Now That's What I Call Music II
(1984)

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 2009, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the album and series. It debuted at number seven on the UK Albums Chart and then climbed to number one a week later, staying at the top for five non-consecutive weeks.

Now 1 features eleven songs which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart: "You Can't Hurry Love" "Is There Something I Should Know?", "Red Red Wine", "Give It Up", "Total Eclipse of the Heart", "Karma Chameleon", "Too Shy", "Down Under", "Baby Jane", "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" and "Candy Girl".

Track listing (original release)[edit]

Record/Tape 1 Side 1 (1)[edit]

  1. Phil Collins : "You Can't Hurry Love"
  2. Duran Duran : "Is There Something I Should Know"
  3. UB40 : "Red Red Wine"
  4. Limahl : "Only for Love"
  5. Heaven 17 : "Temptation"
  6. KC & The Sunshine Band : "Give It Up"
  7. Malcolm McClaren : "Double Dutch"
  8. Bonnie Tyler : "Total Eclipse of the Heart"

Record/Tape 1 Side 2 (2)[edit]

  1. Culture Club : "Karma Chameleon"
  2. Men Without Hats : "The Safety Dance"
  3. Kajagoogoo : "Too Shy"
  4. Mike Oldfield : "Moonlight Shadow"
  5. Men at Work : "Down Under"
  6. Rock Steady Crew : "Hey You (Rock Steady Crew)"
  7. Rod Stewart : "Baby Jane"
  8. Paul Young : "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)"

Record/Tape 2 Side 1 (3)[edit]

  1. New Edition : "Candy Girl"
  2. Kajagoogoo : "Big Apple"
  3. Tina Turner : "Let's Stay Together"
  4. The Human League : "(Keep Feeling) Fascination"
  5. Howard Jones : "New Song"
  6. UB40 : "Please Don't Make Me Cry"
  7. Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack : "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love"

Record/Tape 2 Side 2 (4)[edit]

  1. Tracey Ullman : "They Don't Know"
  2. Will Powers : "Kissing with Confidence"
  3. Genesis : "That's All"
  4. The Cure : "The Love Cats"
  5. Simple Minds : "Waterfront"
  6. Madness : "The Sun and the Rain"
  7. Culture Club : "Victims"

Track listing (2009 re-release)[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. Paul Young : "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)"
  2. Phil Collins : "You Can't Hurry Love"
  3. Duran Duran : "Is There Something I Should Know"
  4. Mike Oldfield & Maggie Reilly : "Moonlight Shadow"
  5. Rod Stewart : "Baby Jane"
  6. UB40 : "Red Red Wine"
  7. Men Without Hats : "The Safety Dance"
  8. Limahl : "Only for Love"
  9. Heaven 17 : "Temptation"
  10. Kajagoogoo : "Too Shy"
  11. Bonnie Tyler : "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
  12. KC and the Sunshine Band : "Give It Up"
  13. Culture Club : "Karma Chameleon"
  14. Men at Work : "Down Under"
  15. Rock Steady Crew : "(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew"
  16. Malcolm McLaren : "Double Dutch"

CD 2[edit]

  1. New Edition : "Candy Girl"
  2. Kajagoogoo : "Big Apple"
  3. Tina Turner : "Let's Stay Together"
  4. The Human League : "(Keep Feeling) Fascination"
  5. Howard Jones : "New Song"
  6. UB40 : "Please Don't Make Me Cry"
  7. Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack : "Tonight I Celebrate My Love"
  8. Tracey Ullman : "They Don't Know"
  9. Will Powers : "Kissing with Confidence"
  10. Genesis : "That's All"
  11. The Cure : "The Love Cats"
  12. Simple Minds : "Waterfront"
  13. Madness : "The Sun and the Rain"
  14. Culture Club : "Victims"

Video selection[edit]

A video selection was also released featuring selected tracks from the main album, one track that later featured on Volume II of the series and two which did not appear on any Now album.

  1. Phil Collins : "You Can't Hurry Love"
  2. Duran Duran : "Is There Something I Should Know"
  3. UB40 : "Red Red Wine"
  4. Limahl : "Only for Love"
  5. Heaven 17 : "Temptation"
  6. Malcolm McLaren : "Double Dutch"
  7. Culture Club : "Karma Chameleon"
  8. Men Without Hats : "The Safety Dance"
  9. Kajagoogoo : "Too Shy"
  10. Mike Oldfield : "Moonlight Shadow"
  11. Rock Steady Crew : "(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew"
  12. Tina Turner : "Let's Stay Together"
  13. Freeez : "I.O.U."
  14. Howard Jones : "New Song"
  15. UB40 : "Please Don't Make Me Cry"
  16. Will Powers : "Kissing with Confidence"
  17. Genesis : "That's All"
  18. Kajagoogoo : "Big Apple"
  19. The Assembly : "Never Never"
  20. Thompson Twins : "Hold Me Now" ††
  21. Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack : "Tonight I Celebrate My Love"

† Never appeared on any NOW album.

†† Later appeared on NOW 2.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983-1984) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[1] 1

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