Now That's What I Call Music 3 (UK series)

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This article describes the third album in the UK Now! series. It should not be confused with identically-numbered albums from other Now! series. For more information, see Now That's What I Call Music! 3 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography
Now That's What I Call Music 3
Compilation album by Various artists
Released 23 July 1984
Recorded 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984
Genre Pop, rock, new wave
Length 61:58
Label Virgin / EMI
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music II
(1984)
Now That's What I Call Music 3
(1984)
Now That's What I Call Music 4
(1984)

Now That's What I Call Music 3 or Now 3 was released in 1984 in the United Kingdom on vinyl record and audio cassette. The album is the third edition of the Now! series in the UK. It was the first in the series to debut at number one in the UK Albums Chart as the previous two had debuted at lower numbers before each climbing to number one. It stayed at the top for eight weeks, the longest run for any Now album on the chart until the Compilations Chart was created in 1989. It was the 300th album to reach number one in the chart's history. It was also the first in the series to be released with the familiar circles of red, blue and green 'NOW' logo, the last being Now 17 in 1990.

Now 3 features three songs which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart: "The Reflex", "Two Tribes" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go".

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. Duran Duran : "The Reflex"
  2. Nik Kershaw : "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
  3. Sister Sledge : "Thinking of You"
  4. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark : "Locomotion"
  5. Ultravox : "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes"
  6. Howard Jones : "Pearl in the Shell"
  7. Blancmange : "Don't Tell Me"
  8. Phil Collins : "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"

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

  1. Frankie Goes to Hollywood : "Two Tribes"
  2. Grandmaster & Melle Mel : "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)"
  3. Special A.K.A : "Nelson Mandela"
  4. Womack & Womack : "Love Wars"
  5. Style Council : "You're The Best Thing"
  6. Bob Marley & The Wailers : "One Love, People Get Ready"
  7. Bronski Beat : "Smalltown Boy"

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

  1. Queen : "I Want to Break Free"
  2. Cyndi Lauper : "Time After Time"
  3. Alison Moyet : "Love Resurrection"
  4. Bluebells : "Young at Heart"
  5. Bananarama : "Robert De Niro's Waiting..."
  6. Propaganda : "Doctor Mabuse"
  7. Tina Turner : "What's Love Got to Do with It"
  8. Flying Pickets : "When You're Young and in Love"

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

  1. Wham! : "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
  2. The Thompson Twins : "You Take Me Up"
  3. Weather Girls : "It's Raining Men"
  4. Gary Glitter : "Dance Me Up"
  5. The Art Company : "Susanna"
  6. Madness : "One Better Day"
  7. David Sylvian : "Red Guitar"

Video selection[edit]

A video selection was also released featuring selected tracks from the main album and twelve which did not appear on any Now album.

  1. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark : "Locomotion"
  2. Simple Minds : "Up On the Catwalk"
  3. Thompson Twins : "You Take Me Up"
  4. Madness : "One Better Day"
  5. Farmers Boys : "In the Country"
  6. Helen Terry : "Love Lies Lost"
  7. Loose Ends : "Emergency (Dial 999)"
  8. Working Week : "Venceremos"
  9. Tina Turner : "What's Love Got to Do With It"
  10. Phil Collins : "Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)"
  11. Talk Talk : "Dum Dum Girl"
  12. Kajagoogoo : "Turn Your Back on Me"
  13. Gary Glitter : "Dance Me Up"
  14. The Mighty Wah : "Come Back"
  15. I-Level : "Our Song"
  16. Limahl : "Too Much Trouble"
  17. The Flying Pickets : "When You're Young and In Love"
  18. Thomas Dolby : "I Scare Myself"
  19. Blue Nile : "Tinseltown In The Rain"
  20. David Sylvian : "Red Guitar"

† Never appeared on any NOW album.

Charts[edit]

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

References[edit]

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Preceded by
Legend by Bob Marley and the Wailers
UK number-one album
5 August 1984 – 29 September 1984
Succeeded by
Tonight by David Bowie