Now That's What I Call Music 4 (UK series)

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This article describes the fourth 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! 4 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography
Now That's What I Call Music 4
Compilation album by Various artists
Released 26 November 1984
Recorded 1983, 1984 ("Farewell My Summer Love" recorded in 1973)
Genre Pop, rock, new wave
Length 2:06
Label Virgin / EMI
Series chronology
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 5
(1985)

Now That's What I Call Music 4 or Now 4 was released in 1984. The album is the fourth edition of the (UK) Now! series. It is the only album in the series which failed to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart, kept off the top by Hits 1. Although one of its predecessors Now 2 was released earlier that year and charted higher, Now 4 had managed to sell more copies than Now 2 by the end of the year.

Although Now 4 was the first in the series to be released on Compact Disc, this was only a single-CD release containing 15 tracks (compared to 32 on the standard double LP and cassette). In addition, it included tracks from the regular Now 4, Now 3 and Now 2 releases, the latter two having been released earlier in 1984. (The Now 4 cassette makes reference to "The Best of Now 1984 Compact Disc" as being "Also Available",[1] but does not confirm whether this was the originally planned title for the CD that was ultimately released as Now 4).

It would be a further two years later before another regularly numbered Now album was released on CD, with a single-disc issue of Now 8,[2] although Now - The Christmas Compact Disc and Now '86 were also made available on the format. The CD format became regular from 1987 with a double-disc issue of Now 10 being the first major release.

Now 4 features one song which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart: "Hello".

Track listing[1][edit]

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

  1. Paul McCartney : "No More Lonely Nights"
  2. Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey : "Together in Electric Dreams"
  3. Bronski Beat : "Why?"
  4. Limahl : "Never Ending Story"
  5. Nick Heyward : "Warning Sign"
  6. John Waite : "Missing You"
  7. Michael Jackson : "Farewell My Summer Love"
  8. Lionel Richie : "Hello"

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

  1. Culture Club : "The War Song"
  2. Elton John : "Passengers"
  3. Julian Lennon : "Too Late for Goodbyes"
  4. The Style Council : "Shout to the Top!"
  5. Thompson Twins : "Doctor! Doctor!"
  6. Heaven 17 : "Sunset Now"
  7. Kane Gang : "Respect Yourself"
  8. Tina Turner : "Private Dancer"

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

  1. Queen : "It's a Hard Life"
  2. Status Quo : "The Wanderer"
  3. Big Country : "East of Eden"
  4. U2 : "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
  5. Feargal Sharkey : "Listen to Your Father"
  6. O.M.D. : "Tesla Girls"
  7. Kim Wilde : "The Second Time"
  8. Nik Kershaw : "Human Racing"

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

  1. Ray Parker Jr. : "Ghostbusters"
  2. UB40 : "If It Happens Again"
  3. Pointer Sisters : "Jump (For My Love)"
  4. Level 42 : "Hot Water"
  5. Eurythmics : "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)"
  6. Rockwell : "Somebody's Watching Me"
  7. Malcolm McLaren : "Madam Butterfly"
  8. Eugene Wilde : "Gotta Get You Home Tonight"

Video selection[edit]

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

  1. Queen : "It's a Hard Life"
  2. Tina Turner : "Private Dancer"
  3. Giorgio Moroder & Phil Oakey : "Together in Electric Dreams"
  4. UB40 : "If It Happens Again"
  5. Limahl : "Never Ending Story"
  6. Culture Club : "The War Song"
  7. Julian Lennon : "Too Late for Goodbyes"
  8. Ray Parker Jnr. : "Ghostbusters"
  9. Thompson Twins : "Sister of Mercy"
  10. John Waite : "Missing You"
  11. Nik Kershaw : "Human Racing"
  12. Meat Loaf : "Modern Girl"
  13. Kim Wilde : "The Second Time"
  14. Malcolm McLaren : "Madam Butterfly"
  15. Nick Heyward : "Warning Sign"
  16. OMD : "Tesla Girls"
  17. Iron Maiden : "Aces High"
  18. Fergal Sharkey : "Listen to Your Father"
  19. Heaven 17 : "This is Mine"
  20. Depeche Mode : "Blasphemous Rumours"

† Never appeared on any NOW album.

Track listing (CD)[edit]

  1. Ray Parker Jr. : "Ghostbusters (Searchin for the Spirit)"
  2. Queen : "Radio Ga Ga"
  3. Julian Lennon : "Too Late for Goodbyes"
  4. O.M.D. : "Locomotion"
  5. John Waite : "Missing You"
  6. Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey : "Together in Electric Dreams"
  7. Duran Duran : "The Reflex"
  8. Culture Club : "The War Song"
  9. Phil Colins : "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
  10. Tina Turner : "What's Love Got to Do with It"
  11. Bronski Beat : "Why?"
  12. The Style Council : "Shout to the Top!"
  13. Status Quo : "The Wanderer"
  14. Thompson Twins : "Doctor! Doctor!"
  15. UB40 : "If It Happens Again"

Tracks: 1, 5, 7, 9 & 10 previously appeared on NOW 3.

Tracks 2 & 15 previously appeared on NOW 2.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984-1985) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[3] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Images for Various - Now That's What I Call Music 4". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Now thats what I call music cds". Ukcollectibles.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Archive Chart (Albums Archive)". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 December 1984. 

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