Now That's What I Call Music 7 (UK series)

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This article describes the 7th 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! 7 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography
Now That's What I Call Music 7
Compilation album by Various artists
Released 11 August 1986
Recorded 1985, 1986
Genre Pop, rock, soul, new wave
Length 2:10
Label Virgin / EMI
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music 6
(1985)
Now That's What I Call Music 7
(1986)
Now That's What I Call Music 8
(1986)

Now That's What I Call Music 7 or Now 7, released in 1986 on vinyl and audio cassette, is the seventh edition of the album in the Now! series in the United Kingdom. It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, where it stayed for five weeks.

Now 7 features four songs which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart: "The Lady in Red", "The Edge of Heaven", "Spirit in the Sky" and "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going".

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. Peter Gabriel : "Sledgehammer"
  2. UB40 : "Sing Our Own Song"
  3. Sly Fox : "Let's Go All the Way"
  4. Level 42 : "Lessons in Love"
  5. Pet Shop Boys : "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)"
  6. Pete Wylie : "Sinful!"
  7. Stan Ridgway : "Camouflage"
  8. The Art of Noise with Max Headroom : "Paranoimia"

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

  1. Chris De Burgh : "The Lady in Red"
  2. David Bowie : "Absolute Beginners"
  3. Genesis : "Invisible Touch"
  4. Simple Minds : "All the Things She Said"
  5. The Housemartins : "Happy Hour"
  6. Big Country : "Look Away"
  7. Furniture : "Brilliant Mind"
  8. Midge Ure : "Call of the Wild"

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

  1. Wham! : "The Edge of Heaven"
  2. Owen Paul : "My Favourite Waste of Time"
  3. Amazulu : "Too Good to Be Forgotten"
  4. Doctor and the Medics : "Spirit in the Sky"
  5. Bananarama : "Venus"
  6. Bucks Fizz : "New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)"
  7. a-ha : "Hunting High And Low (Re-Mix)"
  8. Simply Red : "Holding Back the Years"
  9. Queen : "A Kind of Magic" (bonus track on select copies)

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

  1. Billy Ocean : "When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going"
  2. Jaki Graham : "Set Me Free"
  3. Nu Shooz : "I Can't Wait"
  4. The Real Roxanne with Hitman Howie Tee : "(Bang Zoom) Lets Go Go"
  5. Lovebug Starski : "Amityville (The House on the Hill)"
  6. Midnight Star : "Headlines"
  7. Aurra : "You and Me Tonight"
  8. Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald : "On My Own"

Video selection[edit]

A video selection was also released featuring selected tracks from the main album.

  1. Queen : "A Kind of Magic"
  2. UB40 : "Sing Our Own Song"
  3. Sly Fox : "Let's Go All the Way"
  4. Level 42 : "Lessons in Love"
  5. Pet Shop Boys : "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)"
  6. Pete Wylie : "Sinful!"
  7. Stan Ridgway : "Camouflage"
  8. Art of Noise with Max Headroom : "Paranoimia"
  9. Jermaine Stewart : "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" ††
  10. Culture Club : "Move Away"
  11. Simple Minds : "All the Things She Said"
  12. The Housemartins : "Happy Hour"
  13. Big Country : "Look Away"
  14. Midge Ure : "Call of the Wild"
  15. Sigue Sigue Sputnik : "Love Missile F1-11"
  16. Doctor and the Medics : "Spirit in the Sky"
  17. Jaki Graham : "Set Me Free"
  18. Samantha Fox : "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)"
  19. Genesis : "Invisible Touch"
  20. It Bites : "Calling All the Heroes" ††

† Never appeared on any NOW album. †† Later appeared on NOW 8.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[1] 1

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
True Blue by Madonna
UK number-one album
23 August 1986 – 26 September 1986
Succeeded by
Silk and Steel by Five Star