Now That's What I Call Music 8 (UK series)

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This article describes the 8th album in the U.K. 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! 8 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography
Now That's What I Call Music Volume 8
Compilation album by Various artists
Released 24 November 1986
Recorded Various times
Genre Pop, rock, soul, new wave
Length 1:08 (CD)
Label Virgin / EMI / Polygram
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music Vol. 7
(1986)
Now That's What I Call Music Vol. 8 (UK series)
(1986)
Now That's What I Call Music Vol. 9
(1987)

Now That's What I Call Music 8 or Now 8 was released in 1986 on vinyl, audio cassette and Compact Disc. The album is the eighth edition of the Now! series in the United Kingdom. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, the fourth consecutive album of the series to do so, and stayed there for six weeks, also dethroning its rival Hits 5 from that position.

Now 8 features three songs which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart: "Don't Leave Me This Way", "I Want to Wake Up with You" and "Every Loser Wins".

Track listing (vinyl and cassette)[edit]

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

  1. Duran Duran : "Notorious"
  2. Pet Shop Boys : "Suburbia"
  3. Run DMC vs Aerosmith : "Walk This Way"
  4. Communards with Sarah Jane Morris : "Don't Leave Me This Way"
  5. Swing Out Sister : "Breakout"
  6. Steve Winwood : "Higher Love"
  7. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark : "(Forever) Live and Die"
  8. Genesis : "In Too Deep"

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

  1. Cameo : "Word Up"
  2. Grace Jones : "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)"
  3. Mel & Kim : "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)"
  4. Jermaine Stewart : "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off"
  5. Jaki Graham : "Step Right Up"
  6. Janet Jackson : "What Have You Done for Me Lately"
  7. Human League : "Human"
  8. Boris Gardiner : "I Want to Wake Up with You"

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

  1. Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush : "Don't Give Up"
  2. The Housemartins : "Think for a Minute"
  3. Madness : "(Waiting For) The Ghost Train"
  4. Status Quo : "In the Army Now"
  5. Huey Lewis and the News : "Stuck with You"
  6. Big Country : "One Great Thing"
  7. Billy Bragg : "Greetings to the New Brunette"
  8. Cutting Crew : "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"

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

  1. Kim Wilde : "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
  2. It Bites : "Calling All the Heroes"
  3. Doctor & The Medics with Roy Wood: "Waterloo"
  4. Debbie Harry : "French Kissin' in the USA"
  5. Robert Palmer : "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On"
  6. Paul Hardcastle : "The Wizard"
  7. Gwen Guthrie : "(They Long to Be) Close to You"
  8. Nick Berry : "Every Loser Wins"

Track listing (CD)[edit]

  1. Duran Duran : "Notorious"
  2. Pet Shop Boys : "Suburbia"
  3. Run DMC vs Aerosmith : "Walk This Way"
  4. Cameo : "Word Up!"
  5. Grace Jones : "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)"
  6. Mel & Kim : "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)"
  7. Jaki Graham : "Step Right Up"
  8. Swing Out Sister : "Breakout"
  9. Kim Wilde : "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
  10. It Bites : "Calling All the Heroes"
  11. Doctor & The Medics with Roy Wood : "Waterloo"
  12. Debbie Harry : "French Kissin' in the USA"
  13. Huey Lewis and the News : "Stuck with You"
  14. Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush : "Don't Give Up"
  15. Madness : "(Waiting For) The Ghost Train"
  16. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark : "(Forever) Live and Die"
  17. Genesis : "In Too Deep"

Video selection[edit]

A video selection was also released featuring selected tracks from the main album, one track that previously featured on the Now 7 album, one track that later featured on Now 9 and four which did not appear on any Now album.

  1. Duran Duran : "Notorious"
  2. Pet Shop Boys : "Suburbia"
  3. Orchestral Manoeuvres in The Dark : "Forever Live and Die"
  4. Erasure : "Sometimes" †††
  5. The Communards : "Don't Leave Me This Way"
  6. Mel & Kim : "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)"
  7. Bananarama : "Venus" ††
  8. Jaki Graham : "Step Right Up"
  9. Swing Out Sister : "Breakout"
  10. The Housemartins : "Think For A Minute"
  11. Madness : "Waiting for the Ghost Train"
  12. The Damned : "Anything"
  13. Big Country : "One Great Thing"
  14. Ultravox : "All Fall Down"
  15. Status Quo : "In the Army Now"
  16. Glass Tiger : "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)"
  17. Frankie Goes to Hollywood : "Warriors of the Wasteland"
  18. Kim Wilde : "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
  19. Boris Gardiner : "I Wanna Wake Up With You"

† Never appeared on any NOW album. †† Previously appeared on NOW 7. ††† Later appeared on NOW 9.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986-1987) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[1] 1

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Hits 5 by Various Artists
UK number-one album
30 November 1986 – 10 January 1987
Succeeded by
The Whole Story by Kate Bush