Now That's What I Call Music 9 (UK series)

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This article describes the 9th 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! 9 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography
Now That's What I Call Music 9
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 23 March 1987
Recorded 1957, 1961, 1986, 1987
Genre Pop, rock, soul, new wave
Length 1:00 (CD)
Label Virgin / EMI / Polygram
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music 8
(1986)
Now That's What I Call Music 9
(1987)
Now That's What I Call Music 10
(1987)

Now That's What I Call Music 9 or Now 9 was released in 1987. The album is the ninth edition of the Now! series in the United Kingdom and reached number one on the UK Albums Chart for five weeks. Like the previous volume, it was given a single CD release which featured a selection of tracks available on the full vinyl/cassette release. All subsequent releases from Now 10 would have a full double CD release with all tracks included.

Now 9 features seven songs which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart: "Reet Petite", "Caravan of Love", "Everything I Own", "Take My Breath Away", "Stand by Me", "Jack Your Body" and "The Final Countdown".

Track listing (vinyl and cassette)[edit]

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

  1. Jackie Wilson : "Reet Petite"
  2. Mental As Anything : "Live It Up"
  3. Simply Red : "The Right Thing"
  4. Erasure : "Sometimes"
  5. Robbie Nevil : "C'est La Vie"
  6. Hot Chocolate : "You Sexy Thing"
  7. The Blow Monkeys : "It Doesn't Have to Be This Way"
  8. The Housemartins : "Caravan of Love"

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

  1. Boy George : "Everything I Own"
  2. UB40 : "Rat in Mi Kitchen"
  3. Gap Band : "Big Fun"
  4. 5 Star : "Stay Out Of My Life"
  5. Pepsi & Shirlie: "Heartache"
  6. Bananarama : "Trick of the Night"
  7. Berlin : "Take My Breath Away"

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

  1. Freddie Mercury : "The Great Pretender"
  2. Ben E. King : "Stand by Me"
  3. Curiosity Killed the Cat : "Down to Earth"
  4. Communards : "So Cold the Night"
  5. Steve "Silk" Hurley : "Jack Your Body"
  6. Taffy : "I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio)"
  7. Nick Kamen : "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever"
  8. A-Ha : "Manhattan Skyline"

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

  1. Westworld : "Sonic Boom Boy"
  2. Bon Jovi : "Livin' on a Prayer"
  3. Genesis : "Land of Confusion"
  4. Europe: "The Final Countdown"
  5. Gary Moore : "Over the Hills and Far Away"
  6. Ward Brothers : "Cross That Bridge"
  7. Pretenders : "Hymn to Her"

Track listing (CD)[edit]

  1. Jackie Wilson : "Reet Petite"
  2. Mental As Anything : "Live It Up"
  3. Simply Red : "The Right Thing"
  4. Robbie Nevil : "C'est La Vie"
  5. Hot Chocolate : "You Sexy Thing"
  6. The Blow Monkeys : "It Doesn't Have To Be This Way"
  7. Boy George : "Everything I Own"
  8. UB40 : "Rat in Mi Kitchen"
  9. 5 Star : "Stay Out Of My Life"
  10. Pepsi & Shirlie : "Heartache"
  11. Berlin : "Take My Breath Away"
  12. Freddie Mercury : "The Great Pretender"
  13. Ben E. King : "Stand By Me"
  14. Curiosity Killed the Cat : "Down to Earth"
  15. Genesis : "Land of Confusion"
  16. The Pretenders : "Hymn to Her"

Video selection[edit]

A Video Selection was also released featuring selected tracks from the main album release, and one which didn't appear on any NOW album.

  1. Freddie Mercury : "The Great Pretender"
  2. Jackie Wilson : "Reet Petite"
  3. Curiosity Killed the Cat : "Down to Earth"
  4. The Communards : "So Cold the Night"
  5. Pepsi & Shirlie : "Heartache"
  6. Boy George : "Everything I Own"
  7. UB40 : "Rat in Mi Kitchen"
  8. Hot Chocolate : "You Sexy Thing"
  9. The Housemartins : "Caravan of Love"
  10. Gary Moore : "Wild Frontier"
  11. Westworld : "Sonic Boom Boy"
  12. Steve "Silk" Hurley : "Jack Your Body"
  13. 5 Star : "Stay Out Of My Life"
  14. Nick Kamen : "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever"
  15. The Blow Monkeys : "It Doesn't Have to Be This Way"
  16. Simply Red : "The Right Thing"

† Never appeared on any NOW album.

Charts[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Joshua Tree by U2
UK number one album
29 March 1987 – 9 May 1987
Succeeded by
Keep Your Distance by Curiosity Killed the Cat