Now That's What I Call Music! 23 (UK series)

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Now That's What I Call Music! 23
Now 23.jpg
Compilation album
Released 16 November 1992
Genre Pop
Length 2:32
Label Virgin / EMI / Polygram
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music! 22
(1992)
Now That's What I Call Music! 23
(1992)
Now That's What I Call Music! 24
(1993)

Now That's What I Call Music! 23 or Now 23 was released in 1992 on vinyl, audio cassette and Compact Disc. The album is the 23rd edition of the Now! series in the United Kingdom.

Three songs from this album appeared on previous Now! CDs: Simple Minds' "Alive and Kicking" previously appeared on Now 6, Heaven 17's "Temptation" previously appeared on Now 1 and Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé's "Barcelona" which appeared on this album due to the song being used as an unofficial anthem for the 1992 Summer Olympics, previously appeared on Now 10. The version of "Shake Your Head" used is longer than the original single version, lasting 4:00 minutes as opposed to 3:42. It has an extra verse and verses run in order as per the extended version rather than the original 7".

Now 23 features four songs which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart: "Sleeping Satellite", "Would I Lie To You?", "Ebeneezer Goode" and "Dancing Queen" which reached No.1 back in 1976.

Track listing[edit]

CD/Record/Tape 1[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Sleeping Satellite" Tasmin Archer 4:36
2. "Just Another Day" Jon Secada 4:15
3. "Would I Lie To You?" Charles & Eddie 3:23
4. "Shake Your Head" Was (Not Was) 3:58
5. "Iron Lion Zion" Bob Marley & The Wailers 3:22
6. "Faithful" Go West 4:23
7. "Too Funky" George Michael 3:45
8. "People Everyday" Arrested Development 3:26
9. "For Your Babies" Simply Red 4:17
10. "(Take a Little) Piece of My Heart" Erma Franklin 2:30
11. "Too Much Love Will Kill You" Brian May 4:30
12. "Alive and Kicking" Simple Minds 4:48
13. "Boom Boom" John Lee Hooker 3:30
14. "Achy Breaky Heart" Billy Ray Cyrus 3:23
15. "Too Much Too Young" Little Angels 4:21
16. "Take This Heart" Richard Marx 4:10
17. "Jesus He Knows Me" Genesis 4:17
18. "Baby Don't Cry" INXS 4:41
19. "It's Only Natural" Crowded House 3:29

CD/Record/Tape 2[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Who Needs Love Like That" (Hamburg Mix) Erasure 3:03
2. "Ebeneezer Goode" The Shamen 3:56
3. "Run to You" Rage 3:42
4. "I'm Gonna Get You" Bizarre Inc featuring Angie Brown 5:08
5. "Temptation" (Brothers in Rhythm Remix) Heaven 17 3:59
6. "House of Love" East 17 4:40
7. "Don't You Want Me" The Farm 4:15
8. "Never Let Her Slip Away" Undercover 3:28
9. "Tetris" Doctor Spin 3:40
10. "Supermarioland" Ambassadors of Funk and MC Mario 3:33
11. "How Do You Do!" Roxette 3:09
12. "Dancing Queen" ABBA 3:51
13. "A Little Respect" Björn Again 3:47
14. "Be My Baby" Vanessa Paradis 3:39
15. "Let Me Take You There" Betty Boo 3:56
16. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" Sophie B. Hawkins 4:13
17. "Digging in the Dirt" Peter Gabriel 4:58
18. "Book of Days" Enya 2:56
19. "Crying" Roy Orbison & k.d. lang 3:49
20. "Barcelona" Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé 4:26

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