Now That's What I Call Music 3 (UK series)

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This article describes the third 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! 3 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography.
Now That's What I Call Music 3
Now 3a.jpg
Compilation album
Released 23 July 1984
Genre Pop
Length 1:57:39
Label Virgin / EMI
Now! UK series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music II
Now That's What I Call Music 3
Now That's What I Call Music 4

Now That's What I Call Music 3 or Now 3 was released in 1984 in the United Kingdom on vinyl record and audio cassette. The album is the third edition of the Now! series in the UK. It was the first in the series to debut at number one in the UK Albums Chart as the previous two had debuted at lower numbers before each climbing to number one. It stayed at the top for eight weeks, the longest run for any Now album on the chart until the Compilations Chart was created in 1989. It was the 300th album to reach number one in the chart's history. It was also the first in the series to be released with the familiar 'NOW' logo of red, blue and green circles, with a yellow streak that carries the 'That's What I Cal Music' portion of the title, the last being Now 17 in 1990 but it all ready omits the yellow streak, the last album to feature that would be Now 16 in 1989.

Now 3 features three songs which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart: "The Reflex", "Two Tribes" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go".

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Artist Length
1. "The Reflex" Duran Duran 4:19
2. "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Nik Kershaw 3:19
3. "Thinking of You" Sister Sledge 4:20
4. "Locomotion" Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 3:19
5. "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" Ultravox 3:35
6. "Pearl in the Shell" Howard Jones 3:50
7. "Don't Tell Me" Blancmange 3:28
8. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" Phil Collins 3:29

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

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Two Tribes" Frankie Goes to Hollywood 3:24
2. "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel 4:25
3. "Nelson Mandela" Special A.K.A. 4:11
4. "Love Wars" Womack & Womack 4:00
5. "You're The Best Thing" The Style Council 4:23
6. "One Love/People Get Ready" Bob Marley and the Wailers 2:49
7. "Smalltown Boy" Bronski Beat 5:00

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

No. Title Artist Length
1. "I Want to Break Free" Queen 4:14
2. "Time After Time" Cyndi Lauper 4:01
3. "Love Resurrection" Alison Moyet 3:49
4. "Young at Heart" The Bluebells 3:17
5. "Robert De Niro's Waiting..." Bananarama 3:32
6. "Dr. Mabuse" Propaganda 4:57
7. "What's Love Got to Do with It" Tina Turner 3:49
8. "When You're Young and in Love" The Flying Pickets 3:21

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

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Wham! 3:49
2. "You Take Me Up" The Thompson Twins 4:27
3. "It's Raining Men" The Weather Girls 3:31
4. "Dance Me Up" Gary Glitter 3:31
5. "Susanna" The Art Company 4:47
6. "One Better Day" Madness 4:01
7. "Red Guitar" David Sylvian 4:42

Video selection[edit]

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

  1. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark : "Locomotion"
  2. Simple Minds : "Up on the Catwalk"
  3. Thompson Twins : "You Take Me Up"
  4. Madness : "One Better Day"
  5. The Farmer's Boys : "In the Country"
  6. Helen Terry : "Love Lies Lost"
  7. Loose Ends : "Emergency (Dial 999)"
  8. Working Week : "Venceremos"
  9. Tina Turner : "What's Love Got to Do With It"
  10. Phil Collins : "Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)"
  11. Talk Talk : "Dum Dum Girl"
  12. Kajagoogoo : "Turn Your Back on Me"
  13. Gary Glitter : "Dance Me Up"
  14. The Mighty Wah : "Come Back"
  15. I-Level : "Our Song"
  16. Limahl : "Too Much Trouble"
  17. The Flying Pickets : "When You're Young and In Love"
  18. Thomas Dolby : "I Scare Myself"
  19. The Blue Nile : "Tinseltown in the Rain"
  20. David Sylvian : "Red Guitar"

† Never appeared on any NOW album.


Chart (1984) Peak
UK Albums Chart[1] 1


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Legend by Bob Marley and the Wailers
UK number-one album
5 August 1984 – 29 September 1984
Succeeded by
Tonight by David Bowie