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.