Now That's What I Call the 80s (U.S. series)

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Now That's What I Call the 80s
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Compilation album by Various artists
Released March 11, 2008
Genre Pop
Length 79:55
Label Sony
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 27
(2008)Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 272008
Now That's What I Call the 80s
(2008)
Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 28
(2008)Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 282008
Deluxe edition cover
The Deluxe iTunes edition of the album
The Deluxe iTunes edition of the album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Now That's What I Call the 80s is a special edition compilation album from the Now! series in the United States, containing hit songs from the 1980s. It was released on March 11, 2008. In addition to a traditional CD release, an 80-track "deluxe digital edition" was made available for download only on iTunes.[2]

The album debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling just under 34,000 copies in its first week. Sales of the deluxe edition are counted separately.[3]

Track listing (CD)[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson 4:52
2. "Uptown Girl" Billy Joel 3:13
3. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Wham! 3:50
4. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Cyndi Lauper 3:48
5. "Hungry Like the Wolf" Duran Duran 3:24
6. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" Simple Minds 6:31
7. "One Thing Leads to Another" The Fixx 3:14
8. "Abracadabra" Steve Miller 3:38
9. "Shakedown" Bob Seger 4:00
10. "Every Breath You Take" The Police 4:12
11. "Here I Go Again" Whitesnake 4:32
12. "Eye of the Tiger" Survivor 4:02
13. "Rockit" Herbie Hancock 3:38
14. "Let's Dance" David Bowie 4:06
15. "Who Can It Be Now?" Men at Work 3:20
16. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" Tears for Fears 4:06
17. "Jessie's Girl" Rick Springfield 3:12
18. "Heaven" Bryan Adams 4:02
19. "What About Love" Heart 3:39
20. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Bonnie Tyler 4:25

Track listing (deluxe digital edition)[edit]

  1. Michael Jackson – "Billie Jean"
  2. M – "Pop Muzik"
  3. Rupert Holmes – "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
  4. The Buggles – "Video Killed the Radio Star"
  5. Blondie – "Call Me"
  6. The Romantics – "What I Like About You"
  7. Pat Benatar – "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"
  8. Kool & the Gang – "Celebration"
  9. REO Speedwagon – "Keep on Loving You"
  10. Kim Carnes – "Bette Davis Eyes"
  11. Rick Springfield – "Jessie's Girl"
  12. Hall & Oates – "You Make My Dreams"
  13. Billy Squier – "The Stroke"
  14. Juice Newton – "Queen of Hearts"
  15. Red Rider – "Lunatic Fringe"
  16. The J. Geils Band – "Centerfold"
  17. Tommy Tutone – "867-5309/Jenny"
  18. The Go-Go's – "We Got the Beat"
  19. The Human League – "Don't You Want Me"
  20. The Motels – "Only the Lonely"
  21. Steve Miller – "Abracadabra"
  22. Survivor – "Eye of the Tiger"
  23. Missing Persons – "Words"
  24. A Flock of Seagulls – "I Ran (So Far Away)"
  25. Toni Basil – "Mickey"
  26. The Pointer Sisters – "I'm So Excited"
  27. Stray Cats – "Rock This Town"
  28. Marvin Gaye – "Sexual Healing"
  29. Toto – "Africa"
  30. Frida – "I Know There's Something Going On"
  31. Culture Club – "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"
  32. Duran Duran – "Hungry Like the Wolf"
  33. Thomas Dolby – "She Blinded Me with Science"
  34. David Bowie – "Let's Dance"
  35. The Tubes – "She's a Beauty"
  36. Kajagoogoo – "Too Shy"
  37. Bonnie Tyler – "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
  38. The Plimsouls – "A Million Miles Away"
  39. Spandau Ballet – "True"
  40. The Fixx – "One Thing Leads to Another"
  41. Herbie Hancock – "Rockit"
  42. Lionel Richie – "All Night Long (All Night)"
  43. Billy Joel – "Uptown Girl"
  44. Cyndi Lauper – "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
  45. Billy Idol – "Rebel Yell"
  46. Kenny Loggins – "Footloose"
  47. Berlin – "No More Words"
  48. Night Ranger – "Sister Christian"
  49. Dan Hartman – "I Can Dream About You"
  50. Tina Turner – "What's Love Got to Do with It"
  51. Corey Hart – "Sunglasses at Night"
  52. John Waite – "Missing You"
  53. Wham! – "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
  54. Animotion – "Obsession"
  55. Simple Minds – "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
  56. Tears for Fears – "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
  57. Katrina and the Waves – "Walking on Sunshine"
  58. Heart – "What About Love"
  59. Huey Lewis and the News – "The Power of Love"
  60. Ready for the World – "Oh Sheila"
  61. Starship – "We Built This City"
  62. Mr. Mister – "Broken Wings"
  63. Miami Sound Machine – "Conga"
  64. Robert Palmer – "Addicted to Love"
  65. Level 42 – "Something About You"
  66. The Outfield – "Your Love"
  67. Steve Winwood – "Higher Love"
  68. Cameo – "Word Up!"
  69. The Bangles – "Walk Like an Egyptian"
  70. Wang Chung – "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
  71. Cutting Crew – "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"
  72. Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam – "Head to Toe"
  73. Whitesnake – "Here I Go Again"
  74. Belinda Carlisle – "Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
  75. Salt-n-Pepa – "Push It"
  76. Breathe – "Hands to Heaven"
  77. Bobby McFerrin – "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
  78. Poison – "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
  79. Paula Abdul – "Straight Up"
  80. Great White – "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Now That's What I Call the 80s track list on iTunes
  3. ^ Jonathan Cohen, "Ross Zooms By 'NOW,' Snoop To Debut At No. 1", Billboard.com, March 19, 2008.