Various Artists - NOW: Yearbook 1984 - (4CD Album)


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Various Artists - NOW: Yearbook 1984 - (4CD Album)

NOW Music is proud to present the continuation to our Yearbook series, NOW - YEARBOOK 1984; a 4CD compilation featuring 78 defining hits that ruled the charts in 1984, including No.1s from Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and George Michael (solo and with Wham!), together with huge hits from Culture Club, Bananarama, U2, Spandau Ballet, and Deniece Williams.

1984 marks one of the most iconic and successful years for singles – with the decade’s four biggest sellers all released this year. NOW - YEARBOOK 1984 reflects this amazing year with synth-pop classics such as ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’, ‘Self Control’, ‘Together In Electric Dreams’, and ‘Never Ending Story’. Celebrate the success of electro, Hi-NRG and rap becoming vital ingredients in dance-pop, with ‘I Feel For You’ by Chaka Khan, ‘Let The Music Play’ by Shannon, ‘Jump (For My Love)’ by The Pointer Sisters, ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’ by Rockwell, and ‘You Think You’re A Man’ by the sensational Divine, plus the defining ‘White Lines’ from Grandmaster Flash & Grandmaster Melle-Mel leading the way. 1984 saw the emergence of a huge number of new artists hitting the charts, including Sade, Alison Moyet, Dead Or Alive, Nik Kershaw and Bronski Beat. Plus, established greats continued from strength to strength, including Elton John, The Police, Billy Joel, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney. The album concludes, as the year did, with Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, to that point, the UK’s biggest selling single ever.

Take a trip back to one of the greatest years of pop music ever.

A must-have compilation for every lover of pop music. Available as a standard CD and a special edition (limited to 5000 copies), housed in ‘hard-back book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet with a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork.

Track Listing

CD 1

  1. George Michael - Careless Whisper
  2. Duran Duran - The Reflex
  3. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes
  4. Nena - 99 Red Balloons
  5. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart - Here Comes the Rain Again
  6. Laura Branigan - Self Control
  7. Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do with It
  8. Lionel Richie - Hello
  9. Sade - Your Love Is King
  10. The Style Council - You're The Best Thing
  11. Alison Moyet - Love Resurrection
  12. Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok
  13. Spandau Ballet - Only When You Leave
  14. Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams
  15. Limahl - Never Ending Story
  16. Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
  17. Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
  18. Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
  19. Rufus And Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

CD 2

  1. Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  2. Kenny Loggins - Footloose (From "Footloose" Soundtrack)
  3. Adam Ant - Apollo 9
  4. Culture Club - The War Song
  5. Bananarama - Robert De Niro's Waiting
  6. Nik Kershaw - The Riddle
  7. Howard Jones – What Is Love?
  8. Thompson Twins - Doctor! Doctor!
  9. Alphaville - Big In Japan (Single Version)
  10. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Locomotion
  11. Ultravox - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
  12. The Human League - The Lebanon
  13. Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)
  14. Propaganda - Dr Mabuse
  15. Scritti Politti - Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
  16. New Order - Thieves Like Us
  17. The Cure - The Caterpillar
  18. Swansway - Soul Train
  19. David Sylvian - Red Guitar
  20. Echo And The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

CD 3

  1. Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
  2. Grandmaster Flash & Grandmaster Melle-Mel - White Lines (Don’t Do It)
  3. Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
  4. Shannon - Let The Music Play
  5. The Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love)
  6. The S.O.S Band - Just Be Good To Me
  7. Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else’s Guy
  8. Womack & Womack - Love Wars
  9. Michael Jackson - Farewell My Summer Love
  10. Julia And Company - Breakin' Down (Sugar Samba)
  11. Ollie & Jerry - Breakin'...There's No Stopping Us (From "Breakin'" Soundtrack)
  12. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
  13. Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
  14. Dead Or Alive - That's The Way (I Like It)
  15. Evelyn Thomas - High Energy
  16. Hazell Dean - Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)
  17. Divine - You Think You’re A Man
  18. The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
  19. Miami Sound Machine - Dr. Beat
  20. Shakatak - Down On The Street

CD 4

  1. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
  2. Duran Duran - The Wild Boys
  3. U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  4. The Police - King Of Pain
  5. Simple Minds - Up On The Catwalk
  6. ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin'
  7. Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face
  8. Malcolm McLaren - Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo)
  9. China Crisis - Wishful Thinking
  10. Carmel - More More More
  11. Matt Bianco - Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed
  12. Kim Wilde - The Second Time
  13. Nick Heyward - Warning Sign
  14. Jim Diamond - I Should Have Known Better
  15. Elton John - Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  16. Billy Joel - An Innocent Man
  17. The Cars - Drive
  18. Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace
  19. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas? (1984 Version)

Format: 4CD Album
Barcode: 0194398890722
Catalogue Number: CDYBNOW84
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: Friday, 29th October 2021

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