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Various Artists - NOW That’s What I Call 40 Years - Part 2 [5CD]


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Format: 5 x CD
Catalogue No.: CDNOW40Y2
Barcode: 0198028004923
Release Date: 12 Jul 2024
Genre: Pop

In November 2023 we celebrated NOW’s 40th anniversary with a collection of 100 massive Pop hits – but with 40 years of hits to choose from we had to leave out so many fantastic tracks – so it’s time to continue that celebration with NOW That’s What I Call 40 Years - Part 2 – 100 more essential hit tracks across 5 CDs – again honouring the legacy with a stellar selection from the past four decades of NOW. Embark on a musical journey from 1983 right up to the present day, making at least one memorable stop in each year along the way.

Opening with Duran Duran’s 1983 #1 ‘Is There Something I Should Know?’, which featured on the first NOW album along with ‘Temptation’ by Heaven 17. Unforgettable hits including ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’ by Eurythmics, and Synth-Pop smashes from Howard Jones with ‘What Is Love?’ and ‘Smalltown Boy’ by Bronski Beat are up next. ‘Two Tribes’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood spent 9 weeks at #1 in 1984 and features ahead of covers including the #1 collaboration between UB40 and Chrissie Hynde, and Kim Wilde’s version of ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’ which hit #1 in the U.S. The production team Stock, Aitken and Waterman hit Pop gold in the late ‘80s and huge hits they produced for Bananarama and Hazell Dean are included. The first disc closes with 1989 classics from Fine Young Cannibals, and the first #1 from Simple Minds ‘Belfast Child’.

Disc Two opens with Neneh Cherry’s Pop/Hip-Hop fusion ‘Buffalo Stance’ and includes floor-fillers ‘Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)’ by C+C Music Factory, and ‘Happenin’ All Over Again’ from Lonnie Gordon. The sophisticated Soul of Seal’s ‘Crazy’ and Oleta Adams’ ‘Get Here’ follow before a Rock classic from Lenny Kravitz, Pop anthems ‘Joyride’ by Roxette, and the global smash ‘All She Wants Is’ from Ace Of Base. ‘What’s Up?’ from 4 Non Blondes, the debut hit and #1 ‘Dreams’ from Gabrielle, the beautiful ‘Don’t Be A Stranger from Dina Carroll, and the superb cover of ‘Go West’ from Pet Shop Boys highlight the diversity of the 90s charts. The disc finishes with essential tunes from M People and Pato Banton – and ‘When Do I Get To Sing “My Way” from Sparks which has been increasingly celebrated as a true Pop classic.

Kicking off with Boyzone, one of the ‘90s biggest Pop acts, the third disc includes timeless gems including ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis, ‘Wake Up Boo!’  from The Boo Radleys, pure Pop magic from the Spice Girls and Gina G, euphoric club classics ‘Born Slippy (Nuxx)’ by Underworld, Faithless with ‘Insomnia’, and the captivating alt anthem ‘Paranoid Android’ by Radiohead. Run DMC and Jason Nevins hit #1 with a fantastic remix of ‘It’s Like That’, and as the ‘90s came to a close there was an explosion of huge Pop hits from new and established stars including Pop royalty Kylie Minogue with ‘Spinning Around’, Robbie Williams with ‘Rock DJ,’ and new favourites S Club, Westlife and into the new millennium with crowd-pleasers from Sugababes and Blue.

Disc Four opens with ‘Are You Ready For Love?’ by Elton John – which hit #1 over 20 years after it was originally released, the explosive #1 ‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears and the contemporary classic ‘Run’ by Snow Patrol. ‘Rehab’ from Amy Winehouse confirmed her star status, and the anthemic ‘Patience’ by Take That saw the reformed band back at #1 ten years after they split up. Duffy had a massive year in 2008 – and the same year saw Girls Aloud’s ‘The Promise’ become a landmark in their Pop story. ‘X Factor’ alumni JLS, Olly Murs and One Direction achieved huge Chart success and there’s also space for fantastic collaborations : Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera enjoyed a world-wide smash with ‘Moves Like Jagger’ and P!nk partnered with Nate Ruess on the bittersweet ‘Just Give Me A Reason’.

The final disc opens with the electrifying remix of ‘Summertime Sadness’ by Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais, and features the #1 ‘Counting Stars’ by OneRepublic and the anthemic ‘A Sky Full of Stars’ from Coldplay. Modern classics ‘Stay With Me’ by Sam Smith and ‘Sorry’ by Justin Bieber feature alongside hits from Little Mix, Ariana Grande and George Ezra….and from the past five years the fantastic ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ from Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus - plus Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Lil Nas X, Lewis Capaldi and another massive #1, ‘Bad Habits’ from Ed Sheeran.

NOW That’s What I Call 40 Years - Part 2 – a further spectacular celebration of NOW’s legacy with a timeless collection of Pop hits from the past four decades.


CD 1

Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know? (NOW 1, 1983)   
Heaven 17 - Temptation (NOW 1, 1983)
Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - Here Comes the Rain Again (NOW 2, 1984)
Thompson Twins  - Hold Me Now (NOW 2, 1984)
Howard Jones – What Is Love? (NOW 2, 1984)
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (NOW 3, 1984)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes (NOW 3, 1984)
Culture Club - The War Song (NOW 4, 1984)
Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away (NOW 5, 1985)
Marillion - Kayleigh (NOW 5, 1985)
UB40 & Chrissie Hynde - I Got You Babe (NOW 6, 1985)
Simply Red - Holding Back the Years (NOW 7, 1986)   
Level 42 - Lessons In Love (NOW 7, 1986)
Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hangin On (NOW 8, 1986)
Bananarama - Love In The First Degree (NOW 10, 1987)
Hazell Dean - Who's Leaving Who (NOW 12, 1988)   
Inner City - Big Fun (NOW 13, 1988)
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy (NOW 14, 1989)
Simple Minds - Belfast Child (NOW 14, 1989)

CD 2

Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance (NOW 14, 1989)
Tina Turner - The Best (NOW 16, 1989)
Belinda Carlisle - Leave A Light On (NOW 16, 1989)
Lonnie Gordon - Happenin’ All Over Again (Hip House Radio Mix) (NOW 17, 1990)
C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) (NOW 19, 1991)
Seal - Crazy (NOW 19, 1991)   
Oleta Adams - Get Here (NOW 19, 1991)
Roxette - Joyride (NOW 20, 1991)
Wet Wet Wet - Goodnight Girl (NOW 21, 1992)
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love (NOW 22, 1992)
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way (NOW 24, 1993)
4 Non Blondes - What's Up? (NOW 25, 1993)
Ace of Base - All That She Wants (NOW 25, 1993)
Gabrielle - Dreams (NOW 25, 1993)
Dina Carroll - Don't Be A Stranger (NOW 26, 1993)
Pet Shop Boys - Go West (NOW 26, 1993)
M People - One Night In Heaven (NOW 26, 1993)
Pato Banton - Baby Come Back (NOW 29, 1994)
Sparks - When Do I Get To Sing “My Way” (NOW 29, 1994)

CD 3

Boyzone - Love Me For A Reason (NOW 30, 1995)
The Boo Radleys - Wake Up Boo! (NOW 30, 1995)
Oasis – Wonderwall (NOW 34, 1996)
Underworld - Born Slippy (Nuxx) (NOW 34, 1996)
Gina G - Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit (NOW 34, 1996)
Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There (NOW 35, 1996)
Faithless – Insomnia (NOW 35, 1996)
Radiohead - Paranoid Android (NOW 37, 1997)
RUN DMC vs. Jason Nevins - It's Like That (NOW 39, 1998)
Shania Twain - That Don't Impress Me Much (NOW 44, 1999)
Texas – Summer Son (NOW 44, 1999)
S Club - Reach (NOW 46, 2000)
Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around (NOW 46, 2000)   
All Saints - Pure Shores (NOW 47, 2000)   
Robbie Williams - Rock DJ (NOW 47, 2000)
Bon Jovi - It's My Life (NOW 47, 2000)
Westlife - Uptown Girl (NOW 50, 2001)
Busted - What I Go To School For (NOW 53, 2002)
Sugababes - Round Round (NOW 53, 2002)
Blue - One Love (NOW 53, 2002)

CD 4

Elton John - Are You Ready For Love? (NOW 56, 2003)
Britney Spears – Toxic (NOW 57, 2004)
The Shapeshifters - Lola’s Theme (NOW 58, 2004)
Snow Patrol - Run (NOW 58, 2004)
McFly - All About You (NOW 60, 2005)
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot (NOW 62, 2005)
Kelly Clarkson - Because Of You (NOW 63, 2006)
Amy Winehouse - Rehab (NOW 65, 2006)
Take That - Patience (NOW 66, 2007)
Duffy - Warwick Avenue (NOW 70, 2008)
Girls Aloud - The Promise (NOW 71, 2008)
Katy Perry - Hot N Cold (NOW 71, 2008)
JLS - Beat Again (NOW 74, 2009)
Tinie Tempah - Pass Out (NOW 75, 2010)
Ellie Goulding - Your Song (NOW 78, 2011)
Lady Gaga - Born This Way (NOW 79, 2011)
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger (NOW 80, 2011)
Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks - Heart Skips A Beat (NOW 80, 2011)
LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It (NOW 81, 2012)
One Direction - One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) (NOW 84, 2013)
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason (NOW 84, 2013)

CD 5

Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais - Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) (NOW 86, 2013) 
OneRepublic - Counting Stars (NOW 86, 2013)
Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars (NOW 88, 2014)   
Sam Smith - Stay With Me (NOW 88, 2014) 
Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You (NOW 91, 2015)
Justin Bieber - Sorry (NOW 93, 2016)
Justin Timberlake - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (from DreamWorks Animation's "TROLLS") (NOW 94, 2016)
Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex (NOW 95, 2016)
Ariana Grande - One Last Time (NOW 97, 2017)
George Ezra – Paradise (NOW 99, 2018)
Shawn Mendes - In My Blood (NOW 100, 2018)
Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (NOW 102, 2019)
Lizzo - Good As Hell (NOW 104, 2019)    
Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now (NOW 105, 2020)   
The Weeknd - Save Your Tears (NOW 108, 2021)
Lil Nas X – That’s What I Want (NOW 110, 2021)
Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits (NOW 110, 2021)   
David Guetta, Becky Hill, Ella Henderson - Crazy What Love Can Do (NOW 112, 2022)  
Lewis Capaldi - Forget Me (NOW 113, 2022)
Doja Cat - Paint The Town Red (NOW 116, 2023)
Olivia Rodrigo - vampire (NOW 116, 2023)

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