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Various Artists - NOW That's What I Call USA: The 80s [4CD]


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Format: 4 x CD
Catalogue No.: CDNNNOW143
Barcode: 0196588180828
Release Date: 11 Aug 2023
Genre: Pop

NOW Music is proud to present NOW That’s What I Call USA: The 80s – 4CDs packed with 79 massive U.S. hits – Whilst some were big hits on both sides of the Atlantic, we shine a spotlight on huge hits from America at the time, that have gone on to be as legendary in the UK as they were in the US.

NOW That's What I Call USA: The 80s – Celebrating huge hits from the charts of eighties America!

NOW Music is proud to present NOW That’s What I Call USA: The 80s – 4CDs packed with 79 massive U.S. hits – Whilst some were big hits on both sides of the Atlantic, we shine a spotlight on huge hits from America at the time, that have gone on to be as legendary in the UK as they were in the US.

Kicking off with ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ from Bon Jovi – a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic. In the US Bruce Springsteen scored his first Top 10 single with ‘Hungry Heart’ in 1980, and John Mellencamp took ‘Jack & Diane’, a Top 30 UK single, to #1 in America in 1982, whilst in 1983 The Police enjoyed a trans-Atlantic chart-topper with ‘Every Breath You Take’. FM Rock ruled the US charts of the first few years of the decade and Rick Springfield, Journey, Toto, Christopher Cross, and Daryl Hall & John Oates with ‘You Make My Dreams (Come True)’ had huge singles in the States, that have gone on to become equally appreciated in the UK – whilst REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, and Kim Carnes hit the Top 20 in both countries, and in 1984, Tina Turner saw the career-defining ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ hit the Top 3 in the UK and become her first #1 in the US. Anita Baker had a US Top 3 smash with ‘Giving You The Best That I Got’, Juice Newton hit the Top 5 with ‘Angel Of The Morning’ and Kenny Rogers had a 6-week run at #1 with the Lionel Richie-penned ‘Lady’ in 1980, whilst Paul Simon was back in the US Top 10 with ‘Late In The Evening’, and the aptly titled ‘America’ which gave Neil Diamond his third Top 10 single in the US from the soundtrack of his film ‘The Jazz Singer’.

The massive transatlantic hit ‘Say Say Say’ from Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson, reaching #1 and #2 in the US and UK respectively kicks off CD 2. Classic soundtrack smashes follow from Irene Cara with ‘Flashdance’ and ‘Ghostbusters’ from Ray Parker Jr., plus R&B/Soul from international favourites Diana Ross, Eddie Murphy and Aretha Franklin. Pure Pop from Olivia Newton-John with her 10-weeks at US #1 ‘Physical’, and dancefloor classics from Lipps Inc., Company B and The S.O.S. Band lead to Hip-Hop from British-American Rapper Young MC with his Grammy award-winning US Top 10 smash ‘Bust A Move’ and the UK Top 10 smash ‘I Need Love’ from legendary rapper LL Cool J.

The US New Wave scene is celebrated with acts including the Go-Go’s, The Romantics, The Bangles’ first US #1 ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’ and Culture Club with ‘I’ll Tumble 4 Ya’ – a huge US hit, but not released as a single in the UK. Duran Duran’s epic floor-filler ‘The Reflex’ reached #1 on both sides of the Atlantic and Nena whilst having a UK #1 with ’99 Red Balloons’ reached #2 in the US with the German language version ‘99 Luftballons’. Paula Abdul’s third consecutive US #1 features alongside Gloria Estefan’s breakthrough US hit ‘Conga’ plus a US smash from Lionel Richie and the debut single by Whitney Houston ‘You Give Good Love’ which hit the US Top 3 in 1985.

The final disc opens with 3 iconic film-themes, Survivor and Blondie - both were #1s in the UK and the US and Kenny Loggins’ features with his US #2 ‘Danger Zone’. Belinda Carlisle’s solo debut alongside US single ‘Show Me’ from The Pretenders and ‘Simply Irresistible’ from Robert Palmer were all big stateside hits, and drawing to a close, huge ballads from Chicago and Foreigner, were big hits in both the UK and the US.

NOW That's What I Call USA: The 80s – Celebrating huge hits from the charts of eighties America!

1. Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
2. Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
3. John Mellencamp - Jack & Diane
4. The Police - Every Breath You Take
5. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
6. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl 
7. Daryl Hall & John Oates - You Make My Dreams (Come True) 
8. Billy Joel - A Matter Of Trust 
9. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
10. Journey - Open Arms
11. Toto - I Won't Hold You Back
12. REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
13. Paul Simon - Late In The Evening 
14. Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
15. Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
16. Kenny Rogers - Lady
17. Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
18. Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
19. Jennifer Holliday - And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going
20. Neil Diamond - America (From "The Jazz Singer" Soundtrack)

1. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson - Say Say Say
2. Irene Cara - Flashdance…What A Feeling
3. Michael Sembello - Maniac
4. Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters
5. Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It for The Boy
6. Diana Ross - Upside Down 
7. Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time 
8. Olivia Newton-John - Physical
9. Lipps Inc. - Funkytown
10. Company B - Fascinated
11. The S.O.S Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
12. Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
13. Pebbles - Mercedes Boy
14. Ready For The World - Oh Sheila 
15. Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life, Pt. 1 
16. Young MC - Bust A Move
17. LL COOL J - I Need Love 
18. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Lost In Emotion
19. Exposé - Seasons Change

1. The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
2. Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya 
3. Go-Go's - We Got The Beat 
4. R.E.M. - Stand 
5. The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another
6. The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep 
7. The Cars - Shake It Up
8. Duran Duran - The Reflex
9. Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)
10. Nena - 99 Luftballons
11. Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night
12. A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)
13. Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
14. Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine - Conga 
15. El DeBarge - Who's Johnny 
16. Stacey Q - Two Of Hearts
17. Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted
18. Debbie Gibson - Foolish Beat
19. Smokey Robinson - Being With You
20. Lionel Richie - My Love
21. Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love 

1. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
2. Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone (From "Top Gun" Original Soundtrack)
3. Blondie - Call Me (Theme From "American Gigolo") 
4. Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
5. Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart
6. Laura Branigan - Spanish Eddie
7. Pretenders - Show Me
8. Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You
9. Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes (From "Dirty Dancing" Soundtrack)
10. Night Ranger - Sister Christian 
11. The J. Geils Band - Centerfold 
12. Don Johnson - Heartbeat 
13. Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible
14. John Waite - Missing You
15. Richard Marx - Endless Summer Nights
16. Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life Again
17. Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Mandolin Rain 
18. Chicago – Hard To Say I'm Sorry
19. Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You 

More From This Artist: A Flock Of Seagulls Anita Baker Aretha Franklin Belinda Carlisle Billy Joel Blondie Bon Jovi Bruce Hornsby & The Range Bruce Springsteen Chicago Christopher Cross Company B Corey Hart Cult Jam Culture Club Daryl Hall Debbie Gibson Deniece Williams Diana Ross Don Johnson Duran Duran Eddie Murphy El DeBarge Eric Carmen Exposé Foreigner Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine Go-Go's Irene Cara Jennifer Holliday John Mellencamp John Oates John Waite Journey Juice Newton Kenny Loggins Kenny Rogers Kim Carnes Laura Branigan Lionel Richie Lipps Inc. Lisa Lisa LL COOL J Michael Jackson Michael Sembello Neil Diamond Nena Night Ranger Olivia Newton-John Pat Benatar Paul McCartney Paul Simon Paula Abdul Pebbles Peter Schilling Pretenders R.E.M. Ray Parker Jr. Ready For The World REO Speedwagon Richard Marx Rick Springfield Robert Palmer Sheila E. Smokey Robinson Stacey Q Steve Miller Band Steve Winwood Survivor The Bangles The Cars The Fixx The J. Geils Band The Police The Romantics The S.O.S Band Tina Turner Toto Wang Chung Whitney Houston Yes Young MC

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