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First released in June 2021, this 3LP vinyl sold out quickly. Now available again - repressed as black vinyl - while stocks last! Celebrating the first year of 'NOW That's What I Call Music' - 1983. 'NOW Yearbook' presents 43 tracks on 3LPs; a stellar selection of 1983's biggest and best hits... huge chart hits from the year, alongside enduring and well-loved classics. 1983 saw British artists achieving unprecedented success across the world with 'Every Breath You Take' from The Police being the year's biggest seller in the U.S., and 'Karma Chameleon' from Culture Club being the top seller in the U.K. Breakthrough acts, achieving their first big hits - all here - include a staggering line-up of future superstars; U2, Eurythmics, Wham!, Paul Young, The Style Council, and Thompson Twins, to name a few... A large number of established artists also scored their biggest ever hits in 1983; Bonnie Tyler produced a global smash with 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart', Billy Joel's 'Uptown Girl' introduced his biggest selling album in the U.K., Lionel Richie's 'All Night Long' was the year's feel-good track, Elton John's 'I'm Still Standing' was an instant classic on release, and Tina Turner hit big with 'Let's Stay Together', which would lead to the huge success of the 'Private Dancer' album the following year... and not forgetting Genesis, Donna Summer, Mike Oldfield, Joan Armatrading, and a stunning collaboration between Robert Flack & Peabo Bryson on 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love'. 1983 also saw a number of artists who had seen previous releases on the fringes of the chart achieve mainstream success, including The Cure, and New Order with the defining 'Blue Monday', and former Punk and New-Wave chart regulars saw renewed success including Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Stranglers, Public Image Limited, and Joe Jackson. Synth Pop continued to dominate and Howard Jones, Tears For Fears, The Human League, Heaven 17 and Simple Minds all enjoyed a hit packed year, alongside Electro-Dance smashes from Freeez, Malcolm McLaren, Rock Steady Crew, Laura Branigan... and the aforementioned New Order. Some of the most enduring tracks include Toto's 'Africa', UB40's 'Red Red Wine' and Luther Vandross's 'Never Too Much'.
First released in June 2021, this 3LP vinyl sold out quickly. Now available again - repressed as black vinyl - while stocks last! Celebrating the first year of 'NOW That's What I Call Music' - 1983. 'NOW Yearbook' presents 43 tracks on 3LPs; a stellar selection of 1983's biggest and best hits... huge chart hits from the year, alongside enduring and well-loved classics. 1983 saw British artists achieving unprecedented success across the world with 'Every Breath You Take' from The Police being the year's biggest seller in the U.S., and 'Karma Chameleon' from Culture Club being the top seller in the U.K. Breakthrough acts, achieving their first big hits - all here - include a staggering line-up of future superstars; U2, Eurythmics, Wham!, Paul Young, The Style Council, and Thompson Twins, to name a few... A large number of established artists also scored their biggest ever hits in 1983; Bonnie Tyler produced a global smash with 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart', Billy Joel's 'Uptown Girl' introduced his biggest selling album in the U.K., Lionel Richie's 'All Night Long' was the year's feel-good track, Elton John's 'I'm Still Standing' was an instant classic on release, and Tina Turner hit big with 'Let's Stay Together', which would lead to the huge success of the 'Private Dancer' album the following year... and not forgetting Genesis, Donna Summer, Mike Oldfield, Joan Armatrading, and a stunning collaboration between Robert Flack & Peabo Bryson on 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love'. 1983 also saw a number of artists who had seen previous releases on the fringes of the chart achieve mainstream success, including The Cure, and New Order with the defining 'Blue Monday', and former Punk and New-Wave chart regulars saw renewed success including Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Stranglers, Public Image Limited, and Joe Jackson. Synth Pop continued to dominate and Howard Jones, Tears For Fears, The Human League, Heaven 17 and Simple Minds all enjoyed a hit packed year, alongside Electro-Dance smashes from Freeez, Malcolm McLaren, Rock Steady Crew, Laura Branigan... and the aforementioned New Order. Some of the most enduring tracks include Toto's 'Africa', UB40's 'Red Red Wine' and Luther Vandross's 'Never Too Much'.
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Now Yearbook 1983 / Various (Uk)
Artist: Now Yearbook 1983 / Various
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1. Wham! - Club Tropicana
2. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
3. Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know?
4. Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
5. Spandau Ballet - True
6. Tina Turner - Let's Stay Together
7. Roberta Flack ; Peabo Bryson - Tonight I Celebrate My Love
8. New Order - Blue Monday
9. Heaven 17 - Temptation
10. The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
11. Howard Jones - New Song
12. Tears for Fears - Pale Shelter
13. Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
14. The Police - Every Breath You Take
15. Toto - Africa
16. Genesis - Mama
17. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
18. Joan Armatrading - Drop the Pilot
19. Men at Work - Down Under
20. Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow
21. U2 - New Year's Day
22. Simple Minds - Waterfront
23. Public Image Limited - This Is Not a Love Song
24. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Dear Prudence
25. The Cure - the Lovecats
26. Men Without Hats - the Safety Dance
27. Marilyn - Calling Your Name
28. Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
29. Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
30. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
31. Donna Summer - She Works Hard for the Money
32. Laura Branigan - Gloria
33. Freeez - I.O.U
34. Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) the Rock Steady Crew
35. Malcolm McLaren - Double Dutch
36. Elton John - I'm Still Standing
37. Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
38. Ub40 - Red Red Wine
39. Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
40. The Stranglers - European Female
41. The Style Council - Long Hot Summer
42. Nick Heyward - Whistle Down the Wind
43. Paul Young - Love of the Common People

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First released in June 2021, this 3LP vinyl sold out quickly. Now available again - repressed as black vinyl - while stocks last! Celebrating the first year of 'NOW That's What I Call Music' - 1983. 'NOW Yearbook' presents 43 tracks on 3LPs; a stellar selection of 1983's biggest and best hits... huge chart hits from the year, alongside enduring and well-loved classics. 1983 saw British artists achieving unprecedented success across the world with 'Every Breath You Take' from The Police being the year's biggest seller in the U.S., and 'Karma Chameleon' from Culture Club being the top seller in the U.K. Breakthrough acts, achieving their first big hits - all here - include a staggering line-up of future superstars; U2, Eurythmics, Wham!, Paul Young, The Style Council, and Thompson Twins, to name a few... A large number of established artists also scored their biggest ever hits in 1983; Bonnie Tyler produced a global smash with 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart', Billy Joel's 'Uptown Girl' introduced his biggest selling album in the U.K., Lionel Richie's 'All Night Long' was the year's feel-good track, Elton John's 'I'm Still Standing' was an instant classic on release, and Tina Turner hit big with 'Let's Stay Together', which would lead to the huge success of the 'Private Dancer' album the following year... and not forgetting Genesis, Donna Summer, Mike Oldfield, Joan Armatrading, and a stunning collaboration between Robert Flack & Peabo Bryson on 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love'. 1983 also saw a number of artists who had seen previous releases on the fringes of the chart achieve mainstream success, including The Cure, and New Order with the defining 'Blue Monday', and former Punk and New-Wave chart regulars saw renewed success including Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Stranglers, Public Image Limited, and Joe Jackson. Synth Pop continued to dominate and Howard Jones, Tears For Fears, The Human League, Heaven 17 and Simple Minds all enjoyed a hit packed year, alongside Electro-Dance smashes from Freeez, Malcolm McLaren, Rock Steady Crew, Laura Branigan... and the aforementioned New Order. Some of the most enduring tracks include Toto's 'Africa', UB40's 'Red Red Wine' and Luther Vandross's 'Never Too Much'.
        
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