NICE LITTLE NUMBER – NOW VOLUME 100
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 100
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 20th July 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
A significant event today is that the successful NOW compilation series is releasing NOW That’s What I Call Music Volume 100.
Volume 1 was released on 28 November 1983 Volume 100 on 20th July 2018
I am a big fan of compilation albums and for 30 years have put my own together under the title of Jive Puppy. I love the creativity of finding the best 40 tracks for a compilation album.
Prior to NOW That’s What I Call Music there were compilation albums produced by K-Tel and Arcade.
NOW That’s What I Call Music has proved to be the most successful.
Here is NOW That’s What I Call Music in “nice little numbers”:
1 2,100 artists have featured on the 100 NOW compilation albums
2 99 out of the 100 NOW albums hit No.1 in the Chart assuming Vol 100 does so.
3 1.1 million was the number of NOW Volume 1 records sold
4 250+ Hours needed to listen to all the tracks on the 100 NOW compilation albums
5 120 million is the total number of NOW albums sold up to Vol.99
6 46 is the number of tracks on NOW 100, released 20th July 2018
7 30 was the number of tracks on NOW Vol.1
8 4,004 is the total number of tracks Vol.1 to Vol.100 inclusive
9 4 The Volume of the NOW compilation album that was first available on CD
10 64 Now Volume 64 was the last NOW compilation to be available on tape cassette
11 4 The average number of NOW compilation albums each household in the UK own
12 30 the number of Robbie Williams On NOW Vols 1-100. He has the most of any artist
13 2 minutes 7 seconds the length of the shortest track on NOW volumes 1-100. It is Song Bird by Oasis
14 8 minutes 31 seconds the length of the longest track on NOW volumes 1-100. It is American pie by Don MacLean
15 2.3 million The sales of NOW 44 in 1999, the biggest selling NOW album ever.
16 602 the number of No.1 tracks featured on the NOW compilation album Volumes 1-100
17 26+ The number of countries where the NOW album ia available
18 £400-£500 is the price now being paid on Ebay for NOW 4 – the fiest on CD
19 654 is the number of weeks a NOW compilation album has been at No.1 – that is almost 10 years
20 383,002 the number of NOW 70 sold in the first week of release being the fastest selling NOW album of all time. Faster than most other albums of all genres too
21 35 After NOW 35 Vinyl editions ended in
22 43 7 48 MiniDiscs started with Now 43 in 1999 and ended with Now 48 in 2001.
23 62 The first Now album to be released as a digital download was Now 62 in 2005 across online music
24 6th In 2017 the festive compilation spin off record, Now That’s What I Call Christmas became the country’s sixth biggest selling album of all time, figures show. According to Now Music, its seasonal offering has now sold more than 4.4 million copies, overtaking both Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Adele’s 25 in the UK.
25 2053 is the year, if NOW That’s What I Call Music continues in popularity, when Volume 200 will be released. I don’t think I’ll be around to see it, so I’d best make the most of this one.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Live your life and forget your age
Happiness is…getting and listening to the very latest copy of NOW That’s What I Call Music on vinyl
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
My friend swallowed some Lego. The doctors aren’t worried but he’s shitting bricks.
Love is…when you can’t let go
TRACK OF THE DAY
FIRST TRACK ON NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC VOL 1
“You Can’t Hurry Love” – Phil Collins
Highest Chart Position: No.1 15th January 1983
©2018 Phil M Robinson