Now That’s What I Call A First Track BLOG  Tuesday 7th August 2018



Recently, NOW That’s What I Call Music, the compilation album released Volume 100. If you listen to every first track on each of the 100 albums from Volume 1, released November 1983 to Volume 100 released July 2018 you get a real feel of the ever changing music and sounds of that time.


TRACK                                                                                           ARTIST NOW RELEASE DATE


1             YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE                                                        PHIL COLLINS                  Nov-83

2             RADIO GA GA                                                                              QUEEN                               Mar-84

3             THE REFLEX                                                                                 DURAN DURAN               Jul-84

4             NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS                                                     PAUL MCCARTNEY       Nov-84

5             A VIEW TO A KILL                                                                      DURAN DURAN               Aug-85

6             ONE VISION                                                                                  QUEEN                               Nov-85

7             SLEDGEHAMMER                                                                       PETER GABRIEL              Aug-86

8             NOTORIOUS                                                                                 DURAN DURAN               Nov-86

9             REET PETITE                                                                                JACKIE WILSON              Mar-87

10           BARCELONA                    FREDDIE MERCURY & MONTSERRAT CABALLE             Nov-87

11           ALWAYS ON MY MIND                                                             PET SHOP BOYS              Mar-88

12           WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS                          WET WET WET                Jul-88

13           THE ONLY WAY IS UP                  YAZZ AND THE PLASTIC POPULATION Nov-88

14           SOMETHING’S GOTTEN HOLD OF MY HEART                   MARC ALMOND              Mar-89

15           I WANT IT ALL                                                                             QUEEN                               Aug-89

16           SOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE                                                TEARS FOR FEARS         Nov-89

17           BLUE SAVANNAH                                                                      ERASURE                          Apr-90

18           A LITTLE TIME THE                                                                   BEAUTIFUL SOUTH        Nov-90

19           SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO                                         THE CLASH                       Mar-91

20           DIZZY                                                               VIC REEVES & THE WONDER STUFF      Nov-91

21           BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY                                                            QUEEN                               Apr-92

22           TAKE A CHANCE ON ME                                                          ERASURE                          Jul-92

23           SLEEPING SATELLITE                                                               TAMSIN ARCHER            Nov-92

24           YOUNG AT HEART                                                                     THE BLUEBELLS             Apr-93

25           SOMEBODY TO LOVE (LIVE)                                   GEORGE MICHAEL & QUEEN    Aug-93

26           (I CAN’T HELP) FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU                   UB40                                   Nov-93

27           THE SIGN                                                                                       ACE OF BASE                   Apr-94

28           LOVE IS ALL AROUND                                                              WET WET WET                Aug-94

29           BABY COME BACK        PATO BANTON WITH ROBIN CAMPBELL AND ALI CAMPBELL                                                                                                                                                                       Nov-94

30           TURN ON, TUNE IN, COP OUT                                                 FREAK POWER                Apr-95

31           DON’T WANT TO FORGIVE ME NOW                                    WET WET WET                Jul-95

32           HEAVEN FOR EVERYONE                                                        QUEEN                               Nov-95

33           TOO MUCH LOVE WILL KILL YOU                                        QUEEN                               Mar-96

34           WANNABE                                                                                    SPICE GIRLS                     Aug-96

35           SAY YOU’LL BE THERE                                              SPICE GIRLS                     Nov-96

36           MAMA                                                                                            SPICE GIRLS                     Mar-97

37           MMMBOP                                                                                      HANSON                            Aug-97

38           TUBTHUMPING                                                                           CHUMBAWAMBA          Nov-97

39           NEVER EVER                                                                                ALL SAINTS                      Apr-98

40           THE GREASE MEGAMIX              JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN      Aug-98

41           NO MATTER WHAT                                                                    BOYZONE                         Nov-98

42           WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH                                           BOYZONE                         Mar-99

43           PERFECT MOMENT                                                     MARTINE MCCUTCHEON           Jul-99

44           …BABY ONE MORE TIME                                                        BRITNEY SPEARS           Nov-99

45           RISE                                                                                                GABRIELLE                      Apr-00

46           OOPS I DID IT AGAIN                                                                 BRITNEY SPEARS           Jul-00

47           ROCK DJ                                                                                        ROBBIE WILLIAMS         Nov-00

48           WHOLE AGAIN                                                                            ATOMIC KITTEN             Apr-01

49           ETERNITY                                                                                     ROBBIE WILLIAMS         Jul-01

50           CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD                                      KYLIE MINOGUE            Nov-01

51           HERO                                                                                              ENRIQUE IGLESIAS        Mar-02

52           IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES                                              RONAN KEATING           Jul-02

53           HEAVEN                                                                                        DJ SAMMY                        Nov-02

54           ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID                                                     TA.T.U.                               Apr-03

55           IGNITION (REMIX)                                                                      R KELLY                            Jul-03

56           WHERE IS THE LOVE?                                                THE BLACK EYED PEAS              Nov-03

57           TOXIC                                                                                             BRITNEY SPEARS           Apr-04

58           SOME GIRLS                                                                                 RACHEL STEVENS          Jul-04

59           CURTAIN FALLS                                                                         BLUE                                  Nov-04

60           WHAT YOU WAITING FOR?                                                     GWEN STEFANI               Mar-05

61           YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL                                                                  JAMES BLUNT                 Jul-05

62           PUSH THE BUTTON                                                                    SUGABABES                     Nov-05

63           PUT YOUR RECORDS ON                                                          CORINNE BAILEY RAE  Apr-06

64           CRAZY                                                                                           GNARLS BARKLEY        Jul-06

65           I DON’T FEEL LIKE DANCIN’                                                    SCISSOR SISTERS            Nov-06

66           GRACE KELLY                                                                             MIKA                                  Apr-07

67           UMBRELLA                                                                   RIHANNA FEATURING JAY-Z    Jul-07

68           BLEEDING LOVE                                                                         LEONA LEWIS                  Nov-07

69           MERCY                                                                                                         DUFFY                                Mar-08

70           AMERICAN BOY                                           ESTELLE FEATURING KANYE WEST      Jul-08

71           THE PROMISE                                                                              GIRLS ALOUD                  Nov-08

72           THE FEAR                                                                                      LILY ALLEN                     Apr-09

73           POKER FACE                                                                                LADY GAGA                     Jul-09

74           FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE                                                              CHERYL                             Nov-09

75           BAD ROMANCE                                                                           LADY GAGA                     Mar-10

76           CALIFORNIA GURLS                     KATY PERRY FEATURING SNOOP DOGG             Jul-10

77           ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD)                                                  RIHANNA                          Nov-10

78           GRENADE                                                                                     BRUNO MARS                  Apr-11

79           SOMEONE LIKE YOU                                                                 ADELE                                Jul-11

80           MOVES LIKE JAGGER                  MAROON 5 FEAT. CHRISTINA AGUILERA           Nov-11

81           SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW                                   GOTYE                               Apr-12

82           WE ARE YOUNG                                                          FUN FEAT. JANELLE MONAE     Jul-12

83           GANGNAM STYLE                                                                      PSY                                      Nov-12

84           ONE WAY OR ANOTHER (TEENAGE KICKS)                      ONE DIRECTION              Mar-13

85           GET LUCKY                                                    DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS   Jul-13

86           ROAR                                                                                              KATY PERRY                   Nov-13

87           HAPPY                                                                                            PHARRELL WILLIAMS  Apr-14

88           GHOST                                                                                           ELLA HENDERSON         Jul-14

89           ALL ABOUT THAT BASS                                                           MEGHAN TRAINOR        Nov-14

90           UPTOWN FUNK                                             MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS           Mar-15

91           LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO                                                            ELLIE GOULDING           Jul-15

92           WRITING’S ON THE WALL                                                       SAM SMITH                      Nov-15

93           7 YEARS                                                                                        LUKAS GRAHAM            Mar-16

94           THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR                CALVIN HARRIS FEAT. RIHANNA           Jul-16

95           SAY YOU WON’T LET GO                                                         JAMES ARTHUR              Nov-16

96           CASTLE ON THE HILL                                                               ED SHEERAN                    Apr-17


98           HAVANA                                          CAMILA CABELLO FEAT. YOUNG THUG             Nov-17

99           THESE DAYS     RUDIMENTAL FEAT. JESS GLYNNE, MACKLEMORE & DAN CAPLEN                                                                                                                                                                          Mar-18

100        ONE KISS                                                                        CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA    Jul-18


I would rather die of passion than of boredom. —Vincent van Gogh


Happiness is…NOW!


I attended a shoe repairers’ convention yesterday. Honestly, it was a right load of cobblers.


Love is…when he calls you sweetheart


When Will I See You Again – Three Degrees

Highest Chart Position: No.1 17th August 1974



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