Monday, December 01, 2008

Now that's what I call getting old!

I purchased a copy of the first issue of 'Now That's What I Call Music' in 1983. It was intended as a 'one-off' release (it didn't have a number or even an exclamation mark after its title) and I knew every one of the songs on it.

You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins
Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran
Red Red Wine - UB40
Only For Love - Limahl
Temptation - Heaven 17
Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
Double Dutch - Malcolm McLaren
Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
Down Under - Men At Work
Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield
(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew - Rock Steady Crew
Baby Jane - Rod Stewart
Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) - Paul Young
Candy Girl - New Edition
Big Apple (Metro Mix) - Kajagoogoo
Let's Stay Together - Tina Turner
(Keep Feeling) Fascination - The Human League
New Song - Howard Jones
Please Don't Make Me Cry - UB40
Tonight I Celebrate My Love - Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson
They Don't Know - Tracey Ullman
Kissing With Confidence - Will Powers
That's All - Genesis
Love Cats - The Cure
Waterfront (Union Jack Remix) - Simple Minds
The Sun And The Rain - Madness
Victims - Culture Club

25 years later, 'Now That's What I Call Music 71!' has been released.

1. Girls Aloud - The Promise
2. Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
3. P!nk - So What
4. Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
5. Kid Rock - All Summer Long
6. Rihanna - Disturbia
7. Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
8. The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
9. Madcon - Beggin'
10. Chris Brown - Forever
11. Jennifer Hudson -Spotlight
12. James Morrison - You Make It Real
13. Will Young - Changes
14. Jordin Sparks - Tattoo
15. Geraldine - The Winners Song
16. Sugababes - Girls
17. The Saturdays - Up
18. Boyzone - Love You Anyway
19. Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
20. Sash! feat. Stunt - Raindrops (Encore Une Fois)
21. Basshunter - Angel In The Night
22. Eric Prydz - Pjanoo
23. Steve Mac - Paddy's Revenge

Disc: 2
1. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
2. The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved
3. Razorlight - Wire To Wire
4. Noah And The Whale - 5 Years Time
5. Iglu & Hartly - In This City
6. The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go
7. Kaiser Chiefs - Never Miss A Beat
8. Snow Patrol - Take Back The City
9. The Verve - Love Is Noise
10. Guru Josh Project - Infinity 2008 (Klaas Vocal Edit)
11. Christian Falk feat. Robyn - Dream On
12. Duffy - Stepping Stone
13. Flobots - Handlebars
14. Keane - Spiralling
15. McFly - Lies
16. Alphabeat - Boyfriend
17. Biffy Clyro - Mountains
18. Ida Maria - I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked
19. Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me
20. Gym Class Heroes feat. The-Dream - Cookie Jar
21. Taio Cruz - She's Like A Star
22. Platnum - Love Shy (Thinking About You)

I recognise 11 of its 45 tracks.


soraneko said...

I recognise 27 of them just by the title, probably more if I heard them all. I'm looking forward to when mum gets it for christmas! Hehe

brett jordan said...


what i don't get is that most of the ones i do know (The Ting Tings, Ida Maria and Little Jackie...) were being played months and months ago on 6Music (BBC radio station for old people who still like new music)

and why two by that horrid kate perry girl? wasn't one bad enough?

*brett wanders off into distance making grumbling noises*

Mr Gnome said...

Tomorrow night, I shall be one of three men singing the bass line of an a capella arrangement of Love Cats - in the Christmas concert of the Leamington Spa and Warwick Songlines Community Choir.

We're wonderfully, wonderfully, wonderfully, wonderfully pretty....