Now That's What I Call Electronic (UK 2022)

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Now That's What I Call Electronic
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Now Electronic
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Now are proud to present Now That's What I Call Electronic, this 78-track 4CD compilation features iconic tracks from legendary artists, Queen, Blondie, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, ABBA and many more.

The album showcases the emergence of synthpop as a dominant sub-genre of new wave, following the breakout success of former Tubeway Army singer Gary Numan with his debut #1 solo single 'Cars'. Electronic music took over the charts during the early 80s, Duran Duran's 'Planet Earth' and Japan's 'Quite Life' filled our soundwaves alongside tracks such as 'Vienna', 'Tainted Love', 'Together In Electric Dreams', 'Never Ending Story' and The Human League's breakthrough single 'The Sound Of The Crowd'. Plus Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's 'Enola Gay' and Paul Hardcastle's '19' gave voice to powerful social statements.

Indie pop tracks such as Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and The Cure's 'The Walk' became key in the 80s alternate scene. Other massive hits included on the album which have become radio staples include a-ha's 'Take On Me', Visage's 'Fade To Grey' and Heaven 17's 'Temptation'.

Transport yourself to the dance-floor as Now That's What I Call Electronic celebrates huge dance-pop records 'I Feel For You' by Chaka Khan and 'Let The Music Play' by Shannon, both of which pushed the genre boundaries by fusing electro, Hi-NRG and rap. Freeez's 'I.O.U.', Man 2 Man's 'Male Stripper' and 'Fascinated' by Company B sit alongside extended versions of dance classics including the 12” version of Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love', Dead Or Alive's 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)' and the original 'Blue Monday' by New Order which lead the way in 12” single sales.

Of course, we found room for ABBA's 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)' the synth riff from which was sampled so effectively in Madonna's 2005 single 'Hung Up'. Now That's What I Call Electronic is the perfect collector's item and gift for any lover of dance music.


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  • VersionRelease DateFormatNumber of Tracks
    Now That's What I Call Electronic (UK 2022 CD)7 January 2022CD78
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    This is a full list of tracks (in alphabetical order) that appear on at least one format of this album. For further breakdown of each format version, please see links above.

    (78 Tracks)

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    Number of Unique Tracks : 2 (ie these tracks only appear on this album on this whole site)

    *Bearing in mind that not all albums are yet added to this site. Current count of albums with tracklists is 417

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    Number of Unique UK Tracks : 2 (ie these tracks only appear on this album in the UK)

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     Artist(s)First UK Chart AppearanceHighest UK Chart PositionOriginal YearUK Now Appearances
    A-Ha - Take On MeA-Ha28 September 1985216
    ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)ABBA20 October 197932
    Altered Images - Don't Talk to Me About LoveAltered Images6
    Animotion - ObsessionAnimotion3
    Art of Noise - Close (To The Edit)Art of Noise17 November 198483
    The Associates - Party Fears TwoThe Associates20 February 198293
    Blancmange - Living On The CeilingBlancmange30 October 198273
    Blondie - AtomicBlondie23 February 198017
    Bronski Beat - Smalltown BoyBronski Beat2 June 1984310
    The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio StarThe Buggles7
    Chaka Khan - I Feel For YouChaka Khan20 October 1984113
    China Crisis - ChristianChina Crisis15 January 1983123
    Company B - FascinatedCompany B4
    The Cure - The WalkThe Cure9 July 1983125
    Dazz Band - Let It All BlowDazz Band3 November 1984125
    Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)Dead or Alive1 December 1984120
    Donna Summer - I Feel LoveDonna Summer9 July 1977110
    Duran Duran - Planet EarthDuran Duran21 February 1981123
    Eighth Wonder - I'm Not ScaredEighth Wonder4
    Erasure - DramaErasure30 September 198942
    Eurythmics - Love Is A StrangerEurythmics20 November 198262
    Falco - Rock Me AmadeusFalco5
    Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) HeavenFiction Factory14 January 198464
    A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)A Flock Of Seagulls27 March 1982433
    Freeez - I.O.U.Freeez18 June 198329
    Furniture - Brilliant MindFurniture5
    Gary Numan - CarsGary Numan1 September 197913
    Giorgio Moroder/Philip Oakey - Together in Electric DreamsPhilip Oakey
    Giorgio Moroder
    22 September 1984313
    Harold Faltermeyer - Axel FHarold Faltermeyer7
    Heaven 17 - TemptationHeaven 1716 April 1983210
    Howard Jones - New SongHoward Jones3 September 198335
    The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)The Human League8 August 198135
    The Human League - The Sound Of The CrowdThe Human League2 May 1981123
    Iggy Pop - NightclubbingIggy Pop2
    Jan Hammer - Crockett's ThemeJan Hammer4
    Japan - Quiet LifeJapan19 September 1981193
    Joe Jackson - Steppin' OutJoe Jackson8 January 198365
    Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us ApartJoy Division28 June 1980135
    Kim Wilde - Kids In AmericaKim Wilde21 February 198127
    Kon Kan - I Beg Your PardonKon Kan1
    Landscape - Einstein A Go-GoLandscape4
    Limahl - Never Ending StoryLimahl13 October 198446
    Liza Minnelli - Losing My MindLiza Minnelli5
    The Lotus Eaters - The First Picture Of YouThe Lotus Eaters5
    M - Pop MuzikM6
    Malcolm McLaren/The World's Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo GalsMalcolm McLaren
    The World's Famous Supreme Team
    4 December 198296
    Man 2 Man - Male StripperMan 2 Man5
    Men Without Hats - The Safety DanceMen Without Hats27 August 198365
    Midge Ure - If I WasMidge Ure14 September 198516
    New Order - Blue MondayNew Order19 March 198395
    Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be GoodNik Kershaw28 January 198446
    Nu Shooz - I Can't WaitNu Shooz6
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Enola GayOrchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark4 October 198084
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - MessagesOrchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark10 May 1980135
    Our Daughter's Wedding - Lawn ChairsOur Daughter's Wedding1
    The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film StarThe Passions3
    Patrick Cowley/Sylvester - Do You Wanna FunkPatrick Cowley
    Sylvester
    5
    Paul Hardcastle - 19Paul Hardcastle4 May 198518
    Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)Peter Schilling4
    Phil Lynott - Yellow PearlPhil Lynott4
    The Pointer Sisters - AutomaticThe Pointer Sisters7 April 198423
    Propaganda - Dr MabusePropaganda17 March 1984275
    Queen - Radio Ga GaQueen4 February 198429
    The S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To MeThe S.O.S. Band31 March 1984135
    Scritti Politti - AbsoluteScritti Politti9 June 1984172
    Shannon - Let The Music PlayShannon19 November 1983146
    Simple Minds - Glittering PrizeSimple Minds28 August 1982162
    Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave GoodbyeSoft Cell6 February 198233
    Soft Cell - Tainted LoveSoft Cell1 August 1981122
    Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story ShortSpandau Ballet15 November 198055
    Swansway - Soul TrainSwansway3
    Talk Talk - It's My LifeTalk Talk14 January 1984135
    Tears for Fears - Mad WorldTears for Fears2 October 198237
    Thompson Twins - Love On Your SideThompson Twins22 January 198392
    Trans-X - Living On VideoTrans-X2
    Ultravox - ViennaUltravox17 January 198128
    Visage - Fade to GreyVisage20 December 198084
    Yello - The RaceYello27 August 198878