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

    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)


    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 397


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

     Artist(s)First UK Chart AppearanceHighest UK Chart PositionOriginal Year
    A-Ha - Take On MeA-Ha28 September 19852
    ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)ABBA20 October 19793
    Altered Images - Don't Talk To Me About LoveAltered Images
    Animotion - ObsessionAnimotion
    Art of Noise - Close (To The Edit)Art of Noise17 November 19848
    The Associates - Party Fears TwoThe Associates20 February 19829
    Blancmange - Living On The CeilingBlancmange30 October 19827
    Blondie - AtomicBlondie23 February 19801
    Bronski Beat - Smalltown BoyBronski Beat2 June 19843
    The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio StarThe Buggles
    Chaka Khan - I Feel For YouChaka Khan20 October 19841
    China Crisis - ChristianChina Crisis15 January 198312
    Company B - FascinatedCompany B
    The Cure - The WalkThe Cure9 July 198312
    Dazz Band - Let It All BlowDazz Band
    Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)Dead or Alive1 December 19841
    Donna Summer - I Feel LoveDonna Summer9 July 19771
    Duran Duran - Planet EarthDuran Duran21 February 198112
    Eighth Wonder - I'm Not ScaredEighth Wonder
    Erasure - DramaErasure30 September 19894
    Eurythmics - Love Is A StrangerEurythmics20 November 19826
    Falco - Rock Me AmadeusFalco
    Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) HeavenFiction Factory14 January 19846
    A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)A Flock Of Seagulls27 March 198243
    Freeez - I.O.U.Freeez18 June 19832
    Furniture - Brilliant MindFurniture
    Gary Numan - CarsGary Numan1 September 19791
    Giorgio Moroder/Philip Oakey - Together In Electric DreamsPhilip Oakey
    Giorgio Moroder
    22 September 19843
    Harold Faltermeyer - Axel FHarold Faltermeyer
    Heaven 17 - TemptationHeaven 1716 April 19832
    Howard Jones - New SongHoward Jones3 September 19833
    The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)The Human League8 August 19813
    The Human League - The Sound Of The CrowdThe Human League2 May 198112
    Iggy Pop - NightclubbingIggy Pop
    Jan Hammer - Crockett's ThemeJan Hammer
    Japan - Quiet LifeJapan19 September 198119
    Joe Jackson - Steppin' OutJoe Jackson8 January 19836
    Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us ApartJoy Division28 June 198013
    Kim Wilde - Kids In AmericaKim Wilde21 February 19812
    Kon Kan - I Beg Your PardonKon Kan
    Landscape - Einstein A Go-GoLandscape
    Limahl - Never Ending StoryLimahl13 October 19844
    Liza Minnelli - Losing My MindLiza Minnelli
    The Lotus Eaters - The First Picture Of YouThe Lotus Eaters
    M - Pop MuzikM
    Malcolm McLaren/The World's Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo GalsMalcolm McLaren
    The World's Famous Supreme Team
    4 December 19829
    Man 2 Man - Male StripperMan 2 Man
    Men Without Hats - The Safety DanceMen Without Hats27 August 19836
    Midge Ure - If I WasMidge Ure14 September 19851
    New Order - Blue MondayNew Order19 March 19839
    Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be GoodNik Kershaw28 January 19844
    Nu Shooz - I Can't WaitNu Shooz
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Enola GayOrchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark4 October 19808
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - MessagesOrchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark10 May 198013
    Our Daughter's Wedding - Lawn ChairsOur Daughter's Wedding
    The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film StarThe Passions
    Patrick Cowley/Sylvester - Do You Wanna FunkPatrick Cowley
    Paul Hardcastle - 19Paul Hardcastle4 May 19851
    Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)Peter Schilling
    Phil Lynott - Yellow PearlPhil Lynott
    The Pointer Sisters - AutomaticThe Pointer Sisters
    Propaganda - Dr MabusePropaganda17 March 198427
    Queen - Radio Ga GaQueen4 February 19842
    The S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To MeThe S.O.S. Band
    Scritti Politti - AbsoluteScritti Politti
    Shannon - Let The Music PlayShannon19 November 198314
    Simple Minds - Glittering PrizeSimple Minds28 August 198216
    Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave GoodbyeSoft Cell6 February 19823
    Soft Cell - Tainted LoveSoft Cell1 August 19811
    Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story ShortSpandau Ballet15 November 19805
    Swansway - Soul TrainSwansway
    Talk Talk - It's My LifeTalk Talk14 January 198413
    Tears for Fears - Mad WorldTears for Fears2 October 19823
    Thompson Twins - Love On Your SideThompson Twins22 January 19839
    Trans-X - Living On VideoTrans-X
    Ultravox - ViennaUltravox17 January 19812
    Visage - Fade To GreyVisage20 December 19808
    Yello - The RaceYello27 August 19887