Now That's What I Call Music! 1981 (UK 1999)

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Now That's What I Call Music! 1981
Release Date
Album Series
The Millennium Series (1999)
Album Short Name
Now 1981 (Millennium)
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  • VersionRelease DateFormatNumber of Tracks
    Now That's What I Call Music! 1981 (UK 1999 CD)21 June 1999CD36

    Number of Unique Tracks : 3 (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


    Number of Unique UK Tracks : 3 (ie these tracks only appear on this album in the UK)

     Artist(s)First UK Chart AppearanceHighest UK Chart PositionOriginal YearUK Now Appearances
    ABC - Tears Are Not EnoughABC31 October 1981192
    Blondie - The Tide Is HighBlondie8 November 198019
    Dave Stewart/Barbara Gaskin - It's My PartyBarbara Gaskin
    Dave Stewart
    19 September 198113
    David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)David Bowie10 January 1981201
    Duran Duran - Girls On FilmDuran Duran25 July 198153
    Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Good Year For The RosesElvis Costello
    The Attractions
    3 October 198164
    Four Tops - When She Was My GirlFour Tops17 October 198132
    Godley and Creme - Under Your ThumbGodley and Creme4
    The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)The Human League8 August 198135
    Imagination - Body TalkImagination4
    The Jam - That's EntertainmentThe Jam7 February 1981213
    Kim Wilde - Kids In AmericaKim Wilde21 February 198127
    Kool and the Gang - Get Down On ItKool and the Gang19 December 198135
    Lionel Richie/Diana Ross - Endless LoveLionel Richie
    Diana Ross
    12 September 198176
    Madness - The Return of the Los Palmas 7Madness24 January 198172
    Michael Jackson - One Day In Your LifeMichael Jackson23 May 198115
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - SouvenirOrchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark29 August 198132
    Phil Collins - In The Air TonightPhil Collins17 January 198124
    Phil Lynott - Yellow PearlPhil Lynott4
    Queen/David Bowie - Under PressureDavid Bowie
    26 October 198118
    Quincy Jones - RazzamatazzPatti Austin
    Quincy Jones
    20 June 1981111
    Roxy Music - Jealous GuyRoxy Music21 February 198114
    Smokey Robinson - Being With YouSmokey Robinson5
    Soft Cell - Tainted LoveSoft Cell1 August 1981122
    Spandau Ballet - Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)Spandau Ballet18 July 198133
    The Specials - Ghost TownThe Specials20 June 198113
    Squeeze - Labelled With LoveSqueeze10 October 198145
    Stars On 45 - More Stars (ABBA Medley)Stars On 454 July 198123
    Steve Winwood - While You See a ChanceSteve Winwood17 January 1981451
    The Teardrop Explodes - RewardThe Teardrop Explodes4
    U2 - GloriaU217 October 1981552
    UB40 - One In TenUB408 August 198172
    Ultravox - ViennaUltravox17 January 198128
    Vangelis - Chariots of FireVangelis9 May 1981122
    Visage - Fade to GreyVisage20 December 198084
    XTC - Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)XTC24 January 1981162