Now Yearbook Extra 1980 (UK 2022)

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Now Yearbook Extra 1980
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Now Yearbook Extra 1980
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Following the fantastic response to 'Now Yearbook 1980' – we are thrilled to present more stellar tracks from the year with 'Now – Yearbook Extra 1980'.

This limited edition 3CD highlights an additional 66 tracks from the charts of 1980, making it the perfect complement to any Yearbook, 80s pop or Now music collection.

The first disc kicks off with two iconic tracks from 1980 films: Queen's 'Flash', and Blondie's #1 'Call Me', and continues with massive pop hits from The Police with 'De Do Do Do ,De Da Da Da', Madness with 'Embarrassment', and 'Army Dreamers' from Kate Bush. New wave hits from The Clash and Elvis Costello & The Attractions follow, along with U2, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Boomtown Rats. Grace Jones' amazing re-working of the Pretenders' 'Private Life' leads into soul smashes from Roberta Flack feat. Donny Hathaway, George Benson, and 'I'm Coming Out' from Diana Ross. Disc One closes with two of the years' most beautiful songs from Odyssey and Elton John.

CD2 continues the celebration of this brilliant year in pop with Sheena Easton, Cliff Richard, David Essex and The Nolans – before floor-filling dance smashes from Shalamar, Sister Sledge, Coffee and Change – plus the legendary vocals of Donna Summer and Gladys Knight (& The Pips). The Rock 'n' Roll revival was in full swing in 1980 – and is highlighted here with hit tracks from Darts, Matchbox and Shakin' Stevens. After some easy-pop from Leo Sayer, Barbara Dickson and Dr Hook, Disc Two winds down with two true one-off hits: Sweet People with 'And The Birds Were Singing', and the Christmas #1 'There's No-One Quite Like Grandma' from St Winifred's School Choir.

Our final disc opens with the incredible 'Breathing' from Kate Bush and continues a theme of unique and original pop with The Cure, John Foxx, Japan, and the chart debut 'Messages' from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. New wave inspired hits from Roxy Music, The Buggles, Split Enz and Marianne Faithfull are included, before a couple of prog-inspired epic productions – from Rush with 'The Spirit Of Radio', and Sky with their Top 5 smash 'Toccata' (from their #1 'Sky 2' album). Rock from Judas Priest and Pat Benatar is up next – and the collection finishes with a run of unforgettable pop gems from Dennis Waterman, Chas & Dave and The Barracudas before we sail away with Madness on 'Night Boat To Cairo'.

An essential addition to your 'Yearbook' collection – celebrating more fabulous moments in pop history!... 'Now – Yearbook Extra 1980'.

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  • VersionRelease DateFormatNumber of Tracks
    Now Yearbook Extra 1980 (UK 2022 CD)26 August 2022CD66

    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.

    (66 Tracks)


    Number of Unique Tracks : 40 (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 395

     First UK Chart AppearanceHighest UK Chart PositionOriginal Year
    Average White Band - Let's Go Round Again
    Barbara Dickson - January, February
    The Barracudas - Summer Fun16 August 198037
    Billy Joel - All for Leyna12 April 198040
    Blondie - Call Me12 April 19801
    The Boomtown Rats - Someone's Looking at You
    Bow Wow Wow - C30 C60 C90 Go
    The Buggles - The Plastic Age
    Change - The Glow of Love
    Change - A Lovers Holiday
    Chas & Dave - Rabbit
    The Clash - Bankrobber
    Cliff Richard - Carrie2 February 19804
    Coffee - Casanova
    The Cure - A Forest12 April 198031
    Darts - Let's Hang On
    David Essex - Silver Dream Machine5 April 19804
    Dennis Waterman - I Could Be So Good for You
    Devo - Whip It
    Dexys Midnight Runners - There There My Dear12 July 19807
    Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out15 November 198013
    Donna Summer - The Wanderer27 September 198048
    Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes
    Elton John - Little Jeannie24 May 198033
    Elvis Costello and the Attractions - High Fidelity12 April 198030
    George Benson - Give Me the Night
    Gladys Knight and The Pips - Taste of Bitter Love
    Grace Jones - Private Life26 July 198017
    Hall and Oates - Kiss On My List15 November 198033
    The Human League - Empire State Human21 June 198062
    Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids18 October 198060
    John Foxx - Underpass
    Jona Lewie - You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties10 May 198016
    Judas Priest - Living After Midnight
    Kate Bush - Army Dreamers4 October 198016
    Kate Bush - Breathing26 April 198016
    Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
    Madness - Embarrassment22 November 19804
    Madness - Night Boat to Cairo5 April 19806
    Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
    Matchbox - Midnight Dynamos
    Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved You
    The Nolans - Gotta Pull Myself Together
    Odyssey - If You're Lookin' for a Way Out
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Messages10 May 198013
    Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    The Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da13 December 19805
    Queen - Flash6 December 198010
    Robert Palmer - Johnny and Mary6 September 198044
    Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again
    Roxy Music - Same Old Scene8 November 198012
    Rush - The Spirit of Radio
    The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
    Shakin' Stevens - Marie, Marie
    Shalamar - I Owe You One30 August 198013
    Sheena Easton - Modern Girl5 April 19808
    Siouxsie and the Banshees - Christine7 June 198022
    Sister Sledge - Got to Love Somebody19 January 198034
    Sky - Toccata
    The Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You for a Long Time
    Split Enz - I Got You
    St Winifreds School Choir - There's No One Quite Like Grandma
    Sweet People - And the Birds Were Singing ( Les Oiseaux Chantaient)
    U2 - I Will Follow9 July 201178
    UB40 - King8 March 19804
    The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin5 April 19809