Now Yearbook Extra 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter (UK 2023)

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Now Yearbook Extra 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter
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Now is proud to present 63 more essential pop memories: 'Now - Yearbook Extra 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter' – an epilogue to the recent 'Final Chapter' collection.

We would have respected the word 'final'! – but these years were so rich for pop gems, these tracks had to be included in our celebration of the era!!!

Disc One kicks off with the iconic 'I Want To Break Free' from Queen, before moving on to The Police, Eurythmics and 'This Charming Man' from The Smiths. Huge Pop hits from Madness, Dexys Midnight Runners, The Specials and UB40 lead into fantastic lesser compiled songs from David Sylvian, Elton John, Elvis Costello and The Attractions, and Tom Robinson, before some rock from Pretenders, Slade and the timeless 'Don't Stop Believin'' from Journey – and signing off with classics from The World's Famous Supreme Team, Debbie Harry, and the sublime seasonal favourite from Waitresses.

The second disc opens with a stellar run of Synth-Pop including from Gary Numan, Midge Ure and Mick Karn, The Human League, Japan, Heaven 17, Thomas Dolby, and Soft Cell, before Post-Punk hits from The Undertones, Siouxsie And The Banshees, XTC and Adam and The Ants. Pop nuggets from Toyah, Marilyn, and Nik Kershaw lead into the Funk of 'Hot Water' from Level 42, Shakatak, and the rarely compiled 'Venceremos' from Working Week.

The final disc opens with the massive No. 1 'It's My Party' from Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin, alongside Pop gold from Kim Wilde, Ultravox and Spandau Ballet. Sophisticated ballads from Tina Turner and Lionel Richie lead toward Soul-Pop from Windjammer and Kool and The Gang before a final run of heavenly Pop including Cliff Richard, Liquid Gold, and Bucks Fizz before closing with easy-listening Pop from Julio Iglesias and a winter classic from David Essex.

Now - Yearbook Extra 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter – a further and final celebration of the diversity and magic of Pop between 1980 and 1984.

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  • VersionRelease DateFormatNumber of Tracks
    Now Yearbook Extra 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter (UK 2023 CD)3 February 2023CD62

    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.

    (62 Tracks)


    Number of Unique Tracks : 42 (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
    Adam and the Ants - Cartrouble24 January 198133
    The Associates - Love Hangover7 August 198221
    Belle and the Devotions - Love Games14 April 198411
    Bucks Fizz - If You Can't Stand the Heat27 November 198210
    Cliff Richard - Dreamin'16 August 19808
    Dave Stewart/Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party19 September 19811
    David Essex - A Winter's Tale11 December 19822
    David Sylvian - Pulling Punches3 November 198456
    Debbie Harry - Backfired1 August 198132
    Dexys Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers (More, Please, Thank You)20 March 198220
    Elton John - Cold as Christmas (in the Middle of the Year)10 December 198333
    Elvis Costello and the Attractions - I Wanna Be Loved16 June 198425
    Eurythmics - Right by Your Side5 November 198310
    A Flock Of Seagulls - The More You Live, the More You Love14 July 198426
    Gary Numan - Music for Chameleons6 March 198219
    Hall and Oates - Out of Touch13 October 198448
    Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement14 November 198154
    Hot Chocolate - Girl Crazy17 April 19827
    Howard Jones - Pearl In The Shell26 May 19847
    The Human League - Boys and Girls28 February 198148
    Japan - European Son (Steve Nye Remix)1982
    Journey - Don't Stop Believin'27 February 19826
    Julio Iglesias - Quiereme Mucho (Yours)6 March 19823
    Kajagoogoo - Big Apple17 September 19838
    Kim Wilde - Cambodia14 November 198112
    Kool and the Gang - (When You Say You Love Somebody) In the Heart14 April 19847
    Level 42 - Hot Water1 September 198418
    Lionel Richie - Penny Lover20 October 198418
    Liquid Gold - Substitute31 May 19808
    Madness - Tomorrow's (Just Another Day)19 February 19838
    Marilyn - Cry and Be Free11 February 198431
    Midge Ure/Mick Karn - After a Fashion9 July 198339
    Nick Heyward - On a Sunday3 December 198352
    Nik Kershaw - Dancing Girls14 April 198413
    The Nolans - Don't Make Waves12 April 198012
    The Police - Spirits in the Material World12 December 198112
    Pretenders - Middle Of The Road11 February 198481
    Queen - I Want To Break Free14 April 19843
    Robert Palmer - Some Guys Have All the Luck13 February 198216
    Shakatak - Easier Said Than Done21 November 198112
    Shalamar - Over and Over15 October 198323
    Siouxsie and the Banshees - Melt4 December 198249
    Slade - Run Runaway4 February 19847
    The Smiths - This Charming Man12 November 19838
    Soft Cell - Numbers5 March 198325
    Spandau Ballet - Highly Strung20 October 198415
    The Specials - Do Nothing13 December 19804
    Squeeze - Another Nail in My Heart1 March 198017
    Thomas Dolby - Windpower14 August 198231
    Thompson Twins - Sister of Mercy7 July 198411
    Tina Turner - Help25 February 198440
    Tom Robinson - Listen to the Radio (Atmospherics)12 November 198339
    Toyah - Good Morning Universe28 November 198114
    Tracey Ullman - My Guy3 March 198423
    UB40 - My Way of Thinking14 June 19806
    Ultravox - Love's Great Adventure20 October 198412
    The Undertones - Wednesday Week5 July 198011
    The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping18 December 198245
    Windjammer - Tossing and Turning16 June 198418
    Working Week - Venceremos2 June 198464
    The World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJ18 February 198452
    XTC - Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)24 January 198116