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 Yearbook Extra 1980 - 1984
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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
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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.

    (62 Tracks)

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    Number of Unique Tracks : 39 (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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     Artist(s)First UK Chart AppearanceHighest UK Chart PositionOriginal YearUK Now Appearances
    Adam and the Ants - CartroubleAdam and the Ants24 January 1981332
    The Associates - Love HangoverThe Associates7 August 1982211
    Belle and the Devotions - Love GamesBelle and the Devotions14 April 1984111
    Bucks Fizz - If You Can't Stand the HeatBucks Fizz27 November 1982101
    Cliff Richard - Dreamin'Cliff Richard16 August 198082
    Dave Stewart/Barbara Gaskin - It's My PartyBarbara Gaskin
    Dave Stewart
    19 September 198113
    David Essex - A Winter's TaleDavid Essex11 December 198228
    David Sylvian - Pulling PunchesDavid Sylvian3 November 1984561
    Debbie Harry - BackfiredDebbie Harry1 August 1981321
    Dexys Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers (More, Please, Thank You)Dexys Midnight Runners20 March 1982201
    Elton John - Cold as Christmas (in the Middle of the Year)Elton John10 December 1983331
    Elvis Costello and the Attractions - I Wanna Be LovedElvis Costello and the Attractions16 June 1984251
    Eurythmics - Right by Your SideEurythmics5 November 1983102
    A Flock Of Seagulls - The More You Live, the More You LoveA Flock Of Seagulls14 July 1984261
    Gary Numan - Music for ChameleonsGary Numan6 March 1982192
    Hall and Oates - Out of TouchHall and Oates13 October 1984483
    Heaven 17 - Penthouse and PavementHeaven 1714 November 1981541
    Hot Chocolate - Girl CrazyHot Chocolate17 April 198271
    Howard Jones - Pearl In The ShellHoward Jones26 May 198472
    The Human League - Boys and GirlsThe Human League28 February 1981481
    Japan - European Son (Steve Nye Remix)Japan19821
    Journey - Don't Stop Believin'Journey27 February 1982615
    Julio Iglesias - Quiereme Mucho (Yours)Julio Iglesias6 March 198231
    Kajagoogoo - Big AppleKajagoogoo17 September 198382
    Kim Wilde - CambodiaKim Wilde14 November 1981121
    Kool and the Gang - (When You Say You Love Somebody) In the HeartKool and the Gang14 April 198471
    Level 42 - Hot WaterLevel 421 September 1984183
    Lionel Richie - Penny LoverLionel Richie20 October 1984181
    Liquid Gold - SubstituteLiquid Gold31 May 198081
    Madness - Tomorrow's (Just Another Day)Madness19 February 198381
    Marilyn - Cry and Be FreeMarilyn11 February 1984311
    Midge Ure/Mick Karn - After a FashionMidge Ure
    Mick Karn
    9 July 1983392
    Nick Heyward - On a SundayNick Heyward3 December 1983521
    Nik Kershaw - Dancing GirlsNik Kershaw14 April 1984131
    The Nolans - Don't Make WavesThe Nolans12 April 1980121
    The Police - Spirits in the Material WorldThe Police12 December 1981122
    Pretenders - Middle Of The RoadPretenders11 February 1984812
    Queen - I Want To Break FreeQueen14 April 198439
    Robert Palmer - Some Guys Have All the LuckRobert Palmer13 February 1982162
    Shakatak - Easier Said Than DoneShakatak21 November 1981121
    Shalamar - Over and OverShalamar15 October 1983231
    Siouxsie and the Banshees - MeltSiouxsie and the Banshees4 December 1982491
    Slade - Run RunawaySlade4 February 198472
    The Smiths - This Charming ManThe Smiths12 November 198381
    Soft Cell - NumbersSoft Cell5 March 1983251
    Spandau Ballet - Highly StrungSpandau Ballet20 October 1984151
    The Specials - Do NothingThe Specials13 December 198041
    Squeeze - Another Nail in My HeartSqueeze1 March 1980172
    Thomas Dolby - WindpowerThomas Dolby14 August 1982311
    Thompson Twins - Sister of MercyThompson Twins7 July 1984111
    Tina Turner - HelpTina Turner25 February 1984401
    Tom Robinson - Listen to the Radio (Atmospherics)Tom Robinson12 November 1983392
    Toyah - Good Morning UniverseToyah28 November 1981141
    Tracey Ullman - My GuyTracey Ullman3 March 1984232
    UB40 - My Way of ThinkingUB4014 June 198061
    Ultravox - Love's Great AdventureUltravox20 October 1984121
    The Undertones - Wednesday WeekThe Undertones5 July 1980111
    The Waitresses - Christmas WrappingThe Waitresses18 December 1982459
    Windjammer - Tossing and TurningWindjammer16 June 1984181
    Working Week - VenceremosWorking Week2 June 1984641
    The World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJThe World's Famous Supreme Team18 February 1984522
    XTC - Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)XTC24 January 1981162