Now Yearbook Extra 1986 (UK 2023)

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Now Yearbook Extra 1986
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Now Yearbook Extra 1986
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Now is proud to present 60 more essential gems from the stellar Pop year of 1986 – Now – Yearbook Extra 1986.

CD1 kicks off with a huge Queen classic 'A Kind Of Magic', Eurythmics' 'When Tomorrow Comes', the lead single from their 'Revenge' album, and smash hits from The Bangles and a-ha. Sophisticated Pop from Sade, Bryan Ferry, and Sting follows and some of the greatest vocalists of the era are up next including Patti Labelle, Tina Turner, and Anita Baker with the timeless 'Sweet Love'. Hits from Five Star, Paul Young, and Stan Ridgway are joined by movie tracks from The Style Council, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and 'Left Of Center' - the collaboration between Suzanne Vega and Joe Jackson, plus the title track 'Graceland' from Paul Simon's 1986 best-seller.

Bon Jovi open Disc 2 with their Rock smash 'You Give Love A Bad Name', followed by Kenny Loggins' 'Top Gun' anthem 'Danger Zone', alongside huge tracks from Spandau Ballet, Robert Palmer, Simple Minds, and Julian Cope, before some classic Power Pop from Cutting Crew, ZZ Top, and Mr. Mister. Pure Pop hits from Modern Talking, Samantha Fox, Elton John, and Jennifer Rush follow before the disc closes with timeless 'The Way It Is' from Bruce Hornsby & The Range.

The final CD begins with a run of fantastic Indie and Synth-Pop smashes including The Housemartins, The Smiths, New Order, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Dead Or Alive, and Falco's 'Vienna Calling'. Debut hits from Latin Quarter and Sly Fox follow, plus 'Pull Up To The Bumper' - a big hit on re-release for Grace Jones. Soul music legend James Brown scored a big hit with 'Living In America', and Jellybean, Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal, and The S.O.S. Band enjoyed three of the year's biggest Dance tracks. The collection winds down with soulful ballads from Atlantic Starr, Billy Ocean and Freddie Jackson before signing off with one of the greatest tracks of all-time; 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' from Marvin Gaye – a smash hit again 18 years after it originally hit #1 after sound-tracking an ad campaign.

Now – Yearbook Extra 1986 – a further celebration of the diversity and magic of the year in Pop.

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  • VersionRelease DateFormatNumber of Tracks
    Now Yearbook Extra 1986 (UK 2023 CD)7 April 2023CD60

    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.

    (60 Tracks)

     Artist(s)First UK Chart AppearanceHighest UK Chart PositionOriginal Year
    A-Ha - Hunting High And LowA-Ha14 June 19865
    Anita Baker - Sweet LoveAnita Baker
    Atlantic Starr - Secret LoversAtlantic Starr8 March 198610
    The Bangles - Walk Like an EgyptianThe Bangles13 September 19863
    Billy Ocean - There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)Billy Ocean12 April 198612
    Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad NameBon Jovi9 August 198614
    Bruce Hornsby and the Range - The Way It IsBruce Hornsby and the Range
    Bryan Ferry - Is Your Love Strong Enough?Bryan Ferry29 March 198622
    Cherrelle/Alexander O'Neal - Saturday LoveAlexander O'Neal
    28 December 19856
    Cock Robin - The Promise You MadeCock Robin
    Culture Club - God Thank You WomanCulture Club31 May 198631
    Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your ArmsCutting Crew9 August 19864
    Dead or Alive - Brand New LoverDead or Alive20 September 198631
    Elton John - Heartache All Over The WorldElton John4 October 198645
    Eurythmics - When Tomorrow ComesEurythmics14 June 198630
    Falco - Vienna CallingFalco
    Five Star - System AddictFive Star11 January 19863
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Warriors of the WastelandFrankie Goes To Hollywood22 November 198619
    Freddie Jackson - Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)Freddie Jackson
    Grace Jones - Pull Up to the BumperGrace Jones20 June 198112
    Gregory Abbott - Shake You DownGregory Abbott
    Haywoode - RosesHaywoode
    Hipsway - The HoneythiefHipsway
    The Housemartins - Happy HourThe Housemartins7 June 19863
    It Bites - Calling All The HeroesIt Bites
    Jaki Graham - Step Right UpJaki Graham15 November 198615
    James Brown - Living in AmericaJames Brown25 January 19865
    Jellybean - Sidewalk TalkJellybean1 February 198647
    Jennifer Rush - Ring of IceJennifer Rush
    Julian Cope - World Shut Your MouthJulian Cope
    Kenny Loggins - Danger ZoneKenny Loggins
    Latin Quarter - Radio AfricaLatin Quarter
    Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the GrapevineMarvin Gaye18 February 19691
    Modern Talking - Brother LouieModern Talking16 August 19864
    Mr. Mister - KyrieMr. Mister1 March 198611
    New Order - ShellshockNew Order29 March 198628
    Nick Heyward - Over the WeekendNick Heyward10 May 198643
    Oran 'Juice' Jones - The RainOran 'Juice' Jones
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - If You LeaveOrchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark3 May 198648
    Pat Benatar - Sex as a WeaponPat Benatar
    Patti LaBelle - Oh, PeoplePatti LaBelle
    Paul Simon - GracelandPaul Simon
    Paul Young - WonderlandPaul Young4 October 198624
    Peter Cetera - Glory of LovePeter Cetera
    Queen - A Kind Of MagicQueen29 March 19863
    Robert Palmer - I Didn't Mean To Turn You OnRobert Palmer19 July 19869
    The S.O.S. Band - The FinestThe S.O.S. Band29 March 198617
    Sade - Never as Good as the First TimeSade3 May 198689
    Samantha Fox - Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)Samantha Fox28 June 198610
    Sigue Sigue Sputnik - 21st Century BoySigue Sigue Sputnik
    Simple Minds - Sanctify YourselfSimple Minds1 February 198610
    Sly Fox - Let's Go All The WaySly Fox24 May 19863
    The Smiths - AskThe Smiths1 November 198614
    Spandau Ballet - Fight for OurselvesSpandau Ballet26 July 198615
    Stan Ridgway - CamouflageStan Ridgway
    Sting - RussiansSting7 December 198512
    The Style Council - Have You Ever Had It BlueThe Style Council5 April 198614
    Suzanne Vega/Joe Jackson - Left Of CenterJoe Jackson
    Suzanne Vega
    7 June 198632
    Tina Turner - Two PeopleTina Turner8 November 198643
    ZZ Top - Rough BoyZZ Top19 April 198623