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NOW That's What I Call Music! 14

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In 2021, the company launched its "Yearbook" series, a new series of albums collecting the hits from a specific year.

It was the first album in the series which did not chart in the UK Albums Chart as the UK Compilation Chart was created in January 1989.Michael Jackson has only appeared twice: On Now 4, with the drippy 1970s ballad Farewell My Summer Love, and again on Now 88 with the posthumous single Love Never Felt So Good. They debuted on the very first Now album with their number one hit Is There Something I Should Know, and are back on the latest volume with Black Moonlight - a single which failed to make the top 75. The 48th volume even became a pivotal plot point in an episode of Peter Kay's Car Share, when supermarket employee Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson) declared it was her favourite album. The people who are really good at selecting records on radio, on a streaming service or on a compilation album, are very few and far between.

One of the reasons music stands the test of time is that we have personal experiences associated with songs - so people who are deeply knowledgeable about music can curate playlists better than Artificial Intelligence. In 2021, Now 108 shifted 25,876 copies in its first week - that's 10,000 more than the week's official number one album, Ben Howard's Collections from the Whiteout. DJ Mark Goodier, who has voiced adverts for the Now series since 1992, says it still has a place in the market. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. By contrast, Now was a joint venture between two of the UK's biggest record labels, EMI and Virgin, giving compilers immediate access to the day's biggest songs.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

tracks across 2 CDs, providing THE essential selection of the UK's chart and radio airplay favourites. With record labels reluctant to give approval to the new format, it ended up as a single disc containing only 15 songs. Matt Lucas's NHS fundraising track Thank You Baked Potato also appears on Now 105, lasting a brisk 1 minute and 04 seconds). Elsewhere, Fine Young Cannibals step up to the big time with ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ and Sam Brown makes here mark with the excellent ‘Stop’. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.INXS - Need You Tonight: Similar percussion to 'She Drives Me Crazy', great riff, another one not included on the 2023 CD. The album spent a record 13 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, the most for any multi-artist compilation album since 1963. A video selection was also released on VHS featuring a selection of tracks that featured on the main album release.

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