NOW Yearbook 1990

79 tracks across four CDs • 3LP orange vinyl

Now Music / Yearbook '90 4CD and 3LP vinyl

NOW That’s What I Call Music’s Yearbook series continues with 1990, only the second time they’ve dipped their toe into the decade we like to call “the 1990s”.

There’s loads of great songs and artists on this compilation, including George Michael, Elton John, Roxette, New Order, The KLF, The Beautiful South, Pet Shop Boys, Sting, Duran Duran, Kylie, Whitney, er, Appleby… and that’s just CD 1!

The second disc is home to a few memorable collaborations, namely DNA & Suzanne Vega, Adamski & Seal and there’s definitely a ‘dance’ vibe with contributions from Deee-Lite, Soul II Soul, Adventures Of Stevie V, SNAP! (he will attack and we definitely don’t want that) before it goes a bit ‘indie’ towards the end with The Charlatans, The Stone Roses, The Cure and Primal Scream, etc.

Deluxe 4CD edition in hardcover book

The third CD in the four-disc set has some BIG songs early doors with Sinéad O’Connor’s interpretation of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U and Maria McKee’s ‘Show Me Heaven’, from the Days Of Thunder soundtrack (both UK number one hits, of course). There’s loads of US acts on CD 3 including Tina Turner, Jon Bon Jovi, Cher, Wilson Phillips, Heart, Paul Abdul, MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice and who can forget Partners In Kryme. You can? Okay, they were the hip-hop duo who performed ‘Turtle Power’ from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack (welcome to the 90s!).

The final disc offers further Pet Shop Boys and Kylie, alongside songs by Martika, a-ha, Go West, Jason Donovan, The Human League, Deacon Blue and more.

As usual, there’s a deluxe hardcover book edition with track-by-track guide and a music quiz, a coloured 3LP vinyl edition (orange this time) and the cheap as chips 4CD card sleeve version.

NOW Yearbook ’90 will be released on 2 February 2024.

3LP orange vinyl


Now Music / Yearbook '90 4CD and 3LP vinyl

NOW Yearbook ’90 Various Artists /

    • CD 1
      1. George Michael – Praying For Time
      2. Elton John – Sacrifice
      3. Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
      4. New Order – World In Motion
      5. The KLF – What Time Is Love (Live At Trancentral)
      6. The B-52’s – Love Shack
      7. Belinda Carlisle – (We Want) The Same Thing
      8. Duran Duran – Violence Of Summer (Love’s Taking Over)
      9. New Kids On The Block – Hangin’ Tough
      10. Kylie Minogue – Better The Devil You Know
      11. Kim Appleby – Don’t Worry
      12. Whitney Houston – I’m Your Baby Tonight
      13. Sting – Englishman In New York (The Ben Liebrand Mix)
      14. Paul Simon – The Obvious Child
      15. Steve Miller Band – The Joker
      16. The Beautiful South – A Little Time
      17. Julee Cruise – Falling
      18. Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
      19. Pet Shop Boys – Being Boring
    • CD 2
      1. Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
      2. SNAP! – The Power
      3. Adamski & Seal – Killer
      4. Mantronix & Wondress – Got To Have Your Love
      5. Bass-O-Matic – Fascinating Rhythm
      6. Innocence – Natural Thing
      7. Soul II Soul – A Dream’s A Dream
      8. DNA & Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner
      9. The Family Stand – Ghetto Heaven
      10. Adventures Of Stevie V – Dirty Cash (Money Talks)
      11. Rob ‘n’ Raz feat. Leila K. – Got To Get
      12. Guru Josh – Infinity
      13. Primal Scream – Loaded
      14. Happy Mondays – Step On
      15. The Stone Roses – One Love
      16. The Charlatans – The Only One I Know
      17. The Cure – Never Enough
      18. They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul
      19. Candy Flip – Strawberry Fields Forever
      20. The Farm – All Together Now
    • CD 3
      1. Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
      2. Maria McKee – Show Me Heaven (From “Days Of Thunder” Soundtrack)
      3. Jon Bon Jovi – Blaze Of Glory (From “Young Guns II” Soundtrack)
      4. Skid Row – 18 And Life
      5. Faith No More – Epic
      6. Tina Turner – Steamy Windows
      7. Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
      8. Cher – Just Like Jesse James
      9. Heart – All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You
      10. Wilson Phillips – Hold On
      11. Paul Young – Oh Girl
      12. UB40 – Kingston Town
      13. Maxi Priest – Close To You
      14. Betty Boo – Where Are You Baby?
      15. Paula Abdul & The Wild Pair – Opposites Attract
      16. Technotronic – Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)
      17. Partners In Kryme – Turtle Power
      18. M.C. Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
      19. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
    • CD 4
      1. Pet Shop Boys – So Hard
      2. Jimmy Somerville – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
      3. Kylie Minogue – Step Back In Time
      4. Lonnie Gordon – Happenin’ All Over Again (Hip House Radio Mix)
      5. 49ers – Touch Me
      6. Blue Pearl – Naked In The Rain
      7. Bananarama – Only Your Love
      8. En Vogue – Hold On
      9. Londonbeat – I’ve Been Thinking About You
      10. The Human League – Heart Like A Wheel
      11. Dusty Springfield – Reputation
      12. Halo James – Could Have Told You So
      13. Jason Donovan – Hang On To Your Love
      14. Martika – More Than You Know
      15. New Kids On The Block – Tonight
      16. Adam Ant – Room At The Top
      17. Go West – The King Of Wishful Thinking
      18. Deacon Blue – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
      19. a-ha – Crying In The Rain
      20. Bobby Vinton – Blue Velvet
      21. The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

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