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Now Yearbook ’86

Next in the 4CD / 3LP ‘Yearbook’ series

1986 gives 1985 and 1984 a run for their money

The Now That’s What I Call Music Team continue their popular Yearbook series with a new volume devoted to 1986. Now Yearbook ’86 is available as a 4CD deluxe book edition, a 3LP coloured vinyl (both limited) and a standard 4CD set.

As is often the way, these compilations serve as a reminder of quite how much great pop was delivered in any 12-month period, and 1986 is no exception.This ’86 Yearbook delivers George Michael’s ‘A Different Corner’ and Wham!’s ‘The Edge of Heaven’, two superb chart-toppers and also offers a pair of tracks from new sensation a-ha in ‘The Sun Always Shines On TV’ (which out-charted ‘Take On Me’ in the UK) and ‘I’ve Been Losing You’, the first single from their second album Scoundrel Days.

The deluxe 4CD hardcover book edition of Yearbook ’86 (click image to enlarge)

There’s massive iconic hits everywhere you look, including Duran Duran’s ‘Notorious’, The Bangles’ ‘Manic Monday’, Berlin’s ‘Take My Breath Away’, Paul Simon’s ‘You Can Call Me Al’, Swing Out Sister’s ‘Breakout’, Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Rage Hard’, Eurythmics’ ‘Thorn in My Side’, Stevie Winwood’s ‘Higher Love’, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Harlem Shuffle’, Falco’s ‘Rock Me Amadeus’ and more.

The 4CD sets have 80 tracks in total, while the vinyl edition offers 43 tracks over three purple translucent vinyl recordsl

Now Yearbook ’86 is released on 24 February 2023.

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The 3LP coloured vinyl edition of Yearbook ’86 (click image to enlarge)

Tracklisting

Now Yearbook ’86 Various Artists /

    • CD 1
      1. George Michael – A Different Corner
      2. a-ha – The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
      3. Duran Duran – Notorious
      4. Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
      5. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart – Thorn In My Side
      6. Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
      7. Level 42 – Lessons In Love
      8. Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hangin On
      9. Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart
      10. Owen Paul – My Favourite Waste Of Time
      11. The Bangles – Manic Monday
      12. Pretenders – Don’t Get Me Wrong
      13. Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al
      14. Suzanne Vega – Marlene On The Wall
      15. Fine Young Cannibals – Suspicious Minds
      16. Amazulu – Too Good To Be Forgotten
      17. UB40 – Sing Our Own Song
      18. Boris Gardiner – I Want To Wake Up With You
      19. Simply Red – Holding Back The Years
      20. Spandau Ballet – Through The Barricades
    • CD 2
      1. Wham! – The Edge Of Heaven
      2. The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris – Don’t Leave Me This Way
      3. Bananarama – Venus
      4. Mel & Kim – Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
      5. Bucks Fizz – New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)
      6. Miami Sound Machine – Bad Boy (Shep Pettibone 7″ Remix)
      7. Sinitta – So Macho
      8. Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
      9. Debbie Harry – French Kissin’ (In The USA)
      10. Belouis Some – Imagination
      11. The Blow Monkeys – Digging Your Scene
      12. Swing Out Sister – Breakout
      13. Aretha Franklin – Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
      14. Gwen Guthrie – Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent
      15. Jaki Graham – Set Me Free
      16. Cameo – Word Up!
      17. Five Star – Can’t Wait Another Minute
      18. Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
      19. Whitney Houston – How Will I Know
      20. Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling
    • CD 3
      1. The Smiths – Panic
      2. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Rage Hard
      3. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
      4. Paul Hardcastle – The Wizard (Part 1)
      5. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
      6. The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
      7. Simple Minds – All The Things She Said
      8. Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It
      9. Furniture – Brilliant Mind
      10. It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune)
      11. Public Image Limited – Rise
      12. Big Audio Dynamite – E=MC2
      13. Pete Wylie – Sinful
      14. Red Box – For America
      15. a-ha – I’ve Been Losing You
      16. Culture Club – Move Away
      17. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – (Forever) Live And Die
      18. Howard Jones – No One Is To Blame
      19. The Damned – Eloise
      20. Doctor & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky
    • CD 4
      1. Berlin – Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From “Top Gun”)
      2. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
      3. Europe – The Final Countdown
      4. RUN DMC feat. Aerosmith – Walk This Way
      5. Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love
      6. Tina Turner – Typical Male
      7. The Rolling Stones – Harlem Shuffle
      8. The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me ’86
      9. Status Quo – In The Army Now
      10. Mr. Mister – Broken Wings
      11. Chris De Burgh – The Lady In Red
      12. Nick Berry – Every Loser Wins
      13. Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite
      14. Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
      15. Steve Winwood – Higher Love
      16. The Human League – Human
      17. Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
      18. Five Star – Rain Or Shine
      19. Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All
      20. The Housemartins – Caravan Of Love

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