THIS IS THE cover to the very first Now! That’s What I Call Music compilation, back in 1983.
Basically, they were the best thing ever. (They’re still going and now up to Now 83. Feel old much?)
Here are 17 reasons why – a TV ad from each year until the end of the 1990s:
Now! That’s What I Call Music
Duran Duran, Kajagoogoo, Men At Work, Bonnie Tyler, Culture Club.
Lionel Richie, U2, the Ghostbusters theme. And an animated pig.
Check out the leather jacket action.
T’Pau. Nuff said.
Erasure, Phil Collins AND Yazz? Wiz zis collection of hits you are really spoiling uz.
Pump Up The Jams. De La Soul. Sidney Youngblood. Man, what a year.
The dancing at 0.24 in this ad is why we miss 1990 so bad.
What’s that? You want to sex me up? *blushes*
Another Day Without You, Would I Lie To You Baby AND Achey Breaky Heart? Man, 1992 was emotional.
I said hey! What’s going on? An incredible collection of hits, is what.
R Kelly and Whigfield. Rarely has a CD contained such heavyweights.
Remember that Everything But The Girl track? Wowser.
Babybird, anyone? Also, a killer appearance from Boyzone.
Chumbawamba. Hot Chocolate. Dario G. And the twilight of the Spice Girls.
Boyzone get top billing in this ad. Nice to see.
WOW. Remember Shania Twain in that outfit?
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