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NOW #1s (5CD)

Various Artists

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  • Release Date 11 November 2022
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Quadruple CD Album
NOW Music

Celebrate 70 years of the Official Singles Chart with NOW #1s – 5CDs featuring 100 of the greatest #1s of all time.

CD1 Kicks off in magnificent style with the peerless classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen. Huge 70’s number ones from Paul McCartney & Wings, Rod Stewart and 10cc follow The Beach Boys and Roy Orbison, plus Classic Rock and Roll from Elvis Presley, Bill Haley & His Comets and The Everly Brothers. Led by Lionel Richie’s beautiful ‘Hello’, up next is an extraordinary run of 80’s number ones including hits from The Police, The Human League and Frankie Goes To Hollywood, before New Wave number ones from Blondie and The Pretenders and drawing to a close with unforgettable film themed love songs from Céline Dion and Whitney Houston.

The timeless ‘Imagine’ from John Lennon opens the second disc, followed by contemporary classics from Oasis, U2 and Coldplay before heartbreak anthems from Miley Cyrus with ‘Wrecking Ball’ and Olivia Rodrigo with ‘drivers license’. A fabulous run of Classic, Pop-Soul and R&B including Gnarls Barkley, The Weeknd and Lil Nas X follows before we go back to the 60’s to close the disc with superb songs from the Four Tops, The Supremes and Marvin Gaye.

CD3 opens with a celebration of British love songs with Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, Lewis Capaldi, Take That and Wet Wet Wet before moving into feel-good Pop classics from Spice Girls, Girls Aloud, Little Mix and One Direction. Legends Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw and Sonny And Cher keep the Pop flowing 60s-style, before rounding off the disc with Reggae standards from Desmond Dekker & The Aces, Althea & Donna and UB40.

Massive Dance floor hits feature on the first half of disc 4, including the iconic ‘Dancing Queen’ from ABBA and Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’, alongside noughties #1s from Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue, plus the mega selling ‘Believe’ from Cher. Barry White and Boney M. lead off a run of 70’s number one’s including Glam-Pop from Mud, Suzi Quatro, Sweet and Slade before finishing the disc with the epic ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’ from Meat Loaf.

The final disc opens with three massive Dance-Pop collaborations : Elton John & Dua Lipa with ‘Cold Heart’, David Guetta feat. Sia with ‘Titanium’, and ‘Uptown Funk’ from Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, before celebrating with giant party anthems from Robbie Williams, George Ezra, Madness and Culture Club - and paying tribute to some classic early #1s from Jo Stafford, Frankie Laine and the first ever number one from 1952 from Al Martino with ‘Here In My Heart’. Enduring and uplifting tracks ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘You Raise Me Up’ lead into our final selection with the incomparable ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ from Band Aid.

Probably the best playlist you’ll ever have. 100 of the greatest #1s ever spanning the past seven decades - NOW #1s.

1 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody  
2 Paul McCartney & Wings - Mull Of Kintyre  
3 Rod Stewart - Maggie May  
4 10cc - I'm Not In Love  
5 The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations  
6 Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock  
7 Bill Haley & His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock  
8 The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown  
9 Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman  
10 Lionel Richie - Hello  
11 Spandau Ballet - True  
12 The Police - Every Breath You Take  
13 Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know  
14 The Human League - Don't You Want Me  
15 Soft Cell - Tainted Love  
16 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax  
17 Blondie - Heart Of Glass  
18 Pretenders - Brass In Pocket  
19 Céline Dion - My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From "Titanic")  
20 Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You  
1 John Lennon - Imagine  
2 Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger  
3 U2 - Beautiful Day  
4 Coldplay - Viva La Vida  
5 P!NK - So What  
6 Katy Perry - Roar  
7 Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball  
8 Olivia Rodrigo - drivers license  
9 Gnarls Barkley - Crazy  
10 The Weeknd - Blinding Lights  
11 Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)  
12 Fugees - Killing Me Softly With His Song  
13 Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler - Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)  
14 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love  
15 All Saints - Never Ever  
16 Ariana Grande - Positions  
17 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold  
18 The Supremes - Baby Love  
19 Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There  
20 Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The  
1 Ed Sheeran - Perfect  
2 James Blunt - You’re Beautiful  
3 Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved  
4 Take That - Back For Good  
5 Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around (From "Four Weddings And A Funeral" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  
6 Spice Girls - Wannabe  
7 Girls Aloud - The Promise  
8 Little Mix - Black Magic  
9 One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful  
10 Chesney Hawkes - The One And Only  
11 Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite  
12 The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'  
13 Cilla Black - Anyone Who Had A Heart  
14 Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me  
15 Sandie Shaw - (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me  
16 Sonny And Cher - I Got You Babe  
17 Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual  
18 Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Israelites  
19 Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking  
20 UB40 - Red Red Wine  
1 ABBA - Dancing Queen  
2 Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive  
3 Irene Cara - Fame  
4 Lady Gaga - Bad Romance  
5 Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head  
6 Cher - Believe  
7 Steps - Tragedy  
8 Aqua - Barbie Girl  
9 Psy - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)  
10 The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling  
11 Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything  
12 Boney M. - Rivers Of Babylon  
13 Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby  
14 Mud - Tiger Feet  
15 Suzi Quatro - Can The Can  
16 Sweet - Blockbuster  
17 Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize  
18 The Jam - Going Underground  
19 Babylon Zoo - Spaceman  
20 Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)  
1 Elton John & Dua Lipa - Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)  
2 David Guetta feat. Sia - Titanium  
3 Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk  
4 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall In Love  
5 Bobby Darin - Dream Lover  
6 Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This  
7 George Ezra - Shotgun  
8 Robbie Williams - Rock DJ  
9 Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up  
10 Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen  
11 Madness - House Of Fun  
12 Culture Club - Karma Chameleon  
13 Adam & The Ants - Stand And Deliver  
14 Boyzone - No Matter What  
15 Jo Stafford - You Belong To Me  
16 Al Martino - Here In My Heart  
17 Frankie Laine - I Believe  
18 Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone  
19 Westlife - You Raise Me Up  
20 Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?