NOW That's What I Call Massive Hits & #1s


Release date: 20 April, 2023

CD Album

NOW Music is proud to announce the latest addition to the NOW series – NOW That’s What I Call Massive Hits & #1s – Out April 21st
84 tracks across 4 CDs including 55 #1s, with the remaining 29 tracks all enduringly popular top 3 smashes!

CD1 kicks off with the incomparable collaboration ‘Under Pressure’ from two of the most beloved acts the UK has ever produced – Queen and David Bowie. Other legendary acts – The Police and U2 follow, before more recent collaborations between ground-breaking artists - Sam Smith and Kim Petras with their massive hit ‘Unholy’ and Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande with the fantastic chart topper ‘Rain On Me’. One of the biggest Pop stars ever – Britney Spears is up next with her debut ‘Baby One More Time’. More #1 collaborations are featured from Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, UB40 and Chrissie Hynde and Philip Bailey and Phil Collins. Other legendary artists also appear with their massive hits – Billy Joel with ‘Uptown Girl’, Tina Turner with ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ and Paul McCartney with ‘Pipes Of Peace’. Iconic chart smashes from Duran Duran, a-ha, Dead Or Alive and Frankie Goes To Hollywood with ‘Two Tribes’, which defended the top spot for an astonishing 9 weeks are all included, before ending this disc with the stunning ‘Vienna’ from Ultravox and ‘Jealous Guy’ from Roxy Music.

Disc 2 begins with the huge #1 ‘Bad Habits’ from Ed Sheeran, which became the biggest selling single of 2021. Another brilliant song writer - Lewis Capaldi comes next, followed by the sublime ‘Wonderwall’ from Oasis and ‘Paradise’ by Coldplay. A run of modern Pop classics feature from Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction and Spice Girls, before the Hip-Hop and Dance fusion of ‘It’s Like That’ from Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins makes way for classic R&B/Soul from The Supremes, Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder.  This disc closes with two timeless signature tracks; ‘God Only Knows’ from The Beach Boys, followed by the ‘Suspicious Minds’ from Elvis Presley.

One of the most loved collaborations of all time kicks off CD3 – ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ from Elton John & Kiki Dee, followed by the #1 ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ from Cliff Richard. ‘Ballroom Blitz’ from Sweet starts a run of Glam 70s Pop including Wizzard, 10cc and Mott The Hoople. Stellar ballads from Harry Nilsson and Terry Jacks give way to another beloved 60’s Soul track – ‘Stand By Me’ from Ben E. King. The massive #1 from one of the most powerful vocalists of all time - Céline Dion with ‘Think Twice’ leads to the chart-topping duet ‘Somethin’ Stupid’ from Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman. The disc closes with the inspirational 60’s classics ‘Moon River’ from Danny Williams and ‘What A Wonderful World’ from Louis Armstrong.

CD4 begins with two huge soundtrack songs from blockbusters - ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling’ from Irene Cara and ‘Ghostbusters’ from Ray Parker Jr., followed by classic party anthem ‘YMCA’ from Village People. Superstars Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin with Dancefloor smashes ‘On The Floor’ and ‘Livin' La Vida Loca’ lead into classics ‘American Pie’ from Don McLean and Cher with ‘The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)’. Hits from bands with their roots in Punk - The Jam and The Stranglers come next. Timeless #1s from Fleetwood Mac and Roy Orbison feature, before the 6 weeks at #1 ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ from Procol Harum. Closing this stunning collection is the song that opened Live Aid ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’ from Status Quo and global #1 Power Ballad ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ from Bonnie Tyler.

Back-to-back non-stop chart smashes – and all massive hits and #1s!