NOW – Yearbook 1980 (3LP)


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Release date: 15 July, 2022

Vinyl LP

NOW Music is proud to present the newest addition to the ‘Yearbook’ series: NOW – Yearbook 1980. 3 LPs of 47 tracks that defined the charts in 1980 on transparent ‘clear’ vinyl.

Kicking off with Queen’s anthem ‘Another One Bites The Dust’, and including the Top 40 debut from Adam & The Ants, alongside #1s from ABBA, Blondie, The Jam, Dexys Midnight Runners, and the decade’s first new #1 ‘Brass In Pocket’ from Pretenders – plus 1980’s biggest selling single ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ from The Police.

Massive hits from Kate Bush, Madness, and Olivia Newton-John feature alongside dancefloor-fillers from Lipps Inc., Kelly Marie, Kool & The Gang, ‘Spacer’ from Sheila & B. Devotion, and ‘Upside Down’ from Diana Ross.

The rise of synth-pop produced huge hits for Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Martha And The Muffins, and the debut from Spandau Ballet – all included… as are legendary, long-established artists, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Status Quo and John Lennon with his #1 ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’.

In January 1980 the iconic ‘London Calling’ from The Clash reached its chart peak – and features along with New Wave, Post Punk and Ska from The Specials (as The Special AKA), Ramones, Joy Division, Siouxsie And The Banshees, UB40, and Elvis Costello & The Attractions.

Closing this collection are two of the year’s most popular and enduring love songs from Randy Crawford and Billy Preston & Syreeta.

NOW – Yearbook 1980 – A celebration of the diversity and creative brilliance of the year in pop.