Now Thats What I Call Music - Discography (1-78).rar
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Now Thats What I Call Music - Discography (1-78).rar: A Comprehensive Guide to the UK's Best-Selling Compilation Series
If you are a fan of pop music, chances are you have heard of Now That's What I Call Music!, the series of various artists compilation albums that has been running in the United Kingdom and Ireland since 1983. The series, which is also known as Now!, features the latest and greatest hits from different genres and eras, and has become a cultural phenomenon and a record-breaking success. But how much do you know about the history and evolution of this iconic series And where can you find all the albums in one convenient file In this article, we will answer these questions and more, as we explore the discography of Now! from 1 to 78.
The Origins of Now!
The idea for Now! was conceived in the office of Virgin Records in London by Stephen Navin, the head of Licensing and Business Affairs, and Jon Webster, the General Manager. They wanted to create a compilation album that would feature the best songs from different record labels, something that had not been done before. They pitched the idea to Simon Draper, the managing director of Virgin Records, and Peter Jamieson, the managing director of EMI Records, who agreed to collaborate on the project. The deal was finalized on Richard Branson's boat in Little Venice.
The name and logo of the series were inspired by a 1920s British advertising poster for Danish Bacon, which showed a pig listening to a chicken singing and saying \"Now. That's What I Call Music\". Richard Branson had bought the poster for his cousin, Simon Draper, who hung it behind his desk at Virgin Records. The pig became the mascot for the series, appearing on the covers until Now! 5, and making occasional comebacks in later editions.
The Evolution of Now!
The first Now! album was released on 28 November 1983 on vinyl, cassette and CD. It featured 30 UK hit singles from that year, including 11 number ones. It was an instant success, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart and selling over a million copies. Since then, Now! has released two or three albums per year, usually coinciding with Easter, summer and Christmas seasons. The series has also expanded to include spin-offs such as Now Dance, Now That's What I Call Music! Decades, Now That's What I Call Classic Rock, and many more.
The format and content of Now! have changed over time to reflect the trends and preferences of music listeners. The vinyl editions were discontinued after Now! 35, while the cassette editions ended with Now! 64. The CD editions have remained the main format, although some albums were also released on MiniDisc between Now! 43 and Now! 48. The series has also embraced digital platforms, offering downloads and streaming services for its albums. The tracklist of each album has varied from 30 to 45 songs, depending on the length and popularity of the songs. The genres covered by Now! have ranged from pop, rock, dance, R&B, hip hop, indie, country, reggae, soul, disco, metal, punk and more.
The Legacy of Now!
Now! is not only a compilation series, but also a cultural phenomenon and a record-breaking success. It is the longest-running music compilation series in the world, with over 100 million albums sold in the UK alone. It holds several Guinness World Records , such as the most number one albums by a brand (69), the most successful compilation album series (103), and the most consecutive number one albums by a brand (24). It has also spawned international versions in over 40 countries , such as South Africa , New Zealand , Australia , Canada , Denmark , Mexico , United States , Japan , China , India 061ffe29dd