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Now That's What I Call Music - 25 years and 70 editions on

Warning, the following sentence could make you feel very old.

Today marks the release of Now 70 - the latest chart-hits compilation that originally launched as Now That's What I Call Music back in 1983.

Wow - 70 double-albums (plus many spin-off 'best of the decade' compilations) and 25 years: that's some franchise.

As someone who bought the very first Now (on double-cassette, no less), I've been thinking back at how much - or little - things have changed in that time.

Here's the track listing for Now That's What I Call Music - and I defy anyone of a certain age NOT to be singing at least one of these before the list is through:

  • You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins
  • Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran
  • Red Red Wine - UB40
  • Only For Love - Limahl
  • Temptation - Heaven 17
  • Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
  • Double Dutch - Malcolm McLaren
  • Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
  • Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
  • Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
  • Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
  • Down Under - Men At Work
  • Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield
  • (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew - Rock Steady Crew
  • Baby Jane - Rod Stewart
  • Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) - Paul Young
  • Candy Girl - New Edition
  • Big Apple (Metro Mix) - Kajagoogoo
  • Let's Stay Together - Tina Turner
  • (Keep Feeling) Fascination - The Human League
  • New Song - Howard Jones
  • Please Don't Make Me Cry - UB40
  • Tonight I Celebrate My Love -Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson
  • They Don't Know - Tracey Ullman
  • Kissing With Confidence - Will Powers
  • That's All - Genesis
  • Love Cats - The Cure
  • Waterfront (Union Jack Remix) - Simple Minds
  • The Sun And The Rain - Madness
  • Victims - Culture Club
  • Estelle feat. Kanye West - American Boy
  • Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome- Dance Wiv Me
  • Mint Royale - Singin' In The Rain
  • Sam Sparro - Black & Gold
  • Duffy - Warwick Avenue
  • Sara Bareilles - Love Song
  • Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me
  • Ne-Yo - Closer
  • Girls Aloud - Can't Speak French
  • Kylie Minogue - In My Arms
  • Sugababes - Denial
  • Jonas Brothers - S.O.S.
  • Alphabeat - 10,000 Nights
  • The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
  • The Kooks - Always Where I Need To Be
  • Pendulum - Propane Nightmares
  • Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
  • Scouting For Girls - Heartbeat
  • The Feeling - Turn It Up
  • The Hoosiers - Cops & Robbers
  • Paul Weller - Have You Made Up Your Mind
  • Coldplay - Violet Hill
  • Rihanna - Take A Bow
  • Jordin Sparks with Chris Brown - No Air
  • Will.I.am feat. Cheryl Cole - Heartbreaker
  • Usher feat. Young Jeezy - Love In This Club
  • Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
  • Leona Lewis - Better In Time
  • Chris Brown - With You
  • Ironik - Stay With Me
  • Taio Cruz - I Can Be
  • The Script - We Cry
  • Britney Spears - Break The Ice
  • Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & Nicole Scherzinger - Scream
  • Flo Rida feat. T-Pain - Low
  • Wiley - Wearing My Rolex
  • DJ Q feat. MC Bonez - You Wot!
  • Basshunter - All I Ever Wanted
  • Scooter - Jumping All Over The World
  • Ultrabeat vs Darren Styles - Discolights
  • Alex Gaudino feat. Shena - Watch Out
  • September - Cry For You
  • Fragma - Toca's Miracle 2008