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Can You Identify The Now That’s What I Call Music Album?

It’s the 30th anniversary of the “Now That’s What I Call Music” album series – but how well do you know this particular slice of musical history?

Just to be clear, we’re talking about the UK album series only. As a helpful guide, the first was in November 1983, the most recent one is Now 86, and Now 50 came out in November 2001. There have consistently been three Nows a year since 1992 – before that it varied between 1, 2 and 3 a year.

  1. 1. Which Now album is this?


    1. Now 3


    2. Now 8


    3. Now XIII


    4. Now 22



    X


    Now That’s What I Call Music XIII

    Released in November 1988. Also, apparently the Now guys have an aversion to writing the number 13.

  2. 2. How about this?


    1. Now That’s What I Call Music (the original one)


    2. Now 4


    3. Now 11


    4. Now 18



    X


    It’s Now That’s What I Call Music 4

    Released in November 1984.

  3. 3. Test your David Sneddon knowledge:


    1. Now 55


    2. Now 61


    3. Now 68


    4. Now 73



    X


    Now That’s What I Call Music 55

    Released July 2003. Has the distinction of featuring both S Club and S Club 8.

  4. 4. Which one had “Dancing Queen” and “Ebeneezer Goode”?


    1. Now 7


    2. Now 12


    3. Now 17


    4. Now 23



    X


    Now That’s What I Call Music 23

    Released in November 1992. (“Dancing Queen” was re-released to coincide with ABBA’s “Gold” greatest hits compilation.)

  5. 5. Which one marked the return of “mopey indie boys whining about girls” to the charts?


    1. Now 52


    2. Now 60


    3. Now 67


    4. Now 74



    X


    Now That’s What I Call Music 60

    Released March 2005. To this date, it remains unclear what you were waiting for.

  6. 6. Which one featured solid gold dancefloor classics, and Phil Collins?


    1. Now 33


    2. Now 38


    3. Now 44


    4. Now 51



    X


    Now That’s What I Call Music 44

    Released November 1999 – the last Now of the 20th century. Really strong track selection. Except for Phil Collins.

  7. 7. Where in the series does this eclectic collection come?


    1. Now 24


    2. Now 31


    3. Now 38


    4. Now 46



    X


    Now That’s What I Call Music 31

    Released July 1995. Still can’t believe all these songs came out around the same time.

  8. 8. And this one which features a lot of… well, featuring?


    1. Now 79


    2. Now 82


    3. Now 84


    4. Now 86



    X


    Now That’s What I Call Music 84

    Released March 2013. Almost, but not quite, the most recent Now.

  9. 9. Which one was especially strong on the “Don’t Stop Believin'” front?


    1. Now 70


    2. Now 75


    3. Now 80


    4. Now 85



    X


    Now That’s What I Call Music 75

    Released March 2010, at the height of what historians will look back on as “the Glee era”.

  10. 10. From Robyn to Nickelback in one album. Oh, Now, how you taunt us.


    1. Now 57


    2. Now 62


    3. Now 69


    4. Now 76



    X


    Now That’s What I Call Music 69

    Released March 2008. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and it had a Nickelback song in it what was even worse.

  11. 11. Which one had hit after hit after depressing anthem of alienation after hit?


    1. Now 39


    2. Now 44


    3. Now 49


    4. Now 53



    X


    Now That’s What I Call Music 39

    Released April 1998. Also featured: The Verve’s “Lucky Man”, “It’s Like That” by Run-D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins, Steps’ “5,6,7,8”, Wildchild’s “Renegade Master ‘98” and both “Angels” AND “Let Me Entertain You” from Robbie Williams. We think there’s a strong argument that this is the greatest Now ever.

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