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

Now that's what we called music.

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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?

    Now 3
    Now 8
    Now XIII
    Now 22
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

    Now That's What I Call Music XIII
  2. 2. How about this?

    Now That's What I Call Music (the original one)
    Now 4
    Now 11
    Now 18
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

    Released in November 1984.

    It's Now That's What I Call Music 4
  3. 3. Test your David Sneddon knowledge:

    Now 55
    Now 61
    Now 68
    Now 73
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Now That's What I Call Music 55

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

    Now That's What I Call Music 55
  4. 4. Which one had "Dancing Queen" and "Ebeneezer Goode"?

    Now 7
    Now 12
    Now 17
    Now 23
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.)

    Now That's What I Call Music 23
  5. 5. Which one marked the return of "mopey indie boys whining about girls" to the charts?

    Now 52
    Now 60
    Now 67
    Now 74
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Now That's What I Call Music 60

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

    Now That's What I Call Music 60
  6. 6. Which one featured solid gold dancefloor classics, and Phil Collins?

    Now 33
    Now 38
    Now 44
    Now 51
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

    Now That's What I Call Music 44
  7. 7. Where in the series does this eclectic collection come?

    Now 24
    Now 31
    Now 38
    Now 46
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Now That's What I Call Music 31

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

    Now That's What I Call Music 31
  8. 8. And this one which features a lot of... well, featuring?

    Now 79
    Now 82
    Now 84
    Now 86
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Now That's What I Call Music 84

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

    Now That's What I Call Music 84
  9. 9. Which one was especially strong on the "Don't Stop Believin'" front?

    Now 70
    Now 75
    Now 80
    Now 85
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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".

    Now That's What I Call Music 75
  10. 10. From Robyn to Nickelback in one album. Oh, Now, how you taunt us.

    Now 57
    Now 62
    Now 69
    Now 76
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

    Now That's What I Call Music 69
  11. 11. Which one had hit after hit after depressing anthem of alienation after hit?

    Now 39
    Now 44
    Now 49
    Now 53
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

    Now That's What I Call Music 39

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

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