Various Artists: NOW That's What I Call 80s: Dancefloor (4CD)
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NOW That's What I Call 80s: Dancefloor (4CD)

Various Artists

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  • Release Date 22 April 2022
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Product code
CDNNNOW125
Format
Quadruple CD Album
Label
NOW Music

NOW Music are proud to present the ultimate journey through the 80s’ biggest floor-fillers… NOW That’s What I Call 80s: Dancefloor.

Kicking off with the massive soundtrack smash from Irene Cara, ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling’, followed by the defining ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ from Whitney Houston, the pure joy of Lionel Richie’s ‘All Night Long (All Night)’, and the massive ’Teardrops’ from Womack & Womack - Disc One features the best in Soul and the changing shape of Disco during the decade. Irresistible tracks from Shalamar, Alexander O'Neal, Joyce Sims, Princess, Boogie Box High and KC & The Sunshine Band will take you straight back to the 80s dance floor - plus anthems from Jocelyn Brown, Aretha Franklin and Gwen Guthrie lead toward the soulful beats that close this disc with Will Downing’s ‘A Love Supreme’, and Loose Ends’ ‘Hangin’ On A String (Contemplating)’.

Disc Two pays tribute to the 80s dancefloor classics that fused genres to create breath-taking originality and new styles - often reflecting changes in new technology and capturing the fashion of the era. Electro-Pop from Freeez (‘I.O.U.’) and Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin (‘Walking On Sunshine’) introduce the disc. Electro & Hip-Hop beats fused for Malcolm McLaren and The World's Famous Supreme Team’s ‘Buffalo Gals’. Rock Steady Crew and Break Machine had huge hits with Electro based, Breakbeat & Hip-Hop inspired tracks. Two of the most influential Hip-Hop tracks ever follow with ‘White Lines (Don’t Do It)’ and ‘Hey DJ’, leading into the massive Electro charged chart and club hits from Chaka Khan, Shannon, Jellybean, and Exposé. Timeless tracks from The S.O.S Band and Nu Shooz are also featured alongside freestyle Hip-Hop and Pop infused beats from Whistle and Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force. #1 for 5 weeks in 1985 – the ground-breaking ’19’ from Paul Hardcastle signs off Disc Two.

Our third disc starts in high gear with the defining remix of ‘Lost In Music’ by Sister Sledge - re-visioned for the 1984 dancefloor five years after they produced the original version by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers of Chic. Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Communards and Dead Or Alive delivered three of the decades’ biggest #1 hits by fusing irresistible Synth-Pop with a relentless Hi-NRG beat. Dead Or Alive’s ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’ was the first #1 for production powerhouse Stock Aitken & Waterman - and their success is also celebrated here with hits for Hazell Dean, Donna Summer and the peerless Divine. High Tempo Dance and Hi-NRG found mainstream success in the mid-80s with floor-fillers from Evelyn Thomas, Miquel Brown, Man 2 Man, Boys Town Gang and Patrick Cowley feat. Sylvester… and we’ve also included some huge club tracks from Barbara Pennington and Sheryl Lee Ralph, along with the catchiest Dance-Pop from London Boys and Laura Branigan. To close the disc, the collaboration between Pet Shop Boys and Liza Minnelli remains one of the 80s’ most iconic pairings, producing epic Pop.

By the late 80s, club culture informed and popularised a huge number of new styles of dance music including House, Eurodance, Jack-Swing, Techno, and an evolution in Soul… the final disc highlights some of the best from the end of the decade. The 3 #1’s that begin, Black Box’s ‘Ride On Time’, S’Express’ ’Theme From S’Express’, and ‘Pump Up The Volume’ from M/A/R/R/S, introduced sampling to the mainstream and the greatest new party anthems to a generation, alongside Bomb The Bass, The Beatmasters feat. The Cookie Crew, Coldcut feat. Lisa Stansfield and 49ers. The evolution of House music produced a new take on Disco and floor-fillers from Inner City, Steve “Silk” Hurley, Adventures Of Stevie V and a further remix of a Chic classic are all featured - as is one of the biggest and celebratory anthems ever - the #1 ’The Only Way Is Up’ from Yazz & The Plastic Population. Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler re-defined Soul and that would inspire musicians in the next decade across multiple genres - and as the decade drew to a close, we finish with two tracks that signpost the rise in club culture that would dominate the dancefloor and the charts in the early 90s - from 808 State, and the perfect sign-off from The Beloved with ’The Sun Rising’.

Over 80 tracks - across 4 discs - a true journey through the dance music of a decade - NOW That’s What I Call 80s: Dancefloor.

Tracks
CD 1
1 Irene Cara - Flashdance…What A Feeling  
2 Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)  
3 Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)  
4 Womack & Womack - Teardrops  
5 Shalamar - A Night To Remember  
6 Sharon Redd - Can You Handle It  
7 Alexander O’Neal – Fake  
8 Aretha Franklin - Who's Zoomin' Who?  
9 Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else’s Guy  
10 Gwen Guthrie - Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent  
11 Joyce Sims - Come Into My Life  
12 Princess - Say I’m Your Number One  
13 Mel & Kim – Respectable  
14 Boogie Box High - Jive Talkin’  
15 Indeep - Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life  
16 KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up  
17 Pebbles - Girlfriend  
18 Paula Abdul - Straight Up  
19 Will Downing - A Love Supreme  
20 Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)  
Tracks
CD 2
1 Freeez - I.O.U.  
2 Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin - Walking On Sunshine  
3 Malcolm McLaren, The World's Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Gals  
4 Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew  
5 Break Machine - Street Dance  
6 The World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJ  
7 Grandmaster Flash & Grandmaster Melle-Mel - White Lines (Don’t Do It)  
8 Chaka Khan - I Feel For You  
9 Shannon - Let The Music Play  
10 Exposé - Point Of No Return  
11 Jellybean - Just A Mirage  
12 Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart  
13 The Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love)  
14 Maria Vidal - Body Rock  
15 The S.O.S Band - Just Be Good To Me  
16 Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait  
17 Colonel Abrams – Trapped  
18 Whistle – (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin’  
19 Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force - I Wonder If I Take You Home  
20 Flash And The Pan - Waiting For A Train  
21 Paul Hardcastle – 19  
Tracks
CD 3
1 Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (1984 Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers Remix)  
2 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax  
3 The Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way  
4 Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)  
5 Divine - You Think You’re A Man  
6 Hazell Dean - Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)  
7 Evelyn Thomas - High Energy  
8 Miquel Brown - So Many Men, So Little Time  
9 Man 2 Man - Male Stripper  
10 Patrick Cowley feat. Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk  
11 Boys Town Gang - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You  
12 Sheryl Lee Ralph – In The Evening  
13 Barbara Pennington – All American Boy  
14 The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men  
15 Sinitta - So Macho  
16 Sabrina - Boys (Summertime Love)  
17 London Boys - Requiem  
18 Donna Summer -This Time I Know It’s For Real  
19 Laura Branigan - Gloria  
20 Liza Minnelli - Losing My Mind  
Tracks
CD 4
1 Black Box - Ride On Time  
2 S'Express - Theme From "S'Express"  
3 M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume  
4 Bomb The Bass - Beat Dis  
5 Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler - Back To Life  
6 Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance  
7 Inner City - Good Life  
8 Kym Mazelle And Robert Howard - Wait  
9 Yazz & The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up  
10 49ers - Touch Me  
11 Coldcut feat. Lisa Stansfield - People Hold On  
12 Adventures Of Stevie V - Dirty Cash  
13 Steve “Silk” Hurley - Jack Your Body  
14 Chic - Jack Le Freak  
15 Double Trouble feat. Rebel MC - Street Tuff  
16 The Beatmasters feat. The Cookie Crew - Rok Da House  
17 Rob 'N' Raz feat. Leila K. - Got To Get  
18 New Order - Blue Monday '88  
19 808 State - Pacific - 707  
20 The Beloved - The Sun Rising