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17 reasons why Now! That’s What I Call Music was awesome

A TV ad from every year until the end of the 1990s.

THIS IS THE cover to the very first Now! That’s What I Call Music compilation, back in 1983.

Basically, they were the best thing ever. (They’re still going and now up to Now 83. Feel old much?)

Here are 17 reasons why – a TV ad from each year until the end of the 1990s:

Now! That’s What I Call Music

Duran Duran, Kajagoogoo, Men At Work, Bonnie Tyler, Culture Club.

Now 4

Lionel Richie, U2, the Ghostbusters theme. And an animated pig.

Now 6

Check out the leather jacket action.

Now 8

Word up!

Now 10

T’Pau. Nuff said.

Now 13

Erasure, Phil Collins AND Yazz? Wiz zis collection of hits you are really spoiling uz.

Now 16

Pump Up The Jams. De La Soul. Sidney Youngblood. Man, what a year.

Now 18

The dancing at 0.24 in this ad is why we miss 1990 so bad.

Now 20

What’s that? You want to sex me up? *blushes*

Now 23

Another Day Without You, Would I Lie To You Baby AND Achey Breaky Heart? Man, 1992 was emotional.

Now 25

I said hey! What’s going on? An incredible collection of hits, is what.

Now 29

R Kelly and Whigfield. Rarely has a CD contained such heavyweights.

Now 32

Remember that Everything But The Girl track? Wowser.

Now 35

Babybird, anyone? Also, a killer appearance from Boyzone.

Now 38

Chumbawamba. Hot Chocolate. Dario G. And the twilight of the Spice Girls.

Now 41

Boyzone get top billing in this ad. Nice to see.

Now 44

WOW. Remember Shania Twain in that outfit?

All videos YouTube/nowmusic

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