NOW That’s What I Call Music to release ‘Vol 55’ & ‘New Wave 80s’

NOW That’s What I Call Music!, the world’s best-selling multi-artist album series, is proud to announce all the major hits chosen for NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 55 and the simultaneous release of NOW That’s What I Call New Wave 80s!, the NOW brand’s first foray into the post-punk alt-rock New Wave pop music universe of the 1980s featuring the songs, artists and bands that defined the look, sound and style of that era.

NOW 55 and NOW New Wave 80s, the ultimate summer playlist collections, will be available on Friday, August 7th.

NOW New Wave 80s is being offered in both a standard 18-track edition and an expanded deluxe digital-only package showcasing 40 classic songs.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 55 features 16 major current hits from today’s hottest artists including Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony (featuring Kid Ink), David Guetta (featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack), OMI, Major Lazer (with MO & DJ Snake), Skrillex & Diplo (with Justin Bieber), Pitbull (featuring Chris Brown), DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, Nick Jonas, Maroon 5, Andy Grammer, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Little Big Town.

In addition, NOW 55 continues the “NOW What’s Next” bonus track program with five free up-and-coming New Music Preview tracks from stars of tomorrow including Conrad Sewell, Clairity, Jidenna (featuring Roman GianArthur), All Time Low and Smallpools.

The NOW New Wave 80s standard CD and digital edition features 18 essential 80s New Wave tracks by artists including INXS, Billy Idol, The Romantics, The B-52’s, Adam Ant, The Go-Go’s, Thompson Twins, Berlin, General Public, The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Echo & the Bunnymen, Big Country, R.E.M., Tears For Fears, Eurythmics, and Human League.

The expanded 40-track digital-only NOW New Wave 80s Deluxe Edition includes all the material from the standard edition with the addition of songs by Duran Duran, ABC, Scritti Politti, The Icicle Works, Dead Or Alive, Yaz, Heaven 17, Bow Wow Wow, Soft Cell, A Flock Of Seagulls, Erasure, Howard Jones, Paul Young, The Church, The Alarm, The Fixx, Wall Of Voodoo, Violent Femmes, After The Fire, Romeo Void, Missing Persons, and Scandal.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. The series has generated sales exceeding 250 million albums worldwide, including more than 96 million in the U.S. alone. All 54 previous releases in NOW’s numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard’s Top 10, and 19 volumes have reached No. 1.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 55

1. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
2. Tove Lo – Talking Body
3. Jason Derulo – Want To Want Me
4. Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink – Worth It
5. David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack – Hey Mama
6. OMI – Cheerleader
7. Major Lazer w/MO & DJ Snake – Lean On
8. Skrillex & Diplo w/Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now
9. Pitbull feat. Chris Brown – Fun
10. DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It
11. Nick Jonas – Chains
12. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Mother…
13. Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good
14. Taylor Swift – Style
15. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
16. Little Big Town – Girl Crush

NOW presents WHAT’S NEXT!
5 FREE tracks from hot up and coming artists!

17. Conrad Sewell – Hold Me Up
18. Clairity – Scarecrow
19. Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur – Classic Man
20. All Time Low – Something’s Gotta Give
21. Smallpools – Dreaming


NOW That’s What I Call New Wave 80s!

1. INXS – The One Thing
2. Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
3. The Romantics – What I Like About You
4. The B-52’s – Private Idaho
5. Adam Ant – Desperate But Not Serious
6. The Go-Go’s – We Got The Beat
7. Thompson Twins – Lies
8. Berlin – The Metro
9. General Public – Tenderness
10. The Cure – Just Like Heaven
11. Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
12. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – If You Leave
13. Echo & the Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar
14. Big Country – In A Big Country
15. R.E.M. – The One I Love
16. Tears For Fears – Mad World
17. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
18. Human League – Don’t You Want Me
19. Duran Duran – Planet Earth (Deluxe Edition)
20. ABC – The Look of Love (Deluxe Edition)
21. Scritti Politti – Perfect Way (Deluxe Edition)
22. The Icicle Works – Whisper to a Scream (Deluxe Edition)
23. Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Deluxe Edition)
24. Yaz – Don’t Go (Deluxe Edition)
25. Heaven 17 – Let Me Go (Deluxe Edition)
26. Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy (Deluxe Edition)
27. Soft Cell – Tainted Love (Deluxe Edition)
28. A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (Deluxe Edition)
29. Erasure – Chains of Love (Deluxe Edition)
30. Howard Jones – What Is Love (Deluxe Edition)
31. Paul Young – Come Back and Stay (Deluxe Edition)
32. The Church – Under the Milky Way (Deluxe Edition)
33. The Alarm – Rain in the Summertime (Deluxe Edition)
34. The Fixx – Are We Ourselves? (Deluxe Edition)
35. Wall Of Voodoo – Mexican Radio (Deluxe Edition)
36. Violent Femmes – Blister In the Sun (Deluxe Edition)
37. After The Fire – Der Kommissar (Deluxe Edition)
38. Romeo Void – Never Say Never (Deluxe Edition)
39. Missing Persons – Words (Deluxe Edition)
40. Scandal – Goodbye to You (Deluxe Edition)

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.