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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 7,  2015.

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 Thats 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 Small  pools.

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 Thats 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 Thats What I Call Music! is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music  Entertainment.
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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 WHATS 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! (standard edition)

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

NOW That’s What I Call New Wave 80s! (Deluxe Edition, Digital-Only)

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

20.       ABC  – The Look of Love

21.       Scritti Politti  –  Perfect Way

22.       The Icicle Works  –  Whisper to a Scream

23.       Dead Or Alive  –  You Spin Me Round

24.       Yaz  – Don’t Go

25.       Heaven 17  –  Let Me Go

26.       Bow Wow Wow  –  I Want Candy

27.       Soft Cell  –  Tainted Love

28.       A Flock Of Seagulls  –  I Ran

29.       Erasure  – Chains of Love

30.       Howard Jones  –  What Is Love

31.       Paul Young  –  Come Back and Stay

32.       The Church  –  Under the Milky Way

33.       The Alarm  –  Rain in the Summertime

34.       The Fixx  –  Are We Ourselves?

35.       Wall Of Voodoo  –  Mexican Radio

36.       Violent Femmes  –  Blister In the Sun

37.       After The Fire  –  Der Kommissar

38.       Romeo Void  –  Never Say Never

39.       Missing Persons  –  Words

40.       Scandal  – Goodbye to You


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