Now That's What I Call Music 3 (UK series)

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Now That's What I Call Music 3

Compilation album by various artists

Released: 23 July 1984

Genre: Pop

Label: Virgin / EMI

Now That's What I Call Music 3 or Now 3 was released in 1984 in the United Kingdom on vinyl record and audio cassette. The album is the third edition of the Now! series in the UK. It was the first in the series to debut at number one in the UK Albums Chart as the previous two had debuted at lower numbers before each climbing to number one. It stayed at the top for eight weeks, the longest run for any Now album on the chart until the Compilations Chart was created in 1989. It was the 300th album to reach number one in the chart's history.

Record/Tape 1 Side 1 (1)[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "The Reflex" Duran Duran 4:19
2. "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Nik Kershaw 3:19
3. "Thinking of You" Sister Sledge 4:20
4. "Locomotion" Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 3:19
5. "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" Ultravox 3:35
6. "Pearl in the Shell" Howard Jones 3:50
7. "Don't Tell Me" Blancmange 3:28
8. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" Phil Collins 3:29

Record/Tape 1 Side 2 (2)[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Two Tribes" Frankie Goes to Hollywood 3:24
2. "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel 4:25
3. "Nelson Mandela" Special A.K.A. 4:11
4. "Love Wars" Womack & Womack 4:00
5. "You're The Best Thing" The Style Council 4:23
6. "One Love/People Get Ready" Bob Marley and the Wailers 2:49
7. "Smalltown Boy" Bronski Beat 5:00

Record/Tape 2 Side 1 (3)[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "I Want to Break Free" Queen 4:14
2. "Time After Time" Cyndi Lauper 4:01
3. "Love Resurrection" Alison Moyet 3:49
4. "Young at Heart" The Bluebells 3:17
5. "Robert De Niro's Waiting..." Bananarama 3:32
6. "Dr. Mabuse" Propaganda 4:57
7. "What's Love Got to Do with It" Tina Turner 3:49
8. "When You're Young and in Love" The Flying Pickets 3:21

Record/Tape 2 Side 2 (4)[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Wham! 3:49
2. "You Take Me Up" The Thompson Twins 4:27
3. "It's Raining Men" The Weather Girls 3:31
4. "Dance Me Up" Gary Glitter 3:31
5. "Susanna" The Art Company 4:47
6. "One Better Day" Madness 4:01
7. "Red Guitar" David Sylvian 4:42


VHS release[edit]

  1. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark : Locomotion
  2. Simple Minds : Up On The Catwalk
  3. Thompson Twins : You Take Me Up
  4. Madness : One Better Day
  5. Farmers Boys : In The Country
  6. Helen Terry : Love Lies Lost
  7. Loose Ends : Emergency (Dial 999)
  8. Working Week : Venceremos
  9. Tina Turner : What's Love Got Do With It
  10. Phil Collins : Take A Look At Me Now (Against All Odds)
  11. Talk Talk : Dum Dum Girl
  12. Kajagoogoo : Turn Your Back On Me
  13. Gary Glitter : Dance Me Up
  14. The Mighty Wah! : Come Back
  15. I-Level : Our Song
  16. Limahl : Too Much Trouble
  17. Flying Pickets : When You're Young And In Love
  18. Thomas Dolby : I Scare Myself
  19. Blue Nile : Tinseltown In The Rain
  20. David Sylvian : Red Guitar

denotes did not appear on the main album

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak position UK Albums Chart 1

Now That's What I Call Music! UK albums

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