Did you know the first ever NOW That’s What I Call Music – The Christmas album was released in 1985 and reached number 1 in the album charts for 2 weeks! We look back to see what was on the playlist and if you are still listening to the same songs.
Now That’s What I Call Music or Now 1 (as it was also known) was released in the United Kingdom in 1983 and featured classic hits including Madness and hil Collins.
Fast forwad two years to 1985 when the first Now That’s What I Call Music Christmas Album was launched! This 18-track UK LP, which stayed top of the album charts for 2 weeks, was a compilation album featuring festive classics by well-known stars including Elton John, Queen, Paul McCartney, Slade, Roy Wood and many more.
You can view the full list below:
- Band Aid : “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
- Wizzard : “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday”
- Slade : “Merry Xmas Everybody”
- Wham! : “Last Christmas”‘
- Elton John : “Step Into Christmas”
- Mike Oldfield : “In Dulce Jubilo”
- Gary Glitter : “Another Rock n’ Roll Christmas”
- Paul McCartney : “Wonderful Christmastime”
- Shakin’ Stevens : “Blue Christmas”
- John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band : “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
- Greg Lake : “I Believe In Father Christmas”
- Chris De Burgh : “A Spaceman Came Travelling”
- Jona Lewie : “Stop The Cavalry”
- The Beach Boys : “Little Saint Nick”
- Queen : “Thank God It’s Christmas”
- Mud : “Lonely This Christmas”
- Johnny Mathis : “When a Child Is Born”
- Bing Crosby : “White Christmas”
The team here at UnderTheChristmasTree love to sing along to all our Christmas favourites, top of our festive list has to be Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ which we have noticed has been on nearly all of the NOW Christmas albums too.
You can view nearly ALL of the NOW! Christmas albums in our slider below.
From what information we can find there appears to have been a Christmas compilation album released every year and the 2016 album ‘NOW Merry Christmas’ is packed with all our Christmas favourites including the iconic ‘White Christmas’, have a ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ and loads more of your festive singalong favourites.
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