Now That's What I Call Music! - Original United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Series - Spin-offs

Spin-offs

In addition to the main Now That's What I Call Music series, there have been a number spin-off compilations in the UK using the name, including:

  • Now Dance - a series in its own right, these compilations originally consisted of 12" mixes of current hits. They now focus on 7" mixes of recent dance hits, and a Very Best of Now Dance compilation has been released.
  • At least two different series of year-by-year "retrospective" compilations, covering 1983 to 1995, and 1980 to 1999 respectively (the latter known as Now! - The Millennium Editions).
  • At least three "best-of" compilations covering the entire Now! series. Now Decades, Now Years and Now 25 Years are these three albums, but there have been other albums like Now No.1's which also cover the entire Now! series.
  • At least one tie-up with Smash Hits magazine in 1987, called Now Smash Hits. (Smash Hits later went on to release their own compilations).
  • Christmas releases, including some classic Christmas favourites
  • Sometimes considered a spin-off, video releases, including video cassette editions of many early Now! compilations, and (more recently) yearly DVD video releases.
  • Other releases include Now Karaoke and the interactive DVD Now That's What I Call A Music Quiz.
  • A series of compilation video games (for the Commodore 64 amongst other home computers) were released in the mid-1980s by Virgin Games with the name Now Games.
  • A Wii game was released on 25 November 2011 named Now That's What I Call Music! - Dance and Sing. It features tracks by recent artists, including Alexandra Burke, Jessie J, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Tinie Tempah, Calvin Harris and Plan B. It features a Dance Mode, Sing Mode and Career Mode.

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