Now Yearbook Extra Plus

The Now Yearbook series has been a most welcome development. The Extra volumes are a further added bonus of triple CD goodness. The purpose of this page is to showcase my mop-up Extra Plus editions. These are virtual double CD compilations of tracks that missed out on both the Yearbook & Extra releases. They just exist as Spotify playlists with the usual caveats re 7″ mixes. I’ll be adding them for each year in tandem with the Now team’s release schedule. One important point – if a track from an Extra Plus playlist is subsequently included on an adjoining year’s Extra, then a substitution will be made. This has already happened with the following:
The Maisonettes – Heartache Avenue. Included on Now Yearbook Extra Plus 1983 (compiled December 2021) & then appeared on Now Yearbook Extra 1982 (March 2022). Replaced by Care – Flaming Sword.
Altered Images – I Could Be Happy. Included on Now Yearbook Extra Plus 1982 (compiled March 2022) & then appeared on Now Yearbook Extra 1981 (July 2022). Replaced by The Jam – Just Who Is The 5 O’Clock Hero?
Queen – Flash. Included on Now Yearbook Extra Plus 1981 (compiled June 2022) & then appeared on Now Yearbook Extra 1980 (August 2022).
Replaced by Dexys Midnight Runners – Show Me.
Mike Oldfield – Blue Peter. Included on Now Yearbook Extra Plus 1980 (compiled July 2022) & then appeared on Now Yearbook Extra 1979 (October 2022).
Replaced by UK Subs – Teenage.
Chic – My Feet Keep Dancing. Included on Now Yearbook Extra Plus 1980 (compiled July 2022) & then appeared on Now Yearbook Extra 1979 (October 2022).
Replaced by The Shadows – Riders In The Sky.

Feel free to add suggestions for any songs I may have overlooked.

Now Yearbook Extra Plus 1979
Tracklist and Spotify link will be published on 22 October 2022.

Now Yearbook Extra Plus 1980
CD1
01 Electric Light Orchestra – All Over The World
02 Pete Townshend – Let My Love Open The Door
03 Paul McCartney – Temporary Secretary
04 David Bowie – Fashion (Single Mix)
05 Queen – Play The Game
06 Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers
07 Genesis – Turn It On Again
08 Thin Lizzy – Killer On The Loose (7” Mix)
09 Iron Maiden – Running Free
10 AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
11 Michael Jackson – Rock With You
12 Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’) (7” Mix)
13 Liquid Gold – Substitute
14 Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O.
15 Olivia Newton-John – Xanadu
16 Fern Kinney – Together We Are Beautiful
17 Barbra Streisand – Woman In Love
18 Fleetwood Mac – Sara (7” Edit)
19 The Shadows – Riders In The Sky
20 Kenny Rogers – Coward Of The County
21 Don McLean – Crying

CD2
01 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved?
02 UB40 – Dream A Lie (7” Mix)
03 The Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
04 The Specials – Rat Race
05 The Bodysnatchers – Let’s Do Rock Steady
06 The Selecter – Three Minute Hero
07 Sex Pistols – (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone
08 The Ruts – Staring At The Rude Boys
09 UK Subs – Teenage
10 Cockney Rejects – I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
11 Splodgenessabounds – Two Pints Of Lager & A Packet Of Crisps
12 Skids – Circus Games (7” Mix)
13 Ramones – Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?
14 Generation X – Dancing With Myself
15 XTC – Generals & Majors (Edit)
16 Squeeze – Another Nail In My Heart
17 The Undertones – Wednesday Week
18 Elvis Costello & The Attractions – New Amsterdam
19 Secret Affair – My World
20 The Lambrettas – Poison Ivy
21 B.A. Robertson – Kool In The Kaftan
22 Gary Numan – We Are Glass
23 Jon & Vangelis – I Hear You Now
24 David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes (Single Mix)


Now Yearbook Extra Plus 1981
CD1
01 Rolling Stones – Start Me Up
02 David Bowie – Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (7″ Mix)
03 Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliet
04 Bruce Springsteen – The River
05 Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight
06 Steve Winwood – While You See A Chance
07 Star Sound – Stars On 45 Volume 2
08 Bill Wyman – (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (7″ Mix)
09 Dexys Midnight Runners – Show Me
10 The Specials – Do Nothing
11 Madness – Grey Day
12 Depeche Mode – New Life
13 The Undertones – It’s Going To Happen!
14 The Freshies – I’m In Love With A Girl On A Certain Manchester Megastore Checkout Desk
15 The Polecats – John, I’m Only Dancing
17 Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
18 Racey – Runaround Sue
19 Alvin Stardust – Pretend
20 Ennio Morricone – Chi Mai
21 Joe Dolce Music Theatre – Shaddap You Face
21 Tony Capstick – Capstick Comes Home

CD2
01 Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday
02 Quincy Jones – Ai No Corrida (Single Version)
03 Ottawan – Hands Up (Edit)
04 Linx – Intuition
05 Heatwave – Jitterbuggin’ (UK Single Mix)
06 Third World – Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love)
07 Level 42 – Love Games (7″ Edit)
08 George Harrison – All Those Years Ago
09 Squeeze – Tempted
10 Bucks Fizz – Piece Of The Action
11 Kim Wilde – Cambodia (7″ Mix)
12 The Cure – Charlotte Sometimes
13 Ultravox – The Thin Wall (Single Edit)
14 Simple Minds – Love Song (7″ Mix)
15 Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
16 Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
17 Kate Bush – Sat In Your Lap
18 Laurie Anderson – O Superman
19 Vangelis – Chariots Of Fire


Now Yearbook Extra Plus 1982
CD1
01 Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love
02 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
03 Bauhaus – Ziggy Stardust
04 Status Quo – Dear John
05 Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
06 Stiff Little Fingers – Listen
07 Robert Palmer – Some Guys Have All The Luck
08 Liquid Gold – Where Did It All Go Wrong?
09 David Christie – Saddle Up
10 Hot Chocolate – Girl Crazy
11 Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up
12 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music (Edit)
13 D-Train – You’re The One For Me
14 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
15 Imagination – Music & Lights
16 Pigbag – Papa’s Gotta A Brand New Pigbag (7″ Mix)
17 Kraftwerk – The Model
18 Lene Lovich – It’s You, Only You (Mein Schmerz)
19 Yazoo – Only You
20 Roxy Music – Take A Chance With Me
21 Leo Sayer – Have You Ever Been In Love?
22 Renée & Renato – Save Your Love

CD2
01 Dexys Midnight Runners – The Celtic Soul Brothers
02 The Beat – I Confess
03 Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse
04 UB40 – So Here I Am
05 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy
06 Madness – Cardiac Arrest
07 Bad Manners – My Girl Lollipop
08 Natasha – Iko Iko
09 Toto Coelo – I Eat Cannibals (Part 1)
10 Fun Boy Three – The Telephone Always Rings
11 Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Man Out Of Time
12 The Pale Fountains – Thank You
13 Scarlet Party – 101 Dam-nations
14 The Pinkees – Danger Games
15 The Jam – Just Who Is The 5 O’Clock Hero?
16 The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed
17 Simple Minds – Someone Somewhere In Summer Time (7″ Mix)
18 Associates – 18 Carat Love Affair
19 Thomas Dolby – Windpower (Single Version)
20 Fashion – Love Shadow
21 Depeche Mode – See You (Single Version)
22 Yazoo – Don’t Go


Now Yearbook Extra Plus 1983
CD1
01 David Bowie – Let’s Dance (Single Mix)
02 Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon – Dancing Tight
03 David Grant – Watching You, Watching Me
04 Mtume – Juicy Fruit (Single Version)
05 Booker Newbury III – Love Town (Short Version)
06 Lionel Richie – Running With The Night (7″ Mix)
07 Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
08 New Edition – Candy Girl
09 Musical Youth – Never Gonna Give You Up
10 I Level – Minefield
11 Mezzoforte – Garden Party
12 Central Line – Nature Boy
13 Will Powers – Kissing With Confidence
14 Style Council – Money Go Round (Single Version)
15 Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Single Version)
16 Herbie Hancock – Rockit (7″ Mix)
17 Black Lace – Superman
18 F.R. David – Words
19 Tom Robinson – War Baby
20 The Beat – Can’t Get Used To Losing You

CD2
01 Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed
02 Nick Heyward – On A Sunday
03 Jo Boxers – Just Got Lucky
04 Madness – Tomorrow’s Just Another Day
05 Care – Flaming Sword
06 Bruce Foxton – Freak
07 The Smiths – This Charming Man
08 Big Country – In A Big Country (Single Mix)
09 The Waterboys – A Girl Called Johnny
10 Thin Lizzy – The Sun Goes Down (7″ Remix)
11 Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
12 Yazoo – Nobody’s Diary
13 Eurythmics – Love Is A Stranger
14 Flash & The Pan – Waiting On A Train
15 The Assembly – Never Never
16 Blancmange – Waves (Single Version)
17 Robert Wyatt – Shipbuilding
18 Phil Collins – Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
19 John Williams – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Original Theme (Flying)
20 Mick Karn – Sensitive (7″ Mix)
21 David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Forbidden Colours


Now Yearbook Extra Plus 1984
CD1
01 Wham! – Freedom (Single Mix)
02 Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
03 Madonna – Like A Virgin
04 David Bowie – Blue Jean
05 Ultravox – Love’s Great Adventure
06 A Flock Of Seagulls – The More You Live, The More You Love
07 The Smiths – William, It Was Really Nothing
08 Depeche Mode – Master & Servant (Single Version)
09 Kajagoogoo – The Lion’s Mouth
10 Nik Kershaw – Dancing Girls
11 Heaven 17 – This Is Mine (7″ Mix)
12 The Human League – Louise
13 Blancmange – The Day Before You Came
14 The Alan Parsons Project – Don’t Answer Me
15 Howard Jones – Hide & Seek (7″ Mix)
16 Clannad – Robin (The Hooded Man)
17 Henry Mancini – The Thorn Birds Theme
18 Mike Oldfield – To France
19 The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain
20 Captain Sensible – Glad It’s All Over

CD2
01 Queen – Hammer To Fall (Single Version)
02 Status Quo – Going Down Town Tonight (Single Version)
03 Joe Fagin – That’s Livin’ Alright
04 Shakin’ Stevens – Teardrops
05 Tracey Ullman – Sunglasses
06 The Mighty Wah! – Come Back
07 The Icicle Works – Love Is A Wonderful Colour
08 Everything But The Girl – Each & Every One
09 Bronksi Beat – It Ain’t Necessarily So (7″ Mix)
10 UB40 – Cherry Oh Baby
11 Bob Marley & The Wailers – One Love / People Get Ready
12 The Special AKA – Nelson Mandela (Edit)
13 Cameo – She’s Strange (Single Version)
14 Temptations – Treat Her Like A Lady
15 Change – Change Of Heart (Single Version)
16 Phil Fearon & Galaxy – What Do I Do?
17 Lionel Richie – Penny Lover (Single Remix)
18 Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
19 Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
20 Phil Collins – Against All Odds
21 Prince – Purple Rain (7″ Mix)

21 Responses to Now Yearbook Extra Plus

  1. antster1983 says:

    No restrictions over licensing here (as long as the track is on Spotify of course) 😉

  2. David Myers says:

    For your 1981 extra plus I’ll be upset it we don’t get
    Chi Mai by Ennio Morricone
    Grey Day by Madness
    Chariots of Fire by Vangelis
    Stars on 45 ABBA Medley by Starsound
    It’s My Party by Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin
    The last one we won’t get as it appears to have disappeared from streaming sites

  3. antster1983 says:

    Why is “Waiting for a Girl Like You” on the playlist for 1981? That was released on NOW Yearbook 1982.

    • nlgbbbblth says:

      Just human error with the original spreadsheet and the private Spotify playlists (two versions on the go which were in draft until today). Corrected now. Thanks for pointing out.

      • antster1983 says:

        No probs, Paul.

        Oh, and “Heartache Avenue” was on Extra 1982. Someone in one of the collectors groups on Facebook pointed that out after a link to this page was posted.

        • nlgbbbblth says:

          Yes, Heartache Avenue is an interesting dilemma that I’m aware of. My Extra Plus 1983 playlist was created in December 2021 while Extra 1982 wasn’t released until March 2022. I do intend to change it at some point but haven’t go round to it yet.

        • nlgbbbblth says:

          Heartache Avenue now dealt with.
          I Could Be Happy also sorted.
          Main post updated along with tracklists & Spotify links.

  4. Robert says:

    Is it possible to upload these Now Yearbook Extra Plus playlists on your page on mixcloud.com. I don’t haven an Spotify account.

    • nlgbbbblth says:

      Hi Robert,
      I did consider it but there are a number of logistical issues.
      1/ Would need to manually rip most of the tracks from my vinyl and CD collection as I don’t already have them saved as MP3s. That would be very time consuming
      2/ In some instances, I have had to settle for album versions on Spotify whereas for Mixcloud I would want to upload the single mix so there would be inconsistency.
      3/ The Extra Plus playlists are restricted to what’s on Spotify i.e. It’s My Party would make my 1981 set if it was available. If uploading to Mixcloud, I’d be tempted to swap it out with another track.

      • Robert says:

        I understand that it would be very time consuming to upload these playlists on Mixcloud. If you are ever going to do this, let me know. I still like to hear these playlists.

        I guess that some things from your playlists are hard to find. Do you have an excel or PDF file, where all of the tracks are on? And also on which CD or LP we can find these versions?

  5. irishlanguage says:

    “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” would be a good addition to 1980 extra

  6. Damien says:

    For Now Yearbook Extra 1979 my suggestions include Spirit Body and Soul by The Nolans,Just When I Needed You Most by Randy Vanwarmer,I Have A Dream by Abba,Heartbreaker by Pat Benatar,I Was Made For Loving You by Kiss,Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen, Sunday Girl by Blondie and Angel Eyes by Roxy Music!

  7. Henke says:

    Thanks Paul. I’ll check your extra plus out. 🙂

  8. David Myers says:

    I think it’s a bit lazy that Life in Tokyo has appeared again on 79 extra. We’ve got in on Yearbook 82. I know the 82 one was a different mix but it didn’t even chart in 79. There are plenty of other great songs in 79. Reckon the compiler of this series is a Japan fan

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