Here are the songs that you will hear at Now That's What I Call The 80's Live in Edinburgh this weekend
Relax, Uptown Girl, It’s Raining Men, Gold, Purple Rain, I Wanna Dance with Somebody... the list of hits the 80s gave us is impressive.
This weekend there’s a chance to travel back to the decade that gave us such pure pop when the world’s best-selling compilation album series, Now That’s What I Call Music, tours their live show Now That’s What I Call The 80s Live to the Usher Hall.
Featuring the hits of the likes of Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Wham!, Madonna, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Billy Joel to name but a few, the evening is not just for fans who grew up singing along to the hits but for those who have since discovered the 80's magic.
The evening takes the form of a live concert of iconic tracks performed back-to-back with a power house show band and sensational singers.
Other tracks you will hear on the night include Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Living On a Prayer, Come On Eileen, Africa, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, (I’ve Had) the Time of My Life, The Final Countdown and many more.
Now That’s What I Call Music compilations were launched on the 28 November 1983 and more than 100 albums later, the series is a staple in almost every British household.
The concert will be hosted by Radio 2 DJ Gary Davies, who says, “It’s fantastic [to be involved in the tour], I guess when I stopped radio first time round end of 1993, the 80s weren’t considered so cool and in the 25 years I have been away they have become super-cool.
“Coming back to the Sounds of the 80s show on Radio 2 has been great and I am really looking forward to taking the sounds of the 80s out on the road around the country with Now.
“I started Radio 1 in December 82 and I think the first Now came out a year later, so I saw the incredible impact the albums had. It really became the definitive guide to what was a hit, what was going to be a hit.”
Peter Duckworth, Managing Director of Now Music says, “Everyone remembers their first Now, so many fantastic memories have been sound tracked by the albums: from nights out to family parties, to holidays and car sing a longs.”
Now That's What I Call The 80's Live, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Saturday 23 November, 7.30pm, £21.45-£49.50, usherhall.co.uk