Various Artists

Now That's What I Call Music 8 [UK]

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The U.K.'s Now series features timely selections of pop hits and provides a convenient way for casual pop fans to stay on top of the most popular singles. The sets are almost always naturally well-rounded, encompassing dance music, R&B, hip-hop, teen pop, and rock. And though they might expire, in a sense, since they're based on trends in pop music, they work as more than adequate snapshots of specific points in time. The eighth volume, released in 1987, includes Steve Winwood's "Higher Love," Genesis' "In Too Deep," Pet Shop Boys' "Suburbia," Robert Palmer's "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On," Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up," Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done for Me Lately," and the Human League's "Human."

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