NOW – Various Artists: NOW That’s What I Call Rock Anthems (CD)(Pre-Order)

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NOW – Various Artists: NOW That’s What I Call Rock Anthems (CD)

RELEASE DATE: 31st May 2024

Introducing the ultimate Rock and Power Ballads collection – NOW That’s What I Call Rock Anthems – Out 31st May! Get ready to crank up the volume and let the music take you on a journey through 79 epic hits, spread across 4 CDs.

CD1 kicks off with Queen’s outstanding ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, followed by Def Leppard’s anthemic ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ and Meat Loaf’s classic ‘Bat Out of Hell’. Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ and Survivor’s powerhouse #1 ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ keep the adrenaline pumping, leading into another #1 from Europe with ‘The Final Countdown’. Still sounding fresh today, RUN DMC’s collaboration with Aerosmith – ‘Walk This Way’ and Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ are featured alongside an amazing run of ‘80s hits from Rock giants, including Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Pretenders, Cher, ZZ Top and Pat Benatar, plus another hit collaboration between Gary Moore and Phil Lynott. The disc draws to a close with The Waterboys’ contemporary classic ‘The Whole Of The Moon’, and ‘Wonderous Stories’ from Yes.

CD2 opens with a stellar run of defining classics of the genre, beginning with the iconic ‘Born To Run’ from Bruce Springsteen and followed by Paul McCartney & Wings’ explosive ‘Live And Let Die’, The Who’s timeless ‘Baba O’Riley’ and one of Elton John’s signature songs ‘The Bitch Is Back’, and continues with ‘70s Rock including smashes from Status Quo, Golden Earring, Rainbow, Joe Walsh and Gerry Rafferty, along with the majestic ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’ from Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Thin Lizzy’s anthemic ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’. Patti Smith, Free, Santana and Lynyrd Skynyrd are all up next before the disc closes with two superb vocal performances from Joe Cocker on ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ and Rod Stewart feat. Python Lee Jackson on ‘In A Broken Dream’.

Electric Light Orchestra’s peerless ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ kicks things off on CD3, followed by one of Rock’s most enduring hits ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ from Journey. Boston’s ‘More Than A Feeling’, leads the way to more classic Rock from Kansas, Blue Öyster Cult, Don McLean, Sweet, and Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’. Lenny Kravitz scored a huge hit in the ‘90s with ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’, and that features ahead of New Wave/Rock fusions from Blondie with ‘One Way Or Another’, R.E.M.’s ‘The One I Love’, Daryl Hall & John Oates’ ‘Out Of Touch’ plus Rick Springfield, REO Speedwagon, Belinda Carlisle and Kim Carnes, before 4 Non Blondes’ anthem ‘What’s Up?’ and the disc’s closing track – the stunning ‘Fix You’ from Coldplay.

CD4 delivers the ultimate collection of Rock Ballads and Power Anthems – the epic Rock-opera of Meat Loaf’s ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ opens the disc, and usher’s in a run of stunning songs from legendary artists including Toto, Marillion, Alannah Myles, Richard Marx, and The Cars with ‘Drive’, along with unforgettable #1s from Chicago with ‘If You Leave Me Now’, 10cc’s ‘I’m Not In Love’, Foreigner with ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ and ‘Every Breath You Take’ from The Police. The phenomenal collaboration between Patty Smyth and Don Henley leads into beautiful ballads from the Scorpions and Roxy Music before the massive #1 ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush provides the perfect finale to this epic selection of tracks.

NOW That’s What I Call Rock Anthems – Out May 31st!



  1. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now 
  2. Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me 
  3. Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell 
  4. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer 
  5. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger 
  6. Europe – The Final Countdown 
  7. RUN DMC feat. Aerosmith – Walk This Way 
  8. Motörhead – Ace Of Spades
  9. Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness  
  10. ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin’
  11. Kiss – Crazy Crazy Nights 
  12. Gary Moore & Phil Lynott – Out In The Fields 
  13. Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time 
  14. Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire 
  15. John Mellencamp – Jack & Diane 
  16. Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
  17. Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield 
  18. Pretenders - Back On the Chain Gang
  19. The Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon
  20. Yes - Wonderous Stories

CD 2:

  1. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run 
  2. Paul McCartney & Wings – Live And Let Die 
  3. The Who – Baba O’Riley 
  4. Elton John – The Bitch Is Back 
  5. Status Quo – Rockin’ All Over The World 
  6. Bachman-Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet 
  7. Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town 
  8. Golden Earring – Radar Love 
  9. Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Fanfare For The Common Man 
  10. Ram Jam – Black Betty 
  11. Rainbow – Since You Been Gone 
  12. Judas Priest – Living After Midnight 
  13. Joe Walsh - Life’s Been Good
  14. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street 
  15. Patti Smith – Because The Night 
  16. Free – Wishing Well 
  17. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band - Blinded By The Light
  18. Santana – Black Magic Woman 
  19. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird 
  20. Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends 
  21. Python Lee Jackson feat. Rod Stewart – In A Broken Dream 

CD 3:

  1. Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky 
  2. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ 
  3. Boston – More Than A Feeling 
  4. Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son 
  5. Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper 
  6. Don McLean – American Pie 
  7. Slade – Cum On Feel The Noize 
  8. Sweet – Fox On The Run 
  9. Alice Cooper - School’s Out
  10. Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way 
  11. Blondie – One Way Or Another
  12. Belinda Carlisle - Leave A Light On 
  13. REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You 
  14. Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl 
  15. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Out Of Touch 
  16. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes 
  17. John Farnham – You’re The Voice 
  18. 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up? 
  19. R.E.M. – The One I Love 
  20. Coldplay - Fix You

CD 4:

  1. Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) 
  2. Céline Dion – All By Myself 
  3. The Police – Every Breath You Take 
  4. Toto – Africa 
  5. Tina Turner - We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
  6. The Cars – Drive 
  7. Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
  8. 10cc – I’m Not In Love 
  9. Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is
  10. Marillion - Kayleigh 
  11. Alannah Myles - Black Velvet 
  12. Richard Marx – Hazard 
  13. Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn 
  14. Mr. Mister – Broken Wings 
  15. Patty Smyth & Don Henley – Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough 
  16. Scorpions – Wind Of Change 
  17. Roxy Music – Avalon
  18. Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love