NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MINUTIAE!
Facts, figures and trivia...
Robbie Williams (left) is the reigning Now king with 30 appearances, but Rihanna and Calvin Harris are each on 27 and Calvin had three on Now 80 alone.
Global title variations include Now! Hits Référence (France), Now These Are The Hits Today! (Greece) and Now This Is Music (Spain).
The original Mark Goodier was Tracey Ullman, bellowing Kes sportsmaster and Brian Glover later voiced “the pig”, and David “Kid” Jensen filled in until Goodier took the reins.
Recent spin-offs include Now That’s What I Call Jazz, …Dad Rock and … Footie Anthems. Most egregious: Now That’s What I Call A Song.
The US edition, which releases four LPs a year to the UK’s three, is currently at Now 66 and will hit Now 100 in 2026.