- Queen 'A Kind Of Magic'
- David Bowie 'Absolute Beginners'
- Peter Gabriel 'Sledgehammer'
- Pet Shop Boys 'West End Girls'
- Level 42 'Lessons In Love'
- Communards 'Don't Leave Me This Way'
- Diana Ross 'Chain Reaction'
- Jermaine Stewart 'We Don't Have To...' [sic]
- Gwen Guthrie 'Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent'
- Sly Fox 'Let's Go All The Way'
- UB40 'Sing Our Own Song'
- Tears For Fears 'Everybody Wants To Run The World'
- Status Quo 'In The Army Now'
- Cutting Crew '(I Just Died) In Your Arms'
- Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald 'On My Own'
- Boris Gardiner 'I Want To Wake Up With You'
Bearing in mind the relatively high retail price of a CD back then, releasing this compilation as a double CD presumably wasn't considered, though it was only about a year later than Now 10 became the first double Now CD. That's presumably part of the reason why there wasn't a Now '87 at the time, although this album didn't sell particularly well anyway, peaking only at 65 on what was then a combined album chart. Since the CD versions of the early Now albums were combined with the chart runs of their vinyl and tape equivalents we can't really see how much they sold, but I'm guessing the answer is not much, hence their relative scarcity.
Since there's no official playlist for the album I've created my own versions on Spotify and Deezer. No Peter Gabriel but everything else is there.
Available on: Now That's What I Call Music '86