- Audio CD (18 Nov 2002)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Virgin/EMI/Universal
- ASIN: B000071IYN
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,146 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Heaven - DJ Sammy|
|2. Asereje - Las Ketchup|
|3. Love To See You Cry - Enrique Iglesias|
|4. Round Round - Sugababes|
|5. The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling) - Atomic Kitten|
|6. One Love - Blue|
|7. Colourblind - Darius|
|8. What I Go To School For - Busted|
|9. Got To Have Your Love - Liberty X|
|10. It's All Gravy - Romeo Feat Christina Milian|
See all 22 tracks on this disc
|1. In My Place - Coldplay|
|2. Little By Little - Oasis|
|3. Electrical Storm - U2|
|4. Hero - Chad Kroeger Feat Josey Scott|
|5. Check The Meaning - Richard Ashcroft|
|6. Imagine - Eva Cassidy|
|7. A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton|
|8. You were Right - Badly Drawn Boy|
|9. I Love It When We Do - Ronan keating|
|10. Fantasy - Appleton|
See all 21 tracks on this disc
This instalment includes a good selection of number ones from DJ Sammy ("Heaven") and the Sugababes ("Round Round"), to name but two. Other pop favourites include Blue ("One Love"), Las Ketchup ("Ketchup Song") and Darius with his number one "Colourblind".
On an indie guitar note, there's the giant "In My Place" by Coldplay and "Check the Meaning" by ex-Verve Richard Ashcroft. From the heavy rock camp there's Puddle of Mudd ("She Hates Me") and Bowling for Soup ("Girl All the Bad Guys Want") and in the urban corner there's Eminem's "Without Me" and "Ms Dynamite's "Dy-Na-My-Tee".
As ever there are bizarre inclusions: it's hard to imagine anyone listening to the likes of Liberty X or Britney Spears then getting deep down and dirty with Status Quo or Eva Cassidy but at the end of the day, diversity is the nature of this beast. --Georgina Collins
Kicking off with euro-cheese from DJ Sammy and the unavoidable Ketchup Song could sound like a bad omen but things get better, with slick tunes from Sugababes and Blue, coupled with uplifting ones from Darius and Liberty X. Moving down the list of CD1 is pure pop including S Club Juniors, Kylie and Sophie Ellis-Bextor before abruptly moving onto trance music including the lovely "Because The Night" by Jan Wayne.
CD2 starts off with the indie heavyweights Coldplay, Oasis and U2 and great songs from Richard Ashcroft and the stunning "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton. Eminem makes a foray onto the CD, which had previously ignored his work, with the genius that is "Without me" followed by popppy sort of rock from Puddle Of Mudd and the wonderfully named Bowling For Soup. The CD rounds itself off with the inexplicable "Shiny Disco Balls" what on earth are they on about?
The Now Cds are always well worth the buy and it has bigger hits than the previous Now collection. And who else would have Eminem, Status Quo and Eva Cassidy all on the same CD?
However where this Now! steps up is in terms of the amount of hits it brings with less of the songs that didnt chart. Few noticeable ones are the very random listing of Eva Cassidy's "Imagine" and Status Quo(!). Maybe there's some appeal to the older market here where I'm missing the point, however on the balance of things this is a fine summary of all the recent chart choons!
Go buy it!!!
Disc One of Now 53 is a corker. We start with DJ Sammy's #1, and four of the first five songs are #1 hits. Read more