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An Excellent Variety Of Today's Most Successful Hits!
on 28 February 2004
The 49th Edition of the most successful compilation series ever "Now That's What I Call Music!" brings us the best of pop, rock, indie, R&B and dance music!
With a string of number ones and top ten singles, the double album captures the best of recent charts, and is a pure reflection of today's hottest tunes.
Disc One starts-off with great Top 5 ballads with Robbie Williams' "Eternity" (No.1), Gabrielle's "Out Of Reach" (No.4), Atomic Kitten's cover of The Bangles' "Eternal Flame" (No.1) and Blue's "All Rise".
Then the up-tempo hits start to catch you and put you to dance with pop numbers by S Club 7 with "Don't Stop Movin'" (No.1), the dance-influenced "It's Raining Men" by Geri Halliwell (No.1)and Ronan Keating's "Lovin' Each Day" (No.2).
After some good pop songs, the CD introduce some indie/rock offerings with the Stereophonics' "Have A Nice Day", Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag", Blink 182's "The Rock Show" (out of the UK Top Ten) and U2's "Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix)" (No.3) from the "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" soundtrack.
The sound quickly moves to an R&B/hip-hop songs by Outkast (Ms. Jackson) charting at No.2 and the chart-topper "Survivor" by the Destiny's Child.
Closing an excellent Disc: One, is the return of ballads with popstars winners Hear'say with "The Way To Your Love" (No.1), the Backstreet Boys' least successful hit to date "More Than That" (No.12) since their debut offering "Get Down (You're The One For Me)" made No.14 in 1996, female teenage superstar Britney Spears with her lowest chart-number "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know" (No.12), Marti Pellow's "Close To You", chillout/ballad superstar Dido with her first ever top 3 hit "Thank You", Zero 7's underrated master-piece "Destiny" and Radiohead's Top 5 welcome back "Pyramid Song".
Disc: Two kicks-off with the re-issue of the 70's superstar Eddy Grant's "Electric Avenue", followed by the year's most successful new act 'the Gorillaz' with "19-2000 (Soulchild Remix)". Next is the chart-topper/dancefloor friendly "Do You Really Like It?" by DJ Pied Piper & The Masters Of Ceremonies, Mis-teeq's R&B offering "All I Want"; Roger Sanchez dance master-piece "Another Chance" (No.1) and a sort of dance anthems by Basement Jaxx, Da Hool, Ian Van Dahl's No.3 debut "Castles In The Sky" and Fragma.
Steps make the pop's return on the album, followed by the A*Teens' first and only Top Ten hit "Upside Down" and Bellefire's "Perfect Bliss".
Texas returns once again with a new remix of the 1989's hit "I Don't Want A Lover" and bringing the dance back is Boris Dlugosch featuring Roisin with "Never Enough".
Then the CD is filled with R&B/pop songs by Janet Jackson. Sisqo, Melanie B and Eve.
This CD is a must buy for any 2001 fan! But if you want the hugest hits of the year, you must try "Now That's What I Call Music! 50", this one offers chart-topping hits by Kylie Minogue, Westlife, DJ Otzi, Bob The Builder, Five, Blue, So Solid Crew and Afroman, plus Top Five Singles from Steps, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Nelly Furtado, Emma Bunton, Jennifer Lopez, Alien Ant Farm, Wheatus, Travis, Britney Spears, Iio, Supermen Lovers featuring Mani Hoffman, Destiny's Child, Eve featuring Gwen Stefani and many more!