Now That's What I Call Music! 19

Now That's What I Call Music! 19

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Following the release of the preceding volume by four months, the 19th volume of the Now series runs through singles that were popular throughout the spring and early summer of 2005. A quick glance at the volume released the same time in 2004 shows how some of the biggest hits of 2005 were often more daring, whether full of open spaces (John Legend's

Overview

Following the release of the preceding volume by four months, the 19th volume of the Now series runs through singles that were popular throughout the spring and early summer of 2005. A quick glance at the volume released the same time in 2004 shows how some of the biggest hits of 2005 were often more daring, whether full of open spaces (John Legend's piano-and-voice ballad "Ordinary People," Gwen Stefani's marching band/cheerleading-inspired "Hollaback Girl"), or constructed almost entirely from a single drum break (Amerie's "1 Thing"). Botox-injected new wave from the Killers, drowsy soft rock from Coldplay, and earnest good-guy contemporary country from Keith Urban (who represents his genre for the third straight volume) hold up the disc's latter half, while Legend, Stefani, Amerie, Shakira, and Ciara highlight the first half. As usual, there's a track that didn't saturate the airwaves or burn up Billboard's Hot 100 as much as the bulk of the other inclusions (in this case, Relient K's "Be My Escape"), along with a couple selections that are indistinguishable from their mid-'90s antecedents (Anna Nalick's "Breathe," 3 Doors Down's "Let Me Go").

Product Details

Release Date:
07/19/2005
Label:
Now Hits Collections
UPC:
0094631213328
catalogNumber:
12133

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Rodney Crowell   Composer
Alejandro Sanz   Composer
Kelly Holland   Composer
Luis Resto   Composer
B.J. Wilson   Composer
Shakira   Composer
A. Harris   Composer
E.J. Robinson   Composer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Composer
Luis Fernando Ochoa   Composer
Gwen Stefani   Composer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Stanley Walden   Composer
B.B. Arnold   Composer
B.J. Robinson   Composer
Chad Hugo   Composer
C. "DJ Smooth" Henderson   Composer
C. Harris   Composer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
Rich Harrison   Composer
Chris Martin   Composer
V. Davis   Composer
Will Champion   Composer
Guy Berryman   Composer
Jonny Buckland   Composer
Gorillaz   Composer
S. Garrett   Composer
T. Harrell   Composer
T.C. Kelly   Composer
Matthew Thiessen   Composer
Penelope Magnet   Composer
Brandon Flowers   Composer
David Keuning   Composer
L.W. Bennett   Composer
Dave Jolicouer   Composer
Amerie Mi Marie Rogers   Composer

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Now, Vol. 19 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
less than half the songs are good there all old too like holla back grl, switch, and mockingbird.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best cd ever mockingbird made me cry its so sad.i also like that there is alot of varity
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 19th installment in the ever-pleasing NOW! series, this album is chock full of instant classics, ranging from pop to country. Gwen Stefani's cheer-oriented "Hollaback Girl" is a great opener, pulling the listener into the rest of the album. Even edited, there's no denying this song's addicting quality. Rap hits like "Switch" and "Mockingbird" are also A-listers, pleasing to the ear of almost every individual within earshot. Rising star talent is also in high supply, with 5-star tracks by Relient K, Anna Nalick, and John Legend. "La Tortura" by Shakira with help from Alejandro Sanz is a dance hit that i expect will be playing at every club this summer, and Amerie's "1 Thing" is also a hip-shaker. The Gorillaz, the alt. cartoon band, slow the pace down with a strange and eerie "Feel Good Inc.," which goes almost totally against the song's depressing mood. Coldplay's hit "Speed of Sound" also is a dance-stopping track, but unlike the Gorillaz, Chirs Martin and Co. succeed in creating a vibrant picture and a sure-fire superhit. All in all, a great CD for collections of any music-lover. Buy it as soon as possible, and let the good times roll.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the "NOW" volumes. This one seems like a great one, with all the great music combinations! I am going to buy this cd for my older sister because she loves the songs. So pleased with this volume.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now 19 is one of the best Now's with songs like "Hollaback Girl" and "Feel Good Inc."
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now 19 I would have to say is a genuinly great CD that delivers what you expect when you purchase it. It has alot of 2005's hottest songs along with Now 18 and 20. Now 19 includes hottest summer songs, Gwen Stefani's 'Hollaback Girl' / Gorillaz, 'Feel Good Inc.' / John Legend's 'Ordinary People' / Eminem's 'Mockingbird' / Amerie's "1 Thing' / Colplay's 'Speed of Sound' / The Killer's 'Mr. Brightside' & much more. This is definately a CD for someone who really enjoys variety. Like me. I own Vol.4 & 6-20...so far. Only really big complaint is that 'Hollaback Girl' is edited and it really destroys the song. If you only want Now 19 for that one song get Love.Angel.Music.Baby instead. 4 STARS