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Now That's What I Call Music! 5
     

Now That's What I Call Music! 5

 
This rump-shaking collection gathers some of 2000's hottest Top 40 hits. With favorites such as 'N Sync's sassy "It's Gonna Be Me," Destiny's Child's club thumper "Jumpin' Jumpin'," Mystikal's mischievous hip-hop anthem "Shake It Fast," and Janet's danceable

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This rump-shaking collection gathers some of 2000's hottest Top 40 hits. With favorites such as 'N Sync's sassy "It's Gonna Be Me," Destiny's Child's club thumper "Jumpin' Jumpin'," Mystikal's mischievous hip-hop anthem "Shake It Fast," and Janet's danceable "Doesn't Really Matter," Now Vol. 5 will kick start any house party. The mood does vary somewhat, however. For those in a more mellow mood, the disc offers several ballads including the Backstreet Boys' sentimental "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely," Mandy Moore's sugar-and-spice "I Wanna Be with You," and Sisqo's plaintive "Incomplete." Now Vol. 5 offers an essential thumbnail sketch of some of the new millennium's most promising popular hits.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It may have taken a long time for the Now That's What I Call Music! series to cross the ocean from the U.K. to the U.S., but it was worth the wait, since no other compilations offer such accurate portraits of pop radio -- it's a Polaroid, really, of a particular, brief moment of time. In the case of Now, Vol. 5, it's a Polaroid of the summer of 2000, a summer that seemed to pale in comparison to the giddy summer of 1999, when Christina and Britney battled it out for supremacy, while LEN delivered the best summer single of the decade. That was the year mainstream pop radio popped back to life after a dormant period, so 2000 was bound to not live up to its standards, and, as it rolled along uneventfully, it didn't seem as if it did. Now, Vol. 5 proves that it was a pretty good year after all, containing several very good dance-pop and urban singles, balanced by a handful of great singles. Those great singles stand out here as they did on the radio -- they're Jessica Simpson's "I Think I'm in Love With You," Janet Jackson's "Doesn't Really Matter," and Everclear's "Wonderful" -- but the context is stronger, partially because the compilers dip back into 1999 and partially because the 'N Sync, 98 Degrees, Britney Spears, Destiny's Child, Backstreet Boys, BBMak, and Bon Jovi songs all reveal themselves as solid pieces of pop craftsmanship. Nothing can save Aaron Carter's "Aaron's Party (Come and Get It)," but a bum track or two doesn't matter -- there's always something embarrassing in a Polaroid. Here, those embarrassing moments don't arrive often, and the summer of 2000 sounds better because of it. One of the better volumes in the American series.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2000
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998520622
catalogNumber:
85206

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Performance Credits

Bon Jovi   Track Performer
Janet Jackson   Track Performer
Mystikal   Track Performer
Jessica Simpson   Track Performer
Everclear   Track Performer
Backstreet Boys   Track Performer
98°   Track Performer
Destiny's Child   Track Performer
'N Sync   Track Performer
Mya   Track Performer
Aaron Carter   Track Performer
Britney Spears   Track Performer
Sisqó   Track Performer
Mandy Moore   Track Performer
3 Doors Down   Track Performer
BBMak   Track Performer
Nine Days   Track Performer
Kandi   Track Performer
SoulDescision   Track Performer

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