- I'm Real
- Someone to Call My Lover
- Someone to Call My Lover
- AM To PM @@Christina Milian
- A Little Bit
- Rock the Boat
- U Got It Bad
- More Than That
- Clint Eastwood
- Start the Commotion
- Me, Myself & I @@Jive Jones
- I'm A Believer @@Smash Mouth
- Fat Lip
- The Rock Show
- Be Like That
- Walk On
Now That's What I Call Music! 8
Anybody who complains about the presence of the Now compilation on the U.S. charts in the late '90s/early 2000s should just grow up and realize what a blessing they are for the average consumer and pop fan. Long ago, the Brits realized that a lot of music fans don't want to buy a full album for one single; they'd also rather have one collection that captures a particular point in pop time than a stack of albums they don't listen to -- and even if artists on that album should be heard on a full album, they still sound good on this grab-bag portrait. That's not an old concept -- it was alive in the pre-Beatles pop universe -- and, truth be told, it's a welcome return to the American pop mainstream, as Now That's What I Call Music!, Vol. 8, generally. Not everything here is a huge, huge hit and certain albums -- certainly Gorillaz and Mandy Moore, probably U2 -- should be heard in their entirety, but this is a great collection of highlights from the summer of 2001. There are a few problems -- actually, there's one major one, and that's the inclusion of the original mix of Jennifer Lopez's "I'm Real," which absolutely nobody knows and is far, far inferior to the fantastic remix with Ja Rule and elements of the Tom Tom Club. But it makes up for it by having Janet Jackson's "Someone to Call My Lover," complete with the America sample, plus such great singles as Destiny's Child's "Bootylicious," Jessica Simpson's "A Little Bit," Mandy Moore's "Crush," Aaliyah's "Rock the Boat," Wiseguy's "Start the Commotion," and especially Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood," possibly the greatest single of 2001 (running neck and neck with Blu Cantrell's "Hit 'Em up Style (Oops!)," the Strokes' "Last Night," Pink's "Get the Party Started," Madonna's "Don't Tell Me," Eve and Gwen Stefani's "Let Me Blow Your Mind," and the Shins' "New Slang"). Some songs aren't quite as good, particularly as it winds down with a bunch of punk-pop numbers, but overall it is a good portrait of American pop in 2001, and as a time capsule it works. And it has a lot of gems for those listeners who love the very sound of pop, the very thing that makes it so of-the-moment -- which is what this series was designed to do, after all.
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Mystikal Track Performer
Greg Nice Track Performer
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Smash Mouth Track Performer
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Now, knowing the NOW series, I'm guessing on some of these songs...I think Britney Spears will probably ''I'm A Slave 4 U'' or she sux too much to be on the CD. N*Sync will either be ''Pop'' or ''Gone'' or they won't even be on the CD. Backstreet Boys: Anyone have any idea? Their last single was ''More Than That'' but that song is really old!!! Anyone have another guess?. Possibly: Will Ford~I Wanna Be Bad. Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule: I'm Real Murda Mix
I think that this cd will probably have some good music on it. What I really want to say is that if anyone knows what songs are on this cd,please email me telling me which ones. Thanks
i just saw what songs are gonna be on this CD, i cant beleive they dont have alicia keys 'fallin' that song is so cool! so anyway, there is smash mouth, sum 41 destinys child and alot more! this CD is definatly gonna be good!
I didn't expect most of these songs to be on here. I was expecting Bootylicious, Pop, Sum1 2 Call My Lover, and More Than That. But some of the other ones, especially Me Myself and I, I am not too happy with. I am kind of disapponted in it.
This Is A Bootylicious CD!
I don't know why but it seems like whenever a song comes out on a Now C-D that the artist already has another single out? I personaly have nothing against the Nows but c'mon people!
I think that Now 8 is a very good CD. It has a lot of new artists' on it which is what kids want. If it has *NSYNC or Backstreet Boys on it a lot of people will buy it.
I have most of the NOW cds. I like every single one that comes out.
this cd has got some great music on it and i can't wait!
i enjoyed this Cd very much because it has a very large variety if songs.
This CD is the best. I mean my faves r 2, 3, 13, 14, and 15. #14 i have never even heard the song but now it is one of my fave songs. This is a must have Now CD.