Now, Vol. 72

Now, Vol. 72

     
 
Despite concerns that the pick-and-choose nature of the download market would render major hits compilations obsolete, the Now That's What I Call Music brand, now in its 26th year, is still as strong as ever. Now, Vol. 72, the first hits collection of 2009, does exactly what it says on the tin, with 42 Top 40 multi-genre hits, from the electro-pop of

Overview

Despite concerns that the pick-and-choose nature of the download market would render major hits compilations obsolete, the Now That's What I Call Music brand, now in its 26th year, is still as strong as ever. Now, Vol. 72, the first hits collection of 2009, does exactly what it says on the tin, with 42 Top 40 multi-genre hits, from the electro-pop of Girls Aloud to the sleek R&B of Ne-Yo to the acoustic chillout of Jason Mraz. Of course, each Now album is only as good as the chart hits themselves. In a vintage period for female-led pop, Alesha Dixon's "Mambo #5"-inspired "The Boy Does Nothing" and Lily Allen's dreamy electro-ballad "The Fear" are the highlights of the more commercial disc one, alongside Kid Cudi's infectious dance/hip-hop crossover "Day 'n' Nite," Kelly Clarkson's return to form "My Life Would Suck Without You," and Lady GaGa's world-dominating number one "Just Dance." The inferior second disc veers into more guitar-based territory with the Killers' new wave-influenced "Human," Take That's epic Coldplay-esque "Greatest Day," and James Morrison's heart-tugging duet "Broken Strings" sitting alongside long-awaited comeback singles from the Prodigy and U2. But like every Now album, there are a few tracks that don't exactly represent the current pop climate in an entirely positive light. The X Factor Finalists' cover of Mariah Carey's "Hero" is horribly schmaltzy, even by reality TV's low standards, while Bryn and Nessa's Comic Relief version of "Islands in the Stream" may be fun to watch, but on record is nothing more than bad karaoke. Overall, Now, Vol. 72 sticks rigidly to its winning formula, ensuring that although there are few surprises, its eclectic collection of hits should mean there's something for everyone.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/14/2009
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
5099969699320
catalogNumber:
6969932

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Fear
  2. Just Dance
  3. Right Round
  4. The Boy Does Nothing
  5. Just Can't Get Enough
  6. My Life Would Suck Without You
  7. Take Me Back
  8. Day 'N' Nite
  9. Womanizer
  10. Live Your Life
  11. Right Now (Na Na Na)
  12. T-Shirt
  13. Mad
  14. Issues
  15. Forgive Me
  16. The Loving Kind
  17. Can't Get Over
  18. Show Me Love
  19. Strong Again
  20. Thinking of You
  21. Hallelujah
  22. Hero

Disc 2

  1. Greatest Day
  2. Breathe Slow
  3. Broken Strings
  4. Love Story
  5. Sober
  6. Human
  7. Breakeven
  8. I'm Yours
  9. Don't Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go)
  10. Shake It
  11. Get on Your Boots
  12. Kids
  13. Omen
  14. Let It Rock
  15. Cash in My Pocket
  16. Heartless
  17. Dead & Gone
  18. Change
  19. Love Etc.
  20. Rain on Your Parade
  21. Islands in the Stream

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Alice Cooper   Composer
U2   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Steve Kipner   Composer
Evan Rogers   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Take That   Composer
Pete Burns   Composer
Steve Booker   Composer
Mariah Carey   Composer
Vince Clarke   Composer
Steve Coy   Composer
Brian Eno   Composer,Producer
Dave Fridmann   Producer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Greg Kurstin   Composer,Producer
Chris Lowe   Composer
Fred McFarlane   Composer
Hugh Padgham   Producer
Soulshock   Producer
Carl Sturken   Composer
Mark Taylor   Producer
Neil Tennant   Composer
Butch Walker   Producer
Ernest Wilson   Composer
Liam Howlett   Composer
Karlin   Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer
Mike Percy   Composer
Jim Abbiss   Producer
John Shanks   Producer
Max Martin   Composer,Producer
Brian Higgins   Composer,Producer
Ashley Abram   Concept
Jonas Von Der Burg   Producer
Andrew Wyatt   Composer
Kanye West   Composer,Producer
Red One   Composer,Producer
Pink   Composer
Wayne Wilkins   Producer
Mark West   Producer
Tim Powell   Composer
Tim Hutton   Composer
Martin Terefe   Producer
Fraser T. Smith   Composer,Producer
John Hanes   Producer
Andrew Frampton   Composer,Producer
Nina Woodford   Composer
Xenomania   Composer
Jamie Morrison   Composer
Mark Ronson   Producer
Stuart Price   Producer
Jason Mraz   Composer
Josef Larossi   Producer
David Eriksen   Arranger,Producer
Shingai Shoniwa   Composer
Daniel Merriweather   Composer
Kevin Rudolf   Producer
Bernt Rune Stray   Composer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald   Composer
Steve Angello   Producer
Killers   Composer,Producer
Marcus Killian   Producer
Shaffer Smith   Composer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Composer,Producer
Blake Healy   Composer
Aaron Bay-Schuck   Composer
Ne-Yo   Producer
Claude Kelly   Composer
Miranda Cooper   Composer
James Morrison   Composer
Lily Allen   Composer
Taylor Swift   Composer
Alesha Dixon   Composer
Jason Pebworth   Composer
George Astasio   Composer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer
Giorgio Tuinfort   Composer
Trace Cyrus   Composer
Mason Musso   Composer
Anthony Improgo   Composer
Ben Goldwasser   Composer
Andrew VanWyngarden   Composer
Katy Perry   Composer
Lady Gaga   Composer
Nikesha Briscoe   Composer
Bruno Mars   Composer
Owen Parker   Composer
Tony Kana   Producer
Tor Erik Hermansen   Composer
Danny Lanois   Composer
Dot Da Genius   Producer
Balan   Composer
Smith   Composer
Rafael Akinyemi   Composer
K. Briscoe   Producer
Makeba   Composer
Timothy Lever   Composer
Harris   Composer
Phillip Lawrence   Composer
Tramar Dillard   Composer
Nathaniel Hills   Composer
Justin Franks   Composer
Marcella Araica   Composer
Allan P. Grigg   Composer

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