Now That's What I Call Music! 53 [UK]
The U.K.'s Now series features timely selections of pop hits and provides a convenient way for casual pop fans to stay on top of the most popular singles. The sets are almost always naturally well-rounded, encompassing dance music, R&B, hip-hop, teen pop, and rock. And though they might expire, in a sense, since they're based on trends in pop music, they work as more than adequate snapshots of specific points in time. Now 53, released in 2002, includes DJ Sammy's cover of Bryan Adams' "Heaven," Las Ketchup's "Aserejé (The Ketchup Song)," Liberty X's "Got to Have Your Love," Kylie Minogue's "Come Into My World," Eminem's "Without Me," and Busted's "What I Go to School For."