Title - 'NOW That's What I Call Music! 53'
Artist - Various
As expected as both snow and sun (well, at least here in Michigan) on a yearly basis, the world's best-selling, multi-artist series NOW That's What I Call Music! is back with its 53rd edition. Although, if truth be told, the idea was stolen / borrowed from the UK, as they are on about their 90th version of the series, it just means they are now older than the US, that's all! [Which, in general, we all already knew!]
All that malarkey aside, 'NOW That's What I Call Music! 53' is yet another jam-packed 16 track party animal, including chart dance floor and ballad hits from THE biggest stars to hit our radios most recently. That and the fact that, as seems to be their own growing custom, Sony Music Entertainment have included as an added bonus five (5) new tracks from what they claim to be "hot up and coming artists!"
We kick-off with the BRILLIANT 'Uptown Funk' from Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, before heading into 'Lips Are Movin,' the follow-up song to 'All About The Bass' from Meghan Trainor. Maroon 5's 'Animals' is next, which is backed by both the UK's number one-selling artist at this time, Ed Sheeran's 'Don't' and then Tove Lo's 'Habits (Stay High).' Ariana Grande & The Weeknd sing 'Love Me Harder,' which is followed by UK X-Factor-winner Sam Smith's 'I'm Not The Only One,' UK X-Factor hybrid (mega) hybrid band One Direction with 'Steal My Girl,' and then Selena Gomez with 'The Heart Wants What It Wants.'
Jason Derulo's 'Trumpets' is next, then comes 'Beg For It' by Iggy Azalea featuring MO, with Usher featuring Juicy J on 'I Don't Mind,' and then the refreshingly-great one-two punch of Charlie XCX with 'Boom Clap.' The chart hits finish with 'Clavin Harris featuring John Newman on 'Blame,' and then Coldplay round things out with 'A Sky Full Of Stars.'
The five (5) songs that now make up the end of this compilation, tracks that Sony Music Entertainment hope will be "tomorrow's biggest hits" are: Walk The Moon with 'Shut Up And Dance,' Fancy Reagan with 'Knock Me Out,' Zara Larsson with 'Uncover,' and then both Danny Mercer with 'Who Are You Loving Now?' and Jack + Eliza with 'Hold The Line.'