Title - 'Now That's What I Call Music 57'
Artist - Various
I just love this series of CDs. Originating from the UK, who are still a few numbers/editions ahead of the US, this new 2016 collection is the 57th installment in the American version of this popular series.
Focusing only on the best recent chart hits, whilst including six (6) up-and-coming acts as bonus songs, this new edition kicks off with Justin Bieber's feelgood romp 'Sorry', before heading into Demi Lovato's 'Confident,' Ariana Grande's 'Focus,' and both the totally brilliant Ellie Goulding's 'On My Mind' and Selena Gomez's 'Same Old Love.'
So, aside from Bieber's opening musical barbs, we only see have gotten a young female demography of singers, but that changes when Flo Rida brings us 'My House' and The Weeknd sings 'The Hills,' but soon we're right back knee deep in young female talent with the young sensation Alessia Cara's 'Here,' followed by both Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' (great video, BTW) and Daya's 'Hide Away.'
Once then turns things up with 'Cake By The Ocean,' before Andy Grammer's 'Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)' and 'Adventures Of A Lifetime' from Coldyplay are brought forth. X Ambassadors' 'Renegades' is another fine reason that this CD willl succeed, and that's backed by both Charlie Puth's 'One Call Away' and bringing the chart toppers to a close, 'Die A Happy Man' from Thomas Rhett.
The six up and comers begin with The Young Wild and 'Not a One,' which in turn is backed by Ben Rector's 'Brand New,' The Score's 'Oh My Love,' and then a hot trio of Frankie with 'New Obsession,' Transviolet singing 'New Bohemia,' and then Nicky Davey with a quite stunning 'Been Lovin' You.'