Title - 'NOW! Vol. 59' & 'NOW! Party Anthems 3'
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 59th edition. Although, if truth be told, the idea was stolen / borrowed from the UK, as they are on about their 95th version of the series now!
All that malarkey aside, 'NOW That's What I Call Music! 59' 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 an additional six (6) bonus tracks from what they claim to be "What's Next!" hot and upcoming artists, and you get right royal value for money here!
We kick-off with Justin Timberlake's shot for the Song of Summer award with his song from the Dreamworks Animation film 'Trolls', "Can't Stop The Feeling!" and that's backed by The Chainsmokers featuring Daya on 'Don't Let Me Down', Sia featuring Sean Paul with 'Cheap Thrills', and both Meghan Trainor's adamant 'No' and Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dollar $ign's 'Work From Home'.
The comes Arian Grande's monster hit 'Dangerous Woman,', which is backed by Nick Jonas' haunting 'Close' (featuring Toye Lo), and they are followed by Desiigner's 'Panda', Kent Jones' 'Don't Mind', Mike Posner's trippy 'I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)', and both Grace featuring G-Eazy's soaring 'You Don't Own Me' and Selena Gomez's emphatic dancefloor whistler, 'Kill Em With Kindness'.
The techno beats of Zara Larsson & MNEK's 'Never Forget You' are next, and they are followed by Pink's majestic, high flying 'Just Like Fire (From the Original Motion Picture "Alice Through The Looking Glass")' and one of my own personal favorites, Maren Morris's 'My Church. Man, you have to listen to this woman's entire new album, trust me. The last song of the first 16 is Lukas Graham's ballad '7 Years', which is a piano-inspired beauty of a track.
The six bonus tracks begin with the international beats of 'Dancing Kizomba (English Version)', the brilliant Sigala feat. John Newman & Nile Rodgers' 'Give Me Your Love', AlunaGeorge feat. Popcaan's head trip 'I'm In Control', the pop rap of Daniel Skye on 'Smile', and then Kaya Stewart's power pop cut 'Sleepover' and the lo-roll rap of Trap Beckham's 'Birthday Chick'.
The 'NOW' brand's third collection of classic chart-topping non-stop party anthems features 18 classic party tracks and is jam-=packed (quite literally, from stat to finish with enough dancefloor tracks to keep you sweatin' for well over an hour out there!
We begin with Flo Rida's massive worldwide hit 'My House' and that's followed by the monster radio hit, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars' powerhaus 'Uptown Funk (Radio Edit).' Next up is Meghan Trainor's 'Lips Are Movin' and then comes a trio of smash dancefloor hits: Calvin Harris' 'Summer', Deorro x Chris Brown's 'Five More Hours', and the trance vibe of Pitbull & Ne-Yo's 'Time Of Our Lives (DJ Noodles Remix)'.
A song that should have been a much bigger hit than it actually turned out to be, 'Scream & Shout' from Will.i.am feat. Britney Spears is next and is backed by the techno funk fun of Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj on 'Beauty And A Beat' which in turn is followed by Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink's 'Worth It' and iLoveMemphis's soft rap hit 'Hit The Quan'. Silentó's down south slither 'Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)' is next, with the brilliant dancefloor smash 'Lean On' from Major Lazer x DJ Snake feat. MØ next.
The smooth slide R&B groove of Ghost Town DJs' 'My Boo' is backed by the towering force of 'Shut Up And Dance (Jason Nevins Remix Edit)' from Walk the Moon, Andy Grammer's 'Honey, I'm Good (Mike D. Remix), and 'House Party' from Sam Hunt. The album then rounds out with country slow roll of 'Hey Brother' from Avicii and then a blast of high pulsating techno on 'Best Day Of My Life (Gazzo Remix)' from American Authors.
'NOW That's What I Call Music! 59' CD Purchase Link
'NOW That's What I Call Party Anthems 3' CD Purchase Link