Friday, November 16, 2018

Now That's What I Call Music! Celebrates 20 Years Of U.S. Success With Latest Numbered Volume, 'Now That's What I Call Music! 68,' And 'Now That's What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary (Volume 1)' - Both Available Now! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent review copies from the vendor in exchange for honest reviews. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

If you follow my blog, then you have seen my share posts throughout the year for new NOW That's What I Call Music! CDs. I have been a fan of these chart-topping singles CDs for over 15 years, and have been sharing reviews on these CDs for about 9 years now. This year, just in time for the holidays, the folks at NOW That's What I Call Music! have released a 20th Anniversary, Vol. 1 CD, which includes 20 hit songs that were voted on by the fans of this popular album series.  I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this and the NOW That's What I Call Music! 68 CD as I love to listen to these in the car, as well as at home and start an impromptu dance/sing along with my girls.  

I don't know about you, but I loved saving my money as a teen and buying tape and then CD singles of my favorite songs.  Gone were the days of trying to catch my favorite song on the radio to record onto a blank tape.  CD singles were all the rave back in the early 90's and I still have CD binders full  of these. :-)  But, gone are the days of buying CD singles. Now, thanks to album series like "NOW That's What I Call Music!, I can get all my favorite songs on one CD, that I can listen to at home and on the go.  I am also a fan of their up and coming artist tracks they include on their CDs as many of these artists have become successful over the years.

Recently I was sent the new "NOW That's What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary CD as well as the NOW That's What I Call Music! 68 CD to listen, and LOVE them! There is not one song on these CDs that I find myself wanting to hit the skip button on.  It is hard to say this for other album series that compile a variety of artists all on one disc.  But, I have not been disappointed with the track selections from NOW That's What I Call Music!, and can't stop raving about the new CD releases with friends and family.  

I have only had these CDs for about a week, but I have lost count on how many times I have listened to them all the way through.  They really are great and full of chart-topping hits and songs we all know and love to sing along to.  And, with the holidays fast approaching, these two NOW That's What I Call Music! CDs would make the perfect stocking stuffer for that music lover in your life.  

Here is more about these two new NOW That's What I Call Music! CDs, including their track listings...

"NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's bestselling multiple-artist album series and oft-referenced cultural phenomenon, is celebrating 20 years of U.S. success, showcasing today's biggest hits across chart-topping numbered volumes and themed releases. NOW's latest numbered volume, NOW That's What I Call Music! 68, and the first of two series-spanning, largely fan-voted commemorative collections, NOW That's What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary (Volume 1), are set for digital and CD release on Friday, October 26NOW That's What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary (Volume 2) will be released in February.

'NOW 68' features 16 major current hits from today's hottest artists, including Post Malone; Ariana Grande, Marshmello & Anne-Marie; Tyga feat. Offset; NF; DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber; Chance The Rapper & Quavo; Calvin Harris feat. Dua Lipa; Tiesto & Dzeko; The Chainsmokers feat. Emily Warren; Zedd feat. Elly Duhe; Kygo & Miguel; Imagine Dragons; Bryce VineBebe RexhaElla Mai; and Lauren Daigle.
'NOW 68' also includes five free up-and-coming "NOW Presents What's Next" New Music Preview bonus tracks from Vintage Trouble; Shaylen; Johnny OrlandoFlora Cash; and Lennon Stella. Previewing tomorrow's biggest hits, "NOW Presents What's Next" has introduced major developing artists to NOW's enthusiastic, highly engaged audience, including Walk The Moon, Hot Chelle Rae, Hunter Hayes, Capitol Cities, A Great Big World, and Shawn Mendes, among others.
Earlier this year, NOW That's What I Call Music! invited fans to vote online for their favorite top hits from NOW's U.S. series for inclusion on two special releases celebrating 20 years of NOW. 'NOW 20th Anniversary (Volume 1)' features 20 standout tracks, including 19 fan-voted hits spanning the NOW series, from the Backstreet Boys' "As Long As You Love Me" ('NOW 1') to Demi Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry" ('NOW 65'), plus Beyonce's worldwide smash, "Single Ladies," making its NOW series debut.
In addition to NOW That's What I Call Music!'s 20th Anniversary album collections, the NOW series' 40 all-time most featured artists are showcased with their fan-voted hits on NOW's 40-track 20th Anniversary playlist, newly revealed for streaming at
NOW That's What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international triumph. The series has sold more than 250 million albums worldwide, topping 100 million in the U.S. alone. All 67 previous releases in NOW's numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard's Top 10, and 19 volumes have reached Number One.
NOW That's What I Call Music! is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. NOW and NOW That's What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of Universal Music Group and its affiliates."
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NOW That's What I Call Music! 68
1.  Post Malone
Better Now
2.  Marshmello & Anne-Marie
3.  Ariana Grande
God Is A Woman
4.  Tyga feat. Offset
5.  NF
6.  DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo
No Brainer
7.  Calvin Harris feat. Dua Lipa
One Kiss
8.  Tiesto & Dzeko
Jackie Chan (f/Preme & Post Malone)
9.  The Chainsmokers feat. Emily Warren
Side Effects
10. Zedd feat. Elly Duhe
Happy Now
11. Kygo & Miguel
Remind Me To Forget
12. Imagine Dragons
13. Bryce Vine
Drew Barrymore
14. Bebe Rexha
I'm A Mess
15. Ella Mai
16. Lauren Daigle
You Say
NOW Presents What's Next:

17. Vintage Trouble
Can't Stop Rollin'
18. Shaylen
El Dorado
19. Johnny Orlando
Lost Summer
20. Flora Cash
You're Somebody Else
21. Lennon Stella
Like Everybody Else (Acoustic)
NOW That's What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary (Volume 1)
1.  Beyonce
Single Ladies (NOW series debut)
2.  P!nk
Get The Party Started (NOW 9)
3.  Britney Spears
...Baby One More Time (NOW 2)
4.  Katy Perry
Firework (NOW 37)
5.  Lady Gaga
Born This Way (NOW 38)
6.  Taylor Swift
Blank Space (NOW 54)
7.  Demi Lovato
Sorry Not Sorry (NOW 65)
8.  Justin Timberlake
Sexyback (NOW 23)
9.  Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
Moves Like Jagger (NOW 40)
10. Calvin Harris
Feel So Close (NOW 42)
11. Black Eyed Peas
I Gotta Feeling (NOW 32)
12. Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris
Baby (NOW 34)
13. One Direction
Of My Life (NOW 49)
14. Backstreet Boys
As Long As You Love Me (NOW 1)
15. Kesha
Praying (NOW 64)
16. Kelly Clarkson
Stronger (NOW 42)
17. Lenny Kravitz
American Woman (NOW 3)
18. Fall Out Boy
My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up) (NOW 46)
19. Keith Urban
The Fighter (NOW 62)
20. Luke Bryan
I Don't Want This Night To End (NOW 41)

Disclosure:  I was sent review copies from the vendor in exchange for honest reviews. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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