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Now That's What I Call Music! Volume 44

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Britney Spears’ hook-laden Baby One More was the sound of March while Shania Twain’s frantic That Don’t Impress Me Much kicked off at the start of the summer. Daniel Bedingfield’s “If You’re Not the One”, a song you probably only barely remember, is on this album. Fierce - I don't even know this one, but liked their other singles so probably woulda like this one too. Speaking of actresses making bizarre forays into the music world: Now 32 includes “Good Girls Go Bad” by Cobra Starship and Leighton Meester.

Steps - Tragedy: Great cover, though it should have been on Now 42, as it was a hit in December 98/January 99. Each release is issued as a limited edition mini-hardback book, with the CDs in sleeves forming the pages of the ' yearbook' which contains an introductory overview of the year, original 7" single artwork, trivia, chart positions and a quiz. I thought “Witch Doctor” and “Doo Dah” were quite popular or maybe because they seemed to get played a lot at school discos. In the universe of A Star Is Born (assuming that Now exists in that universe), I’m guessing that “Maybe It’s Time” ended up in one of the country slots on an early Now.

The 4-CD series follows the same general format of the original Special Editions series, with genre, era, and decade collections, but over four compact discs (there is also an abridged vinyl version of Punk and New Wave and Rock), meaning they contain more tracks than the original special editions, but fewer than the Now 100 Hits, which preceded this series.

And because of the micro-era it encapsulates, almost all of the songs are nostalgia-heavy and essential-feeling—for good and bad reasons. Not long afterwards, Nic Moran and Mark Rosenfield left Global and the Hits franchise was put in the hands of Warner. Dre – Guilty Conscience, Basement Jaxx – Rendez-Vu, Britney Spears – (You Drive Me) Crazy along with others. UK series, comprising: compact discs (CD), magnetic audio cassettes (AC), vinyl ( LP), VHS tape, DVD, and on other short-lived formats.Mayer appears on Now 28 twice—on his own song “Say” and as the featured artist on a cursed cover of “Beat It” by Fall Out Boy that I had erased from my memory. Jamiroquai - Canned Heat: Great song, though it should have been on Now 43, as it was a hit in June. This reflective period continues with Sixpence’s Kiss Me before Texas’ Summer Son ups the tempo for Roisin Murphy to Sing It Back and the sunny Bob Marley reboot continuing to stoke the fire. But certainly the following selections of yours Awardinary, as well as the B*Witched and Another Level tracks mentioned by ThePensmith, would have been strong replacements though for the likes of Alena, Tina Cousins and Liquid Child, though I appreciate those anyway for bumping up the dance quota at the end and I actually love the Liquid Child song, but it seems a little out of place.

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