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Genre: Compilation / Artist: Various Artists / Audio CD released 2001-11-19 at EMI/Virgin

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      10.08.2009 18:20
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      If the Amazon price of 1p is right.....then you might as well buy it if your slightly interested!

      Now Thats What I Call Music 50 was released ready for Christmas back in 2001. The album does have some decent tracks on it considering that music the year it was released was going through a bit of a cheesy phase. Having said that, this album does also have some cheesy party like songs aswell, but this could just be as it was released in the Christmas season. Songs such as "Uptown Girl" by Westlife, "Hey Baby!" by DJ Otzi, and "Mambo No 5" by Bob the Builder are some of these songs. They are good for party tunes, but really something I would admit to ever listening to or having on my iPod! There are some decent songs such as "A Little Respect" by Wheatus, "Fat Lip" by Sum41 and "Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm. Overall Ive at least heard of a lot the bands on here, which unlike previous Now albums is pretty good. Out of the 44 tracks on the album, Id say Ive not heard of only about 4 or 5 of the artists. There are some tracks though I cant stand, "Things That Go Bump In The Night" by Allstars is just a terrible cover and "21 Seconds" by the wanna be gangsters So Solid Crew is just terrible mainly because I cant stand the band.

      Overall, not a bad album, Id certainly buy it if I was looking for party songs, or was looking for a present for a young child...and it looks like Amazon have it on sale for a penny if the Dooyoo link is to be believed! At that price its a bargain!

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      02.02.2009 19:29
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      An average Now compilation

      With a curious mix of some great tracks and some clangers, Now 50 hit the shops late in 2001 as the Now That's What I Call Music series reached the half century mark of compilation albums. This 50th release features some excellent music from 2001, and as per the usual setup, the second disc is the more dance-orientated of the two, leaving the cheesy chart music on the whole to stay on the first disc.

      Disc 1 (22 tracks) starts off with Kylie's Can't Get You Out Of Head, a track that had a rather appealing video! I wasn't a fan of the second track, Westlife's Uptown Girl, although I did like Billy Joel's original, and the ensuing two tracks, Hey Baby by DJ Otzi and Mambo No.5 from Bob the Builder just annoyed me. There are a couple of tracks to redeem the disc such as Heaven Is A Halfpipe from OPM and City High's What Would You Do?, and I am particularly fond of What If I? by Kate Winslet, which finished the disc off nicely. A decent disc overall, despite some clangers at the beginning.

      Disc 2 had some classic tracks on it, from Daft Punk's Digital Love (extremely catchy) to Mis-teeq's One Night Stand. I wasn't a fan of some of the tracks on here, and althoguh I do like Jamiroquai in gerneral, Little L isn't their best track and didn't really appeal to me very much. The album ends on two tracks I do like, though, with So Solid Crew's 21 Seconds followed by the funny single Because I Got High from Afroman. A good second disc.

      Overall, another average offering from the Now crew. It is true that you can't really cater for everyone's tastes when compiling a 'Best Of' album featuring successful music, but I can't help thinking that the albums in general would be much better if they were fewer each year, as opposed to three a year or so that turn out to be good in places but also have some not as strong as they could be. However, I happily listen to most of my Now CDs, and this one is counted amongst those. Now 50 is available from amazon.co.uk for 29p as a used copy.

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      27.05.2002 19:18
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      Now 50 is traditionally like the other Xmas Now’s – full of big names, and obviously got big sales. Disc One is full of many different styles – from million sellers (Kylie), to boybands (Westlife, Blue, Five), classic pop (Steps), Females (Sophie Ellis Bextor, J Lo, Kate Winslet, Emma Bunton), rock/indie tracks (Travis, Wheatus, OPM) and of course, the “all round” tracks (City High, Wyclef Jean, Nelly Furtado) that everyone can enjoy. Although this a very good mix of different artists that can mainly be liked buy most people (well the target audience of the series anyway), a lot of the songs have sadly been overplayed. Nelly Furtado’s song is brilliant, but I skip it because it was played too much on the radio. So although it’s a fantastic sum up of 2001, Year end specific, the tracks can bore. Disc Two starts off with a good mix, of slighter lesser known artists (Iio, Superman Lovers), with some well knowns ( Destiny’s Child, D12) and then flow into r&b/pop for about 10 tracks (highlights include Mis Teeq, Samantha Mumba, Britney Spears and Mary J bilge). We finish the album with N Trance. Oops! Plus some boring tracks at the end! So Solid Crew and Afroman are good to finish with, even though I don’t love them. Once again can bore, and generally a lot of the songs don’t have as wide appeal as Disc One. Overall it’s a great sum up of 2001. I prefer Now 49, but for any music fan who is rather open minded, this is more of a “Greatest Hits” of 2001. The low parts are the fact that Sophie, Samantha and So Solid are edited.

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        09.04.2002 15:32
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        When I was last in Europe I bought a copy of Now 47, the perfect soundtrack to my many trips I made there in 2000. Now I'm hooked! I import all my music now. This album blows away the american version (Now 8), I loved nearly every track! A great blend of the various flavors offered by the current pop scene. By far my favorite had to be Hey Baby! By DJ Otzi. I tried finding his album here, but no one knows what I am talking about. If you haven't ordered a copy yet, what are you waiting for?

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          08.04.2002 22:55

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          It is a goo compilation, but needs to be a bit cheaper - Advantages: good tunes, nice cover - Disadvantages: price

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          26.03.2002 14:30

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          You get what you pay for. There is enough here to be good value - Advantages: lots of tracks, a bunch that I like - Disadvantages: tracks I don't like

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          27.02.2002 14:54

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          its a party album - Advantages: varience - Disadvantages: couple of dodgy songs

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          The Now compilations are supposedly the best around and this, the 50th edition has been hyped as a must have CD. Well here's my track-by-track guide: Disc 1 1. Kylie Minogue "Can't Get You Out Of My Head". This is a brilliant opener and one of the best tunes of last year. It's innovative, fresh, catchy and an amazing pop song. Simplicity often results in the best songs, as the hypnotic repetitiveness of this track proves. This was number one for four weeks in September 2001. 2. Westlife "Uptown Girl" - This is a cover but is one of their best singles. It's catchy, fun, memorable and a great pop song introduced to a new generation. Not as good as the original, but this song is a great change from this group's usual sound. This was number for Comic Relief, spring 2001. 3. DJ Otzi "Hey Baby". Now here is the first of two back-to-back tracks that simply shouldn't be here. This is novelty trash, that unfortunately sold by the bucketload. It may be fine for a drunken night out, but this isn't really good music in any genre. This was number one in winter 2001. 4. Bob The Builder "Mambo No. 5" Once again, this track is not a good song. It was unbelievable that it was even released as a novelty record, it is so bad! Neil Morrissey can't sing to save his life and with these stupid lyrics this is one to skip over if you get this CD. This was number 1 in autumn 2001. 5. Steps "Chain Reaction" Here's another pair of songs simultaneously tracklisted that have something in common. As with the next song by Five, both groups split up last year, signalling the end to two of Britain's best pop groups. This is the first single and is one of Steps' best. Yes it's a cover, but it works perfectly with great vocals, great beat and it all builds up to a fantastic climax. This was one of their best selling singles of the latter part of their car
          eer, reaching number 2 behind Kylie in September. 6. Five "Let's Dance" - Again, this was one of their best singles, being innovative, catchy, memorable and a great end to their eclectic career. This is a great pop song, even if the rapping still leaves a bit to be desired. This was a number one record in August. 7. Sophie Ellis-Bextor "Take Me Home" - Yet another cover, but once more, it's a fantastic song still and a great opener for this classy lady's career. With saucy lyrics and great vocals this is a sophisticated pop song that sticks out as one of the best of 2001. This was number 2, held off only by Five?s song, which features just before this. 8. Wyclef Jean "Perfect Gentleman" - This is a great, catchy song, but I can't help but feel that it is somewhat of a novelty with the classic line "Just because she dance the go-go, it don't make her a ho no." Highly sophisticated stuff. This was a top 5 hit in summer 2001 and hung around the charts for ages. 9. City High "What would you do?" This track stayed around the charts for a long time, gaining hype and a lot of radio play. Some have described this as beautiful, sad and emotional - I personally can't stand it. The chorus is catchy enough, the lyrics are sad, but I can't find any emotion in this record at all. This never made number 1, but hung around the top 5 for a few weeks. 10. Blue "If You Come Back" This is the third single from the latest much-hyped boyband. It's their weakest effort, but still managed to make number 1 in the last few weeks of the year. It's a run-of-the-mill pop/R n B track, but not particularly memorable like their debut song. 11. Nelly Furtado "Turn Off The Light" This song definitely grew on me. It's not as good as I'm Like A Bird, but it's catchy, has good lyrics, and as with all the best tracks is innovative and
          slightly different. This was a top 5 song in summer 2001. 12. OPM "Heaven Is A Halfpipe" This is another song I can't stand and became a bit of a cult thing among teenagers in summer last year, hitting the top 10. The lyrics are nonsense - "If I die before I wake, at least in heaven I can skate" - and there's very little tune present. This is one I skip over and the start of a slight dip in quality of the tracks. 13. Dandy Warhols "Bohemian Like You" This isn't a bad track - it's very catchy but can suffer easily from being over familiar and can cease being pleasant to become highly annoying. This was a top 5 hit in autumn. 14. "Smooth Criminal" Alien Ant Farm (top 5), 15. "Fat Lip" - Sum 41 (top 10), 16. "A Little respect" Wheatus (top 5) - I skip over these tracks. 'Nu-metal' is one type of music I despise. It's all shouting, with no music and no tune. I don't like these tracks at all. 17. "Sing" Travis - At last! A decent track.. Travis may continuously repeat the title of the song numerous times on their singles ('turn, turn, turn, turn', 'sing, sing, sing') but this is still a great record. Melancholic verses lead into a delightful chorus complete with an added touch of feel-good jingle bells! This was a top 5 hit in May. 18. "Ain't it funny" Jennifer Lopez . I don't really like this woman. Her first singles were good, but after her second album was released and she suddenly became 'J.Lo', I found the quality of the music decreased. This is the best of her recent material - it's catchy and has the Latino feel of her earlier releases. This was a top 5 hit in summer. 19. "Take My Breath Away" Emma Bunton. This was Emma's second single and didn't live up to the quality of her brilliant debut. It's pleasant enough, but a bit sub-standard Corr
          s. Not a track you skip over, but one that passes without much notice being taken of it. This just scraped the top 5 in summer. 20. "Don't Need The Sun To Shine" Gabrielle. I do like this one. It starts off not very promising, with Gabrielle singing perhaps lower than she should be, but this soon sorts itself out to become a perfect feel-good track which really lifts your spirits. This was a top 10 hit in autumn, but hung around for a while and helped her greatest hits to sell in huge amounts over Christmas. 21. "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" Lighthouse Family. They'd been away for a few years and this was their comeback. It's great for relaxation, but nothing more. Another track, like Ms Bunton's, which causes no offence but fails to set my world on fire. 22. "What if" Kate Winslet. But here we have a brilliant closer to this mixed first disc. As if Kate releasing a single wasn't shocking enough, it's actually amazing! She can sing really well and this epic ballad was a beautiful song that hung around over Christmas in the top 10 and deservedly so. Lots of strings, big vocals and a killer chorus make this one of the best tracks on this disc. Disc 2 1. Rapture - Iio - This track is dance music, catchy and one of the better dance tunes of last year. However, it's not a track that you can really listen to on any occasion. This was number 2 in autumn. 2. Starlight - Supermen Lovers / Mani Hoffman - This is the best dance track of 2001. It's a clever, funky brilliant track and is one of the most memorable dance tunes of recent years. The vocal's really distinctive which gives an original edge to the sound. This was number 2 behind Bob The Builder, much to most sensible people's disappointment. 3. Little L - Jamiroquai - This was Jay Kay's comeback single and a great track it is too! "Is it about Denise?" everybody
          asked. It honestly doesn't matter - this is a great pop song to dance to and sing along with. One of this group's best in a long time, it also had a great video! This was top 5 when it was released in summer. 4. Bootylicious - Destiny's Child. I hated this track at first. I couldn't seem to hear any tune or find anything good about it. But suddenly, and I don't really know why, I suddenly fell in lvoe with it. I don't know why I didn't originally like it, but this is fresh, sassy, funky, sexy pop at it's best, and nobody does it like this girls. And bootylicious is a great word too. This was number two in July. 5. D12 - Purple Hills - Talentless thugs, conning the gullible who have succumb to the hype. That's all I have to say about Eminem and his 'posse'. I hate this - this group and especially Eminem should never have been allowed to record. This was a number 2 hit. 6. Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve feat. Gwen Stefani - This was a huge hit last year, hanging around the top 10 for weeks. I personally can't see the appeal, but it's pleasant enough, although I don't think it's particularly memorable. 7. I'm A Slave 4 U - Britney Spears - This track's a grower. It's a peculiar song, with very little tune and lots of panting. Not like her usual stuff, this is actually great in an odd way. It's very catchy, but lacks the sexiness of a comparable track such as Madonna's Erotica. Especially when you see a very sweaty Britney perform it. This was number 4 in autumn. 8. One Night Stand - Mis-teeq - Very catchy, great tune, silly rapping midway through. I love this song and this really proved that these girls have talent. Whether they can continue to live up to this is yet to be seen. This was a top 5 hit in autumn. 9. Family Affair - Mary J. Blige - Again, an R n B track that hung around for ages in the top 10, with a catchy chorus making it Mary&
          #39;s biggest hit of her career. It?s not special, but it's a pleasant track. 10. Baby Come On Over - Samantha Mumba - Hidden among some average tracks is this pop classic. Further influencing comparisons with Janet Jackson, this track is a complete pop package complete with Jackson type dancing thing in the middle. Very catchy, great tune - a deserving top 5 hit in autumn. Should have been a number 1. 11. Thinking It Over - Liberty - The Flopstars! Who can't actually be called Liberty anymore! Whatever they're name now, this debut was quite disappointing. Garage wasn't the sound anyone was expecting from them and although it's quite catchy, it soon wears off. This hit number 5 in September. 12. Not Such An Innocent Girl - Victoria Beckham - Now all the Kylie/Posh hype is over, I confess to quite liking this song. The tune is great and it is actually quite a memorable track. The vocals are weak though (it is Posh Spice after all). This hit number 6 in September. 13. Stuck In The Middle With You - Louise - Another cover but a great one at that! This is one of Louise's best songs, being catchy, sassy and memorable. This was a top 5 hit in summer and is one of the best songs on this CD. 14. Scream If You Want To Go Faster - Geri Halliwell - Another brilliant, but underrated pop tune. It ended Geri's run of number ones by reaching number 8 in July, but is a fantastic song with soaring choruses, great vocals and great lyrics. 15. Things That Go Bump In The Night - Allstars - This was a top 15 hit for a group which haven't had a great deal of success. This song very cheesy, but actually underrated because it is a great tune - if it was recorded by a high profile act it would have done very well. There's a load of dance tunes next - they all flow into one, aren't particularly memorable, and this is the point where I just stop listening to this CD. 16. Set You Free - N
          -Trance 17. Flawless - The Ones 18. Digital Love - Daft Punk 19. Superstylin' - Groove Armada 20. 2 People - Jean Jaques Smoothie 21. 21 Seconds - So Solid Crew - I can't stand this track either. They're not talented or clever. Repeating '21 seconds' over and over again and speaking fast shouldn't make a number one record. But for this lovely bunch of criminals, it did... 22. Because I Got High - Afroman - This CD closes with a novelty record. Once again, there's little talent involved here, but if you listen carefully there is a bit of tune there. It's quite catchy, but as a record it easily bores you. Number one in October. So overall, this is an OK collection of some of the biggest hits of last year. I've given 14 out of 22 songs good reviews for the first disc and 11 out of 22 good reviews on disc 2. The novelty songs shouldn't be on here, but it is a fair representation of the biggest hits of the latter part of 2001. Best songs: Steps, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Kylie, Kate Winslet, Gabrielle, Geri, Samantha Mumba. Worst songs: D12, So Solid Crew, Bob the Builder, DJ Otzi, Alien Ant Farm. This is an OK compilation - most are similar because they include various genres. Personally, I prefer to buy the albums by the artists I like, becasue you get loads of great songs that way. The only advantage here is that it is cheaper to have loads of different artists on one CD.

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            04.02.2002 02:30
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            I recieved this CD for Christmas from my Mum, which is not really surprising after 8 weeks of constant hinting that I really wanted it. This is a double album that features a total of 44 top chart hits and amazingly I actually know nearly all of them which is a surprise because normally when I buy a double album the first CD is absolutely brilliant and the second CD only has about 2 or 3 decent songs that I would listen to on it. I admit that the second CD of this album is not quite as good as the first but its still pretty good.I enjoy many types of music such as pop, rock, smoochie songs, and sad songs and i find this album has at least 1 or 2 songs that fits into each category, aswell as a few songs that I maybe might not have listened to if I hadn't got this album but now quite enjoy them. Both CD's are put together in a way that each song just sort of flows into the next one. My favorite tracks on this album are Cant Get You Outta My Head sung by Kylie Minogue and Perfect Gentleman sung by Wyclef. These CD's are suitable to listen to at all different sorts of occasions, Parties, Cleaning or even just to cheer you up. Some of the second CD is a bit slow and boring but the majority is ok. There are 22 songs on CD1 and then 21 songs on CD2 I listen to CD1 all the time, especially when I am doing my Housework as its great fun dancing with the Hoover and singing at the top of my voice (Though I doubt its great fun for my nieghbours who have to hear me). As you can see there is a variety of all different kinds of music between these CD's so there is surely something here for every-one.

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              Well now we have reached the half century. I would have thought that long before now they would have changed the title after all are our ancestors going to see Now five million and one. i can remember buying these when they used to come on either vinyl or cassette. Anyway this album follows a long list of compilations that do have some good points. They infact have a nice and varied mix of tracks that cannot help but satisfy a lot of peoples tastes. This time they have got a better mix to their list and across all genres. One of the reasons that i do not like this album too much is the fact that there are too many tracks that are re-released or revamped versions of old songs. This speaks a lot for the music industry in the last few months as there have been far too many best of compilations and remixes released. Have the artists just been to lazy to produce a lot of new work or what? As long as you like pop music in general there will be something to your taste. It has some of the best songs released in 2001 as well as what I would say are some of the worst. It looks to me though that some of the tracks included were put there purely on the chance that they may have done well because some that are on here did not do very well at all. After all the discography of this album amd it's release date were around the time that half of these were still in the charts. take that into consideration as well as the time it takes to manufacture and circulate the cd's themselves shows that they work on a tight schedule. The main reason that i still buy these however is for my partner and nine out of ten times it is for the reason that there are maybe five or six out of the forty odd tracks that she likes. Not to worry though as I suppose that the album itself is not that bad though if I listen to it there are a lot that I skip past such as Afroman etc. I still cannot understand why so many people loved that song, to me anyway it looks like it was just be
              cause of the references to getting high that could have even slightly gave this record any interest to anyone. Once again we also get our ears invaded by DJ Otzi with his bad revamps of classic songs and I have no doubt that many of you may have liked that but if you listen to his album you may understand my point of view for disliking that track. Even tracks like Heaven in a Halfpipe do nothing for me but as a whole are only just bearable and that is what I think is the secret to these compilations. There are some tracks that I like on this album such as Kylie's Can't get you out of my Head which is a lot more to my sort of taste. Most though on this album for me anyway are only mediochre and not something that I would shout about. That is partly due to the charts recently as I feel that there has been nothing truly great been released recently with the usual mix of boyband and girlband groups releasing their usual work. This was released on the 19th ov November 2001 and even though some tracks had already been hits what about the others. This is a bit of hit and miss with some tracks as they try and include tracks that they think that we will like and may do well. This generally may leave these albums seeming good when first purchased but after hearing them several times the staying power may start to lessen as you get bored with hearing them over and over again until eventually you may end up skipping to the ones that you like. I have somewhat mixed feelings with compilations like this because i prefer to buy albums that include more tracks to my prefered tastes. They do have more competition with other compilation albums now such as The Pepsi Chart releases who now produce their own and already have a 2002 mix out that was released in 2001. That in itself sounds Irish to me and makes me wonder how they can release a 2002 compilation when it is not 2002 on release. Track Listings Disc: 1 1. Can't
              Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue 2. Uptown Girl - Westlife 3. Hey Baby - DJ Otzi 4. Mambo No. 5 - Bob The Builder 5. Chain Reaction - Steps 6. Let's Dance - Five 7. Take Me Home - Sophie Ellis-Bextor 8. Perfect Gentleman - Wyclef Jean 9. What would you do? - City High 10. If You Come Back - Blue 11. Turn Off The Light - Nelly Furtado 12. Heaven Is A Halfpipe - OPM 13. Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols 14. Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm 15. Fat Lip - Sum 41 16. A Little respect - Wheatus 17. Sing - Travis 18. Ain't it funny - Jennifer Lopez 19. Take My Breath Away - Emma Bunton 20. Don't Need The Sun To Shine - Gabrielle 21. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Lighthouse Family 22. What if - Kate Winslet Disc: 2 1. Rapture - Iio 2. Starlight - Supermen Lovers / Mani Hoffman 3. Little L - Jamiroquai 4. Bootylicious - Destiny's Child 5. D12 - Purple Hills 6. Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve feat. Gwen Stefani 7. I'm A Slave 4 U - Britney Spears 8. One Night Stand - Mis-teeq 9. Family Affair - Mary J. Blige 10. Baby Come On Over - Samantha Mumba 11. Thinking It Over - Liberty 12. Not Such An Innocent Girl - Victoria Beckham 13. Stuck In The Middle With You - Louise 14. Scream If You Want To Go Faster - Geri Halliwell 15. Things That Go Bump In The Night - Allstars 16. Set You Free - N-Trance 17. Flawless - The Ones 18. Digital Love - Daft Punk 19. Superstylin' - Groove Armada 20. 2 People - Jean Jaques Smoothie 21. 21 Seconds - So Solid Crew 22. Because I Got High - Afroman

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                Can you believe it? The 50th Now! I remember when the first Now came out nearly 20 years ago, and there was a mixture of popular and rock music. Over the past 5 years, this particular series of complilations have stayed truly loyal to the biggest pop, dance and light rock songs that got anywhere in the top 20. So, you shouldn't really be too suprised with what's on Now 50. There's all the usual lot (you could of predicted these would be on two months ago): Westlife, Britney Spears, Steps and Five as well as some newcomers: Blue, Wyclef Jean and Sophie Ellis Bextor. POP: You want it? It's got it! From Kylie's hit "Can't Get You Outta My Head" to the atrocious "Hey Baby" by DJ Otzi there all here! DANCE: Not as much as usual, just a few shoved in at the end. Groove Armada, Daft Punk and the extraordinary Ones produce the best of these tracks. Possibly the biggest being "Starlight" by unknown band Supermen Lovers. ROCK: Obviously, no Marilyn Manson or Slipknot (try Kerrang: The Album) but there's a few reasonable worthy songs such as Wheatus's cover version of "A Little Respect" and the louder remake of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm. HIP HOP Believe it or not, there's a touch of hip hop on Now 50! Firstly, we get the edited version of D12's Purple Hills, then we get Eve's contribution "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" and finally the comedy sketch "Because I Got High" by amusing Afroman. R AND B Oddly, quite a lot of r and b on the well known pop compilation. Liberty, City High, Gabrielle, Destiny's Child and Mary J Blidge are a few of the big names on the selection. OTHER Nelly Furtado provides her wierd track "Turn Off The Light" and sexy lass Jennifer Lopez gives us her Spanish dance track "Ain't It Funny" t
                o complete a fairly satisfying album.

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                Disc #1 Tracklisting
                1 Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
                2 Uptown Girl - Westlife
                3 Hey Baby - DJ Otzi
                4 Mambo No. 5 - Bob The Builder
                5 Chain Reaction - Steps
                6 Let's Dance - Five
                7 Take Me Home - Sophie Ellis-Bextor
                8 Perfect Gentleman - Wyclef Jean
                9 What would you do? - City High
                10 If You Come Back - Blue
                11 Turn Off The Light - Nelly Furtado
                12 Heaven Is A Halfpipe - OPM
                13 Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
                14 Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
                15 Fat Lip - Sum 41
                16 A Little respect - Wheatus
                17 Sing - Travis
                18 Ain't it funny - Jennifer Lopez
                19 Take My Breath Away - Emma Bunton
                20 Don't Need The Sun To Shine - Gabrielle
                21 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Lighthouse Family
                22 What if - Kate Winslet

                Disc #2 Tracklisting
                1 Rapture - Iio
                2 Starlight - Supermen Lovers / Mani Hoffman
                3 Little L - Jamiroquai
                4 Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
                5 D12 - Purple Hills
                6 Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve feat. Gwen Stefani
                7 I'm A Slave 4 U - Britney Spears
                8 One Night Stand - Mis-teeq
                9 Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
                10 Baby Come On Over - Samantha Mumba
                11 Thinking It Over - Liberty
                12 Not Such An Innocent Girl - Victoria Beckham
                13 Stuck In The Middle With You - Louise
                14 Scream If You Want To Go Faster - Geri Halliwell
                15 Things That Go Bump In The Night - Allstars
                16 Set You Free - N-Trance
                17 Flawless - The Ones
                18 Digital Love - Daft Punk
                19 Superstylin' - Groove Armada
                20 2 People - Jean Jaques Smoothie
                21 21 Seconds - So Solid Crew
                22 Because I Got High - Afroman