We love a good Now! album here at MP! Towers. It allows us to have all the hits in one place without the effort (and arguing) of making a playlist, and finding out what your friends first one was then looking it up is like looking at a musical snapshot of times gone by. Next week (October 20th) sees the release of ‘Now That’s What I Call A Million’ (it only includes songs that have sold over a million copies, duh) and it might just have the best tracklisting of any of these compilations yet! Let’s have a look-see:
01 Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
02 Oasis – Wonderwall
03 Wings – Mull Of Kintyre
04 Robbie Williams – Angels
05 Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
06 Celine Dion – Think Twice
07 Alexandra Burke – Hallelujah
08 George Michael – Careless Whisper
09 Take That – Back For Good
10 Elton John – Something About The Way You Look Tonight
11 Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
12 James Arthur – Impossible
13 Robson & Jerome – Unchained Melody
14 Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around
15 Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love
16 Will Young – Evergreen
17 Boyzone – No Matter What
18 Paul Anka – Diana
19 Bill Haley & His Comets – (We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
01 Pharrell Williams – Happy
02 Maroon 5 feat Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
03 The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
04 Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne – Rather Be
05 Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell and TI – Blurred Lines
06 Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
07 Fugees – Killing Me Softly With His Song
08 Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
09 Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
10 Ed Sheeran – The A Team
11 Passenger – Let Her Go
12 Take That – Rule The World
13 All Saints – Never Ever
14 Britney Spears – …Baby One More Time
15 Atomic Kitten – Whole Again
16 Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
17 Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love
18 Steps – Tragedy
19 Hear’Say – Pure & Simple
20 Shaggy feat. RikRok – It Wasn’t Me
21 RUN-DMC vs. Jason Nevins – It’s Like That
01 John Lennon – Imagine
02 Elvis Presley – It’s Now Or Never
03 Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
04 Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
05 Cher – Believe
06 Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
07 Soft Cell – Tainted Love
08 The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
09 Blondie – Heart Of Glass
10 New Order – Blue Monday
11 Irene Cara – Fame
12 Village People – Y.M.C.A.
13 Boney M. – Rivers Of Babylon
14 Ray Parker, Jr. – Ghostbusters
15 Spice Girls – Wannabe
16 Whigfield – Saturday Night
17 Aqua – Barbie Girl
18 Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
19 Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
20 UB40 – Red Red Wine
21 Tony Christie – (Is This The Way To) Amarillo
This tracklist is amazing on so many levels, let’s examine how:
- Opening with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is obviously a genius move, even if you risk peaking with the first song.
- ‘Angels’ then ‘I Will Always Love You’ is ballad o’clock.
- Didn’t even know ‘Torn’ had sold that many songs, well done nineties music buyers!
- We’re glad the tracklist isn’t X Factor winner single overload, but we could’ve done without ‘Impossible’, at least it gets up to put the skip button to good use.
- Ahhhh ‘No Matter What’, haven’t heard that one in ages
- Disc 2 starts off with a great run of 4 songs, ‘Blurred Lines’ lowers the tone but thankfully ‘Crazy’ picks it up again right after.
- ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ and ‘Killing Me Softly’ is a great double whammy of nineties jams.
- ‘Rule The World’ was only certified as a million seller a few weeks ago, so these guys are pretty bang up to date (even though ‘Counting Stars’ isn’t here).
- Britney, Kylie, Atomic Kitten, All Saints and Cheryl – five great girl pop songs in a row there, not sure our hairbrush will cope with us singing into it so much.
- Actually, why is there no Girls Aloud? Did none of their songs sell a million copies. Major sadface.
- ‘Tragedy’ sums up our feelings about the whole Girls Aloud thing quite well, and it’s also a solid tune so I think the feeling is back and we can go on.
- We still can’t figure out what Shaggy is saying in ‘It Wasn’t Me’, except for the “seeing is believing so you better change your specs” line.
- Can someone pass us a cheese grater, the combo of ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ and ‘Eye of the Tiger’ is too much.
- “Do you belieeeeeeeeeve in life after love? DUWN DUWN DUWN DUWN” Gotta love a bit of Cher. Did you know they basically invented autotune with this song?
- ‘Relax’,’Tainted Love’ and ‘Don’t You Want Me’ is the perfect trio of synthesised songs. Take note Guetta, THIS is how you do electronic music. All that’s missing is New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’
- Another stone-cold classic with ‘Heart of Glass’. We wish more popstars today had Debbie Harry’s attitude.
- Oh look, there’s ‘Blue Monday’!
- ‘Ghostbusters’ into ‘Wannabe’ is genius.
- ‘Saturday Night’, ‘Barbie Girl, ‘Karma Chameleon’… this is the best thing ever. X Factor need to do this as a theme.
- Actually they’d just do their winners songs again.
- ‘Come On Eileen’, loved by Dad’s and Perks of Being a Wallflower hipsters everywhere. But totally irresistible.
- And what a way to finish off. Cha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!
If you haven’t pre-ordered this album, or made a playlist of all the songs anyway, then what you waiting what you waiting what you waiting for what you waiting what you waiting for?