Saturday, November 17, 2012

Now 38

Disc one

Chumbawamba 'Tubthumping'
Spice Girls 'Spice Up Your Life'
Hanson 'Where's the Love'
Boyzone 'Picture of You'
Backstreet Boys 'As Long As You Love Me'
Eternal 'Angel of Mine'
Lighthouse Family 'Raincloud'
Janet Jackson 'Got 'Til It's Gone'
The Brand New Heavies 'You've Got A Friend'
All Saints 'I Know Where It's At'
Louise 'Arms Around The World'
Gala 'Freed from Desire'
Sash! featuring La Trec 'Stay'
Dario G 'Sunchyme'
Tina Moore 'Never Gonna Let You Go'
Hot Chocolate 'You Sexy Thing'
N-Trance featuring Rod Stewart 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy'
LL Cool J 'Phenomenon'
911 'Party People...Friday Night'
Ricky Martin 'Maria'
Bellini 'Samba De Janeiro'
DJ Quicksilver 'Free'

Disc two

Wet Wet Wet 'Yesterday'
George Michael 'You Have Been Loved'
The Verve 'The Drugs Don't Work'
Oasis 'Stand by Me'
Embrace 'All You Good Good People'
Faithless 'Don't Leave'
Radiohead 'Karma Police'
Moby 'James Bond Theme'
PF Project featuring Ewan MacGregor'Choose Life'
Robbie Williams 'Lazy Days'
Ash 'A Life Less Ordinary'
Texas 'Black Eyed Boy'
Meredith Brooks 'Bitch'
Jon Bon Jovi 'Janie, Don't Take Your Love To Town'
Ocean Colour Scene 'Better Day'
Cast 'I'm So Lonely'
Conner Reeves 'Earthbound'
Peter Andre 'Lonely'
Boyz II Men '4 Seasons of Loneliness'

The third and last album in the Now! series this year, though a few tracks from late 1997 show up on Now 39 in the following year. It's notable for having 22 tracks on the first disc but only 19 on the second, due to the length of the Oasis and Embrace tracks (the latter is the full-length version rather than the radio edit). In an unfortunate error, the Hot Chocolate track is also the rubbishy 1987 remix as heard on Now 9, rather than the original version that was a hit in 1997. On the other hand, this breaks from the previous three albums by including a George Michael track in its original form rather than as a remix. It's also odd that three of the last four tracks are refer to loneliness in the title, couldn't they have shuffled them about a bit? 

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