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Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 1
Various Artists
Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 1
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 1
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Now Hits Collections
Original Release Date: 10/27/1998
Release Date: 10/27/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock
Styles: American Alternative, Dance Pop, Adult Contemporary, Teen Pop, Adult Alternative, Contemporary R&B
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724384679521

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Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
All the "Now"s are great music!
Vicktoria H. from DONALD, OR
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
It's a good cd with lots of good songs!

CD Reviews

The best of the NOW series
the_decockster | Ashland, Oregon | 12/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Out of all the NOW CDs, this one is the best. Sure, the songs are "old" by now, but they were all big pop hits at the time of this CDs release, while, with the newer NOWs, only about half of the songs could really be considered big hits. Here's a quick overview.1. "Together Again" - Janet: I never really liked Janet Jackson, but I did like this song. It has a really nice message, and it definitely deserved to be a hit2. "As Long As You Love Me" - Backstreet Boys: OK, as a huge BSB fan, I'm biased toward this song. BUT, it really is a great pop song, with it's simple, nice melody, and cute lyrics.3. "The Way" - Fastball: This was another huge hit way bakc in 1997. It's the type of song that you either a)Like it a lot at first, then get sick of it... or b)Hate it at first, but grow to love it.4. "Flagpole Sitta" - Harvey Danger: One of THE best tracks on the album! I usually don't like this type of music (alternative/punk/pop mix), but this one is catchy as hell.5. "Say You'll Be There" - Spice Girls: How could you have a compilation of the hits of the late '90s without including the Spice Girls? And whether you like the girls or not, this IS a catchy song!6. "All My Life" - K-Ci & JoJo: A very pretty R&B ballad, and a big hit in 1997. Ballad fans just have to have this in their collection! Don't like ballads? Then this is filler for you.7. "Never Ever" - All Saints: The only song by the psuedo-Spice Girls I ever liked. It has a really nice beat (it samples "Amazing Grace.") and the vocals are pretty good.8. "If You Could Only See" - Tonic: This reminds me of all the hits that I hear today, by bands like Staind, Creed, and the like.9. "Mmmm Bop" - Hanson: This song was essential for this CD. Like the Spice Girls, you couldn't have a compliatin of the hits of 1997 without Hanson's "Mmm Bop!" These boys brang back pop music!10. "Zoot Suit Riot" - Cherry Poppin' Daddies: OK, I hate this song. Simple as that. Send this(...) back to the big-band era where it belongs!11. "Shorty (You Keep Playing With My Mind" - Imajin: OK, I was wrong before. This was never a hit. I doubt most people have even heard of it. I wonder how much Jive payed to get this song put on the CD for publicity? Anyway, it's not bad once you listen to it. It's really catchy R&B/pop.12. "Anytime" - Brian McKnight: Another soulful R&B ballad. Interestingly, this song was also on the "Grammy Nominees 1999" CD, so it spanned a good two years as a hit song!13. "Barbie Girl" - Aqua: Remember this song? It really is a pop classic, and very original.14. "Karma Police" - Radiohead: Another favorite track. This song is just haunting. A musical masterpiece.15. "I Will Buy You a New Life" - Everclear: Another alternative pop hit that is very catchy. 16. "Fly Away" - Lenny Kravitz: Interestingly, this song didn't become a hit until AFTER appearing on this CD. Anyway, it's a great, catchy song. In my opinion, better than Lenny's new stuff.17. "Sex & Candy" - Marcy Playground: A great end to a hit-filled package. This one is actually reminiscent of "Karma Police," only more poppy.BOTTOM LINE: An album full of hits... from 1997. New pop fans may not be into it."
Aaron | Ohio, USA | 07/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first is the best of the series with the exception of Now 4. With names like Backstreet Boys,Janet Jackson,Hanson,Spice Girls,and Lenny Kravitz,you can't go wrong. Songs include the booming Janet hit "Together Again",the soft-rock station favorite "As Long As You Love Me",and the #1 air-wave dominator Mmm-Bop. Kick back,relax,and enjoy!"