"to see if these are really the hits, i compiled a list of the songs and the peak positions on the billboard hot 100 chart.. Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake-- #5
2. I'm Glad - Jennifer Lopez--#32
3. Girlfriend - B2K--#30
4. Excuse Me Miss - Jay-Z--#8
5. Hell Yeah - Ginuwine featuring Baby --#19
6. Pump It Up - Joe Budden- #30
7. I Can - Nas--#12
8. Don't Wanna Try - Frankie J--#18 (still climbing)
9. If You're Not The One - Daniel Bedingfield--#15
10. Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows with VanessaCarlton-#42
11. Feel - Robbie Williams-DID NOT CHART
12. Stuck - Stacie Orrico--#52
13. Lights Out - Lisa Marie Presley--DID NOT CHART
14. Girl All The Bad Guys Want - Bowling For Soup-DID NOT CHART
15. In This Diary - The Ataris--DID NOT CHART
16. The Hell Song - Sum 41--DID NOT CHART
17. Send The Pain Below - Chevelle--#70
18. The Road I'm On - 3 Doors Down-NOT CHARTED (yet)
19. Serenity - Godsmack- DID NOT CHART
20. Clocks - Coldplay--#30"
This was a good cd from last summer
Shane M. Groth | Germany | 04/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body: This is my favorite song by him. It was good to dance too in the clubs. AJennifer Lopez - I'm Glad: This was a good hit by J Lo and her music video is the bomb. One of the best I have seen by her. A+B2K - Girlfriend: This was an average song by B2K. Nothing to really say about it. CJay-Z - Excuse Me Miss: Another average song but I liked it better than B2K. B-Ginuwine feat. Baby - Hell Yeah: This song was good. It had a good beat to it. BJoe Budden - Pump It Up: This song was average. Got old after a while. C+Nas - I Can: This is the one song other than the J Lo remix that I liked from this band. It has a good meaning and good music. AFrankie J - Don't Wanna Try: This was a good song by him and the music was good. ADaniel Bedingfield - If You're Not The One: I know you aren't the one. This is the only song on this cd that I can't listen too and it always gets skipped. FCounting Crows feat. Vanessa Carlton - Big Yellow Taxi: This was a good song even though it was seriously overplayed. A-Robbie Williams - Feel: It depends on my mood. Sometimes I can listen to it and other times it repulses me. CStacie Orrico - Stuck: This was a great song. I liked the meaning, the music, and the beat. A+Lisa Marie Presley - Lights Out: This was an average song by Lisa Marie it could have been better. C+Bowling For Soup - Girls All The Bad Guys Want: This song is great it is no wonder they got nominated for a Grammy from this song. A+The Ataris - In This Diary: This was an average song no complaints. C-Sum 41 - The Hell Song: Sometimes I feel like I am in hell after hearing this song. DChevelle - Send The Pain Below: This was a good song I liked it whereas most people didn't. I can relate to this song. A-3 Doors Down - The Road I'm On: Another great song by this band. The music is great and the point of the song is relatable. AGodsmack - Serenity: Not a real fan of this band or this song. D+Coldplay - Clocks: This is a great song by Coldplay and a great way to end this cd. A"
Less hits, less satisfaction
MasterMusicReviewer | i forgot | 01/14/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Thirteen volumes in, the American version of the Now That's What I Call Music series has become quite stratified in terms of its selections and organization. Begun in the fall of 1998 at the height of a teen-pop trend, the series retains an affection for the remaining vestiges of that style, and standard-bearers Justin Timberlake of NSync and Jennifer Lopez lead off this volume. After that, there is the familiar segueing to rap/hip-hop, adult contemporary, pop/rock, and mainstream rock over the course of the 20 selections. Released roughly every four months, the albums do not present the 20 biggest hits of the period by any means. Rather, the choices represent both a sampling of different styles and a combination of tracks that are actually popular with ones the major record labels are trying to push. (How else explain the presence of Lisa Marie Presley?) Picking more for musical style than quality, and more for a balance of allowed tracks from the participating labels than sales, the collection is not a success as a hits compilation, and it is only a qualified success as a time capsule of the popular music of its time. The trend toward snotty adolescent punk-lite is glimpsed in the inclusion of Bowling for Soup's "Girl All the Bad Guys Want," the Ataris' "In This Diary," and Sum 41's "The Hell Song," for example, but the wave of artists exposed by the reality TV shows is ignored. Anyone judging the state of popular music circa mid-2003 on the basis of these 20 selections would have to conclude that it was uninspired and derivative. When a revival of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" sounds like the most interesting song out there, things are not going well. No wonder record sales continued to decline.
My Billboard for NOW 13
jeffmcknz | 07/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Here is my ratings for NOW 13.
1. Rock Your Body- OK Song 2. I'm Glad- Boring Song 3. Girlfriend- Good Song 4. Excuse Me Miss- Awesome Song! 5. Heck Yeah- Good Song 6. Pump It Up- Awesome Song! 7. I Can- Kids in a rap song!? Horrible! 8. Don't Wanna Try- Boring Song 9. If Your Not The One- OK Song 10. Big Yellow Taxi- Remakes are cool! Awesome Song 11. Feel- Boring Song 12. Stuck On You- (There's gotta be) more better songs! Boring! 13. Lights Out- The daughter of the king of rock rocks! 14. Girl The Bad Guys Want- Good Song 15.In This Diary- OK Song 16. The Heck Song- Boring Song 17. Send The Pain Below- Boring Song 18. The Road I'm On- 3 Doors Down Rocks! Awesome Song! 19. I Need Serenity- Too Much African Music. OK Song 20. Clocks- Cool Piano Music! Awesome Song! "