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Released: 23rd July 2007
Origin: United Kingdom
Label: Virgin / EMI / Universal
Format: Double CD, Digital MP3 Download
Duration: 2:37:11 (157 minutes 11 seconds)
Tracks: 43
#1’s: 5
Chart Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
Sales: TBC (2x Platinum)
    Tracklisting
1. Rihanna feat. Jay-Z – Umbrella 4:16 {1}
2. Gwen Stefani feat. Akon – The Sweet Escape 4:07 {2}
3. Gym Class Heroes – Cupid’s Chokehold/Breakfast In America 3:59 {3}
4. Kate Nash – Foundations 3:44 {2}
5. Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend 3:36 {2}
6. Take That – Shine 3:29 {1}
7. Enrique Iglesias – Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song) 3:40 {3}
8. MIKA – Love Today 3:23 {6}
9. Mutya Buena – Real Girl 3:29 {2}
10. Beyoncι & Shakira – Beautiful Liar 3:20 {1}
11. Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake & Nelly Furtado – Give It To Me 3:33 {1}
12. Amerie – Take Control 3:42 {10}
13. Christina Aguilera – Candyman 3:13 {17}
14. Kelly Clarkson – Never Again 3:37 {9}
15. McFly – Baby’s Coming Back 2:51 {1}
16. Natasha Bedingfield – I Wanna Have Your Babies 3:37 {7}
17. Fergie feat. Ludacris – Glamorous 3:19 {6}
18. Justin Timberlake – LoveStoned/I Think She Knows 3:45 {12}
19. Ne-Yo – Because Of You 4:27 {4}
20. Akon feat. Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Love You 4:08 {3}
21. Robin Thicke – Lost Without U 4:15 {11}
22. Snow Patrol – Signal Fire 3:57 {4}
23. Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder 3:31 {2}
24. Mark Ronson feat. Daniel Merriweather – Stop Me 3:35 {2}
25. HelloGoodbye – Here (In Your Arms) 3:38 {4}
26. Alex Gaudino feat. Crystal Waters – Destination Calabria 2:59 {4}
27. Booty Luv – Shine 3:21 {10}
28. Calvin Harris – The Girls 3:53 {3}
29. Reverend & The Makers – Heavyweight Champion Of The World 3:26 {8}
30. Paolo Nutini – New Shoes 3:21 {21}
31. Paul McCartney – Dance Tonight 2:54 {26}
32. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black 3:59 {25}
33. The Fray – Over My Head (Cable Car) 3:55 {19}
34. The Twang – Either Way 3:36 {8}
35. Editors – Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors 4:55 {7}
36. Manic Street Preachers – Your Love Alone Is Not Enough 3:54 {2}
37. Fall Out Boy – Thnks fr th Mmrs 3:23 {12}
38. Klaxons – It’s Not Over Yet 3:26 {13}
39. Super Mal feat. Luciana – Bigger Than Big 3:07 {19}
40. Groove Armada feat. Stush & Red Rat – Get Down 3:53 {9}
41. UnkleJam – What Am I Fighting For? 3:33 {16}
42. The Chemical Brothers – Do It Again 3:36 {12}
43. Jamie T – Sheila 3:30 {15}

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Tracks highlighted red were official UK #1’s.
Tracks with an asterisk (*) next to their title have also been included in special releases from the series.
The track duration has been highlighted cyan.
Bracketed numbers refer to highest chart position reached.
    Miscellaneous Facts
Track Most Weeks At #1: Rihanna feat. Jay-Z – Umbrella (10 weeks)
Lowest Charting Track: Paul McCartney – Dance Tonight {26}
Longest Song: Editors – Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors 4:55
Shortest Song: McFly – Baby’s Coming Back 2:51
Edited Tracks: Unknown
Unedited Tracks: Unknown
Inlay Mistakes: None
Other Facts: None
    On This Day In History
No music news to report for 23rd July 2007.
    Other Resources
Official Now Music Website
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    Andrew's Review
Now That’s What I Call Music! 67 also known as Now 67, had it’s release in the summer of 2007. Containing 43 tracks and 5 UK #1 singles, it offered the best of what was in the charts at the time, including a 10 week UK #1 single. It was the first volume in the series to feature Gym Class Heroes, Kate Nash, Avril Lavigne, Mutya Buena (as a solo artist), Timbaland (as the lead artist), Robin Thicke, Mark Ronson and Alex Gaudino.

All eligible UK #1 singles from this era were featured on this volume, meaning less notable omissions. However, overlooked on this occasion were hits from the likes of talent show winner Lee Mead, the UK Eurovision entry from Scooch, Arctic Monkeys, Linkin Park, JoJo, Travis, Bob Sinclar and The Enemy among others.

This volume did mark the only occasion in the series for artists like HelloGoodbye, Reverend & The Makers, The Twang, Editors, Manic Street Preachers, Super Mal and UnkleJam.

Artwork Rating: 5/10 Poor
Very unoriginal design for a summer release. It’s not a bad use of colour, but the theme of having the logo against a backdrop of water surrounded by multi-coloured objects was getting very tiring by this stage, and after three years in a row of a similar summer design, it called for a radical change.

Disc 1 Favourite: Gwen Stefani feat. Akon – The Sweet Escape
An uplifting feel-good pop anthem. It was a favourite song to play at the time of its release and is still refreshing to hear today. Certainly this song cemented Akron’s vocals within the music industry and he worked with many other artists soon afterwards.

Disc 2 Favourite: Reverend & The Makers – Heavyweight Champion Of The World
From start to finish this song is sublime. I loved it at the time and it was a good song to workout to thanks to its blistering tempo. Shame that this was their only notable hit.

Disc 3 Tracklist:
(A concept of what a third disc might look like if other hits from the era were used)

1. Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm 2:50 {2}
2. The Enemy – Had Enough 2:39 {4}
3. The Pigeon Detectives – I’m Not Sorry 3:42 {12}
4. Linkin Park – What I’ve Done 3:25 {6}
5. The White Stripes – Icky Thump 4:15 {2}
6. My Chemical Romance – Teenagers 2:41 {9}
7. Kings Of Leon – Fans 3:36 {13}
8. Kaiser Chiefs – Everything Is Average Nowadays 2:41 {19}
9. Mark Ronson feat. Lily Allen – Oh My God 3:35 {8}
10. JoJo – Anything 3:49 {21}
11. Ciara – Like A Boy 3:57 {16}
12. Kelly Rowland feat. Eve – Like This 3:36 {4}
13. Mims – This Is Why I’m Hot 4:13 {18}
14. Armand Van Helden – NYC Beat 3:10 {22}
15. Dada feat. Sandy Rivera & Trix – Lollipop 2:49 {18}
16. Bob Sinclar & Cutee B feat. Gary Pine & Dollarman – Sound Of Freedom 3:16 {14}
17. Sunblock – Baby Baby 3:22 {16}
18. Scooch – Flying The Flag (For You) 3:04 {5}
19. Sophie Ellis-Bexter – Me And My Imagination 3:25 {23}
20. Lee Mead – Any Dream Will Do 3:49 {2}
21. Take That – I’d Wait For Life 4:11 {17}
22. Travis – Closer 4:00 {10}
23. Jack Peρate – Torn On The Platform 3:53 {7}
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Total time: 1:19:58

Overall Rating: 6/10 Good
I’m not sure the quality of music in 2007 was as high as the previous couple of years, but certainly all the main hits of the era are contained within these two discs. A few songs were a little dated by the time of release (Take That, Akon and Mark Ronson) meaning newer singles got overlooked or pushed back another volume. There is little I would do to change the tracklisting though.

Andrew's Best 5 (as of December 2017)
1. Reverend & The Makers – Heavyweight Champion Of The World
2. Alex Gaudino feat. Crystal Waters – Destination Calabria
3. The Chemical Brothers – Do It Again
4. Gwen Stefani feat. Akon – The Sweet Escape
5. Fergie feat. Ludacris – Glamorous

Andrew's Worst 5 (as of December 2017)
1. Kate Nash – Foundations
2. UnkleJam – What Am I Fighting For?
3. Robin Thicke – Lost Without U
4. HelloGoodbye – Here (In Your Arms)
5. Paul McCartney – Dance Tonight


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    Other Omissions
McFly – Transylvania {1}
Arctic Monkeys – Fluorescent Adolescent {5}
Natasha Bedingfield – Soulmate {7}
The Enemy – Away From Here {8}
Manic Street Preachers – Autumnsong {10}
My Chemical Romance – I Don’t Love You {13}
Gareth Gates – Changes {14}
Holloways – Generator {14}
Marillion – Thankyou Whoever You Are {15}
Ash – You Can’t Have It All {16}
Funeral For A Friend – Into Oblivion (Reunion) {16}
Maximo Park – Books From Boxes {16}
Cribs – Men’s Needs {17}
Biffy Clyro – Folding Stars {18}
Muse – Map Of The Problematique {18}
R. Kelly feat. T.I. & T-Pain – I’m A Flirt {18}
Biffy Clyro – Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies {19}
Green Day – The Simpsons Theme {19}
Marilyn Manson – Heart-Shaped Glasses (When The Heart Guides The Hand) {19}
Queens Of The Stone Age – 3’s & 7’s {19}
Bloc Party – I Still Remember {20}
Cast Of High School Musical 2 – What Time Is It {20}
Dizzee Rascal – Sirens {20}
Erasure – I Could Fall In Love With You {21}
Koopa – The One-Off Song For The Summer {21}
Muse – Invincible {21}
Bloc Party – Hunting For Witches {22}
Gareth Gates – Angel On My Shoulder {22}
Gwen Stefani – 4 In The Morning {22}
Kim Sozzi – Break Up {23}
Bobby Valentino feat. Timbaland – Anonymous {25}
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post Dec 17 2017, 09:38 PM
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Not a stellar volume by any means. Went for Candyman and Back To Black (2 cracking tracks!)
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Voted for Mutya Buena- Real Girl for my disc 1 fave, a song I liked at the time and which sounds distinctively 2007 to me.

Mostly not a great disc 1 imo.

For Disc 2 went with Groove Armada, Red Rat and Stush - Get Down - such a crazy but brilliant dance tune!

Klaxons' version of It's Not Over Yet is fab, remember that more from being on the Debenhams adverts than from the radio/music channels I think, but I still liked it at the time. Back to Black I liked at the time too.

Of the omissions I like Sunblock and Sandy's 'Baby Baby' cover version, Dada feat. Sandy Rivera & Trix – Lollipop, Muse's Map Of The Problematique and Kim Sozzi's Break Up.


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I forgot about that Klaxons cover. Must give it a spin!
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There's some great tracks on this edition - Rev & The Makers, Chemical Brothers, Timbaland, Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson to name a few. It's a shame none of the earlier Editors songs never made a Now CD....particularly stuff from The Back Room era.
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This edition holds a special place in my heart! Rewind back to the summer of 2007 and a 10-year-old me is ecstatic to receive her very first iPod Nano for her birthday that year. *.* I also received Now 67 alongside it, so it was the first album I ever synced to an iPod and it was subsequently spammed for months! I had a hard time choosing my Disc 1 favourite as nothing was a glaringly obvious leader of the pack, but I eventually plumped for Kate Nash - 'Foundations'! Quite possibly one of the most quotable chart hits of the noughties. Poor thing being within touching distance of #1 but not quite making it! Disc 2 on the other hand has a CLEAR favourite for me and that is 'Here (In Your Arms)' by Hellogoodbye wub.gif wub.gif I think this is the biggest turnaround I have ever had for a song, because I used to dislike it when it came out but now it is within my top 10 songs of all-time laugh.gif it stands out for miles on the compilation and makes me melt every time. Autotune used effectively! (oops at those both being in your worst 5, Wardy kink.gif but I love 'Heavyweight Champion of the World' and 'Destination Calabria' also, so that makes up for it x)
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Disc 1 faves:
1. Fergie - Glamorous
2. Rihanna - Umbrella
3. Akon - I Wanna Love You
4. Justin Timberlake - LoveStoned
5. Enrique Iglesias - Do You Know?

Disc 2 faves:
1. Alex Gaudino - Destination Calabria
2. Groove Armada - Get Down
3. Calvin Harris - The Girls
4. Chemical Brothers - Do It Again
5. Editors - Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors

Least faves:
1. McFly - Baby's Coming Back
2. Mika - Love Today [can't stand it but at least it isn't the tragic McFly single which deservedly had a shet chart run]
3. Snow Patrol - Signal Fire [so odd that this is their highest peaking single ever, it's so dull]
4. Paul McCartney - Dance Tonight
5. Amerie - Take Control
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