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Released: 20th July 2009
Origin: United Kingdom
Label: Virgin / EMI / Universal
Format: Double CD, Digital MP3 Download
Duration: 2:35:25 (155 minutes 25 seconds)
Tracks: 44
#1’s: 8
Chart Peak: #1 (12 weeks)
Sales: TBC (2x Platinum)
    Tracklisting
1. Lady Gaga – Poker Face 3:48 {1}
2. Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor 3:27 {1}
3. David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over 3:24 {1}
4. Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone 3:26 {1}
5. La Roux – In For The Kill 3:39 {2}
6. Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz – Number 1 3:28 {1}
7. A R Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls feat. Nicole Scherzinger – Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) 3:42 {3}
8. Chipmunk feat. Emeli Sande – Diamond Rings 3:05 {6}
9. Lily Allen – Not Fair 3:22 {5}
10. Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) 3:19 {1}
11. P!nk – Please Don’t Leave Me 3:52 {12}
12. The Veronicas – Untouched 3:22 {8}
13. Katy Perry – Waking Up In Vegas 3:22 {19}
14. Girls Aloud – Untouchable 3:48 {11}
15. Agnes – Release Me 3:07 {3}
16. Freemasons feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer) 3:26 {13}
17. Alesha Dixon – Let’s Get Excited 3:08 {13}
18. The Saturdays – Work 3:12 {22}
19. Take That – Up All Night 3:21 {14}
20. Britney Spears – If U Seek Amy 3:37 {20}
21. Jordin Sparks – Battlefield 4:01 {11}
22. Shontelle feat. Akon – Stuck With Each Other 3:03 {23}
23. Beyoncι – Halo 3:44 {4}
24. Daniel Merriweather – Red 3:53 {5}
25. Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo – Knock You Down 4:12 {5}
26. Ciara feat. Justin Timberlake – Love Sex Magic 3:40 {5}
27. The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow 3:38 {1}
28. Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – Kiss Me Thru The Phone 3:13 {6}
29. Akon feat. Kardinal Offishall & Colby O’Donis – Beautiful 3:19 {8}
30. Flo Rida feat. Wynter – Sugar 4:01 {18}
31. Ironik feat. Chipmunk & Elton John – Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer) 3:25 {3}
32. Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) 3:04 {4}
33. Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden – Bonkers 2:55 {1}
34. The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance 2:54 {9}
35. 3OH!3 – Don’t Trust Me 3:13 {21}
36. Kasabian – Fire 4:12 {3}
37. Florence + The Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) 3:52 {12}
38. Noisettes – Never Forget You 3:09 {20}
39. Little Boots – New In Town 3:19 {13}
40. James Morrison – Please Don’t Stop The Rain 3:54 {33}
41. Paolo Nutini – Candy 3:40 {19}
42. Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People 4:07 {14}
43. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember 3:21 {14}
44. Chicane – Poppiholla 3:43 {7}

Key
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: Lady Gaga – Poker Face / Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz – Number 1 (3 weeks)
Lowest Charting Track: James Morrison – Please Don’t Stop The Rain {33}
Longest Song: Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo – Knock You Down / Kasabian – Fire 4:12
Shortest Song: The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance 2:54
Edited Tracks: Unknown
Unedited Tracks: Unknown
Inlay Mistakes: None
Other Facts: None
    On This Day In History
Jackson Browne settled his lawsuit against US Senator John McCain and the Republican Party after his 1977 hit Running On Empty was used without permission in a 2008 McCain presidential campaign ad that aired on TV and the Internet. McCain and the Republican Party apologized for using the song in the ad and said that McCain himself "had no knowledge of, or involvement in, the creation or distribution of the video."
    Other Resources
Official Now Music Website
Wikipedia
Everyhit
Brandt Animation Archive
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post Feb 11 2018, 09:51 PM
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    Andrew's Review
Now That’s What I Call Music! 73 aka Now 73 was the penultimate volume released in the Noughties. Featuring 44 tracks with 8 UK #1 singles, this volume went on to be the #1 compilation for some 12 weeks in total. It was at this time we received music from La Roux, Chipmunk, Pixie Lott, The Veronicas, Agnes, Pitbull, 3OH!3, Florence + The Machine, Little Boots and Deadmau5.

This was a good era for omissions, in that very few Top 10 singles were omitted. The noteworthy artists that got omitted included Paloma Faith, Arctic Monkeys, Enrique Igleasias, Miley Cyrus, Alexander Rybak, Eminem and Just Jack amongst others.

Those artists whose only sole appearance in the entire series was on this volume included A R Rahman, Keri Hilson (as a lead artist) and Empire Of The Sun.

Artwork Rating: 5/10 Poor
Despite the bright and vibrant colours on this volume’s artwork, it’s really very rushed and shows a real lack of originality. What appears to be palm branches in the background is obscured with nonessential party glasses and shades depicts a summer theme with little thought.

Disc 1 Favourite: David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over
Just the best song David Guetta ever made, just such a feel good summer anthem and Kelly’s blissful vocals make this one of the best dance songs of this millennium! I could literally listen to this song all day long.

Disc 2 Favourite: Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember
Such an atmospheric song. As an enthusiastic collector of chillout music at the time, I fell in love with this single instantly. Amazed that it charted high and got featured on this volume.

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

1. Eminem – We Made You 4:46 {4}
2. Jamie T – Sticks ‘N’ Stones 4:00 {15}
3. Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightning 3:43 {12}
4. Green Day – Know Your Enemy 3:10 {21}
5. Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls 3:41 {22}
6. Linkin Park – New Divide 4:28 {20}
7. Oasis – Falling Down 4:20 {10}
8. Just Jack – Embers 3:28 {17}
9. VV Brown – Shark In The Water 3:04 {34}
10. Tommy Sparks – She’s Got Me Dancing 3:29 {22}
11. Frankmusik – Better Off As Two 2:55 {26}
12. Marmaduke Duke – Rubber Lover 1:56 {12}
13. Pet Shop Boys – Did You See Me Coming? 3:40 {21}
14. Enrique Iglesias feat. Ciara – Takin’ Back My Love 3:50 {12}
15. The Pussycat Dolls – Hush Hush; Hush Hush 4:11 {17}
16. Keri Hilson feat. Timbaland – Return The Favor 3:40 {19}
17. Alexander Rybak – Fairytale 3:02 {10}
18. Paloma Faith – Stone Cold Sober 2:54 {17}
19. Lenka – The Show 3:55 {22}
20. Take That – Said It All 4:15 {9}
21. Miley Cyrus – The Climb 3:52 {11}
22. Jade Ewen – It’s My Time 3:17 {27}
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Total time: 1:19:46

Overall Rating: 8/10 Extremely Good
Faultless volume really, there’s so much quality across both discs. The quantity and quality of this penultimate 00’s volume are both right up there, and there’s not too much from the missed omissions that stood out. The most impressive feat this volume achieved was being #1 in the compilation charts for a total of 12 weeks.

Andrew's Best 5 (as of February 2018)
1. David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over
2. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember
3. La Roux – In For The Kill
4. Lady Gaga – Poker Face
5. The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow

Andrew's Worst 5 (as of February 2018)
1. 3OH!3 – Don’t Trust Me
2. Shontelle feat. Akon – Stuck With Each Other
3. James Morrison – Please Don’t Stop The Rain
4. Ironic feat. Chipmunk & Elton John – Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)
5. Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
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    Other Omissions
Liverpool Collective feat. The Kop Choir – Fields Of Anfield Road {14}
The Enemy – No Time For Tears {16}
Miley Cyrus – Hoedown Throwdown {18}
Basement Jaxx – Raindrops {21}
Star Pilots – In The Heat Of The Night {21}
Airi L – When Love Takes Over {22}
Jack Peρate – Tonight’s Today {23}
Depeche Mode – Wrong {24}
Asher Roth – I Love College {26}
Doves – Kingdom Of Rust {28}
Enter Shikari – Juggernauts {28}
Carolina Liar – Show Me What I’m Looking For {31}
Kasabian – Underdog {32}
White Lies – Farewell To The Playground {33}
You Me At Six – Finders Keepers {33}
Demi Lovato – La La Land {35}
Jack Peρate – Be The One {35}
Bat For Lashes – Daniel {36}
Kelly Clarkson – I Do Not Hook Up {36}
Maccabees – Love You Better {36}
Yeah You’s – 15 Minutes {36}
Gossip – Heavy Cross {37}
Eminem – Beautiful {38}
Lady Sovereign – So Human {38}
Escala – Palladio {39}
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine {40}


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Artwork: 7/10

Disc 1 favourite: P!nk - Please Don't Leave Me
Disc 2 favourite: Paolo Nutini - Candy

Overall rating: 6/10

My top songs from the album:

1. P!nk – Please Don’t Leave Me 3:52 {12}
2. Katy Perry – Waking Up In Vegas 3:22 {19}
3. Paolo Nutini – Candy 3:40 {19}
4. Britney Spears – If U Seek Amy 3:37 {20}
5. Lily Allen – Not Fair 3:22 {5}
6. Take That – Up All Night 3:21 {14}
7. La Roux – In For The Kill 3:39 {2}
8. Girls Aloud – Untouchable 3:48 {11}
9. The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow 3:38 {1}
10. Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) 3:19 {1}
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Not a huge fan of the artwork although the colour scheme is pretty. I feel the sunglasses are too big and in-your-face, but there has been way worse covers tongue.gif

Disc 1 Top 5:
1. David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over
2. The Veronicas – Untouched
3. Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor
4. La Roux – In For The Kill
5. Lady Gaga – Poker Face

Disc 1 starts out strong but kinda fizzles out towards the end, Battlefield is really nice but I can't say I hadn't forgot about it until just now tongue.gif Lily Allen, Calvin Harris, Tinchy Stryder, Pink, Katy Perry, Girls Aloud also Disc 1 highlights for me

Disc 2 Top 5:
1. Beyoncι – Halo
2. The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
3. Ciara feat. Justin Timberlake – Love Sex Magic
4. Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden – Bonkers
5. Florence + The Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

Disc 2's gems are spread out a little more although there are quite a few songs here I could easily forget they ever existed. Daniel Merriweather, Pitbull, Kasabian, Empire Of The Sun, Deadmau5 are other Disc 2 highlights.

Overall not a particularly bad Now! album. There are some really high high's with David Guetta & Beyonce but also many low's. I think that is more due to the songs charting at the time though, rather than the Now! selection as shown by the omissions which are also not too great. Green Day, Linkin Park, and Miley Cyrus are the only singles I would've added
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First off, this is definitely one of the worst Now artworks ever imo, so cheap and gaudy looking, so gave it the 1 out of 10! sad.gif

Went with David and Kelly's dance anthem for disc 1! My highlight at the time and now was Kelly singing i-e-i-e-i-e-i going up and down the musical note scale!

Release Me is such a close second, amazing song imo, so nostalgic to hear now!

I like a lot of the other songs from disc 1 though. The ones I like are I'm Not Alone (wasn't much a fan of this at the time, but it sounds great now), Beautiful (another nostalgic sounding R&B ballad), In For The Kill (which I prefer to Bulletproof), Number 1 (wasn't a fan at the time though I don't think, preferred both Tinchy and N-Dubz's later 2009/early 2010 songs like I'm Not Alone, Playing With Fire, We Dance On), Evacuate The Dancefloor (which I liked at the time iirc), Let's Get Excited (also liked this one iirc), If U Seek Amy (think I liked this one too back then for its quirkiness and dance pop style), Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) (liked this at the time, what an excellent debut for Pixie) and Up All Night (good fun Take That tune which I liked at the time (my mum had The Circus album).

From disc 2 which is much weaker imo, my standout fave is The Noisettes - Never Forget You. Great 60s style soul song, way better than Don't Upset The Rhythm imo, which I don't like and find a little annoying. Knock You Down is a close second, one of the best R&B/rap combination songs of the turn of 09/10 imo (there were a lot).

Beyonce - Halo I absolutely loved at the time, one of her best tbh. I like Chicane - Poppihola, I thought was refreshing at the time, to have just an instrumental making the top 10. Bonkers is fun from disc 2, it reminded me of the Audio Bully's We Don't Care a bit too at the time in terms of style, which was on a Lucozade advert around that time. Fire is good from disc 2, the second last big indie anthem of the 00s, the last being on the next Now volume.


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Wouldn't Michael Jackson's 'Man In The Mirror' be an omission too? Or are you keeping that for the next volume?

Anyway great work on these, I really do enjoy reading these threads.

Here's my Top 5:-

1) Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone
2) David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over
3) Florence & The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Shake It Out)
4) Kasabian - Fire
5) Chicane - Poppiholla
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QUOTE(gavindeejay @ Feb 12 2018, 05:04 PM) *
Wouldn't Michael Jackson's 'Man In The Mirror' be an omission too? Or are you keeping that for the next volume?

At first I was, but then a week or two after his whole back catalogue made the charts following his death and so because there were so many to choose from, I opted not to include them. sad.gif
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QUOTE(troublepink @ Feb 12 2018, 03:50 PM) *
Artwork: 7/10

Disc 1 favourite: P!nk - Please Don't Leave Me
Disc 2 favourite: Paolo Nutini - Candy


ohmy.gif those were my picks!
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post Feb 14 2018, 02:51 PM
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Girls Aloud – Untouchable and Daniel Merriweather - Red are my favourites from the discs wub.gif
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omg there are faaaar too many great omissions from this thing
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QUOTE(SevenSeize @ Feb 14 2018, 04:44 PM) *
omg there are faaaar too many great omissions from this thing


Can't remember hearing Miley Cyrus' Hoedown Throwdown, must listen now, but it sounds like from the title its going to be awful.

EDIT: OK on listening to it, its not great but not quite as bad as I thought it would be!


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First now I ever got so this has a lot of memories. This came with a few music videos I remember- Not Fair and Kiss Me Thru The Phone were them I think. Please Don’t Leave Me and Never Forget You are my faves from each album as I revisit them loads but I have so many favourites scattered all over the album although particularly on disc 1 (Release Me, Jai Ho, Work, New In Town)
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My Disc 1 favourite is Calvin Harris - 'I'm Not Alone' which is only surpassed in quality by 'Acceptable In The 80s' when it comes to his discography wub.gif For Disc 2 I chose The Black Eyed Peas - 'Boom Boom Pow'! That was such an idiosyncratic lead single but totally paid off.

Disc 1 top 5:
01. Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone
02. Agnes - Release Me
03. Lady Gaga - Poker Face
04. A.R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls feat. Nicole Scherzinger – Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)
05. Girls Aloud - Untouchable (would be higher if it wasn't the autotuned radio edit!)

Disc 2 top 5:
01. The Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
02. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember
03. The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance
04. Kasabian - Fire
05. Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden – Bonkers
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another great edition here, a bit more filler than '74 but it's got the goods.

Disc one rank:
1. Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone
2. Agnes – Release Me
3. Lady Gaga – Poker Face
4. David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over
5. Freemasons feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)
6. Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor
7. Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz – Number 1
8. The Veronicas – Untouched
9. La Roux – In For The Kill
10. Lily Allen – Not Fair

Disc two rank:
1. The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow [this top 3 particularly omg]
2. Chicane – Poppiholla
3. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember
4. Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden – Bonkers
5. Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People
6. Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
7. The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance
8. Flo Rida feat. Wynter – Sugar
9. Florence + The Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
10. Kasabian – Fire

Worst five:
1. Jordin Sparks – Battlefield [I really cannot stand this, overrated screech]
2. James Morrison – Please Don’t Stop The Rain
3. The Saturdays – Work
4. Alesha Dixon – Let’s Get Excited
5. Paolo Nutini – Candy
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