I WOULD be hard pushed to find someone that isn’t a fan of the Now! albums.
Any fan of current music cannot fail to love the double-disc compilations that have dominated the music scene over the years.
I still remember buying Now! 22 on casette in 1992, and loving every song on it, and my love affair with the Now albums hasn’t ended yet.
The series is now up to 78, and Now That’s What I Call Music! 78 is one of the strongest contenders for the best compilation album of the year.
Featuring six songs which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart – Grenade, We R Who We R, When We Collide, Price Tag, What’s My Name?, and The Time (Dirty Bit), this album is jam-packed with hits that just keep flying out of your speakers.
Thealbum has double appearances from Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz, Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa; in addition to a triple appearance from one of the best female artists of the moment –Rihanna.
Stand out tracks include Pink’s Perfect, Chapmion by Chipmunk, and Jessie J’s Price Tag.
And of course no compilation album could be complete with a song from the sensational Adele, with Rolling in the deep.
You can always count on the Now albums to deliver top tracks from current artists that are riding high in the charts, and despite being 78 this year, the now albums still offer up the same wonderful mix of tracks as they ever have.
1. Bruno Mars - Grenade
2. Adele - Rolling In The Deep
3. Jessie J - Do It Like A Dude
4. Rihanna - S&M
5. Ke$ha - We R Who We R
6. The Wanted - Gold Forever
7. Matt Cardle - When We Collide
8. Take That - The Flood
9. Ellie Goulding - Your Song
10. JLS feat. Tinie Tempah - Eyes Wide Shut
11. David Guetta feat. Rihanna - Who’s That Chick?
12. Taio Cruz feat. Travie McCoy - Higher
13. Chris Brown - Yeah 3X
14. Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
15. Alexis Jordan - Happiness
16. Parade - Louder
17. Olly Murs - Thinking Of Me
18. Avril Lavigne - What The Hell
19. McFly feat. Taio Cruz - Shine A Light
20. Noah And The Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
21. Comic Relief pts. Susan Boyle & Geraldine McQueen - I Know Him So Well
1. Jessie J - Price Tag
2. Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown - Champion
3. Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
4. Rihanna feat. Drake - What’s My Name?
5. The Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
6. Nicole Scherzinger - Poison
7. Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E - Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)
8. Cee Lo Green feat. Wiz Khalifa - Bright Lights Bigger City
9. Katy Perry feat. Kanye West - E.T.
10. P!nk - Perfect
11. Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding - Wonderman
12. Willow - Whip My Hair
13. Katy B feat. Ms Dynamite - Lights On
14. Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette - Hello
15. Flo Rida feat. Akon - Who Dat Girl
16. Far East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev - Like A G6
17. Wretch 32 feat. L - Traktor
18. Aggro Santos feat. Kimberley Walsh - Like U Like
19. Devlin feat. Yasmin - Runaway
20. Tinchy Stryder feat. Melanie Fiona - Let It Rain
21. Chase & Status feat. Liam Bailey - Blind Faith