Now, That’s What I Call Music! 101

Dammit, I told myself that I would stop collecting when the series got to 100. I can’t remember the first one I got, I think it was Volume 26. I bought it at HMV in Edinburgh and it was a double cassette at the time.

When I moved to the US, whenever family came over to visit us from the UK the only thing I would ask them to bring was the latest Now Music CD. That was it.

The great thing about the albums is the singles they put on them tend to not get released in the US (or at least back then) for some time. So it was nice hearing new stuff “early”. A lot of other compilations at the time would have 1 or 2 good tracks on them and that was it. The Now Series had more hits and I found some new favorites listening to the whole album. My one gripe is that they are all radio-friendly. But then again, the albums have a wide-reaching audience of all ages.

So yeah, when I got to number 100, I told myself I would stop and then my curiosity got the better of me.

1Woman Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj)Little Mix3:50
2Promises (feat. Sam Smith)Calvin Harris3:35
3God Is A WomanAriana Grande3:17
4Hold My GirlGeorge Ezra3:32
5Let You Love MeRita Ora3:12
6Eastside (feat. Halsey and Khalid)Benny Blanco2:54
7All I AmJess Glynne3:40
8I Like It (feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin)Cardi B4:14
9Pray For Me (with Kendrick Lamar)The Weeknd3:33
10Electricity (feat. Dua Lipa) [Radio Edit]Silk City3:44
11In My Mind (with Gigi D'Agostino)Dynoro3:04
12Body (feat. Brando)Loud Luxury2:45
13Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B) [Cardi B Version]Maroon 53:56
14Happier (with Bastille)Marshmello3:35
15Baby (feat. Marina & Luis Fonsi)Clean Bandit3:26
16Close To Me (with Diplo feat. Swae Lee)Ellie Goulding3:04
17Love Made Me Do ItCheryl3:28
18High HopesPanic! At The Disco3:12
20One ShotMabel3:53
21Out Of Our HeadsTake That2:55
22When I Kissed The Teacher (with Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, and Ceila Imrie) [Radio Edit]Lily James3:01
23If Only (feat. Dua Lipa)Andrea Bocelli3:39
24No Brainer (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, and Chance The Rapper)DJ Khaled4:22
25Funky Friday (feat. Fredo)Dave3:04
26Taki Taki (feat. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B)DJ Snake3:34
27No Stylist (feat. Drake)French Montana3:13
28NevermindDennis Lloyd2:38
30Ocean (feat. Khalid)Martin Garrix3:37
31Without MeHalsey3:23
32079MEB Young3:33
33Ay Caramba! (feat. Young T & Bugsey)Fredo3:33
34SICKO MODETravis Scott5:14
35Lost In Japan (with Zedd) [Remix]Shawn Mendes3:22
36Back & Forth (with Jonas Blue and Becky Hill)MK3:17
37Polaroid (with Liam Payne and Lennon Stella)Jonas Blue3:12
38Panic Room (with CamelPhat)Au/Ra3:36
39Just Got Paid (with Ella Eyre and Meghan Trainor feat. French Montana)Sigala3:40
40Don't Leave Me Alone (feat. Anne-Marie)David Guetta3:05
41Best Life (feat. One Acen)Hardy Caprio3:20
42Fine GirlZieZie2:48
43Sucker PunchSigrid3:15
44Back To YouSelena Gomez3:29
45Thunderclouds (feat. Sia, Diplo, and Labrinth)LSD3:08
46Be AlrightDean Lewis3:19