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NOW That's What I Call 40 Years: Volume 2 - 1993-2003

  • Released: 24/11/2023
  • Label: Now
  • Genre: Pop

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NOW That’s What I Call Music! is excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary, and we are proud to present four very special collector’s editions that together present 175 essential hits from the past 40 years on vinyl... The second of these is NOW That's What I Call 40 Years: Volume 2 - 1993-2003. Looking back at 10 years of huge Pop hits, this 3LP is pressed on ravishing red vinyl, in a stunning tri-fold sleeve that includes a track-by-track guide and original singles and NOW artwork. 42 tracks that span 10 years of NOW releases, including tracks from all of the numbered NOW That’s What I Call Music! albums from NOW 26 to NOW 54. Disc 1 opens with the epic ‘I’d Do Anything For Love…’ from Meat Loaf, followed by more #1s from D:Ream, and the 15-week at-the-top ‘Love Is All Around’ by Wet Wet Wet.

The collection includes dance anthems from Livin’ Joy and The Tamperer feat. Maya, R&B from All-4-One and Mark Morrison, Rap from Coolio & L.V., as well as contemporary classics from The Pretenders with ‘I’ll Stand By You’, Radiohead’s ‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’, ‘Angels’ from Robbie Williams and ‘He’s On The Phone’ from Saint Etienne, alongside a future seasonal staple from East 17. The mid-90s tracks include #1s from Oasis, Spice Girls, George Michael, and The Prodigy… and toward the end of the decade, Cher celebrated the biggest single of her career with ‘Believe’. Pure-pop enjoyed a huge resurgence with Aqua, All Saints, Hanson, and Steps emerging to great success, along with a future global superstar – Britney Spears.

As the new millennium arrived, Sonique, Craig David and Gabrielle topped the charts. Timeless pop gold features from S Club, Girls Aloud, and ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, which became Kylie Minogue’s biggest hit thirteen years after her debut #1. Mary J. Blige with ‘Family Affair’ follows, and this volume concludes with the Nelly & Kelly Rowland collaboration ‘Dilemma’. NOW That’s What I Call 40 Years – celebrating NOW’s legacy with Massive Pop Hits from the past 40 years.

3CD

NOW That’s What I Call Music! is excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary, and we are proud to present four very special collector’s editions that together present 250 essential hits from the past 40 years on CD. The second of these is NOW That's What I Call 40 Years: Volume 2 - 1993-2003. Looking back at 10 years of huge Pop hits, this special edition 3CD is housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 26-page booklet featuring a summary of the era, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, plus original singles and NOW artwork. 60 tracks that span 10 years of NOW releases, including tracks from all of the numbered NOW That’s What I Call Music! albums from NOW 26 to NOW 54.

CD 1 opens with the epic ‘I’d Do Anything For Love…’ from Meat Loaf, followed by more #1s from D:Ream, and the 15-week at-the-top ‘Love Is All Around’ by Wet Wet Wet. The collection includes dance anthems from Livin’ Joy and The Source feat. Candi Staton, R&B from All-4-One and Mark Morrison, Reggae from Dawn Penn, Rap from Coolio & L.V., as well as contemporary classics from The Pretenders with ‘I’ll Stand By You’, Radiohead’s ‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’, ‘Angels’ from Robbie Williams and ‘He’s On The Phone’ from Saint Etienne - alongside massive pop hits from Corona and Whigfield.

The mid-90s tracks include #1s from Oasis, Spice Girls, George Michael, and The Prodigy… and toward the end of the decade, pure-pop enjoyed a huge resurgence with Aqua, All Saints, Backstreet Boys, and Steps emerging to great success, along with a future Global superstar – Britney Spears. As the new Millennium arrived, floor-fillers from Sonique and Black Legend topped the charts, as did Craig David and Gabrielle. Hear’Say enjoyed a massive #1, ‘Pure & Simple’, after winning the ‘Popstars’ TV talent show.

Timeless pop gold features from S Club, Girls Aloud, and ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, which became Kylie Minogue’s biggest hit thirteen years after her debut #1. Huge U.S. R&B tracks from Nelly & Kelly Rowland and Mary J. Blige are included before this volume concludes with the #1 ballad ‘If You’re Not The One’ from Daniel Bedingfield. NOW That’s What I Call 40 Years – celebrating NOW’s legacy with Massive Pop Hits from the past 40 years.

Tracklist

3LP

LP1 - SIDE A
1 Meat Loaf I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
2 D:Ream Things Can Only Get Better
3 Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around (From "Four Weddings And A Funeral" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
4 All-4-One I Swear
5 The Pretenders I'll Stand By You
6 Youssou N'Dour feat. Neneh Cherry 7 Seconds
7 East 17 Stay Another Day

LP1 - SIDE B:
1 Livin' Joy Dreamer
2 Coolio, L.V. Gangsta's Paradise
3 Radiohead Street Spirit (Fade Out)
4 Oasis Don’t Look Back In Anger
5 Saint Etienne He’s On The Phone
6 Mark Morrison Return Of The Mack
7 Spice Girls Wannabe

LP2 - SIDE A:
1 George Michael Fastlove
2 Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's
3 The Prodigy Breathe
4 Eternal feat. Bebe Winans I Wanna Be The Only One
5 Hanson MMMBop
6 Chumbawamba Tubthumping
7 All Saints Never Ever

LP2 - SIDE B:
1 Robbie Williams Angels
2 Natalie Imbruglia Torn
3 Aqua Barbie Girl
4 The Tamperer feat. Maya Feel It
5 Boyzone No Matter What
6 Cher Believe
7 ATB 9pm (Till I Come)

LP3-SIDE A:
1 Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time
2 Steps Tragedy
3 Gabrielle Rise
4 Sonique It Feels So Good
5 Craig David 7 Days
6 Atomic Kitten Whole Again
7 S Club Don't Stop Movin’

LP3 - SIDE B:
1 Kylie Minogue Can't Get You Out Of My Head
2 Mary J. Blige Family Affair
3 Sophie Ellis-Bextor Murder On The Dancefloor
4 Liberty X Just A Little
5 Las Ketchup The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)
6 Girls Aloud Sound Of The Underground
7 Nelly & Kelly Rowland Dilemma

3CD

CD1
1 Meat Loaf I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
2 D:Ream Things Can Only Get Better
3 M People Moving On Up
4 Dawn Penn You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)
5 Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around (From "Four Weddings And A Funeral" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
6 All-4-One I Swear
7 The Pretenders I'll Stand By You
8 Youssou N'Dour feat. Neneh Cherry 7 Seconds
9 Corona The Rhythm Of The Night
10 Whigfield Saturday Night
11 East 17 Stay Another Day
12 Supergrass Alright
13 Livin' Joy Dreamer
14 Coolio, L.V. Gangsta's Paradise
15 Babylon Zoo Spaceman
16 Radiohead Street Spirit (Fade Out)
17 Oasis Don’t Look Back In Anger
18 Saint Etienne He’s On The Phone
19 Mark Morrison Return Of The Mack
20 Spice Girls Wannabe

CD2
1 George Michael Fastlove
2 Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's
3 Texas Say What You Want
4 Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity
5 The Prodigy Breathe
6 The Source feat. Candi Staton You Got The Love
7 Eternal feat. Bebe Winans I Wanna Be The Only One
8 Hanson MMMBop
9 Chumbawamba Tubthumping
10 Aqua Barbie Girl
11 All Saints Never Ever
12 Natalie Imbruglia Torn
13 Robbie Williams Angels
14 The Tamperer feat. Maya Feel It
15 The Corrs Dreams
16 Boyzone No Matter What
17 Fatboy Slim Praise You
18 Cher Believe
19 ATB 9pm (Till I Come)
20 Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way

CD3
1 Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time
2 Steps Tragedy
3 Eiffel 65 Blue (Da Ba Dee)
4 Gabrielle Rise
5 Sonique It Feels So Good
6 Black Legend You See The Trouble With Me
7 Craig David 7 Days
8 Atomic Kitten Whole Again
9 Hear'Say Pure & Simple
10 Blue All Rise
11 S Club Don't Stop Movin’
12 Kylie Minogue Can't Get You Out Of My Head
13 Mary J. Blige Family Affair
14 Sophie Ellis-Bextor Murder On The Dancefloor
15 Liberty X Just A Little
16 Las Ketchup The Ketchup Song
17 t.A.T.u. All The Things She Said
18 Girls Aloud Sound Of The Underground
19 Nelly & Kelly Rowland Dilemma
20 Daniel Bedingfield If You're Not The One