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NOW That's What I Call Music 29

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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 11, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Enterprises
  • ASIN: B001G5IJUQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,986 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Pink - "So What" (ZOMBA)
2. Katy Perry - "Hot & Cold" (EMM)
3. Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up" (UMG)
4. Rihanna - "Disturbia" (UMG)
5. Ne-Yo - "Closer" (UMG)
6. Chris Brown - "Forever" (ZOMBA)
7. Kardinal Offishal w/Akon - "Dangerous" (UMG)
8. T.I. - "Whatever You Like" (WMG)
9. Lil Wayne w/T-Pain - "Got Money" (UMG)
10. Savage w/Soulja Boy - "Swing" (UMG)
11. Young Jeezy w/Kanye West - "Put On" (UMG)
12. Yung Berg w/Casha--"The Business" (SONY/BMG)
13. Jordin Sparks - "One Step at a Time" (ZOMBA)
14. Leona Lewis - "Better in Time" (SONY/BMG)
15. Boys Like Girls - "Thunder" (SONY/BMG)
16. Saving Abel - "Addicted" (EMM)
17. Daughtry - "What About Now" (SONY/BMG)
18. Matt Nathanson - "Come On Get Higher" (EMM)
19. Darius Rucker - "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" (EMM)
20. Keith Anderson--"I Still Miss You" (SONY/BMG)

Editorial Reviews

2008 release, the latest in this long-running series of Pop compilations. This is the most up-to-date compilation on the market, containing the absolute hottest songs on the planet including certified hits, songs currently scaling the charts and sizzling radio smashes. This, the 29th installment in the series, features 20 tracks including cuts from Pink, T.I., Lil' Wayne, Leona Lewis, Kardinal Offishall, Rihanna, Pussycat Dolls and many others. Why listen to yesterday's songs when you can live in the here and NOW?!?!

Customer Reviews

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A step up from Now 28 November 12, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I have been collecting the Now albums since Now first came out in the U.S. in...was it 1998? Personally, I don't listen to the radio, especially "pop" stations, so I use the Now series to catch up on where pop music is at through the years. As a result, most of these songs are new to me when I put these CDs in the player. (As opposed to the rest of humanity, who complains that these songs are "overplayed" by the time a new Now comes out.)

In recent years, I have felt that there has been a decline in the quality of Now albums. I enjoyed Now 24 and Now 27, but Now 25, 26, and especially 28 just didn't live up for me. While some Now fans (particularly Leona Lewis and John Mayer fans) were okay with Now 28, I think many would agree with me when I say that I look at Now 28 as somewhat of a low point in the Now series.

That being said, the Now series has resurrected itself in the last week with the release of Now 29 and The Best of Now. (I won't cover the latter in this review, but check it out--especially since the Now series has missed some good hits that made it to The Best of Now.)

Now 29 gets kudos from me for choosing three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100--the energized, Hollaback Girl--esque "So What" by P!nk; the catchy, dance-influenced "Disturbia" by Rihanna; and the 2008-dominating "Whatever You Like" by T.I.

Several of the other hits are also major ones. I'm pretty sure "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls was nominated for some awards this year at the VMAs. "Hot N Cold" is a somewhat successful attempt by Katy Perry to avoid "one-hit wonder" status.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gave as a gift! May 1, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I ordered this for my niece for xmas but too many swear words in the songs so it had to be put away, I did not realize this when I bought it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars mix of good music all on one disk January 19, 2009
By ann
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have really enjoyed this Now CD. It is perfect for one of our get togethers, there is music for everone on it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it February 17, 2010
Format:MP3 Music
I am Japanese. I came USA in Dec.2008. When I started to live here , I always heared these music. So I like it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best... March 31, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Purchased this for my pre-teen, and teens. Not really a very good mix. Would not readily recommend this to others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars liked it August 23, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i loved some of the music on this album. i liked the tracks that were upbeat and not to sad
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Now Vol.29 November 14, 2008
Format:Audio CD
In additon to the twenty tracks already on this album, this is the first volume in the Now series to feature access to five bonus downloads. They're from Brevi, Clique Girlz, Jon McLaughlin, Tyrone Wells and The White Tie Affair. There are many familiar names on this collection but there are a few new ones here as well. Good variety as usual. Here are the chart positions of each track on the Billboard Hot 100.

So What-#1
Hot N Cold-#3(this week)
When I Grow Up-#9
Whatever You Like-#1
Got Money-#10
Put On-#12/#3 R&B
The Business-#33/#6 R&B
One Step At A Time-#17
Better In Time-#11
Addicted-#20 (this week)
What About Now-#18
Come On Get Higher-#64
Don't Think I Don't Think About It-#35/#1 Country
I Still Miss You-#48/#2 Country

TT 76:31

Feelin' Myself-Brevi
Smile-Clique Girlz
Beating My Heart-Jon McLaughlin
Candle-White Tie Affair
Sink or Swim-Tyrone Wells
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good cd June 1, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Not a bad over all cd, I like most mix cd's and the now that's what I call music cd's are over all good. I wish the prices where better but I honestly can't go wrong with the number of songs and mix tracks that are on the cd.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars NOW That's What We Call Music 20 & 29
I got these CD's earlier than I expected. The 2 disc are really in good shape. WHAT AN EXCELLENT JOB! Keep it up! We need this kind of business in our industry today.... Read more
Published on January 18, 2012 by LaVinia
2.0 out of 5 stars Now That's What I Call Music ---Vol.. 29
Unless you"re into a lot of rap and hip-hop music, this album is not
for you. As a matter of fact, I'm not, so I gave it one listen and threw it away.
Published on November 28, 2011 by buckaroo
4.0 out of 5 stars Some good hits
1. Pink - So What
2. Katy Perry - Hot n Cold
4. Rihanna - Disturbia
6. Chris Brown - Forever
8. T.I. - Whatever You Like
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Published on July 6, 2011 by A. Gift For You
3.0 out of 5 stars Hot Cold N In Between
Not one the better volumes in the series. Like volume 27 there isnt a good even blend/share of each genre. Has too much r&b hip hop and not enough pop rock alternative country etc. Read more
Published on January 30, 2010 by Rock Chick
5.0 out of 5 stars now 29
I bought this cd for my teenage son and he absolutely loves it. although there is one song that I feel is inappropriate but other than that it is a really good cd
Published on September 15, 2009 by honesty counts
2.0 out of 5 stars Think Before You Buy
I should have reviewed the songlist better before I made this purchase. Some of the songs are great and others are just ones I hit the skip button on. The "Now 30... Read more
Published on June 16, 2009 by Violet
3.0 out of 5 stars Not worth $9.99
Not the strongest in the Now series. I would've been better off buying the tracks that I wanted from i-Tunes.
Published on May 11, 2009 by dundem
5.0 out of 5 stars 29
Love the music, I am a collector of all these "NOW" CD's. Keep it coming, I play them over and over, so far all of my CD's are still in good shape. Thanks DL
Published on April 26, 2009 by D. Long
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Thoughts on the tracklisting?
I honestly think that this CD is really good. I think that it has a good selection of songs and they got some current music and some old but it's good this is by far better then now 28, now 28 seemed wasted and boring, but I think NOW 29 is great and super! I think most of the songs besides the... Read More
Nov 2, 2008 by MarioKartWii3000 |  See all 4 posts
Now 29
The copy of Now 29 that I bought locally is the clean version. No swear words. I don't know if there are two versions of the Now CDs or only one.
Mar 18, 2009 by V. Richmond |  See all 3 posts
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