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Now: 1995

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Now That's What I Call Music! 1995 is part of the U.K. run of the series, so its set list might be confusing to those looking for the latest pop-rap and dance hits. Besides Sheryl Crow's "All I Wanna Do," R. Kelly's "Bump 'n Grind," and Coolio's "Gangsta Paradise," the majority of this Now is pretty U.K.-centric. For the appreciative audience, however, it's packed with favorites. Disc one includes Oasis' "Some Might Say," Supergrass' "Alright," and the fuzzy hedonistic stumble of Edwyn Collins' "Girl Like You." Speaking of the Gallagher brothers, there's the novelty Brit-pop genius of Dodgy and "Staying Out for the Summer." The second disc is no slouch either, with more groove-oriented material from Freak Power (the fun Fun Lovin' Criminals ripoff of "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out"), N-Trance, and Alex Party, whose "Don't Give Me Your Life" might be one of the most unstoppable club-dance singles of all time. In keeping with the time period, Now 1995 can't resist a final dig at Oasis, including Michael Flower's snarky cocktail jazz take on "Wonderwall."

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