Various Artists

Now That's What I Call Music! 53

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Over one-third of the inclusions on the 53rd Now compilation reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and they're packed into the early portion of the compilation's sequence. Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' swaggering throwback party number "Uptown Funk," the number one song at the time of the set's release, leads the way, and it's followed by a succession of singles that fared either nearly or just as well. Meghan Trainor's "Lips Are Movin'," Maroon 5's "Animals," Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)," and Ariana Grande and the Weeknd's "Love Me Harder" are among the other major hits here from late 2014/early 2015. As usual, a significant chunk of selections falls into the "developing artists with no actual hits" category.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:27
2 2:59
3 3:48
4 3:36
5 3:25
6 3:50
7 3:21
8 3:45
9 3:43
10 3:33
11 2:56
12 4:08
13 2:47
14 3:24
15 3:25
16 4:31
17 3:16
18 3:22
19 3:31
20 3:31
21 2:56
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