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Now That's What I Call Music! 36

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Four editions of the Now series were released in 2010, with Vol. 36 capping off the year. This compilation covers the usual ground, presenting 20 tracks that vacillate between pop, modern rock, contemporary country, and R&B. Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” is the album’s only number one hit (unless you count Elvis’ “Suspicious Minds,” which topped the charts in 1969 and is presented here in a remixed Viva Elvis arrangement), but a handful of Top Ten singles are also thrown into the mix, including Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” Kesha’s “Take It Off,” Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,” Nelly’s “Just a Dream,” and B.o.B’s “Magic.” Meanwhile, the “What’s Next” section highlights newcomers like Sick Puppies and the Secret Sisters.

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