Now That's What I Call Music! 39 (U.S. series)

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This article describes the 39th album in the U.S. Now! series. It should not be confused with identically-numbered albums from other Now! series. For more information, see Now That's What I Call Music! 39 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography.
Now That's What I Call Music! 39
Compilation album by Various artists
Released August 9, 2011
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre Pop
Length 73:03[1]
Label EMI
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Country Volume 4
(2011)
Now That's What I Call Music! 39
(2011)
Now That's What I Call Music! 40
(2011)

Now That's What I Call Music! 39 was released on August 9, 2011.[2] The album is the 39th edition of the Now! series in the United States. Three tracks on the album, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", "Party Rock Anthem" and "Give Me Everything", reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song, "Tonight Tonight", was included as a "Now What's Next" bonus track on Now That's What I Call Music! 38 and is featured as a main track in this edition.

Now! 39 debuted on the Billboard 200 at number three with first week sales of 110,000 copies.[3] The album has sold 591,000 copies as of March 2012.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"   Katy Perry 3:50
2. "Party Rock Anthem"   LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock 3:51
3. "Give Me Everything"   Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack, and Nayer 4:12
4. "The Edge of Glory"   Lady Gaga 4:19
5. "Till the World Ends"   Britney Spears 3:54
6. "On the Floor"   Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 3:47
7. "The Show Goes On"   Lupe Fiasco 3:54
8. "Written in the Stars"   Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner 3:25
9. "Just Can't Get Enough"   The Black Eyed Peas 3:39
10. "The Lazy Song"   Bruno Mars 3:07
11. "Who Says"   Selena Gomez & the Scene 3:09
12. "Price Tag"   Jessie J featuring B.o.B 3:17
13. "Tonight Tonight"   Hot Chelle Rae 3:18
14. "Good Life"   OneRepublic 4:09
15. "Dirt Road Anthem"   Jason Aldean 3:45
16. "Honey Bee"   Blake Shelton 3:39
17. "Starbucks Smile"   Maria K. 3:24
18. "Show Me"   Jessica Sutta 3:42
19. "Mind Your Manners"   Chiddy Bang featuring Icona Pop 3:14
20. "Bass Down Low"   Dev featuring The Cataracs 3:29

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[5]

Allmusic reviewer Andy Kellman tells readers that while Now! 39 includes "hyper-energetic party songs" and two songs from solo male country artists (ending a three-volume drought), what is "notable is the absence of songs that could be squarely categorized as rap or R&B." He also points out of the bizarre repeat of "Tonight, Tonight" for the second volume in a row and the peculiar inclusion of "Bass Down Low" among the Now What's Next selections as it "hit the Hot 100 the last week of 2010".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 39". Allmusic. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Now 39: That's What I Call Music". Amazon.com. 
  3. ^ Caulfield, Keith (2011-08-17). "Luke Bryan, Ace Hood Score Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  4. ^ Mansfield, Brian (2012-03-14). "'Idol' spot boosts Lauren Alaina's sales". Idol Chatter (USA Today). Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 39 – Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 

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