Now That's What I Call Music! 43 (U.S. series)

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This article describes the 43rd 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! 43 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography
Now That's What I Call Music! 43
Compilation album by Various artists
Released August 7, 2012
Recorded 2010-2012
Genre Pop
Length 70:47
Label EMI
Numbered series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music! 42
(2012)
Now That's What I Call Music! 43
(2012)
Now That's What I Call Music! 44
(2012)
Full series chronology
Now That's What I Call British
(2012)
Now That's What I Call Music! 43
(2012)
Now That's What I Call Party Anthems
(2012)

Now That's What I Call Music! 43 was released on August 7, 2012. It is the 43rd edition of the Now! series in the United States. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart with sales of 111,000 copies in its first week of release, becoming the 16th number-one album in the series' franchise.[1]

Now! 43 features two number-one Billboard Hot 100 hits, "Call Me Maybe" and "Part of Me".

Instead of the main version of "Payphone", which featured Wiz Khalifa, the "No-rap" version was included on this album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Call Me Maybe"   Carly Rae Jepsen 3:12
2. "Part of Me"   Katy Perry 3:32
3. "Payphone"   Maroon 5 3:41
4. "Titanium"   David Guetta featuring Sia 3:30
5. "Lights"   Ellie Goulding 3:29
6. "Boyfriend"   Justin Bieber 2:50
7. "Scream"   Usher 3:54
8. "Let's Go"   Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo 3:44
9. "Back in Time" (from Men in Black III) Pitbull 3:24
10. "Want U Back"   Cher Lloyd 3:32
11. "One Thing"   One Direction 3:13
12. "Give Your Heart a Break"   Demi Lovato 3:24
13. "Too Close"   Alex Clare 4:11
14. "Midnight City"   M83 4:00
15. "Everybody Talks"   Neon Trees 2:57
16. "Drunk on You"   Luke Bryan 3:43
17. "Here's to Us"   Halestorm 2:55
18. "My Oh My"   Tristan Prettyman 3:37
19. "Love Actually"   Cady Groves 3:48
20. "I Don't Like You"   Eva Simons 4:11

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic critic Andy Kellman notes that "this volume stresses the enduring dominance of European and European-inspired dance-pop" with "only one song without a dance beat: Luke Bryan's "Drunk on You", the token contemporary country inclusion."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[1] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (August 15, 2012). "'Now 43' Scores Franchise's 16th No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. Now, Vol. 43 > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved August 15, 2012.

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