Now That's What I Call Music! 44 (U.S. series)

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This article describes the 44th 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! 44 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography
Now That's What I Call Music! 44
Compilation album by Various artists
Released November 6, 2012
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Pop
Length 72:00
Label EMI
Numbered series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music! 43
(2012)
Now That's What I Call Music! 44
(2012)
Now That's What I Call Music! 45
(2013)
Full series chronology
Now That's What I Call Today's Christmas
(2012)
Now That's What I Call Music! 44
(2012)
Now That's What I Call Disney
(2012)

Now That's What I Call Music! 44 is the 44th edition of the Now! series in the United States and was released on November 6, 2012.[1] The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with sales of 99,000 copies, "marking the 43rd straight title in the regular Now series to debut in the top 10."[2] It has sold 662,000 copies as of March 2013.[3]

Now! 44 features two number-one Billboard Hot 100 hits, "Whistle" and "One More Night".[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"   Pink 3:49
2. "Whistle"   Flo Rida 3:43
3. "Gangnam Style"   Psy 3:37
4. "Good Time"   Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen 3:21
5. "One More Night"   Maroon 5 3:39
6. "As Long as You Love Me"   Justin Bieber featuring Big Sean 3:46
7. "I Can Only Imagine"   David Guetta featuring Chris Brown and Lil Wayne 3:28
8. "Pound the Alarm"   Nicki Minaj 3:22
9. "Hello"   Karmin 3:55
10. "Don't Wake Me Up"   Chris Brown 3:40
11. "Wide Awake"   Katy Perry 3:39
12. "Dark Side"   Kelly Clarkson 3:42
13. "Numb"   Usher 3:39
14. "Don't You Worry Child"   Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin 3:29
15. "50 Ways to Say Goodbye"   Train 4:05
16. "Pontoon"   Little Big Town 3:41
17. "Stay Awhile"   Ryan Star 3:36
18. "Gold"   Britt Nicole 2:58
19. "Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever)"   The Ready Set 3:45
20. "Be in Love Tonight"   Toy Connor 3:06

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]

In his review for Allmusic, Andy Kellman notes that seven songs on the album "had reached the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100" at the time of its release but its claim of having "the biggest new hits on one album" isn't quite accurate as a number of other songs "either narrowly missed or failed to land anywhere near the Top 40." Based on the tracks on the album, the series also displays the continued dominance of "European-flavored dance-pop" in the summer and early fall of 2012.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[2] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hits from Pink, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber Featured on "Now! 44", in Stores Nov. 6". ABC News Radio. October 17, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (November 14, 2012). "Taylor Swift's 'Red' Still No. 1, 'Now 44' Scores Top Debut". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian (2013-03-02). "Kelly Clarkson's 'Catch My Breath' catches a million". Idol Chatter (USA Today). Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Kellman, Andy. Now, Vol. 44 > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2012.

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