Now That's What I Call Music! 45 (U.S. series)

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This article describes the 45th 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! 45 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography
Now That's What I Call Music! 45
Compilation album by Various artists
Released February 5, 2013
Recorded 2010, 2012
Genre Pop
Length 73:13
Label EMI
Numbered series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music! 44
(2012)
Now That's What I Call Music! 45
(2013)
Now That's What I Call Music! 46
(2013)
Full series chronology
Now That's What I Call Love Songs
(2013)
Now That's What I Call Music! 45
(2013)
Now That's What I Call Music! 46
(2013)

Now That's What I Call Music! 45 is the 45th edition of the Now! series in the United States. It was released on February 5, 2013, on CD and from major digital retailers.[1] The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with first week sales of 87,000 units.[2] The album has sold 441,000 copies in the US as of July 2013.[3]

Now! 45 features the number-one Billboard Hot 100 hit, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Live While We're Young"   One Direction 3:18
2. "I Cry"   Flo Rida 3:38
3. "Die Young"   Kesha 3:31
4. "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)"   Ne-Yo 4:10
5. "Don't Stop the Party"   Pitbull featuring TJR 3:25
6. "Sweet Nothing"   Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch 3:28
7. "Hall of Fame"   The Script featuring will.i.am 3:20
8. "Daylight"   Maroon 5 3:41
9. "Home"   Phillip Phillips 3:28
10. "The A Team"   Ed Sheeran 4:18
11. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"   Taylor Swift 3:11
12. "Catch My Breath"   Kelly Clarkson 4:07
13. "Try"   Pink 4:05
14. "Feel Again"   OneRepublic 2:56
15. "It's Time"   Imagine Dragons 3:57
16. "Cruise"   Florida Georgia Line 3:38
17. "Don't Look Back"   Born Cages 4:28
18. "In the End"   Black Veil Brides 3:45
19. "Anna Sun"   Walk the Moon 3:37
20. "Safe and Sound"   Capital Cities 3:12

Reception[edit]

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

With the release of Now! 45, Andy Kellman of Allmusic claims "the series remains a timely and an accurate reflection of the Billboard Hot 100 chart." Six songs in the collection reached the top ten, while "all 16 of the principal songs were still on the Hot 100" at the time of the album's release. He also notes the continued dominance of dance-pop, although songs by Phillip Phillips, Imagine Dragons, and Florida Georgia Line do "break it up a bit."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NOW That's What I Call Music! Presents Today's Biggest Hits On 'NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 45'". PR Newswire. January 14, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Caulfield, Keith (February 13, 2013). "Josh Groban Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Keith Caulfield (July 3, 2013). "Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts". Billboard. 
  4. ^ a b c Kellman, Andy. Now, Vol. 45 > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2013.

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