Now That's What I Call Music! 40 (American series)

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Now That's What I Call Music! 40
Compilation album by
various artists
ReleasedNovember 8, 2011
Numbered series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music! 39
Now That's What I Call Music! 40
Now That's What I Call Music! 41

Now That's What I Call Music! 40 was released on November 8, 2011. The album is the 40th edition of the Now! series in the United States. To celebrate the release of its 40th disc, two versions were released: the standard edition containing "16 of the hottest tracks from the last few months", including the Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Moves Like Jagger", and a two-disc Deluxe Edition set that "includes all the hits in the standard set, as well as the greatest hits from the last several years featured on previous sets."[1] Also included on the second disc are two songs not featured on prior Now installments - but still reached the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 - "Low" by Flo Rida[2] and "Cry Me A River" by Justin Timberlake[3].

Now! 40 debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[4] The album has sold 703,000 copies as of May 2012.[5]

Track listing[edit]

1."Moves like Jagger"Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera3:20
2."I Wanna Go"Britney Spears3:28
3."Without You"David Guetta featuring Usher3:26
4."You Make Me Feel..."Cobra Starship featuring Sabi3:31
5."Mr. Saxobeat"Alexandra Stan3:12
6."In the Dark"Dev3:45
7."Pumped Up Kicks"Foster the People3:55
8."Cheers (Drink to That)"Rihanna3:58
9."Lighters"Bad Meets Evil featuring Bruno Mars5:02
10."It Girl"Jason Derulo3:07
11."Yoü and I"Lady Gaga4:05
12."Mr. Know It All"Kelly Clarkson3:49
13."When We Stand Together"Nickelback3:07
14."Nothing"The Script4:28
15."Just a Kiss"Lady Antebellum3:34
16."Skyscraper"Demi Lovato3:51
17."Brand New Day"Trevor Hall3:30
18."Poisoned with Love"Neon Hitch3:43
19."Birthday Dress"Lil Playy featuring Matthew Koma3:23
20."Children"V V Brown featuring Chiddy Bang3:13

Deluxe Edition (Disc 2)[edit]

1."So What" (from Now! 29)Pink3:33
2."...Baby One More Time" (from Now! 2)Britney Spears3:29
3."Forever" (from Now! 29)Chris Brown4:35
4."Dynamite" (Now! 36)Taio Cruz3:36
5."Low"Flo Rida featuring T-Pain3:48
6."Lollipop" (from Now! 28)Lil Wayne featuring Static Major4:07
7."Just Dance" (from Now! 30)Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis4:00
8."I Gotta Feeling" (from Now! 32)The Black Eyed Peas4:03
9."I Kissed a Girl" (from The Best of Now That's What I Call Music! 10th Anniversary)Katy Perry2:58
10."Tik Tok" (from Now! 33)Kesha3:19
11."Cry Me a River"Justin Timberlake4:47
12."Apologize" (from Now! 27)Timbaland featuring OneRepublic3:04
13."She Will Be Loved" (from Now That's What I Call Love)Maroon 54:15
14."Rockstar" (from Now! 26)Nickelback4:12
15."Hey, Soul Sister" (from Now! 33)Train3:34
16."Love Story" (from Now! 30)Taylor Swift3:55


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[6]

Allmusic critic Andy Kellman states that when Now! 40 was released in November 2011, half of the 16 "proper" tracks were in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, but the inclusion of Nickelback's "When We Stand Together" must have been for "stylistic variety" as the "lone representative for macho rock" on the album. Otherwise, "the disc is stocked with major dance-pop singles."[6]


  1. ^ Newman, Melinda (October 10, 2011). "NOW That's What I Call Music stars Britney Spears, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Ke$ha". HitFix. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
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  4. ^ "Billboard 200". 2011-11-26. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  5. ^ Mansfield, Brian (2012-05-02). "'Idol' album sales: Who's up, who's down?". Idol Chatter. USA Today. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. Now, Vol. 40 > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 19, 2011.

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