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

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Now That's What I Call Music! 43
Now That's What I Call Music! 43.jpg
Compilation album by
various artists
ReleasedAugust 7, 2012
Numbered series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music! 42
Now That's What I Call Music! 43
Now That's What I Call Music! 44

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]

1."Call Me Maybe"Carly Rae Jepsen3:12
2."Part of Me"Katy Perry3:32
3."Payphone"Maroon 53:41
4."Titanium"David Guetta featuring Sia3:30
5."Lights"Ellie Goulding3:29
6."Boyfriend"Justin Bieber2:50
8."Let's Go"Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo3:44
9."Back in Time" (from Men in Black III)Pitbull3:24
10."Want U Back"Cher Lloyd3:32
11."One Thing"One Direction3:13
12."Give Your Heart a Break"Demi Lovato3:24
13."Too Close"Alex Clare4:11
14."Midnight City"M834:00
15."Everybody Talks"Neon Trees2:57
16."Drunk on You"Luke Bryan3:43
17."Here's to Us"Halestorm2:55
18."My Oh My"Tristan Prettyman3:37
19."Love Actually"Cady Groves3:48
20."I Don't Like You"Eva Simons4:11


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 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
U.S. Billboard 200[1] 1


  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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