Now That's What I Call Music! 2 (U.S. series)

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Now That's What I Call Music! 2
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Compilation album by various artists
Released July 27, 1999
Genre Pop
Length 72:40
Label Virgin
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music!
(1998)Now That's What I Call Music!1998
Now That's What I Call Music! 2
(1999)
Now That's What I Call Music! 3
(1999)Now That's What I Call Music! 31999

Now That's What I Call Music! 2 is the second volume of the Now That's What I Call Music! series in the United States. It was released on July 27, 1999, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[1] It has been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "...Baby One More Time" Britney Spears 3:32
2. "You Get What You Give" New Radicals 5:01
3. "Millennium" Robbie Williams 4:06
4. "Closing Time" Semisonic 4:34
5. "Sweetest Thing" (The Single Mix) U2 3:02
6. "My Favorite Mistake" Sheryl Crow 4:07
7. "Praise You" (Radio Edit) Fatboy Slim 3:24
8. "I Think I'm Paranoid" Garbage 3:38
9. "Never There" Cake 2:44
10. "Because of You" 98 Degrees 4:57
11. "Goodbye" (Single Version) Spice Girls 4:43
12. "Take Me There" Blackstreet & Mýa featuring Mase & Blinky Blink 4:04
13. "When a Woman's Fed Up" (Clean Version) R. Kelly 4:38
14. "Father of Mine" Everclear 3:52
15. "What I Got" (Clean Version) Sublime 2:48
16. "I'll Never Break Your Heart" Backstreet Boys 4:47
17. "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" (Edit) Jay-Z 3:36
18. "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" (Edit) Baz Luhrmann 5:05

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic says the album is "a terrific time capsule, at the very least, capturing what American pop radio sounded like in the late '90s" and "an entertaining snapshot of a fleeting era in pop music history".[2]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 3
US Top Internet Album Sales (Billboard)[3] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
US Top Billboard 200 Albums[4] 67

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Billboard 200 for the week of August 14, 1999, Billboard.com, August 14, 1999
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Now That's What I Call Music! 2 – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Now That's What I Call Music! 2 – Awards: Billboard Albums at AllMusic. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "1999 The Year in Music – Top Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. 111 (52): YE-45. December 25, 1999. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Various – NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC!, VOL. 2". Recording Industry Association of America. November 18, 1999. Retrieved July 19, 2016.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH