About this album
By Mr. John98
This is 'Now!''s official summer CD of twenty-seventeen. This album contains 8 top-10's which are the first 6 tracks excluding the 4th track, the 13th, 14th & 16th tracks. 2 of these songs hit the top of the Hot 100, including the opener & the song of the unlucky number, which'd be just like '41' & '42' from the 1st half of 2012. The album begins with "I'm The One" by DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber (an artist that my dad may hate so much the singer sounds too girly to him), Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, marking a 9th appearance for Justin Bieber (he'll be in the 10-appearance milestone next time we see him on a numbered 'Now!') & a 10th for Lil Wayne (which brings him into the milestone 'Now!' appearances), while the other 3 1st track artists begin numbered 'Now!' appearing on this CD. Coming up next would be the irritating but tolerable "Stay" by Zedd & Alessia Cara, marking the 5th appearance for Zedd & 4th for Cara. After that comes a better "Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, with a 5th appearance for Chainsmokers & a milestone 10th for Coldplay. Coldplay is the 27th artist with @ least 10 numbered 'Now!' appearances. & I forgot to say earlier that Lil Wayne is 26th of this milestone. Next up comes "Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur, whom the artist is one of those debuts on this album. After this, "Castle On The Hill" by Ed Sheeran marks the artist's 7th appearance (or 6th if you don't count his uncredited vocals on 'Now! 58' in its 2nd track), followed by a 4th appearance of Imagine Dragons in "Believer". Following "Believer" is "Slow Hands" by Niall Horan, marking his 2nd 'Nopw!' appearance. Next one down is "Bad Liar" by Selena Gomez, marking her 12th appearance on the series. Next one behind is "Swish Swish" by Katy Perry & Nicki Minaj, marking the 19th appearance for KT Perry (just 1 away from becoming the 1st ever artist with at least 20 numbered 'Now!' appearances, thus now tying with Britney Spears for most-well numbered 'Now!' artist) & 11th for Nicki M, followed by "Crying In The Club" by Camila Cabello, marking appearance number two for the woman. The closet behind is "Slide" by Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean & Migos, with the latter two artists of song number eleven making their 1st appearances while Calvin Harris is on his 8th. Next up, at #12, is "Swalla", marking the 9th appearance for Jason Derulo (almost on the 10-appearance mark), the 2nd for Ty Dolla 4ign & the 12th for Nicki Minaj (she's one of this album's 2 artists that make double-appearances on here). At the elevator-skip number, Kendrick Lamar makes his first lead appearance & first solo (after his 1st 3 appearances of only a featured artist) with his "HUMBLE.". Next further song is Post Malone's "Congratulations" featuring Quavo, marking the 'Now!' debut for Post Malone & a 2nd appearance for Quavo (he's another of the 2 double-'Now! 63' artists). Follower "Heavy" marks a debut for LINKIN' PARK (after many of their hits refuse to come into the 'Now!' series) & a debut for Kiiara (another hit by her refused to come to the fall 'Now!' of 2016). At the end of the main section (like usual, the 16th track) is Miley Cyrus's "Malibu", marking the 4th appearance for Cyrus (we haven't seen her on these albums since over 3 years ago on the milestone 'Now! 50' CD. For a much longer gap, 'Now!' has never met Lil Wayne since he was on that November 2012 compilation 'Now! 44', which would be 4 years & 9 months before this). Like usually, 'Now What's Next' kicks off at #17. Everyone in 'What's Next' here is new to the series. For the 17th song, it's a shortened "Wander In Lust" by The Foxies (I made up a version with the longer one.). At this 18th song is Jeremy Zucker's "Keep My Head Afloat" (actually good summer lyrics on a summer album). Next up at number 19 is "Straightjacket" by Quinn The 92nd. Coming after is "Hold On" by Chord Overstreet. At #twenty-one, "Can You Touch?" by Elley Duhe follows, followed by the capper of the album, which is MuteMath's "Hit Parade". Great album! There must have been certain tracks that were too shy to hit this CD, like Lady GaGa's "The Cure", Charlie Puth's "Attention", Halsey's "Now Or Never", Harry Styles' "Sign Of The Times" & actually that song that so far was atop all summer long this year, which is "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber. Perhaps some of those will instead want to wait for the next one to be born this October. Many of the late spring & early summer hits actually made this CD (there must have been a bigger number of choices for this than there were for the last one, but maybe that could be too), but you can only put 16 on, so not all hits can make it.