NOW 36 released was 24th March 1997 and included 8 songs that hit the Number 1 Spot in the UK Music Charts. Disc one has a lot of pop and r'n'b songs while disc two is more of a mix of indie and dance (oh and Ant and Dec). I tended to stick more to disc one, it was more my taste at that age! Anyway onwards to the songs that have stuck with me over the years.
Virtual Insanity- Jamiroquai (Disc One)
This song definitely started my love affair with Jamiroquai, though it was another one of their songs on a NOW compilation that sealed that love (oooh, foreshadowing). I'm going through a Jamiroquai phase at the moment and I think listening to this song brought on the idea for this blog series. Plus, the video is super cool too.
I Can Make You Feel Good- Kavana (Disc One)
Oh I used to love this song so much! And how much of a heart throb was Kavana back in the day? *Swoon* I used to have posters of him on my wall! I still enjoy this song, but the video is pure cringe.
Breathe- The Prodigy (Disc Two)
Finally venturing over to the edgier Disc Two! I think I did listen to this on occasion, or maybe I'm just trying to make 9 year old me cooler than she was. Whatever the case, I do like this song now, though when they say 'Exhale', it sounds like 'Egg Sale' to me. Give it a listen and see if you agree.
Don't Speak- No Doubt (Disc One)
I looove this song, it's so emotionally charged. It's a great one to belt along to at the top of your voice.
Natural- Peter Andre (Disc One)
Even though Peter shared poster space on my wall with Kavana and I know I did listen to this song, it hasn't really stuck with me that much. I think I was more of a Mysterious Girl fan! The video above is hilarious though, why is he dancing in an airplane hangar?! And that hair, how was it ever a good idea?
Mama- Spice Girls (Disc One)
I add this song not because I liked it at the time, but because it was a double A Sided single, along with Who Do You Think You Are? and as a massive Spice Girl fan, I was always so annoyed that this was the one on the CD and not WDYTYA as I MUCH preferred it. I could probably appreciate Mama and the sentiment behind it now than I could at 9 years old. Still doesn't top WDYTYA, which made an appearance on NOW 37 instead. Dammnit!
That it's for this one! I probably listened to more of them when I was younger but they just have stuck with me that much. I should give Disc Two a listen actually and see if I prefer it now that my tastes have broadened a bit.
The other NOW CDs I owned were 44, 45, 47, 49, 50 and 51. I don't know if I'll do a post for all of them, but if there's any one you'd like to see in a post (to compare and contract our picks) then let me know below. Or better yet, join in and do a post too if you think you'd enjoy it!