The U.K.'s Now
series features timely selections of pop hits and provides a convenient way for casual pop fans to stay on top of the most popular singles. The sets are almost always naturally well-rounded, encompassing dance music, R&B, hip-hop, teen pop, and rock. And though they might expire, in a sense, since they're based on trends in pop music, they work as more than adequate snapshots of specific points in time. Now 55
, released in 2003, includes R. Kelly
's "Ignition," t.A.T.u.
's "Not Gonna Get Us," Jay-Z
's "Excuse Me Miss," 50 Cent
's "In da Club," Wayne Wonder
's "No Letting Go," and Girls Aloud
's "No Good Advice."