Music Review – 50 Shades of Music

Hello, Scott here again. Today I’m reviewing Now That’s What I Call Music 50. Yes….they are up to number 50 since the “Now” series was started. For those not familiar, the Now series is a collection of hot top 40 songs that are popular and receive a lot of airplay nationwide and through download services. This time out the hit song Happy from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack has the top spot. If you haven’t heard this yet….Where have you been? You can’t seem to turn around without hearing it on awards shows, late night comedy or other spoofs. It’s a catchy little tune that is easy to dance to and will be around for a while unless it gets played to death.

Other songs include Talk Dirty and Turn Down for What with a rap/hip hop vibe. Remember the 80’s Valley Girl? (Gag me with a spoon fer sure) #SELFIE (pronounced hashtagselfie for twitter speak) is a complete throwback to the 80’s Valley Girls.

All of Me by John Legend will be a good love song for Weddings and Proms.

A little more progressive but still catchy is a song called Best Day of My Life by American Authors.

For those in the Country crowd…(not on Now 50)

George Strait has a new song called I Got A Car that I feel will get quite a few requests. Good slow country love song. It’s off his Love is Everything album. Off this album Diana likes I Thought I Heard My Heart Sing and Sittin On a Fence.

Another fun country song making a bit of a comeback (2006) is Bomshel’s song Bomshel Stomp. Fun line-dance song for those that can’t get enough of fun line dances.

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