'Now That's What I Call...' have finally jumped on the Christmas bandwagon by releasing a collection of compilations including 'Legends', '90s' and 'Party'. This one in question is one that is targeting the older generation, and is a refreshingly nostalgic look back at some of the old classics.
So what is actually on 'Now That's What I Call Legends'? Well, there are a few pleasant surprises. It seems strange to think of the likes of Oasis, Take That, Bon Jovi and Kylie Minogue as 'Legends'. These are all artists that are either only just at the end of their career or are still going strong today.
One great thing about this album is that while you can be listening to 'Bad Medicine' by Bon Jovi, the next minute you're flipping to 'Jolene' by Dolly Parton. There is such a wide variety of pop music on this album, which is great for both the kids - who'll turn around and say, "I actually like this dad" - and the parents - who can hear it and say, "Oh well, it's not just noise after all."
Every song on this album is just a brilliant sing-a-long; everyone loves a bit of 'Don't Stop Me Now' by Queen and 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody' by Whitney Houston. Of course, this album has to have the big, big legends such as the King himself Elvis and the king of soul James Brown; though while there is a bit of Paul McCartney and John Lennon on here, there is no sign of The Beatles.
So exactly how many legends are on here? There's 42 in all: Queen, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Abba, Phil Collins, U2, Oasis, Bon Jovi, Eurhythmics, The Police, Tina Turner, Bee Gees, Bryan Adams, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Kylie Minogue, George Michael, Tom Jones, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Elton John, Sting, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Take That, Genesis, Roy Orbison, UB40, Blondie, Wham!, The Jam, Barry White, Dusty Springfield, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys and Paul McCartney.
Now before you start thinking why didn't they have this song or that song, remember it's about the artists and the reason they are referred to as legends. All in all, what a great album for anyone that likes music.