Day 65 equals Now! #65, which was released on 20th November 2006.
As it’s still the mid-’00s, let’s hope for more rock and less pop, as the former was definitely better at the time.
Track 1: Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
Despite the name, this is a highly danceable track. Great tune.
Track 2: Shakira and Wyclef Jean – Hips Don’t Lie
A classic – love that trumpet intro.
Track 3: Girls Aloud – Something Kinda Ooooh
The tune’s a little generic, but it’s a good solid upbeat pop song.
Track 4: The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
Oh, it’s this one! Classic chant-along hook, but it can get super irritating.
Track 5: Amy Winehouse – Rehab
I always found the theme of this one really annoying, but it is a good tune.
Track 6: James Morrison – Wonderful World
Nothing special about this tune – it’s very forgettable.
Track 7: Robbie Williams – Lovelight
Good beat, but I could do with a bit more melody on this one.
Track 8: Christina Aguilera – Ain’t No Other Man
Nice soul tinge, but I find the tune dull.
Track 9: Justin Timberlake – SexyBack
Great beat, great atmosphere. Really like this one.
Track 10: Nelly Furtado and Timbaland – Promiscuous
Repetitive verse, not enough melody. The chorus is nice and atmospheric though – they should have just had that bit.
Track 11: Beyoncé – Déjà Vu
Very generic-sounding – not keen on this one.
Track 12: Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone – Ridin’
Great atmosphere, quite like this track..
Track 13: Bob Sinclar, Cutee B, Dollarman, Big Ali and Makedah – Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)
‘Not on Spotify’ Type 2: YouTube Pause (TM).
Basically a cover of C&C Music Factory’s Gonna Make You Sweat with added rapping over the top. It’s okay, actually.
Track 14: Fedde Le Grand – Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
I couldn’t find a radio edit of this, so I’m having to listen to the whole six minutes. Repetitive hi-hat intro, annoying repetitive videogame-music hooks, very boring. It’s probably very danceable if you’ve consumed the right substances.
Track 15: Fergie – London Bridge
Way too messy at the start, and there’s not enough melody for my liking. Also, the theme is terrible.
Track 16: The Pussycat Dolls – I Don’t Need A Man
Nice tune on the vocals, but in general the track’s not really that interesting.
Track 17: Ne-Yo – Sexy Love
Boring, saccharine, with jarring lines. Not keen on this at all.
Track 18: Cassie – Me & U
Great atmosphere on the intro, but it’s very generic once it launches into the vocals.
Track 19: Lemar – It’s Not That Easy
I like the mid-century retro tinge, but the tune’s a bit bland.
Track 20: Rihanna – Unfaithful
Love the piano at the beginning – this one’s got a great atmosphere.
Track 21: Westlife – The Rose
Cover of the Bette Midler song. It’s very typically Westlife, i.e. far too slow and saccharine for me.
Track 22: High School Musical Cast – Breaking Free
It’s a boring tune, and the female vocals are horribly grating and high-pitched! I’ve had a headache since about thirty seconds in.
Track 23: Razorlight – America
Lovely tune, great chorus – really like this one.
Track 24: Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Another great festival anthem from Snow Patrol, though it’s kind of slow so I have to be in the right mood for it.
Track 25: Paolo Nutini – Last Request
Boring tune, too slow, cheesy lyrics. Not my thing.
Track 26: Keane – Nothing In My Way
I quite like the atmosphere, but again it’s too slow for me.
Track 27: The Feeling – Never Be Lonely
The tune’s okay, but it’s too cheesy – there’s not enough edge for me.
Track 28: Kasabian – Empire
Finally, something a bit more upbeat! Great track, really like this one.
Track 29: The Killers – When You Were Young
Really like the riff and the atmosphere – good stuff.
Track 30: Pink – U + Ur Hand
It’s a bit repetitive, until it gets to the singalong chorus, which is great.
Track 31: Lily Allen – LDN
Great feelgood track – I’ve always really liked this one.
Track 32: All Saints – Rock Steady
All Saints making a comeback. It feels like that came around fast. This song’s actually better than most of their old stuff – I really like the beat and the atmosphere.
Track 33: Simon Webbe – Coming Around Again
Good beat, but the tune’s pretty bland.
Track 34: Jamelia – Something About You
Great atmosphere, but again the tune on the vocals is just not interesting enough for me.
Track 35: Bodyrox and Luciana – Yeah Yeah
Irritating backing track, irritating vocals, no melody. Not to my liking at all.
Track 36: David Guetta and The Egg – Love Don’t Let Me Go (Walking Away)
Mash-up of The Egg’s Walking Away and David Guetta’s Love Don’t Let Me Go. It’s pretty messy, and the original tracks aren’t exciting enough in my book to provide any interest.
Track 37: Cascada – Everytime We Touch
Another reminder from your friendly local proofreader that ‘every time’ should be two words – there’s no such word as ‘everytime’.
Cheesy vocals, generic trance backing track. The chorus is a cover of the Maggie Reilly track of the same name (which was thus responsible for the grammatical error) from 1992, but thankfully I’m not familiar enough with the original to be as offended as I usually am by trance covers.
Track 38: Michael Gray and Shelly Poole – Borderline
The sample of ’70s hit Ready For Your Love gives this track a nice retro tinge, but it’s otherwise pretty bland.
Track 39: Beatfreakz – Superfreak
Pointless cover of the Rick James classic, Super Freak (not sure why Beatfreakz made it all one word). This sounds more like a remix than a cover, but I can’t find enough information on it to be sure.
Track 40: El Chombo – Chacarrón
Daft novelty song made famous through internet memes and such. Nothing redeeming here.
Track 41: Gnarls Barkley – Smiley Faces
Great atmosphere, but the tune’s a bit dull in my book.
Track 42: McFly – Star Girl
Extremely bland tune, very forgettable.
Track 43: Matt Willis – Hey Kid
I like the instrumentals, but it’s too slow and I find the vocals boring.
Track 44: David Hasselhoff – Jump In My Car
Daft cover of the ’70s rock classic from the Hoff. I’m not familiar with the original, but I’m guessing this cover’s probably pointless. I actually quite like it, so I should definitely make sure to check out the original.
Track 45: Meat Loaf – It’s All Coming Back To Me Now
Super dramatic cover of the song made famous by Céline Dion (for all the drama about how Meat Loaf always saw it as his song, see the Wikipedia page). It’s the kind of epic, atmospheric power ballad that Meat Loaf does best, and this version is fantastic, although I do really like the Céline Dion one as well.