Now That's What I Call Nostalgia!

The Spice Girls arrive for the MTV Video Music Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997. The group won in the Best Dance Video category for their video "Wannabe."

Get ready for a musical trip down memory lane — or to feel really old. The Now That's What I Call Music! compilation series just released its 50th edition.
The first installment of the NOW series was released October 27, 1998. It was a time when CDs (and cassettes) were sold through television commercials, checks or money orders were completely acceptable forms of payment, and the only way you could listen to music was on the radio, MTV or by physically owning it.

Fast-forward to present time — people rarely buy music, and if they do it's on vinyl or in digital form. And nobody writes checks except for grandparents. Today, any song in the world is accessible with the touch of a few buttons, but the NOW saga has somehow continued.
Jokes aside, NOW provides us with a musical time-capsule to another time. For instance, the first edition includes the song "Zoot Suit Riot" by the Cherry Poppin' Daddies — an unforgettable moment in time when America decided that new-age swing was cool again.
To celebrate NOW's remarkable longevity, we've created this nostalgia-induced playlist, as well as every music video off the series' first release, guaranteed to bring you back to your younger years.

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