Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult Contemporary - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Adult Contemporary. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (2CD)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult Contemporary - August 2021

'In 1975, with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joining Mike Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac hit their stride. Their first album together produced 3 Top 10 singles, hit #1, and sold 5 million copies. Their 1978 follow-up, Rumours, won a Grammy and is one of the best-selling albums of all time. The hits just kept on coming, making Fleetwood Mac a true super-band. Now their hits and history are celebrated with the all-new 2-CD THE VERY BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC collection! Also features "Silver Springs" currently out of print! Enhanced CD feature exclusive video footage of the band and a link to a private Web site for info and preview of their upcoming new record!', 'Amazon.com', 'Spanning 22 years, this double-disc, 36-track compilation chronicles the initially unlikely and ultimately triumphant conflation of a failing, veteran English neo-blues band (Mick Fleetwood and the McVies) with a pair of mercurial American also-rans (the baroque folk-rock genius Lindsey Buckingham and crypto-songbird Stevie Nicks ). The creative alchemy was immediate, as 15 epochal tracks ("Dreams," "Say You Love Me," "The Chain," "Don't Stop") from Fleetwood Mac and Rumours here attest. They could have arguably repeated that mega-successful formula for a decade, but chose a more musically expansive tack, represented "Sara," Think About Me" and the other core tracks drawn from the ambitious Tusk . While the band's megahit luster faded as the solo careers of Buckingham and Nicks took flight in the '80s, their power was still apparent in the dusky-bright pop of Christine McVie 's "Hold Me" and "Little Lies." Sequenced with compelling listening rather than chronology in mind, this set also includes the strongest of the Mac's latter-day recordings (Nicks's "Paper Doll," "Silver Springs," and "No Questions Asked"; McVie's "As Long As You Follow"), as well the Lindsey Buckingham showcases "Go Insane" and "Big Love" from '97's The Dance . --Jerry McCulley'

  • Author: Fleetwood Mac
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Classic Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
  • Dimensions: 4.96 x 5.63 x 0.55 inches

                 

2. Tapestry


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult Contemporary - August 2021

"Her now-legendary album Tapestry is a must-have component for any '70s rock era collector.", 'Amazon.com', 'Carole King was famous as a writer of girl-group hits in the '60s. In 1971, she became more famous. That's the year Tapestry became one of the biggest-selling LPs of all time. It's easy to hear why--the music is loose, earthy, L.A. session-pop. King is casual, intimate, and tough; she covers all the emotional ground of the post-liberated woman with ease. She brings adult nuance to "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" and comes up with hits ("It's Too Late," "I Feel the Earth Move") whose white-soul realism and maturity put pop hits to shame. --Steve Tignor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.'

  • Author: Carole King
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Pop, Adult Contemporary
  • Dimensions: 5.6 x 4.9 x 0.4 inches

                 

3. Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult Contemporary - August 2021

"Much more than that, actually-all her #1 hits are here ( Greatest Love of All; I Will Always Love You; All the Man That I Need; Didn't We Almost Have It All , etc.), but so are her hottest remixes ( I Wanna Dance with Somebody; So Emotional; I'm Your Baby Tonight; I'm Every Woman , and more), previously unissued rarities, fan favorites and four brand-new tracks-37 of Whitney's best on 2 cassettes!", 'Amazon.com', 'For an artist who only released four proper albums in a 15-year career, it's astounding to recall how many hits Whitney Houston was able to achieve. The two CDs on The Greatest Hits track Houston's rise from mid-'80s Topxa040 balladeer to standard-setting diva. Discxa01, Cool Down , runs chronologically through Houston's down-tempo love songs, from "The Greatest Love of All" and "I Will Always Love You" to the cleverly conceived new duet with Deborah Cox, "Same Script, Different Cast." She's also showcased as the remixee of choice for DJs on the second disc, Throw Down , which serves as the antidote to the lovesick first disc. Calling in marquee mixmasters, Houston's old-shoe tunes get a new millennium polish. "My Love Is Your Love," reinterpreted by Jonathan Peters, captures the versatility of Houston's songs by making the downbeats danceable without going totally Euro-cheese. In contrast, Junior Vasquez 's remix of 1985's "How Will I Know" pokes fun at the song's '80s fluffiness by layering in bells, lasers effects, and echoes on top of Whitney's enthusiastic vocals. --Heidi Sherman'

  • Author: Whitney Houston
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Pop, Adult Contemporary
  • Dimensions: 4.96 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches

                 

4. The Best of Sade


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult Contemporary - August 2021

"16 luscious tracks taken from Sade's first four albums and assorted singles, newly remastered and sounding (if possible) better than ever! Includes Smooth Operator; Your Love Is King; The Sweetest Taboo; Never As Good As the First Time; Paradise; No Ordinary Love; Kiss of Life; Nothing Can Come Between Us; Cherish the Day , and more.", 'Amazon.com', 'With her exotic beauty and steamy voice, Sade couldn't help but be a star. Taking the more sensuous elements of island beats, smooth jazz, and R&B, Sade scored major hits with the continental feel of "Smooth Operator" and the sultry stylization of "Your Love Is King." Her voice was often criticized for being thin, yet she made it work to her advantage with songs like the haunting "Jezebel," on which her delivery added the vulnerability necessary to the song. Sade sounded best when she stuck to the lower register, and there is nothing thin about her dynamic handling of her torch song "Is It a Crime." "The Sweetest Taboo" was one of her last great moments before years of mediocrity, chronicled here by the lifeless "Stronger Than Pride" and the limp "Nothing Can Come Between Us." "No Ordinary Love" was a return to form with the smoky richness back in her vocals and the urban/island feel of her first release. Best of Sade goes right up to her hit "Pearls," which, remixed, became a dance floor hit. The nicest surprise here is "Please Send Me Someone to Love," with Sade proving that although her range may be limited vocally, she doesn't suffer the same fate artistically. -- Steve Gdula'

  • Author: Sade
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Pop, Adult Contemporary
  • Dimensions: 4.95 x 5.61 x 0.47 inches

                 

5. Gold [2 CD]


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult Contemporary - August 2021

"The ultimate collection of hits from the Grammyr winning #1 female solo star of the 1970s. 40 Classic Recordings Including 'If You Love Me (Let Me Know)', 'I Honestly Love You', 'Hopelessly Devoted To You', 'Magic', 'Xanadu' And Of Course 'Physical'. Hip-O. 2005."

  • Author: Olivia Newton-John
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Pop, Adult Contemporary
  • Dimensions: 4.84 x 5.59 x 0.47 inches

                 



6. Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult Contemporary - August 2021

'Product description', 'CD, PLAYS FINE', 'Amazon.com', 'The double-disc soundtrack to the blockbuster Saturday Night Fever (available on a single CD) marks both the zenith and the nadir of disco. It was such a popular sensation that it catapulted the music to stratospheric levels of mainstream popularity, and the album was the bestselling movie soundtrack of all time (until The Bodyguard , and then Titanic ). But "Disco Fever" became so hot, it could only flame out just as quickly (along with the careers of the Bee Gees). With this record, disco became a phenomenon and a fad. The Bee Gees' contributions are the strongest, especially the once-ubiquitous "Stayin' Alive" and "Night Fever," and they still hold up. Then there's Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven," a trivial piece of pop ephemera that may have set new standards for ephemeral triviality. How often will you listen to this record--and how much will you play when you do? There's no telling--but it remains a classic piece of pop history, and when you're in the mood it's a good thing to have around. --Jim Emerson'

  • Author: Bee Gees
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Dance & Electronic, Disco
  • Dimensions: 5.59 x 4.96 x 0.35 inches

                 

7. Shania Twain - Greatest Hits


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult Contemporary - August 2021

'In just over 10 years, Shania Twain has risen to superstar status as a multi-Grammy award winner and over 65 million albums sold worldwide. Shania's first ever Greatest Hits album is packed with 21 tracks featuring 3 brand new songs including the first single "Party For Two" (recorded as two different duets: one with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and the other with Country newcomer and rising star Billy Currington). Twain's recently wrapped 2003-2004 UP! Tour reached nearly $80 million overall in ticket sales for North America. The 2004 leg alone brought in over $34 million, making this leg of Twain's tour the top grossing country tour of 2004.', 'Amazon.com', "Shania Twain--recluse, happily married, mother of one--has sold more than 40 million albums with flirty, hook-laden, beat-heavy, country-tinged pop that has all the subtlety of a musical wet T-shirt contest, yet is as irresistible as Swiss chocolate and Pringles. There are a few heartfelt, moon-in-June love ballads on this generous and long-awaited 20-song collection, which includes three new songs along with all the predictable chart-toppers and near-chart-toppers. But it's the mostly nonstop, uptempo booty-shakers--too often with garish overproduction and vapid lyrics--that, for the unconverted, tend to run together after a while. No doubt, this relentlessly upbeat retrospective will keep Twain's millions of fans jumping up and down on their sofas. --Bob Allen Recommended Contemporary Crossover"

  • Author: Shania Twain
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Country, Today's Country
  • Dimensions: 4.92 x 5.55 x 0.51 inches

                 

8. America - The Complete Greatest Hits


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult Contemporary - August 2021

"A career-spanning retrospective as vast as America itself! Rhino brings us 22 tracks from America's Warner, American International and Capitol years-so, for the first time on one disc, you'll get their hits A Horse with No Name; Sister Golden Hair; Tin Man; Lonely People; California Dreamin'; I Need You; Ventura Highway; You Can Do Magic; The Border , and more. Also includes two unreleased tracks!"

  • Author: America
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Classic Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
  • Dimensions: 4.92 x 5.55 x 0.47 inches

                 

9. 21 Number Ones


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult Contemporary - August 2021

"Kenny Rogers: 21 Number Ones' is back-to-back chart-topping hits that include his greatest duets, 'Islands In The Stream' with Dolly Parton, which this year was named Country's Greatest Duet by CMT, 'We've Got Tonight' with Sheena Easton, 'Every Time Two Fools Collide', 'What Are We Doing In Love', 'All I Ever Need Is You' as well as 'Lady' and many more. Capitol. 2006.", 'Amazon.com', 'The gravel-and-grits voice of Kenny Rogers ultimately came to define the "Urban Cowboy" era of pop excess, even as the earlier "Lucille" and "The Gambler" were some of the most galvanizing story songs in country music's history. Looking back at this body of hits, it's easy to poke fun at the treacley "You Decorated My Life" or wince at the cheesy string arrangements on "Through the Years." It's also natural to wish Rogers had never heard of Sheena Easton, his misguided duet partner on "We've Got Tonight," and recorded more with the soulful, sad Dottie West ("Every Time Two Fools Collide") and the randy Dolly Parton ("Islands in the Stream"). (A bonus track, "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer," pairs him with old pal Kim Carnes.) As the years went by, Rogers got fatter, lazier, and more content to make crappy TV movies and wallow in the flaccid sentimentality of adult contemporary pop ("Buy Me a Rose"). He also got smug--the worst of sins for a man in his business. But behind the microphone, he always knew how to make even the hoariest of lyrics resonate with feeling. And at his peak, he was the perfect male country superstar, equal parts swagger and sweet, sweet promise. --Alanna Nash'

  • Author: Kenny Rogers
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Country, Today's Country
  • Dimensions: 4.92 x 5.63 x 0.47 inches

                 

10. Ultimate Collection, The


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult Contemporary - August 2021

"One of the most immediately recognizable voices in all of contemporary music, Michael McDonald's signature sound fuses rock, R&B, soul, and gospel. As he evolved onward from his formative days as a backup singer for Steely Dan, McDonald's artistry bridged the gap between jazzy blue-eyed soul and and chart-topping pop rock, earning him superstardom both as lead vocalist/keyboardist for the Doobie Brothers and as a solo artist. Spanning 1976 to the present, this hit-packed new compilation spotlights his inimitable baritone on 19 timeless songs that will have you believing from the very first minute."

  • Author: Michael McDonald
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, R&B, Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul
  • Dimensions: 5.63 x 5.59 x 0.43 inches