If a country song is included, it's usually on the back end such as Jason Aldean's "You Make It Easy" as track 16 of 17 on 's Now From that point on, three albums were released annually, and the selection process has largely remained the same. Now also tends to minimize any pauses between songs so it feels like a continuous stream of music. In order for a track to appear on a Now release, record labels and artists need to give their consent. The reason is the target audience of Now can skew heavily toward adolescents.
Faster and more upbeat tracks typically start the albums, with slower ballads in the middle. Most songs begin on what would have been the next beat of the one that just ended. There's a lot of thought put into the track order. The numbers actually became an asset, and people now identify their first Now purchase with a number.