Universal - 2004 - 150 minutes
'Just For You', a collection of so-called classic love songs contains few tracks that have reached that status and is, at best, a very mediocre offering.
Only a quarter of the songs - at most - have any real quality. R Kelly's 'Ignition', Westlife's 'Obvious' and Lionel Richie's 'Just for You' can't compare to Will Young's 'Leave Right Now', Paul Weller's 'You Do Something to Me' or Phyllis Nelson's 'Move Closer'. This collection boasts far too much vacuous pop and not enough that stands out.
What is most irritating is that many of the artists featured here have produced far superior work. Lionel Richie certainly has, as have Shania Twain, Westlife and the Backstreet Boys.
Record companies have become far too inclined to produce compilations with less regard for quality than the profits they bring in. Too often, collections like this rehash the same songs with few variations.
'Just For You' contains little quality, no ingenuity and is frankly not worth the 150 minutes it takes to listen to it - or the money you'd spend.
Tracklisting CD1: Beautiful (Christina Aguilera) - Leave Right Now (Will Young) - Not in Love (Enrique and Kelis) - Last Thing on My Mind (Ronan Keating and Leann Rimes) - For Lovers (Wolfman feat Pete Doherty) - Cry Me a River (Justin Timberlake) - Too Lost in You (Sugababes) - No Matter What (Boyzone) - Obvious (Westlife) - Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word (Elton John) - Call off the Search (Katie Melua) - These are the Days (Jamie Cullum) - Cry (Alex Parks) - Don't Worry (Appleton) - You Do Something to Me (Paul Weller) - Goodnight Girl (Wet Wet Wet) - Colourblind (Darius) - Sweet Lies (Robert Palmer) - Home (Simply Red) - Ignition (R Kelly)
Tracklisting CD2: Just for You (Lionel Richie) - She Believes in Me (Ronan Keating) - If You're Not the One (Daniel Beddingfield) - Still the One (Shania Twain) - What Can I Do? (The Corrs) - I'll Be There (Emma Bunton) - Dilemma (Nelly feat Kelly Rowland) - Fallin' (Alicia Keyes) - Out of Reach (Gabrielle) - Let's Get it On (Marvin Gaye) - Emotion (Destiny's Child) - Move Closer (Phyllis Nelson) - She (Elvis Costello) - You and Me Tonight (Alistair Griffin) - All This Time (Michelle) - Love is all Around (Marti Pellow) - Cry (Kym Marsh) - Don't Give Up (Louise) - Quit Playing Games (Backstreet Boys) - Holding on for You (Liberty X)