These are the hottest 10 pop songs of the week as determined by About Top 40. This chart is compiled consulting data from various music industry charts and sources. It is intended to indicate the hottest rising hits. Recordings that have reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart are disqualified from this chart.
Mark Foster of Foster the People says the lyrics for "Pumped Up Kicks" are designed to raise awareness about gun violence among youth.
Combined with "Pumped Up Kicks," Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go" makes it the top two hottest songs this week both incorporating whistling as a significant part of the song's mix.
Courtesy Republic Nashville
Country group The Band Perry is made up of three siblings, two brothers, Reid and Neil, and their sister Kimberly Perry.
Courtesy J Records
"Rain Over Me" is simultaneously in the Latin and mainstream pop top 40 charts in the US.
Courtesy Def Jam
Rihanna follows up her uncharacteristically mid-chart performing "California King Bed" with what sounds like a surefire hit in bars across the country.
Courtesy Columbia Records
Coldplay's "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" is turning into a major multi-format hit. It is a top 5 mainstream and alternative rock hit while nearing the top 10 on adult pop radio.
Courtesy Fueled By Ramen
Kelly Rowland's latest album Here I Am is expected to debut in the top 5 of the album chart later this week.