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.
"50 Ways To Say Goodbye" is Train's second single from the album California 37. The album peaked at #4, the most succesful of the band's albums to date. "50 Ways To Say Goodbye" follows the top 10 pop hit single "Drive By." It is already a #11 hit at adult pop radio.
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"Everybody Talks" enters the top 10 at mainstream pop radio this week. That makes it Neon Trees' second top 10 there following the group's breakthrough hit "Animal." Both songs are also platinum certified for sales.
Reportedly Cher Lloyd is at work on her second album at the same time as she is enjoying her US breakthrough single "Want U Back" and preparing to release the debut album Sticks + Stones on these shores. "Want U Back" is a top 10 hit at mainstream pop radio and has enter the top 30 on the adult pop radio chart.
Chris Brown's latest hit has received critical acclaim for its dance-pop production. The credits for the song list 12 songwriters including dance music masters Benny Benassi and William Orbit among them. "Don't Wake Me Up" is nearing the top 10 on the dance chart.
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"Too Close" is emerging from the notice it received as the music behind and Internet Explorer 9 commercial campaign to become a major pop hit in its own right. Alex Clare has reached the top 5 on the UK pop singles chart with the song. It has also hit #1 on the US alternative songs chart and #2 on the rock songs chart.
OneRepublic seems off to an uncharacteristically swift start with their new single "Feel Again" that is lingering in the top 10 of the iTunes singles sales chart. A portion of the sales of the single will benefit a campaign by Save the Children.
Ne-Yo's new single is the second from his upcoming album R.E.D. The song was co-written with Stargate and Sia. The musical style of the song is pop-dance. The accompanying music video features Ne-Yo dancing and showing off a buff body.
"2 Reasons" was released as the second single from Trey Songz #1 hit album Chapter V. Featuring rapper T.I., the song is a top 10 hit on the R&B singles chart and has reached the top 40 on the rap songs chart as well.
The duo Karmin have emerged from seeming a bit of a hip hop novelty cover act when they first appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to being one of the big pop breakthrough acts of 2012. Their previous single "Brokenhearted" reached the top 20 on the pop singles chart and topped the dance chart. "Hello" is already a top 20 dance hit.
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Critics have complained that Nicki Minaj's "Pound the Alarm" sounds too similar to her earlier 2012 hit single "Starships." However, those similarities haven't slowed the current hit on the charts. "Pound the Alarm" has already reached the top 10 in the UK and is nearing the top 10 on the US dance chart.