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.
Madonna announced that the recording sessions were under way for "Give Me All Your Luvin'" and her upcoming album MDNA by posting to Facebook, "Its official! I need to move. I need to sweat. I need to make new music!" The song has now become Madonna's 44th top 20 pop hit in the US. It has also already landed in the top 10 in at least seven different countries around the world.
fun are arguably the biggest beneficiaries this year from Super Bowl exposure. The song "We Are Young" was featured in a commercial for the Chevy Sonic. Since then "We Are Young" has gone all the way to #1 on the iTunes singles sales chart. It has also reached the top 10 on the alternative songs chart while resting one notch outside the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.
3. Katy Perry - "Part Of Me"
Katy Perry used her appearance at the Grammy Awards to launch her lastest single. "Part Of Me" is the first single from a re-release of the Teenage Dream album. It was first leaked clear back in late 2010. Now the song takes on new resonance after the end of her marriage to Russell Brand.
Chris Brown performed "Turn Up the Music" this past Sunday at the Grammy Awards. His inclusion has generated controversy from some who believed that his conviction on domestic violence charges should have precluded having him perform live as part of the event. The song was just released for sale this week and is already a top 40 hit at pop radio.
"A Thousand Years" is a cross format hit for Christina Perri. "A Thousand Years" has reached the top 20 at adult pop and adult contemporary radio. It is also a top 30 Latin pop radio hit. Christina Perri is planning a headlining concert tour later this year.
"Somebody That I Used To Know" has now reached #1 in at least 10 countries around the world from Australia to Poland. In the US Gotye has reached the top 3 of the alternative and rock songs charts. The song is now beginning to climb adult pop radio in addition to being a mainstream pop hit.