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.
Gotye, aka Wally De Backer, was born in Belgium and his family moved to Australia when he was 2. He received strong public and critical acclaim in Australia for his second album Like Drawing Blood released in 2006. His third album Making Mirrors was released in 2011 and soared to #1 on the strength of "Somebody That I Used To Know." This song is his first international hit, and it has topped pop singles charts around the world.
"Give Me All Your Luvin'" is Madonna's first single from the upcoming twelfth studio album MDNA. The song was co-produced by Martin Solveig. "Give Me All Your Luvin'" was performed live as part of Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show. A remix by LMFAO has been released.
Gym Class Heroes first came together in 1997 when vocalist Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley in high school gym class. The group was signed to Decaydance, the label started by Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, in 2003. Gym Class Heroes now have three top 40 pop hit singles.
The effort to export boy band the Wanted from the UK is successful thus far. Back home in the UK "Glad You Came" was the group's fourth top 3 hit single. It went all the way to #1 and was certified gold. Since then The Wanted have hit #2 with their fifth big hit "Lightning." Both albums by The Wanted have hit the top 5 in the UK.
"We Are Young" by the indie pop band fun was first released back in September 2011. It made a dent on the alternative songs chart and then, in December, a version on Glee helped pull "We Are Young" on to the Billboard Hot 100. It was ranked as one of the top 30 songs of 2011 here. Now, a Chevy Sonic ad at the Super Bowl has given "We Are Young" a third chart surge.
This is the first of two appearances for Chris Brown in this week's list of the 10 hottest songs. It is also Pitbull's ninth top 40 pop hit as lead artist. "International Love" is also becoming an international hit landing in the top 10 in Canada, France, New Zealand, Poland, and the UK.
"Turn Up the Music" is the first single from Chris Brown's upcoming album Fortune. The song will not be available for purchase until February 13, 2012, but it is climbing the pop charts on the strength of pop radio airplay. "Turn Up the Music" was co-produced by the Underdogs and German producer Fuego.