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.
"Don't Stop the Party" was originally written by TJR as "Funky Vodka." It was based around the 1973 reggae song "Funky Kingston" by Toots and the Maytals. Pitbull performed "Don't Stop the Party" at the 2012 American Music Awards. It is a top 5 hit on the rap songs chart.
"Don't You Worry Child" has received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording. It is included as a track on Swedish House Mafia's album Until Now. "Don't You Worry Child" has reached #1 on the US dance chart and ranked as one of the top 25 dance hits of 2012.
"Daylight" has quickly climbed inside the top 20 at both mainstream pop radio and adult pop radio. The song represents a shift by Maroon 5 away from their recent dance pop hits to more of a rock ballad approach. Adam Levine has said it is his favorite track from the album Overexposed.
Rock performer Billy Squier receives a songwriting credit for "Girl On Fire" because of its inclusion of drum tracks from his 1980 song "The Big Beat." "Girl On Fire" is the title song from Alicia Keys latest album. It has become her fifth #1 hit album and first since 2007.
9. Pink - "Try"
One Direction performed "Little Things" live at the 2012 Royal Variety Performance for Queen Elizabeth II. The song became the second #1 pop hit single for the group at home in the UK, and they can claim the title of the UK's top current boy band. It is the fourth top 40 pop hit single for the group in the US.