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Top 10 Hot Pop Songs January 1, 2013

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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.

1. will.i.am - "Scream and Shout" featuring Britney Spears

will.i.am - "Scream and Shout" featuring Britney Spears
Courtesy Interscope

Britney Spears has revealed that will.i.am will play a significant role in the recording of her next studio album. "Scream and Shout" has climbed into the top 20 on the dance chart in the US and is a top 10 pop hit single around the world.

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2. Kelly Clarkson - "Catch My Breath"

Kelly Clarkson - "Catch My Breath"
Courtesy RCA

"Catch My Breath" celebrates Kelly Clarkson's decade as a pop star with a positive attitude in looking toward the future. The song has reached the top 10 on the dance chart, and it is nearing the top 10 at adult pop radio.

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3. Calvin Harris - "Sweet Nothing" featuring Florence Welch

Calvin Harris - "Sweet Nothing" featuring Florence Welch
Courtesy Columbia

Calvin Harris has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for "Let's Go" featuring Ne-Yo. His single "Feel So Close" won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Electronic Video.

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4. Pitbull - "Don't Stop the Party" featuring TJR

Pitbull - "Don't Stop the Party"
Courtesy RCA

"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.

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5. Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin - "Don't You Worry Child"

Swedish House Mafia - "Don't You Worry Child" featuring John Martin
Courtesy Astralwerks

"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.

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6. Ke$ha - "C'mon"

Ke$ha - "C'mon"
Courtesy RCA

"C'mon" is the second single from Ke$ha's album Warrior. It was written with Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Benny Blanco, and Bonnie McKee. The song has quickly climbed inside the top 30 at mainstream pop radio.

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7. Maroon 5 - "Daylight"

Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Courtesy Octone

"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.

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8. Alicia Keys - "Girl On Fire" featuring Nicki Minaj

Alicia Keys - "Girl On Fire" featuring Nicki Minaj
Courtesy RCA

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.

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9. Pink - "Try"

Pink - "Try"
Courtesy RCA

Pink performed "Try" at the 2012 American Music Awards. She performed the dance moves from her celebrated music video with Colt Prattes. The choreography explores the changes in a stormy relationship between two lovers.

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10. One Direction - "Little Things"

One Direction - "Little Things"
Courtesy Syco

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.

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