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.
Kelly Clarkson is storming up the charts with what looks like another top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. A range of live TV performances have helped create a buzz for the uptempo song. In an unusual combination, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" is a top 25 hit on both adult pop and dance charts.
Jessie J just may have her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit on her hands with "Domino." It is already in the top 10 at mainstream pop radio. "Domino" is currently enjoying its second week at #1 at home in the UK. Jessie J says her primary influence for "Domino" was Whitney Houston's classic "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."
"International Love" has been a bit of a sleeper hit for Pitbull in the US. It was first released as a promotional single from Planet Pit back in May, 2011. In November 2011 it became an official single release and has slowly climbed the charts from them. "International Love" has now surpassed the chart performance of the previous single "Rain Over Me" and continues to climb.
"Glad You Came" is beginning to explode in the US. It looks like The Wanted just may be the next big boy band on this side of the Atlantic. "Glad You Came" is already in the top 40 at pop radio and has just surged inside the top 50 on iTunes' digital singles sales chart. A US tour will raise the group's profile even higher.
"Not Over You" is turning into one of Gavin DeGraw's biggest pop hits of his career. It has topped the adult pop radio chart and is nearing the top 10 at mainstream pop radio. Significant credit must be given to producer Ryan Tedder for helping pump up the muscular sound of the song.
Train are back with another upbeat pop-rock tune. "Drive By" is the first single from an upcoming album expected out in the spring of 2012. "Drive By" is already a top 30 adult pop radio hit and is being quickly added at mainstream pop radio. The band are looking for their third top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 to join "Hey, Soul Sister" and "Drops Of Jupiter."
Outasight is the stage name for singer and rapper Richard Andrew. He grew up in Yonkers, New York and began his music career playing small clubs in New York City. The use of "Tonight Is the Night" as music for a Pepsi commercial campaign provided a big boost to his performing fortunes. A debut full-length album is expected later this year.