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.
The will.i.am and Britney Spears collaboration on "Scream and Shout" was originally thought to be a track titled "Sexy Sexy." It has become a worldwide pop smash hit reaching #1 in at least eight different countries including Canada. In the US "Scream and Shout" has neared the top 10 of the dance chart.
"Don't You Worry Child" is the farewell single for dance music supergroup Swedish House Mafia. The group officially formed in 2008. They have released two albums. Their six singles have all reached the top 3 on the dance chart in the US, three of them have gone all the way to #1.
Hunter Hayes was one of the big country breakthrough artists of 2012. He began appearing in public as a musician at the age of four in his native Louisiana. At age 13 he appeared on national TV on America's Most Talented Kids. Hunter Hayes was signed to a songwriting contract in Nashville, Tennessee in 2008 at the age of 17. His first major break as an artist came through opening for Taylor Swift in concert on part of her Speak Now tour.
Irish band The Script have earned some of their biggest success yet with the upbeat song "Hall Of Fame." It has reached the pop top 10 in countries around the world along with becoming the group's first UK #1 hit. In the US it has soared into the top 10 at both adult pop radio and rock radio.
6. Pink - "Try"
Pink first hit the pop singles chart in the US with her debut single "There You Go" in 2000. It rose to #7. "Try" is now aiming to become her lucky 13th appearance in the pop top 10 in the US. Pink is also an international superstar, particularly in Australia where she has reached the top 10 on the pop singles chart 20 times and six of those hits have gone all the way to #1.
British group Mumford and Sons have spearheaded a resurgence of folk music in the pop and rock mainstream. Both of their albums have been certified platinum in the US with the most recent Babel having one of the top chart debuts of the year in 2012. The lead single "I Will Wait" has reached #1 on both the alternative and rock songs charts.
One Direction set an impressive record by becoming the first artist since digital monitoring of album sales began in 1991 to have two of the top 5 selling albums of the year in the US. The group's second collection Take Me Home has gone to #1 on the album chart in most major pop music markets around the world.
"Troublemaker" is Olly Murs' fourth #1 pop hit single at home in the UK and the first from the album Right Place Right Time. His vocals on the song bear resemblance to those of Adam Levine from Maroon 5. "Troublemaker" will be officially promoted to US mainstream pop radio for the first time this week.